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OCI Overseas Citizenship of India

We lodge OCI applications via post for clients who are eligible on the criteria below:

A foreign national, who

  • was eligible to become a citizen of India on 26.01.1950,    or
  • was a citizen of India on or at any time after 26.01.1950,  or
  • belonged to a territory that became part of India after 15.08.1947

and his / her children and grandchildren, are eligible for registration as

Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), provided his / her country of citizenship allows dual citizenship in some form or other under the local laws. The minor children of such persons are also eligible for OCI.
i)   Minor children are NOT eligible for OCI in case both parents are Indian nationals.
ii)  If the applicant had ever been a citizen of Pakistan or Bangladesh, he / she will not be eligible for OCI.