About Us OCI CARDS

TO APPLY FOR OCI CARD, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

Applicants who have formerly held Indian passport or who are of Indian origin:

  • Application form (filled in online (http://passport.gov.in/oci/) and printed and signed)
  • Your Swedish passport copy
  • If you have previously held an Indian passport: Photocopy of Surrender Certificate or cancelled Indian passport
  • If you never have held an Indian passport: proof of your Indian origin (eg. photocopies of parents’ or grandparents’ Indian passports or OCI card, nativity certificate from competent authority in India)
  • One recent colour photos
  • Personbevis/Familjebevis from Skatteverket
  • A receipt of the required fee paid via bank transfer (See OCI FAQ for payment details)

Note: Original Swedish passport or current valid passport have to be shown at the embassy either at the time of submission or at the time of collection. Applicants who send their application by post and wish to receive their OCI card by post have to send their original passport for verification along with a stamped returned envelope.
Note that every individual application should contain all the above documents.

Applicants who are applying on the basis of marriage:

  • Application form (filled in online (http://passport.gov.in/oci/), printed and signed)
  • Your Swedish passport copy
  • Your original marriage certificate with apostille or notarized along with copies thereof (Please note you can only apply after two years of marriage. If you get a divorce, you must have your OCI cancelled.)
  • Your spouse’s original Indian passport/OCI card or other proof of his/her Indian origins and copies thereof
  • One recentcolour photo
  • Familjebevis from Skatteverket
  • A receipt of the required fee paid via bank transfer (See OCI FAQ for payment details)

Note: Original Swedish passport or current valid passport have to be shown at the embassy either at the time of submission or at the time of collection. Applicants who send their application by post and wish to receive their OCI card by post have to send their original passport for verification along with a stamped returned envelope.
Note that every individual application should contain all the above documents.

TO APPLY FOR OCI RENEWAL, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Application form (OCI Miscellaneous Services form filled online (http://passport.gov.in/oci/), printed and signed)
  • Your new Swedish passport and copy of it
  • Onecolour photos
  • Your old OCI card and copy of it
  • Personbevis/Familjebevis from Skatteverket
  • Receipt of the payment (See OCI FAQ for payment details)
  • Police complaint report in the case of lost OCI card

Note that every individual application should contain all the above documents.

Note: For an applicant who is 21-49 years of age, there is no need to re-issue OCI documents each time a new passport is issued. However, if the applicant desires, he/she can request that the OCI documents be re-issued so that the OCI documents reflect the correct passport number.
For an applicant who is 50 years of age or older, OCI documents must be re-issued once after the issuance of a new passport

PHOTO SPECIFICATIONS FOR OCI

  • The photograph should be in color and of the size of 2 inch x 2 inch (51mmx51mm).
  • The background should be a plain white or off-white. 
  • The photo-print should be clear and with a continuous-tone quality.
  • It should have full face, front-view, eyes open.
  • Photo should present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin. Center head with in frame.
  • Photo should be taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance.
  • There should not be any distracting shadows on the face or on the background.
  • Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons, but the facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of the face must be clearly shown.
  • The expression on the face should look natural and neutral.
  • Non-tinted prescription glasses are allowed as long as your eyes are clearly visible.