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Procedure to apply for Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card and for OCI Miscellaneous (Renewal) services

The applicant shall submit the application form online (https://ociservices.gov.in) and upload all the requisite documents, photograph and signature (in the case of minors who cannot sign, left hand thumb impression) along with the application.

Before you start:

CHECK your eligibility before you start your registration.

If you are already an OCI Card Holder, kindly use OCI Miscellaneous Services.

If you are a PIO Card Holder, kindly register through OCI Registration (In Lieu of Valid PIO-Card).

If you are a PIO Card Holder and card is in lost state, kindly register through OCI Registration (In Lieu of Lost PIO-Card).

To reprint your already registered application, kindly use 'Re-Print Submitted Application' service.

In case of urgent travel, applicants may apply for ENTRY visa.

Applicants applying for OCI-Card, please read:

Please fill the fields in BLOCK LETTERS.

A Person who has not attained the age of 18 years is considered as minor. In case of minor who cannot sign, his/her left thumb impression may be placed in the signature box. Parents should not sign on the behalf of the children.

SIGNATURE/Thumb impression should be confined to the prescribed box. In case of minor applicants, parents should NOT sign in the box.

PHOTOGRAPH to be affixed on the application should be a square shape of size not less than 51*51mm (with 80% coverage of face). It should have plain light color background (not white) without the border with front view of person's head and shoulders showing the full face in middle of the photograph. It should not be stapled and not have any signature.

Photographs that do not conform to these standards will be rejected and may cause a delay in processing the applications.

If there are any objections while processing the applications, the same will be displayed on the Online Status Enquiry. Please follow the instructions and send requisite documents to the Indian Mission/ Office where you have applied quoting the File (or Acknowledgement) Number.

1. Start registration from Part-A, then upload Image and signature in JPEG format up to 500kb; and finally complete Part-B.
2. Documents supporting your application must be uploaded in PDF. (Each less than 1000kb) at the end of Part-B.
3. After submission of online application, a copy of the application form should be printed with an Online Registration Number as SWES_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.

The applicant then submit duly signed application form (ensuring uploading of all supporting documents), one photograph, two pre-paid self-addressed envelopes to the Embassy.

• All the Original documents including current valid passport need to be submitted along with the application.

• After acknowledgement of application at Embassy, all the original documents submitted with application will be couriered back in one of the self-addressed envelope.


Signature - If child below 5 years is unable to sign, then thumb impressions (left hand) with Blue/Black Ink only will have to be uploaded. Minor children who are able to sign/write their names should do so and it should be uploaded. Parents need to sign in the relevant space in the application form as well as sign all the copies on behalf of the minor child.

(Note: Photo must be submitted same as uploaded online with the application. Please also check if the signature printed on the OCI application are clear and of adequate size as per Sample Photo/Signatures below)

        Sample Photo                                                                                   Sample Signature

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Documents required for New OCI
(Processing time 4-6 weeks)

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO UPLOAD ALL THE DOCUMENTS WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION.  APPLICANT CAN UPLOAD SINGLE OR MULTIPLE PAGE PDF IN LOW RESOLUTION IN SAME CATEGORY OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR CATEGORY AVAILABLE. AN APPLICATION WITHOUT ALL THE DOCUMENTS UPLOADED ONLINE WILL NOT BE PROCESSED/ACCEPTED.

Mandatory Documents to be submitted along with all the new OCI applications: -

1. Self attested copy of current valid passport, with validity of minimum 6 months at the time of submission of application. (Upload online)
2. Self attested Registered Marriage Certificate (If married) or equivalent proof (Indian passport copy on which spouse name is endorsed) to endorse name of spouse in OCI card. (Upload online)
3. Letter from employer/Pay Slip/Proof of own business/Student ID Card/Proof of last employment. (Upload online)

Address proof - Latest Personbevis in English (Extract of Population Register) issued by Skatteverket for residents of Sweden and Utility Bill or any other proof in English for residents of Latvia (Upload online in similar or any available category)

IN ADDITION TO ABOVE DOCUMENTS, APPLICANT HAVE TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS DEPENDING UPON THE CATEGORY UNDER WHICH HE IS APPLYING FOR OCI

A. Applying on own Indian Origin:

1. Naturalization/Registration Certificate (Upload online)

2. (a) If applicant ever had Indian Passport:

Surrender Certificate of Indian Passport. (Upload online)
& also copy of Indian passport (first and last page) (Upload online)

(Naturalization Certificate can be uploaded with current passport making multiple page pdf with low resolution)
(Indian Passport – First and last page and Surrender Certificate can be uploaded together as proof of Indian Origin together making multiple page pdf with low resolution)

Note:

(i)  Applicants who have obtained foreign nationality after May 2010, are mandatorily required to submit Surrender Certificate/Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Certificate.

(ii)  Applicants who have held an Indian passport, and obtained foreign nationality before May 2010, but are unable to produce the same for Surrender of Indian passport for any reason (lost/misplaced/submitted to Swedish/Latvian authorities long time back) are required to furnish a notarised affidavit in original from Swedish/Latvian authority stating the facts about their first travel to Sweden/Latvia, the whereabouts of their Indian passports and using Indian Passport after attaining Swedish/Latvian Nationality (Upload online) along with other necessary documents as mentioned in Point (b) below. – This notarized affidavit is required to be submitted in original along with the application.

B. If Applicant was born in India and never held Indian passport and travelled on parents Indian passport:

1. Birth Certificate clearly indicating names of parents. (Upload online- Relationship category)

2. Notary affidavit in original from Sweden/Latvia stating the fact and how he/she travelled to Sweden/Latvia or Exit permit issued by FRRO in India. (Upload online- any available category) and other necessary documents as mentioned below. (Upload online)

• Domicile certificate /Nativity Certificate issued by District Magistrate or equivalent (in original)

OR

• Parents/Grand parents/Great Grand parents Indian passport with proper documents to prove relationship with them.

OR

If born in India between 26 January, 1950 to 30 June, 1987:

Birth Certificate issued by Indian Government.

Note: Recently issued birth Certificate (Post-dated birth certificates) should be duly certified by the District Magistrate/District Collector of the area, with name, stamp, seal and contact telephone numbers with area code for verification.

OR

School Leaving Certificate (in original) (Matric and higher Board level Classes).

Note: Post-dated School Certificate/School Leaving Certificate from India should be authenticated by Director of Education/District Magistrate/District Collector of the area with name, stamp, seal and contact telephone numbers with area code for verification 

Applying on the basis of parents/Grand parents/Great Grand parents

3. Birth Certificate clearly indicating names of parents/Familijebevis from Skatteverket indicating names of parents and hospital discharge letter (Mandatory for applicants born outside India). Applicants born in India can also produce their old Indian passport (first and last page) in place of Birth Certificate (Upload online – Relationship Certificate Category)

4. Evidence of self or parents or grandparents or great grandparents for- (Upload online)

I. Being a citizen of India at the time of, or at any time after the commencement of the Constitution i.e. 26.01.1950; or

II. Being eligible to become a citizen of India at the time of commencement of the Constitution i.e. 26.01.1950; or

III. Belonging to a territory that became part of India after 15th August, 1947.

These could be:

a. Copy of their Indian Passport; or

b. Copy of the Domicile Certificate issued by the Competent Authority; or

c. Copy of Nativity Certificate from the competent authority; or

d. OCI Card/ PIO card (first and last page) along with the base papers/ documents upon which the OCI/PIO card was issued; or

e. Evidence of relationship as parent/grandparent/ great grandparent, if their Indian origin is claimed as basis for registration as OCI Cardholder:

The document of relationship could be ‘Birth Certificate’ issued from competent authority mentioning both parent’s name establishing the link to the person of Indian Origin i.e. root Indian.

B. Application in case of Minor Child

1. All the documents mentioned above.

2. Current valid passport copy of both parents to confirm signature in Part-B of the application. (Upload online)

3. If parents are divorced: A Court order of dissolution of marriage and Child arrangement order which specifically mentions that the legal custody of the child is with the parent who is applying for the OCI card. If both the parents share joint custody of the child, a duly notarized letter from both the parents giving their consent to apply for OCI for child or a specific court order giving permission for issue of OCI to the child with one of the parent. (Upload online)

4. In case of Live-in, adopted child and Surrogacy relevant documents need to be submitted with the application. (Upload online)

5. In case child was born in India and never held Indian passport then copy of Exit permit/stay permit issued by Indian authorities to child is required to be provided. (Upload Online)

C. Application for OCI under Foreign Spouse Category - After at least 2 years of marriage. (Processing time is 10-12 weeks subject to clearance from MHA)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicant applying under this category have to visit Embassy along with his/her spouse for submitting the OCI application along with original documents and their self-attested copies. Interview in such cases will be taken over audio/video call by officer from Embassy after receipt of application.

1. Applicant's own Birth Certificate confirming names of both parents. (Upload online)

2. Registered marriage certificate must be apostilled by competent authority. (Upload online)

3. Self-attested copy of valid Passport of the spouse. (Upload online)

4. Self-attested copy of the Indian Passport/OCI/PIO (first and last pages) of Spouse. (Upload online)

Documents Required for Renewal of OCI or conversion of PIO to OCI (Processing time is 10 to 15 days)

Mandatory Documents:-

1. Self-attested copy of present valid passport, with validity of minimum 6 months at the time of submission of application. (Upload online)

2. Self-attested copy of OCI card or PIO Card (as the case may be) (First and last page) (Upload online).

Other documents required on case to case basis:-

For applications of Minor children: Self-attested current passport copies of both parents and marriage certificate or equivalent proof (Upload online in similar or any available category).

For married applicants: Self attested Registered Marriage Certificate or equivalent proof (Self-attested Indian passport copy on which spouse name is endorsed) along with Self-attested current passport copy of spouse to endorse name of spouse in OCI card if not already endorsed in OCI card. (Upload online)

Foreign Spouse Category OCI Cardholders: Consent letter from spouse if OCI was obtained on the basis of Indian Origin Spouse along with his/her self-attested current passport copy to verify signatures. (Upload online)

For divorced applicants: Copy of Divorce order issued by relevant court (Upload online).

If there is change in employment status: Letter from employer/Pay Slip/Proof of own business/Student ID Card/Proof of last employment. (Upload online).

If there is change of Address: Copy of address proof like utility bill or any other document specifying full address (Upload online).

Lost OCI Card: A copy of police report/crime reference number/Home Office letter is required along with the application with a declaration from the applicant stating the circumstance in which the documents were lost. (Upload online)

If the parents are divorced (Application for Minor): Court order of dissolution of marriage and Child arrangement order which specifically mentions that the full legal custody of the child is with the parent who is applying for the OCI card. If both the parents share joint custody of the child, duly notarized letter from both the parents giving their consent to apply for OCI for child or a specific court order giving permission for issue of OCI to the child with one of the parent. (Upload online)

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO UPLOAD ALL THE DOCUMENTS WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION. APPLICANT CAN UPLOAD SINGLE OR MULTIPLE PAGE PDF IN LOW RESOLUTION IN SAME CATEGORY OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR CATEGORY AVAILABLE. AN APPLICATION WITHOUT ALL THE DOCUMENTS UPLOADED ONLINE WILL NOT BE PROCESSED

Note:-

• Kindly refer to point to note to check if re-issuance/renewal of OCI is required and relaxation on renewal of OCI till 31.12.2021:

• Extension of timeline for PIO card holders valid for entry/exit in India till 31.12.2021 along with the foreign passport.

• Applicants are requested to select "Change in personal Particulars" option along with other valid options while filling form online to add name of Spouse in online form.


FEE STRUCTURE

Important information before payment for the service OCI.

Applicants are requested to pay the fee for the service(s) requested, through online bank transfer to given below account number. 

It is mandatory to give the following details in the Message box (Meddelande box) of the transaction sheet. 

  • Service(s) requested for
  • Name of the applicant (s)
  • Mobile/Telephone number

 

Bank details for Latvian residents:                              

Bank details for Swedish residents:

SEK Account: 5277 1103 311
IBAN No: SE10 5000 0000 0527 7110 3311
SWIFT CODE: ESSESESS

BANK : SEB

Bank Giro No. 5816-4930  

Particular of Fees

Fee in SEK

New OCI registration

2357

 

OCI registration in lieu of lost/valid PIO card

in lieu of lost PIO card

874

 

in lieu of valid PIO card

874

 

Miscellaneous services on OCI including re-issue

In case issuance of new passport

238

 

In case of change of personal particulars

238

 

Issuance of duplicate OCI booklet

In case of mutilated/damaged OCI card

874

 

In case of loss of OCI card

874

 

(Embassy does not accept cash/cheque at present)

Useful Information Points:
Embassy accepts all fees in SEK only.
Fee once paid are non-refundable.
Embassy Contact Number: + 46 – 868432100
Email: oci[dot]stockholm[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in

Track status of your application: https://ociservices.gov.in/statusEnqury

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS) https://www.mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/3OCIcardholder_FAQs_15112019.pdf

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS) ON OCI MISECELLANEOUS SERVICES - https://www.mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/9OCIcardholder_Miscservices_FAQs_15112019.pdf

Embassy List of Holidays:
https://www.indembassysweden.gov.in/page/holiday/

NRI/PIO WELFARE OFFICER


Mr. Suresh Kumar, First Secretary has been appointed as Welfare Officer for NRIs/PIOs in Sweden/Latvia. He will be accessible to all members of NRI/PIO community in Sweden/Latvia for redressal of their grievances. His e-mail address is culture[dot]Stockholm[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in