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/) printed and signed)
  • Swedish passport copy/current valid passport copy
  • If previously held an Indian passport: Photocopy of Surrender Certificate or cancelled Indian passport
  • If 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)
  • Two recent colour photos
  • Personbevis/Familjebevis from Skatteverket
  • A receipt of the required fee paid via bank transfer (See OCI FAQ for payment details)

Note: Documents to be uploaded on the online file are Current passport copy and Cancelled Indian passport copy of self/Indian origin proof of parent’s. Original Swedish passport or current valid passport must 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 must 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 based on marriage:

  • Application form (filled in online (http://passport.gov.in/oci/), printed and signed)
  • Swedish passport copy/current valid passport copy
  • Original marriage certificate/Vigselbevis with apostille or notarized stamps 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.) Be informed that proof from Skatteverket shall not be accepted as Marriage Certificate
  • Spouse’s original Indian passport/OCI card and copies thereof
  • Two recentcolour photo
  • Familjebevis from Skatteverket
  • A receipt of the required fee paid via bank transfer (See OCI FAQ for payment details)

Note: Documents to be uploaded on the online file are Current passport copy, Spouse Indian passport/OCI card copy, Notarized Marriage Certificate. 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)
  • New Swedish passport copy/ current valid passport copy
  • Twocolour photos
  • Old OCI card copy
  • 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: Documents to be uploaded on the online file are Current passport copy and old OCI card copy. For an applicant below than 20 years old, needs to renew the OCI card every time the passport is renewed, till the time they turn 20 years old. 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. Once the new OCI card is granted, applicant must show the original passport and submit the old OCI card to the Embassy.

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 3 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.

Minor Applicants:
In case a child who cannot sign or write their name, his/her thumb impression must be uploaded on the online file. (Left Thumb for male and right thumb for female minor applicant). In no case an adult signature should be uploaded. Minorapplicant needs to put their thumb impression or write their name on the application (Printed) form also. This is mandatory and application would not be accepted without that.