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DOCUMENTS UPLOAD ON OCI APPLICATION FORM

OCI Document Uploading Guide

Uploading of the supporting documents for an application is a mandatory part of the application process. Failure to upload all the necessary documents can lead to delays in your application and/or your application not being accepted.

We have prepared this guide to help applicants understand the documents that should be uploaded. Please review the guidance below for advice on the documents to be uploaded for the different types of OCI application.

Once you have completed Part B of the application form, you will be given the option to upload the supporting documents. The screenshots below show the available options for document uploading.

Fresh OCI (on the basis of applicant’s own Indian Origin)

  • Current Passport copy
  • Indian Origin Proof
  • Please upload the proof of Indian Origin as per the Documents Required, i.e. Surrender Certificate, Previous Indian Passport Copy, Birth Certificate or School Leaving Certificate from India, Nativity or Domicile Certificate.
  • In case of Minor (under 18 years) – please upload parent’s Marriage Certificate

Fresh OCI (on the basis of Parent/Grandparent/Great Grandparent’s Indian Origin)

  • Current Passport copy
  • Relationship Proof
  • Please upload the full version Birth Certificate, and further full version Birth Certificates of Parent and Grandparent in order to establish the link between applicant and the person of Indian Origin.
  • Indian Origin proof
  • Please upload the proof of Indian Origin of the parent/grandparent/great grandparent as per the Documents Required, i.e. Surrender Certificate, Previous or Current Indian Passport Copy or OCI Card copy, Birth Certificate or School Leaving Certificate from India, Nativity or Domicile Certificate.
  • In case of Minor (under 18 years) – please upload parent’s Marriage Certificate

Fresh OCI (on the basis of Spouse)

  • Current Passport copy
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Spouse’s OCI Card copy or Valid Indian Passport copy

OCI Miscellaneous Services

  • Current Passport copy
  • Existing OCI Card copy

Important Notes for OCI Uploading

  • In absence of an available option in the drop down list for the exact document you are uploading, please upload the necessary document in the nearest suitable category. For example, applicants applying for OCI Miscellaneous services may upload their OCI Card copy under the section “Indian Visa”; Surrender Certificate of self may be uploaded under the section “Indian Origin Proof” with the sub category “Nativity Certificate of Self”.
  • If the document being uploaded has been attested by District Magistrate/District Collecter or Apostilled by the competent authority in the country of issue, the reverse side of the document bearing the stamp/Apostille should also be scanned and uploaded in same.