Minor children of such a person are also eligible for OCI. Any person who or either of whose parents or grand-parents were born in India as defined in the Government of India Act, as originally Enactedand who was ordinarily residing in any country outside India but was eligible to become citizen of India as on 26 January Further, spouse of foreign origin of a citizen of India or spouse of foreign origin of an Overseas Citizen of India Cardholder registered under section 7A of the Citizenship Act, and whose marriage has been registered and subsisted for a continuous period of not less than two years immediately preceding the presentation of the application can apply.
OCI Card should not be granted to a minor child whose one parent is eligible for OCI and the other parent is or was ever a Pakistani or Bangladeshi national. What documents would qualify for "Any other proof" for evidence of self or parents or grandparents being eligible for grant of OCI?
Documents may vary from person to person depending on the personal circumstances. What are the consequences of furnishing wrong information or suppressing material information? All the applications will be subject to pre or post enquiry depending on whether any adverse information is available or not. If at any time the Government comes to know that any false information was furnished or material information was suppressed, the registration as OCI already granted shall be cancelled by an Order under section 7D of the Citizenship Act, The persons concerned will also be blacklisted, banning their entry into India.
Within 8 weeks of the application, if there is no adverse information available against the applicant, an OCI will be granted. If any adverse information is available against the Applicant, the decision to grant or otherwise is taken within days.
As only citizens of those countries which allow dual citizenship under the local laws in some form or the other are eligible for applying for registration as OCI, the question of losing current foreign citizenship does not arise.
As per the provisions of section 5 1 g of the Citizenship Act,a Person who is registered as OCI for 5 years and is residing in India for 1 year out of those 5 years, is eligible to apply for Indian Citizenship. Following benefits will be allowed to OCI: a Multi-purpose, multiple entry, lifelong visa for visiting India. Yes, as long as the local laws of at least one of the countries allow dual Citizenship in some form or other.
Whether an OCI be entitled to apply for and obtain a normal Indian passport which is given to a citizen of India? As per the provisions of section 5 1 g of the Citizenship Act,a person who is registered as OCI for 5 years and has resided in India for 1 year out of the above 5 years, is eligible to apply for Indian Citizenship. Whether civil Govt.
Frequently Asked Questions. Who is an NRI? Who was eligible to become Citizen of India on 26 January ? Which territories became part of India after 15 August and from what Date? Only one Set of Application has to be submitted for each applicant.
Can the spouse of the eligible person apply for OCI? Whether applicant s have to go in person to submit the application s? Earlier provision in this regard has been done away with. Can a person apply in the country where he is ordinarily residing? What is the time taken for registration as OCI?Client Portal. Forums Trending Search forums. Log in Register.
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What do I put for the question "Relationship to root of Indian"? Options given is mother, father grand mother. Grand father etc. I would suggest whoever you have the strongest supporting paperwork for if you have any in addition to your mother's own supporting documents, if born in India she automatically qualifies, but over here they frequently ask for details of father or mother.
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TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites.Hi, applying for OCI for my mother who was born in India. What do I put for the question "Relationship to root of Indian"? Options given is mother, father grand mother. Grand father etc. I would suggest whoever you have the strongest supporting paperwork for if you have any in addition to your mother's own supporting documents, if born in India she automatically qualifies, but over here they frequently ask for details of father or mother.
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Igirl 12, forum posts. MG 6, forum posts. Rahul 25, forum posts. Sandy S 5, forum posts.The OCI was introduced in response to demands for dual citizenship by the Indian diasporaparticularly in developed countries.
It was launched during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention held in Hyderabad in late The Constitution of India prevents Indian citizens from holding dual citizenship. As such the OCI is not actual citizenship of India according to Indian law  as it has many limitations such as no right to vote, no right to hold constitutional offices, and no right to buy agricultural properties.
To apply for and use an OCI document, a holder must be a citizen of and hold a passport of another country, except that of Pakistan or Bangladesh.
Furthermore, the holder must not have parents from either of those two nations. Bangladesh will likely be eligible in the future, but tensions with Pakistan as a nation still remain. Pakistani nationals or people with the origin of Pakistan will may not be eligible but Bangladeshi nationals may be eligible like said in the future.
Previously citizen alongside Pakistan and Bangladesh were also not eligible. These citizen are now eligible for OCI registration.
The next country should be Bangladesh who be eligible in future. The remaining excluded country in the OCI category should be Pakistan in the future .India being praised in fight against Pandemic, U.S. & WHO conflicts - Tahir Gora's Commentary @TAGTV
The Constitution of India does not permit dual citizenship for citizens of India. Indian authorities have interpreted the law to mean a person cannot have a second country's passport simultaneously with an Indian one — even in the case of a child who is claimed by another country as a citizen of that country, and who may be required by the laws of the other country to use one of its passports for foreign travel such as a child born in United States or in Australia to Indian parentsand the Indian courts have given the executive branch wide discretion over this matter.
Before 29 Januarytravellers holding OCI card were required to carry the passport which contained the lifetime visa while traveling to India. This requirement was done away with that day and OCI card holders no longer require the visa sticker passport. The OCI card the blue booklet in conjunction with a current valid foreign passport is sufficient to travel to and from India. Previously, the government could cancel OCI status of people who obtained it by fraud, showed acts of unpatriotism, or broke a law punishable with at least two years in jail before five years of having issued OCI.
The Citizenship Amendment Act, gives the government additional power to strip people of their Overseas Citizen of India OCI status if they violate any local law, whether it is a petty offense or a serious felony. However, it also has a proviso which gives the person whose OCI status is at stake the power of being heard by the government before they come to a verdict.
In March visa-free travel granted to OCI holders were put on hold till 15 April due to the coronavirus pandemic.Documents required with OCI application 1. Proof of present citizenship 2. Evidence of self or parents or grandparents, Being eligible to become a citizen of India at the time of Commencement of the Constitution or Belonging to a territory that became a part of India after 15th August, ; or Being a citizen of India on or after 26th January, Such evidence could be: 1.
Copy of the passport: or 2. Copy of the domicile certificate issued by the Competent Authority; or 3.
Frequently Asked Questions
Those who are claiming OCI card on the basis of parent's Indian origin, their birth certificate showing their parents name is required. If you are claiming Indian origin based on your grandparents origin, then you have to submit your birth certificate as well as your parents' birth certificate showing the parents' names clearly so that it establishes the relation with your parents and grandparents.
Copy of their Indian passport, or 4. Copy of their domicile certificate issue by the competent authority; or any other documentary evidence like a notarized copy of school certificate, land ownership certificate by which eligibility can be logically established. Whether to accept the proof submitted would depend on the Consular Officer.
Any other proof, that is acceptable to the authorities as proof of the applicant being of Indian origin. When it comes to accepting other types of proof, as supporting documents, the final decision to accept any type of documentary proof would rest with the consular officers. Some documents that might stand a chance of being accepted could be: 1.
Documentary evidence like a school certificate. Land ownership records in India. Birth certificate. Any other type of documentation whereby eligibility may be reasonably ascertained to the satisfaction of the Indian government official dealing with your application. Surrender certificate required Former Indian Nationals, who apply for OCI, are also required to provide a 'Surrender Certificate' to show they had renounced their Indian citizenship, when they acquired foreign citizenship.
Information regarding obtaining a surrender certificate is provide separately in this book. OCI photo guidelines One of the reasons for delay of processing OCI applications is the rejection of the photographs, which are sent in by applicants, as they do not meet the acceptable format set by the authorities. Care should be taken that the photographs you are sending meet the required guidelines.
To check your application status: 1. If information entered is correct, the status of application is displayed on the screen and can be printed out. A multiple entry, multi-purpose OCI 'U' visa sticker will be pasted on your foreign passport and a registration certificate in the form of a booklet is issued to you.
Applications in India for OCI can be made to: 1. They do however pay a small administrative fee. All fees mentioned here, are subject to change by the authorities at their discretion.
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Skilled Immigration Programs available. Call workpermit. My current status :I am born in India and had Indian passport, some days back I got British passport and recently done with my surrender certificatemy husband also Indian, he has got his British passport and OCI one year back.
I would be grateful if you can please provide me answer about above questions. Thanks D. No, you yourself were Indian as well. Leave blank 4 For "Documents Upload"I see in the drop down list there are many options, e. Current passport -upload naturalisation and british passport as single pdf against this option Marriage certificate - upload it Indian origin proof - Surrender cert and indian passport as single pdf against this option YOu could upload Spouse OCI card as well.
See above c the documents I upload need to be self attested? As a safer option, i recommend uploading self attested. Yes of course I would be grateful if you can please provide me answer about above questions. Copyright SIA Workpermit.
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