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-: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OCI CARD HOLDERS :-

Vide circular No. 26011/06/2015-OCI dated 29th January, 2015 of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has conveyed that all immigration authorities in India will not insist on production of the foreign passport containing the 'U' Visa Sticker in the case of OCI Cardholders while they enter/exit India and the immigration clearance will be granted based on production of the 'OCI CARD ONLY'.

However the Reissue/ transfer  of OCI is MANDATORY in the following cases:

•          Each time a new passport is issued up to the completion of 20 years of age

•          Once after completion of 50 years of age.

•          In case of change of personal particulars viz. nationality etc.,

•          In case of loss/damage of OCI Card/U-visa.

•          In case of Name change after marriage or name change on New Passport

Re-issuance of OCI Card and U-visa is not mandatory in the following cases:

•          Each time a new passport is issued between 21-50 years of age.

•          If the OCI card is issued after the age of 50 years

However, if the applicant wishes to obtain new set of OCI Card, he/she can apply for the same. 

The new OCI cards will not carry the OCI ‘U’ visa sticker page, instead there will be a special endorsement “LIFE TIME VISA” on the last page of the new OCI card.

  1. 1 INTRODUCTION
  2. 2 GUIDELINES
  3. 3 ONLINE REGISTRATON
  4. 4 REQUIREMENTS/ENCLOSURES
  5. 5 PROCEDURE FOR RECEIVING OF NEW SET OF OCI DOCUMENTS
  6. 6 PROCESSING TIME
  7. 7 ONLINE STATUS ENQUIRY
  8. 8 PHOTO SPECIFICATIONS
  9. 9 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  10. 10 JURISDICTION
  11. 11 ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK
  12. 12 DOWNLOAD OCI MISC. SERVICES CHECK-LIST

NOTE: Non-New Zealand passport holders are requried to have permanent residancy to avail OCI services from High Commission of India, Wellington.

DOWNLOAD OCI MISC. SERVICES CHECK-LIST

1. INTRODUCTION: 

The Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) Scheme was operationalized on 2nd December 2005 and formally launched by the Prime Minister during the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, 2006 at Hyderabad on 7th January 2006. The scheme has generated an enthusiastic response and so far more than 1,95,000 OCI certificates have been issued.

Subsequent to the launch, suggestions/representations have been received from Indian Missions/Posts and registered OCIs regarding facilities/procedures for re-issuance of OCI registration certificate/visa in certain situations viz:

  1. 1 In case of issuance of new passport.
  2. 2 In case of change of personal particulars viz. nationality etc.,
  3. 3 In case of loss/damage of OCI registration certificate/visa.
  4. 4 In case of change of address/occupation

The above-mentioned suggestions and representations have been duly considered and it has been decided to launch an on-line supplemental service, namely the OCI Miscellaneous Services from 01.01.2008 which can be availed by all registered OCIs.

OCI Miscellaneous Services can be availed only by registered OCIs. Clarifications on various issues concerning the services may be perused on FAQs. Application for availing the services should be made Online. Before filling the online application, Guidelines for filling application form may be perused so that there is no mistake in submission of the application. The grant or otherwise of the service(s) sought shall be ordinarily decided in one month from the receipt of hard copy of the application.

Upon grant of the requisite service(s), the new OCI documents i.e. the OCI Card would be issued after surrender of the old documents to High Commission of India, Wellington.

Application with correct documentations can be couriered to:

OCI SERVICES
High Commission of India
Ranchhod Tower, Level-2, 102-112, Lambton Quay,
Wellington-6011 PO Box:4045
New Zealand

 2. GUIDELINES:

OCI Miscellaneous Services can be availed only by the registered OCIs for re-issuance/issuance of duplicate OCI documents in the following contingencies:

  1. 1 In case of issuance of new passport.
  2. 2 In case of change of personal particulars viz. nationality etc.,
  3. 3 In case of loss/damage of OCI registration certificate/visa.
  4. 4 In case of change of address/occupation
  5. 5 In case of Name change after marrige or name change on New Passport

This service(s) can be availed by filling the application online and submitting one copy of the application form to the High Commission of India Wellington.

  • * OCI registration certificate and visa have got to be re-issued by availing this service, each time a new passport is issued, completion of 20 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age.
  • * Re-issuance of OCI registration certificate and visa is not mandatory, each time a new passport is issued between 21-50 years of age. However, if the applicant wishes to avail this service, he/she can apply for the same.
  • * In case of loss/damage of OCI documents, the service would be granted only after personal interview. The applicant shall be intimated date and time of personal interview from the High Commission of India, Wellington after receipt of the hard copy of the application.
  • * In case of change of address/occupation, no hard copy of the application is required to be submitted to the High Commission of India, Wellington and therefore, new OCI documents shall not be issued. Upon submission of online application, the data shall be captured and new address/occupation shall be printed which may be kept in the OCI registration certificate booklet for record purpose.

 3. ONLINE REGISTRATON:

Please follow the link to the online registraton page: http://passport.gov.in/oci/welcome ( Register under OCI Miscellaneous Services )

4. REQUIREMENTS/ENCLOSURES 

  1.  1 Duly completed form ( Online Registration ).

  2. 2 Original OCI registration certificate (OCI booklet) accompanying old passport and new passport. In case of loss of OCI Registration Certificate and/or Visa, copy of the complaint lodged with Police authorities to be enclosed.

  3. 3 FEES

    • * Banker's Cheque of NZ $ 45 in favour of "High Commission of India, Wellington" for re-issuance of OCI documents in case of issuance of new passport, change of personal particulars, wrong filing of particulars.
    • * Banker's Cheque of NZ $ 150 in favour of "High Commission of India, Wellington" for issuance of duplicate OCI documents in case of loss/damage.(Both OCI registration certificate and visa shall be issued in respect of any/all service (s)).

  4. 4 In respect of the service for change of address/occupation, no hard copy of the application shall be submitted to the High Commission of India, Wellington. Accordingly, the issue of Enclosures and payment of fee does not arise.

  5. 5 Two photograph of a size 51x51mm with light color background.

  6. 6 Photo Signature page for scanning purpose ( DOWNLOAD )

  7. 7 Name change documents in case of name change on new passport.

  8. 8 Copy of Police Report along with covering letter in case of lost/stolen/misplaced OCI documents case.

  9. 9 Self addressed Courier pack for returning your passport. 

NOTE: Non-New Zealand passport holders are required to have permanent residency to avail OCI services from High Commission of India, Wellington and we do not accept application from outside of New Zealand.

All OCI Misc. services applicaitons must be accompanied by OCI MISC. SERVICES CHECK-LIST .

 5. PROCEDURE FOR RECEIVING OF NEW SET OF OCI DOCUMENTS 

  • * Procedure for receiving the new set of OCI documents, The grant or otherwise of the service(s) sought shall be ordinarily decided in one month from the receipt of hard copy of the application. No fee shall be refunded if the requisite service(s) are not granted. Both the OCI registration certificate and visa shall be issued in respect of any/all service(s). The new OCI documents shall be issued only after cancellation of the old OCI documents.

  • * If the requisite service(s) have been granted, please contact the High Commission of India, Wellington after 10 days from the date of dispatch of documents from Delhi or any day after receipt of documents at the High Commission of India Wellington, whichever is earlier.

  • * Please submit the passport for pasting the new Visa.

  • * In case of re-issuance of OCI documents, please surrender the existing OCI registration certificate and produce the passport containing the existing visa for cancellation (in case the old passport has been surrendered, it need not to be produced).

  • * In case of issuance of duplicate OCI documents for damaged documents, please surrender the damaged documents. In case only one OCI document had been lost, the other document shall be surrendered.

6. PROCESSING TIME 

Processing time will be 50 working days from the date of Acknowledgement. Your application may take longer if it is submitted without all required documentations. All applicants are advised to make their firm bookings/travel plans only after issue of OCI.

OCI Applications received with complete documentations will be acknowledged within 10-12 working days. For Acknowledgement please use your Registration number NZLWK_ _ _ _ _ _17 and your New Passport number at: http://passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury

 7. STATUS OF APPLICATION

  • * If there are any objections while processing the application, the same will be displayed on the Online Status Enquiry. Please follow the instructions and send requisite documents to the High Commission of India, Wellington quoting the File (Acknowledgement) Number.
  • * If the High Commission of India, Wellington seeks a personal interview, the date and time of the interview shall be sent by e-mail. Please attend the interview along with the requisite particulars/documents.
  • * The applicant can verify the status of the application online on Online Status Enquiry by quoting the Registration Number or File (Acknowledgement) Number.
  • Once the status enquiry shows "Documents received at Wellington" applicants must send their original valid passport, old passport which has U sticker and old OCI card with a prepaid courier bag to the High Commission, if not submitted earlier.

FOR ONLINE STATUS ENQUIRY VISIT: http://passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury

8. PHOTO SPECIFICATIONS 

  1. 1 Photograph should be a size of 51mm x 51mm in the square shape.
  2. 2 It should have light color background (not white).
  3. 3 It should have front view of person’s head and shoulders showing the full face in the middle of the photograph.
  4. 4 Photograph should not be stapled or signed.
  5. 5 For photo specification CLICK HERE

9. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 

1. Who can avail the OCI Miscellaneous services?
  Only a registered Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) can avail the OCI Miscellaneous Services.
2. Under what circumstances can the services be availed?
 

OCI Miscellaneous services can be availed for re-issuance/issuance of duplicate OCI card/ booklet [OCI registration certificate]   and Visa in the following category of cases: 

  1. In case of issuance of new passport.
  2. In case of change of personal particulars viz. nationality etc.,
  3. In case of loss/damage of OCI card/ booklet [OCI registration certificate] /visa.
  4. In case of filling of wrong personal particulars while submitting online applications viz. name, father’s name, date of birth etc.,
  5. In case of change of address/occupation.
  6. In case of official mistake (if any) specially while uploading photo & signature of the applicant.
 3.  Whether OCI documents have to be re-issued each time a new passport is taken?
 
  1.  For an applicant who is 20 years of age or younger, OCI documents must be re-issued each time a new passport is issued.
  2. 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. If the OCI card/ booklet is issued for the first time after the age of 50 years, then there is no need for re-issuance of OCI.

  3. For an applicant who is 21 to 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.

Vide circular No. 26011/06/2015-OCI dated 29th January, 2015 of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, all immigration authorities in India will not insist on production of the foreign passport containing the 'U' Visa Sticker in the case of OCI Cardholders while they enter/exit India and the immigration clearance will be granted based on production of the 'OCI CARD ONLY'.

 4.  How to avail the services?
   The services can be availed by applying Online and submitting one hard copy of the application along with the requisite fee and enclosures to the concerned Indian Mission/Post/FRRO. However, in case of change of address/occupation, hard copy of the application need not be submitted.
 5. Whether hard copy of the application is required to be submitted for the change of address/occupation?
   No. Upon submission of online application, the data shall be captured and new address/occupation shall be printed which may be kept in the OCI card/ booklet [OCI registration certificate]  booklet for record purpose. However, if the applicant wishes to avail this service, he/she can apply for the same.
 6.  Whether a family can apply in the same form?
   No. Each person has to individually apply online for availing the services.
 7.  How many copies of the application have to be submitted?
   Only one copy should be submitted.
 8.  Whether the applicant has to go in person to submit the application?
   No. Application can be sent by post.
 9.  What is the fee for availing the services?
   The fee is NZ$ 45 for re-issuance of OCI documents. In case of issuance of duplicate OCI documents (for loss/damage of old documents), the fee is NZ $ 150.
10.  Whether the fee would be refunded in case the requisite OCI Miscellaneous service(s) are not granted?
   No.
 11.  Where to submit the application?
  To the Indian Mission/Post/Office in whose jurisdiction the applicant is ordinarily residing irrespective of the fact whether the same Indian Mission/Post/Office has issued the original certificate/visa or not. Applicants in India should submit OCI application to the concerned Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO) as per the jurisdictional control.
 12.  What documents have to be enclosed along with the application?
   Download OCI Misc. Services Check-list : CLICKHERE
 13.  How to verify the status of the application?
   The status of the application can be verified from the Online Status Enquiry by quoting the online Registration number or file acknowledgement number.
 14.  What will be issued after availing the services?
   A new OCI card/ booklet [OCI registration certificate]  and Visa would be issued after surrender of the old OCI documents.
 15.  Whether both OCI card/ booklet [OCI registration certificate]  and Visa would be issued afresh?
   Yes. Both OCI card/ booklet [OCI registration certificate]  and Visa shall be issued in respect of any/ all service(s).
 16.  Whether the applicant has to go in person to the IndianMission/ Post/ Office for obtaining the new OCI documents?
   Applicants may send the Passport and the OCI card/ booklet [OCI registration certificate] by post to the concerned Indian Mission/Post. However, if the application has been filed in India, the applicant should approach the concerned FRRO either in person or through an authorized person.
 17.  What should be done for issuance of duplicate OCI documents in case of loss of OCI card/ booklet [OCI registration certificate]  and/or U-visa?
   In case of loss of OCI documents, file a complaint with the Police authorities and enclose a copy of the complaint with the hard copy of the application along with the requisite fee.
 18.  In case of loss/damage of OCI documents, what is the procedure for grant of duplicate OCI documents?
  The duplicate OCI documents shall be granted only after personal interview. The date and time of personal interview shall be intimated by the concerned Indian Mission/Post/Office.
19. What is the time period for grant of the requisite service(s)?
  The grant or otherwise of the service(s) sought shall be ordinarily decided in one month from the receipt of hard copy of the application.
 Whether OCI documents have to be re-issued each time a new passport is taken?

 
10. JURISDICTION:

This High Commission has jurisdiction over New Zealand, Republic of Samoa and niue.

The applicants who are physically present in the JURISDICTION can apply for OCI at this high commission. The applicants, who are not present in the Jurisdiction of this High Commission, should contact the Indian Mission/Embassy/high Commission in their country of residence . This high commission will not accept the application from outside its Jurisdiction.



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