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OCI Application Support

We offer OCI application help and OCI visa assistance both from our Paddington Branch and we offer a complete package to obtaining your OCI Visa in the fastest time possible – we do it all so you do not have to worry about any aspect of the process from choosing the right OCI documents for your application to form filling to photos or resizing.

OCI Application Help instore

Our service includes a complete no-fuss guaranteed pass OCI service where a specially trained member of staff will be on hand to personally fill in your OCI visa application online (over the telephone or in store) select the right documents for upload, scan in your documents and resize them, digitise your signature and OCI photo that we take for you instore. Our clients have seen how effectively we have been able to do this and many people have travelled from all over the UK to visit our Paddington Branch. 

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Your OCI Application completed with a guarantee

  • Once you arrive at our Paddington branch, our staff will fill in your OCI application forms and prepare your documents as well as digitise your signatures and prepare your OCI visa passport photos. All forms will be printed and prepared for you in store.
  • We then make a priority booking at your convenience at the VFS Global office in Paddington and you will simply need to hand in the documents we have prepared for you. It’s fast and simple.
  • You will receive your OCI Card within 6 – 8 weeks.
  • If you have any questions in regards to any aspect of your OCI, for the fastest response time, please
  • Or Call us on 0333 390 8723


OCI application help – What we will do

We have assisted many customers from all over the UK navigate through the somewhat complicated OCI Visa portal application forms from our convenient location in Paddington.

If you have had your OCI visa application fail for any reason or you are looking for OCI Application help, why not give us a call or book an appointment through us, and we will look over your application and rectify any and all issues for you so that next time around, you will have a guaranteed pass.

Watch the video and walk through on our OCI help process



The Indian Embassy have very strict definitions on the OCI visa application from Visa Passport Photos and the Indian Embassy will not accept Photos taken from a UK passport Kiosk booth. You will require specialist OCI passport photos (hard copies and digitised) that meet the standards set by them – and we are equipped to provide these for you instore.

OCI Passport photos specifications include the background colour, size of Indian passport photo, and EVEN the angle of the face as you look at the camera. A kiosk can not help with this, and we have seen many OCI applicants fail as a result of errors in applications or non-qualifying passport photos.


Option 1

This Service includes everything that is required to get your Online Application completed for your OCI – from preparing your OCI applications form, to clicking your indian passport photos to printing and scanning all of your documents for you. All that is required is for you to turn-up to  the Indian Embassy. Full breakdown below:

  • Full OCI application help and guidance from trained member of staff
  • Advice on which documents to include with your OCI Application according to your circumstances.
  • Digital Photos Clicked in store
  • Passport photos printed in store.
  • Digital photos resized to 200kbs
  • Your signature will be digitally scanned
  • ALL documents will be uploaded to the Indian embassy including your OCI application form
  • We will give you Printouts of you OCI Application Form required for the Embassy and one copy for your records.
  • 4 * hard copies of Indian passport photos (required for the Embassy 2*2 inch (51*51 cm) will be attached.
  • Appointment booking will be made at the Indian Embassy in Paddington for a convenient time for you
  • Our service includes Printed B/W copy of application and appointment letter. 

OCI help over the phone


This Service includes everything that is required to get you approved for an OCI Application apart from the Indian Passport Photos. What is included is:

  • Full OCI application assistance and guidance from a trained member of staff over the telephone – we will fill in and complete everything for you as is included in Package 1 – including your digital images.
  • We will provide you with Digitally resized photos of 200kbs
  • Your signature will be digitally resized and uploaded by us to your application form by us
  • We will email you printouts of your Online Application Forms for the Embassy and copies for your records


OCI Photo Resize service

From £12.99 – Follow this link for OCI Photo Resize

We can do this visa email – click on above link for more details:

  • Oci Photo resize
  • OCI signature resize
  • OCI document pdf resize



If you had a PIO and are now looking to transfer it to a OCI – please select Premier Package 1 – we will be happy to take care of the entire process for you for £45.00 – or supply your own photos and it is £40

What documents do you require for your OCI Application?

After you have booked an appointment we will let you know which documents you should bring to your appointment. We will NEVER ask to hold any of your confidential documents and will only use this information to assist you with your OCI online application.


Once we have completed your OCI Application help, we will provide you with:

  • A fully completed OCI Application Form that is OCI Application Ready including print-outs and copies of your online application forms.
  • The correct specifications of OCI Indian passport photos we will also stick that to your application form (this is mandatory btw so the glue is very important)
  • Digitally uploading your photograph and signature for your OCI Application (mandatory requirement). Our Indian Embassy approved passport photo machine, and fully trained staff will ensure that your OCI application has everything that is required.
  • A full set of hard Copy OCI photos which are suitable for the OCI Application form (if you have opted for the Premier Package). Should you wish to purchase OCI Photos separately instore and are a walk-in customer you are welcome to purchase them for £14.99 for 4 photos.

In short, after we complete your OCI Application, you will have everything you need for the Indian Embassy – Simply walk over to the VFS global embassy and submit your documents – we guarantee you will be accepted.


Indian Passport Photo or OCI photo, OCI Visa Photo

Yes we can – and our staff understand the requirements. Take a look at our Indian Passport photo video below:


OCI Photo specifications

If you just require Indian OCI Visa Passport photos, we can click and print these instore whilst you wait and we charge £14.99 for Qty: 4 (hard copy) photos. This does not include digitization – if you require this – we charge £4.99 extra. which is why we recommend going for the complete OCI package which includes everything you will need including support and checking of your OCI online applications forms.

We have attached an image below and not many Passport Photo studios in London have the specialist equipment required to get an Indian Passport Photo approved.

OCI Photo Requirements

OCI Photo Requirements


OCI Application – Signature Image and Photo Image problems

Some clients filling in the Online OCI application will have issues with the resizing of the photo or signature. Or maybe you have a hard copy of Passport Photos at home, but can not scale them to the correct specifications required by OCI Visa Application? No problems at all.

All you have to do is send us your Indian passport photos via email and we will convert them to digital with your signature and we will take care of the rest and we only charge £9.99 for this servie. To read up on the full details of OCI Application photo image help please click on this link.


Is Reload Internet Affiliated with the Indian Embassy or VFS Global in Paddington? What we do and some of our terms.

Reload Internet is NOT affiliated with the Indian Embassy or VFS Global in Paddington. We provide consultancy services and OCI application form filling help for the OCI and Indian form filling process. We will scan in all of the documents you require and also digitise photos. We however can not offer refunds as we are service based. We are always happy to make right anything that needs doing. We can not be held responsible for the distance travelled or travel expenses. By using our service, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Reload Internet and its staff and no warranties are given. 

The OCI Visa was introduced by the amendment of the Indian citizenship act 1955, and was introduced in August 2005. It has been a great success with many applications being approved, however, in spite of the technology and the modern age, filling in the online forms has proven for some to be a daunting experience. The online portal developed jointly by VFS Global, Indian Visa, OCI, Passport and Consular services centre and the Indian Embassy is a powerful web resource that can process new OCI applications, and even issue and reissue duplicate OCI documents.

In case of issuance, the online web portal can even change personal particulars, Nationality, name, change of address/ occupation and loss and even damage of the OCI registration certificate/visa. However, for some applicants the process has proven a little frustrating and Reload Internet is able to help.

Reload Internet is more than just a Indian Passport photo processing center in Paddington that can click and process Indian Passport photos in store while you wait – Reload also understands and can assist overseas citizens of India with their OCI applications on the same day that they will be submitting to the VFS Global Paddington, Indian Visa, OCI, Passport and Consular services centre (as long as you have an appointment with the VFS Global Paddington / Indian Embassy)


Minor Applicants for OCI Applications – Important Notes

If your children are applying and are a person who has not reached the legal age i.e. 18 years old, then this is what will be required, and, we will be happy to overlook your application and assist you where necessary:

  • Parental authorisation forms
  • Copies of the Parents UK / Foreign passport or OCI cards.
  • A Copy of the information page of the Parents will also be required – for clarity this is the page in the passport where the passport photo and details (name etc) are clearly shown in the passport.
  • If parents have OCI cards, then copies of both information pages will be required on the OCI card.

People over the age of twenty years old are required to apply for the OCI again every time a new passport is issued.


Baby photo / thumb impression. Do I have to bring my minor applicant in store?

No you do not. If you bring your baby’s passport image and thumb impressionon a sd card, email or USB stick then we can do the rest instore. Or you can take the Complete package, and we will take the minors thumb impression instore and digitise it as well.


How long will the OCI application take to complete?

That’s a great question. Once the application is submitted to VFS Global Paddington, Indian Visa, OCI, Passport and Consular services centre and for it to be issued it takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks.

We have sadly seen it take longer – and sometimes, much sooner.


General advice from Reload Internet on your OCI Application Visa:

  • Applicants should apply in person with a prior appointment – do not just turn up to the Indian embassy
  • No OCI applications will be accepted by post anymore.
  • Some of the Points that the Staff at Reload Internet will ensure are completed, so that your application passes first time around will be ensuring that your OCI forms are filled in completely online and we will ensure that both parts A and B are completed with assistance from us.
  • We will ensure that your OCI Application has Part A of the OCI form completed by selecting either individual applicant or family group and the rest of the details will also be filled up.
  • We will ensure that your children that are not minors (18 years or older) will have a separate application for each child.
  • We will ensure that all Applicants select the right consulate. If the wrong consulate is chosen, the application will be rejected.
  • Reload Internet, before sending your application form will make sure that all information is properly entered.

It is important to note that once your OCI application is submitted to the Indian embassy to process, you will not be able to make any changes to it – so once we have completed your OCI application form instore we will double check the information you have provide ensuring that each question is answered correctly and that your application is processed without any problems.

So book an appointment today for OCI application help.