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Get your OCI card with our OCI help service, we will complete the OCI application and take care of all OCI Visa formalities for you. Our OCI help service has been featured on Sunrise Radio.

We can assist you on obtaining your OCI VISA or your entire family (discounts available for two or more applicants in same booking) and our OCI help fee includes everything you will need to your OCI visa. We even include your OCI passport photos in our fee.

Our OCI Help Service includes everything you need to get your OCI:

Comprehensive document requirement list provided for your OCI application

Passport photos included worth £14.99

All documents digitised & uploaded securely to VFS

All application forms completed

All printouts and photocopies included

Booking to any VFS center in the UK

Guaranteed success service or redoing it for free*

Limited special offer: 20% discount on family or two or more applicants booking together


Book an appointment & visit us in Paddington.

You are 4 simple steps away from getting your OCI Visa with Reload OCI.

We will complete all of the application forms required for a fresh OCI on the basis of your Parents / Grand Parents / Spouse / previous Indian Passport / PIO to OCI.

Step 1: MAKE A BOOKING to visit us in Paddington at a time that suits you.

Step 2: We will then send you an up to date OCI document list based on your requirements to bring with you to your appointment

Step 3: When you visit us, we will complete everything for you including taking photos in our photo studio. If you are attending on behalf of a senior or elder, you can bring their documents with you and take a photo of them against a wall at home and bring that with you. We will do the rest!

Step 4: Once we have completed everything we will give you all of the paperwork and book an OCI appointment for you at VFS and you will receive your OCI in 4 – 6 weeks after your appointment. If you face any issues at VFS, we will be at hand to assist you and our guarantee will ensure that you do not have to pay anything extra to us no matter what. We will be with you all the way till you get your OCI.

Do not delay, book today. Take advantage of a 20% discount if you book more than one applicant to join you

OCI Fresh application service prices

1 Applicant – £99.99

1 APPLICANT – Click to Make a Booking


2 Applicants – Limited offer 20% discount – 1st applicant £99.99, 2nd applicant £79.99

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3 Applicants – Limited offer 20% discount – 1st applicant £99.99, £79.99 per applicant thereafter

3 APPLICANTS – Click to Make a Booking


4 Applicants – Limited offer 20% discount – 1st applicant £99.99, £79.99 per applicant thereafter

4 APPLICANTS – Click to Make a Booking


Please call us on 02072624111 or email us help@nullreloadinternet.com if you have any questions


The Complete Package: Surrender & Renunciation & your OCI Visa for £249.99

In case you need to surrender your Indian Passport to get your OCI Visa, we can easily assist you with the entire process to obtain a Surrender Certificate for your Indian passport, your Renunciation Certificate (Mandatory from 2024) and we will also manage your complete OCI application all in one visit to Reload Paddington. We will then book and handle all of your appointments with VFS taking the frustration out of the whole process.

Our normal charges for a Surrender certificate application is £99.99 per applicant & OCI application is £99.99 per applicant and a Renunciation Certificate is £79.99 (this is reduced to £50 per applicant if bought in the complete package below)

Please click here to make a booking with us for this service. Detailed list of documents required for a Surrender Certificate and OCI application will be provided to you as soon as you make a booking with us:

Book your Appointment for Surrender certificate and OCI Help – The complete package for £249.99


Surrender Certificate Help only

If you would like to surrender your Indian Passport and this is all you require help with, please visit this page:

Surrender certificate only – find out more


Why our OCI Help Service is better than other OCI agents in the UK:

We own and operate from our own premises in Paddington and have been there for over 20 years – we respect the privacy of your documents and do not use watsapp etc to send secure documents over to us

We are trusted and have been featured reguarly on Sunrise Radio

Our fee includes OCI Passport photos included (digital and signature) – other OCI agents do not offer this

We include all Printout and Photocopies of your documents in our fee when you visit us

Booking at your nearest VFS center included

We have a friendly team and have completed thousands of applications

Reload OCI

Beware of other OCI agents that do not own their own premises OR even have a registered company – they can disappear at any given time. We will always communicate securely with you and will never use Watsapp or insecure apps for your personal security. Forget the hassle, and visit the team at Reload OCI for a fast efficient service and let our friendly team take care of the entire OCI process for you from start to finish.


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  • Our Remote OCI Service is great if you are located outside of London and can not visit us
  • We complete eveything you for you via email and will post you your entire OCI application without you needing to leave your home
  • We will handle & book a VFS booking for your OCI and explain everything to you simply
  • We cover the whole of the UK.
  • Find out more on our Remote OCI Service – NO VISIT REQUIRED

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Full Details on our OCI Help service in Paddington

Our prices include everything you will need to obtain your OCI Visa including hard copy and soft copy OCI printed photos. You can trust us with the handling of your documents as we are GDPR compliant (more information below)

Our OCI help service includes everything you need to get your OCI Visa

  • An OCI document list will be provided as soon as you make an appointment to visit us in Paddington.
  • Full OCI help and guidance from trained member of staff
  • Fresh OCI application forms completed instore and double checked.
  • Full advice and guidance on which documents are to be included with your OCI Application according to your circumstances.
  • Digital Photos clicked in store and Hard printed copy OCI Passport photo printed in store (worth £14.99)
  • Digital photos resized to exact specifications
  • Your signature will be digitally scanned
  • ALL documents will be uploaded to VFS Global including your OCI application form
  • Printouts of your OCI completed forms that are required by VFS Global and one copy for your records.
  • 4 * hard copies of Indian passport photos required for VFS Global which are 2*2 inch (51*51 cm) worth £14.99 will be attached.
  • This service can also be used for transferring your PIO to OCI
  • Full Guarantee that your OCI application will pass first around or we will refill the whole application again and manage your booking with VFS completely free of cost.
  • Booking into any VFS office in the UK, including Hounslow or Goswell

So in conclusion, we will do everything you need with a guarantee pass service* for your OCI application.


I have renewed my Passport. Do I need to update / reissue my OCI booklet / Visa?

It is now a legal requirement to update your OCI whenever you update or renew your Passport. Failing to do this can result in being stopped from travelling to India even if you believe you are an OCI card holder

If you are already an OCI card holder, click here to Update or Renew your OCI with your new UK Passport number. At Reload OCI we will update your passport details, or change your name when you book to visit us at Reload Paddington.


Frequently asked questions on OCI


How long does it take to get an OCI visa?

From start to finish, we aim to have your OCI application completed in 45 minutes and this includes taking your photo in our studio, and completing all formalities.

Once the application is submitted to VFS Global centre, the OCI visa will be issued in approximately 6 to 8 weeks from the High Commission of India.

Reload OCI clients have reported that they have ontained their OCI in 4 – 5 weeks after submission, as we complete your OCI application and provide all of  the documents required in a perfect format. As we have dealt with many thousands of OCI applications, our team has built the experience necessary to operate an OCI help service, like Reload.


Booking at VFS? How do I get one?

All Reload OCI help packages include a booking at VFS for you, at the nearest VFS center to your primary residence. It is worth noting that due to Covid-19 – VFS bookings are in high demand. To date, we have a 100% VFS booking rate for all of our clients, so you can rest assured that we will be able to find you a booking at VFS but only if you are a Client with us.

We have a system in place for booking appointments at VFS and our team reguarly checks appointments upto three times a day, Monday to Sunday until we find you an appointment and this is included in our overall fee. We also book cancellations when they come up.

Our main concern is not only getting you an express booking with VFS BUT also ensuring that you pass first time around as the decline rates for incorrectly filled applications are very high at VFS. This is why many immigration consultants in the UK refer their clients to us.


How long will it take to get my Renewal OCI Visa after submission to VFS

Should you transfer your OCI from an old passport to your new passport this should be completed within 10-12 days from the High Commission of India.


I am applying on behalf of a Family member. Does my Spouse, children, parents, grandparrents have to come to VFS with me?

One nominated person in the Family can now submit applications on behalf of their immediate family member.

So as an example, the main applicant can apply on behalf of their children, spouse, parents, grandparents. VFS are now asking Family members not to bring children as this OCI applications can now be made on their behalf by the main applicant.

If you are a client of Reload OCI we will also ensure that all the necessary forms and consent letters are with you to ensure you do not face problems at VFS when you apply on behalf of your Spouse, Children, Parents, Grandparrents.


What are the OCI passport photo and digital image requirements for signature or thumprint?

Our staff understand the OCI requirements for your OCI passport photo and we will follow the exact standards and the Indian High Commission working together with VFS Global have very strict definitions on the OCI visa application and they will not accept photos taken from a passport booth.

Specialist OCI passport photos (hard copies and digitised) are required for your OCI application.

At Reload OCI our specialist photo equipment instore guarantees that our OCI photos will meet the VFS exacting standards.


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OCI Photo digital upload requirements

Your OCI Photo image will be resized to the following requirements:

  • JPEG / JPG format with a maximum size of no more than 500kb.
  • We will ensure that the height and width of your OCI Photo will be equal.
  • The minimum dimensions will be 200 pixels (width) x 200 pixels (height).
  • The maximum dimensions will be 1500 pixels (width) x 1500 pixels (height).

OCI signature digital upload requirements

Your OCI Signature image will be resized to the following requirements:

  • All shadows removed and a perfect white background
  • The height and width of the Signature Photo will have an aspect ratio 1:3 or 1/3
  • The minimum dimensions will be made to meet the 200 pixels (width) x 67 pixels (height).
  • The maximum dimensions will be made to meet the 1500 pixels (width) x 500 pixels (height).


Can I apply for my Pan Card at the same time as my OCI Card?

It makes sense to get your PAN card completed at the same time as your OCI application as this is a very important document for a NRI.

We can fill in your PAN card application forms at the same time as your OCI application forms when you arrive in Reload – and if you would like this to be done alongside your OCI application, simply make a Premier OCI booking above and reply to the email we send you, letting us know that you would like this.

If you would like to do this, just select the package above, PAN and OCI above.


What is an OCI Card / OCI Visa?

This is the full technical definition of the OCI visa and Reload OCI can obtain the OCI visa for you by taking care of all the form filling for you.

The OCI card 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.

The OCI 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.


I have travel plans to India – Can I still apply for an OCI? Is there a Fast Track OCI service?

In short VFS and the Indian High Commission do not suggest that you make travel arrangements until you have received your OCI Visa. However, what we normally advise customers is to begin the application for an OCI Card ASAP – and should it not arrive in time, then we can always proceed forward with applying for an Indian Tourist Visa and this can usually be delivered to you within 5 days.

When applying for an OCI, the VFS will usually not hold your Passport for a period longer than 2 weeks.

if your OCI card does not arrive in time then we will apply for a indian tourist. Here is a link to the tourist visa india service from Reload and this is what we would do for you should your OCI application not arrive in time.


How long will VFS hold my passport for when applying for an OCI Card?

When applying for your OCI card or OCI visa, VFS will hold your passport for a period of upto 2 weeks. The whole OCI application will take longer, but you will be bale to collect your passport from them after two weeks. This is a new rule and they used to just accept photocopies of your passport but the Indian High Commission changed this rule in mid 2018.


The OCI 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 impression on your mobile phone by taking a photo of it, then we can do the rest instore. Or you can take the Complete package, and we will take the minors thumb impression in ink instore and digitise it as well.

General OCI information:

  • So that your OCI application passes first time around 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.
  • Applicants will have to apply in person at VFS with an appointment that Reload will make for you. You can not turn up to submit your OCI application at VFS Global.
  • No OCI applications will be accepted by post anymore at VFS.

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


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. This is all included in our OCI application help package, but our OCI help will ensure that you have:

  • Parental authorisation forms in place
  • 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.

OCI Agent

Reload OCI is an OCI Agent and we deal with a large amount of clients that are looking for OCI agents in Southall and London.

The VFS office is located at 50, Vista Centre, Salisbury Rd, Hounslow TW4 6JQ.

Reload OCI has the experience that many other OCI agents do not have and our team can handle and advise on many OCI inquiries. After we have completed your OCI application form, we will book you in the VFS office at Southhall or Goswell or anywhere in the UK.

Worth bearing in mind that Reload OCI service is located 10 minutes away from OCI agents in Southall – as the train service to Paddington is so fast from Hounslow and Southall.

Is Reload OCI Help service Affiliated with the High Commission of India or VFS Global?

Reload Internet is NOT affiliated with the Indian Embassy, High Commission of India or VFS Global.

We provide consultancy services and OCI application form filling help for the OCI and Indian form filling process. We can not offer refunds as we are service based. Our guarantee ensures that we will redo the whole application for you without charge should you be declined for any reason and we are always willing 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.

This service is managed by Atomic Internet Limited

*Our fee excludes VFS and Local Government fees. Should you fail for any reason, or should VFS require more documents from you, we will redo the whole application for you without charge.


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