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The OCI card provides the bearer with the right of multiple entry and a life-long visa to India however the OCI application process has strict OCI documents that are required with an online OCI application form to be completed. But the Online application process has proven tricky with a large amount of declined applications.

Reload Internet has provided an online guide below on the OCI Application documents required as each individual circumstance will require different documents, example, whether you are applying for a Fresh OCI application, transferring from a PIO to OCI or even transferring an OCI visa to a new passport.

OCI Help Instore

In case you are having any difficulty – we will be very happy to assist you with the entire process of getting your OCI card, with our Guaranteed OCI pass service and our price starts from only £39.99 for a new fresh OCI application.

Book your OCI Help Appointment by clicking here

Our specially trained staff can fill in your online OCI form (over the phone or in store) convert your signature and photo digitally into the required OCI application standard, take your oci indian passport photo instore, and even book your a priority appointment to submit your completed form in any of the VFS Indian Embassy of your choosing.

Online OCI help – No visit Required

If you are unable to visit us instore or Paddington is too far from you to visit you can use our simplified online OCI application form that we have developed.

It takes 10 minutes to complete and upon completion a member of staff will call you to request the documents required for your OCI application. We will then deal with VFS directly and post you all of your OCI application forms. The price for this service is only £39.99 and we will take care of the entire process for you. Best of all we have a guarantee pass service for ALL of our OCI services or we will redo everything for you completely free of charge.

Use our Online OCI forms by clicking here

Our prices are very reasonable compared to other Visa Consultancy firms or Solicitors in London and we offer a complete – no fuss – guaranteed acceptance OCI service.

OCI Photo Upload Problems

If you are having any problems with resizing your OCI Photo to the specifications of VFS please follow the button below. We will resize your OCI photo for you and we will do this same day for you with a guarantee it will be approved.

OCI Photo Resizing service

And we will resize both your OCI photo and signature for only £12.99 for you.

OCI Signature Resize Problems

If you are having any problems with resizing your OCI Signature to the specifications of VFS please follow the button below. We will resize your OCI signature for you and we will do this same day for you with a guarantee it will be approved.

OCI Signature Resizing service

OCI Document Upload PDF

If you are having any problems with resizing your documents to the specifications of the OCI application form please follow the button below. We will resize your OCI Documents for you and we will do this same day for you with a guarantee it will be approved.

OCI Document Resize service

 

Watch the Video below on how fast and efficient Reload Internet is with dealing with OCI applications – regardless of your circumstances.

 

 

Documents required for an OCI application

This list is for Applicants who are applying as a fresh new OCI Application and have never previously applied for an OCI card before.

Your parents should be of Indian origin OR your parents are of Indian origin, applying for their son or daughters first OCI card.

Please also ensure if you select this case that you have never applied for a PIO (Person of Indian Origin Card) previously.

OCI DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Please note some items are optional and may not be applicable for your OCI Application

1. Current valid passport copy
2. Date of Naturalisation Certificate copy (Optional: Only required if you have changed to UK Citizenship )
3. Registration certificate copy (Optional: only required if you have changed to European citizenship)
4. Indian passport surrender certificate copy (Optional: Only required if you have surrendered your Indian Passport)
4.1 Indian Origin Proof (example for UK Citizen, example Birth Certificate that shows your parents names)
5. Copy of OCI card if any members of a family have OCI.
6. Address of where you live in India or your Native place in the UK.
7. Adhaar card number (Optional and if you have one)
8. Copy of Applicants signature (If applicant is not present at the time of application)
9. Spouse passport details. (copy)
10. Marriage registration date.
11. Indian Passport Photo of applicant meeting standards 2″ x 2″ (If applicant is not present at the time of application) If you are applying directly, we will take this of you instore.
12. Letter of employment if applicant is employed.

 

OCI COST and OCI Card Fee at VFS in the UK

Our fee can for preparing your OCI application can be as low as £40 – however VFS charges a separate fee issuing your lifelong OCI Visa to you. You will have renew your OCI when you are aged 50, but apart from that it is yours for life. The OCI renewal fees are very low compared to a Fresh OCI application.

OCI Card fees in the UK

The total cost to get an OCI card in the UK is £201.44.

The OCI application fee is £194 

The OCI application VFS Service fee is £7.44.

You can pay the OCI fees using Cash, Debit Card or via Postal Order or Bank Draft payable to “VF Services UK Ltd.”

Source: https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/uk/OCI.html 

Transfer OCI to New passport cost

The price at VFS for the transfer of your OCI Visa/Card to a new passport (example lost your old passport or it has expired it will cost the following:

£21.00 (£18+£3) for changing any details in the card 

If you have lost or damaged your OCI and you are also looking for a replacement then the cost will be £73.00 (£70+£3)

PIO to OCI Cost

The cost of a transfer of your PIO to OCI is broadly in line with a Fresh OCI application. It costs £194.00 (£191+£3) 

Lost PIO Card cost

£66.00(£63+£3) 

Mode of payment to VFS could be Online (if made an application online) Cash, Debit Card (we do not accept credit card), Postal Order or Bank Draft payable to “VF Services UK Ltd

Lost your Indian Passport and require a Surrender Certificate 

If you have lost your indian passport and require a surrender certificate please follow this link: surrender certificate lost passport

Documents required for an OCI application for a Minor / Child

As well as above OCI Documents in Application 1, you will require the following documents:
1. Birth certificate (In case you are applying for a Minor Applicant)
2. Parents Indian origin proof. Ex: Indian Passport copy/OCI Copy/passport surrender certificate (In case of Minor Applicants).
3. Thumb impression (In case of Minor Applicants).
4. A Current Valid passport for your child

OCI documents required for transfer of your OLD passport OCI to your NEW passport (Passport expiring or Renewal of Passport)

These OCI documents are required for the applicants who are transferring the valid OCI (Overseas Citizen of India Card) from old passport to their newly issued passport.

OCI DOCUMENTS that are required for your OCI Application

1. Current valid passport copy
2. Naturalisation or registration certificate of a British certificate copy
3. Copy of OCI card.
4. Copy of signature (If applicant is not present at the time of application)
5. Thumb impression (In case of Minor Applicants).
6. Photograph of applicant (If applicant is not present at the time of application).

OCI documents required for Transferring PIO to OCI

The reason this can happen is because the PIO VISA will not be accepted in the Indian Embassy, so it is a requirement to transfer your PIO to your OCI. As stated above this list is only for the applicants who are transferring the valid PIO (Person of Indian Origin Card) to OCI (Overseas Citizen of India Card).

OCI Documents that you will require for your OCI Application

1. Current valid passport copy
2. Naturalisation certificate copy
3. Copy of PIO (Person of Indian Origin Card)
4. Copy of signature (If applicant is not present at the time of application)
5. Photograph of applicant (If applicant is not present at the time of application)
6. Spouse OCI card copy (Optional)
7. Adhaar card number (Optional)
8. Address of native place (Optional).

OCI Photo Resize

If you are having trouble resizing your OCI photo and are looking for an OCI Photo resize service, we can do this for you for only £12.99 and you do not need to come to our store. All you have to do is:

  1. Take a photo from your mobile phone of your passport photo. You can use your smart phone to take a photo of it.
  2. Take a photo of your signature on a blank piece of paper.
  3. Email us these two images from your mobile phone to:
    OCI application help

 

Our staff will then look at the image and send you a guaranteed approved OCI Application image within 2- 3 working hours

For full details of this service please visit:

OCI Document PDF

If you are having the same problem as above and are looking for a resize oci documents service then please follow this link..

 

OCI Passport Photo

Watch the Video on how Reload Internet can snap and process your OCI Passport photos instore while you wait and instantly.

How long will your OCI application take to process?

According to Paddington VFS center and from our experience, the time taken for issue of OCI Card is a minimum 6-8 weeks. It can sometimes take longer.

You must not book your travel plans to Indian before obtaining your OCI card, which is why we recommend using us to assist you with your application. Making mistakes in your OCI application form will result in delays.

The time taken for transferring an OCI Card to a New Passport is the same as for a fresh application.

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