Atlanta, GA, January 9, 2016: The government of India has issued new instructions to its Consulates relating to submission and processing of application form in respect of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holders and OCI miscellaneous services on the online system.
“It is brought to the notice of all concerned that the online module for submission and processing of application form for registration as OCI card holders and OCI miscellaneous services along with uploading of documents, photographs and signature of the applicant has rolled out with effect from 01.01.2016. The applicants now have to mandatorily upload the requisite documents, photographs and the signature with the application in the online system,” said a press release issued by the Consulate General of India, Atlanta.
Henceforth, all applicants will be required to submit the application form online and upload all the requisite documents (self-attested), photographs and signature, (in the case of minor who cannot sign the left hand thumb impression) along with the application.
After the applicant submits the complete application online including documents, photographs, and signature the original of the supporting documents have to submitted to CKGS for verification. Applicants are requested to send original passport, original renunciation certificate/Indian passport, original marriage certificate along with the OCI application for verification.
As regards to other supporting documents such as naturalization certificate, address proof and birth certificate, notarized copies would be accepted.
If there is any deficiency in the application/uploaded documents/photographs, it will be informed by email to the applicant. The applicant may then submit the required documents to the CKGS.
Once the documents are in order, an email will be received by the applicant stating that “application received and is under process”.