OCI Card is a multiple-entry, perpetual visa that allows its holder unrestricted movement and stay in India.
A foreign national who met the requirements to become an Indian citizen on 26.01.1950, who became an Indian citizen on or after that date, or who belonged to a territory that joined India after 15.08.1947, as well as their children and grandchildren, are eligible to register as Overseas Citizens of India (OCI). Such a person's minor children are likewise eligible for OCI. However, the applicant will not be qualified for OCI if they have ever held the citizenship of Pakistan or Bangladesh.
Yes, if they are qualified in their own right.
If either parent qualifies for OCI, then yes.
Yes. Online submission of Part A of the application form is required. Block letters should be downloaded and printed out by hand or on a computer for Part B. Printed copies of Parts A and B of the application form must be delivered to the Indian Mission/Post/Office with all necessary supporting documentation.
Each applicant just has to submit one set of applications
Yes, given that they meet all other requirements for OCI eligibility, just like other applicants.
The OCI Miscellaneous Services can only be accessed by registered OCI cardholders.
Only registered OCI cardholders are eligible to use OCI Miscellaneous Services to reissue or issue duplicate OCI documents in the following situations: (i) In the event that a new passport is issued. (ii) In the event of a change in personal information, such as nationality, etc. (iii) In the event that the OCI registration certificate is lost or damaged. (iv) In the event that incorrect personal information, such as the wrong name, father's name, date of birth, etc., was entered when submitting an online application, (v) In cases of manually filled-out applications (now ceased), Indian Mission/Post/Office mistakes were made when inputting the personal information. (vi) In the event of a change of address or employment.
No. The information must be entered after submitting an online application, and a new address and occupation must be printed. These details may be preserved in the OCI registration certificate booklet for record-keeping purposes. But the applicant can submit an application if they want to use this service.