OCI Required Documents Question

#1 Mar 29th, 2011, 03:15
Join Date:
Mar 2011
Location:
Houston, TX
Posts:
1
  • aba030 is offline
#1
I'm looking to apply for an OCI card (parents were both born in India but are now US citizens, I was born in the US), but, unfortunately, my parents do not have their Indian passports (or surrender certificates). Can I apply for an OCI card with my dad's birth certificate and both of their naturalization certificates? They don't know their Indian passport numbers, so I don't think they can file Affidavits of Loss.

Thank you in advance for your help!
Last edited by aba030; Mar 29th, 2011 at 03:16.. Reason: spelling error
#2 Mar 29th, 2011, 07:24
Join Date:
Aug 2006
Location:
Homeless
Posts:
14,048
  • nycank is offline
#2
Unfortunately, with the recent outsourcing of OCI/PIO to VFS; Most processes and requirements that were held valid, are out the door - You should look at immihelp.com which has more data points than here.

Alternatively http://forums.immigration.com/forumd...a-(OCI)-Issues has a forum on OCI related issues.
#3 Mar 29th, 2011, 21:47
Join Date:
Jan 2007
Location:
someway over the rainbow
Posts:
368
  • ycl1688 is offline
#3
Quote:
Originally Posted by aba030 View Post I'm looking to apply for an OCI card (parents were both born in India but are now US citizens, I was born in the US), but, unfortunately, my parents do not have their Indian passports (or surrender certificates). Can I apply for an OCI card with my dad's birth certificate and both of their naturalization certificates? They don't know their Indian passport numbers, so I don't think they can file Affidavits of Loss.

Thank you in advance for your help!
Make sure you have the surrender certificate and affidavits of loss application forms filled in, the affidavits application should be notarized. Then you are in business, trivisa needs duplicate copies though. Hope this helps.
#4 May 11th, 2013, 18:58
Join Date:
May 2013
Location:
Sun Sand & Sea
Posts:
6
  • Doaba is offline
#4

OCI Related Questions

Both of my parents are of Indian origin - can I apply for an OCI?

What is the advantage/disadvantage of an OCI?
#5 May 11th, 2013, 19:38
Join Date:
Sep 2011
Location:
Off-line. Gone.
Posts:
3,275
  • DrRudi is offline
#5
@Doaba,

Read the information at this link: http://mha.nic.in/pdfs/oci-chart.pdf

More specifically, it actually helps if you say in which country you are resident, and which citizenship you hold.
#6 May 11th, 2013, 19:46
Join Date:
May 2013
Location:
Sun Sand & Sea
Posts:
6
  • Doaba is offline
#6
DrRudi - Thank you very much for the response - I have dual - British/Canadian? Would that cause any implications to obtain an OCI for myself in Canada? Where can I find out the procedure/processing fee/time frame....
#7 May 11th, 2013, 19:56
Join Date:
Jan 2007
Location:
someway over the rainbow
Posts:
368
  • ycl1688 is offline
#7
this should answer your questions abut oci in canada,
by all means get the OCI if you are eligible.
It is far better than PIO.
http://www.cgitoronto.ca/OCI/ocigeninfo.html
#8 May 11th, 2013, 20:18
Join Date:
Sep 2011
Location:
Off-line. Gone.
Posts:
3,275
  • DrRudi is offline
#8
@ Doaba,

The Indian government recently tendered its consular processing services to this company:

http://www.blsindia-canada.com/

Good luck.

Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2014
Page Load Success