We do OCI, in Both situation
1) When you are in India on a family visit, and also,
2) You are in foreign country of your residence.
Most Foreigners, Including USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand Passport Holders, require a Visa to enter and stay in India.
OCI is one type of a special Indian Visa with many advantages and freedom,
> It is valid lifelong
> You can stay as long as you wish in India.
> You can visit India as many times as you wish. You can go and live anywhere in India (Except some restricted zones)
> No requirement for Registration at FRRO if your stay is beyond 6 months at a time (FRRO = Foreigners Regional Registration Officer - Situated in Major Cities in India. Now FRRO is operational at Ahmedabad also)
> If you start living in India regularly and make India a Home Country, it is easy for you to take Indian Nationality in future if you wish or require in future
> You can do jobs (Except some restricted jobs, say military job or a specialised R&D Job for example) and can do any type of business in India and can study in India
> In fact you can do most of the work/study/business a normal Indian Citizen can do. You however do not have Voting Rights and You cannot buy an agriculture land.
Eligibility and Documents
> If you had Indian Passport in the past., then Old Cancelled Indian Passport is main document for you.
> If you are a child or you are born out side of India and are a foreigner since birth, then Indian Passport, current or cancelled, of your father or mother or both of them is main document for you.
> If your family is settled for years abroad and your parents are also born out of India and your parents are also foreigners since birth, then Indian Passports of your Grandparents (Maternal Grandparents also valid) is main document for you.
>There are other documents, but you will have all those ready..
Our Experience with OCI.
Our Journey with OCI, has begun with, almost at the same time, the launch of OCI scheme, by Late Indian Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Dec 2005.
My First client was Mr. Ramanbhai Patel, Australian Citizen, who was my neighbour that time. He was in India with family at that time and liked the OCI scheme so much that he assigned this work to me, for himself, his wife, and two minor children. That time OCI department had only one office in India in a small room at Man Singh House, Nr Upa Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. I Completed OCI work to perfection at first stroke, for his family without them going to Delhi. Application was sent by post. Courier was not allowed for pickup that time (And Now also) and I personally went with their original passports to Delhi with authority letters to collect OCI Booklets and Got Indian OCI Sticker pested in their Australian Passports.Then next was a group 18 UK and African Citizens living at Dada Bhagwan Tri Mandir, Adalat. Post that it was my regular visits to Delhi every week, with a bunch of foreign passports, and did OCI for so many clients.
OCI office (OCI Cell They maned it) was a small unit that time with a staff of 3 persons and a Joint Secretary level officer above them. The small room was full of applications from all over the world via Indian Embassies.. Staff and Sir both were co-operative and had taught me all ins and outs of OCI. With their help I could do many complicated cases also. For Example I did OCI for a complicated case of Mr Ramzan Ahmed (A hotel chain owner in UK)(Mr Ahmed's Grandfathers was Hindu, based at Anand (Govind Ram Makwana) and changes in names and religions since then)
Based on our continuous touch with OCI applications, we can finish OCI in time bound manner at one shot for sure.
Our Service Fee for OCI (Consultancy Charges)
RS5,000 + GST 18% = RS5,900 per person if you are in India
RS7,500 + GST 18% = RS8,850 per person if you are in your home country.
Our fee is same for OCI miscellaneous services and Conversion from PIO Card to OCI.
(Govt fee by Demand Draft is extra as per actual)