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Getting OCI entered into new passport

First read this OCI Miscellaneous Services Guideline and FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) on OCI Miscellaneous Services

“OCI registration certificate and visa have got to be re-issued each time a new passport is issued up to the completion of 20 years of age and once after completion of 50 years of age.”

1: Print this checklist: www.vfsglobal.com/india/australia/oci_pio_service/pdf/OCI-Checklist-020616.pdf

2. Get 2 inch by 2 inch passport photos – this is very difficult, so I got it from VS Global office (there are some agents who charge $15 for this).

3. Scan the photo and keep it ready.Crop it as per the following: The minimum dimensions are 200 pixels (width) x 200 pixels (height). The maximum dimensions are 900 pixels (width) x 900 pixels (height).

4. Sign on a piece of paper and scan it. Then crop it.The height and width of the Signature Photo must have aspect ratio 1:3. The minimum dimensions are 200 pixels (width) x 67 pixels (height).  The maximum dimensions are 900 pixels (width) x 300 pixels (height).

5. Go to https://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaActionMisc. Keep new passport and OCI card/s etc. ready.

6. Fill in the form and upload relevant photos/ signatuure.

7. Print the form.

8. Photocopy passport/ OCI card, etc. as prescribed. Sign these (self-authenticate)

9. Take to VS Global office in the city and take a waiting ticket (“interview”). After around 40 minutes someone will interview you and take the document and money (around $80 or something).

10. Track the progress here: https://passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury

11. When the material has reached Melbourne, take printout of the information.

12. Collect your passports (old/new/ OCI card) then visit the VS Global office again – 2nd stage OCI interview. They will take your old passport and OCI card and NOT give any receipt.

13. They claim they will send the stuff back by post within 1 week.

This is massively long and tedious process, allow two months for this.

 

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