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Q: How to apply for OCI while staying in India?

A: OCI visa is meant for foreigners of Indian origin, perhaps this is the reason reference to all OCI applications on many government sites refers to applicants residing abroad. Whereas OCI...

Q: Will US born child with Indian passport face problems in India?

A: 1.Yes! you can get a Indian passport for new born child in USA. Once your child is born in USA, you would have the option of applying for an Indian passport for your new born child at the Indian...

Q: How to execute power of attorney in Australia to send to India?

A: You can simply get the power of attorney document prepared by a lawyer, notary or even make it yourself. Once the document is prepared you can take it to the Indian consulate in Sydney, pay the...

Q: my birth certificate is issued in Chennai, at present i stay in Bangalore do i need to obtain nativity certificate from Tamil Nadu to apply colleges in Chennai

A: The nativity certificate tells that you are of TN origin. This is usually given by the local Tahsildar office. The nativity certificate requires a sign of VAO (Village Administrative Officer), RI...

Q: I am NRI having OCI .I am going to have stay for 90 days.I have a bank account in Dena bank and they are asking me to provide Adhar card to upgrade the account.What should I do?

Q: What is the processing time of OCI in India?

A: Processing time if all documents are in order can be four weeks, however several factors have to be considered, such as volume of applications etc and sometimes it can take up to 12 weeks.

Q: What is the procedure for lost OCI card and would i need to get a new one made filling in all the papers also paying the fees again or request foe another one?

A: OCI is a lifelong visa for India that is pasted on your passport by the concerned Indian consulate where one applies for OCI. There is no OCI card. A small passport size booklet is also provided to...

Q: Do OCI holders have to reside 182 days in India to obtain a Aadhar card or are they exempted from this requirement?

A: Non-resident Indians (NRIs) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders must stay in India for over 182 days, in 12 months immediately preceding the date of application for enrolment, and have...

Q: What is an OCB(Overseas Corporate Body)?

A: OCBs as the name suggests are corporate bodies, businesses, charities, trusts, or any other body which is owned to an extent of atleast 60% by persons of Indian origin residing outside of India....

Q: Can a citizen of another country, use his PIO status to gain dual citizenship?

A: A bill was passed to grant dual citizenship to PIOs on 22nd December 2003. The bill received the approval of the president on January 7, 2004. This will help grant to PIOs of full age and their...