How much time does it take to get OCI card in USA?

How much time does it take to get OCI card in USA?

How much time does it take to get OCI card in USA?

8-10 weeks
OCI application normally takes 8-10 weeks for processing. The complete processing of OCI card involves a number of steps. The processing can be further delayed because of incomplete applications.

Can I get OCI in 2 weeks?

You must follow the instructions and send all your paperwork to the VFS Application Center. Your OCI card processing time will be 5 to 6 weeks. Check more information about the OCI card processing time.

Is CKGS accepting OCI application?

The Cox & King Global Services (CKGS) which handles all Indian passport, visa and travel related businesses like Overseas Citizen Of India (OCI), has terminated its contract with the Indian government and will not be accepting any new applications at any of its locations in the U.S., effective immediately.

What documents do you need for OCI?

Documents Required for OCI Card

  • Applicant’s Original US/Foreign Passport validity of minimum 6 months at the time of submission of application.
  • Copy of US Naturalization Certificate/Or Birth certificate if born outside of USA.
  • Recent Passport photo taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance.

How much is the fee for OCI?

Fees for OCI Card

Service Consular Fee Total
New OCI card (Adult/Minor) $275.00 $295.00
New OCI for PIO Card Holder (Adult) $275.00 $45
New OCI card (Adult/Minor) $275.00 $295.00
Re-issue in case of Lost /Damaged OCI card $100.00 $120.00

What is the fee for OCI card in USA?

What is the fee for application for registration as an OCI? US $ 275 or equivalent in local currency for each applicant. In case of PIO card holder, US $ 25 or equivalent in local currency for each applicant.

Can I travel to India while OCI is in process?

As per the latest guidelines, all OCI card holders (with valid reason) holding US Passport are permitted to enter India.

Who is replacing CKGS?

VFS Global to Replace CKGS as Outsourcing Provider for Visa Services in USA. The Government of India, from time to time, has revoked the ban on several categories of visas for travel to India, which were earlier put in place due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Do I have to send my passport for OCI card?

Applicants seeking new/fresh OCI card need not send original US/third country passport with the original OCI application to the VFS Global.

How long can I stay in India with OCI?

An OCI card holder does not need a visa to live or work in India. An OCI card holder can stay in India for life time. It is important for an OCI card holder to ensure that they hold valid passports from their home country.