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OCI Card services Australia
The Indian immigration process resulted, over the 15.6 million Indian people are living outside of the republic of India. Out old several people wants to return or visit to India and OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) immigration status allows them to make their work easier.
The OCI card Services Australia is for foreign nationals who were eligible to become a citizen of India on 26.01.1950 or who was a citizen of India on or after that date. A Person holding an OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) Card is entitled to a lifelong visa-free, travel to India.
Despite all the news coverage and excitement over this issue, the Constitution of India DOES NOT allow dual citizenship for any NRI who holds an OCI card i.e. simultaneously holding Indian citizenship and citizenship of a foreign country.
The Indian Consulate will take between 4 to 8 weeks to process your application for a fresh OCI Card; once all the required documents have been submitted.
Within 30 days of the application, if there is no adverse information available against the applicant. If any adverse information is available against the applicant, the decision to grant or otherwise is taken within 120 days.
A foreign national, who was eligible to become a citizen of India on 26.01.1950 or was a citizen of India on or at any time after 26.01.1950 or belonged to a territory that became part of India after 15.08.1947 and his/her children and grandchildren, are eligible for registration as an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI). Minor children of such a person are also eligible for OCI Card. However, if the applicant had ever been a citizen of Pakistan or Bangladesh, he/she will not be eligible for OCI.
If you have been living in India for one year long, plus you have an OCI for as far back as five years, at that point you are qualified to apply for Indian citizenship under segment 5(1)(g) of the Indian Citizenship Act,1955.
Following benefits will be allowed to an OCI:
(i) Multiple entries, multi-purpose life long visa to visit India;
(ii) Exemption from reporting to Police authorities for any length of
stay in India; and
(iii) Parity with NRIs in financial, economic and educational fields
except in the acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties.
(iv) Registered Overseas Citizen of India shall be treated at par with Non-Resident-Indian in the matter of inter-country adoption of Indian children.
(v) Registered Overseas Citizens of India shall be treated at par with resident Indian nationals in the matter of tariffs in air fares in domestic sectors in India.
(vi) Registered Overseas Citizens of India shall be charged the same entry fee as domestic Indian visitors to visit national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India
(vii) Parity with Non-Resident Indian in respect of entry fees to be charged for visiting the national monuments, historical sites and museums in India;
Pursuing the following professions in India, in pursuance of the provisions contained in the relevant Acts, namely:-
(a) doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists;
(d) chartered accountants;
(viii) Parity with Non-Resident Indian to appear for the All India Pre-medical Test or such other tests to make them eligible for admission in pursuance of the provisions contained in the relevant Acts.
(ix) “State Governments should ensure that the OCI registration booklets of OCIs are treated as their identification for any services rendered to them. In case proof of residence is required, Overseas Citizens of India may give an
an affidavit attested by a notary public stating that a particular/specific address may be treated as their place of residence in India and may also in their affidavit give their overseas residential address as well as e-mail address if any”
OCI Card Services Australia
If you are an Indian citizen but have migrated to either Bangladesh or the Islamic State of Pakistan, then you will not be eligible for an OCI Card. Along with this, no foreign military/police/defense personnel either in service or retired, including civil servants working in the Ministry of Defense as IT engineers/civilian contractors will be registered as OCI cardholders.
OCI card registration certificate and visa have got to be re-issued by availing this service, each time a new passport is issued up to the completion of 20 years of age. It meant every time minor gets new Australian passport, the OCI card should be renewed up to the completion of 20 years of age
No. Application(s) can be sent by post either by Speed post or Registered post only and not through Courier.
Yes. As per the provisions of section 5(1) (g) of the Citizenship Act,1955, a person who is registered as an OCI card Services Australia for 5 years and is residing in India for 1 year out of the above 5 years, is eligible to apply for Indian Citizenship.
Indian Passport AND OCI CARD
OCI Card Services Australia
If you have an Indian passport, it will be officially due for renewal one year before its expiry date.
We have no control over the timeline requested by the Consulate to process your passport; however, from experience, we can say that it takes between 4 to 8 weeks for processing your application.
You don’t need to worry if you have lost your passport or it has got damaged; our team of expert professionals is here to assist you with applying for a new passport. All you need to do is place an inquiry with us and share additional documents such as the Police Report of the lost passport and form V signed by the Public Notary office. Once we receive these documents, our team will apply for a fresh passport, and once approved, it will be couriered to your residential address.
You don’t need to worry. If your Indian passport has expired, our expert team of professionals is here to assist you. All you need to do is place an inquiry with us and share additional documents such as JP attestation. Once we receive these documents, our team will apply for a fresh passport, and once approved, it will be couriered to your residential address. However, it is always advisable to renew your passport a year advance to the printed expiry date.
India Driver License Verification (IDLV) Miscellaneous Consular Services. Generally, Service NSW / RMS required verification letter from consulate where applicant name on license and passport are different. In some cases, the IDLV is not enough and authority may ask you get affidavit signed by public notary and have it attested by Indian consulate office.
An Entry visa is granted to the following types of applicants: A person of Indian Origin, defined as a person who has held Indian nationality or is a child or grandchild of a person who has held Indian nationality. In fact, persons of Indian Origin must apply for an Entry Visa instead of a Tourist Visa.
A ‘TOURIST VISA’ is issued to foreign nationals for traveling to India for tourist purposes such as recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives etc. An Entry Visa to India is granted to the following types of applicants: A person of Indian Origin, defined as a person who has held Indian nationality or is a child or grandchild of a person who has held Indian nationality. In fact, persons of Indian Origin must apply for an Entry Visa instead of a Tourist Visa.