Overseas Citizen of India, or OCI, Application Process Simplified in USA, Effective Sept. 20, 2019

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WASHINGTON, DC–The Overseas Citizen of India, or OCI, application process in the United States is being simplified with effect from September 20, 2019, Indian Embassy said in a statement.

Instead of a two-step application process, the applicant will now submit the OCI application form and upload related documents directly at the Government of India website (https://ociservices.gov.in/welcome).

Beginning September 20, 2019, there will also be no restriction of Consular Jurisdiction for OCI applicants. The applicant will be free to apply at Indian Embassy Washington DC or any of the Consulates General of India (CGI) in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York or San Francisco. While submitting the application on the Government of India website, the applicant will need to select the location where he/she wants the OCI application to be processed.

On completion of online application process, the applicant should print the form, related documents and affidavits and submit them at the Outsourcing Partner, Cox & Kings Global Services (CKGS) office in the selected location.

Details regarding the form filling process, requirement of documents and payment of fees, can be checked at the CKGS website (https://www.in.ckgs.us/oci/how-to-apply).

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