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OCI documents required ?

Post by laxmibeeravolu » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:37 am


We are applying for my husband and child's OCI card by post

Please help me out with the following queries

1. Do we need to send both of their original British passports or
or not required as it was written on website like if sent by
post no need if sending the current foreign passport ?

2. Do I need to send my Indian passport too as a supporting
for my child's application as she never had an indian
passport before and directly got her British passport ?

3. How long does it take to get the OCI if applied by post as we
we are thinking to shift our residence in two mnths so
worried if it arrives before that or not..?

Please help me out ASAP

Thanks and Kind Regards

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Re: OCI documents required ?

Post by ricky123 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:08 am

Hi I am planning on applying for my OCI next week. I have recently received British citizenship. I was Indian citizen before. I have also just received my passport surrender certificate. My question is that while applying for my OCI do I also have to show my Birth Certificate? I have researched the VFS website but I am a bit confused and hence will appreciate if a senior member can just answer in yes or no.

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Re: OCI documents required ?

Post by pragneshmpatel » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:01 pm

I am in same situation. i have appointment on tuesday for oci.
I am going to submit
- Form
- Copy of British Passport
- Copy & Original surrender Certificate
- copy & original Naturalisation certificate
- royal mail prepaid envelop

Is that enough? or do i have to add birth certificate as well?

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Re: OCI documents required ?

Post by srivathsa » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:35 pm


- royal mail prepaid envelop

How are you planning to get the envelopes? The application guide suggests 2 Royal Mail next day Silver Plastic envelopes with postage paid.

Are you getting the silver envelope or the normal envelope?



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Re: OCI documents required ?

Post by pragneshmpatel » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:18 pm

Yes prepaid Silver envelop with postage paid ticket.

its upto you how you want to get your document back.

I am not sure about weather you can buy prepaid signed for delivery. They are scanning barcode while adding your application details so worth to add special delivery prepaid envelop.

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Re: OCI documents required ?

Post by indianinuk23 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:14 pm

HI there
I would really appreciate it if someone who has successfully submitted their OCI application can guide me with the required documents list.

Did you have to submit your birth certificate or school leaving certificate along with your application form and naturalisation certificate? I do not have my birth certificate and it would takes ages to get a copy from the relevant authorities as post-dated documenrs needs to be signed by district collector. It will not be fair to get my parents to run around for it.


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Re: OCI documents required ?

Post by m3m3m » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:58 am

Hi guys,
People often asking what are the documents required for OCI.
WELL! this depends upon which route you are applying.

For someone who is applying on basis of naturalsation
British passport copy
Naturalisation certificate. Original, copy
Surrender certificate. Original, copy

That's it. These are the supporting documents along with your application printout
No need of birth certificates or 10 class certificate.