General Instructions General Instructions

General Instructions


For Eligibility, Benefits, Application Form and other details please visit Ministry of Home Affairs 
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Submission of Applications for OCI service: - At the VFS located at PS Tower, 10th Floor, Soi-21, Sukhumvit

Road, Bangkok between 0830 and 1400 hours on all working days


Applicants are advised to read the instructions before filling the OCI application. The OCI application has three Parts i.e. Part A, Part B and Part C. Part A has to be filled in for each applicant of the family and Parts B and C are common for all applicants of the family. Part A of the OCI application form is to be submitted on-line by the applicants whereupon a registration number will be generated which may be called Reference Number. Once Part A is submitted on-line, the applicant cannot make any changes to it. 

Once the Part A is printed, it contains Reference Number (example THABI0148010). Applicants can use this number to check status of their application on-line themselves from the website: bullet

Embassy of India will not entertain status queries from individual applicants over telephone as this can be obtained by the applicant online using the Reference Number. 

Minor children whose both parents are Indian nationals; or one parent is Indian national and other not eligible for OCI Card, are not eligible to apply.

Documents to be Submitted by applicant in person
(One set, arranged in following sequence before submission)

  • Application Form Part A, Part B and Part C duly filled
  • Photocopy of Passport (submit original Passport for verification)
  • Photocopy of Identity Car
  • Four photographs of size not less than 51 x 51 mm or 2 inches x 2 inches in light blue background. One each pasted on the application form and two spare.
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate and its English translation (submit original Birth Certificate for verification).
  • All documents should be self-attested by the applicant.

In addition, any one or more of the following documents will be required to establish your Indian Origin or link to Person of Indian Origin. These will also be arranged by applicant in sequence given below.

  • Photocopy of Passport of parents/grandparents (submit original Passport for verification)
  • Proof of relationship with parents/grandparents (submit original proof for verification)
  • Photocopy of documents in case there has been a change in Name/Surname alongwith its English translation
  • Photocopy of previous Indian passport (submit original Passport for verification)
  • Photocopy of House Registration Certificate (or any other secondary proof) and its English translation (submit original House Registration Certificate /any other secondary proof for verification)
  • A written/typed letter amplifying or clarifying any other aspect of Indian origin, based on documents submitted.
  • If applying on basis of OCI Card holder, photocopy of OCI Card and proof of relationship (submit original OCI Card and original proof of relationship)
  • Check list of documents in sequence as per format given in these instructions.

Re-issuance of OCI card

  • OCI card needs to be re-issued each time a new passport is acquired by the cardholder up to the age of 20 years. 
  • OCI card is required to be re-issued mandatorily only once after completing 50 years of age irrespective of the fact whether the cardholder has obtained a new passport or not. 
  • Re-issuance of OCI card is not required each time a passport is issued to a cardholder between 21 and 50 years of age.  There is no mandatory requirement of carrying the old passport but may be advisable to carry as part of abundant precaution.


For reissuance of OCI card after attaining the age of 50 years, only the followng twodocuments will be reqired for uploading on the OCI portal:

  • Copy of OCI card presently held by the applicant
  • Copy of valid foreign passport held by the applicant

NOTE Indian Passport of applicant /parents/grandparents is primary documentary proof of Indian origin. In case where this is not available, secondary proof (such as House Registration/Domicile Certificate/Revenue records/Education Certificate) may be submitted, which will be subject to verification from issuing authorities. Applicants are advised to have secondary proof attested from concerned government authorities before submitting documents for OCI Card.
Applicants are advised to ensure that no column of the application is left blank. Apart from affixing photographs and signatures at the designated places on the application, it may also be ensured that the requisite numbers of spare photographs of prescribed size are enclosed with the application.

Photograph specification: -

  • Full front view of the applicant's head and shoulders showing full face in the middle of the photograph
  • Have a light color background (not white, preferably light blue)
  • The photograph should measure not less than 51 x 51 mm or 2 inches x 2 inches without border
  • Applicant's signature/thumb impression should not touch outlines of the signature box.
  • Please note that in case of minors, the signature of either parent should not be there in the signature box. It should only have thumb impression of the minor.



Type of Service

Fees (Thai Baht )


Registration Fee as Overseas Citizen of India(OCI)



Registration Fee as OCI for PIO Card Holders



Issue of Duplicate Certificate of OCI (in case of loss or damage)



Issue of OCI in case of change of particulars ( Misc Services)



Note: Service charge of Baht 100 will be levied on all applications.

Fees would not be refunded in case OCI is not granted.

Note :  All OCI card holders are informed that they can travel to India with the OCI card  and the current passport only. 

OCI 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 and once after completing 50 years of age in view of biological changes in the face of the applicants.

If the OCI card holders have obtained a new passport, they need to carry the old passport containing the OCI sticker.

For submission of OCI documents, the applicants have to visit the VFS personally. Similarly, the applicants are required to visit the Embassy to collect the OCI between 1500 and 1630 hours on every working day.

For guidelines on OCI Misc Services, please visit external


Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card