About Us Fresh OCI Card Service


1. Filling up of Online Application Form

  • Application to be filled online, using the website:- https://passport.gov.in/oci/OnlineOCIRegistrationG.jsp
  • The Application is in two parts; Part A and Part B
  • Fill part A online along with uploading of photograph and signature/thumb impression, please ensure all information is correct and complete and then click on submit to proceed part B.
  • Fill part B online and click on submit, after that please upload supporting documents. (Please note that all supporting documents as listed at No. 2 below are mandatorily required to be uploaded online prior to submission of application at the Embassy).
  • A Reference No. will generate on the top right corner of application form, please note down the number. This helps you keep record, take reprint and check status online. Then save filled out part A and B.
  • A print window would appear. Click ok to print out the requisite application form consisting of part A & part B. Make sure that all lines, boxes and information on the printed application form are present and legible.
  • Please enter your mobile number and email id in the column for contact details at Sr. No. 29 and 30. 

NB: Please note that OCI is made on the basis of entries made by an applicant in the online form. Therefore, ensure that all entries in the online, as well as printed application form are correct.

  • 230 + €3

Fee is payable by two separate crossed postal orders/bank drafts in Euros, drawn in favour of Embassy of India, Dublin. Therefore, the applicant will have to buy two separate postal orders/bank drafts, one postal order/bank draft amounting to €230/- and another postal order/bank draft for €3/-
OCI Fee once deposited shall not be refunded.

  • If applying for Renunciation of Indian citizenship with OCI card 310/- (€230/- for OCI+€80/- for renunciation) + €5 (ICWF component)

2. Submission of Application and Documents to Embassy
Submit the following documents either at Embassy or send by post to Embassy of India, 69 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin-4, Ireland:

  • The above printed application form;
  • Two separate postal orders/bank drafts as above
  • Three photographs with white background (2x2 inch)
  • Self-attested copies of the following supporting documents:
  • In case Acquisition of Foreign Nationality
  • Current Foreign Passport copy
  • Indian Passport copy
  • Naturalisation certificate copy issued by the INIS, Ireland. For Non-Irish, if the document is not in English, it must be translated to English and notarized.
  • Renunciation/ Surrender of Indian Citizenship certificate. If not yet applied, following application form to be filled for Renunciation of Indian Citizenship: - Form (Click here)
  • 6 months address proof (for Non-Irish Passport holders)- copy of utility bill. 
  • In case of Foreign Nationality by Birth
  • Current Foreign Passport copy
  • Birth Certificate copy (If the document is not in English, it must be translated to English and notarized).
  • Both Parents Passports/OCI cards copy
  • In case of Conversion of PIO card to OCI card-
  • Current Foreign Passport copy
  • PIO card Copy
  • In case of Foreign Spouse
  • Current Passport Copy
  • Apostille Marriage Certificate copy
  • Spouse Indian origin proof (Indian passport/OCI card copy)

NB: Before applying to the Embassy, please check all the above documents and appropriate fee have been attached with the application.
Document submission time: Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 12.00 noon. (Except holidays)*
Processing Time: Approximately 6-7 weeks from the date of submission in Embassy if application is complete in all aspects. If application is sent via post, it will take additional 8-10 working days. There is no fixed timeline for processing OCI applications under Foreign Spouse category as processing time depends on receipt of clearances from various authorities in India.

Applicant can also check the status of application online, using the website: https://passport.gov.in/oci/OnlineOCIRegistrationG.jsp

3. Collection Procedure for OCI card:
OCI card may be collected from the Embassy, on receipt of Embassy’s intimation email. Please submit the original passports and then collect after 5 working days.
To receive the OCI card by Post, applicants are required to send the original passports (Foreign and Indian) to the Embassy along with a self-addressed registered envelope (Tamper proof envelope only).

Documents Collection Time: - Monday to Friday between 4pm and 5pm. (Except holidays)*

For any further query please Email at: passport.dublin@mea.gov.in.

*For list of holidays please click: http://indianembassydublin.in/eoi.php?id=holidays