Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Application form and procedure
a) Yemeni Passport;
b) Previous Indian passports;
c) Four (51mm x 51mm) photographs of each applicant.
d) In the case of children born in Yemen, if the applicant is claiming eligibility on the basis of the Indian citizenship of his/her parents/ grandparents, he/she will also have to submit proof of his/her relationship with such a person(s) (such as birth certificate mentioning name of parents). Please note that all minors who cannot sign their applications must put their thumb impressions (left for boys and right for the girls) in the space provided.
e) Evidence of self or parent(s) or grandparent(s)
f) Having been eligible to become a citizen of India at the time of commencement of the Constitution of India on 26th January, 1950; or
g) belonging to a territory that became part of India after 15th August, 1947; or
h) being a citizen of India on or after 26th January, 1950.
i) In case name of the applicant is not the same in all documents, [i.e. Indian Passport, and Yemeni Passport] Change of name Certificate issued by the concerned authorities should be sent.
j) Ensure that Place of Birth is the same in all documents, i.e. Indian Passport and Yemeni Passport .
In addition, please read instructions under the ‘Check List for OCI Registration‘ and submit all documents mentioned therein along with the application. Please arrange the OCI application and photocopies of documents in the same order as outlined in the Checklist.
5. With effect from 19th October 2009, an additional amount of YR 500 per application will be charged on each service on account of Consular Surcharge which is included in the following amount to be paid by cash to ‘The Embassy of India, Sana’a’.
a) Applicant (adult/minor) applying for OCI for the first time US $ 275
b) PIO card holder who was above 18 yrs of age at the time of issuance of PIO card US $ 25
c) PIO card holder who was below 18 yrs of age at the time of issuance of PIO card US $ 145
d) Re-issue of OCI card / Transfer of U visa sticker and change of personal particulars US$ 25
e) Issue of duplicate OCI card & U visa sticker due to loss/damage of OCI card US$ 100
6.The application form, complete in all respects along with enclosures, should be submitted to the Embassy of India, Sana’a personally.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATION(S) IN ANY RESPECT WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.
When the applicant is not resident in Yemen, the application form should be submitted to the Indian Mission/Post in the country in which he/she is ordinarily resident.
7. If the applicant is in India, he/she can apply to the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO) at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata or Amritsar or Chief Immigration Officer (CHIO) Chennai or to the Under Secretary, Citizenship Section, Foreigners Division, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Jaisalmer House, 26 Mansingh Road, New Delhi-110011.
After checking all the relevant details, the Embassy of India, Sana’a, will issue an acknowledgement, and the number mentioned thereon (the file number) or the reference number can be used for online status enquiry at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) website www.mha.nic.in.
Minor Children (holding Yemeni passports) where both the parents are Indian passport holders are not eligible for OCI Scheme. It may be noted that OCI certificate holders should carry both documents, i.e. OCI certificate and passport having U-Visa sticker for entry into India. In case of minor children [under 20 years] U-Visa sticker has to be pasted on their current passport. Details of transfer of visa are mentioned in the OCI Misc. Services
The following is a list of basic documents to be submitted in all cases. The Embassy reserves the right to call for additional documents, as considered necessary.
1. Online Registration (Using Microsoft Internet Explorer only): The OCI Application is in two parts, Part A and Part B. Part A MUST be submitted on-line by visiting the link -http://ociindia.nic.in/ociindia/OnlineOCIRegistrationG.jsp. Alternatively, the Form can also be submitted online on the Ministry of Home Affairs website www.mha.nic.in at “Online Registration” on the “OCI Scheme” page.
Part A is tamper proof. Once Part A has been submitted online the applicant cannot make any changes to it. Please ensure that all information is filled in carefully and tallies with the supporting documents (e.g. Indian passport, and Yemeni passport).In case of any mistake, applicant should submit Part A again by filling the correct information.
Part B cannot be filled online. It is meant for all members of the family, not exceeding four including the applicant. In case a family exceeds four members, separate individual applications must be submitted for others. Part B of the form should be filled either by hand in legible CAPITAL LETTERS or typed. Additional sheets can be used in case the space provided in the OCI application form is insufficient.
Both Part A and Part B are required to be submitted along with all documents mentioned in the Check-list . When the application is submitted complete with all required documents a web reference number will be issued for future reference and online tracking. Kindly note that this reference number is NOT the one generated at the time of online submission of Part A.
The eligibility of OCI registration for minor children stems from their parents. Minor children holding Yemeni passports are ineligible if both parents are Indian nationals OR one parent is an Indian national and the other is ineligible for OCI.
The applicant must sign in the signature box and at other places wherever required. In case of minor children who can not sign, please use left thumb impression for boys and right thumb impression for girls. Also, both the parents must sign the OCI applications of minor children.
In case the name of applicant mentioned in the Indian passport, the Record of Landing and the Yemeni or Foreign passports differ (i.e. whole or a part of the name / surname has been added/dropped/changed) the relevant certificate, sworn affidavit, deed poll attested by competent authorities in India and Yemen would be required to be submitted. In case of change in surname of women after marriage, a marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages Office would be acceptable.
ENSURE THAT ALL COLUMNS IN PARTs A & B are filled and signed. No column should be left blank. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The following benefits will accrue to an OCI:
a) entry fee to be charged for visiting the national monuments, historical sites and museums in India
b) pursuing the following professions in India, in pursuance of the provisions contained in the relevant Acts, namely, doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists; advocates, architects, chartered accountants,
c) 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.
Any other benefits to OCIs will be notified by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) under Section 7B (1) of the Citizenship Act, 1955.
Benefits an OCI is Not Entitled to
The OCI is not entitled
If it is found that the registration as an OCI was obtained by means of fraud, false representation or the concealment of any material fact, or that the registered OCI has shown disaffection towards the Constitution of India or comes under any of the provisions of section 7D of the Citizenship Act, the registration of such person will not only be cancelled forthwith but he/she will also be blacklisted for entry into India.
OCI Misc. Services
[Change of name, issue of duplicate OCI, Transfer of OCI visa, Change of personal particulars etc.]
OCI Miscellaneous Services Application Form MUST be submitted online on the Ministry of Home Affairs website www.mha.nic.in at “Online Application” under ‘OCI Miscellaneous Services for registered OCIs’ on the “OCI Scheme” page. Applicant should ensure that the registration is done by providing current Yemeni passport. Applications may be submitted, in person, at Embassy of India, Sana’a, along with the following documents:
1. Yemeni Passport – Current passport which has validity of at least 6 months.
2.Overseas Citizenship Certificate, if any, along with old and new Yemeni passports – These documents are required in case of transfer of OCI U-visa from old Yemeni passport to new Yemeni passport or issue of duplicate OCI.
3. Previous Indian Passport(s) – The one on which the applicant entered Yemen (with the Landing Stamp at the time of entry into Yemen) and the last Indian passport issued (before acquiring Yemeni citizenship).
4. Surrender Certificate – Surrender certificate for surrender/cancellation of Indian passport on acquisition of foreign citizenship. In case Indian passport has been surrendered and/or cancelled before 1st June 2010, Surrender Certificate is NOT required.
5. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card(s), if any.
6.Detailed Birth Certificate mentioning parents name etc.) in case of birth outside India. The applicant should also submit parent(s)’s Indian and Yemeni Passports
7. One set of print out of the form, duly filled in, and signed.
8. Police Report – in case of issue of duplicate OCI Certificate/U-visa sticker.
9. Documentary evidence – in case of change of personal particulars.
10.Change of Name Certificate – in case of change of name.
11. Four photographs of size 51mm x 51mm for each applicant to be pasted on Part A of the application form. The photograph should be of good quality taken against a light coloured (NOT WHITE) background showing a shot up to shoulders with full frontal view of face. As the photograph is to be scanned for documents the resolution of photograph should be high. Photographs that do not conform to these standards will be rejected.
Please sign in the signature box on the left side of the box for photo and at other places requiring signature of applicant. In case of minor children who cannot sign, please use right thumb impression for boys and left thumb impression for girls.
12. ONE set of PHOTOCOPIES of all original documents should be submitted with the application.
FEES: (With effect from 10th September 2012)
US$ 25 for re-issue of OCI Card / Transfer of Visa sticker and change of personal particulars
US$ 100 for issue of duplicate OCI Card or U-Visa sticker
Requisite fee payable to “Embassy of India, Sana’a” by cash.
OCI FEE IS ACCEPTED ONLY IN US DOLLARS.
A foreign national, who
The minor children of such persons are also eligible for OCI.
Minor children are NOT eligible for OCI in case both parents are Indian nationals
However, if the applicant had ever been a citizen of Pakistan or Bangladesh, he / she will not be eligible for OCI.