AT THE CONSULATE
- All applications are evaluated and the usual processing time is of 60 days since the day application has been received.
- Applications which are incomplete will be returned and a fresh application process has to begin
- Application status will be available on – Online Status Inquiry
- No email/calls will be entertained for the same.
For applications getting processed at Cox & Kings Global Services please refer to separate tracking process for the same
AT THE MHA
After the consulate has approved the application, the application is then sent to MHA for further verification. In a situation where the MHA finds in adverse information the application will be rejected and OCI will not be granted.
MHA approval take 120 days from the day of application.
Incase the applicant does not get the OCI, U. S $250 or the same amount in local currency will be returned. The processing fee of $25 is no refundable
Mailing documents for OCI
Applicants need to check the status on Online Status Inquiry, only when it mentions that all the required documents are received , on should mail their passport or other documents
Applicants who received a new passport during the OCI application are required to submit the old passport and a photocopy of the new passport
Status page – which is available on online status inquiry to be submitted