This OCI application guide is also available in the United States. There are quite a number of similar milestones, documents and schedules. But CKGS (Cox & Kings Global Services) handles OCI card (and other passport / consular services) applications in the US. VFS handle 

  • The security staff at the VFS center will check and issue your token number at the appointment time.
  • Wait for your number– if the center is behind schedule on the day, you may have to wait . 
  • Send your request and supporting documents at the counter when called and pay the OCI application fee.

OCI Card fees in the UK

The price for the OCI card is £ 201,44 in the United Kingdom.  The charge for OCI usage is GBP 194 and GBP 7.44 for VFS Service Fee. Fees can be paid by means of  cash, debit card or a postal or bank draft payable to “VF Services UK Ltd.”

Note: VFS no longer accepts credit cards for any services at the time of this write-up. Make sure you have one of the approved methods of payment. recommends Reload OCI for full OCI application support, resizing photo and signature and pan card service

Do you need to submit your original passport for OCI application?

Security Warning to keep in mind 

  • The applicant only is allowed to be present at the Cox & Kings Global Services
  • Use of Mobile phones or any other electronics is prohibited
  • No bags except a plastic containing documents are allowed
  •  Food is prohibited
  • No sharp or metal objects are allowed
  • No storage facility is available