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  • How do I apply for an OCI Card?
  • How do I apply for an OCI Card with Renunciation of Indian citizenship?
  • How do I apply for an OCI Re-issue of OCI card for New Passport?
  • How do I apply for an OCI Re-issue for Lost OCI card?
  • If I have lost my OCI card and I do not have the copy nor the particulars of OCI then can I apply for New OCI Card?
  • How do I apply for an OCI Re-issue for Damaged OCI card?
  • Are there any rules regarding re-issue of OCI Card?
  • How do I apply for Cancellation of OCI card? OR How do I apply for Renunciation of OCI card? OR How do I cancel my OCI card?
    It is very important that you apply for cancellation of your OCI card on the CKGS website at https://www.in.ckgs.us/oci/ ONLY and follow the process as defined.
    • Do not go directly to the Government of India website to fill the online government application. You must go via the links on the CKGS website provided below. You will be guided to the Government of India website to fill your online form/s at the appropriate step via the CKGS website.
    • For USA applicants, the CKGS website has been customized so that the documents checklist, forms and letters requirements are as per the instructions of the Embassy/Consulates of India in USA. Simply fill in the widget and you will be guided through the entire application process.
    • The rules on the CKGS website will identify your OCI category, type, duration, fees and help avoid errors. Further to assist you, many forms and letters that have repetitive information will get auto populated and you only have to fill in the missing fields.
    Step 1   OCI – How to Apply?   https://www.in.ckgs.us/oci/how-to-apply
    Step 2   OCI Application – Get Started   https://www.in.ckgs.us/oci/

    Step 1. OCI – How to Apply
    It is recommended that you read the OCI – How to Apply carefully on the CKGS website homepage as shown below or click on https://www.in.ckgs.us/oci/how-to-apply.
    Once you are ready with the important documents listed on the website, you proceed to the next step.


    Step 2. How to Apply guide
    Read the OCI – How to Apply carefully.

    There are 2 options explained in detail –
    • Before Submission
    • Post Submission



    Step 3. OCI Application – Get Started
    Once you are familiar with the steps, you can proceed to OCI Application – Get Started on the CKGS website homepage as shown below or click on https://www.in.ckgs.us/oci/


    Step 4. OCI Widget
    Fill in the questions on the widget to go to the next step.






    Step 5. OCI Document Checklist

    On the next step of the widget, you will find all the document’s and form’s requirements for your OCI application.


    1. Print 1 copy of the Document Checklist and keep one for your reference.
    2. After completing the application form and making the payment print the forms from the ‘My Account’ page.
    3. Sign the forms / letters where indicated. The Notarized Affidavit will have to be signed in the presence of a Notary.


    Step 6. Additional Particulars Form

    Fill in the Additional Particulars Form.



    Step 7. Mode of submission of your Application to CKGS either by Shipping or Walk-in

    Applicant can select the ‘mode of submission and collection’ on the widget as shown -


    If choice of submission and/or collection is by Shipping

    If applicant has selected ‘Shipping’ option in the submission and collection then following details need to be filled –

    You can book your shipping at the appropriate step on the CKGS website. You will have to send your fully completed application (all documents and complete payment) through Shipping. It is recommended that you purchase your shipment through CKGS as this will save you the need to travel, parking charges, as well as waiting time at the CKGS Application Center.

    Applications must be sent to the CKGS Application Center of your jurisdiction. It must NOT be sent to the Mission.

    Simply print the label which will automatically be addressed as follows: Please see example:

    Attn To: {OCI Category} ‘OCI’ Application
    CKGS Application Center Name
    OCI Department
    CKGS Application Center Address
    CKGS Application Center Location
    CKGS Application Zip Code


    Important Note on Shipping bought through CKGS
    DO's
    • Please send only 1 Application per package.
    • Weight of the package should be less than 0.5Lbs.
    • The shipping label provided by CKGS must be pasted on the envelope.
    • Only use the envelopes shown below to send with the shipping label provided by CKGS:


    DONT's
    • DO NOT enclose your application in any other packaging except for the ones displayed above.
    • DO NOT request a pickup by FedEx / UPS as this is not included in the price.
    • If more than one application is sent in the same package, then the application will be put on hold.
    • DO NOT use the shipping label to submit an application outside of your jurisdiction.

    Applications sent in the wrong packaging will not be processed until CKGS is reimbursed the difference in the amount for shipping applications in the wrong packaging. You will have to log onto our shipping page and make an online payment for any reimbursement (if applicable).

    Please note that the conditions of the Shipping provider are in addition to the Terms and Conditions of CKGS.

    Note on Prepaid/Own Shipping Label

    In case you use your own shipping label, ensure that you provide the AWB Number and Service provider’s details when you are prompted at the Shipping stage. This is Compulsory to avoid delays.
    If you have used your own label, we cannot take any responsibility of pick-up and delivery to you. The Shipping Service providers often do not acknowledge receipt of the envelopes. Nor will CKGS drop off your prepaid envelopes to your shipping service provider as you have not bought the shipping service from us.

    NOTE:
    • FedEx Prepaid Envelopes sent by you are NOT accepted.
    • USPS Pre-paid labels have an expiry date and hence they are NOT accepted by CKGS.
    • For Prepaid envelopes, CKGS will not be responsible to contact you, and if you ignore this point for any delay occurring will be your liability.


    If
    choice of submission and/or collection is Walk-in

    If applicant has selected Walk-in as your submission option, you shall continue online to complete the ‘Appointment Process’.
    • Choose Your 'Appointment Date'
    • Select Your Time Slot
    • If the date / time slot is already booked, then the next available option will be displayed.
    • Get a confirmation of your appointment date and time booked from CKGS.
    Come in person at the designated appointment date and time and submit your application along with all documents at the CKGS Application Center.




    Step 8. Complete Payment
    To make online payment click ‘Pay Online’ button.



    Step 9. To Make Online Payment

    This is the Payment Gateway screen. Enter your credit card details and proceed.



    Note:
    This is the payment gateway screen and the above information entered by you is not stored by CKGS.


    Step 10. Payment Confirmation Message
    After successful completion of Payment a confirmation message is displayed.



    Step 11. Payment Receipt

    Payment Receipt is displayed with the payment information.



    Note:
    If the payment is not made online (i.e. for offline payments) an Order form is generated instead of Payment Receipt as follows.


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