FAQs - VISA


  • I need to travel urgently to India and I am a US citizen, can I apply for emergency OCI card?

    There is no emergency OCI card. You may apply for a VISA if you have to travel for emergency purpose. When you return, you can apply for an OCI card provided you are eligible. You will be eligible to apply if you are one of the following :

    • Who was a citizen of India at the time of, or at any time after 26th January, 1950; OR
    • Who was eligible to become a citizen of India on 26th January, 1950; OR
    • Who belonged to a territory that became part of India after 15th August, 1947; OR
    • Who is a child or a grandchild or a great grandchild of such a citizen; OR
    • Who is a minor child of such persons mentioned above; OR
    • Who is a minor child and whose both parents are citizens of India or one of the parents is a citizen of India is eligible for registration as OCI cardholder; OR
    • Who is a spouse of foreign origin of a citizen of India or spouse of foreign origin of an Overseas Citizen of India Cardholder.