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Please note:

  • It is MANDATORY to upload all the supporting. Applications with the necessary documents not uploaded in the system will be rejected.The above instructions are applicable with effect from 23.11.2015
  • The applications can be sent by post with copies of all the necessary documents along with postal draft (Vale Postal/Vale de Correio) payable to Embassy of India (Please consult the fee structure).
  • For further information, please write to oci.lisbon@mea.gov.in
  • OCI Applications are accepted only on Wednesdays between 09:30h and 12:00 h.
  • If the supporting documents are not satisfactory applicant will be asked to provide more Documentary evidence. 
  • It is an offence to knowingly furnish false information or to suppress material information when applying for OCI. 
  • The grant of OCI card does not entitle the holder to visit Restricted/Protected areas without prior specific permission to visit such areas. 
  • OCI card does not entitle the holder to undertake missionary, mountaineering or research work without prior permission to undertake such activities.

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1. OCI Card for Adults:
Application form duly filled in and signed wherever necessary (https://passport.gov.in/oci/welcome)
2 recent passport photographs measuring 5×5 cm without border and showing full frontal view of the person's head and shoulders having a white or light colored background. No glare if wearing glasses.
Evidence of Indian citizenship of self or parents or grandparents
Copy of present passport.
Copy of Citizen Card (Cartão de Cidadão)
Copy of Portuguese Birth Certificate duly translated to English and notarized
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2. OCI Card for children below 18 years (who held an Indian Passport).
Application form signed by both parents, in case a child cannot sign, his/her thumb impression may be provided. (https://passport.gov.in/oci/welcome)
2 recent passport photographs measuring 5×5 mm without border and showing full frontal view of the person's head and shoulders having a white or light colored background. No glare if wearing glasses.
Copy of previous Indian passport
Copy of Surrender/Renunciation certificate
Copy of present passport
Copy of Citizen Card (Cartão de Cidadão)
Copy of Portuguese Birth Certificate duly translated to English and notarized
Copy of father's and mother's identification who are eligible for an OCI Card
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3. OCI Card for Foreign spouse of Indian national/Overseas Citizen of India
Application form duly filled in and signed wherever necessary (https://passport.gov.in/oci/welcome)
2 recent photographs of the size of 5×5 cm without border and showing full frontal view of applicant's head/shoulder, white/light background. No glare if wearing glasses.
Copy of Portuguese Marriage certificate duly translated to English, marriage should have subsisted at least two years at the time of submission of the application for OCI registration in respect of the foreign spouse
An affidavit to the effect that if the marriage is dissolved by divorce or death of the spouse the OCI card should be return to the Embassy of India, Lisbon.
Proof of OCI status/Indian nationality of spouse (Passport copy or OCI card Copy).
Copy of present Passport
Copy of Citizen Card (Cartão de Cidadão)
Copy of Portuguese Birth Certificate duly translated to English and notarized
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4. OCI Card for Adults born to Indian parents/born in Indian Territory and never held an Indian Passport
Application form duly filled in and signed wherever necessary (https://passport.gov.in/oci/welcome)
2 recent passport photographs measuring 5×5cm without border and showing full frontal view of the person's head and shoulders having a white or light colored background. No glare if wearing glasses.
Copy of present passport.
Copy of Citizen Card (Cartão de Cidadão)
Copy of Portuguese Birth Certificate duly translated to English and notarized
Evidence of Indian citizenship of self or parents or grandparents like

  • Birth Certificate,
  • Educational Certificate,
  • Property Documents,
  • Domicile/Nativity Certificate
  • At least two of the above documents must be mandatory.

All the above documents must be duly attested by the Home Department and apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi
An affidavit stating that the applicant never held an Indian passport. Further, the applicant must declare as to how he/she/parents/grandparents left India explaining complete details and on what passport he/she/parents/grandparents travelled to Portugal.
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5. OCI Card for Children below 18 years born to Indian parents and never held an Indian Passport.
Application form signed by both parents, in case a child cannot sign, his/her thumb impression may be provided. (https://passport.gov.in/oci/welcome)
2 recent passport photographs measuring 5×5cm without border and showing full frontal view of the person's head and shoulders having a white or light colored background. No glare if wearing glasses
Copy of Portuguese Birth Certificate duly translated to English and notarized.
Copy of present passport.
Copy of Citizen Card (Cartão de Cidadão)
Copy of parents identification who are eligible for an OCI Card
Evidence of Indian citizenship of self or parents/one of the parents or grandparents like copy of either father’s or mother’s Indian passport.
An affidavit stating that applicant never held Indian passport and duly signed by both the parents.
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A. Submission of documents. Where?
After the applicant submits the complete application online including documents, photograph and signature, the copies of the supporting documents have to be submitted to the Indian Mission/ Post concerned for prior verification. The Indian Missions / Posts will be responsible for verifying the supporting documents.
If there is any deficiency in the application/ uploaded documents/ photographs, the Indian Mission/ Post concerned shall inform the same to the applicant telephonically or by email.
B. Where to check the status of the online application already applied?
https://passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury
C. Where to apply for OCI Miscellaneous services?
https://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaActionMisc
D. Where to upload the necessary documents?
https://passport.gov.in/oci/verifyDoc

Fee structure


Document Type

Fee in EUR*

OCI Card

216

PIO to OCI

95**

OCI Miscellaneous Services

20

OCI Card in case of Loss/Damage of OCI

79***

Post

2.50

* An additional charge of Euro 3 shall be levied on the respective service.
** (For PIO card holders) - Should submit a copy of PIO card along with other documents.
*** In case of lost OCI Police report should be provided duly translated and notarized to English

FAQ’s

  • Do I have to fill all columns when filling up the application online?

Yes. It is mandatory that no column is left unanswered.

  • What are the eligibility criteria for minor applicants to get OCI?

One of the parents should be eligible for OCI.

  • Are 'Empire of India' Passports issued by the British authorities in India prior to Indian Independence accepted as a proof of Indian Origin?

No, if they state the National Status of the holder as British subject by birth. Yes, if they state the National Status of the holder as person of British Protectorate, originally a citizen of a place in India.

  • Is there an emergency service for OCI?

No. If you are travelling in the near future and have an emergency, please apply for visa.

  • What is the processing time of application?

Around 4-5 weeks. As shown above, applicants are required to check the status on MHA website. No separate intimation will be sent to the applicant about the status of their application.

  • How long will it take for my OCI card to be ready?

We expect the OCI cards to be ready for collection at the Embassy of India, Lisbon, in approximately 5-6 weeks. No enquiry would be entertained before 5 weeks from date of submission of application.

  • Facing problems relating to access to online registration for fresh application or transfer through miscellaneous registration. What should I do?

Please read all instructions contained in Ministry of Home Affairs Website: https://passport.gov.in/oci/welcome with special attention to items: BROCHURE, F.A.Q. & F.A.Q.OCI MISCELLANEOUS, etc, therein. If problems persist, please contact Dr. B. N. Shetty by email shettybn@nic.in to sort out problems faced. The Embassy of India, Lisbon, is an end-user like any other applicant and cannot assist in this regard.

  • Can OCI applications be made in India?

Yes. Any applicant wishing to apply in India may see details at Item no.6 at the Ministryof Home Affairs websitehttps://passport.gov.in/oci/OnlineOCIenquiry.jsp.



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