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Application for Fresh OCI

(b) Online Application Form:

  • The online application for OCI must be completed and submitted online. The form can be filled up
    and submitting online at the below link: https://ociservices.gov.in/
  • For filling up the online application you are required to register first and create a login and
  • A step wise process for filling up online OCI can be seen at the below link:


  • Must select the correct Indian High Commission / Consulate, based on the place where you reside
    in Canada and the Consular jurisdiction of Indian High Commission / Consulate. The consular
    jurisdiction can be viewed at: https://www.blsindia-canada.com/usefphp
  • All the personal particulars / data entries of the OCI application should match with the current
    Passport. The name of parents & spouse should match as mentioned in their Indian Passport.

After online submission of application form, no changes can be made manually / hand writing. In
case of any error / changes, please fill a fresh new online application form and use that for further
submission to BLS.

Please note:

  1. BLS International Employees cannot edit or make any changes to your online application form.
  2. Consulate General of India reserves the Right to Call for Additional Documents, as considered


(c) Surrender / Renunciation Certificate (copy)


Please enclose the copy of your Surrender / Renunciation Certificate of old Indian passport.

In case applicant has lost the passport and as a result does not have a surrender certificate, please follow the guidelines as given below:


(i) For lost of passports before June 1, 2010  -  An affidavit (click here...), the proforma is displayed at the Consulate website, to be notarized and further to be attested by the Consulate along with the copy of the lost passport and then send all the documents over the email attest.toronto@mea.gov.in for the Consulate approval before it is to be submitted with the OCI application.  
(ii) For lost of passports after June 1, 2010  -  With the availability of copy of the lost passport, the applicant has to take pre-approval for submission of surrender application without the passport (as the passport is lost) at the BLS and on receiving the surrender application at the Consulate, the applicant will be issued Renunciation Certificate in place of Surrender Certificate by the Consulate for onward delivery by BLS to the applicant,  That Renunciation Certificate will be enclosed for applying for OCI
(iii) In case of absence of copy of the lost passport/earlier passport in both the above cases, then the applicant will be advised to apply for Nativity/Domicile Certificate.


(d) Indian Passport (Original and copy)

Please enclose the photo page (first page) of your Indian Passport having photographs and details.
Also, enclose the last page of showing the details of parents name and address. If there are any
endorsements on the page, kindly enclose copy of those pages as well.

In case Indian passport is not available, please provide copy of Nativity Certificate / Domicile certificate
issued by competent authority in India as your proof of Indian Origin.

(e) Citizenship certificate (Original and copy)

Please enclose Original and a copy of your Canadian / Foreign Citizenship Certificate. If Citizenship
certificate is not available you can enclose copy of your Citizenship card.

(f) Canadian passport / Foreign Passport (Original and copy) (duly signed)

Please enclose photo page of your Canadian Passport having photographs and details of your
passport. Original Passport is required to be shown at the counter for verification, it will be returned
back at the counter after verification. A minimum six months or more validity on your passport is
required for applying for OCI.


In case of foreign passport i.e., other than Canadian please provide the following two additional

(i) Status in Canada (PR / Work Permit / Study Permit / Visa)
(ii) Additional form as per link below


(g) Copy of Registered Marriage certificate


(h) Copy of spouse's passport (if married)


(i) Professional Details of the applicant:

Please enclose a letter mentioning your profession / occupation details in Canada.

(j) Proof of address in Canada

Please enclose any one of the following document as proof of present address:

Driving License
Photo ID issued by the Ontario Government
Utility Bills(Electricity/water/Gas/Phone/Internet etc)-must be recent

For OCI application of Minor children - Proof of address of both of the parent to be submitted.

Note: Address proof must match with the address provided in the application form.


  1. The fees to be paid in the form of Money order or Demand draft in favor of “Consulate General of
    India, Toronto”.
  2. The above fees is excluding service fee, courier charges and other value added services provided by
    BLS. The additional service fee, courier charges, etc., to be paid separately to BLS.
  3. Fee once paid will not be returned in any case.

(k) Photograph
One color photo as per below specification is required to be uploaded online with the OCI application.
Photograph uploaded online must be the same as the physical photograph pasted on your OCI
application form:

  • Size – 2 inch x 2 inch(51 mm x 51 mm)
  • Background –Background should be plain white colored without borders
  • Clothes – Dark colour
  • Eyes – Open


For fee please refer to https://www.cgitoronto.gov.in/page/consular-fees/ 

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