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Application for Reissue of OCI



Reissuance of OCI cards will be done only in following cases:

  1. In case of issuance of new Passport (once a new passport is issued after completing 20 years of age).
  2. Upon reaching the age of 50 years, one need to update the photo and other personal particulars in the OCI portal after obtaining a new passport. No new booklet will be printed. After that only passport number and photograph is to be updated whenever you get a new one. Please visit https://ociservices.gov.in/welcome .However, one can travel after updating the particulars and acknowledged.
  3. In case of change of following personal particulars: Name, Father's name, Nationality, Date of Birth
  4. In case of loss/damage of OCI card


In all other cases like:

  1. Further issuance of a new passport,
  2. Change of any personal particulars : photo, address, contact details, occupation, spouse name;

-you now no longer need to apply for a renewed OCI card. You can now simply update your details on the OCI portal as follows and continue using the existing OCI card:

*visit https://ociservices.gov.in/welcome

*go to OCI Miscellaneous Services

*Read the disclaimer and proceed to update your details.

* The procedure to update details online in OCI can be seen here..


(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 password.
  • 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 necessary.

(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 or the landing paper bearing the number of the passport in both the above cases, then the applicant will be advised to apply for Nativity/Domicile Certificate, from India for applying for OCI.


 (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 documents:

(i) Status in Canada (PR / Work Permit / Study Permit / Visa)

(ii) Additional form as per link below


 (g) Professional Details of the applicant:

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

 (h) 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.

(i)  Note:

  1. The fees to be paid in the form of Money order or Demand draft in favor of “Consulate General of India, Toronto”. For fee please refer to https://www.cgitoronto.gov.in/page/consular-fees/ 
  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.

 (j) 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



(k) Existing OCI card (original and copy)

 Kindly submit the existing OCI card along with a copy of the first and last page of OCI showing photograph and details of the OCI card.

(l) Cancelled Canadian passport on which OCI was issued (copy)

 Please enclose a copy of the Cancelled Canadian passport on which the existing OCI was issued.

(m) Police Report for Lost OCI

In case OCI application is submitted for re-issue of OCI in lieu of lost OCI, please enclose Police Report (long) for the Lost OCI.

Type C: Application for OCI to Minor Children

Type C (i): Application for OCI to Minor Children - Born in Canada  / Foreign country

 # Documents at (a), (b), (f), (h), (i) and (j) above and remaining documents as below

(n) Birth Certificate (Original and copy)

Please enclose the Birth Certificate issued by the Government authority having name of both the parent of the child.

If birth certificate is issued by Canadian government, it is required to be attested by Ministry of Consumer Affairs/government services (222 Jarvis Street, Toronto) and thereafter from the Consulate of India, Toronto.

In case the Birth Certificate is issued by any other foreign Country than Canada, then the Birth Certificate is required to be attested by the High Commission / Embassy / Consulate of that Country in Canada.

(o) Consent of both parents

Both the parents are required to sign the OCI application at the designated place in the end of the application. The parent’s signature should be similar to their signature in the other documents viz., Indian passports, OCI, Canadian passport.

(p) Passport of parents (copy)

 If parents are Canadian national – Passport copy of parents are required to be enclosed.

In case Parents are Indian or other than Canadian Passport holder –

  • Passport copy of parents and
  • Status in Canada (PR / Work Permit / Student Permit / Visa) required to be enclosed.

Please enclose copy of the first and last page showing photographs and details of the passports.

(q) Registered Marriage Certificate

The copy of Registered Marriage Certificate of the parents is required to be enclosed.

Type C (ii): Application for OCI to Minor Children - Born in India

 # Documents at (a) to (j), (o), (p) & (q) above

Type D: Application for OCI on Indian origin Spouse basis


  1. Foreign spouse can submit application for OCI on the basis of Indian origin spouse only after two years of valid marriage.
  2. There will be a mandatory personal interview of all OCI applicants who apply under Foreign spouse category.
  3. All such application is required to be first submitted at BLS for pre-approval.

# Documents at (a), (b), (f), (g), (h), (i) and (j) above and remaining documents as below.

(r) Marriage certificate

Please enclose a copy of Registered Marriage Certificate which has been attested by High Commission of India or any other Indian Embassy / Consulate. The Marriage Certificate must indicate the date of marriage. There should be two years gap between the date of marriage and date of OCI application. 

(s) Indian passport of the Spouse (copy)

 Please enclose a copy of the Indian Passport of the spouse. If the spouse is an OCI cardholder can enclose a copy of OCI card

(t) Indian Spouse’s status in Canada / foreign country (copy)

If the spouse is Indian Passport holder copy of his/her status in Canada / foreign country to be enclosed.





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