Personal documents, including birth and marriage certificates, must be attested for OCI applications.
IVC Services provides the necessary attestation services from the MFA in Singapore and the MEA in New Delhi.
IVC assists with the OCI Application Singapore documents and photo preparation.
We provide OCI Application Singapore counseling services and help with your OCI Card documentation.
The appropriate nationality embassy must certify any documented proof issued outside India, which can be done through IVC Services.
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For registration as an Overseas Citizen of India - Cardholder for OCI Singapore, the following types of foreign citizens are eligible:
No one may register for an OCI Application Singapore if they, or any of their parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents, are or were citizens of Pakistan, Bangladesh, or any other nation that the Central Government may, by publication in the Official Gazette, specify.
Except for situations involving the purchase of farmland or plantations for OCI Application Singapore.
The owner of an OCI Singapore or OCI card is not allowed to vote or sit in the Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council, or Parliament. In addition, they are not permitted to hold constitutional positions like president, vice president, judge of the Supreme Court or High Court, etc.
Except for specific positions and services that the Central Government may, by particular order, define in this regard, the OCI Singapore or OCI card holder shall not be entitled to appointment to public services and posts in connection with the business of the Union or of any State. The OCI Singapore or OCI Cardholder is also prohibited from purchasing agricultural or plantation properties in India, as stated in the paragraph above that follows.
But the applicant can apply if they want to use this service.
If it is discovered that the registration as an OCI Singapore was obtained through deception, false representation, or concealment of any material fact, or if the registered OCI Cardholder has expressed disapproval of the Indian Constitution or falls under any of the conditions of Section 7D of the Citizenship Act, 1955, the registration of such a person will not only be immediately canceled, but they will also be placed on a blocklist, preventing further entry into India.
- Foreign people from the following groups are eligible for registration as Overseas Citizens of India - Singapore Card Holder (OCI in Singapore) Person who was a citizen of India at the time of, or after the commencement of the Constitution on 26.01.1950; or Person who was eligible to become a citizen of India on 26.01.1950; or Person who belonged to a territory that became part of India after 15.08.1947; or Person who is a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of such a citizen; or Person who is a minor child of such persons mentioned above; or Person who is a little child of such persons mentioned above a child whose both parents are citizens of India or one of the parents is a citizen of India; or a spouse of foreign origin of a citizen of India or a spouse of foreign origin of an OCI Cardholder registered under Section 7A of the Citizenship Act, 1955, and whose marriage has been written and subsisted for a continuous period of not less than two years immediately preceding the presentation of the application Note: No individual shall be eligible for registration for an OCI Application Singapore if one of their parents, grandparents, or great grandparents are or were citizens of Pakistan, Bangladesh, or such other country as the Central Government may specify by publication in the Official Gazette.
- It should be noted that an OCI Cardholder or OCI Singapore registration must be re-issued each time a new passport is issued up to the age of 21 and once after reaching the age of 50 due to biological changes in the applicant's face. When a new passport is granted between the ages of 21 and 50, the OCI Card or OCI Singapore registration is not required. However, if an applicant wishes to change their passport at their leisure when renewing their passport, this is permitted.
- No, OCI Stickers are no longer put on passports in recent years. Instead, OCI Card is issued as an individual OCI that must be carried with access whenever traveling to India.
- One photograph is required to apply for OCI in Singapore. The photograph size is 50 mm by 50 mm, and the background should be light grey or light blue. When using OCI online, a soft copy of the photograph must be supplied along with the signature.
-Yes, holders of OCI cards can open bank accounts in India. However, an OCI card and current passport would be required as KYC documents for opening a bank account in India. To create an account in India, the originals will be checked, and self-attested copies of all KYC papers must be given.
-When applying for an OCI card in Singapore or submitting an OCI application in Singapore, the processing period for acquiring the OCI card on a self/parents/grandparents basis is around 35 to 45 working days. If an OCI Card is sought based on a spouse, the processing time in Singapore is approximately 3 to 6 months. When applying for OCI Miscellaneous Services in Singapore, the processing period ranges from 2 weeks to 45 working days. This includes changes to address, and personal information, updating new passport information, and so on.
- To apply for OCI in Singapore, the High Commission of India requires surrendering or canceling the existing Indian passport and obtaining a renunciation certificate from the High Commission India. Only when the applicant's Indian citizenship has been revoked may they apply for a new OCI card in Singapore.
- A copy of the Indian passport; or a copy of the Domicile Certificate issued by the Competent Authority; or a copy of the Nativity Certificate from the Competent Authority; or an OCI Card/ PIO card of parents/ spouse along with the base papers/ documents upon which the OCI/ PIO card was issued; or any other proof substantiating the request. Applicants are usually allowed to submit a certificate of domicile or place of birth of themselves/parents/grandparents from the appropriate First Class Magistrate/District Magistrate (DM). Documents vary depending on who is applying for an OCI Card.
OCI Card holders can purchase residential and commercial property in India. However, they are exempt from purchasing agricultural lands.
-The applicant must have their OCI Card re-issued each time a new passport is issued up to the age of 21 and once after reaching 50 due to biological changes in the applicant's face. When unique access is granted between the ages of 21 and 50, the OCI Card or OCI Singapore registration is not required. However, if an applicant wishes to change their passport at their leisure when renewing their passport, this is permitted.
- Applicants intending to apply for Fresh OCI Application in Singapore or Miscellaneous OCI Services in Singapore are exempt from submitting their original passport. However, the actual key must be presented while applying for the verification service. As the High Commission of India in Singapore instructed, all originals must be verified before using any OCI service.
-OCI Card holders can stay in India indefinitely. However, if the cardholder stays continuously for more than 180 days on a single trip, they must register with the FRRO in the region of residency in India. If your stay is longer than 180 days, you must register with the FRRO.
-OCI Card holders must be re-issued each time a new passport is granted up to the age of 21 and once after reaching 50 due to biological changes in the applicant's face. When unique access is granted between the ages of 21 and 50, the OCI Card or OCI Singapore registration is not required. However, if an applicant wishes to change their passport at their leisure when renewing their passport, this is permitted.
Yes, OCI Card holders are permitted to reside in India indefinitely. However, if a person with an OCI Card stays continuously for more than 180 days on each trip, they must register with the FRRO in the region of residency in India. Therefore, if your stay is more than 180 days, you must register with the FRRO.