Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card Application Fees

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Fees for OCI Card

There are certain things to know about the fee for the OCI card application:

  • The payment should be made to “VFS Services (USA) Inc”
  • If the OCI card application is withdrawn in the middle of the application process, there will be no refund of application fee and service charges.
  • The fee is non-refundable after the applicant submits the original passport.
  • If the payment is not complete the application will be rejected or delayed.
  • If the application is for the whole family, then the OCI fee for everyone can be paid in one payment, mailing fee in another payment, and surrender certificate in another.
  • The fee should be attached only to the part A of the first applicant and not to each separate application.
  • Payment can be made in cash, money order, cashier’s check, or banker’s check. If applying by post cash is not accepted.
  • No personal checks are accepted.
  • Non-US passport holders and non-USA nationals residing in the US for less than 2 years have to pay $20 additional fee as reference fee.
  • A combined payment can be made for all the services.

The fee structure and total for OCI card is given below:

ServiceConsular FeeICWF FeeService FeeTotal
New OCI Card (Adult/Minor)$275.00$3.00$15.90$293.90
New OCI for PIO (In Lieu of Valid PIO Card)$100.00$3.00$15.90$118.90
New OCI Card (In Lieu of Lost PIO card)$200.00$3.00$15.90$218.90
OCI Miscellaneous Services$25.00$3.00$15.90$43.90
OCI In Lieu of Damaged/Lost OCI Card$100.00$3.00$15.90$118.90
Renunciation of OCI$25.00$3.00$15.90$43.90

For more information on how to apply for a new OCI card and all applicable fees, visit the VFS Global website.


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