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Before proceeding further to complete your OCI application, please read the following guidelines/instructions carefully:

Web link for submission of online application: https://ociservices.gov.in/

Track status of your application: https://ociservices.gov.in/statusEnquiry

IMPORTANT: India does not allow holding of dual citizenship to its nationals. It is a punishable offence under the Indian Passport Act, 1967 to hold and travel on an Indian passport after acquiring foreign passport. Therefore, an Indian national upon acquiring Argentinian/Uruguayan/Paraguayan or any other foreign nationality is required to renounce his/her Indian citizenship by surrendering Indian passport to the nearest Indian Consulate/ High Commission/ Embassy immediately.

WARNING: Cancellation of OCI card : If it is found that the registration as an OCI cardholder was obtained by means of fraud, false representation or concealment of any material fact or the registered OCI cardholder has shown disaffection towards the Constitution of India or comes under any of the provisions of Section 7D of India’s Citizenship Act, 1955, the OCI registration of such person will not only be cancelled forthwith but he/she will also be blacklisted preventing his/her future entry into India.

HELP DESK AT EMBASSY OF INDIA IN BUENOS AIRES: For any clarification / query with regard to OCI, please write to cons.buenos@mea.gov.in


PRESS RELEASE Acceptability of PIO Cards for travel to India till 31st December, 2021

PRESS RELEASE Conversion of PIO Card to OCI Card

PRESS RELEASE Instructions about re-issuance of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Cards-regarding

PRESS RELEASE Relaxation in OCI Guidelines till 31st December 2020

PRESS RELEASE Extension of last day for getting OCI Card re-issued to 30 June, 2021