If you are of Indian origins and you want to work and reside in India, you need an Overseas Citizenship of India. The Indian government does not permit double citizenship, thus, this is the best option for you. The OCI applicant needs to own a citizenship or immigrant status of any other country other than Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The following people are eligible for the OCI status:-
  • Citizen of India after 26 January 1950
  • Originating from a National Territory of India
  • Eligible for Indian citizenship
  • Direct descendant of any citizen of India
  • Minor descendant of any citizen of India
  • Spouse of foreign origin of a citizen of India or spouse of foreign origin of an Overseas Citizen of India Cardholder registered under section 7A of the Citizenship Act, 1955 and whose marriage has been registered and subsisted for a continuous period of not less than two years immediately preceding the presentation of the application.
The Following Professionals From These Sectors Are Not Eligible For The OCI Status:
  • Remote military & police
  • Safeguard staff (in administration or resigned).
  • Government employees from any Ministry of Defense.
  • IT engineers/ temporary staff from any Defense Department.
No individual, whose guardians or grandparents or distant grandparents is or had been a resident of Pakistan or Bangladesh, is qualified for enrolment as an Overseas Citizenship of India status. Although acquiring an OCI status is an extensive procedure, we can assist you in the OCI Application and even converting POI to OCI as quickly as time permits.

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