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Important Notice for Passport applicants

As per ICAO regulations, with effect form 24th November, 2015, all Travel documents should be in machine readable format.  Therefore, all Indian Citizens holding manually written passports or holding passports with manual endorsements are advised to immediately apply for machine readable passports.

Important Notice for PIO/OCI applicants

All PIO card holders are hereby informed that the PIO Scheme has been withdrawn and they are requested to apply at the earliest for conversion of the PIO card to OCI.

With the changed format of the OCI card from 30th September, 2015, there would be no need for OCI stickers to be affixed on the foreign passport of the OCI holder.

All OCI applicants who are applying for OCI status on the basis of their marriage to an Indian citizen may please note that the marriage should have subsisted for at least two years to be eligible to apply for OCI status on this basis.




Public dealing hours for passports, OCI and other consular documents is Monday till Friday from 09:30 - 12:30 hours

For Passport, OCI and consular matters - please contact cons.munich@mea.gov.in giving applicant's personal details and Web File No.

Visa queries and applications should be submitted to International Visa Services (http://ivs-germany.com).   In case of any problem, visa section of the Consulate can be contacted through cons.munich@mea.gov.in.  Please furnish Web File No. while communicating.

Commercial Representative / Consul (E&C) Mr. N.Ramakrishnan may be contacted at <com.munich@mea.gov.in for commercial matters.

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