OCI card in lieu of PIO card OCI card in lieu of PIO card

OCI card in lieu of PIO card

Consulate General of India



Procedure for issue of OCI card in lieu of PIO card.

  • The supporting documents is to be uploaded and also to be attached with the application filled online by the applicant.
  • Thereafter the complete set of documents (application and supporting documents) may be submitted to the Consulate along with applicable fee for the service.

Check-List of documents:

  • Application form Part A& B duly (Category-conversion from PIO to OCI : ) filled in and signed wherever necessary.
  • 2 recent photographs measuring 50x50 mm
  • Copy of first and last page of PIO Card.
  • Copy of present German passport
  • Copy of Address proof (Meldebescheinigung/Personalausweis)
  • PIO card in original needs to be submitted to the Consulate at the time of issue of a new OCI card.  The PIO card will be retained by the Consulate.


(a)     Indian Consulate reserves the right to ask for any additional documents, if considered necessary.

(b)     Applicant may be called for personal-interview, verification of original documents if considered necessary.

Submission/Collection of Documents:

Personal Submission of Documents: Application along with supporting documents may be submitted at the Consulate personally by scheduling an appointment at the following link (Please click here).

Submission by Post:  Completed Application along with supporting document may also be sent to the Consulate by Post at the following address:


Widenmayerstraße 15,

80538 München

Dispatch/Return of new OCI card: New OCI Card can be collected from the Consulate between 2.00 to 4.00 PM on any working day after the OCI card is ready. For delivery/return of OCI card by Post, please send a self-addressed and stamped envelope (Euro 4.05) along with your application.

Delivery Time: 8 to 10 weeks from the date of receipt in the Consulate