How to Cancel or Renounce OCI Card In India

Cancel or Renounce OCI Card In India By Yourself

When a valid OCI card holder wants to cancel or renounce their OCI registration, it can be done by following the steps.

Application In Person

  • The applicant must apply in person at The Indian Mission/Post where OCI registration was granted.
  • Link for contact details. Mission overseas link
  • Complete the application on the form XXII. link
  • Visit the office of your choice. Complete your application with all required documents to the office and follow their rules to start the procedure.
  • The application will then be processed to end or cancel OCI.

Required Documents For Cancel or Renounce OCI Card

  • OCI details
  • Evidence of current citizenship
  • Photocopy of passport that is valid (applicable in all instances) Valid for minimum six months from the date of application submission.
  • Birth date.
  • Proof of address of location of the application (Electricity bill/Telephone bill)
  • Aadhaar card (as as per the the requirement)
  • For minors
    • Passport of parent or guardian
    • Affidavit to be filed as per the requirement


Please supply any additional documentation or information as the required by the online process and as an official quote.

Office Locations and Contacts

Ministry of Home Affairs,North Block, New Delhi 110001 India.
Telephone No. 23092392


  • A valid OCI Card holder.




  • If you have filed a request in India you must obtain a demand draft for that amount drawn out in favor of
  • “Pay and Accounts Officer (Secretariat), Ministry of Home Affairs” payable at New Delhi.


Validity expires once the cancellation process is completed

The Information You Need

  • Valid OCI details
  • Applicant details.
  • Age and date of birth.
  • Address details.
  • Signature/thumb impression.
  • Photograph

Documentation is needed

  • It is also known as the Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) is an immigration status that permits the foreign citizen who is of Indian origin to reside as well as work India for an indefinite period.
  • The OCI was established as a response to the demand for dual citizenship from the Indian of Indian.

External Links

Information relating to cancellation or revocation of OCI Card



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