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Government of India has issued new instructions to the Consulates relating to submission and processing of application form in respect of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and OCI miscellaneous services on the online system.

It is brought to the notice of all concerned that the online module for submission and processing of application form for registration as OCI card holders and OCI miscellaneous services along with uploading of documents, photographs and signature of the applicant has rolled out with effect from 01.01.2016.  It is mandatory for the applicants to upload the supporting documents, photographs and the signature in the online system.

CKGS is the only authorized Service Provider for the Embassy of India and its Consulates across the USA for Visa, OCI, Renunciation of Indian Citizenship services from May 21, 2014. Applicants based on their jurisdiction can submit their applications to thesesix centers. Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco & Atlanta.


It is very important that you apply on the CKGS website.

OCI application should not be filled directly on the Government of India website. Application must be filled via the links on the CKGS website provided below. CKGS website will eventually lead to the Government of India website to fill the form at the appropriate step.

For USA applicants, the CKGS website has been customized so that service category, type, duration, fees and documents checklist are displayed. The supplementary documents, forms and letters requirements are as per the instructions of the Embassy of India in USA. Applicant is required to fill in the widget and will be guided through the entire application process.

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Address of CKGS Application Center

CKGS Application Center
5883 Glenridge Dr, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Contact No
(516) 206-1483

Contact / Feedback
Click on www.in.ckgs.us/feedback
For an existing applicant, CKGS will only be able to assist you once you provide the following information.
1.  Web Reference Number
2.  Passport Number
3.  Date of Birth

OCI + Renunciation can be serviced together through the CKGS website. Applicant is required to fill in the widget and will be guided through the entire application process.

Consular applicants (including OCI/PIO applicants) may walk-in to the Consulate at 5549 Glenridge Drive NE, Atlanta GA 30342 from 10.00 am to 12:30 pm on all working days or send an email at cons.atlanta@mea.gov.in (for visa, passport, OCI/PIO matters, renunciation of Indian citizenship and miscellaneous services)for redressal of their grievances including those from the service provider.

For OCI Queries to Consulate General of India:
Phone:  404-963-7742 /404-963-5902
Email: cons.atlanta@mea.gov.in

Rules for Re-issue of OCI Card (On getting a New Passport)

• For an applicant who is 20 years of age or younger, OCI documents must be re-issued each time a new passport is issued.
• For an applicant who is 50 years of age or older, OCI documents must be re-issued once after the issuance of a new passport. If the OCI card is issued for the first time after the age of 50 years, then there is no need for re-issuance of OCI.
• For an applicant who is 21 to 49 years of age, there is no need to re-issue OCI documents each time a new passport is issued. However, if the applicant desires, he/she can request that the OCI documents be re-issued so that the OCI documents reflect the correct passport number.