The Government of India has decided to launch the scheme for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) with effect from 14 November 2005. The eligibility criteria and the application form are available at: www.mha.nic.in/oci/oci-
Forms duly completed, along with a fee of US$ 275/-
The OCI Registration fee is normally required to be deposited in cash at the Embassy counter. In the case of applications being sent by courier service ( prepaid for return pick up) the demand draft for US$ 280 ( to cover bank charges) should be drawn in the name of Embassy of India Suriname.
NOTE: While travelling to India the OCI card holder must be in possesion of his valid passport bearing visa sticker besides the OCI card.
Applicants are advised to add US$ 3.00 to the cheques /drafts for fee drawn in favour of Embassy of India, Paramaribo.