Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) Scheme
Applications for the OCI Scheme will be received at the Indian Embassy, Washington, DC and Consulates General of India, USA with effect from January 9, 2006.
Highlights of the Scheme
The Constitution of India does not allow holding Indian citizenship and citizenship of a foreign country simultaneously. Based on the recommendation of the High Level committee on Indian Diaspora, the Government of India decided to grant Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) commonly known as ‘Dual Citizenship’.