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OCI Photos (Overseas Citizenship
of India)- Digital image
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We provide digital as well as printed OCI photos for "Overseas Citizenship
of India" applicants. Recently, Indian consulates have started asking for digital photo in jpg or jpeg format that is (1) less than 30KB in file size, (2) aspect ratio of 1:1, and (3) are between 300x300 to 900x900 pixels. We can help you with digital image which you can upload with your OCI application online. At the time of ordering, please select OCI and country as India OCI Digital. If you want to order printed photos too, you can for 1 person/12 photos and provide store address for pick up.
To order digital image for OCI (with or without printed photos), please click on this link.
If you are paying for 1 person/12 photos, we will help you format your signature or thumb print free of charge.
1. It is mandatory to upload Applicant's image and Applicant's signature image during OCI-Registration
2. Both the images must be in jpeg or jpg format, with max size 200kb.
3. The height and width specifications of Applicant Photo are as follows:
The minimum dimensions are 200 pixels (width) x 200 pixels (height).
The maximum dimensions are 900 pixels (width) x 900 pixels (height).
4. The height and width specifications of Signature Photo are as follows:
The minimum dimensions are 200 pixels (width) x 67 pixels (height).
The maximum dimensions are 900 pixels (width) x 300 pixels (height).
5. Kindly be ready with both these images before starting the registration process.
- Applicant's Images must be square; i.e, aspect ratio must be 1:1
- Applicant's Signature Images should have aspect ratio(height:width) must be 1:3
2 simple steps:
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Please note that different
consulates in USA have slightly different instructions for OCI passport
photos, and they are subjective too, like face should not be too big
or too small-- but we will reprint your photos free if your photos get
If you are applying to a consulate outside USA, please email us at and
let us know the photos requirements published on your consulate website.
We will ensure that we provide you accurate OCI photos as per your consulate's
||OCI Photo Requirement
Consulate of India
Consulate of India
York- Consulate of India
DC- Indian Embassy
consulates of India in the USA have oursourced OCI applications
to Travisa oursourcing. This has resulted in two imporant changes:
1) Travisa requires 2x2 inch photos fo OCI applications.
2) Travisa officially does not allow glasses in photos. On their
website, and in their communications, they clearly mention: "No
glasses are allowed to be worn in the photo" so if you are
wearing glasses, please provide us a photo without glasses or
you will be liable for rejections if any.
(However when we called their office on Friday, May 13, 2011,
Alicia of Travisa told us that glasses are OK provided eyes are
Travisa website- OCI section:
Photos are required to be recent, identical, sized 2 inches by
2 inches, in color, depicting front pose against light background
on photographic paper. Do not wear glasses in the photo. Detailed
information about photos can be viewed at OCI
Consulates in Canada
Photo size requirement from the Master source- Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India
Photograph to be affixed
on the application should be of square shape of size
not less than 51*51mm (with 80% coverage
by face). It should have light color background
(not white) without border with front view of personís
head and shoulders showing the full face in the middle of the photograph.
Photographs that do not conform to these standards will be rejected
and may cause a delay in processing the applications.
OCI Photos - Customer
Thank you very much for your thorough and expedited service with
visa photos for my family. I just want to let you know that I
must have visited about 10 stores including 3 Walgreens and 7
CVS and no one could do the 35mm x 35mm photos for me. I am glad
I found your website; your service and follow up have been superb.
I have already recommended
your services to two Indians today who are looking for visa photos.
Thu 11/12/09 6:44 PM
I received the photos
they look great!
Customer: Leena Joshi
Mon 8/17/09 8:46 PM
Additional Detail about OCI Photo Requirements:
If you are in the USA, the Internet, and the Web-site of your consulate
itself can confuse you. As an example, on the San Francisco consulate
website itself, on one page, they ask applicants to submit 3 photos
and on others they ask you to submit 2 copies with their OCI application!
(We confirmmed over phone with them that they need only 2 copies.) Regarding
'OCI Photo size' and 'OCI Photo Background', every Consulate of India
in the USA has its own guidelines!! San Francisco requires 2 x2 size
photos with white or off-white background even though the photo sample
on their website is having colored background!!!
of India, Washington DC also seems to require 2x2 photos.
Not sure if they want white or colored background. (If you know this,
please let us know for the benefit of other fellow Indians in the USA)
Consulate of India, New York
seems to have started asking for 2x2 inch photos too (since Feb 2010).
Their website asks for color backgrouond (not white) but the document
with details requirements for photos (the pdf document) asks for white
or off-white background!!! We wish they were consistent in their requirements
throughout their website!
OCI photos for residents of the USA who are sending applications to
Photos in 2x2 inch (51x51mm) size
OCI Photo requirements from various
Indian Consulates in the USA
The Consulate General of
India, New York has outsourced the handling of OCI applications to M/s.
Travisa Outsourcing. The outsourcing arrangement in respect of the area
falling under the consular jurisdiction of the Consulate General of
India, New York (The Jurisdiction of Consulate General of India, New
York is Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, as well as Puerto
Rico and the Virgin Islands.) will come into effect on 15th February,
M/s Travisa Outsourcing will
receive OCI applications with effect from 15th February, 2011. All applications
received by Travisa Outsourcing will be acknowledged to the applicants
by the next working day.
It has been decided to outsource the services for processing of OCI
card/PIO card/Surrender Certificate applications in respect of the Consulate
General of India, Chicago to M/S TRAVISA Outsourcing, Chicago. The outsourcing
arrangement in respect of area falling under consular jurisdiction of
the Consulate General of India, Chicago (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) will
come into effect on 22nd March 2011. M/S TRAVISA Outsourcing will start
to receive applications for all OCI Card/PIO Card/Surrender Certificate
from 22nd March 2011. The Contact details of M/s Travisa Outsourcing
are as follows:
M/s TRAVISA OUTSOURCING,
17 North State Street,
Suite no. 950,
Chicago IL 60602
Please note that M/s Travisa Outsourcing, Chicago is the only authorized
agency for collecting applications for the OCI/PIO/Surrender Certificate
services and delivery of the OCI/PIO/Surrender Certificates to the applicants.
No other, repeat, No other agency is authorized for this purpose. Please
note that after outsourcing, the Consulate will not accept above mentioned
applications directly. All decisions regarding granting of above mentioned
services remain with the Consulate General of India, Chicago.
Note: OCI Processing outsourced
to TraVisa processing.
of the Consulate General of India, San Francisco are: Alaska,
Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New
Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. To apply at
this Consulate Office, you must reside in one of the above States.
If your State is not mentioned, please click here
General of India, San Francisco has decided to outsource the handling
of OCI/PIO/Renunciation applications to M/s. Travisa Outsourcing.
The outsourcing arrangement in respect of the area falling under the
consular jurisdiction of this Consulate will come into effect on 8
Outsourcing will receive OCI/PIO/Renunciation applications with effect
from 8 March 2011. All applications received by Travisa Outsourcing
will be acknowledged to the applicants by the next working day. For
detailed guidelines on submitting the applications, documentation
requirements and fee etc., kindly visit the following link:
General of India, San Francisco will accept direct OCI/PIO/Renunciation
applications only upto February 11, 2011. Any such application received
after February 11, 2011 directly in the Consulate will be returned
unprocessed at the cost of the applicant. Applicants can apply for
such services again from March 8, 2011 at Travisa Outsourcing. Please
check Travisa website for more details.
arrangement will not affect the applicants whose applications are
already under process. Such applicants will continue to deal directly
with the Consulate General of India including submission of additional
documents and passports. However, the applicants whose applications
have been returned by the Consulate on account of any deficiency will
have to resubmit the application to M/s Travisa (and not to the Consulate
General of India) after addressing the deficiencies.
you have already applied for OCI which has been received at the consulate
before February 11 you can check the status by using the following
WITH EFFECT FROM MAY 21, 2014 THE VISA/OCI/PIO/RENUNCIATION OF INDIAN CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION COLLECTION/PROCESSING AND DELIVERY PROCESS HAS BEEN OUTSOURCED TO COX & KINGS GLOBAL SERVICES PVT. LTD. WALK IN APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT THE EMBASSY. ALSO PLEASE DON'T SEND APPLICATION FORMS TO EMBASSY.
The Address & Contact details of CKGS Application Center in Washington DC
1250 23rd St NW Washington,
Telephone : The new numbers are 516-206-1483 & 646-589-0088.
Contact / feedback link: http://ww1.in.ckgs.us/feedback/