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Important Announcement by Govt of India (November 4, 2020) :

The Indian Embassy at Washington DC, US has started accepting online applications for visas, Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI), renunciation, passport, and Global Entry Programme (GEP) services through a new service provider, VFS Global, with effect from November 4, 2020.

We have one humble request. If ordering for more than one person, please Place a Single Order for all persons, or pay us with Venmo or Zelle and save upto 15%!. PayPal now takes $.50 extra per Payment (besides regular 3% fee) which for a $5 payment comes out to be around 15%!

OCI Photo Rejected?

You are not alone. We have many NRI and PIOs come to us after their OCI Photo is rejected. We help them with correct OCI Photo for Upload. When you ask for 'OCI Photos near me', we are right near your home! You can order OCI photo online on this page.

OCI Photo NOT same as Passport Photo:

Are OCI photos the same as US Passport photos that we get from a local store like Costco, Walgreens, or CVS? (Note: Costco no longer offers Passport photos in their stores!)

Both are in 2x2 inch (51x51mm) size but have some material differences.

USA Passport Photo OCI Photo
White background.
Between 50-67% face height
OCI photos require a colored background (they specifically ask for non-white).
Around 80% face coverage
USA Passport Photo OCI Photo sample

Digital Photo and Digital Signature upload on Govt of India/MHA website:

Our full OCI package for $12 includes digital as well as printed OCI photos for "Overseas Citizenship of India" applicants. Recently, OCI Application has started asking for a digital photo in jpg or jpeg format. It also requires a digital image of signature or thumb impression. We can help you with both and, also printed photos.
You can order only Digital Images or Printed photos for $8.95. Or order both (full bundle of digital images for photo & signature and 6 printed photos) for only $12.95.

OCI Digital Images Upload: Applicant's image and Applicant's signature image (Max size 200kb).
(Page 6 on this link: https://www.mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/2OCIcardholder_Brochure_15112019.pdf)

Printed Photos: You can pick up printed photos at Walgreens or CVS store within one business day (usually within few hours..(Please avoid Walmart stores for printing as they print online orders on Matte/semi-glossy paper).
Digital Images: We will email back digital images as fill attachments usually within few hours but within 24 hours at most on business days.

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OCI Photo Upload: Background Confusion- White or Colored?

Good News: VFS Global and Government of India- Ministry of Home Affairs- OCI now no longer have conflicting specs for OCI photos. VFS asks for a white/plain light (pale) background for the photos while the Govt of India, Ministry of Home Affairs asks specifically for a color (non-white) background. By default, we will create your OCI photos with light (pale) blue background so they are likely to be accepted by VFS as well OCI office.

Here are the MHA/Official OCI specs:
OCI Photo official specs

OCI Photo Requirements VFS:

Full specs on VFS.com: https://services.vfsglobal.com/one-pager/india/united-states-of-america/oci-services/pdf/oci-checklist-misc-adult-final.pdf


Government of India's OCI Services website:

OCI Color background

Photograph to be affixed on the application should be a square shape of size not less than 51*51mm (with 80% coverage of face). It should have a plain light color background (not white) without the border with the front view of the person's head and shoulders showing the full face in the middle of the photograph. It should not be stapled and not have any signature.

OCI Photo Head Size Confusion: 50-65% or 70-80%?

This is another confusing matter for OCI Photos. Sample photos show coverage by the face of around 60-65%. However, the Government of India website mentions 80% coverage, as you can see above!
We make photos of the average specs.

We can say one thing that photos we have created for OCI for our customers have an almost 0% rejection rate so order confidently with us.

Photograph requirements -Detailed specs on this link: https://ociservices.gov.in/Photo-Spec-FINAL.pdf

OCI Photo Size- Detailed Specifications:



OCI Photo Resize- Customer Feedback

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!
Great service! Very impressed.

Customer: Leena Joshi
Mon 8/17/09 8:46 PM


OCI Photo specs Indian HIgh Commission in New Zealand
If you are applying to New Zealand High Commission of India (section 6), they want 51x51mm photos on acolored background. After placing your order, email us and let us know that you need OCI photos for Indian High Commission in New Zealand.

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