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OCI/PIO Information

The India Consular Passport & Visa Application Centre (ICPVAC) is the outsourced partner of the Embassy of India in France. In this capacity, the ICPVAC is responsible for receipt of OCI/PIO applications, collection of fees, submission of applications at the Embassy of India in Paris, collecting the processed passports from the Embassy of India in Paris, and returning passports back to applicants.

The ICPVAC is managed by VF Services (UK) Limited who is not involved in the process of assessment of OCI/PIO applications. The assessment of visa applications is carried out by the Embassy of India, Paris and the decision to grant or refuse an OCI/PIO is at their sole discretion. Staff members of VF Services (UK) Limited have no role or influence over the outcome of an application.

The Government of India provides the following long term visas for applicants with eligibility as per the criteria for each category. Please refer to each service to check your eligibility as well as documents required when applying.


All processed documents related to Passport/OCI/other Consular Services for applications deposited at the Consular Wing of the Embassy till 14 January 2015 are being delivered at the Counter of the Consular Wing of the Embassy of India (20-22 Rue Alberic Magnard, Paris-16 (Metro Line 9) between 0930 hrs to 1130 hrs on working days. Enquiries with regard to processing of such applications will also be dealt with at the counter of the Embassy during the same time. Individuals whose applications are pending processing at the Embassy may also send a mail at