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Dear All,
Could anyone let me know the procedure if an OCI holder wants to work in India, what are the rules and procedures and documentation in this regard, he would need to comply.
The contact details of the offices/websites where he needs to apply would also be helpful.
You could also mail me the details at

From India, Mumbai
An Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) can not take up government employment.

There is no restriction for an OCI to take employment in private sector. However. I had doubt about whether an OCI will fall under "International Workman" for the purpose of EPF. Since he holds a passport which is issued by a country outside India, he is presumed to be an international workman because an international worker is one who holds a passport other than Indian passport. But at the same time being an OCI he is free to visit India without a visa, he can stay in India for any long time without informing the police station about his arrival and has all the rights that an Indian citizen has except such rights like voting right, right to become a member of parliament or assembly, right to become justice of Indian judicial system, right to take up employment in government. I had asked for clarifications in this regard from the Officials of Employees Provident Fund Organisation but failed to get any reply.

For details regarding OCI status please follow the link.

::Ministry of Home Affairs:: <link updated to site home>



From India, Kannur
OCI can work in private sector firms without work permit. Hope you have gone through the suggested link also. Regards, Madhu.T.K
From India, Kannur
I know there are some examples of PIO and OCI card holders who DO have government jobs in India. If you know of any such cases, please let me know how it was done and what kind of government job – in a University? In an institute coming under the DAE? I need to know the precedents for such things.
From India, Mumbai
If we take OCI holder to Private Employment, whether do they eligible for Income Tax exemptions like Chapter VI A, 80C, 80D...etc
If someone could share the detailed information will be highly helpful.
Thanking you...
Pasupathy VN

From India, Bangalore
The OCI scheme details are available on the link "".
Sr.No.6 provides the benefits available to PIO card holder and it specifically provides "No separate Student/Employment/Business visa will be required for admission in colleges/intuitions or taking up employment, business, etc in India".
In the event of continuous stay in India exceeding 180 days, the PIO Cardholder must get himself/herself registered, within 30 days of the expiry of 180 day, with the concerned jurisdictional FRRO/FRO.

From India, Mumbai
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