1. Identification Documents
For identification documents, you will need to provide your driver’s license or passport.
2. Proof of Address
Proof of address can include a recent utility bill, bank statement, or mortgage statement.
3. Tax Returns and Financial Statements
You will need to provide your most recent tax return and financial statement.
4. Business Registration Documents
You will need to provide your most recent business registration documents, such as your articles of incorporation or organization, bylaws or operating agreement, and board of directors’ resolutions.
5. Corporate Resolution
A corporate resolution is a document that authorizes the application for OCI and appoints authorized signatory(ies).
6. Articles of Incorporation or Organization
Your articles of incorporation or organization are the basic legal document for establishing a corporation or limited liability company (LLC). They state the name of your company, its purpose, the names and addresses of the shareholders or members, and the number of shares or membership units authorized.
7. Bylaws or Operating Agreement
Bylaws are the rules that govern how your company is run. An operating agreement is a type of bylaw that specifically governs LLCs. Both bylaws and operating agreements set out the rights and responsibilities of the shareholders or members, and detail how decisions are made within the company.
8. Board of Directors Resolutions authorizing the application for OCI and appointment of authorized signatory(ies)
This resolution is passed by your company’s board of directors and authorizes an application for OCI and appoints authorized signatory(ies). It must be signed by all directors in order to be effective
9. Employment Letter/Proof of Employment
Employment letters typically state that an employee is employed full-time by a certain company, position within the company, start date, etc., and can serve as proof of employment when applying for an OCI
10. Personal References
Personal references are individuals who know you well and can attest to your character. They should include both personal and professional references whenever possible. Professional references could include a past or current employer, colleague, client, or vendor. Personal references could be a friend, neighbor, or family member. The important thing is that they can speak to your character and personal history.