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Re: OCI collection process at Birmingham

Postby devdev » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:20 pm

[quote="sheff"]Hi there,

Can someone please advise on the process of collecting the OCI (in person) from Birmingham? do I need to go twice, once for submission of British passport for stamping and next time (may be after couple of days) for collection of the British passport and OCI booklet?
or is it possible to complete both these steps the same day?

Would be grateful for any clarification on this.

Many Thanks,[/quote]


I belive its 7 days after submission of passport for OCI sticker.

Its silly, mine OCI has been posted on 30th July from India and still not arrived. They are lazy in Birmingham. Now i have to apply for a VISA as i am going India on 24th Aug.....
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Postby kmore97 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:06 am

ban.s wrote:
drsunildugar wrote:Thank you destiniation_london.
it is Eid holiday today at HCI. I do not know what time they update OCI status. My anxiety is at peak now as we have ticket for India on 15 Aug and there are only 3 working days in between. Should I try for urgent tourist visa for my son (OCI applicant) on Monday? any advice...


You are in a quite tricky situation. I believe the status will change and you'll be able to get OCI stamped by Wed 14th Aug.

However, things may get delayed for any unforeseen reason. I would suggest, keep all the visa paperwork ready and be prepared to submit on monday. You can submit the visa application until 2.30pm(?) and OCI collection until 12:00......so check the status on Monday monday up until 11am ish and take a decision.

do you live in london?


Give a call to high comission as soon as they are open. My understnding is - your paper has reached London, but highcommission may take few days to update the status from their side - considering the backlog they may have.
If you explain them your situation, they will do it urgently. You should have called them last Friday itself.
When you call them, most of the times they don't respond, but they pick up the phone once in a while if you keep trying. It happened when I applied for my daughter's PIO. When I told them I have ticket booked they have posted in on the same day.
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Postby destiniation_london » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:07 pm

OCI Aopplication
Application sent: 10-June-2013 (postal, London HCI)
Application received: 11-June-2013
Date Of Acknowledgement: 08-July-2013
Return of Original Surrender Certificate: 10-July-2013
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED ON 31-July-2013
OCI Number: AXXXXXXXX
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI) : NEW DELHI ON 02-August-2013
Document received At LONDON ON 06-August-2013

Collection
Passport sent: 08-August-2013 (postal, London HCI)
Receipt Date: 12-August-2013 (9th August was bank holiday and royal mail re-delivered it on Monday)

hopefully, it will be back with me with my OCI stamped .. lets see :)
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Re: OCI collection process at Birmingham

Postby sheff » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:35 am

Many thanks devdev for responding to my query.

cheers
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Postby ban.s » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:27 pm

drsunildugar wrote:Thanks Ban. You are right it has become a very tricky situation for us now.
I live in Stanmore, London.
Do you think I will be able to get visa for my son by Wednesday (14th Aug) if I apply on Monday (12 Aug)?. We have tickets for India on 15th.


what did you finally do?
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Postby newdawn » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:22 pm

OCI Aopplication
Application sent: 14-Aug-2013 (In Person, London HCI)
Application received: 14-Aug-2013
Date Of Acknowledgement: 14-Aug-2013
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED ON: 09-Sep-2013
OCI Number: AXXXXXXX
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI): 11-Sep-2013
Document received At LONDON: 12-Sep-2013

Collection by Post - Received on 26-Sep-2013
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OCI Birmingham recipt

Postby karthik71080 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:51 pm

My OCI was despatched from delhi on 2nd of Aug but still not receiv/ed in Bmingham.... does any one OCI reached Birmingham after this date
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Postby Sardarsingh » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:21 pm

OCI Application
Application sent: 26-March-2013 (postal, London HCI)
Application received: 27-March-2013
Date Of Acknowledgement: 17-May-2013
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED ON 08-June-2013
OCI Number: AXXXXXXXX
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI) : NEW DELHI ON 13-June-2013
Document received At LONDON ON 17-June-2013

Collection
Passport sent: 07-August-2013 (postal, London HCI)
Receipt Date: 08-August-2013

It has been over a week now that I sent my documents and I am not sure if the delay on my side to send the documents is delaying the process. So can any comment on this whether they will object why I waited more than a month to send them the documents.
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Re: OCI Birmingham recipt

Postby achu » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:25 am

karthik71080 wrote:My OCI was despatched from delhi on 2nd of Aug but still not receiv/ed in Bmingham.... does any one OCI reached Birmingham after this date


Hi I am in same state my OCI is been dispatched on 02/08/2013 still not received in Birmingham.
please update if anyone gets any confirmation.
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Postby Gopaalan » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:46 pm

OCI - Application in person at London on 15/07/13

Date Of Acknowledgement: 15-July-2013 (OCI LOndon)
OCI PROCESSED ON 06-Aug-2013
OCI Number: AXXXXXXXX
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI) : NEW DELHI ON 07-AUG-2013
Document received At LONDON ON 12-AUG-2013

*******
Collected OCI from HCI London on 14/08/2013.
Reached there at 10:40am, submitted passport & OCI status print outs (at 11:25am)
Went back in the evening to queue up to collect at 3:30pm, started distributing it at 4:40pm, got the OCI at 4:50pm.
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Postby Gopaalan » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:49 pm

Very impressed with the speed of processing at HCI London. In total it took 29 days from submission in person and the processed OCI to reach back in London. I collected it in person 2 days later. 8)
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Re: OCI Postal Application- London

Postby yerras » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:43 am

desilemons wrote:
yerras wrote:OCI London timeline

Date of postal application - 20-JUN-2013
Date of acknowledgement - 27-JUN-2013
Date processed - 22-JUL-2013
Dispatched from New Delhi - 24-JUL-2013
Received at London - 02-AUG-2013

Printed and posted on: 05-AUG-2013


Did you get your passport back with OCI card? If not, can you update us when you get it please?


Received at London 06-Aug-2013 (Royal mail tracking)
Still waiting for the stamped passports to be returned(SD envelope was included) :x
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Postby mehp » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:08 am

MY TIMELINE:
Applied At CGI Birmingham (in person)
Applied On : 03-JUL-2013
Date Of Acknowledgement: 03-July-2013
Registration Status Granted On : 19-AUG-2013
Documents Printing Status : PROCESSED
Documents Printed On : 19-AUG-2013
Documents Dispatched to CGI : 21-AUG-2013
Documents Received : 04-SEP-2013
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Birmingham OCI Timeline

Postby karthik71080 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:02 pm

MY TIMELINE:
Applied At CGI Birmingham (in person)
Applied On : 30-APR-2013
Date Of Acknowledgement: 30-APR-2013
Registration Status Granted On : 31-JUL-2013
Documents Printing Status : PROCESSED
Documents Printed On : 31-JUL-2013
Documents Dispatched to CGI : 02-AUG-2013
Documents Received : 20-AUG-2013
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Postby Sardarsingh » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:58 pm

Finally my passport is stamped and is on its way tomorrow. :D :D :D
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oci application in person - hci london

Postby anandm1 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:22 pm

Hi, Could I ask if what is the acceptable form of payment if the application is being made in person? I can't seem to find anything in the guidance about this except for 'what is not acceptable if applying by post. Thanks.
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Postby destiniation_london » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:16 am

Sardarsingh wrote:Finally my passport is stamped and is on its way tomorrow. :D :D :D


how did you know your passport has been stamped ... do you know this by tracking on Royal mail .... I've sent my passport 10 days back to London and has stil not received it. .. have already sent email three times but no reply..
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Postby ban.s » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:25 am

I know it's indeed a frustrating experience for you but for postal applications with HCI patience is the best virtue.
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OCI Postal collection Timelines

Postby raokartik » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:40 am

Hi There,

I got my OCI acknowledgement on the 6th August and sent my postal application with Special delivery on the 8th August. It was confirmed on the 12th as 9th was a bank holiday.

Its been more 9 days they still have not dispatched the OCI. Let me know if someone has similar timelines and have got their OCI.

Cheers,
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Postby Sardarsingh » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:47 am

destiniation_london wrote:
Sardarsingh wrote:Finally my passport is stamped and is on its way tomorrow. :D :D :D


how did you know your passport has been stamped ... do you know this by tracking on Royal mail .... I've sent my passport 10 days back to London and has stil not received it. .. have already sent email three times but no reply..


When I sent the passport with a special delivery envelope inside, I copied the tracking number from it and used that to track its return. For your information I sent the documents for stamp on 7th august and got them back today on 21st august so I suggest yours will take little longer since there was also bank holiday. If I count all the business days then the number comes to 9 days in total. My journey is now complete and I wish all the best to others.
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