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british_indian
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Post by british_indian » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:36 pm

Hi ,

Just got a mail from them .
Problem is they are not abiding the Queue system .

They said the people who had issues with printing are in backlog and need to wait ....
and Fresh people have no issues :) ....Anyway we have to wait .....

So no idea why they process fresh cases if they have many in backlog ..funny system
...aNYWAY NO SURPRISE


rambler wrote:I also applied on the 11th. My status has not changed to printed yet.

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Post by Ocilondon » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:34 pm

Got reply today from OciUnit

"Applications granted in London upto 3rd May have been printed.  Your turn will come in the next lot of London, may be this or next week"

My timeline as below:

Date Of Acknowledgment: 05-MAY-2011
Photo/Signature: Scanned on 06-MAY-2011
Registration status: Granted on 06-MAY-2011
Documents Printing Status: Not yet PRINTED
Documents Printed On:
Documents Dispatched to Concerned Mission/Office on: NOT DISPATCHED
Documents Received at LONDON: NOT YET

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Questions

Post by TC » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:23 am

I have filled in OCI application for me, my wife and two children. I will have to print the application later as I do not have printer at home.

1. How do I retrieve the application. I am using the reference number and DOB but it says the application does not exist?

2. Do I have print 8 copies of this application? two for each applicant. If I do this what happens to Part A of the other applicants??

Thanks for the answering my questions.

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Re: Questions

Post by TC » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:33 am

Not to worry both questions are now resolved. I was able to retrieve the applications and they are individual applications.
TC wrote:I have filled in OCI application for me, my wife and two children. I will have to print the application later as I do not have printer at home.

1. How do I retrieve the application. I am using the reference number and DOB but it says the application does not exist?

2. Do I have print 8 copies of this application? two for each applicant. If I do this what happens to Part A of the other applicants??

Thanks for the answering my questions.

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Post by british_indian » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:59 pm

Thank God ...Mine is now in PRINTED STATUS ..Applied on 10th ...


british_indian wrote:Hi ,

Just got a mail from them .
Problem is they are not abiding the Queue system .

They said the people who had issues with printing are in backlog and need to wait ....
and Fresh people have no issues :) ....Anyway we have to wait .....

So no idea why they process fresh cases if they have many in backlog ..funny system
...aNYWAY NO SURPRISE


rambler wrote:I also applied on the 11th. My status has not changed to printed yet.

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Post by in-london » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:34 pm

My updated status:
Date Of Acknowledgment: 23-MAY-2011
Photo/Signature: Scanned on 24-MAY-2011
Registration status: Granted on 24-MAY-2011
Documents Printing Status: PRINTED
Documents Printed On: 04-JUN-2011
Documents Dispatched to Concerned Mission/Office on: 07-JUN-2011
Documents Received at LONDON: 08-JUN-2011

That's just 16 days from date of application! I am quite impressed by their efficiency.
(And I can't believe it took just 1 day from date of despatch to date of receipt in London!)

I plan to pick up the docs tomorrow.

All the best to everyone who is waiting for their OCI.

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Post by british_indian » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:59 am

Mate your are simply being Lucky .....i and many have waited almost > a month .........

Their phone numbers never work . One day i tried almost 20 times ......I think they need to bring in more of professionalism ..



Is it not a shame for the biggest IT giant to be stuck in a simple printer problem for weeks ...?



in-london wrote:My updated status:
Date Of Acknowledgment: 23-MAY-2011
Photo/Signature: Scanned on 24-MAY-2011
Registration status: Granted on 24-MAY-2011
Documents Printing Status: PRINTED
Documents Printed On: 04-JUN-2011
Documents Dispatched to Concerned Mission/Office on: 07-JUN-2011
Documents Received at LONDON: 08-JUN-2011

That's just 16 days from date of application! I am quite impressed by their efficiency.
(And I can't believe it took just 1 day from date of despatch to date of receipt in London!)

I plan to pick up the docs tomorrow.

All the best to everyone who is waiting for their OCI.

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Post by in-london » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:39 pm

Please do keep in mind that the 'printer problem' might have been something much bigger, hence took a while to be resolved.

Hopefully your OCI is actioned soon. All the best.

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Post by Ocilondon » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:31 pm

Finally My oci printed on 7th june ...dispatched today 9th june... It was granted on 6th may

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collecting oci

Post by shaks08 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:24 am

Hi guys, i have really learnt a lot from below is my online status;

Photo/Signature Scanned
On 13-APR-2011
Registration Status Granted
On 19-MAY-2011
Documents Printing Status
PRINTED
Documents Printed On
03-JUN-2011
Documents Dispatched to Concerned Mission/Office on 07-JUN-2011
Documents Received at BIRMINGHAM
On 09-JUN-2011

ok so now i just need to go and collect the oci but i am a little confused wether the office in Birmingham will sort oci the same day i give my passport as i have read on this forum that people have been given their passport on the same day (in person), but on the birmingham visa website it states that you need to drop the passport off and collect after 3 working days (in person)

please advise guys

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Post by shaks08 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:55 am

ok i think the office in birmingham will not give the passport back on the same day and we have to come back and collect after 3 working days
if thats the case than i am better off sending via special delivery as i am in preston and can't get time off work, has anyone sent 2 applications in 1 special delivery bag or do i need to send it seperately. ( I have a single app and a family of 4 app) all need collecting as it was applied in same time and we all live in same address.
(single is for my mum and family is for my wife and 2 children)

TC
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Time Line

Post by TC » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:27 pm

Postal applications for couple and 2 children.

My status:
Date posted: 10/06/2011
Date received by HCI, London:
Date Of Acknowledgment:
Photo/Signature Scanned on:
Registration status Granted on:
Documents Printed On:
Documents Dispatched to Concerned Mission/Office on:
Documents Received at LONDON: :roll:

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Post by sachin_4646 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:52 pm

@shaks08

One self addressed special delivery envelope is fine for all the applications. It takes upto 2 weeks if you decide to do it by post.

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Timeline

Post by TC » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:17 pm

Postal applications for couple and 2 children.

My status:
Date posted: 10/06/2011
Date received by HCI, London: 13/06/2011
Date Of Acknowledgment: 16/06/2011
Photo/Signature Scanned on:
Registration status Granted on:
Documents Printed On:
Documents Dispatched to Concerned Mission/Office on:
Documents Received at LONDON:

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Should I just wait or re-submit photos again?

Post by query2011 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:04 pm

Hi,

I applied (as family) for the OCI on 03/06 at HCI London and the online update (OCI website) says it has been granted (for everyone in the family) on 06/06 but there is no update for printing so far.

I realise that HCI website says to re-submit the photos in case of not-being-printed even 1 week after OCI is granted but I also realise that the printer in Delhi has had a few outages recently and hence there may be a backlog.

Should I just wait for a few more days? I need to take fresh photos if I need to re-submit as my local photograher charged me £14.99 for just 2 photos for OCI last time. So submitting new photos means additional expense - something I prefer to do if that is the only option.

Thanks for your time.

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Re: Should I just wait or re-submit photos again?

Post by TC » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:14 pm

Why can't they just add another line in the online status verification to say if the photos are acceptable or not than just keep us guessing?
query2011 wrote:Hi,

I applied (as family) for the OCI on 03/06 at HCI London and the online update (OCI website) says it has been granted (for everyone in the family) on 06/06 but there is no update for printing so far.

I realise that HCI website says to re-submit the photos in case of not-being-printed even 1 week after OCI is granted but I also realise that the printer in Delhi has had a few outages recently and hence there may be a backlog.

Should I just wait for a few more days? I need to take fresh photos if I need to re-submit as my local photograher charged me £14.99 for just 2 photos for OCI last time. So submitting new photos means additional expense - something I prefer to do if that is the only option.

Thanks for your time.

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Post by shaks08 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:17 pm

thanks sachin,

i posted my application on monday and rang today for an update but all i got for a response (which was freindly... as i expected) was that it takes up to 10 days

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Re: Should I just wait or re-submit photos again?

Post by inhereford » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:04 pm

[quote="TC"]Why can't they just add another line in the online status verification to say if the photos are acceptable or not than just keep us guessing?[quote="query2011"]Hi,

I applied (as family) for the OCI on 03/06 at HCI London and the online update (OCI website) says it has been granted (for everyone in the family) on 06/06 but there is no update for printing so far.

I realise that HCI website says to re-submit the photos in case of not-being-printed even 1 week after OCI is granted but I also realise that the printer in Delhi has had a few outages recently and hence there may be a backlog.

Should I just wait for a few more days? I need to take fresh photos if I need to re-submit as my local photograher charged me £14.99 for just 2 photos for OCI last time. So submitting new photos means additional expense - something I prefer to do if that is the only option.

Thanks for your time.[/quote][/quote]

Can't you ring people in HCI? Or email the person listed on OCI registration form. Hope all goes well. Please keep posted.

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Timeline

Post by TC » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:45 pm

Postal applications for couple and 2 children.

My status:
Date posted: 10/06/2011
Date received by HCI, London: 13/06/2011
Date Of Acknowledgment: 16/06/2011
Photo/Signature Scanned on: 17/06/2011
Registration status Granted on: 17/06/2011
Documents Printed On:
Documents Dispatched to Concerned Mission/Office on:
Documents Received at LONDON:

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Waiting for it to be PRINTED in Delhi

Post by query2011 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:31 am

Has anyone whose OCI has been 'GRANTED' on or around 6th June (applied at HCI London) been moved to status 'PRINTED'? I am still waiting for mine to be printed at Delhi (mine was granted on 6th June).

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