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vij_sp_1980
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Post by vij_sp_1980 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:13 am

GreatMechEngr thanks for the timelines.

pahini,

[1] Do I need to sign the form?
yes

[2] Do I need to take left hand thumb impression for my infant daughter who is just five months old?
Right for female and left for male

[3] Documents likely to be included - photo copy of my OCI, my residence proof, marriage certificate, full birth certificate, fees, pre paid envelope, photo copy of UK passport, two copies of of above documents, two photoes.

Actually one photo is sufficient when applying in UK.

[4] I have filled the form in her name as first applicant - is it right or do i need to put my name as parent to represent her OCI application?>

Her name should be fine.

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2 weeks deadline passed

Post by tpoddar » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:44 pm

Hi,
I had submitted my OCI application by post on 28th November. Technically I should have got acknowledgement by now.

Does anyone know how long am I supp to wait.
I called on the number for OCI, but it rings for like 15 mins and then someone picks up and immediately disconnects.

That is irritating!!!!

The website is continuously stuck on the "Application with this number not yet Acknowledged or Wrong Passport Number."

Does anyone know what to do ?

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OCI acknowledgement

Post by GreatMechEngr » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:49 pm

Dear tpoddar,

I also have the same problem.

I have sent all my documents for OCI application to HCI - London on 21st November 2012. The documents are received by HCI on 22nd November 2012 (by someone called DARREN WILLIAMS as shown on proof of posting of Royal Mail).

However, the status enquiry report still shows that application is not yet acknowledged.

I have also called 020 7632 3072 & 020 7836 8484 & e-mailed as well, but no response..same experience as yourself.

I will post as & when I have an update.

Regards,

HP

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Re: OCI acknowledgement

Post by ams3177 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:14 pm

GreatMechEngr wrote:Dear tpoddar,

I also have the same problem.

I have sent all my documents for OCI application to HCI - London on 21st November 2012. The documents are received by HCI on 22nd November 2012 (by someone called DARREN WILLIAMS as shown on proof of posting of Royal Mail).

However, the status enquiry report still shows that application is not yet acknowledged.

I have also called 020 7632 3072 & 020 7836 8484 & e-mailed as well, but no response..same experience as yourself.

I will post as & when I have an update.

Regards,

HP
Hi tpoddar and GreatMechEngr,
If it is any consolation to you, I too have submitted my postal OCI application on 17th Nov, received at Indian Embassy on 19th Nov but still I have not received any acknowledgement :(
Let's keep each other posted via this forum as any attempt to get an answer from Indian embassy is proving futile.
Let's hope for the best.... :)

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Re: OCI acknowledgement

Post by tpoddar » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:47 am

Got this from OCI New Delhi

OCI processing time:

The online application will be registered after receiving your signed form, fees and supported documents. Till the OCI application form is received along with the documents and fees, and registered by Mission, it will be shown as:“Not Acknowledged by Mission or wrong passport number” on the online status. After acknowledgement a new File Number will be allotted, which may be noted on the “Online Status Enquiry”. Please note status enquiry becomes active only after the application is acknowledged online by Indian Mission/outsourced agency.

Registration by mission may take from 10 to 20 days. Thereafter, a period of minimum three weeks required for getting clearances from India. After registration and obtaining the clearance, the mission has to approve the application based on the documents. The photos and signatures are scanned and uploaded in the system. After which the documents are printed in India and the documents and OCI Cards are dispatched to the Mission where they sign the documents, affixing U visa stickers to your passport and formalities for dispatch/delivery to the applicants. The whole process of OCI card issuance may take from two to four months depending upon the rush of applications in the country of your residence.

In case of inordinate delay beyond this, it could be due to some problems in the application form, documents or photographs etc. The exact time period for issuing the OCI card and collection methods, can be checked from the Embassy website.











ams3177 wrote:
GreatMechEngr wrote:Dear tpoddar,

I also have the same problem.

I have sent all my documents for OCI application to HCI - London on 21st November 2012. The documents are received by HCI on 22nd November 2012 (by someone called DARREN WILLIAMS as shown on proof of posting of Royal Mail).

However, the status enquiry report still shows that application is not yet acknowledged.

I have also called 020 7632 3072 & 020 7836 8484 & e-mailed as well, but no response..same experience as yourself.

I will post as & when I have an update.

Regards,

HP
Hi tpoddar and GreatMechEngr,
If it is any consolation to you, I too have submitted my postal OCI application on 17th Nov, received at Indian Embassy on 19th Nov but still I have not received any acknowledgement :(
Let's keep each other posted via this forum as any attempt to get an answer from Indian embassy is proving futile.
Let's hope for the best.... :)

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Post by PG1983 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:37 am

OCI for 1 adult

Application Date : 3 Nov 2012 (postal application)
Date of acknowledgement : 22 Nov 2012
Photo/Signature Scanned : 27 Nov 2012
Registration granted : 13 Dec 2012
Documents printed : 14 Dec 2012
Dispatched from Delhi : not yet
Documents Recd London : not yet
Last edited by PG1983 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:01 am, edited 1 time in total.

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OCI Application - Acknoweldgement & Timeline

Post by GreatMechEngr » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:24 pm

Hi tpoddar & ams3177,

Finally, my application is acknoweldged today (after little more than 3 weeks).

My timeline so far for OCI application for 2 adults + 2 children is as follows :

Date of OCI application online - Wed 14th November 2012

Documents sent by post to HCI London - Wed 21st November 2012

Application received by HCI London- Thu 22nd November 2012

Application acknowledged by HCI London: Thu 13th December 2012

Photo/signature scanned at mission: Fri 14th December 2012

Registration Status @ Mission --Granted on Wed 2nd January 2013

Documents Printing Status --- Printed on Thu 3rd January 2013

Dispatched from Delhi: Awaited

Status ''Received at London': Awaited
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GreatMechEngr
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OCI collection

Post by GreatMechEngr » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:16 pm

Hi

One of my friend would like to collect his OCI card / visa in person from HCI-London. Although HCI-London website states that a token can be obtained at token counter at the High Commission on a working day between 0830 to 1200 hrs only, is there any limit on number of tokens on any working day? Or, if someone turn up at 11:50 am would also able to get a token for collection.

Any advise will be highly appreciated?

Thanks.

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OCI - Timeline - Dec 2012

Post by VoipGuru » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:16 pm

OCI Application: 14-Dec-2012 (in person @ HCI London)
OCI acknowledgement : 14-Dec-2012
OCI Photo/Signature Scanned : 20-Dec-2012
Registration Status at Mission : Granted
OCI granted : 03-Jan-2013
OCI documents printed : 04-Jan-2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 09-JAN-2013
OCI documents Recd London : 14-JAN-2013
OCI stamped : 21-JAN-2013 (in person @ HCI London) ...Job Done...

Good Luck to Everyone.

Thank you very much to forum members and admins.
Last edited by VoipGuru on Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:00 pm, edited 6 times in total.

BSK
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OCI Timeline

Post by BSK » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:59 pm

Hi All,

Finally, I got my OCI process done. I need to collect it from London. Thanks for every one who posted their timeline. It was eally useful.

My timeline for 2 adults + 2 children is as follows :

Documents sent by post to HCI London - 26th October

Application received by HCI London- 29th October

Application acknowledged by HCI London: 12th November

Photo/signature scanned at mission: 20th November

Registration Status @ Mission -- 3rd December

Documents Printing Status --- 4th December

Dispatched from Delhi: 7th December

Status ''Received at London': 13th December

tpoddar
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Finally Acknowledged

Post by tpoddar » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:37 pm

OCI for 1 adult

Application Date : 29 Nov 2012 (postal application)
Date of acknowledgement : 17 December 2012
Photo/Signature Scanned : 24th November 2012
Registration granted :
Documents printed :
Dispatched from Delhi :
Documents Recd London :
Last edited by tpoddar on Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:46 am, edited 4 times in total.

PG1983
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Post by PG1983 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:43 pm

OCI for 1 adult

Application Date : 3 Nov 2012 (postal application)
Date of acknowledgement : 22 Nov 2012
Photo/Signature Scanned : 27 Nov 2012
Registration granted : 13 Dec 2012
Documents printed : 14 Dec 2012
Dispatched from Delhi : 19 Dec 2012
Documents Recd London : not yet

Mauser1905
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Postal OCI at CGI Edinburgh

Post by Mauser1905 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:13 am

OCI for 2 adults and 2 children as a family group
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Documents Sent by Post : 17 Dec 2012 (CGI Edinburgh)
Documents Received at Edinburgh : 18 Dec 2012
Joint Affidavit Request by CGI: 27 Dec 2012 (See update 1 below)
Joint Affidavit Sent by Post: 28 Dec 2012
Joint Affidavit Received by CGI: 31 Dec 2012
Application Acknowledged : 07 Mar 2013
Photo/Signature Scanned : 17 Apr 2013
Registration Granted : 17 Apr 2013
Printed : 19 Apr 2013
OCI Dispatched from India : 25 Apr 2013
Recd at Edinburgh : 9 May 2013
Passport Sent for Stamping by Post : 9 May 2013
Passport recd at Edinburgh : 10 May 2013
Passport and OCI recd back at home : 16 May 2013

Interim Update 1:
Received call from CGI on 27 Dec 2012 to submit Joint Affidavit for minor applicant stating that child never had Indian passport.
http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewto ... =affidavit
CGI Edinburgh has posted a notice on their website quoting applications from 1 November 2012 will be granted by 15th April 2013. 6 months processing time due to huge number of applications.
CGI's OCI team sent email with the reference numbers listed for al members and provided detailed information on how to collect in person or by post. very helpful information. Also stated that print out of that email required when collecting in person or by post.
Final update - All OCI process complete. Also note that long term visit visa's we had on our British pasports for India were cancelled by putting cancelled stamp on those vignettes
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Sim_d
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OCI Timelines

Post by Sim_d » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:40 pm

Application for 2 adults and 1 child:

Date of application: 3rd December (in person @ HCI London)
Date of acknowledgement: 3rd December
Photo/Signature at Mission : Scanned On 05-DEC-2012
Registration Status at Mission :Granted On 24-DEC-2012
Documents Printing Status: 26-DEC-2012
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ): 28-DEC-2012
Documents Received at LONDON : 2nd Jan 2013

I will be going on Friday to collect in person.
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Post by vij_sp_1980 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:08 pm

OCI for 2 adults and 1 child
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Application Date : 23-Nov-2012 (in person @ HCI London)
Date of acknowledgement : 23-Nov-2012
Photo/Signature Scanned at Mission: 27-nov-2012
Registration status : Granted
Documents printed : 14-dec-2012
Dispatched from Delhi : 19-dec-2012
Documents Recd London : 26-dec-2012

Today i went personally to collect the OCI visa.

Thanks a lot for this forum and all members for helping me a lot in understanding the process.

raghu_tallam
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OCI for family

Post by raghu_tallam » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:13 am

Post received by HCI LOndon: 14-Dec-2012
Ack: 8-Jan-2013
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Post by HariMathy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:12 pm

Is the address proof required for OCI application?

in some Topics they mentioned about this, but you have not mentioned.

please let me know..

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Post by Sim_d » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:26 pm

HariMathy wrote:Is the address proof required for OCI application?

in some Topics they mentioned about this, but you have not mentioned.

please let me know..
Hi,

I did not require any address proof when submitting in person.

Thanks,

Sim

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Post by PG1983 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:48 am

I received my OCI yesterday so its the end of my journey finally :D . But now it all begins again when my wife applies for her naturalization later this year. Anyway here is my timeline for OCI process. Everything was done through post and I must say that it was completely hassle free apart from the long wait for acknowledgement and then registration on the OCI website.

OCI for 1 adult

Application Date : 3 Nov 2012 (postal application)
Date of acknowledgement : 22 Nov 2012
Photo/Signature Scanned : 27 Nov 2012
Registration granted : 13 Dec 2012
Documents printed : 14 Dec 2012
Dispatched from Delhi : 19 Dec 2012
Documents Recd London : 26 Dec 2012
British passport sent: 29 Dec 2012
OCI received: 3 Jan 2013

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Post by tpoddar » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:57 am

OCI for 1 adult

Application Date : 29 Nov 2012 (postal application)
Date of acknowledgement : 17 December 2012
Photo/Signature Scanned : 24th December 2012
Registration granted : 7th Jan 2013
Documents printed : 8th Jan 2013
Dispatched from Delhi :
Documents Recd London :

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OCI Timeline -

Post by GreatMechEngr » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:28 pm

My timeline so far for OCI application for 2 adults + 2 children is as follows :

Date of OCI application online - Wed 14th November 2012

Documents sent by post to HCI London - Wed 21st November 2012

Application received by HCI London- Thu 22nd November 2012

Application acknowledged by HCI London: Thu 13th December 2012

Photo/signature scanned at mission: Fri 14th December 2012

Registration Status @ Mission --Granted on Wed 2nd January 2013

Documents Printing Status --- Printed on Thu 3rd January 2013 (for my wife, my son & daughter). For me, printed on 03-Jan-2013, went blank on 04-Jan-2013 and again Printed on Mon 7th January 2013.

Dispatched from Delhi: Fri 4th Jan 2013 (for my wife, my son & daughter) & Wed 9th Jan 2013 (for myself).

Status ''Received at London'': Tue 8th Jan 2013 (for my wife, my son & daughter) & Mon 14th Jan 2013 (for myself).

OCI sticker on British passport and OCI Registration Card - collected on Tue 15th Jan 2013.
Last edited by GreatMechEngr on Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:22 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by nmehta » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:54 pm

Anyone who has applied for OCI - in person at HCI London, can you please confirm what time do they start distributing tokens for submitting OCI Applications.

The time on the website is 12.30 pm but just want to confirm as when I went some time back to collect my Indian passport, there were few upset people complaining that the time stated on the website was incorrect and that their day got wasted as they missed the time window.

Thanks,

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Post by tpoddar » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:08 pm

OCI for 1 adult

Application Date : 29 Nov 2012 (postal application)
Date of acknowledgement : 17 December 2012
Photo/Signature Scanned : 24th December 2012
Registration granted : 7th Jan 2013
Documents printed : 8th Jan 2013
Dispatched from Delhi : 15th Jan 2013
Documents Recd London : 17th Jan 2013
Last edited by tpoddar on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Signature box not printed in OCI A form

Post by mahetus1 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:09 pm

Hi,

I opened OCI form in Google Chrome browser.

On printing, there is no signature box on the form and they clearly mention that signature/thumb impression must be in the centre of the form.

What could I do now?

Many thanks for your guidance in advance.

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Re: Signature box not printed in OCI A form

Post by tpoddar » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:10 pm

Hi,
You need to use Internet Explorer. The OCI thing does not work on CHROME
The boxes are out of share and the template changes.

T
mahetus1 wrote:Hi,

I opened OCI form in Google Chrome browser.

On printing, there is no signature box on the form and they clearly mention that signature/thumb impression must be in the centre of the form.

What could I do now?

Many thanks for your guidance in advance.

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