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jko_71
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Post by jko_71 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:08 pm

guys,

have collected OCI booklets and stamping done !

thank you all for sharing very useful information and wish you all good luck !

there were gossips on OCI fee hike but the security at hci london said thats not true...

tokens from 2nd Apr are going to be issued in 2 phases. 100 tokens at 8:30am and 75 later in the day.. check hci london web-site for more details !!

once again all the very best !

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Post by lion789lion » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:21 am

Hi all i applied for OCI card and took all the documents to Birmingham office 28/01/13 this was checked and sent. Just checked the status and it states objection as it requires my parents divorce certificate. What should i do now, wait for them to contact me or take in the paperwork.

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Post by fed_up_of_hci » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:43 am

lion789lion wrote:Hi all i applied for OCI card and took all the documents to Birmingham office 28/01/13 this was checked and sent. Just checked the status and it states objection as it requires my parents divorce certificate. What should i do now, wait for them to contact me or take in the paperwork.
I would rather take in paperwork. If I am not mistaken, the status check is the only form of communication, so there may not be any other communication.

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Post by vishalsoni31 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:12 pm

@rkg1
I got there around 1015 in the morning and there were 4 people in front of me. No problems during submission of passport for OCI stamping. However the collection of passports begins at 430 in the evening and I got there around 415 and was shocked to see around 80 people waiting i the que before me. So I had to wait an hour in the que outside before I got my passports back. Also make sure you check your docs for any errors at the window itself.
I have now completed my oci process and would like to thnk for all the updates. Good luck to everyone.

rkg1
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Post by rkg1 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:07 pm

Thanks vishalsoni31 for the info.

krimith
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Re: Hi

Post by krimith » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:14 am

krimith wrote:[]OCI Application: 5th March2013 (in person @ HCI

London)
OCI acknowledgement :5th March 2013
Registration Status at Mission :19/03/2013
OCI granted : 26/03/2013
OCI documents printed :31/03/2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : Not Yet
OCI documents Recd London :
OCI stamped : (in person @ HCI London)

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Post by rkg1 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:23 am

My OCI has been printed on 26/03/2013 and hasnt been dispatched yet.
Never thought it would take this long to get that dispatched after the print.

Has anybody else's got dispatched which was printed around that date?

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Post by fed_up_of_hci » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:42 am

rkg1 wrote:My OCI has been printed on 26/03/2013 and hasnt been dispatched yet.
Never thought it would take this long to get that dispatched after the print.

Has anybody else's got dispatched which was printed around that date?
Mine printed on 23-Mar and dispatched 28-Mar. I doubt if there is any method to this madness. There seems to be printing taking place on Saturdays and Sundays too!

rkg1
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Post by rkg1 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:36 pm

a bit relieved..
It has been dispatched today.

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Post by raj221003 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:14 pm

OCI Application: 12th Feb 2013 (in person @ HCI London)
OCI acknowledgement :12th Feb 2013
Registration Status at Mission :04/03/2013
OCI granted : 04/03/2013
OCI documents printed :25/03/2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 01/04/2013
OCI documents Recd London : Not yet

hd
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Timeline

Post by hd » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:35 am

OCI Application: 29-January-2013 (Postal, London)
OCI acknowledgement : 18-February-2013
OCI Photo/Signature Scanned : 27-February-2013
OCI granted :11-March-2013
OCI documents printed : 26- March-2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 2-April-2013
OCI documents Recd London : 4-April-2013
OCI stamped :
Last edited by hd on Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

smatt
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OCI - Postal Application

Post by smatt » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:43 pm

Hi HD,

Have you submitted originals as well along with photocopies for OCI - Postal application? If yes, what are they? Kindly share.

Kind Regards,
Srikanth

Manish21
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OCI Postal

Post by Manish21 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:14 pm

Hi Friends, did any body sent postal application during first week of march, I sent my application on 4th march , but still it's not acknowledged online.

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OCI photograph

Post by Pavkamp » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:18 pm

Dear All,

Can anyone suggest me where to get 51x51mm with 80% coverage of face photographs from in London.

Thanks

krimith
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Re: OCI photograph

Post by krimith » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:34 pm

Pavkamp wrote:Dear All,

Can anyone suggest me where to get 51x51mm with 80% coverage of face photographs from in London.

Thanks
Go In Snappy Snap or some outside shopping centre photo booth.

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Post by ban.s » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:41 pm

Photo booths will unlikely offer 51x51

Try Snappy Snaps or local photo studios

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Post by sachin50 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:01 pm

Finished OCI process today. i.e collected it.

Its getting really bad now only issuing 150 tokens per day. People going to queue at 5/6 am!! Also queues stretching around the block I heard. There is no proper organisation as you can expect.

Really unless you ok to queue like this I suggest sending by post and collect in person.

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Re: OCI photograph

Post by mishbha » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:22 am

Pavkamp wrote:Dear All,

Can anyone suggest me where to get 51x51mm with 80% coverage of face photographs from in London.

Thanks
You can get the photos from any Timpson store in London; just use their store locator. Used them w/o any issues. I had the same question before applying for my OCI and wasn't aware that some photobooths do actually offer 51x51mm Id photos. I have seen a PhotoMe one at Liverpool street station and am sure many more exists. Similar one is located inside HCI, London and also VFS office. So I assume those photos would also be acceptable. And they are a bit cheaper than Timpson. Snappy Snaps is a rip-off at 15£ in my opinion.

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Re: OCI photograph

Post by welcome321 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:36 am

I have used http://online-passport-photo.com/ website to generate photo both for my passport and OCI with out any issues, and printed at boots for 29p
Pavkamp wrote:Dear All,

Can anyone suggest me where to get 51x51mm with 80% coverage of face photographs from in London.

Thanks

smatt
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OCI - Postal

Post by smatt » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:40 am

Hi Manish21,

Have you sent any originals for OCI by post, if yes, have they returned?
How many days it has taken to get your originals?

kindly let me know,

Regards,
smatt

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Re: OCI - Postal

Post by Manish21 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:29 am

Hi Manish21,

Have you sent any originals for OCI by post, if yes, have they returned?
How many days it has taken to get your originals?

kindly let me know,

Regards,
smatt

Hi Smatt

I send original surrender certificates ,neither they are not returned nor acknowledged. I sent a mail to them but no reply.

Regards

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Re: OCI - Postal

Post by welcome321 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:35 pm

Hi,
Dont send any originals, all i sent only self attested photocopies and I got OCI.
Manish21 wrote:Hi Manish21,

Have you sent any originals for OCI by post, if yes, have they returned?
How many days it has taken to get your originals?

kindly let me know,

Regards,
smatt

Hi Smatt

I send original surrender certificates ,neither they are not returned nor acknowledged. I sent a mail to them but no reply.

Regards

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Post by love_my_country » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:04 pm

You have to send original surrender and attested copy, they will send you back the orginals once your application is acknowledged by them.

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Post by raj221003 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:08 pm

OCI Application: 12th Feb 2013 (in person @ HCI London)
OCI acknowledgement :12th Feb 2013
Registration Status at Mission :04/03/2013
OCI granted : 04/03/2013
OCI documents printed :25/03/2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 01/04/2013
OCI documents Recd London : 04/04/2013

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