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rkg1
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Post by rkg1 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:17 pm

OCI Application: 15th Feb 2013 (in person @ HCI London)
OCI acknowledgement :26th Feb 2013
OCI granted : 07/03/2013
OCI documents printed :26/03/2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 02/04/2013
OCI documents Recd London : 04/04/2013

@raj221003 : does that mean we can go and collect tomorrow?

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Post by raj221003 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:30 pm

rkg1 wrote:OCI Application: 15th Feb 2013 (in person @ HCI London)
OCI acknowledgement :26th Feb 2013
OCI granted : 07/03/2013
OCI documents printed :26/03/2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 02/04/2013
OCI documents Recd London : 04/04/2013

@raj221003 : does that mean we can go and collect tomorrow?
Yes, print out of status page and passport need to done it.

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Post by rk206 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:40 pm

acknowledgement : 18-FEB-2013 (In person, London)
Photo/Signature Scanned : 08-MAR-2013
granted :11-MAR-2013
documents printed : 26-MAR-2013
dispatched from Delhi : 02-APR-2013
documents Recd London : 04-APR-2013

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Re: OCI photograph

Post by fed_up_of_hci » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:33 pm

Pavkamp wrote:Dear All,

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

Thanks
I got mine at photo booth (at Boots between HCI London and Charing Cross). You would need to scroll through the choices and select one that clearly mentions for "Indian visa" (or something like that). That was £7 for 4 copies. I would guess it should be available at any photo booth.

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Post by hsmp28122006 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:09 pm

Submitted: 22 March 2013 (In person, HCI London)
Date Of Acknowledgment: 22-MAR-2013
Registration Status at Mission : UnderProcess
Documents Printing Status:
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ): NOT DISPATCHED
Documents Received at LONDON: NOT YET

Seems like current processing time is 7 weeks which is more than what HCI London have written on their website.

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Post by oohlalala » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:22 am

Submitted in person at HCI London

Date Of Acknowledgment :20-FEB-2013
Photo/Signature at Mission :Scanned On 08-MAR-2013
Registration Status at Mission :Granted On 12-MAR-2013
Documents Printing Status :PRINTED On 26-MAR-2013
status first showed 26-MAR-2013 and now shows 28-MAR-2013

Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ):NEW DELHI On 03-APR-2013
Documents Received at LONDON NOT YET

God only knows how they can change the printing date if it was printed in the first place on the 26th. Anyways i am just :D it has been dispatched from Delhi. Hopefully it will be ready to collect sometime next week.

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Post by love_my_country » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:19 pm

Hi Friends, Please let me know anyone else is in the same boat?
Mine OCI printed on 30th March and not yet dispatched, God know why they are taking so much time to dispatch the card.

Thanks,

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Post by smaganti » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:46 pm

love_my_country wrote:Hi Friends, Please let me know anyone else is in the same boat?
Mine OCI printed on 30th March and not yet dispatched, God know why they are taking so much time to dispatch the card.

Thanks,
Love_My_Country,

Iam on the same boat my OCI is printed on 30th march and still not dispatched...

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Timeline

Post by hd » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:11 pm

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

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Post by rkg1 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:22 am

OCI Application: 15th Feb 2013 (in person @ HCI London)
OCI acknowledgement :26th Feb 2013
OCI granted : 07/03/2013
OCI documents printed :26/03/2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 02/04/2013
OCI documents Recd London : 04/04/2013
OCI card and U Visa collected : 05/04/2013( in person)

If anybody is going there to collect the OCI :
For submitting the documents in the morning , dont stand in the big queue. try and squeeze in directly to the window which is just beside the entrance. The window has a print out sticked saying it is for OCI Collection.

And for collecting it in the evening it was a total mess.
Everybody started queuing, and when they opened the counter, they started calling people randomly. neither the first person in the queue nor the token order.

Thanks to this the forum. good luck all.

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OCI application time limit to submit application

Post by Usrnm3821 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:57 am

Hello,

I have filled my online OCI Part A form and then taken a print and filled up Part B as well on 21/03/2013 and it's 19 days since I have filled up the OCI application form which contains my unique Online Reference number but unfortunately I am unable to make it through the queue at HCI london and hence unable to submit my OCI application.
My question - Is there any time limit set by HCI ( in terms of days/weeks) within which one must submit their OCI application to the HCI?

I don't want to end up in a situation where If I go to HCI and they reject my application just because I have crossed time limit. I have been looking at the HCI website and I couldn't find any reference in this regard. i.e. time limt.

Also, this application is just my application but very soon within 2-3 weeks my spouse can also apply with me so shall we make a fresh family application and scrap my application or what? I am unable to make a decision on this.

Please help and guide.

Many thanks in advance.

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Post by krimith » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:14 am

rkg1 wrote:OCI Application: 15th Feb 2013 (in person @ HCI London)
OCI acknowledgement :26th Feb 2013
OCI granted : 07/03/2013
OCI documents printed :26/03/2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 02/04/2013
OCI documents Recd London : 04/04/2013
OCI card and U Visa collected : 05/04/2013( in person)

If anybody is going there to collect the OCI :
For submitting the documents in the morning , dont stand in the big queue. try and squeeze in directly to the window which is just beside the entrance. The window has a print out sticked saying it is for OCI Collection.

And for collecting it in the evening it was a total mess.
Everybody started queuing, and when they opened the counter, they started calling people randomly. neither the first person in the queue nor the token order.

Thanks to this the forum. good luck all.
Thanks for information!

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Post by love_my_country » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:34 am

Please keep me posted if your status changed to Dispatched. Thanks

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Re: Timeline

Post by smatt » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:41 pm

hd wrote: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
Hi HD,

When you applied, did you sent any Original, if yes, how many days it has taken to get back from HCI? Kindly reply.......if any member have answer kindly share.

Regards,
Smatt

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Re: Timeline

Post by love_my_country » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:54 pm

You will usually get it back next day after your application is acknowledged by HCIL. Most of the postal application is acknowledged only after 3 weeks.


smatt wrote:
hd wrote: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
Hi HD,

When you applied, did you sent any Original, if yes, how many days it has taken to get back from HCI? Kindly reply.......if any member have answer kindly share.

Regards,
Smatt

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Re: Hi

Post by krimith » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:34 pm

New Update

OCI Application: 5th March2013 (in person)

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 : 08/04/213
OCI documents Recd London :
OCI stamped : (in person @ HCI London)[/quote][/quote]

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Post by smaganti » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:35 pm

love_my_country wrote:Please keep me posted if your status changed to Dispatched. Thanks
mine is dispatched today from Delhi

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Post by love_my_country » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:53 pm

smaganti wrote:
love_my_country wrote:Please keep me posted if your status changed to Dispatched. Thanks
mine is dispatched today from Delhi
Mine too. Finally :-)

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Post by hsmp28122006 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:10 pm

rkg1 wrote:OCI Application: 15th Feb 2013 (in person @ HCI London)
OCI acknowledgement :26th Feb 2013
OCI granted : 07/03/2013
OCI documents printed :26/03/2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 02/04/2013
OCI documents Recd London : 04/04/2013
OCI card and U Visa collected : 05/04/2013( in person)
Just wondering why this OCI was acknowledged 11 days after submitting "in-person" - should it not have been acknowledged right away?!

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Re: Timeline

Post by smatt » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:59 am

love_my_country wrote:You will usually get it back next day after your application is acknowledged by HCIL. Most of the postal application is acknowledged only after 3 weeks.


smatt wrote:
hd wrote: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
Hi HD,

When you applied, did you sent any Original, if yes, how many days it has taken to get back from HCI? Kindly reply.......if any member have answer kindly share.

Regards,
Smatt

Thank you very much for your reply.......please members kindly share OCI postal application timelines.......Thanks

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Post by ami123 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:46 am

rkg1 wrote:OCI Application: 15th Feb 2013 (in person @ HCI London)
OCI acknowledgement :26th Feb 2013
OCI granted : 07/03/2013
OCI documents printed :26/03/2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 02/04/2013
OCI documents Recd London : 04/04/2013
OCI card and U Visa collected : 05/04/2013( in person)

If anybody is going there to collect the OCI :
For submitting the documents in the morning , dont stand in the big queue. try and squeeze in directly to the window which is just beside the entrance. The window has a print out sticked saying it is for OCI Collection.

And for collecting it in the evening it was a total mess.
Everybody started queuing, and when they opened the counter, they started calling people randomly. neither the first person in the queue nor the token order.

Thanks to this the forum. good luck all.
thanks for sharing info,
I may have to go and collect

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Post by ami123 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:49 am

My application dates as below:
OCI Application: 26th feb2013 (in person @ HCI London)
Acknowledgement :26th feb2013
Scanned on 11th March
Granted : 18th March
Documents printed : 30th march 2013
Dispatched from Delhi : 8th April 2013
Documents Recd London :11th April 2013

thanks for the forum, very helpful
Last edited by ami123 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:33 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: OCI - Postal

Post by smatt » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:32 am

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
Hi Manish21,

Any information from HCI regarding returning your documents and acknowledgment,

Thanks,
Smatt

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Re: OCI - Postal

Post by Manish21 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:14 am

No answer from them yet, its been 5 weeks. seems either they are very busy or careless...
smatt wrote:
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
Hi Manish21,

Any information from HCI regarding returning your documents and acknowledgment,

Thanks,
Smatt

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OCI timeline

Post by sanjop » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:22 pm

my OCI is printed on 04/04/2013. Awaiting to see the status 'Dispatched' from Delhi. No status changes after 04/04. Please let me know when you receive the docs in London.

ami123 wrote:My application dates as below:
OCI Application: 26th feb2013 (in person @ HCI London)
Acknowledgement :26th feb2013
Scanned on 11th March
Granted : 18th March
Documents printed : 30th march 2013
Dispatched from Delhi : 8th April 2013
Documents Recd London :

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