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oohlalala
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Post by oohlalala » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:37 pm

Submitted on 20-FEB-2013 (in person 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
printing status first showed 26-MAR-2013 and then changed to 28-MAR-2013

Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ):NEW DELHI On 03-APR-2013
Documents Received at LONDON : 09-04-2013

Good luck to all those waiting.

smatt
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Re: OCI - Postal

Post by smatt » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:35 am

Manish21 wrote: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
Thanks for your reply, let me know as soon as you hear from HCI.
Thanks,
smatt

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Post by tom378 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:45 am

Issue of Tokens for submission of OCI applications

0830 hrs. for first 100 tokens
1030 hrs. for final 75 tokens




Opening of Counters for submission of OCI applications

0930 - 1300 hrs


For collection of OCI Visa Card




Issue of OCI tokens for collection after Submission of Passport
for OCI visa card

0830 – 1200 hrs



Collection of OCI Cards / Visa

1630 – 1700 hrs
IT IS OBVOIUS THAT TOKEN LIMITATION IS FOR NEW APPLICATIONS,NO LIMITATION ON STAMPTING&COLLECTION OF OCI

smatt
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Re: Timeline

Post by smatt » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:46 pm

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
Hi love_my_country,

Thank you for your reply. But there are instances where even after 5 weeks - no return of documents if any and no acknowledgement. (OCI -Postal application). I don't know what can we do about this.

Regards,
smatt

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Re: Timeline

Post by love_my_country » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:02 pm

Hi Smatt,

I have only seen couple of cases where they took more that 4 week for an acknowledgment. I am sure your application will acknowledged soon.

Here are our timeliness ( Me and my daughter):-

OCI Application: 05-Feb-2013 (Postal, London)
OCI acknowledgement : 28-February-2013
Return of Original surrender certificate: 02-March-2013
OCI Photo/Signature Scanned : 11-March-2013
OCI granted :20-March-2013
OCI documents printed : 30- March-2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 8-April-2013
OCI documents Recd London :

Manish21
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Re: Timeline

Post by Manish21 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:39 pm

Hi Smatt

It's been more then five weeks since I submitted my postal application, I know three people who also submitted during that time, none has been acknowledged yet, today I sent email as well as fax to check what's going on but no reply yet.

Regards Manish
smatt wrote:
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
Hi love_my_country,

Thank you for your reply. But there are instances where even after 5 weeks - no return of documents if any and no acknowledgement. (OCI -Postal application). I don't know what can we do about this.

Regards,
smatt

welcome321
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Postal Application

Post by welcome321 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:37 am

OCI Application: 04-Mar-2013 (Postal, London)
OCI acknowledgement : 03-Apr-2013

sanjop
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Re: Hi Do you have any update....

Post by sanjop » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:16 am

Hi,

Have you received any update?
krimith wrote: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]

smatt
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Re: Postal Application

Post by smatt » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:38 am

welcome321 wrote:OCI Application: 04-Mar-2013 (Postal, London)
OCI acknowledgement : 03-Apr-2013
Hi Welcome21,

Have you sent any original documents, if yes, when did you received? kindly share.

Regards,
smatt

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Re: Timeline

Post by smatt » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:41 am

Manish21 wrote:Hi Smatt

It's been more then five weeks since I submitted my postal application, I know three people who also submitted during that time, none has been acknowledged yet, today I sent email as well as fax to check what's going on but no reply yet.

Regards Manish
smatt wrote:
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:
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
Hi love_my_country,

Thank you for your reply. But there are instances where even after 5 weeks - no return of documents if any and no acknowledgement. (OCI -Postal application). I don't know what can we do about this.

Regards,
smatt
Hi Manish21,

Thanks for your reply.....it seems they are very reckless not busy....kindly let us know if you have any info.
Regards,
smatt

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Re: Postal Application

Post by welcome321 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:59 am

I haven't sent any original documents all are self attested photocopies, although they returned the surrender certificate through post (received in couple of days after ackn.)
smatt wrote:
welcome321 wrote:OCI Application: 04-Mar-2013 (Postal, London)
OCI acknowledgement : 03-Apr-2013
Hi Welcome21,

Have you sent any original documents, if yes, when did you received? kindly share.

Regards,
smatt

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Re: Postal Application

Post by Manish21 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:10 am

Hi
Congrats, at least you know yours in process after acknowledgement, I also sent postal app on 4th march but no acknowledgement yet, and hci don't reply any queries

Regards

M
welcome321 wrote:I haven't sent any original documents all are self attested photocopies, although they returned the surrender certificate through post (received in couple of days after ackn.)
smatt wrote:
welcome321 wrote:OCI Application: 04-Mar-2013 (Postal, London)
OCI acknowledgement : 03-Apr-2013
Hi Welcome21,

Have you sent any original documents, if yes, when did you received? kindly share.

Regards,
smatt

krimith
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Re: Hi Do you have any update....

Post by krimith » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:29 pm

sanjop wrote:Hi,

Have you received any update?
krimith wrote: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)
No, Still not received in london HCI.

malayanayak
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Re: Timeline

Post by malayanayak » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:13 pm

Application Status
Date Of Acknowledgment: 12-MAR-2013 (in person)
Photo/Signature at Mission : Scanned On 28-MAR-2013
Registration Status at Mission : Granted On 03-APR-2013
Documents Printing Status PRINTED On 04-APR-2013
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ): NEW DELHI On 11-APR-2013
Documents Received at LONDON: 22-APR-2013 (Stamp on 23-APR-2013)
Last edited by malayanayak on Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.

mjohn
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Passport posted for OCI stamping

Post by mjohn » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:48 am

Hi All,
I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on this:

My daughter's OCI was granted and Birmingham received it on 02/04/13.
I posted the passport via SD along with original fee receipt and status printout and enclosed a prepaid SD envelop to return the passport.This was received by Birm on 04/04/2013. Today(11/04/2013) I have not yet received the passport back. When I track the Special Delivery via royalmail it seems that they are yet to post it. Has anyone been in the same situation? Can anyone with who send their passport to Birmingham via post for OCI stamping share their experience?

Thanks

smatt
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Re: Postal Application

Post by smatt » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:08 am

Manish21 wrote:Hi
Congrats, at least you know yours in process after acknowledgement, I also sent postal app on 4th march but no acknowledgement yet, and hci don't reply any queries

Regards

M
welcome321 wrote:I haven't sent any original documents all are self attested photocopies, although they returned the surrender certificate through post (received in couple of days after ackn.)
smatt wrote:
welcome321 wrote:OCI Application: 04-Mar-2013 (Postal, London)
OCI acknowledgement : 03-Apr-2013
Hi Welcome21,

Have you sent any original documents, if yes, when did you received? kindly share.

Regards,
smatt
Thank you for your reply

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Re: Postal Application

Post by love_my_country » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:46 pm

Here are our timeliness ( Me and my daughter):-

OCI Application: 05-Feb-2013 (Postal, London)
OCI acknowledgement : 28-February-2013
Return of Original surrender certificate: 02-March-2013
OCI Photo/Signature Scanned : 11-March-2013
OCI granted :20-March-2013
OCI documents printed : 30- March-2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 8-April-2013
OCI documents Recd London : 12-April-2013

rowantree
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Limited Tokens also for OCI Collection?

Post by rowantree » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:40 pm

Hi All,

Does anyone know if the daily limit for OCI tokens apply only to OCI Application submissions or do they also apply to OCI booklet and visa Collections?

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Re: Postal Application

Post by destiniation_london » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:03 pm

love_my_country wrote:Here are our timeliness ( Me and my daughter):-

OCI Application: 05-Feb-2013 (Postal, London)
OCI acknowledgement : 28-February-2013
Return of Original surrender certificate: 02-March-2013
OCI Photo/Signature Scanned : 11-March-2013
OCI granted :20-March-2013
OCI documents printed : 30- March-2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 8-April-2013
OCI documents Recd London : 12-April-2013
How did you receive your original surrender certificate, did you send speical delivery envelope for it - seems like a waste to me to include SD just for surrender certificate.

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Re: Postal Application

Post by love_my_country » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:19 pm

I Did included SD as to avoid loss/delay, You cant trust HCIL :-)
destiniation_london wrote:
love_my_country wrote:Here are our timeliness ( Me and my daughter):-

OCI Application: 05-Feb-2013 (Postal, London)
OCI acknowledgement : 28-February-2013
Return of Original surrender certificate: 02-March-2013
OCI Photo/Signature Scanned : 11-March-2013
OCI granted :20-March-2013
OCI documents printed : 30- March-2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 8-April-2013
OCI documents Recd London : 12-April-2013
How did you receive your original surrender certificate, did you send speical delivery envelope for it - seems like a waste to me to include SD just for surrender certificate.

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Re: Postal Application

Post by destiniation_london » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:34 pm

love_my_country wrote:I Did included SD as to avoid loss/delay, You cant trust HCIL :-)
destiniation_london wrote:
love_my_country wrote:Here are our timeliness ( Me and my daughter):-

OCI Application: 05-Feb-2013 (Postal, London)
OCI acknowledgement : 28-February-2013
Return of Original surrender certificate: 02-March-2013
OCI Photo/Signature Scanned : 11-March-2013
OCI granted :20-March-2013
OCI documents printed : 30- March-2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 8-April-2013
OCI documents Recd London : 12-April-2013
How did you receive your original surrender certificate, did you send speical delivery envelope for it - seems like a waste to me to include SD just for surrender certificate.
That's true about HCIL :-)


So did you include SD envelope or packet ? .... i guess it must be envelope as it's just surrender certificate which we submit in original

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Re: Postal Application

Post by love_my_country » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:52 pm

SD Enevelope
destiniation_london wrote:
love_my_country wrote:I Did included SD as to avoid loss/delay, You cant trust HCIL :-)
destiniation_london wrote:
love_my_country wrote:Here are our timeliness ( Me and my daughter):-

OCI Application: 05-Feb-2013 (Postal, London)
OCI acknowledgement : 28-February-2013
Return of Original surrender certificate: 02-March-2013
OCI Photo/Signature Scanned : 11-March-2013
OCI granted :20-March-2013
OCI documents printed : 30- March-2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 8-April-2013
OCI documents Recd London : 12-April-2013
How did you receive your original surrender certificate, did you send speical delivery envelope for it - seems like a waste to me to include SD just for surrender certificate.
That's true about HCIL :-)


So did you include SD envelope or packet ? .... i guess it must be envelope as it's just surrender certificate which we submit in original

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Post by krimith » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:00 am

Hi Sanjop

Did you get any new update?
My one still dispatched on 08/04/2013 but still not received HCL in london, I don't know what they doing? I just fed up!

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Re: Timeline

Post by venga_pal » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:17 am

Hi Manish,

I have sent postal OCI application for me & my family on 4th March by SpecialDelivery. Royal mail tracking says it was delivered on 5th march2013. However, no acknowledgement yet and I have enquired with Royal mail about the postal orders and they haven't been cashed as of 11thApr2013.
I have emailed them twice and stayed on the call for 50 mins only to find out NOTHING.
They say they aim overall turnaround of 8weeks. Its been 6 weeks now and no communication what so ever so far. I am not sure what to do next.

I would appreciate any thoughts.

Kind regards,
Venga_pal

[quote="smatt"][quote="Manish21"]Hi Smatt

It's been more then five weeks since I submitted my postal application, I know three people who also submitted during that time, none has been acknowledged yet, today I sent email as well as fax to check what's going on but no reply yet.

Regards Manish
[

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Re: Timeline

Post by smatt » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:24 pm

venga_pal wrote:Hi Manish,

I have sent postal OCI application for me & my family on 4th March by SpecialDelivery. Royal mail tracking says it was delivered on 5th march2013. However, no acknowledgement yet and I have enquired with Royal mail about the postal orders and they haven't been cashed as of 11thApr2013.
I have emailed them twice and stayed on the call for 50 mins only to find out NOTHING.
They say they aim overall turnaround of 8weeks. Its been 6 weeks now and no communication what so ever so far. I am not sure what to do next.

I would appreciate any thoughts.

Kind regards,
Venga_pal
smatt wrote:
Manish21 wrote:Hi Smatt

It's been more then five weeks since I submitted my postal application, I know three people who also submitted during that time, none has been acknowledged yet, today I sent email as well as fax to check what's going on but no reply yet.

Regards Manish
[
Hi Venga_pal,

How do you find out that postal order has been cashed or not? Kindly share.

Regards,
smatt

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