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Manish21
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Re: Timeline

Post by Manish21 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:29 pm

Hi Venga

Hope you well , I understand your situation as I was in same till yesterday, it's really frustrating. I sent mine on 4th march and luckily it's got acknowledged on 12/4/2013. I spoken to one of oci team members last week and they said they are very busy and currently they processing files of 4 march onwards so I am sure yours will be acknowledged in couple of days.

Keep sending them emails, they do respond on and off and try 02076323071/ 02076323072 in early hours between 9-10 am.

I am sure yours will be acknowledged soon.

Regards
Manish
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
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Re: Timeline

Post by Manish21 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:33 pm

Hi Smatt

Mine got acknowledged on 12/04 in six week. I am sure your will be done soon too . You can check postal order status by calling 08457223344

Cheers
Manish
smatt wrote:
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
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Hi Venga_pal,

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

Regards,
smatt

venga_pal
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Re: Timeline

Post by venga_pal » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:34 pm

Thanks for that Manish,

I shall keep trying and hope I will get the acknowledgement soon.

Kind regards,
Venu
Manish21 wrote:Hi Venga


Hope you well , I understand your situation as I was in same till yesterday, it's really frustrating. I sent mine on 4th march and luckily it's got acknowledged on 12/4/2013. I spoken to one of oci team members last week and they said they are very busy and currently they processing files of 4 march onwards so I am sure yours will be acknowledged in couple of days.

Keep sending them emails, they do respond on and off and try 02076323071/ 02076323072 in early hours between 9-10 am.

I am sure yours will be acknowledged soon.

Regards
Manish
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
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Re: Timeline

Post by venga_pal » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:38 pm

Smatt,

I have called postal order section of Postoffice on 01246542091.
They are pretty good. They ask for Voucher code and tell you straight away if thats been cashed.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
Venga_pal.
smatt wrote:
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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Re: Timeline

Post by love_my_country » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:35 pm

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Postal Application
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
OCI collection: 15-april-2013

Submited my docs at 11.30 am , waited only 5 mins for submission.
Reached there at 4.30 pm, Collected OCI at 4.50 pm. Thanks god its over

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Re: Timeline

Post by smatt » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:57 am

venga_pal wrote:Smatt,

I have called postal order section of Postoffice on 01246542091.
They are pretty good. They ask for Voucher code and tell you straight away if thats been cashed.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
Venga_pal.
smatt wrote:
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:
Hi Venga_pal,

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

Regards,
smatt
Thanks Manish21 and venga_pal for your replies.......Regards, smatt

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OCI Website Down

Post by maruti25 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:06 am

Hi,
I am trying to access the OCI website https://passport.gov.in/oci/OnlineOCIRegistrationG.jsp

and it is not available, is there any other alternative to fill the form.
Since when is this not available ?

Thanks,

Mauser1905
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Re: OCI Website Down

Post by Mauser1905 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:55 am

It wasnt working for some hours this morning, but its working now!
maruti25 wrote:Hi,
I am trying to access the OCI website https://passport.gov.in/oci/OnlineOCIRegistrationG.jsp

and it is not available, is there any other alternative to fill the form.
Since when is this not available ?

Thanks,

maruti25
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Passport Lost

Post by maruti25 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:59 am

Hi,
I have to submit an OCI application for my son, however we are not able to find the old Indian passport for him.
I understand we can give a notorised affidavit for the same.
I also do not have his old passport number, is this going to be a problem ?

Does anyone have any similar experience.

I will be submitting in London.
Thanks,

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Re: OCI Website Down

Post by maruti25 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:00 pm

[quote="Mauser1905"]It wasnt working for some hours this morning, but its working now!

Yes Thanks .. it is working now.

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Re: Timeline

Post by Notsoindian » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:02 pm

Do you guys get a letter with the OCI Ack number? I applied on 16th March and there is no communication yet.....
No response to my email as well as you probably guessed...
Its frustrating as I cant work out where I'm at.
Probably stop going to Incredible India!
love_my_country wrote:Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Postal Application
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
OCI collection: 15-april-2013

Submited my docs at 11.30 am , waited only 5 mins for submission.
Reached there at 4.30 pm, Collected OCI at 4.50 pm. Thanks god its over

destiniation_london
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Re: Timeline

Post by destiniation_london » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:34 pm

Notsoindian wrote:Do you guys get a letter with the OCI Ack number? I applied on 16th March and there is no communication yet.....
No response to my email as well as you probably guessed...
Its frustrating as I cant work out where I'm at.
Probably stop going to Incredible India!
love_my_country wrote:Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Postal Application
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
OCI collection: 15-april-2013

Submited my docs at 11.30 am , waited only 5 mins for submission.
Reached there at 4.30 pm, Collected OCI at 4.50 pm. Thanks god its over
Acknowledgement letter is right on the form which you print from the Portal, it' should be something that starts with GBRIL....

krimith
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Post by krimith » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:52 pm

Anyone OCI card dispatch Dt 08/04/12 from Delhi and still not come yet in HCL London?

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OCI TimeLine in UK

Post by rimapir » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:05 pm

OCI Application: 19-Mar-2013 (In Person, London)
OCI acknowledgement : 19-Mar-2013
OCI Photo/Signature Scanned : 09-Apr-2013
OCI granted :10-Apr-2013
OCI documents printed : 12-Apr-2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : Not Yet
OCI documents Recd London : Not Yet

Predicting to collect from London by 28-Apr-2013

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Post by sandeepi4 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:37 pm

krimith wrote:Anyone OCI card dispatch Dt 08/04/12 from Delhi and still not come yet in HCL London?
I'm in the same boat. My daughter's OCI card hasn't arrived in London yet when it was dispatched on the 8/4/13. However mine which was also dispatched on the same day has arrived on the 15th. I have booked my tickets for this Sat 20th Apr. Hope these jokers in London process it before then :roll:

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India

Post by ami123 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:53 pm

Status shows:
Documents Received at LONDON On 11-APR-2013

Went to collect OCI on 16th April 2013
They said they have not received my OCI card & will call me next week after enquiring.

Anyone faced similar issues?
Any advices?



Detail status:
Photo/Signature at Mission : Scanned On 11-MAR-2013
Registration Status at Mission : Granted On 18-MAR-2013
Documents Printing Status PRINTED On 30-MAR-2013
OCI No. AXXXXXX Visa No. UXXXXXX
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ): NEW DELHI On 08-APR-2013
Documents Received at LONDON On 11-APR-2013

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Post by krimith » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:40 pm

Now maybe they creat new problem, how many days take time after dispatch and received in london? Work thief people!

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PLEASE HELP !!!!!! PLEASE HELP !!!!!!! PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!

Post by tpnk_1234 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:36 pm

Hi Guys

Please help

Below is the status of my applications with my family, I can got dispatched at 8th, however till now status for received is not updated, any idea how long does this takes from the dispatched date?

Is there any no. where I can call and find the status? I tried the no. from contact us section from the website, it pass through IVR but then just rings and no one pick up the phone, I tried yesterday twice and today one time in the morning and in the after I intentionally left on ring, the phone was ringing constantly till 72 minutes and non one picked up. Any suggestions?



Date of Acknowledgement 01/03/2013
Photo / Signature Scanned 19/03/2013
Granted 21/03/2013
Document Printed 31/03/2013
Dispatched from MOIA(OCI) 08/04/2013
Document Received at London ???????????


Regards
PK

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Re: PLEASE HELP !!!!!! PLEASE HELP !!!!!!! PLEASE HELP !!!!

Post by krimith » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:56 am

tpnk_1234 wrote:Hi Guys

Please help

Below is the status of my applications with my family, I can got dispatched at 8th, however till now status for received is not updated, any idea how long does this takes from the dispatched date?

Is there any no. where I can call and find the status? I tried the no. from contact us section from the website, it pass through IVR but then just rings and no one pick up the phone, I tried yesterday twice and today one time in the morning and in the after I intentionally left on ring, the phone was ringing constantly till 72 minutes and non one picked up. Any suggestions?





Date of Acknowledgement 01/03/2013
Photo / Signature Scanned 19/03/2013
Granted 21/03/2013
Document Printed 31/03/2013
Dispatched from MOIA(OCI) 08/04/2013
Document Received at London ???????????


Regards
PK



I am in same boat, I applied on 5th march and distpach on 08/04/2013 after that no new update.

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Post by sanjop » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:01 am

HI,

mine is dispatched on 11th April but not received yet. I have to leave for India by end of this week, but not sure what is going on with this. It is awful!

krimith wrote: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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Post by krimith » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:38 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 : 17/04/2013
OCI stamped :

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Post by aryaman » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:45 pm

OCI Application: 17-Apr-2013 (HCI London)
OCI acknowledgement : 17-Apr-2013
OCI Photo/Signature Scanned : 30-Apr-2013
OCI granted : 07-May-2013
OCI documents printed : 08-May-2013
OCI dispatched from Delhi : 13-May-2013
OCI documents Recd London : 20-May-2013
Last edited by aryaman on Mon May 20, 2013 6:29 pm, edited 5 times in total.

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OCI Experience at HCI London (Queue and other matters)

Post by aryaman » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:16 pm

This is for folks who wish to apply for an OCI at HCI London:

1. I reached HCI London at 7:00 AM in the morning.
2. The officials split the queue into two, one exclusively for OCI while the other for PIO, Passports and Visas.
3. I was applicant number 34 in the OCI queue and I think all applicants who joined the queue prior to 08:30 received a token (max 100 tokens for the 08:30 AM slot)
4. Applicants are allowed inside and issued tokens from 08:30 onwards.
5. The OCI applications were accepted from 09:30 AM onwards.
6. Two counters (No.1 and No.4) processed applications in parallel.
7. Applications were considered in ascending sequence of token numbers.
8. Original surrender certificate was verified and returned right at the counter (i.e. there was no need for a SDE for return of original SC by post)
9. Once the applications were accepted, we were directed to Counter No.5 to make a payment and we received a receipt for the same.
10. As mentioned earlier - I was number 34 in the queue and I was done with the process by 10:30 AM (estimated 35 applications per hour)
11. There is limited seating capacity in the waiting area and so for applicants interested in securing a place to sit must ideally arrive early.

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Post by sandeepi4 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:06 pm

sanjop wrote:HI,

mine is dispatched on 11th April but not received yet. I have to leave for India by end of this week, but not sure what is going on with this. It is awful!

krimith wrote: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!
I suggest you go to the OCI collection counter and provide your status letter, passport along with your flight e-ticket copy. Explain to them that you are travelling in the weekend and if the card has arrived in London they will give it to you.

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Post by Arrow » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:24 pm

Date Of Acknowledgment 13-MAR-2013
Photo/Signature at Mission : Scanned On 02-APR-2013
Registration Status at Mission :
Granted On 04-APR-2013
Documents Printing Status
PRINTEDOn05-APR-2013

Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ):
NEW DELHIOn12-APR-2013
Documents Received at LONDON :NOT YET

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