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Post by drsunildugar » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:53 am

sorry, on 15 Aug 2013.

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Post by destiniation_london » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:35 pm

drsunildugar wrote:sorry, on 15 Aug 2013.
You should be alright, expect it to reach London by today/tomorrow..then it'd be better for you to go in person and collect as it be all done in a single day rather than doing it by post.

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OCI Birmingham timeline

Post by sheff » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:00 pm

Date Of Acknowledgment 24-MAY-2013
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number xxxxxxxx
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 06-AUG-2013
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 07-AUG-2013
Document received At BIRMINGHAM On ..Awaiting

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Re: OCI Birmingham timeline

Post by sheff » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:51 pm

Hello,

Can someone please tell what documents you need to take for collection of OCI when it arrives in Birmingham? Also do I need to take my wife and son with me as I have to collect their OCI as well along with mine?

Thanks in advance for your feedback on this.

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Re: OCI Birmingham timeline

Post by destiniation_london » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:54 pm

sheff wrote:Hello,

Can someone please tell what documents you need to take for collection of OCI when it arrives in Birmingham? Also do I need to take my wife and son with me as I have to collect their OCI as well along with mine?

Thanks in advance for your feedback on this.
You'd need printout of online status and your British passport. I think it should be fine for you to collect on their behalf, but to be on the safer side and to avoid wastage of journey - carry marriage/Brith certificate

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Re: OCI Birmingham timeline

Post by vmat » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:13 pm

sheff wrote:Hello,

Can someone please tell what documents you need to take for collection of OCI when it arrives in Birmingham? Also do I need to take my wife and son with me as I have to collect their OCI as well along with mine?

Thanks in advance for your feedback on this.

I am surprised they processed ur oci so quickly. Ur sure you applied in may and not in April.
Anyway, u got to take print out of the online status ( for all applicants) for submission. Then for collection, acknowledgement slip + consent letter from both parents stating that you have no objection for the issue of oci for your child(1 letter with both parents signature)+ authorisation letter from your wife saying that she has authorised you to collect her passport + photocopy of ur proof of Id (driving licence)

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Re: Birmingham Timeline

Post by vmat » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:17 pm

devdev wrote:Applied on 18-APR-2013
Date Of Acknowledgment 19-APR-2013
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 25-JUL-2013
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 30-JUL-2013
Document received At BIRMINGHAM - Waiting....


Can anyone let me know once received at Birmingham, can I go and collect it in a single day or any more waiting is involved ?
Again do I have to go earlier to get first token or can I go anytime ?
You have to wait 6-7 working days to receive your passport if submitted in person. 10 working days by post. If you are not in hurry, then I suggest you apply by post.
For submission there is no need to go early. Go at 10 and u will be given a token. It's not that busy.

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Re: OCI Postal Application- London

Post by desilemons » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:15 am

yerras wrote:OCI London timeline

Date of postal application - 20-JUN-2013
Date of acknowledgement - 27-JUN-2013
Date processed - 22-JUL-2013
Dispatched from New Delhi - 24-JUL-2013
Received at London - 02-AUG-2013

Printed and posted on: 05-AUG-2013
Did you get your passport back with OCI card? If not, can you update us when you get it please?

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OCI application

Post by sheff » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:53 am

Thanks to both of you (destiniation_london and vmath) for your advise. Much appreciated.
VMAT- To answer your query - I have double checked I applied on 24th Of May2013 and not in April2013.

Cheers

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Post by drsunildugar » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:33 am

Thank you destiniation_london.
it is Eid holiday today at HCI. I do not know what time they update OCI status. My anxiety is at peak now as we have ticket for India on 15 Aug and there are only 3 working days in between. Should I try for urgent tourist visa for my son (OCI applicant) on Monday? any advice...

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Post by Seedy » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:47 pm

Why not just go down to London on tues and see if it has arrived. If not just apply for a tourist visa on Wednesday

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Post by ban.s » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:27 pm

drsunildugar wrote:Thank you destiniation_london.
it is Eid holiday today at HCI. I do not know what time they update OCI status. My anxiety is at peak now as we have ticket for India on 15 Aug and there are only 3 working days in between. Should I try for urgent tourist visa for my son (OCI applicant) on Monday? any advice...
You are in a quite tricky situation. I believe the status will change and you'll be able to get OCI stamped by Wed 14th Aug.

However, things may get delayed for any unforeseen reason. I would suggest, keep all the visa paperwork ready and be prepared to submit on monday. You can submit the visa application until 2.30pm(?) and OCI collection until 12:00......so check the status on Monday monday up until 11am ish and take a decision.

do you live in london?

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Post by drsunildugar » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:44 am

Thanks Ban. You are right it has become a very tricky situation for us now.
I live in Stanmore, London.
Do you think I will be able to get visa for my son by Wednesday (14th Aug) if I apply on Monday (12 Aug)?. We have tickets for India on 15th.

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Re: OCI Postal Application

Post by devdev » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:58 pm

[quote="desilemons"][quote="yerras"]OCI London timeline

Date of postal application - 20-JUN-2013
Date of acknowledgement - 27-JUN-2013
Date processed - 22-JUL-2013
Dispatched from New Delhi - 24-JUL-2013
Received at London - 02-AUG-2013

Printed and posted on: 05-AUG-2013[/quote]

Did you get your passport back with OCI card? If not, can you update us when you get it please?[/quote]





Thanks a lot vmat. I have booked my tickets for 24th Aug. If status does not changes this Monday i'll straight away go and apply for a Visa.
Any idea what time status changes ?

How do you know that your passport is ready for collection after you submitted it for OCI sticker ?

Any idea how long it takes to get VISA in Birmingham if applied in person at VFS ?

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OCI collection process at Birmingham

Post by sheff » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:43 pm

Hi there,

Can someone please advise on the process of collecting the OCI (in person) from Birmingham? do I need to go twice, once for submission of British passport for stamping and next time (may be after couple of days) for collection of the British passport and OCI booklet?
or is it possible to complete both these steps the same day?

Would be grateful for any clarification on this.

Many Thanks,

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Re: OCI collection process at Birmingham

Post by devdev » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:20 pm

[quote="sheff"]Hi there,

Can someone please advise on the process of collecting the OCI (in person) from Birmingham? do I need to go twice, once for submission of British passport for stamping and next time (may be after couple of days) for collection of the British passport and OCI booklet?
or is it possible to complete both these steps the same day?

Would be grateful for any clarification on this.

Many Thanks,[/quote]


I belive its 7 days after submission of passport for OCI sticker.

Its silly, mine OCI has been posted on 30th July from India and still not arrived. They are lazy in Birmingham. Now i have to apply for a VISA as i am going India on 24th Aug.....

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Post by kmore97 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:06 am

ban.s wrote:
drsunildugar wrote:Thank you destiniation_london.
it is Eid holiday today at HCI. I do not know what time they update OCI status. My anxiety is at peak now as we have ticket for India on 15 Aug and there are only 3 working days in between. Should I try for urgent tourist visa for my son (OCI applicant) on Monday? any advice...
You are in a quite tricky situation. I believe the status will change and you'll be able to get OCI stamped by Wed 14th Aug.

However, things may get delayed for any unforeseen reason. I would suggest, keep all the visa paperwork ready and be prepared to submit on monday. You can submit the visa application until 2.30pm(?) and OCI collection until 12:00......so check the status on Monday monday up until 11am ish and take a decision.

do you live in london?
Give a call to high comission as soon as they are open. My understnding is - your paper has reached London, but highcommission may take few days to update the status from their side - considering the backlog they may have.
If you explain them your situation, they will do it urgently. You should have called them last Friday itself.
When you call them, most of the times they don't respond, but they pick up the phone once in a while if you keep trying. It happened when I applied for my daughter's PIO. When I told them I have ticket booked they have posted in on the same day.

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Post by destiniation_london » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:07 pm

OCI Aopplication
Application sent: 10-June-2013 (postal, London HCI)
Application received: 11-June-2013
Date Of Acknowledgement: 08-July-2013
Return of Original Surrender Certificate: 10-July-2013
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED ON 31-July-2013
OCI Number: AXXXXXXXX
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI) : NEW DELHI ON 02-August-2013
Document received At LONDON ON 06-August-2013

Collection
Passport sent: 08-August-2013 (postal, London HCI)
Receipt Date: 12-August-2013 (9th August was bank holiday and royal mail re-delivered it on Monday)

hopefully, it will be back with me with my OCI stamped .. lets see :)

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Re: OCI collection process at Birmingham

Post by sheff » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:35 am

Many thanks devdev for responding to my query.

cheers

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Post by ban.s » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:27 pm

drsunildugar wrote:Thanks Ban. You are right it has become a very tricky situation for us now.
I live in Stanmore, London.
Do you think I will be able to get visa for my son by Wednesday (14th Aug) if I apply on Monday (12 Aug)?. We have tickets for India on 15th.
what did you finally do?

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OCI Timeline (Spouse)

Post by newdawn » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:22 pm

OCI Aopplication
Application sent: 14-Aug-2013 (In Person, London HCI)
Application received: 14-Aug-2013
Date Of Acknowledgement: 14-Aug-2013
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED ON: 09-Sep-2013
OCI Number: AXXXXXXX
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI): 11-Sep-2013
Document received At LONDON: 12-Sep-2013

Collection by Post - Received on 26-Sep-2013
Last edited by newdawn on Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:49 am, edited 3 times in total.

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OCI Birmingham recipt

Post by karthik71080 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:51 pm

My OCI was despatched from delhi on 2nd of Aug but still not receiv/ed in Bmingham.... does any one OCI reached Birmingham after this date

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Post by Sardarsingh » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:21 pm

OCI Application
Application sent: 26-March-2013 (postal, London HCI)
Application received: 27-March-2013
Date Of Acknowledgement: 17-May-2013
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED ON 08-June-2013
OCI Number: AXXXXXXXX
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI) : NEW DELHI ON 13-June-2013
Document received At LONDON ON 17-June-2013

Collection
Passport sent: 07-August-2013 (postal, London HCI)
Receipt Date: 08-August-2013

It has been over a week now that I sent my documents and I am not sure if the delay on my side to send the documents is delaying the process. So can any comment on this whether they will object why I waited more than a month to send them the documents.

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Re: OCI Birmingham recipt

Post by achu » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:25 am

karthik71080 wrote:My OCI was despatched from delhi on 2nd of Aug but still not receiv/ed in Bmingham.... does any one OCI reached Birmingham after this date
Hi I am in same state my OCI is been dispatched on 02/08/2013 still not received in Birmingham.
please update if anyone gets any confirmation.
Thanks

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Post by Gopaalan » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:46 pm

OCI - Application in person at London on 15/07/13

Date Of Acknowledgement: 15-July-2013 (OCI LOndon)
OCI PROCESSED ON 06-Aug-2013
OCI Number: AXXXXXXXX
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI) : NEW DELHI ON 07-AUG-2013
Document received At LONDON ON 12-AUG-2013

*******
Collected OCI from HCI London on 14/08/2013.
Reached there at 10:40am, submitted passport & OCI status print outs (at 11:25am)
Went back in the evening to queue up to collect at 3:30pm, started distributing it at 4:40pm, got the OCI at 4:50pm.

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