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Gopaalan
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Post by Gopaalan » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:49 pm

Very impressed with the speed of processing at HCI London. In total it took 29 days from submission in person and the processed OCI to reach back in London. I collected it in person 2 days later. 8)

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Re: OCI Postal Application- London

Post by yerras » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:43 am

desilemons wrote:
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?
Received at London 06-Aug-2013 (Royal mail tracking)
Still waiting for the stamped passports to be returned(SD envelope was included) :x

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Post by mehp » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:08 am

MY TIMELINE:
Applied At CGI Birmingham (in person)
Applied On : 03-JUL-2013
Date Of Acknowledgement: 03-July-2013
Registration Status Granted On : 19-AUG-2013
Documents Printing Status : PROCESSED
Documents Printed On : 19-AUG-2013
Documents Dispatched to CGI : 21-AUG-2013
Documents Received : 04-SEP-2013
Last edited by mehp on Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:54 am, edited 2 times in total.

karthik71080
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Birmingham OCI Timeline

Post by karthik71080 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:02 pm

MY TIMELINE:
Applied At CGI Birmingham (in person)
Applied On : 30-APR-2013
Date Of Acknowledgement: 30-APR-2013
Registration Status Granted On : 31-JUL-2013
Documents Printing Status : PROCESSED
Documents Printed On : 31-JUL-2013
Documents Dispatched to CGI : 02-AUG-2013
Documents Received : 20-AUG-2013

Sardarsingh
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Post by Sardarsingh » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:58 pm

Finally my passport is stamped and is on its way tomorrow. :D :D :D

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oci application in person - hci london

Post by anandm1 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:22 pm

Hi, Could I ask if what is the acceptable form of payment if the application is being made in person? I can't seem to find anything in the guidance about this except for 'what is not acceptable if applying by post. Thanks.

destiniation_london
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Post by destiniation_london » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:16 am

Sardarsingh wrote:Finally my passport is stamped and is on its way tomorrow. :D :D :D
how did you know your passport has been stamped ... do you know this by tracking on Royal mail .... I've sent my passport 10 days back to London and has stil not received it. .. have already sent email three times but no reply..

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Post by ban.s » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:25 am

I know it's indeed a frustrating experience for you but for postal applications with HCI patience is the best virtue.

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OCI Postal collection Timelines

Post by raokartik » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:40 am

Hi There,

I got my OCI acknowledgement on the 6th August and sent my postal application with Special delivery on the 8th August. It was confirmed on the 12th as 9th was a bank holiday.

Its been more 9 days they still have not dispatched the OCI. Let me know if someone has similar timelines and have got their OCI.

Cheers,
Kartik

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Post by Sardarsingh » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:47 am

destiniation_london wrote:
Sardarsingh wrote:Finally my passport is stamped and is on its way tomorrow. :D :D :D
how did you know your passport has been stamped ... do you know this by tracking on Royal mail .... I've sent my passport 10 days back to London and has stil not received it. .. have already sent email three times but no reply..
When I sent the passport with a special delivery envelope inside, I copied the tracking number from it and used that to track its return. For your information I sent the documents for stamp on 7th august and got them back today on 21st august so I suggest yours will take little longer since there was also bank holiday. If I count all the business days then the number comes to 9 days in total. My journey is now complete and I wish all the best to others.

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Re: oci application in person - hci london

Post by TintinHerge » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:29 pm

anandm1 wrote:Hi, Could I ask if what is the acceptable form of payment if the application is being made in person? I can't seem to find anything in the guidance about this except for 'what is not acceptable if applying by post. Thanks.
I paid hard cash

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Post by bbkaran » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:32 pm

I am impressed too. I took just about 30 days.

Submitted in person at London 22nd July and processed documents arrived in London on 20th Aug.

I will have to collect in the next few days. Thanks for everyone for all the help and advice.

bbkaran

Gopaalan wrote:Very impressed with the speed of processing at HCI London. In total it took 29 days from submission in person and the processed OCI to reach back in London. I collected it in person 2 days later. 8)

sojan
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OCI London

Post by sojan » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:51 pm

OCI Aopplication
Application sent: 20-Aug-2013 (In Person, London HCI)
Application received: 20-Aug-2013
Date Of Acknowledgement: 20-Aug-2013
Return of Original Surrender Certificate: 20-Aug-2013 (HCI gave back the original)
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED ON: 12-Sep
OCI Number: AXXXXXXXX
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI): 16-Sep
Document received At LONDON: Waiting


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Some updates about Queue
1. Reached by around 08:00 and planned to work from company's London office.
2. I stayed in wrong queue and by 08:15 I moved to end of OCI queue !! Stayed around 45mins in Q
3. Got token 501 (i.e. 101 )
4. They asked me to come by 12:30
5. Reached around 12:15 and it was already 497 !!
6. Gave documents and was much pretty easy than I thought.
7. They gave me back my original Surrender Cert
8. Gave acknowledgement doc

My Advice. If you working in London, best time is to go around 08:00 and you can come back around 12:00ish rather than sitting there for 3 hours.
Last edited by sojan on Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:15 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: oci application in person - hci london

Post by anandm1 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:15 pm

TintinHerge wrote:
anandm1 wrote:Hi, Could I ask if what is the acceptable form of payment if the application is being made in person? I can't seem to find anything in the guidance about this except for 'what is not acceptable if applying by post. Thanks.
I paid hard cash
Thanks.

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Re: OCI Birmingham timeline

Post by sheff » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:16 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 22-Aug-2013

Sending Passport by post for OCI stamping will be on 23-Aug-2013

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Post by anandm1 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:48 pm

OCI Application
Application sent: 22-Aug-2013 (In Person, London HCI)

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The queue situation today:
Arrived at 7 o'clock which got me 33rd in the line. Someone said earlier that the shorter queue was the OCI one - It wasn't so today. So please ask the people in the queue or you'll regret it! The OCI applicants queue does snake on a long way by the time they start giving out tokens at around 9'ish.
They open counters at 9.30a.m and had 2 counters for OCI applications and run applications at the rate of about 30/hour. So I was done by 10.30. Mine was a straightforward application - took copies of surrender cert, naturalisation cert and main pages of british passport.

They accept cash only - and preferably exact change £175. Other option is a postal order.

Overall - straightforward process so far. Hope the timescale for return is as previous posters have experienced.

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Re: OCI Birmingham timeline

Post by sstichkule » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:17 pm

sheff wrote: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 22-Aug-2013

Sending Passport by post for OCI stamping will be on 23-Aug-2013
Why it took so long after Date of acknowledgement, any query raised from OCI office?

sstichkule
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OCI Status tracker

Post by sstichkule » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:01 am

Can anybody able to track the OCI Status at tracker website since today 23/8/13 morning? Reply Urgently

sab1984
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OCI Tracker Status

Post by sab1984 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:00 pm

Submitted OCi application at FRRO Delhi on 20/08/2013.

Application Acknowledged :20/08/2013z

OCI Registration status : FRRO Delhi

OCI Number : --------------

Document Printing Status : Under Process

____________________________________________________________
Unable to check status of OCI application since 11.00 am IST ,23/08/2013.
____________________________________________________________

sheff
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Re: OCI Birmingham timeline

Post by sheff » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:28 pm

sstichkule wrote:
sheff wrote: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 22-Aug-2013

Sending Passport by post for OCI stamping will be on 23-Aug-2013
Why it took so long after Date of acknowledgement, any query raised from OCI office?
No query was raised. I think it takes longer to get the OCI at Birmingham consulate.

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Post by dsethuraman » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:33 am

Well, after a six month wait, OCI finally granted .... applied in person in birmingham on 27th Feb. oci approved on 23rd Aug.....no queries raised and i rang/email twice....



Applicant Name XXXXXXX
File Acknowledgment Number xxxxxxxx
Date Of Acknowledgment 27-FEB-2013
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number XXXXXXXXXXX
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 23-AUG-2013
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On
Document received At BIRMINGHAM Ons

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Post by destiniation_london » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:47 am

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
Passport Receipt Date: 23-August-2013

With that marks the end of the long journey, I'll still be around if any one needs help.

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Re: OCI Status tracker

Post by sab1984 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:58 am

sstichkule wrote:Can anybody able to track the OCI Status at tracker website since today 23/8/13 morning? Reply Urgently


Can you track you applications status ??????? please reply urgently

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Re: OCI Status tracker

Post by sstichkule » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:01 am

Not Yet, How about You? or anybody else facing same problem?
sab1984 wrote:
sstichkule wrote:Can anybody able to track the OCI Status at tracker website since today 23/8/13 morning? Reply Urgently


Can you track you applications status ??????? please reply urgently

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Re: OCI Status tracker

Post by sab1984 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:22 pm

sstichkule wrote:Not Yet, How about You? or anybody else facing same problem?
sab1984 wrote:
sstichkule wrote:Can anybody able to track the OCI Status at tracker website since today 23/8/13 morning? Reply Urgently


Can you track you applications status ??????? please reply urgently
Not yet. hopefully it will come up soon. cheers

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