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sojan
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waiting for a reply...

Post by sojan » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:35 pm

Hi Guys,

How would you track the collection of OCI by post?

I have seen some of you guys have put "receipt" by HCI etc.. But is it the same link as tracking OCI status?

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Post by mirzanaseer79 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:51 pm

Hi Guys,

I am planning to send my and my minor son OCI application by post to VFS.

My application:
1. Application form 'A' & 'B'
2. Applicaiton Fees paid by website
3. 1 photo with initial application
4. 1 Original Surrender certificate
5. Copies of British Passport
6. Copies of Naturalisation Certficate
7. Copy Marriage Certificate (Original is laminated on FRONT ONLY)

My Son Application:
1. Application form 'A' & 'B'
2. Applicaiton Fees paid by website
3. 1 photo with initial application
4. 1 Original Surrender certificate
5. Copies of British Passport
6. Copies of Naturalisation Certficate
7. Copy Birth tificate (Original is laminated on FRONT ONLY)

Question 1: Is listed all above documents in original or copy enough for application?
Question 2: Since item 7 is both LAMINATED, will HCI accept it? or shoudl I send just copy with self attested?


Kind regards

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Re: OCI card timeline for HCI London

Post by sworld » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:15 am

avinash3993 wrote:Hi,

I have submitted OCI application for my wife and son on 8 August 2013 in person at the HCI-London. I am constantly checking the status on Online services for OCI website but just getting " no records found" message. Also tried to contact HCI via email but emails are bouncing back. No luck on the phone as well.

Has anyone applied for OCI during August 2013. I would really appreciate if anyone could be able advise or share experience.
Guys,

I have the same problem having posted my OCI application by Special Delivery to HCI London on 23rd Sep '13 (it was received on 24th Sep '13, signature proof on Royalmail website).

A question. Is it the India passport number or British passport number to be used for checking on the OCI tracker site?

Regards,
sworld

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Re: OCI card timeline for HCI London

Post by NO1UKlover » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:41 am

sworld wrote:
avinash3993 wrote:Hi,

I have submitted OCI application for my wife and son on 8 August 2013 in person at the HCI-London. I am constantly checking the status on Online services for OCI website but just getting " no records found" message. Also tried to contact HCI via email but emails are bouncing back. No luck on the phone as well.

Has anyone applied for OCI during August 2013. I would really appreciate if anyone could be able advise or share experience.
Guys,

I have the same problem having posted my OCI application by Special Delivery to HCI London on 23rd Sep '13 (it was received on 24th Sep '13, signature proof on Royalmail website).

A question. Is it the India passport number or British passport number to be used for checking on the OCI tracker site?

Regards,
sworld
You don not need details of Indian Passports after you surrender it and all you need is your British Passport number to check OCI status!

Hope information is helpful

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OCI Status

Post by shanshan9 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:00 pm

I have applied on 20 Sept. to HCI London in person. The current status is 'in progress' does anyone know what the next status will be ?

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Post by hemal_p » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:10 pm

MY TIMELINE:
Applied At HCI London (in person)
Applied On : 01-OCT-2013
Date Of Acknowledgement: 01-Oct-2013
Registration Status Granted On :
Documents Printing Status : Processed
Documents Printed On : 03-Jan-2014
Documents Dispatched to HCI : 06-JAN-2014
Documents Received : 07-JAN-2014

Collection: By post only as per new collection procedure from HCI London as of 13th Jan 2014
Last edited by hemal_p on Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:25 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by shanshan9 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:37 pm

Do you see the following when you use the OCI Status Enquiry link ?

Registration Status Granted On :
Documents Printing Status :
Documents Printed On :
Documents Dispatched to HCI :
Documents Received :
Collection:

All I see is:-

Date Of Acknowledgment 20-SEP-2013
Registration Status at Mission LONDON
OCI- Number
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS

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Re: OCI card timeline for HCI London

Post by avinash3993 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:55 am

NO1UKlover wrote:
sworld wrote:
avinash3993 wrote:Hi,

I have submitted OCI application for my wife and son on 8 August 2013 in person at the HCI-London. I am constantly checking the status on Online services for OCI website but just getting " no records found" message. Also tried to contact HCI via email but emails are bouncing back. No luck on the phone as well.

Has anyone applied for OCI during August 2013. I would really appreciate if anyone could be able advise or share experience.
Guys,

I have the same problem having posted my OCI application by Special Delivery to HCI London on 23rd Sep '13 (it was received on 24th Sep '13, signature proof on Royalmail website).

A question. Is it the India passport number or British passport number to be used for checking on the OCI tracker site?

Regards,
sworld
You don not need details of Indian Passports after you surrender it and all you need is your British Passport number to check OCI status!

Hope information is helpful
Thank you "NO1UKlover" for your advice. Using British Passport number I was able to get the status of my application. I was wondering if this has been mentioned anywhere on the HCI website or the applicants are supposed to (or expected to) make a good guess on this, anyways I now have collected the OCI cards. Many thanks and Kind regards!

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Post by patni » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:11 am

I filed for OCI at HCI London via Royal Mail more than 2 weeks ago, but have not received any acknowledgment so far. Royal Mail confirms receipt via its website. I had enclosed a self address SD envelope but have yet to receive my originals from them. The online tracking simply says "No records found".

Is there a way to contact them? Emails to att.oci@hcilondon.in keep bouncing and no one answers the calls.

When should I expect something (either online or by mail) from HCI London?

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Post by vischopra » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:58 pm

patni wrote:I filed for OCI at HCI London via Royal Mail more than 2 weeks ago, but have not received any acknowledgment so far. Royal Mail confirms receipt via its website. I had enclosed a self address SD envelope but have yet to receive my originals from them. The online tracking simply says "No records found".

Is there a way to contact them? Emails to att.oci@hcilondon.in keep bouncing and no one answers the calls.

When should I expect something (either online or by mail) from HCI London?
Postal application takes time. Please wait for atleast 3-4 weeks and it will start showing you "UNDER-PROCESS". To give you an example, mine was acknowledged on Sep 10. I sent the application on Aug 20.

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My OCI (postal to London) timeline

Post by sworld » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:05 pm

OCI London timeline

Date of postal application - 23/09/2013
Date of Royalmail delivery acknowledgement at London - 24/09/2013
Return of Original Surrender Certificate - waiting
Date processed - waiting
Dispatched from New Delhi - waiting
Received at London - waiting

A check on the OCI tracking website states 'No records found'.

Guess i just have to wait for a couple of weeks before chasing up.

Regards,
sworld

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Acknowledgement received

Post by sworld » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:03 am

Looks like the chaps at HCI London are monitoring this thread. Have received my documents by post today and the online status is showing updated.

Updated status is a follows:

OCI London timeline

Date of postal application - 23/09/2013
Date of Royalmail delivery acknowledgement at London - 24/09/2013
Return of Original Surrender Certificate -12/10/2013
Date processed - waiting
Dispatched from New Delhi - waiting
Received at London - waiting

Regards,
sworld

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My Timeline

Post by vischopra » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:13 am

Below are my timelines of OCI approval and collection for reference.

Date of Application: 20-AUG-13 (Postal, HCI London)
Received by HCI London: 21-AUG-13
Date Of Acknowledgment: 10-SEP-2013
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED: 03-OCT-2013
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI: 07-OCT-2013
Document received At LONDON: 08-OCT-2013

Collection
Passport sent (By post): 09-OCT-2013 (postal, LONDON, HCI)
Receipt Date by LONDON, HCI: 10-OCT-2013
Passport Receipt Date in post(with OCI stamp & booklet): 14-OCT-2013

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Re: How many copies of application form.

Post by coolmate » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:47 pm

[quote="uni"][quote="JJK"][quote="destiniation_london"][quote="JJK"][quote="nnn"]Hello,

Here are my timelines:

OCI Application: 02-April-2013 (Postal, London)
Received In London HCI: 3-April-2013
OCI acknowledgement : 27-May-2013
Return of Original surrender certificate: 28-May-2013 (Post)

Current status: Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS On[/quote]

Thanks. I got an email from OCI on 28th May that they were processing postal application - 2nd April.[/quote]

JJK - what email address did the reply come from or what email address you used to ask a query to OCI section?[/quote]

I have sent several emails and got reply on 28th May. Same email as mentioned in the website: att.oci@hcilondon.in[/quote]

How many copies of Oci registration form is required? The form says duplicate copies with original photographs but the document list says only one copy of the registration form. Please help.[/quote]


The form says apply in duplicate however when I applied in PERSON in London - they returned me one of the forms and said that i only needed to submit one. I didnt argue anymore. :-)
better prepared than delayed.

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Dispatch from MOIA (OCI)

Post by shanshan9 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:26 pm

My tracker is:-
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 11-OCT-2013
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI )NEW DELHI On
Document received At LONDON On

How long does it take from being processed to being dispatched ?

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Post by sac » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:43 am

My OCI timeline

Date of Application (in person at HCI London): 16-SEP-2013
Date Of Acknowledgment: 16-SEP-2013
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED: 08-OCT-2013
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI) NEW DELHI: 11-OCT-2013
Document received At LONDON: 14-OCT-2013

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Re: OCI London timeline

Post by trupti.uk » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:31 pm

Date of postal application - 27/08/2013
Date of acknowledgement - 13/09/2013
Return of Original Surrender Certificate - 14/09/2013
Date processed - 4/10/2013
Dispatched from New Delhi - 8/10/2013
Received at London - 9/10/2013

Collection
Passport sent (By post): 10-OCT-2013 (postal, LONDON, HCI)
Receipt Date by LONDON, HCI: 11-OCT-2013
Passport Receipt Date in post(with OCI stamp & booklet): 16-OCT-2013

Good luck everyone.

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Post by Dils » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:17 am

Mine is,

Date of Application (in person at HCI London): 20-SEP-2013
Date Of Acknowledgment: 20-SEP-2013
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED: 11-OCT-2013
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI) NEW DELHI: 15-OCT-2013
Document received At LONDON:

Hopefully doc are received in London today or tomorrow

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Post by patni » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:00 am

Hello

Date of postal application - 24/09/2013
Date of Royalmail delivery acknowledgement at London - 25/09/2013
Return of Original Surrender Certificate - waiting
Date processed - waiting
Dispatched from New Delhi - waiting
Received at London - waiting

It still comes up as no records found. Emails to att.oci@hcilondon.in keep bouncing.

Anyone know how to contact them? Can one go in person to enquire?
Last edited by patni on Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by ban.s » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:06 am

patni wrote:Hello

Date of postal application - 4/09/2013
Date of Royalmail delivery acknowledgement at London - 25/09/2013
Return of Original Surrender Certificate - waiting
Date processed - waiting
Dispatched from New Delhi - waiting
Received at London - waiting

It still comes up as no records found. Emails to att.oci@hcilondon.in keep bouncing.

Anyone know how to contact them? Can one go in person to enquire?
FAQ Q10 - What is the processing time of application?

Receiving of application would be acknowledged online only within 4 weeks from the date of receiving application in OCI Wing.

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Post by patni » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:45 pm

Thanks ...

Looks like just wait a bit then.

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OCI timeline (Last stage of immigration process)

Post by BRP » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:07 am

Date of Application (in person at HCI London): 18-OCT-2013
Date Of Acknowledgment: 18-OCT-2013
Documents Printing Status : UNDER PROCESS
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI) NEW DELHI:
Document received At LONDON:


Went there at 7.40am and Que already there.... the left one is for Passport and PIO and the right one is for OCI.... There is third Que for Collection as well so please stand in a correct Que as between 7.30 am to 9.00 am, Que will be double. I got Token no 86 which is around half way. I have been told to come back at 12pm but have nothing to do so waited outside. I was not the only one though outside. Around 10.45am I tried to enter and allowed to go inside. I got my number around 12.15pm and finished in 3 minutes. All done and back at work in afternoon....

I think staff is not bad and they are doing their work. They have right (responsibly) to ask the questions and right documents so I suggest to carry all original with you.

Some people say.. they won't smile but if you smile they will. After all we only need to deal with one person there and they need to deal with lots people like us and you know how some of us behave.... so at the end they are also human as we and they can get angry if they need to explain again and again to the same person and only get rudeness behavior in return. Respect others and get respected.

Best luck

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Posted my oci 3weeks ago

Post by ski2nikeeta » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:05 am

Hi I posted my Oci application 3 weeks ago and when I put in my details on the status enquiry it just says no match found and that it only shows forms submitted at the indian missions.
Has anyone got any idea of why this is?
Is it because there is something wrong with my application

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Re: Posted my oci 3weeks ago

Post by deyga » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:12 pm

ski2nikeeta wrote:Hi I posted my Oci application 3 weeks ago and when I put in my details on the status enquiry it just says no match found and that it only shows forms submitted at the indian missions.
Has anyone got any idea of why this is?
Is it because there is something wrong with my application
ski2nikeeta . You need to wait till almost to same date next month. Say you posted on 4th Oct then prepare yourself to see an update and return of orginals on 04 Nov :)


This is for people applying by post to HCI London.

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Re: Posted my oci 3weeks ago

Post by gj6ab5657 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:07 pm

deyga wrote:
ski2nikeeta wrote:Hi I posted my Oci application 3 weeks ago and when I put in my details on the status enquiry it just says no match found and that it only shows forms submitted at the indian missions.
Has anyone got any idea of why this is?
Is it because there is something wrong with my application
ski2nikeeta . You need to wait till almost to same date next month. Say you posted on 4th Oct then prepare yourself to see an update and return of orginals on 04 Nov :)


This is for people applying by post to HCI London.
Yes, you have to wait at least 4 week to get updates on your application. 8)

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