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sanjaysheth wrote:Hi there
Sweating over my own OCI application (leave for India with my two baby daughters on 18 Feb) - I had no idea that you had to post your passport for collection from 13 Jan 2014. When did that change and why was it not more prominent on the HCI website?
Can someone please tell me whether the Status Enquiry updates for when your passports are received by Royal Mail and then dispatched? I noticed that some people have this in their posts. Mine was received by HCI on Monday 27th Jan but I see no update.
Sanjay,sanjaysheth wrote:Hi Sajiv
Thanks for your post. When were your documents processed and ready to collect (mine was 13 Dec)? Does your reply envelope tracking also say "Please Come Back Later"?
I wish the HCI would add the collections procedure to their online processing data than for us to pay Royal Mail to do the same - I'm sure it's a matter of time before they do.
Anyone else have any experiences of retrieving their passports from the OCI counter to get a Tourist Visa?
So annoyed at this late change in procedure - totaly unncessary stress which could have been avoided with some notification when I applied in mid-Nov!
cpcg wrote:Applied for OCI at CGI Birmingham in person for whole family (2+2) - 12/12/13
Date of acknowledgement: 12/12/2013
Application processed on: 15/01/2014
Application dispatched from Delhi: 17/01/2014
Received in Birmingham on: 22/01/2014
Submit passports in person at Birmingham consulate: 23/01/2014
Collected stamped passports and OCI registration cards on: 31/01/2014
From naturalization application to OCI timeline: 14/09/2013 to 31/01/2014 = 141 days or approximately 4.5 months