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keepsim
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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by keepsim » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:23 am

Hi

I'm posting this as a proactive step to find out which route is supposed to be the fastest. I would like to apply for OCI for myself and live close to Birmingham so ideally it should be Birmingham embassy I should be applying at but I've seen Birmingham mission are usually slow in almost everything (may be down to low staffing)

Should be applying In person at Birmingham OR Postal application to London ?

Which one you reckon would be faster?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by keepsim » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:20 am

any advice on above please ?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by rshaikh » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:11 pm

I am from edinburgh. I have applied via post as edinburgh center is equally slow.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by daisy80 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:01 pm

hI,

Has anybody applied in march Please can post the timeline .

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Soebmk » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:50 pm

hi can someone explain full process of overseas citizen of india card plz as i am going to get my british passport soon???

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sarvosuper » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:16 pm

I have applied for OCI , as a family of 4 including my wife and two boys on 27th March at Indian High Commission ,London.

Awaiting to hear on the status ...checked online and it says UNDER PROCESS. Can anyone update the timelines please of March applications .
Cheers
sarvosuper

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by rsathish » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:21 pm

Single Adult OCI application. Applied by post to London Embassy.

Posted OCI application : 3-Apr-2014 (One-day spl delivery)
Received at High Commission : 4 Apr 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 22-Apr-2014 (slow processing most likely due to easter holidays)
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS: 22-Apr-2014 (slow processing most likely due to easter holidays)
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED :
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On
Document received At London On
Post passport by Special Delivery :
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on:

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by learningtopass » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:02 pm

Single Adult OCI application. Applied in person at London.

Received at High Commission : 25 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 25-Mar-2014
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS: 22-Apr-2014 (slow processing)
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED : Waiting
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Waiting
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by san000 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:08 am

Single Adult OCI application. Applied in person at London.

Received at High Commission : 4 April 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 4-April-2014
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS: 23-Apr-2014 (Under Process)
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED : Waiting
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Waiting
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by ik22 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:53 am

rsathish wrote:Single Adult OCI application. Applied by post to London Embassy.

Posted OCI application : 3-Apr-2014 (One-day spl delivery)
Received at High Commission : 4 Apr 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 22-Apr-2014 (slow processing most likely due to easter holidays)
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS: 22-Apr-2014 (slow processing most likely due to easter holidays)
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED :
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On
Document received At London On
Post passport by Special Delivery :
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on:
Hi Satish,
Sorry to gate crash.Have you received all the documents you send to high commission. I send my documents on the same day, yet to receive any acknowledgement..was wondering whether you received all your documents before getting the acknowledgement.
Please post a reply

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by rsathish » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:40 am

ik22 wrote:
rsathish wrote:Single Adult OCI application. Applied by post to London Embassy.

Posted OCI application : 3-Apr-2014 (One-day spl delivery)
Received at High Commission : 4 Apr 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 22-Apr-2014 (slow processing most likely due to easter holidays)
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS: 22-Apr-2014 (slow processing most likely due to easter holidays)
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED :
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On
Document received At London On
Post passport by Special Delivery :
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on:
Hi Satish,
Sorry to gate crash.Have you received all the documents you send to high commission. I send my documents on the same day, yet to receive any acknowledgement..was wondering whether you received all your documents before getting the acknowledgement.
Please post a reply
Yes i did receive them today. Had enclosed a spl delivery envelope along with my application for them to return my cancelled indian passport and original surrender certificate.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by ik22 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:09 pm

thanks for the response sathish..

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by keepcalm2014 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:42 pm

Single Adult OCI application. Applied in person at London.

Received at High Commission : 24 March 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 24 March 2014
Documents Printing Status : UNDER-PROCESS: 26-Apr-2014 (Under Process)
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED : Waiting
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Waiting
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by rajan1984 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:09 pm

Application for: 2 Adults + 1 Child
Applied for OCI by Post in London :08- 04-2014
Date of acknowledgement: 29-04-2014 (All original documents are received)
Documents Printing Status: UNDER PROCESS as of 29-04-2014
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Awaiting
Document received At London On: Awaiting
Submit passports by Special Delivery : Awaiting
Received stamped passports and OCI registration cards on: Awaiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by learningtopass » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:57 pm

Single Adult OCI application. Applied in person at London.

Received at High Commission : 25 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 25-Mar-2014
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS: 30-Apr-2014 (slow processing)
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED : Waiting
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Waiting
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by keepsim » Thu May 01, 2014 10:26 am

Single Adult OCI application. Applied by Post London HCI

Received at High Commission : 22 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: waiting
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS: Waiting
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED : Waiting
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Waiting
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

I am trying to check progress at http://passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury but it says "no record found" .

How much time I should wait before checking the status ?

Will HCI London send me any kind of acknowledgement confirming receipt of my application with reference numbers.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by learningtopass » Thu May 01, 2014 7:20 pm

Single Adult OCI application. Applied in person at London.

Received at High Commission : 25 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 25-Mar-2014
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED : 01-05-14
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Waiting
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sarvosuper » Thu May 01, 2014 9:46 pm

Hi Learning to pass,
Thanks for posting the status ...I applied on 27th March in person in London HC, so hope to hear soon.

I assume the next step will be to post the passports to HC for them to do the needful
All the best
sarvouper

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by keepcalm2014 » Fri May 02, 2014 3:55 pm

Single Adult OCI application. Applied in person at London.

Received at High Commission : 24 March 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 24 March 2014
Documents Printing Status : UNDER-PROCESS: 2 May 2014 (Under Process)
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED : Waiting
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Waiting
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by learningtopass » Fri May 02, 2014 8:54 pm

Single Adult OCI application. Applied in person at London.

Received at High Commission : 25 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 25-Mar-2014
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED : 01-May-14
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: 02-May-14
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sarvosuper » Sat May 03, 2014 9:23 am

Hi Learning to pass,

many thanks for your update and nice to know that some March cases are proceeding positively. Will be keen to know how long did it take you to send the pasport and recieve it back duly stamped , as and when .

Are there anyone else who have applied in the last week of March 2014 and heard any thing about the status ?

I have applied on 27th march and have to travel to India on 30th May and am wondering till when can I wait for the OCI BEFORE I apply for the Indian visa seperately ? ( Should I wait till 15th May before applying for the Indian visa ? Any advice please ?

Cheers
sarvosuper

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sojan » Mon May 05, 2014 4:04 pm

File Acknowledgment Number GBRLxxxxxxxxxx
By Post Sent: 19/03/2014
Royal mail reached: 20/03/2014
Date Of Acknowledgment 28-MAR-2014
Registration Status at Mission LONDON
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS

I'm not sure why the OCI is so much delayed :(
Anyone faced this much delay @London?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Soebmk » Mon May 05, 2014 9:32 pm

Dear forum members can someone please explain full process of OCI step by step as m going to get my British passport soon as I don't know anything about it even though I try looking high commission website bug nothing seems to be clear info on it????

2 ) when n how ( explain full process plz) do I need to surrender my Indian passport and howlong does it takes???

Plz somebody reply me thx

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by learningtopass » Tue May 06, 2014 8:56 pm

Single Adult OCI application. Applied in person at London.

Received at High Commission : 25 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 25-Mar-2014
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED : 01-May-14
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: 02-May-14
Document received At London On: 06-May-14 @ 1.15pm
Post passport by Special Delivery : 06-May-14 @ 2pm (I was told post should reach HCI between 9am and 1pm on 07-May-14; documents sent- British passport, online print of status report and self-addressed special delivery envelope)
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sarvosuper » Tue May 06, 2014 9:00 pm

Hi Learning to Pass,

Many thanks for your timelines and Congrats !

Kindly let me know, how did you get all these details ? was it on the website or did you ring up the Indian High commission ?

I guess you have been lucky in getting a very fast response congrats ...cheers

Sarvosuper

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