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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by rsathish » Wed May 07, 2014 9:56 am

Thanks for updating your timelines learning2pass. Surely helps those who're waiting.

Status could be viewed from here -> http://passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by learningtopass » Wed May 07, 2014 8:34 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 (documents sent- Original British passport, online print of status report and self-addressed special delivery envelope)
Passport delivered at HCI london for OCI stamping: 07-May-14 @ 9.50am - signed and received by Manju
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting
Last edited by learningtopass on Wed May 07, 2014 8:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sarvosuper » Wed May 07, 2014 8:40 pm

Had applied in person for my family ( 2 adults + 2 children) in London HCI. The timelines are

Received at High Commission : 27 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 27 Mar-2014
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED : 06-May-14
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: 07-May-14
Document received At London On:
Post passport by Special Delivery :
Documents received at HCI london:
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

Hope to complete my Immigration journey soon .
Sarvosuper

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sushmita80 » Thu May 08, 2014 9:59 am

Application in person at London HC

Received at High Commission : 27 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 27 Mar-2014
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED : 07-May-14
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: 8th May 14
Document received At London On:
Post passport by Special Delivery :
Documents received at HCI london:
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on:

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sushmita80 » Thu May 08, 2014 10:07 am

Soebmk wrote: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
All information is available in the below link. Pretty much all of the points are covered

https://www.hcilondon.in/oci.html

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Mini Ann » Thu May 08, 2014 11:03 am

1 Adult+ 2 children Applied in Person in London HCI

Received at High Commission : 31 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 31 Mar-2014
Documents Printing Status : UNDER-PROCESS (As of 08-05-14)
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Waiting
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Documents received at HCI london: Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by dnkumars » Fri May 09, 2014 7:53 am

learningtopass wrote: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 (documents sent- Original British passport, online print of status report and self-addressed special delivery envelope)
Passport delivered at HCI london for OCI stamping: 07-May-14 @ 9.50am - signed and received by Manju
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting
Hi LearningtoPass,
Do you have any Idea about the return address should be Home address or any other address to send British Passsport and OCI Booklet to any other Address? In my case, Nobody will be at home address. So, Can i mention Office Address on Return Speical Delivery?

Cheers,
dnkumar

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by shiva321 » Fri May 09, 2014 9:53 am

Had applied in person for my family ( 2 adults + 1 children) in London HCI. The timelines are

Received at High Commission : 08 May 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 08 May 2014
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
Documents received at HCI london: Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by expatinuk » Fri May 09, 2014 10:35 am

This question may have been answered before, but could someone please clarify?

What documents should I send for postal OCI family application to London?
Should they be originals and photocopies?
Should the photocopies be self attested?
Should I send a separate set of photocopies of parents for my child's application?

I am sorry if the questions are too many, but I recently had a bitter experience applying for surrender certificate and don't want it repeated.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by learningtopass » Fri May 09, 2014 7:34 pm

dnkumars wrote:
learningtopass wrote: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 (documents sent- Original British passport, online print of status report and self-addressed special delivery envelope)
Passport delivered at HCI london for OCI stamping: 07-May-14 @ 9.50am - signed and received by Manju
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting
Hi LearningtoPass,
Do you have any Idea about the return address should be Home address or any other address to send British Passsport and OCI Booklet to any other Address? In my case, Nobody will be at home address. So, Can i mention Office Address on Return Speical Delivery?

Cheers,
dnkumar

Hi
I am not sure about this, but if I were you I will keep things simple and put home address only. Good thing with SDE is you can collect your delivery later at your preferred time.
Good luck!

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by learningtopass » Sat May 10, 2014 11:16 am

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 (documents sent- Original British passport, online print of status report and self-addressed special delivery envelope)
Passport delivered at HCI london for OCI stamping: 07-May-14 @ 9.50am - signed and received by Manju
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: 10-May-14 @ 11.30am

Good luck to everyone else!!

On my OCI booklet it has my full UK address, do I need to inform HCI each time I move to new address and apply for new OCI booklet??
Does anyone know anything about this?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by dnkumars » Mon May 12, 2014 8:55 am

learningtopass wrote:
dnkumars wrote:
learningtopass wrote: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 (documents sent- Original British passport, online print of status report and self-addressed special delivery envelope)
Passport delivered at HCI london for OCI stamping: 07-May-14 @ 9.50am - signed and received by Manju
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting
Hi LearningtoPass,
Do you have any Idea about the return address should be Home address or any other address to send British Passsport and OCI Booklet to any other Address? In my case, Nobody will be at home address. So, Can i mention Office Address on Return Speical Delivery?

Cheers,
dnkumar

Hi
I am not sure about this, but if I were you I will keep things simple and put home address only. Good thing with SDE is you can collect your delivery later at your preferred time.
Good luck!

Thanks Mate. As per your suggestion will go for SDE. :-)

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by dnkumars » Tue May 13, 2014 8:24 am

learningtopass wrote: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 (documents sent- Original British passport, online print of status report and self-addressed special delivery envelope)
Passport delivered at HCI london for OCI stamping: 07-May-14 @ 9.50am - signed and received by Manju
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: 10-May-14 @ 11.30am

Good luck to everyone else!!

On my OCI booklet it has my full UK address, do I need to inform HCI each time I move to new address and apply for new OCI booklet??
Does anyone know anything about this?
Hi,

I don't think so, you need to change/apply every time when you changed address. some of people who is having Indian passport & OCI Card, their address was very old address on the passport and OCI booklet. Even on Brtish Passport address should not be there. So, as per my assumption no need to apply/change every time when you changed home address.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by indianman » Tue May 13, 2014 9:13 am

Date Of Acknowledgment 14-MAR-2014
Registration Status at Mission LONDON
OCI- Number XXXXXXXX
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 13-MAY-2014
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI Waiting
Document received At LONDON Waiting

This saga seems to be coming to an end

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sarvosuper » Tue May 13, 2014 3:09 pm

Had applied in person for my family ( 2 adults + 2 children) in London HCI. The timelines are

Received at High Commission : 27 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 27 Mar-2014
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED : 06-May-14
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: 07-May-14
Document received At London On: 09 -May -14
Post passport by Special Delivery : 12 May 14
Documents received at HCI london: 13th May 2014 ( online printed status documents, original passport, special delivery envelope)
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

Hope the duly stamped passport and OCI booklet comes in a week time i.e. 20th May ? How long did it take for you ..any comments please

Cheers
Sarvo super

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Mini Ann » Tue May 13, 2014 3:33 pm

1 Adult+ 2 children Applied in Person in London HCI

1 ADULT

Received at High Commission : 31 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 31 Mar-2014
Documents Printing Status :PROCESSED (13-05-14)
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Waiting
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Documents received at HCI london: Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

2 CHILDREN

Received at High Commission : 31 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 31 Mar-2014
Documents Printing Status : UNDER-PROCESS (As of 13-05-14)
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Waiting
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Documents received at HCI london: Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by dino2296 » Tue May 13, 2014 10:17 pm

Hi

Please can you advise me if i can apply for a OCI registration by post in London, whilst i reside in Birmingham, I am planning on sending the application by post.

Many thanks in Advance

D

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by indianman » Wed May 14, 2014 10:04 am

dino2296 wrote:Hi

Please can you advise me if i can apply for a OCI registration by post in London, whilst i reside in Birmingham, I am planning on sending the application by post.

Many thanks in Advance

D
Yes you can, that is the whole purpose of postal applications

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Mini Ann » Thu May 15, 2014 10:13 am

Applied in Person at HCI London on 31/03/2014 (1 ADULT+ 2 children)
1 Adult
Received at High Commission : 31 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 31 Mar-2014
Documents Printing Status :PROCESSED ON 13-05-14
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: 15-05-14
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Documents received at HCI london: Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

2 CHILDREN
Received at High Commission : 31 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 31 Mar-2014
Documents Printing Status : PROCESSED ON 15-05-14
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Waiting
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Documents received at HCI london: Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by indianman » Thu May 15, 2014 10:57 am

Date Of Acknowledgment 14-MAR-2014
Registration Status at Mission LONDON
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 13-MAY-2014
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI 15-May-2014
Document received At LONDON Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by bhaskaroy » Thu May 15, 2014 11:51 pm

Dear members,

Can someone please explain the full process of OCI step by step as I am going to apply for OCI for myself and for my 3.7 years old child. I don't know anything about it even though I try looking high commission website but it seems things are bit complicated or I failed to underdstand.

Plz somebody reply.

Thanks,
Bhaskar Roy

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sarvosuper » Sat May 17, 2014 8:32 pm

Applied in Person at HCI London on 27/03/2014 (2 ADULT+ 2 children)

Received at High Commission : 27 Mar 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 27 Mar-2014
Documents Printing Status :PROCESSED ON 06-05-14
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: 07-05-14
Document received At London On: 09/05/14
Post passport by Special Delivery : 12/05/14 ( original UK passport, printed status docs from HCI website, special delivery envelope)
Documents received at HCI london: 13/05/14
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: 17/05/14

Found the entire process very professional and simple to handle. All the best to all friends waiting ....have completed by immigration journey today .

This forum is one of the best things to happen to me for all information and plan ahead for the actual process .

Cheers
Sarvosuper

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by vgvirgo » Mon May 19, 2014 9:23 am

Applied in Person at HCI London on 13/05/2014 (1 Infant)

Date of acknowledgement: 13 May-2014
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED ON: Waiting
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Waiting
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Documents received at HCI london: Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by rshaikh » Mon May 19, 2014 10:16 am

Applied by Post 01/04/2014

Date of acknowledgement: 16-Apr-2014
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED ON: Waiting
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Waiting
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Documents received at HCI london: Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

Is there anyone who applied by post in April-14 and has got the approval (i.e status processed) ?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by SANB » Mon May 19, 2014 2:48 pm

Applied by in person at Birmingham 16/04/2014 (2adults + 2 children)

Date of acknowledgement: 16-Apr-2014
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED ON: Waiting
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: Waiting
Document received At London On: Waiting
Post passport by Special Delivery : Waiting
Documents received at HCI london: Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

Is there anyone who applied at Birmingham in April-14 and has got the approval (i.e status processed) ?

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