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abus
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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by abus » Wed May 28, 2014 4:03 pm

hi vgvirgo
this is the email i used from thr website and got reply next day

info.london@hcilondon.in


regards

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Babli » Fri May 30, 2014 7:00 am

Hi "abus " any news on your application?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by abus » Fri May 30, 2014 2:10 pm

no update ..still under process.

im planning to just wait till mid june before anxiously checking it everyday :roll:

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by SANB » Fri May 30, 2014 4:37 pm

Yesterday I called CGI Birmingham to know the status of my application. They took my File Ack No. and Phone number and called back to me today. As per them though I submitted my applications on 16-Apr-2014, actually scanned and sent to India on 2nd May 2014. That's pity. It took 2 weeks to scan applications. It looks to be CGI Birmingham slow in processsing. And that lady said it might take another month or so to process 2nd May applications.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jagcv4 » Sat May 31, 2014 9:20 am

HELLO ALL

I HAVE HEARD MANY NEGATIVE REVIEWS OF BIRMINGHAM AND EDINBURGH REGARDING OCI. PLEASE ALWAYS APPLY FROM LONDON. THE PROCESS SHOULD TAKE 6 WEEKS.

GOOD LUCK ALL

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by dino2296 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:32 pm

jagcv4 wrote:HELLO ALL

I HAVE HEARD MANY NEGATIVE REVIEWS OF BIRMINGHAM AND EDINBURGH REGARDING OCI. PLEASE ALWAYS APPLY FROM LONDON. THE PROCESS SHOULD TAKE 6 WEEKS.

GOOD LUCK ALL
THe man in charge should be embarrassed and ashamed , Birmingham CGi is shambles, the staff are rude and ignorant, They have no manners and are beyond words. They allow agents they know to push in the queue!,

I submitted my OCi application in Birmingham twice, they found silly reasons to refuse the application, When I contested their reasons were not correct, they simply said move on, they can not help me!!!, I submitted the same application to London and it has been processed.

I do not think the system of application is the major problem It is the staff in Birmingham. Even though the system of application is flawed.

Word should be passed around of how terrible the staff at Birmingham.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Babli » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:39 pm

I wrote an email to hcilondon asking the status of my application( acknowledge date 23 April)and this is the reply I got from them.

"Pl. wait. we are waiting for printing of your sticker in India. As soon as
they will print it, will update online."

What does it mean?Haven't I been waiting for printing of sticker for past 6 weeks.?

Wonder when will this process come to an end..... :-(((((((

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jagcv4 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:29 am

I am getting really worried now as I submitted my application in London on Apr 30 and I am travelling June 30th. Can you please advise which email address did you use to know the status?

Thank you

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Babli » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:18 am

The email Id I used was - info.london@hcilondon.in
They reply very quickly here.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by pkt1980 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:47 am

I applied on the 25th of April (in person at London). The HCI website says that we should contact them after 5 weeks of application date at the email ID mentioned in the previous post.

I did, and got the exact same reply, which is basically a copy-paste. I guess its only reasonable since they will have to reply to thousands everyday.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Babli » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:41 am

Yes right. But if they advertise a service on their website then I am sure there has to be some validity and there is not just one person sitting there to reply thousand email.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jagcv4 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:58 pm

Hi

I agree with Babli, I just got the same copy paste which stated above regarding some stickers.

I am travelling towards end of june and this is just testing my patience. The service is apalling. We paid a lot of money for this service and wait 6 weeks and nothing happens.

Is there anything else they can recommend. I feel like sueing this guys. I don't know what it takes for a decent response

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by pkt1980 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:13 pm

I am just hoping that "THE SYSTEM" will not reject our photos, especially our 9 month old's. It took half a day to get that photo and the guy charged me an arm and a leg for that silly picture.

Just for information sake, for anyone planning to go for OCI submission, starting 9th June, they will ONLY accept on appointment basis.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by shiva321 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:39 pm

shiva321 wrote:I'm trying to check my status at https://passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury

I'm getting No such record found message for all my family records.

Anyone else facing the same issue?
When I use British Passport number it showed me the status.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jagcv4 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:35 am

Somebody has managed to put a petition online. Please kindly sign this, hope this helps

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/h ... -embassies

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by prem_essex » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:16 pm

Applied by Post 27/03/2014
Date of acknowledgement: 15-Apr-2014
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED ON: 04-Jun - 2014
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


Applied 4 applications. Wife, Kids (5 years and 2+ years) and me. All are with same status as above.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jagcv4 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:43 pm

@prem that is seriously very slow? Was your application delayed due to photos or anything?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by prem_essex » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:50 pm

@prem that is seriously very slow? Was your application delayed due to photos or anything?

Nope. I sent a mail on 28th last month, and got the reply like everyone else got. I was worried about photos and fingerprints of my 2 year old. But, looks the process itself is slow and a max of 42 days is a joke.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by dino2296 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:21 pm

you need more than a petition you need huge protest organised with vast number of people, so the media are made aware, then you will see change within hours, if you see the facebook page for the man incharge in birmingham, he is always touring europe, never at his desk!!!
jagcv4 wrote:Somebody has managed to put a petition online. Please kindly sign this, hope this helps

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/h ... -embassies

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jagcv4 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:37 am

Well, then I am up for it, whatever it takes to get attention and rectified

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by abus » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:46 am

update for all

oci submitted 15/4/14
completed and ready in london 4/6/14.
i need to send my passport now.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by tobeukcitizen » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:24 am

abus wrote:update for all

oci submitted 15/4/14
completed and ready in london 4/6/14.
i need to send my passport now.
Hi,

Congrats. When did the status change from "Under-Process" for you?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jagcv4 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:02 pm

Wow that's good! It's 7 weeks for you I think it will be 8 weeks

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by abus » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:23 pm

status changed on 4th june.
to be honest i did nt check for a week prior to the 4th

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by abus » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:24 pm

realised i ve lost my receipt :shock:
need to check if they will accept online status report printed from internet

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