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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by SANB » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:06 pm

Anybody applied for OCI from Birmingham during the month of April and received OCI? I applied for me and my family on 16th Apr 2014, website shows still under process and embassy phone number (0121-2361556 )always coming enagaged. Is there any other number to call CGI Birmingham?

Thank you.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by rsathish » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:41 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 : 09-Jun-2014
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 11-Jun-2014
Document received At London On 16-Jun-2014
Post passport by Special Delivery : 17-Jun-2014
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Babli » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:51 pm

When I check my online status why don't I get the option like others of:-
"Submit passports by Special Delivery : Awaiting#
Received stamped passports and OCI registration cards

I posted my docs by sd on 17th June .

Applicant Name Xxxxxxxxxxxxx
File Acknowledgment Number Xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date Of Acknowledgment 23-APR-2014
Registration Status at Mission LONDON
OCI- Number Xxxxxxxxxx
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 10-JUN-2014
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 13-JUN-2014
Document received At LONDON On 16-JUN-2014

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Weird situation

Post by rajan1984 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:41 pm

I have applied as OCI family application ( 2 Adult and 1 Child ) and Date of Acknowledgement for all three of us is 28th April 2014.

My Child Status under OCT Status tracking is completed and Received to London.

However me and my wife's status is still under progress. Can any one let me know if you have come across same situation.

Can you please also let me know who to contact? Is this a software mistake?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by kartee » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:31 am

Application for 1 Adult + 1 Child
Submitted Application at High Commission, London : 25 Apr 2014
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED : 12-Jun-2014
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 13-Jun-2014
Document received At London On 16-Jun-2014
Post passport by Special Delivery : 17-Jun-2014
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: 21-Jun-2014

The entire process took exactly 9 weeks.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by ajitamar » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:34 pm

My family applied for OCI at hci London on 07/05 yet no updates on printing status . We have to travel to India on 04/07 and I probably have to apply for a visa.

Should I choose to apply for tourist visa? How long will it take to obtain one?

What should I enter under Previous Visa/Currently valid Visa Details ? I have been to India many times on my Indian passport, and obviously did not require any visa, but unable to finish the form with out selecting a date.

I have only been to India during last 10 years, will this be classed as visiting as I was a citizen of India at that time, Should I leave this blank?

Has any one faced the same problems? Please guide me...

Many thanks

Ajit

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by amity010 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:46 am

ajitamar wrote:My family applied for OCI at hci London on 07/05 yet no updates on printing status . We have to travel to India on 04/07 and I probably have to apply for a visa.

Should I choose to apply for tourist visa? How long will it take to obtain one?

What should I enter under Previous Visa/Currently valid Visa Details ? I have been to India many times on my Indian passport, and obviously did not require any visa, but unable to finish the form with out selecting a date.

I have only been to India during last 10 years, will this be classed as visiting as I was a citizen of India at that time, Should I leave this blank?

Has any one faced the same problems? Please guide me...

Many thanks

Ajit
Hi Ajit

I would suggest you apply for a 6 month Entry visa instead of a Tourist visa. This type of visa will be better for person of Indian origin waiting for OCI card. It will be cost effective as well as easier to apply. I did post the details a few days ago. You can find the details.

Regarding the previous visa/current visa details, you dont have to enter anything there. I believe you will have to fill those field only if you mention that you have been to India before. What they actually mean is whether you have been to India before on a Visa. Since you always traveled to India on your Indian passport, you will have to mention it as "NO". That is what I did when I applied for 6 months entry visa.

Hope it helps.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by keepsim » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:07 am

Date Of Acknowledgment 08-MAY-2014
Registration Status at Mission LONDON
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 24-JUN-2014
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On
Document received At LONDON On

Do I need to wait until it shows received in London? Or will HCI London send me any document.

When should I send my passport and to which address and will I need to enclose any more document with passport ?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by shiva321 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:25 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 : 24 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

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by pkt1980 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:16 am

Application for: 1 Adult + 2 Children
Applied for OCI in Person : 25- 04-2014
Date of acknowledgement: 25-04-2014
Documents Printing Status: PROCESSED ON 12/06/2014
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: 13/06/2014
Document received At London On: 16/06/2014
Submit passports by Special Delivery : 19/06/2014 (Signed by Kumar)
Received stamped passports and OCI registration cards on: 24/06/2014

Thank you all for the information that you have provided.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by mkmohamed79 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:20 pm

2 adults + 2 children in London HCI.

Received at High Commission : 09 May 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 09 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 mkmohamed79 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:12 am

2 adults + 2 children in London HCI.

Received at High Commission : 09 May 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 09 May 2014
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED : 25 June 2014 :D
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 techie_09 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:49 pm

Applied in person for my family ( 2 adults + 2 children) in London HCI.

List of documents submitted:

1. One copy of OCI online form with photographs pasted. They didn't need another copy although guidance says take two copies of form.
2. One copy of foreign passport. Only photo page and observation page (each member)
3. One copy of Naturalisation certificate (each member)
4. One copy of surrender certificate (each member)
5. One copy of FULL birth certificate for each child
6. Fees in cash :)

=====================
My timelines are :

Applied in-person at High Commission : 25 June 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 25 June 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
Techie

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by SajSaj » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:44 pm

Hi Can anyone help..

I am planning to submit my OCI application via post. I live in Nottingham,
Please can anyone advise it is better to send application to Birmingham Consulate OR London High Commission Office? Is there any difference in processing time Birmingham/London applications?

Thanks in Advance.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by anandv76 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:38 pm

techie_09 wrote:Applied in person for my family ( 2 adults + 2 children) in London HCI.

List of documents submitted:

1. One copy of OCI online form with photographs pasted. They didn't need another copy although guidance says take two copies of form.
2. One copy of foreign passport. Only photo page and observation page (each member)
3. One copy of Naturalisation certificate (each member)
4. One copy of surrender certificate (each member)
5. One copy of FULL birth certificate for each child
6. Fees in cash :)

=====================
My timelines are :

Applied in-person at High Commission : 25 June 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 25 June 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
Did you have to submit the adults' birth certificate/proof of date of birth?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by techie_09 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:11 pm

anandv76 wrote:
techie_09 wrote:Applied in person for my family ( 2 adults + 2 children) in London HCI.

List of documents submitted:

1. One copy of OCI online form with photographs pasted. They didn't need another copy although guidance says take two copies of form.
2. One copy of foreign passport. Only photo page and observation page (each member)
3. One copy of Naturalisation certificate (each member)
4. One copy of surrender certificate (each member)
5. One copy of FULL birth certificate for each child
6. Fees in cash :)

=====================
My timelines are :

Applied in-person at High Commission : 25 June 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 25 June 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
Did you have to submit the adults' birth certificate/proof of date of birth?
No, you don't need to submit birth certificates for Adults.
Techie

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by vgvirgo » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:05 am

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

Date of acknowledgement: 13 May-2014
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED ON: 27 June 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

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by keepsim » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:11 am

SajSaj wrote:Hi Can anyone help..

I am planning to submit my OCI application via post. I live in Nottingham,
Please can anyone advise it is better to send application to Birmingham Consulate OR London High Commission Office? Is there any difference in processing time Birmingham/London applications?

Thanks in Advance.
What I have experienced and read , Birmingham office is slow in everything.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by anandv76 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:12 am

techie_09 wrote:
anandv76 wrote:
techie_09 wrote:Applied in person for my family ( 2 adults + 2 children) in London HCI.

List of documents submitted:

1. One copy of OCI online form with photographs pasted. They didn't need another copy although guidance says take two copies of form.
2. One copy of foreign passport. Only photo page and observation page (each member)
3. One copy of Naturalisation certificate (each member)
4. One copy of surrender certificate (each member)
5. One copy of FULL birth certificate for each child
6. Fees in cash :)

=====================
My timelines are :

Applied in-person at High Commission : 25 June 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 25 June 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
Did you have to submit the adults' birth certificate/proof of date of birth?
No, you don't need to submit birth certificates for Adults.
thank you!

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Kash46 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:27 am

Help Required!!.... I made an OCI application whilst out in India that has been granted in MHA Delhi but I am unable to collect as I am based in the UK.
I have email, wrote and faxed asking the MHA in Delhi to send OCI card to UK for collection but I have had no response. Any ideas what I can do short of going out to Delhi to collect?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by mollsm » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:11 pm

Submitted my OCI app in person ack on 10 June and my parents via post (ack 20 June) all showing "Under Process!.. should I worry? Heading to India 9 Aug!

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by mollsm » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:26 pm

Kash46 wrote:Help Required!!.... I made an OCI application whilst out in India that has been granted in MHA Delhi but I am unable to collect as I am based in the UK.
I have email, wrote and faxed asking the MHA in Delhi to send OCI card to UK for collection but I have had no response. Any ideas what I can do short of going out to Delhi to collect?

I think you will have to go to Delhi!

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by amity010 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:26 pm

mollsm wrote:Submitted my OCI app in person ack on 10 June and my parents via post (ack 20 June) all showing "Under Process!.. should I worry? Heading to India 9 Aug!
I think it will be really close. Now a days its taking 7 weeks for the application to be processed and then another week to send your passport and get the OCI stamped. The application made on 10th might just be ok. But the applications made on 20th will be very doubtful (as it takes 2 weeks to ack and count 7-8 weeks from the ack date) .

They say that "in person" applications takes 6 weeks and postal applications 8 weeks. But now a days in person application is taking around 8 weeks . So I expect postal application to take 10 weeks. So I will leave it to you to do the maths :-) .

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by mollsm » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:31 pm

Thank you - thats really helpful! The HCI have surprisngly ack all three applications ( I was shocked that the two sent in the post were ack after 4 days). I did fax them and asked (nicely) if they could deal with all three together.. But I am a realist (and this is very doubtful!). When I was at the counter with mine, the very helpful lasy behind the counter seemed confident mine would be ready as I asked her specifically whether it was worth handing in or waiting until my return from India!

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by shiva321 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:44 pm

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 : 24 Jun 2014
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: 25 Jun 2014
Document received At London On: 30 Jun 2014
Post passport by Special Delivery : 30 Jun 2014 (Next day 1PM)
Documents received at HCI london: Waiting
Received stamped passport and OCI booklet on: Waiting

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