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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by CSREDDY25 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:35 am

satellite wrote:Hi,

No you just show them your British Passport at the time of application but they won't take it away from you. They only take it after your OCI has been accepted,so you have to go back to VFS to give it. They keep your passport for around a week after that.
Thank you very much.. Appreciate your response..

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by nav84 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:50 am

NECHA_UK wrote:Hi,

I've got the same SMS but on 11/08/2015,
Have not received my originals back yet either.
status shows still UNDER-PROCESS
Have you recieved your originals yet..?? I am still waiting for mine to turn up...
I have tickets booked to fly out on 1st oct.... looks like this is not gonna come through by then... :(

does anyone know if I could apply fro a Tourist visa in parallel to the OCI applicaiton..?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by satellite » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:33 am

Which Mission did you apply to? Was it Birmingham? And what date did you apply on.
nav84 wrote:
NECHA_UK wrote:Hi,

I've got the same SMS but on 11/08/2015,
Have not received my originals back yet either.
status shows still UNDER-PROCESS
Have you recieved your originals yet..?? I am still waiting for mine to turn up...
I have tickets booked to fly out on 1st oct.... looks like this is not gonna come through by then... :(

does anyone know if I could apply fro a Tourist visa in parallel to the OCI applicaiton..?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by nav84 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:12 pm

satellite wrote:Which Mission did you apply to? Was it Birmingham? And what date did you apply on.
nav84 wrote:
NECHA_UK wrote:Hi,

I've got the same SMS but on 11/08/2015,
Have not received my originals back yet either.
status shows still UNDER-PROCESS
Have you recieved your originals yet..?? I am still waiting for mine to turn up...
I have tickets booked to fly out on 1st oct.... looks like this is not gonna come through by then... :(

does anyone know if I could apply fro a Tourist visa in parallel to the OCI applicaiton..?

Yep applied at Birmingham...
Submitted in person on 13 Aug 2015
Acknowledgment send on 14 Aug 2015 (recieved text message)

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by satellite » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:11 pm

Oh that's why, for some reason Birmingham have been too busy since June so everyone's been waiting 6 weeks to receive their original documents. Since your application was acknowledged on the 14th August, it will be the end of September now before you receive your documents. Then it's around another 4-5 weeks before your OCI card gets sent from India and your passport gets stamped etc.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by nav84 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:55 am

satellite wrote:Oh that's why, for some reason Birmingham have been too busy since June so everyone's been waiting 6 weeks to receive their original documents. Since your application was acknowledged on the 14th August, it will be the end of September now before you receive your documents. Then it's around another 4-5 weeks before your OCI card gets sent from India and your passport gets stamped etc.

right then... it looks like i will have to apply for a tourist visa now... hope they are not going to reject the tourist visa as I have another application pending

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by satellite » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:56 am

Yes you'll definitely have to apply for a tourist visa, don't worry it won't get rejected because of your OCI application. Alot of people apply for OCI and then have to get a tourist visa since their OCI won't get done in time.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by nav84 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:25 pm

satellite wrote:Yes you'll definitely have to apply for a tourist visa, don't worry it won't get rejected because of your OCI application. Alot of people apply for OCI and then have to get a tourist visa since their OCI won't get done in time.
Thanks for your help bud...

It says 3-5 working days for the Tourist Visa... is that the case at Brum Misson or is that gonna take a few weeks as well.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by nfornv » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:36 pm

Application Method to HCI: VFS/Glasgow
Application made in person on: 01/09/2015
Registration Status at Mission: Edinburgh
Date Of Acknowledgement (on website) :03/09/2015
Originals Received by Royal Mail SP: Pending
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On : Pending
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On : Pending
OCI Document received At HCI/VFS Edinburgh On : Pending
Handed over Passports at VFS Office: Pending
Received OCI booklet & passport: Pending

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Jadeja_kris » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:31 am

Hi
My wife is in the same situation like you. British citizen and applied for oci as spouse.
Any luck yet with your oci?
Thanks

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Jadeja_kris » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:50 am

hello
Bellow is my oci status, if anyone can help me how long it takes after this status?


Applicant Name ********
File Acknowledgment Number **********
Date Of Acknowledgment 06-JUL-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS
Objection(s) found with this application: ANY OTHER

Objection Remark: AWAITING CLEARANCE FROM GOVERNMENT OF INDIA(98)15

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by pompeyman » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:02 pm

If I were you, I would email VFS requesting the nature of the objection found in the application and if any more documents need to be supplied? If they wash their hands of you then I would email HCI directly and request the same. If neither works then tweet MEA and Sushma for a resolution

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by NECHA_UK » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:02 pm

HI,

Applicant Name NECHA_UK
File Acknowledgment Number GBRB******
Date Of Acknowledgment 06-AUG-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS

NO DOCUMENTS RECEIVED AS YET

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by pompeyman » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:07 pm

Application Method to HCI: VFS/London Paddington
Application made in person on: 24/08/2015
Registration Status at Mission: London
Date Of Acknowledgement (on website) :25/08/2015
Originals Received by Royal Mail SP: 27/08/2015

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by pompeyman » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:09 pm

NECHA_UK wrote:HI,

Applicant Name NECHA_UK
File Acknowledgment Number GBRB******
Date Of Acknowledgment 06-AUG-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS

NO DOCUMENTS RECEIVED AS YET
From previous posts it looks like documents submitted in Birmingham is snowed under and taking more time!!!

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by NECHA_UK » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:32 pm

pompeyman wrote:
NECHA_UK wrote:HI,

Applicant Name NECHA_UK
File Acknowledgment Number GBRB******
Date Of Acknowledgment 06-AUG-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS

NO DOCUMENTS RECEIVED AS YET
From previous posts it looks like documents submitted in Birmingham is snowed under and taking more time!!!
I've just spoken to CGI Birmingham and they are up to verifying 05/08/15's original documents today

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by nav84 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:27 pm

NECHA_UK wrote:
pompeyman wrote:
NECHA_UK wrote:HI,

Applicant Name NECHA_UK
File Acknowledgment Number GBRB******
Date Of Acknowledgment 06-AUG-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS

NO DOCUMENTS RECEIVED AS YET
From previous posts it looks like documents submitted in Birmingham is snowed under and taking more time!!!
I've just spoken to CGI Birmingham and they are up to verifying 05/08/15's original documents today

Well thats great to have some from fresh info... Did they at what rate they are moving forward..?? I applied on the 13th Aug.. so another week... hopefully they r not going to take another two-three weeks to start processing 13/08/15's originals.

Could you provide the number you used to call them..??

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by NECHA_UK » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:41 pm

Telephone Enquiry Number

Link Below

http://cgibirmingham.org/page/display/111

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by satellite » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:26 pm

nav84 wrote:
satellite wrote:Yes you'll definitely have to apply for a tourist visa, don't worry it won't get rejected because of your OCI application. Alot of people apply for OCI and then have to get a tourist visa since their OCI won't get done in time.
Thanks for your help bud...

It says 3-5 working days for the Tourist Visa... is that the case at Brum Misson or is that gonna take a few weeks as well.
No don't worry I don't think the Tourist visa has anything to do with the OCI side of things. Also, the Birmingham Public response number posted in the link above will only work between 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm. They won't answer it between any other times.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by abhijack » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:30 am

Application Method to HCI: VFS Liverpool
Application made in person on: 19-06-2015
Registration Status at Mission: Birmingham
Date Of Acknowledgement (on website) :23-06-2015
Originals Received by Royal Mail SP: 04-08-2015
Documents Printing Status : 17-08-15
Dispatched from New Delhi :19-08-15
Documents received at Birmingham : 25-08-15
Passport submitted at VFS Liverpool : 28-08-15

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sphamkd » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:29 pm

Guys, I need some advice urgently.
Me and my partner are both OCI card holders, previously Indian passport holders, now British passport holders living in UK.
We are living together and not married as yet.
We no have a son only born in the UK a few months ago (holding british passport) and are applying for his OCI.
Do we need to be married for our son to be eligible for OCI?
His birth certificate states both our names as father and mother.
Any help much appreciated, as it says on guidance on website that the parents should be married, and we have no marriage certificate to show (as yet!).

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by king442 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:02 pm

Application Method to HCI: VFS Goswell
Application made in person on: 08-09-2015
Registration Status at Mission: London
Date Of Acknowledgement (on website) :09-09-2015
Originals Received by Royal Mail SP: Waiting
Documents Printing Status : Waiting
Dispatched from New Delhi :Waiting
Documents received at London : Waiting
Passport submitted at VFS Goswell : Waiting

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by pompeyman » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:26 am

sphamkd wrote:Guys, I need some advice urgently.
Me and my partner are both OCI card holders, previously Indian passport holders, now British passport holders living in UK.
We are living together and not married as yet.
We no have a son only born in the UK a few months ago (holding british passport) and are applying for his OCI.
Do we need to be married for our son to be eligible for OCI?
His birth certificate states both our names as father and mother.
Any help much appreciated, as it says on guidance on website that the parents should be married, and we have no marriage certificate to show (as yet!).

Just to quote from VFS: "Minor children holding foreign nationality and whose both parents are citizens of India or one of the parents is a citizen of India or both or one parents are OCI card holder, are eligible for OCI Card" Guess your son is eligible if you hold a OCI card. I would email VFS to confirm

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI AUG 2015)

Post by NECHA_UK » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:38 pm

Applicant Name NECHA_UK
File Acknowledgment Number GBRB******
Date Of Acknowledgment 06-AUG-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS
Original DOCUMENTS RECEIVED 10/09/2015

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by alladin » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:31 am

Date applied at VFS Goswell Road : 17 Aug 2015
Date Of Acknowledgment 19-AUG-2015
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 09-SEP-2015
Dispatched From NEW DELHI On 10-SEP-2015
Document received At LONDON On - Waiting.
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