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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by nav84 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:00 pm

nav84 wrote:quote="NECHA_UK"]
nav84 wrote:Applicant Name: XXXXXXX XXXXXXXX
File Acknowledgment Number: GBR*********
Date Of Acknowledgment: 14-AUG-2015
Registration Status at Mission: BIRMINGHAM
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS

More than a month and I still havent recieved the originals back yet.


Update: Just spoke to Birmingham CGI.. They said they are processing applications recieved on 14th August.. looks like they are snowed under quite a bit...
Hi, Did you get your originals back?
Got my originals back yesterday afternoon... but we are plannign to fly in two weeks time, I applied for a tourist visa yesterday... so hopfully i will get that next week...

though i got my originals back.. nothing has changed on my status page.. ??
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Got the tourist visa.. and its on route to me by royal mail.. so hopefully tomorrow i will have the passport...still nothing on the OCI

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by NECHA_UK » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:04 pm

LATEST UPDATE - JUST OVER 6 WEEKS

Applicant Name NECHA_UK
File Acknowledgment Number GBRB*******
Date Of Acknowledgment 06-AUG-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number A*******
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 21-SEP-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On
Document received At BIRMINGHAM On

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by satellite » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:44 pm

NECHA_UK wrote:LATEST UPDATE - JUST OVER 6 WEEKS

Applicant Name NECHA_UK
File Acknowledgment Number GBRB*******
Date Of Acknowledgment 06-AUG-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number A*******
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 21-SEP-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On
Document received At BIRMINGHAM On
That's great! It should be dispatched within the next few days and then it will arrive in Birmingham after another 3-7 days :D

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by NECHA_UK » Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:28 pm

NECHA_UK wrote:LATEST UPDATE - JUST OVER 6 WEEKS

Applicant Name NECHA_UK
File Acknowledgment Number GBRB*******
Date Of Acknowledgment 06-AUG-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number A*******
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 21-SEP-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 22-SEP-2015
Document received At BIRMINGHAM On

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by harryk » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:24 am

I have experienced a lengthy processing time at the Birmingham VFS office, but hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel.

File Acknowledgment Number ***********
Date Of Acknowledgment 30-JUL-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number *********
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 14-SEP-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 15-SEP-2015
Document received At BIRMINGHAM On 22-SEP-2015

I have now submitted my passport at the Birmingham VFS office where I was told that it would take 2 weeks for it to be delivered to me. On a previous visit to that office, they had told me this last stage would take a week.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by alladin » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:10 am

alladin wrote:Just an update on my timeline:

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 - 14-Sep-2015
and final update on this:

Submitted Passport: 18-Sep-2015
OCI booklet and PP with U visa delivered by DX: 23-Sep-2015
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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by m10 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:25 pm

Application made in person on: 14/09/2015 : VFS paddington
Registration Status at Mission: London
Date Of Acknowledgement (on website) : 15/09/2015
Originals Received by Royal Mail SP: 17/09/2015
Documents printing status: UNDER-PROCESS
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI )NEW DELHI: TBC
Document received At LONDON : TBC

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by hbpank » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:32 pm

Thanks a lot all ,

For help and Guidance at all stages of application.

Seems like it would be over soon ..
Date applied at VFS Paddigton : 02 Sep 2015
Date Of Acknowledgment 03 Sep 2015
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 23-SEP-2015
Dispatched From NEW DELHI On 24-SEP-2015
Document received At LONDON On - ????

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by satellite » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:21 pm

harryk wrote:I have experienced a lengthy processing time at the Birmingham VFS office, but hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel.

File Acknowledgment Number ***********
Date Of Acknowledgment 30-JUL-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number *********
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 14-SEP-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 15-SEP-2015
Document received At BIRMINGHAM On 22-SEP-2015

I have now submitted my passport at the Birmingham VFS office where I was told that it would take 2 weeks for it to be delivered to me. On a previous visit to that office, they had told me this last stage would take a week.
Hi Harryk,
Yes the Birmingham office have been very busy so everything's been delayed which is why they said 2 weeks. But it should actually take around 9-10 days so it's only a few more days extra.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by NECHA_UK » Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:24 pm

Applicant Name NECHA_UK
File Acknowledgment Number GBRB******
Date Of Acknowledgment 06-AUG-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number A*******
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 21-SEP-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 22-SEP-2015
Document received At BIRMINGHAM On 25-SEP-2015
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON ON 25-SEP-2015

ALSO BEEN TOLD TO EXPECT ATLEAST A 10 DAY DELAY BEFORE MY DOCUMENTS ARE RETURNED

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by satellite » Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:59 pm

NECHA_UK wrote:Applicant Name NECHA_UK
File Acknowledgment Number GBRB******
Date Of Acknowledgment 06-AUG-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number A*******
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 21-SEP-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 22-SEP-2015
Document received At BIRMINGHAM On 25-SEP-2015
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON ON 25-SEP-2015

ALSO BEEN TOLD TO EXPECT ATLEAST A 10 DAY DELAY BEFORE MY DOCUMENTS ARE RETURNED
Don't worry they say it'll take long due to the delay but it should be done in around 8-9 days.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by tier1ilrnatoci » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:49 pm

Hi NECHA_UK,
Did you received your passports back with OCI Stamp?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by NECHA_UK » Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:47 pm

tier1ilrnatoci wrote:Hi NECHA_UK,
Did you received your passports back with OCI Stamp?
NOTHING AS YET, HOW YOU GETTING ON???

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by tier1ilrnatoci » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:48 pm

I have spoken to CGI Birmingham yesterday, they said they are processing the applications acknowledged on 20th August now. So, will pickup my application(acknowledged on 25th August) in next week or after that.
Hoping to get my originals back in next week or so :( fingers crossed.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Sept17_chennai » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:35 am

Application Method to HCI: VFS Goswell road
Application made in person on: 05/10/2015
Registration Status at Mission: London
Date Of Acknowledgement (on website): Pending
Documents Printing Status - PROCESSED On : Pending
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) - NEW DELHI On : Pending
OCI Document received At - London 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 Mo21 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:33 am

Dear all,

I am going to apply for OCI this week and needs to travel to India towards the end of November. I understand that I may or may not get the OCI within 6 weeks.

I checked that I can apply for Indian eVisa (1 month from arrival) and travel to India while my OCI application is on-going. However, does anyone know if I can apply for a 6month tourist while the OCI application is in progress?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by NECHA_UK » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:45 pm

harryk wrote:I have experienced a lengthy processing time at the Birmingham VFS office, but hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel.

File Acknowledgment Number ***********
Date Of Acknowledgment 30-JUL-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number *********
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 14-SEP-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 15-SEP-2015
Document received At BIRMINGHAM On 22-SEP-2015

I have now submitted my passport at the Birmingham VFS office where I was told that it would take 2 weeks for it to be delivered to me. On a previous visit to that office, they had told me this last stage would take a week.
Hi Harryk,

You had anything back from them yet???

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by satellite » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:52 pm

Mo21 wrote:Dear all,

I am going to apply for OCI this week and needs to travel to India towards the end of November. I understand that I may or may not get the OCI within 6 weeks.

I checked that I can apply for Indian eVisa (1 month from arrival) and travel to India while my OCI application is on-going. However, does anyone know if I can apply for a 6month tourist while the OCI application is in progress?
Yes I don't see why not? You can ring VFS from the number on their website to double check if you'd like.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by harryk » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:46 pm

NECHA_UK wrote:
harryk wrote:I have experienced a lengthy processing time at the Birmingham VFS office, but hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel.

File Acknowledgment Number ***********
Date Of Acknowledgment 30-JUL-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number *********
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 14-SEP-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 15-SEP-2015
Document received At BIRMINGHAM On 22-SEP-2015

I have now submitted my passport at the Birmingham VFS office where I was told that it would take 2 weeks for it to be delivered to me. On a previous visit to that office, they had told me this last stage would take a week.
Hi Harryk,

You had anything back from them yet???
Hi NECHA_UK,
This is actually a time line for 4 passports.

File Acknowledgment Number ***********
Date Of Acknowledgment 30-JUL-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number *********
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 14-SEP-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 15-SEP-2015
Document received At BIRMINGHAM On 22-SEP-2015
4 Passports submitted At BIRMINGHAM VFS On 23-SEP-2015
1 Passport received home on 01-OCT-2015 with the OCI sticker and booklet.

Birmingham CGI told me earlier today that my 3 outstanding passports will be sent to Birmingham VFS later today, so I'll continue chasing this up tommorow as there is a holiday early next week depending on this. :cry:

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by nav84 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:49 am

At last there is movement on my application..

Applicant Name: XXXXXXX XXXXXXXX
File Acknowledgment Number: GBR*********
Date Of Acknowledgment: 14-AUG-2015
Registration Status at Mission: BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number XXXXXXXX
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED on 05-OCT-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI on 06-OCT-2015
Document received At BIRMINGHAM - ***Awaiting***

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by harryk » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:40 pm

File Acknowledgment Number ***********
Date Of Acknowledgment 30-JUL-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number *********
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 14-SEP-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 15-SEP-2015
Document received At BIRMINGHAM On 22-SEP-2015
4 Passports submitted At BIRMINGHAM VFS On 23-SEP-2015
1 Passport received home on 01-OCT-2015 with the OCI sticker and booklet.
My remaining 3 Passports now tracked on 07-OCT-2015 at the Royal Mail (Trinity St, Birmingham) on their way home.

Spoke to the Birmingham CGI earlier, they said 500 updated passports are on their way to the Birmingham VFS this afternoon!!
And my 3 outstanding passports are now showing on Royal Mail tracking :) - I hope this is not a dream

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by king442 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:33 am

****UPDATE****
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: 18-09-2015
Documents Printing Status : 30-09-2015
Dispatched from New Delhi :01-10-2015
Documents received at London : 05-10-2015
Passport submitted at VFS Goswell : 08-10-2015

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by deep82mca » Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:19 pm

First sorry if i am posting duplicate query unfortunately couldn't find a complete list of documents required for OCI. I am going to submit my OCI application in few days and plan to submit following documents:

Application form
Printed & Signed Declaration form
2 Photos
copy of British Passport
copy of Naturalization Certificate
Surrender certificate

However I do not have any of "Other Necessary documents" mentioned on VFS website :

Domicile certificate
Original Birth Certificate
School Leaving Certificate
Agriculture land

Are these mandatory? I am struggling to arrange as have already surrender my passport and can't travel to India to bribe officials. I do not understand logic behind these "Other Necessary documents".

Please advice. thank you for your help in advance.

Best Regards

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by NECHA_UK » Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:46 pm

TIMELINE 2015

Applicant Name NECHA_UK
File Acknowledgment Number GBRB******
Date Of Acknowledgment 06-AUG-2015
Registration Status at Mission BIRMINGHAM
OCI- Number A*******
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 21-SEP-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 22-SEP-2015
Document received At BIRMINGHAM On 25-SEP-2015
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON ON 25-SEP-2015

PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED 12/10/2015

******** THE TEXT MESSAGES *******

11/08/2015 - SMS STATING THAT APPLICATION HAS BEEN DISPATCHED TO CGI FOR FURTHER PROCESSING

09/10/2015 - SMS STATING PROCESSED APPLICATION IS READY FOR COLLECTION/COURIER

09/10/2015 - SMS STATING PROCESSED APPLICATION HAS BEEN COURIERED VIA DX MAIL

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by applyforILR » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:01 am

timeline for my son:

Application Date : 08-10-2015
Date Of Acknowledgment : 09-10-2015
Registration Status at Mission : London
Documents Printing Status : UNDER PROCESS
Original docs Received : 14-10-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI :waiting
Document received At London :
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON :
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED :
Method of application: NCS Wandsworth
Date of application: 04-07-2015
Date money gone off account: 16-07-2015
letter requesting biometrics: 03-09-2015 (dated 28-08-2015)
biometrics done: 15-09-2015
Approval :10-10-2015 ( dated 01-10-2015)

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