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suriips450
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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by suriips450 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:25 pm

I am an Indian Citizen residing in the UK with ILR and my Son has British Passport by birth.

To apply for his OCI, can you please provide below info.

Do I need to submit his original British Passport?
If I have to submit his original Passport then how long will it take for them to return that?
Can we ask for OCI card to be delivered end of August as we are going to be in India in July and until 3rd week of August?
Can OCI be delivered to our address in India please?


He now has 1 year Indian tourist visa to travel but he can't stay there for more than 6 months in every visit which he may have to in this visit.

I would be grateful if you can promptly provide above info as we are travelling end of this month.

Thanks

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by velrr » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:45 pm

velrr wrote:
FINAL UPDATE:
Application Date :10-MAY-2017
VFS Center: London-Goswell Road
Date of acknowledgement : 11-MAY-2017
Original docs Received :17-05-2017
Documents Printing Status : PROCESSED
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI : 01-JUNE-2017
Document received At London: 02-JUNE-2017
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON: 05-JUNE-2017
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED: 12-JUNE-2017
:D :lol: :lol:

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sam800 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:27 am

suriips450 wrote:I am an Indian Citizen residing in the UK with ILR and my Son has British Passport by birth.

To apply for his OCI, can you please provide below info.

Do I need to submit his original British Passport?
If I have to submit his original Passport then how long will it take for them to return that?
Can we ask for OCI card to be delivered end of August as we are going to be in India in July and until 3rd week of August?
Can OCI be delivered to our address in India please?


He now has 1 year Indian tourist visa to travel but he can't stay there for more than 6 months in every visit which he may have to in this visit.

I would be grateful if you can promptly provide above info as we are travelling end of this month.

Thanks
My son was also British Passport holder by birth. I had to just present the original passport at VFS counter along with the photocopy. They handed back the original passport to me after taking a look. They did not keep it at the application stage.

They will not deliver you the OCI card. Procedure is to apply and look for status online. They will mention there something like documents received back in London. At that time, you have to take the original passport and pre-paid special delivery envelope and hand it over to them. The OCI card and passport is then posted to you in 7 days. So, if you do not go, they will hold the processing till you are back ...

I would not recommend asking for OCI to be delivered to India to reduce complications if the application was made from the UK ...

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by ami123 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:01 am

my son's application status

Application Date :15-JUN-2017
VFS Center: London-Goswell Road
Date of acknowledgement : 16-JUN-2017
Original docs Received :
Documents Printing Status : UNDER-PROCESS
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI :
Document received At London:
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON:
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED:

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by rk_bk » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:07 pm

Hi,
I would like to know list of documents need to attach / upload online for OCI.

British passport,
Naturalisation certificate,
Indian passport surrender and
Marriage certificate (applying for my wife at the same time)

Do I need to upload self attested copy or just photocopy without self attest will be sufficient ?

Please let me know. I have already booked the appointment on 7 July and need to upload the documents ASAP.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by trush.madh » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:43 pm

Hi. Help please. I was told that I will not need to submit my British passport and I should receive my oci in post :? ... after almost 2 months and 3 weeks I thought to check my application process online and it reads that documents received at Birmingham on 17th May. :? So does that mean it has been there since 17th may? So it has been more than 70 days of date of acknowledgement (I.e. 20th April). What should I do now? :roll: :roll: Your help is much appreciated

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by vinitmanu » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:58 am

trush.madh wrote:Hi. Help please. I was told that I will not need to submit my British passport and I should receive my oci in post :? ... after almost 2 months and 3 weeks I thought to check my application process online and it reads that documents received at Birmingham on 17th May. :? So does that mean it has been there since 17th may? So it has been more than 70 days of date of acknowledgement (I.e. 20th April). What should I do now? :roll: :roll: Your help is much appreciated
Wow.. you have some patience !
Did you opt for the courier service? if yes, you need to physically go there with the envelope they gave you at the time of subsmission. I don't think you need to make an appointment. They should then send your OCI in post.
You had better made your way to VFS Birmingham as soon as you can!
Life's too short .. Take it easy !

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by rashika25 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:25 pm

Application Date : 25-MAY-2017
VFS Center: London-Hounslow
Date of acknowledgement : 26-MAY-2017
Original docs Received :
Documents Printing Status : UNDER-PROCESS
Dispatched From MEA (OCI): NEW DELHI on
Document received At London:
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON:
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED:


Still Waiting Can anyone comment? also is there any way to contact Indian embassy?

As we are Going to India in Aug so just wondering it will on time or Need to Apply VISA?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by vinitmanu » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:03 pm

rashika25 wrote:Application Date : 25-MAY-2017
VFS Center: London-Hounslow
Date of acknowledgement : 26-MAY-2017
Original docs Received :
Documents Printing Status : UNDER-PROCESS
Dispatched From MEA (OCI): NEW DELHI on
Document received At London:
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON:
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED:


Still Waiting Can anyone comment? also is there any way to contact Indian embassy?

As we are Going to India in Aug so just wondering it will on time or Need to Apply VISA?
Did you apply as an individual or as a family? Have you tried contacting VFS on their OCI helpline +44 203 793 8629* or +44 203 788 4666*? I have found them really helpful.
Life's too short .. Take it easy !

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by harinish » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:04 pm

Application Date : 13-JUN-2017
VFS Centre: London-Goswell Road
Date of acknowledgement : 14-JUN-2017
Original docs Received : 21-JUN-2017
[ In between I had to resubmit photos & signature – email received on 10-JUL-2017. Resubmitted photos the same day ( no appointment required ) ]
Documents Printing Status : PROCESSED
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI : 14-JUL-2017
Document received At London: 14-JUL-2017
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON: 17-JUL-2017
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED: 21-JUL-2017

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by KJacob » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:21 am

Application Date : 05-May-2017
VFS Centre: Edinburgh
Date of acknowledgement : 25-May-2017
Original docs Received : Not sure, but within a week
Documents Printing Status : PROCESSED - 26 July 2017
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI :
Document received At Edinburgh:
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON:
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED:

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by KJacob » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:31 am

Application Date : 05-May-2017
VFS Centre: Edinburgh
Date of acknowledgement : 25-May-2017
Original docs Received : Not sure, but within a week
Documents Printing Status : PROCESSED - 26 July 2017
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI : 27 July 2017
Document received At Edinburgh:
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON:
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED:

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by rakeysh.patel » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:15 pm

Righty ho... I am back after a long time with some questions on OCI this time around...

I read that one must now also submit letter from employer confirming job details etc... On the website, it does not say if the letter has to be dated in past month or something. Also, does employment contract suffice to meet this need?

R.
An [Expensive] Immigrant journey has ended 19/08/2015. Good luck to you all out there...

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by kurianxl » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:53 pm

rakeysh.patel wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:15 pm
Righty ho... I am back after a long time with some questions on OCI this time around...

I read that one must now also submit letter from employer confirming job details etc... On the website, it does not say if the letter has to be dated in past month or something. Also, does employment contract suffice to meet this need?

R.
Yeah, i was turned back for my appointment as i didn't carry my employer's letter.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by rajan1984 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:39 am

Application Date : 18-SEP-2017
VFS Centre: London Hounslow
Date of acknowledgement : 18-SEP-2017
Original docs Received : Not sure, but within a week
Documents Printing Status : UNDER-PROCESS
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI :
Document received At LONDON:
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON:
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED:

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by rajan1984 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:32 am

Application Date : 18-SEP-2017
VFS Centre: London Hounslow
Date of acknowledgement : 18-SEP-2017
Original docs Received : Not sure, but within a week
Documents Printing Status : PROCESSED On 10-OCT-2017
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI : NEW DELHI On 10-OCT-2017
Document received At LONDON: LONDON On 10-OCT-2017
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON:
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED:

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by rakeysh.patel » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:40 pm

Application Date : 22-SEP-2017
VFS Centre: London Hounslow
Date of acknowledgement : 22-SEP-2017
Original docs Received : 26-SEP-2017
Documents Printing Status : PROCESSED 16-OCT-2017
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI : 16-OCT-2017
Document received At LONDON: 16-OCT-2017
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON: 20-OCTOBER-2017
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED:
An [Expensive] Immigrant journey has ended 19/08/2015. Good luck to you all out there...

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by chetan » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:59 am

2 Minors

Application Date :20-08-2017
VFS Center: London-Goswell Road
Date of acknowledgement : 21-08-2017
Original docs Received : Week Later
Documents Printing Status : Processed 13-09-2017
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI : 13-09-2017
Document received At London: 13-09-2017
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON: 12-10-2017
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED: 18-10-2017

Spouse

Application Date :20-08-2017
VFS Center: London-Goswell Road
Date of acknowledgement : 21-08-2017
Original docs Received : Week Later
Documents Printing Status : Processed 18-10-2017
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI : Awaiting
Document received At London: Awaiting
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON:
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED:

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by TheVillager » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:49 am

Application Date :19-09-2017
VFS Center: London-Goswell Road
Date of acknowledgement : 20-09-2017
Original docs Received : 26-09-2017
Documents Printing Status : Processed 11-10-2017
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI : 11-10-2017
Document received At London: 11-10-2017
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON: 13-10-2017
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED: 19-10-2017

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by unchained » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:35 pm

Application Date :08-09-2017
VFS Center: London Goswell Road
Date of acknowledgement : 11-09-2017
Original docs Received : 14-9-2017
Documents Printing Status : Processed 03-10-2017
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI : 03-10-2017
Document received At London: 03-10-2017
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON: 06-10-2017
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED: 12-10-2017

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