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mullmitt wrote: ↑Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:52 amTimeline
Application date: 24/09/2018
VFS centre: VFS Goswell, London
Date of acknowledgement: 25/09/2018
Original docs received: 04/10/2018
Documents Printing Status: Processed
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI: 15/10/2018
Document received At London:15/10/2018
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON at VFS: 18/10/2018
Passport & OCI documents received: 25/10/2018- used royal mail 1pm delivery option
Got my passport today so I do not need any assistance as previously mentioned. All the best to everyone else.
I am flying to India on 2nd Nov, the online tracking system of Royal mail does not show anything regarding the tracking number which is mentioned on my return envelope. Do you all think, I can get the documents back by this Thursday 25th Oct latest? If not, can I collect my passport from the embassy on Friday 26th Oct in order to submit an online tourist visa application?
Any feedback will be much appreciated.
For the benefit of anyone reading this in the future, i'll answer my own question. There was no intermediate status, it simply went:jfrusc wrote: ↑Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:35 amCongratulations. Approx 1 month end to end.
I've just received my docs back, but all its showing online is:
Date Of Acknowledgment 09-OCT-2018
Registration Status at Mission LONDON
Documents Printing Status UNDER-PROCESS
Is this normal? Wondering when I should expect to see further information, such as confirmation the docs were received/accepted.
For the benefit of others I'll answer my own question once again. We received our passports and OCI cards today. The status page never changed to reflect the passports had been submitted. I'm not sure if it was supposed to, as others in this thread have posted that it showed "PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON at VFS"jfrusc wrote: ↑Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:49 amWe submitted our passports yesterday for the last part of the OCI process. I've noticed other peoples posts sharing their online status state the following:
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON at VFS:
Our status still doesnt show anything about the passport having been submitted. Is this normal?
Indiancowboy wrote: ↑Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:58 pmApplication HAND OVER Date: 4-10-2018
VFS Center: VFS London Goswell
Date of acknowledgment: 5-10-2018
Original docs Received: 6-10-2018
Documents Printing Status: PROCESSED on 9-10-2018
Document received At London: 9-10-2018
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON at VFS London Goswell: 10-10-2018
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED: 13-10-2018
OCI miscellaneous service
I believe and in my opinion and experience VSF Goswell are running and absolute SCAM. Indian Embassy please take note of your appointed AGENT.
Could not get an early appointment, earliest was the 16.10.2018 when applied for appointment on 29.09.2018. Read over here that there was a walk in service. So went along on the 4th, got my no and waited for my turn (this is where the scam starts) at the counter the clerk at the desk came up with various objections...like photo not right, background not white enough....scare tactics...clerk than confirm with clerk next to her who shakes head to indicate in the negative, she now goes on to say we can begin the process. At this time you say thank God trio not a wasted . Sorry they like to be called OFFICERS. If you don't have an appointment, you are charged a fee of £29.00 which is disguised as a premium postal service + other fees.
Breakdown: towards embassy fees £18.00, Surcharge collected on behalf of embassy £3.00, VSF service charge £6.20, SMS charge £1.20, courier urgent charge £12.33, VAT on optional services to which you have no option £3.95 total £44.68 x 2(applicants) = £89.36 +£29.60 OCI courier fee. Giving a GRAND total £118.36. Embassy makes £42.00 and the rest VSF agent. Plus individual cost to attend. This could all be done over the net directly just like applying for a British passport.
LIES uncovered... on my second visit to hand over my passports for the 2nd time having received it back on the 6-10-2018, I asked the clerk/person who works in office (officer) as to why the passports returned on the 6th, his explanation made no sense and he was tripping over his own words (SCAM). I told him that it was a waste of postage.This is where they make money by charging urgent delivery and sending it economy.I was told they send it to the embassy who check to see if any valid visa....on what ????? I then questioned the clerk/office worker as to why i can't collect my OCI now, and was told that if I hand over before 11.00 am the doc are delivered the same day to embassy and then embassy then post out and takes 7 days to receive. I swallowed the pill and left. Next day i phoned the embassy to verify as i felt VSF were LiYING and was told that they send all docs back to VSF the same day by 4.30 pm. So hence my experience with dealing with VSF. I believe as i paid for urgent delivery I should have received my OCI on the 11.10.18 but on both occasions the service booked by Vsf with DX courier was 5 day service although charged according to receipt URGENT £12.33.
WOW, your spouse application was processed in 2 weeks?mdk123 wrote: ↑Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:41 amOCI Timeline for Application of 1 adult. Spouse Application
VFS Center: London Goswell
Application Date: 13th Nov 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 14th Nov 2018
Original docs Received: 27th Nov
Documents Printing Status:
Dispatched From NEW DELHI:
Document received At London :
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON:
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED: