Immigrationboards.com: Immigration, work visa and work permit discussion board

Welcome to immigrationboards.com!

Login Register Do not show

Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Please post country topics not listed elsewhere.

Moderators: Casa, push, JAJ, ca.funke, Amber, Zimba, vinny, Obie, EUsmileWEallsmile, batleykhan, geriatrix, John, ChetanOjha, archigabe, Administrator

Post Reply
jfrusc
Junior Member
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:34 pm

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jfrusc » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:59 am

Still under process, over a month now :(

Tried to call HCILondon a few times. But each time, after an hour of the recording telling me my call is very important to them, they cut me off :/

jfrusc
Junior Member
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:34 pm

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jfrusc » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:09 pm

It seems they were waiting for me to complain online :D checked now on a whim and its processed:

Date Of Acknowledgment: 09/11/18
Documents Printing Status: 12/12/18

Just over a month in total :) for a spouse OCI

Hope the info is useful to anyone else that comes across this. I know I would have appreciated others coming back to share their timelines.

sureshmm
Newly Registered
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:57 am

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sureshmm » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:50 pm

Hi,

I'm looking to apply for OCI for myself, my wife and 2 children( 10 and 8 years). Could someone please confirm on the below?

Can we apply all together at the same time? or spouse and children have to wait until I get my OCI?

Do we need to fill separate applications on OCI gov site? I can't seem to find application type field as mentioned on some sites?

Thank you for your help in advance.

Regards
Suresh

jfrusc
Junior Member
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:34 pm

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jfrusc » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:24 pm

sureshmm wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:50 pm
Hi,

I'm looking to apply for OCI for myself, my wife and 2 children( 10 and 8 years). Could someone please confirm on the below?

Can we apply all together at the same time? or spouse and children have to wait until I get my OCI?

Do we need to fill separate applications on OCI gov site? I can't seem to find application type field as mentioned on some sites?

Thank you for your help in advance.

Regards
Suresh
If they are all of Indian Origin they can apply at the same time.

I applied on the basis of my parents being Indian and holding Indian passports. My children were able to apply on this basis as well (their grandparents, i.e. my parents, were their proof of Indian Origin).

My wife is not of Indian Origin. She could apply on the basis that I, her spouse, was of Indian Origin. But I was advised I would have to wait until my own OCI card was approved. I presume to establish my own Indian Origin first.

Ofcourse if your spouse is of Indian Origin, you dont have this problem. And she can apply at the same time as you and your children. She will just have to furnish her own proof of Indian Origin (parents details, etc).

mdk123
Newly Registered
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:37 am

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by mdk123 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:56 am

jfrusc wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:09 pm
It seems they were waiting for me to complain online :D checked now on a whim and its processed:

Date Of Acknowledgment: 09/11/18
Documents Printing Status: 12/12/18

Just over a month in total :) for a spouse OCI

Hope the info is useful to anyone else that comes across this. I know I would have appreciated others coming back to share their timelines.
Thats good news, nice to know timescale. Thanks for updated. I hope mine gets processed soon, mine was acknowledged 14/11.

jfrusc
Junior Member
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:34 pm

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jfrusc » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:14 am

mdk123 wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:56 am
jfrusc wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:09 pm
It seems they were waiting for me to complain online :D checked now on a whim and its processed:

Date Of Acknowledgment: 09/11/18
Documents Printing Status: 12/12/18

Just over a month in total :) for a spouse OCI

Hope the info is useful to anyone else that comes across this. I know I would have appreciated others coming back to share their timelines.
Thats good news, nice to know timescale. Thanks for updated. I hope mine gets processed soon, mine was acknowledged 14/11.
NP, I wish other people would bother to come back and update their timelines. Would be helpful to everyone that follows them. Otherwise this is just a pointless thread :/

Doesn't make a difference to me now. But I hope this is representative of the new timelines for spouse OCI, rather then just an exception.

If so, you may just get an early XMAS present :D

hanifareed
Newly Registered
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:28 am
Yemen

need consultant and advice : Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by hanifareed » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:48 am

hey guys just need help.
i have got inquiry i couldn't get answer from no one.
i am foreign nationality holding OCI Card as Indian origin the question is: my spouse (wife) foreign nationality non Indian origin which our marriage has been over 11 yeas now, can i apply OCI for her and is she legally able to get OCI.
the same thing about my 2 daughters which they are under 10 years old.

thanks for help in advance for every one who will give me the right consultant and advice based on law of OCI.

jfrusc
Junior Member
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:34 pm

Re: need consultant and advice : Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jfrusc » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:11 pm

hanifareed wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:48 am
hey guys just need help.
i have got inquiry i couldn't get answer from no one.
i am foreign nationality holding OCI Card as Indian origin the question is: my spouse (wife) foreign nationality non Indian origin which our marriage has been over 11 yeas now, can i apply OCI for her and is she legally able to get OCI.
the same thing about my 2 daughters which they are under 10 years old.

thanks for help in advance for every one who will give me the right consultant and advice based on law of OCI.
Since you have an OCI card (and have therefore established your Indian Origin) your wife and children can also attain an OCI card. My wife's OCI application was just processed and she is not of Indian Origin, but she was entitled to an OCI card as my spouse.

However, the standard exclusions still apply. For example people who've held Pakistan or Bangladesh nationality. People who work for foreign government agency's like the army, security services, etc. People who are journalist. None of these can apply for an OCI card, wether they are of Indian Origin, or spouse/child of an OCI holder.

Fill in the online form, this is all laid out there. Or give them a call/email with your particulars.

Ss73
Newly Registered
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:30 pm

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Ss73 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:51 pm

I wonder if somebody can help. I am applying under OCI miscellaneous service for my son, who has a new passport. Where do we stick the photo on the application form? When I applied for the original OCI, the application printout had a space to stick the hard copy of the photo, but now the uploaded photo and signature comes along with the printout in that space. But the instructions still say we have to affix photographs? Where exactly! Thank you.

sreemtech
Newly Registered
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:38 am

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sreemtech » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:07 am

Type : Adult Application
Delivery Service : DX
VFS centre : VFS Goswell, London

Timeline
Application date: 01 Nov 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 02 Nov 2018
Original docs received: 12 Nov 2018
Documents Printing Status: Processed On: 26 Nov 2018
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI: 26 Nov 2018
Document received At London: 26 Nov 2018
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON at VFS: 27 Nov 2018
Passport & OCI documents received: 03 Dec 2018

gladiator939
Newly Registered
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:47 am

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by gladiator939 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:38 pm

Hey guys, thought I'd come back and share my timeline as I finally got an update online.

OCI Timeline - 1 Minor
VFS Centre: Belfast
Application Date: 19/11/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 22/11/2018
Original docs Received: 27/11/2018
Documents Printing Status: PROCESSED ON 12/12/2018
Dispatched From New Delhi: 13/12/2018
Document received at London : 13/12/2018
Passport submitted in person: 14/12/2018
Passport and OCI card received: ??????

As I had chosen Belfast as my VFS centre, I had to fly up to submit my son's British Passport, along with a copy of the online status report (God knows why they need it). The second stage takes about 30 seconds in total at the VFS counter, they just check the acknowledgement receipt, take the passport and status report. After that you just wait for both the British Passport and OCI card to arrive in the post.

Nearly there, and assuming I get the card this week the whole process will have taken a month in total.

Very happy to share any tips / answer any queries to the best of my knowledge.

gladiator939
Newly Registered
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:47 am

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by gladiator939 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:01 pm

bbreddy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:55 am
jfrusc wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:51 am

Whats ILR?

On the other question yes you can submit your passport at a different centre. I submitted our applications at Goswell as they are the only ones that do walk in service. But then submitted the passport at Hounslow. OCI were received fine.
Thank you jfrusc. ILR = indefinite leave to remain in the UK (but are still Indian nationals).

It is good to know we can do the process at 2 different centres.

Could you elaborate a bit further on the 'walk in service' at Goswell. Looking at the current available appointments, the next one is on Jan 2, 2019 - which is too late for me. Can we go there without appointment (with all required docs of course)?
Hi there,

just saw this and not sure if I can be of too much extra help, but I found that Belfast is a good centre to go to if you desperately need an appointment - I got an appointment for Monday on the previous Friday (Afternoon). It is also quite sparsely populated so you will be seen very quickly.

The flip side of course is that you'll have to travel back to the same centre to re-submit your passport for the second stage of the process. Collectively, flights will mean that your OCI cost will nearly double.

However the jurisdiction is still London and I experienced no delays in my son's application being processed.

I tried to do a walk-in at VFS Hounslow and they rejected me saying that they now do walk-ins only for visas. With Goswell I was turned away at the door saying that there were far too many applicants on the day.

Hope this helps.

jfrusc
Junior Member
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:34 pm

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jfrusc » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:05 pm

gladiator939 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:01 pm
bbreddy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:55 am
jfrusc wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:51 am

Whats ILR?

On the other question yes you can submit your passport at a different centre. I submitted our applications at Goswell as they are the only ones that do walk in service. But then submitted the passport at Hounslow. OCI were received fine.
Thank you jfrusc. ILR = indefinite leave to remain in the UK (but are still Indian nationals).

It is good to know we can do the process at 2 different centres.

Could you elaborate a bit further on the 'walk in service' at Goswell. Looking at the current available appointments, the next one is on Jan 2, 2019 - which is too late for me. Can we go there without appointment (with all required docs of course)?
Hi there,

just saw this and not sure if I can be of too much extra help, but I found that Belfast is a good centre to go to if you desperately need an appointment - I got an appointment for Monday on the previous Friday (Afternoon). It is also quite sparsely populated so you will be seen very quickly.

The flip side of course is that you'll have to travel back to the same centre to re-submit your passport for the second stage of the process. Collectively, flights will mean that your OCI cost will nearly double.

However the jurisdiction is still London and I experienced no delays in my son's application being processed.

I tried to do a walk-in at VFS Hounslow and they rejected me saying that they now do walk-ins only for visas. With Goswell I was turned away at the door saying that there were far too many applicants on the day.

Hope this helps.
Either we were lucky or you were unlucky with Walk in service at Goswell. We had no issues both times.

Although we were there around 09:30 both times.

NB: If Belfast is classed as London Jurisdiction I presume you should be able to drop the passport off at one of the London offices.

gladiator939
Newly Registered
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:47 am

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by gladiator939 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:13 am

jfrusc wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:05 pm
gladiator939 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:01 pm
bbreddy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:55 am
jfrusc wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:51 am

Whats ILR?

On the other question yes you can submit your passport at a different centre. I submitted our applications at Goswell as they are the only ones that do walk in service. But then submitted the passport at Hounslow. OCI were received fine.
Thank you jfrusc. ILR = indefinite leave to remain in the UK (but are still Indian nationals).

It is good to know we can do the process at 2 different centres.

Could you elaborate a bit further on the 'walk in service' at Goswell. Looking at the current available appointments, the next one is on Jan 2, 2019 - which is too late for me. Can we go there without appointment (with all required docs of course)?
Hi there,

just saw this and not sure if I can be of too much extra help, but I found that Belfast is a good centre to go to if you desperately need an appointment - I got an appointment for Monday on the previous Friday (Afternoon). It is also quite sparsely populated so you will be seen very quickly.

The flip side of course is that you'll have to travel back to the same centre to re-submit your passport for the second stage of the process. Collectively, flights will mean that your OCI cost will nearly double.

However the jurisdiction is still London and I experienced no delays in my son's application being processed.

I tried to do a walk-in at VFS Hounslow and they rejected me saying that they now do walk-ins only for visas. With Goswell I was turned away at the door saying that there were far too many applicants on the day.

Hope this helps.
Either we were lucky or you were unlucky with Walk in service at Goswell. We had no issues both times.

Although we were there around 09:30 both times.

NB: If Belfast is classed as London Jurisdiction I presume you should be able to drop the passport off at one of the London offices.
yeah beats me re. Goswell.

Nope - I specifically asked at VFS Belfast, wrote to the High Commission and also called the helpline - tried different routes but was clearly told that I have to go back to the same VFS office where I had lodged the application.

Oh well - just waiting for the OCI card to arrive in the post now. Any ideas when I can expect to receive it? I submitted my son's British Passport at VFS Belfast on Friday, so hoping to get the OCI before Xmas...

jfrusc
Junior Member
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:34 pm

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jfrusc » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:46 pm

gladiator939 wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:13 am
jfrusc wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:05 pm
gladiator939 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:01 pm
bbreddy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:55 am


Thank you jfrusc. ILR = indefinite leave to remain in the UK (but are still Indian nationals).

It is good to know we can do the process at 2 different centres.

Could you elaborate a bit further on the 'walk in service' at Goswell. Looking at the current available appointments, the next one is on Jan 2, 2019 - which is too late for me. Can we go there without appointment (with all required docs of course)?
Hi there,

just saw this and not sure if I can be of too much extra help, but I found that Belfast is a good centre to go to if you desperately need an appointment - I got an appointment for Monday on the previous Friday (Afternoon). It is also quite sparsely populated so you will be seen very quickly.

The flip side of course is that you'll have to travel back to the same centre to re-submit your passport for the second stage of the process. Collectively, flights will mean that your OCI cost will nearly double.

However the jurisdiction is still London and I experienced no delays in my son's application being processed.

I tried to do a walk-in at VFS Hounslow and they rejected me saying that they now do walk-ins only for visas. With Goswell I was turned away at the door saying that there were far too many applicants on the day.

Hope this helps.
Either we were lucky or you were unlucky with Walk in service at Goswell. We had no issues both times.

Although we were there around 09:30 both times.

NB: If Belfast is classed as London Jurisdiction I presume you should be able to drop the passport off at one of the London offices.
yeah beats me re. Goswell.

Nope - I specifically asked at VFS Belfast, wrote to the High Commission and also called the helpline - tried different routes but was clearly told that I have to go back to the same VFS office where I had lodged the application.

Oh well - just waiting for the OCI card to arrive in the post now. Any ideas when I can expect to receive it? I submitted my son's British Passport at VFS Belfast on Friday, so hoping to get the OCI before Xmas...
Odd. They must treat Belfast differently. I applied in Goswell, but submitted the Passport in Hounslow. I did that twice, so couldnt just be luck :)

The first time around it took 6 days from submission to receive the passports/OCI back. I live in London, so perhaps it may vary by a day or two depending on where you are in the country. (NB: I used their envelopes as you're forced to if you do walk in. But I can't imagine that will make any difference to delivery times).

hanifareed
Newly Registered
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:28 am
Yemen

Re: need consultant and advice : Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by hanifareed » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:55 pm

jfrusc wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:11 pm
hanifareed wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:48 am
hey guys just need help.
i have got inquiry i couldn't get answer from no one.
i am foreign nationality holding OCI Card as Indian origin the question is: my spouse (wife) foreign nationality non Indian origin which our marriage has been over 11 yeas now, can i apply OCI for her and is she legally able to get OCI.
the same thing about my 2 daughters which they are under 10 years old.

thanks for help in advance for every one who will give me the right consultant and advice based on law of OCI.
Since you have an OCI card (and have therefore established your Indian Origin) your wife and children can also attain an OCI card. My wife's OCI application was just processed and she is not of Indian Origin, but she was entitled to an OCI card as my spouse.

However, the standard exclusions still apply. For example people who've held Pakistan or Bangladesh nationality. People who work for foreign government agency's like the army, security services, etc. People who are journalist. None of these can apply for an OCI card, wether they are of Indian Origin, or spouse/child of an OCI holder.

Fill in the online form, this is all laid out there. Or give them a call/email with your particulars.


dear Jfrusc
thanks for your reply...
can you tell me please how long it took to get your spouse(wife) oci card specially with security clearance?
actually i applied for my spouse it is now almost 3 months and still under process .. i have been in touch with India embassy and they informed me that my spouse application form been delayed for mandatory security clearance.

gladiator939
Newly Registered
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:47 am

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by gladiator939 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:29 am

jfrusc wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:46 pm
gladiator939 wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:13 am
jfrusc wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:05 pm
gladiator939 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:01 pm


Hi there,

just saw this and not sure if I can be of too much extra help, but I found that Belfast is a good centre to go to if you desperately need an appointment - I got an appointment for Monday on the previous Friday (Afternoon). It is also quite sparsely populated so you will be seen very quickly.

The flip side of course is that you'll have to travel back to the same centre to re-submit your passport for the second stage of the process. Collectively, flights will mean that your OCI cost will nearly double.

However the jurisdiction is still London and I experienced no delays in my son's application being processed.

I tried to do a walk-in at VFS Hounslow and they rejected me saying that they now do walk-ins only for visas. With Goswell I was turned away at the door saying that there were far too many applicants on the day.

Hope this helps.
Either we were lucky or you were unlucky with Walk in service at Goswell. We had no issues both times.

Although we were there around 09:30 both times.

NB: If Belfast is classed as London Jurisdiction I presume you should be able to drop the passport off at one of the London offices.
yeah beats me re. Goswell.

Nope - I specifically asked at VFS Belfast, wrote to the High Commission and also called the helpline - tried different routes but was clearly told that I have to go back to the same VFS office where I had lodged the application.

Oh well - just waiting for the OCI card to arrive in the post now. Any ideas when I can expect to receive it? I submitted my son's British Passport at VFS Belfast on Friday, so hoping to get the OCI before Xmas...
Odd. They must treat Belfast differently. I applied in Goswell, but submitted the Passport in Hounslow. I did that twice, so couldnt just be luck :)

The first time around it took 6 days from submission to receive the passports/OCI back. I live in London, so perhaps it may vary by a day or two depending on where you are in the country. (NB: I used their envelopes as you're forced to if you do walk in. But I can't imagine that will make any difference to delivery times).
Funny that.

But anyway, holding thumbs for the OCI card, would be good to have it in hand all done and dusted. Took a slight risk in applying so close to the Christmas period and an impending trip to India, but am glad it worked out lol.

jfrusc
Junior Member
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:34 pm

Re: need consultant and advice : Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jfrusc » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:10 pm

hanifareed wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:55 pm
jfrusc wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:11 pm
hanifareed wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:48 am
hey guys just need help.
i have got inquiry i couldn't get answer from no one.
i am foreign nationality holding OCI Card as Indian origin the question is: my spouse (wife) foreign nationality non Indian origin which our marriage has been over 11 yeas now, can i apply OCI for her and is she legally able to get OCI.
the same thing about my 2 daughters which they are under 10 years old.

thanks for help in advance for every one who will give me the right consultant and advice based on law of OCI.
Since you have an OCI card (and have therefore established your Indian Origin) your wife and children can also attain an OCI card. My wife's OCI application was just processed and she is not of Indian Origin, but she was entitled to an OCI card as my spouse.

However, the standard exclusions still apply. For example people who've held Pakistan or Bangladesh nationality. People who work for foreign government agency's like the army, security services, etc. People who are journalist. None of these can apply for an OCI card, wether they are of Indian Origin, or spouse/child of an OCI holder.

Fill in the online form, this is all laid out there. Or give them a call/email with your particulars.


dear Jfrusc
thanks for your reply...
can you tell me please how long it took to get your spouse(wife) oci card specially with security clearance?
actually i applied for my spouse it is now almost 3 months and still under process .. i have been in touch with India embassy and they informed me that my spouse application form been delayed for mandatory security clearance.
It was a lot faster then I expected:

Application Date: 09/11/18 (Walk in @ Goswell Office)
Porcessed: 12/12/18
Documents Received at London: 12/12/18

Approximately a month in total. I submitted her passport last week, waiting to receive the OCI and Passport back. Judging by how long our own took, should be in next few days.

I've read previous threads where people have waited 6 months :( So was pretty worried. I hope my wifes timeline is an indication things have sped up significantly.

jfrusc
Junior Member
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:34 pm

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jfrusc » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:12 pm

gladiator939 wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:29 am
jfrusc wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:46 pm
gladiator939 wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:13 am
jfrusc wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:05 pm


Either we were lucky or you were unlucky with Walk in service at Goswell. We had no issues both times.

Although we were there around 09:30 both times.

NB: If Belfast is classed as London Jurisdiction I presume you should be able to drop the passport off at one of the London offices.
yeah beats me re. Goswell.

Nope - I specifically asked at VFS Belfast, wrote to the High Commission and also called the helpline - tried different routes but was clearly told that I have to go back to the same VFS office where I had lodged the application.

Oh well - just waiting for the OCI card to arrive in the post now. Any ideas when I can expect to receive it? I submitted my son's British Passport at VFS Belfast on Friday, so hoping to get the OCI before Xmas...
Odd. They must treat Belfast differently. I applied in Goswell, but submitted the Passport in Hounslow. I did that twice, so couldnt just be luck :)

The first time around it took 6 days from submission to receive the passports/OCI back. I live in London, so perhaps it may vary by a day or two depending on where you are in the country. (NB: I used their envelopes as you're forced to if you do walk in. But I can't imagine that will make any difference to delivery times).
Funny that.

But anyway, holding thumbs for the OCI card, would be good to have it in hand all done and dusted. Took a slight risk in applying so close to the Christmas period and an impending trip to India, but am glad it worked out lol.
Same position. We're going next month so by old timelines were cutting it very fine. Had no choice as I couldnt apply for my Wifes until my own OCI had been approved first.

Just waiting to receive the PP and OCI card back now and can finally put this all behind us :)

Vish15
Newly Registered
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:19 pm
India

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Vish15 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:37 pm

I would like to share my experience about OCI application at London Goswell Road.
It was straight forward submission took about 20mins with appointment. Appointment was for 10.45 but called at 11.30.
OCI Application - 1 infant and 1 child (registered as British under section 3(1)) both parents indian
VFS Centre: Goswell Road, London
Application Date: 27/11/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 28/11/2018
Original docs Received: 05/12/2018
Documents Printing Status: PROCESSED ON 19/12/2018
Dispatched From New Delhi: ?
Document received at London : ?
Passport submitted in person: ?
Passport and OCI card received: ?

I will update you when everything comes through.

Post Reply
cron