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jfrusc
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Re: Overseas miscellaneous Citizenship of India (OCI)Courier Charges

Post by jfrusc » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:21 pm

satishdesai wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:46 am
jfrusc wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:30 am
satishdesai wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:35 am
jfrusc wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:57 pm


According to the VFS website it should be £21 + any operational fees. So how much did you pay in the end? £21 + £14.80 (for courier fee)?

My daughters passport expires next year, so I will be in the same position unfortunately. Hoping not to get fleeced again :(
I paid £44.68 in the end:

Embassy Fee £18.00
Consular Surcharge £ 3.00
VFS Fee £7.44
SMS Charges £1.44
Courier Charges £14.80

Birmingham VFS does not allow the use of Royal Mail Special Envelope which is a lot cheaper. Instead they try and charge you for two courier envelopes of £14.80 each (£29.60).
That's annoying. More then double the £21 they suggest.

Thanks for sharing your costs.
Unfortunately, you have no option with children under the age of 20 as you have to obtain a new OCI each time the passport is renewed.

My advice to adults is not to transfer the OCI upon renewal of the passport.
Yes I know you have to for kids :(

The VFS agent actually queried if I wanted to wait with my Daughters application as her passport is due for renewal next year.

This is going to get expensive at this rate :/

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by mohan_uk » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:14 am

OCI Timeline for my daughter.

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

Timeline
Application date: 22 Nov 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 26 Nov 2018
Original docs received: 28 Nov 2018
Documents Printing Status: Processed On: 19 Dec 2018
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI: 19 Dec 2018
Document received At London: 19 Dec 2018
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON at VFS: 20 Dec 2018
Passport & OCI documents received: 28 Dec 2018

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by mdk123 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:45 am

updated re: spouse oci application

OCI 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: 27/12/2018
Dispatched From NEW DELHI: 28/12/2018
Document received At London : 28/12/18
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON: 31/12/18 passport submitted in person at vfs goswell rod
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED:

6 weeks from acknowledgement to arrival at London

jfrusc
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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jfrusc » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:12 am

mdk123 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:45 am
updated re: spouse oci application

OCI 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: 27/12/2018
Dispatched From NEW DELHI: 28/12/2018
Document received At London : 28/12/18
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON: 31/12/18 passport submitted in person at vfs goswell rod
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED:

6 weeks from acknowledgement to arrival at London
Looks like my wifes application wasn't the exception. They appear to have sped up processing of spouse applications to be almost as fast as normal Indian Origin applications :)

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by uk2oci » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:05 pm

Here is the time tracking for my OCI application. Hope it helps other members and wishing the very best.

OCI Timeline for Application of 1 adult + 1 child
VFS Center: Hounslow London
Application Date: 28th Nov 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 29th Nov 2018
Original docs Received: 30th Nov 2018
Documents Printing Status: 24/12/2018
Dispatched From NEW DELHI: 24/12/2018
Document received At London : 24/12/18
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON: 27/12/18 passport submitted in person at VFS Hounslow, London
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED: 03/01/2019

Overall end 2 end, it took around 37 days.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by bbreddy » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:44 am

HI All,

I submitted original passport for OCI printing (after online status changed to "Document received At London").

But they haven't given me any confirmation that they received the passport and special delivery envelope.

Is this normal?

jfrusc
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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jfrusc » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:27 am

bbreddy wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:44 am
HI All,

I submitted original passport for OCI printing (after online status changed to "Document received At London").

But they haven't given me any confirmation that they received the passport and special delivery envelope.

Is this normal?
Yes. I submitted passports twice (once for myself and kids, once for my wife). The online status page never changed, nor did I receive any other confirmation.

On both occasions the passports and OCI were returned a week later. If it takes longer then that, perhaps call them, but otherwise I wouldn't worry.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by mdk123 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:30 am

mdk123 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:45 am
updated re: spouse oci application

OCI 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: 27/12/2018
Dispatched From NEW DELHI: 28/12/2018
Document received At London : 28/12/18
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON: 31/12/18 passport submitted in person at vfs goswell rod
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED: 7/1/19

6 weeks from acknowledgement to arrival at London

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by bbreddy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:01 pm

OCI Timeline for Application of 1 child
VFS Center: VFS Goswell Rd, London
Application Date: 10/12/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 11/12/2018
Original docs Received: 17/12/2018
Documents Printing Status: 03/01/2019
Dispatched From NEW DELHI: 03/01/2019
Document received At London : 03/01/2019
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON: 04/01/2019 passport submitted in person at VFS Goswell Rd, London
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED: 10/01/2019

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Jedi001 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:23 pm

OCI Timeline for Application of 2 Adults + 2 kids
VFS Center: VFS Hounslow, London
Application Date: 11/01/2019
Date of acknowledgement: 11/01/2019
Original docs Received: 15/01/2019
Documents Printing Status: Under Process
Dispatched From NEW DELHI:
Document received At London :
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON:
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED:
Jedi001
All Done...Now OCI....

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