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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sid_sripada » Fri May 24, 2019 3:08 pm

I submitted my OCI Miscellaneous application in Edinburgh (Reissue of OCI to new passport for minor) and it has been under-process for over a week. I have noticed OCI miscellaneous applications have been processed within 5 days from what I have read on the forum. Has anybody experienced wait times longer than this? I was concerned as I had realised the VFS office had not actually asked for the 2 photographs (that were stated on the website as a requirement to bring on the day) - is this normal??

Any help much appreciated
Thank you

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by keo » Sun May 26, 2019 9:58 pm

Hi,
Does anyone have a rough turnaround time for OCI Miscellaneous services when submitting to Goswell Rd?

HCI website says 7-10 working days and VFS call centre says three weeks or more which is really confusing.
Thanks

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by keo » Tue May 28, 2019 3:56 pm

Hi,
Do you have any updates on how your OCI misc is going?
annpgeorge wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:45 am
OCI Timeline for Application of 1 child (Miscellaneous Service For OCI Reissue)
VFS Center: London Goswell Road
Application Date: 07/05/2019
Date of acknowledgement: 08/05/2019
Original docs Received: N/A Returned then and there after the lady had verified the copies

Documents Printing Status:
Dispatched From NEW DELHI:
Document received At London :
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON:
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED:

I should acknowledge the service I received was excellent. The lady Rajeshwari (always smiling) who helped me, explained the process so well - thank you. I was surprised the documents were returned then and there - she explained that sometimes people needed to travel soon but couldn't because the embassy was holding their passport. So now, they don't hold onto it. Once the status shows that the OCI has been received in London, I print out the status, take in son's original old and new passport, OCI and return envelope and submit anytime between 8:30 and 11am and then wait for it to arrive at home. Easy!

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by kprashi » Thu May 30, 2019 10:40 am

Respected Sir/Madam, ,

My application was received at VFS-Paris on 15/05/19 but I am not able to track the status in Govt. Of India website ( https://ociservices.gov.in/ ), it keeps saying "No Record Found". Still how many days does it takes to appear on Govt. Of India website ( https://ociservices.gov.in/ ) ???

I am worried about the status !!! Anyone has gone through same situation..???
Thank you!

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by keo » Thu May 30, 2019 5:34 pm

I submitted mine in London and it took 72 hours for it to track. Hopefully that helps.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by bookerw100 » Fri May 31, 2019 3:33 pm

hello

I am applying for a new OCI. Am I reading it right that amongst other documents, you also have to supply one of these? I already have a surrender certificate.

Domicile certificate (in original)
OR
Original Birth Certificate issued from Indian Municipality
OR
School Leaving Certificate (in original).

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by bookerw100 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:46 am

bookerw100 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 3:33 pm
hello

I am applying for a new OCI. Am I reading it right that amongst other documents, you also have to supply one of these? I already have a surrender certificate.

Domicile certificate (in original)
OR
Original Birth Certificate issued from Indian Municipality
OR
School Leaving Certificate (in original).
any one?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by crowbar6 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:58 am

If you have a surrender certificate then that is sufficient and you do not need to provide any of the below documents. Those docs applicable if you've never held an Indian passport and travelled abroad on parent's Indian passport. See below from VFS website for OCI applications -

"Applicants who were born in India and never held Indian passport, and travelled on parents Indian Passports, are required to submit a notary affidavit in original from UK stating the fact and how they travelled to UK along with other necessary documents as mentioned below.

Other necessary documents of Indian origin.

Domicile certificate (in original)

OR
Original Birth Certificate issued from Indian Municipality or Panchayat. Recently issued birth Certificate (Post-dated birth certificates) from Municipality/Panchayat etc. This should be duly certified by the District Magistrate/District Collector of the area, with name, stamp, seal and contact telephone numbers with area code for verification.

OR
School Leaving Certificate (in original). Post-dated School Certificate/School Leaving Certificate from India should be authenticated by Director of Education/District Magistrate/District Collector of the area with name, stamp, seal and contact telephone numbers with area code for verification"

bookerw100 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:46 am
bookerw100 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 3:33 pm
hello

I am applying for a new OCI. Am I reading it right that amongst other documents, you also have to supply one of these? I already have a surrender certificate.

Domicile certificate (in original)
OR
Original Birth Certificate issued from Indian Municipality
OR
School Leaving Certificate (in original).
any one?
Regards,
crowbar6

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by bookerw100 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:02 pm

Many thanks for the response.

I have another query. I got married last year but I didnt update my Indian passport before surrendering and the space for spouse name is blank.

Now for OCI card, they are asking details of spouse. Will it be an issue as the surrendered passport doesn't have any spouse listed?

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by bookerw100 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:27 pm

bookerw100 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:02 pm
Many thanks for the response.

I have another query. I got married last year but I didnt update my Indian passport before surrendering and the space for spouse name is blank.

Now for OCI card, they are asking details of spouse. Will it be an issue as the surrendered passport doesn't have any spouse listed?
any help appreciated

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by sid_sripada » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:59 am

For OCI Miscellaneous to transfer OCI to new passport:
Is the "processed" date supposed to be the same as the date for "dispatched from mea" and "received in Edinburgh"
I was told all these dates are supposed to be the same. However my application says "processed" on 7th June but the other two are still blank??
Any help much appreciated

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by crowbar6 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:55 am

bookerw100 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:27 pm
bookerw100 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:02 pm
Many thanks for the response.

I have another query. I got married last year but I didnt update my Indian passport before surrendering and the space for spouse name is blank.

Now for OCI card, they are asking details of spouse. Will it be an issue as the surrendered passport doesn't have any spouse listed?
any help appreciated
I would provide the spouse details in the form and attach spouse's passport & marriage certificate. Good to get the spouse added on OCI as that'll show linkage. Otherwise if you aren't interested, then leave it blank and it shouldn't be a problem.
Regards,
crowbar6

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by nmehta » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:15 pm

Hi @rarun53, thanks for such a detailed post.

If you remember, can you please help me with the list of documents to be uploaded at the time of submitting online application for OCI Reissue (Misc Services) for minor (due to new passport).

Also, while uploading the photo for the child, do the children need to sign on the photograph?

Thanks
rarun53 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 12:27 pm
OCI Timeline for Application of 1 child (Miscellaneous Service For OCI Reissue)
VFS Center: London Goswell Road
Application Date: 02/05/2019
Date of acknowledgement:
Original docs Received: NA
Documents Printing Status:
Dispatched From NEW DELHI:
Document received At London :
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON:
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED:

List of Documents Submitted
1) Application Form - 1 Set ( Both Parents Signed for Minor Child Part, Child Signed for Declaration part)
2) 2 Photos
3) Photo Copies of the following documents Self attested by Both parents on all pages
Childs Birth Certificate
Child Expired British Passport
Child Current/New British Passport
Child Current OCI (All Pages) + U Visa
Parents Current OCI (All Pages) + U Visa
Parents Current PP
Parents Marriage Cert
4) 1 Royal Mail Special Delivery Envelope ( Tell them you have one, they will add DX courier without asking you)
5) Declaration form (Google Search VFS Delcaration form and print & fill before you go there) Signed by both the parents
6) Consent Letter from Both the parents addressed to HCI, Aldwych, London. (They will give this form when you reach there which is no where mentioned). I had to ask my wife to come and sign as she is working close to VFS. Otherwise you have to call your partner and sign and send it to the VFS email ID.
You can Prepared for this with a letter stating that you give your consent for your child to travel to India
and both parents Signature & Name.
Example is below
To
HCI
Address

I ========================= Give my consent for my child =========================== to travel to India.

Father Name: Mother Name:
Father Sign : Mother Sign:
DATE: Date:
Place: Place:

7) £29.88 Fees (£21+ SMS+ Service Charges). They don't ask again whether we want SMS or not. They add by default. Only Debit Card Accepted.
8) Appointment Print out / On the phone.
9) There is an Undertaking form which will be given at VFS which can be filled by 1 Parent & Signed

Note: No originals verified except child current+ expired passports and OCI. But be ready if they ask

Regards
Arun

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by Salbabe64 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:52 am

Can anyone advise me please?

I am British, born in Cyprus when my father worked there. My parents are both Indian born and brought up, but became British citizens in the 1960s. They both have OCI.

I would like to apply for OCI, but do not have a birth certificate - I lost it years ago and attempts to get a duplicate from Cyprus have been unsuccessful.

My question is - as my parents are of Indian origin and have OCI can I apply for OCI without my birth certificate?

Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by kprashi » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:22 am

Hi,

Anybody applied for new OCI at Paris in May? Please do share your application status....I submitted in mid may and still under process

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by isaacgta » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:16 pm

Mine too in may 2 says now under process 6 weeks happen no response UK vfs Hounslow no response at all. Can someone is there to help me???

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by ram80 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:32 pm

Timeline for New OCI Application of 1 child
VFS Center: London Goswell Road
Application Date: 22/05/2019
Date of acknowledgement: 24/05/2019
Original docs Received: NA
Documents Printing Status: 20/06/2019
Dispatched From NEW DELHI: 21/06/2019
Document received At London :21/06/2019
PASSPORT SUBMITTED IN PERSON: To be submitted
PASSPORT AND OCI DOCUMENT RECEIVED: TBC
This post does not contain legal advice.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by zoajfjs » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:00 pm

Hi,

I'm British and my dad is Indian. His birth certificate does not have his name on it and refers to his parents simply as MR. [surname] and MRS. [surname]. The only thing it does is corroborating the surname, place and date of birth from the school leaving certificate, though I'm not sure if that helps at all. He only has a photocopy of his school leaving certificate, which has no official-looking government or school markings or stamps on it, only the signature of the headmaster.

He also has a university registration certificate, identity card and examination certificate, all of which are originals, stamped and signed.

Can anyone help by letting me know whether this would suffice as evidence? Or point me to somewhere else where I can check this?

If not, is there any other way for me to obtain proof he is Indian (preferably before I next go to India)?

Thanks.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by kiwis » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:32 am

Hi all,

We have submitted 3 adults and 1 child OCI reissue for new passport at vfs Hounslow. I am trying to find what sort of timeline I should be looking at. I searched the posts here and most of them are for vfs Goswell.
If someone has applied from Hounslow, could you please let me know how long it has taken.
We have a travel planned after 3 weeks, so getting a bit worried.

Thanks.

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Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Post by jakedamuss » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:50 pm

Hi I just say sorry first😃. As it's probably been covered many many times before. Will be applying for OCI for family of 4. Can someone please send me current links of were to apply. U.K. Also i heard that you one needs to show a letter of employment if you are working if unemployed then last employment dates and if in receipt of benefits a letter from a DWP stating that person/s receiving benefits. Any guidance or help be appreciated 😃

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