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call2bala
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Re: PIO Timeline

Post by call2bala » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:21 pm

Applied PIO for my son (under 3 yrs old). Timeline is as follows

Application type: post
Applications sent : 16/7/14
Applications received by CGI Birmingham : 17/7/14
PIO cards along with documents received : TBC
Documents returned : Asking Parents passports to be sent even though my son Applies based on his previous Indian passport. In HCI London you do not need to submit parents passport. but in CGI Birmingham they have different rules or they are not aware of the requirements.

Advice: If you have to apply in Birmingham , go in person and do not plan for travel.

Cheers

somanna
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Re: PIO Timeline

Post by somanna » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:00 am

Applied PIO for my daughter (new born) at HCI London

Applied on: 27th Aug 2014
Application type: In person. Reached at 7:15. Token issued at 8:30. Application collected at 10:00. They do not open the counter until 9:30!
PIO card received : 10 Sep 2014

- You have to take all the originals and one copy. They will return the originals including baby's passport. They only take the copies of documents. There is a copier inside their building if required.
- The application form says "To be filled in Duplicate". I only submitted the original application form.
- They only take cash, and i think they need exact change.
- A self addressed envelope.
- Four 50 X 50 photo

Hope this helps!

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Re: PIO Timeline

Post by Saanvi » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:43 pm

rajesh9pl wrote:My son's PIO is approved. It doesn't allow me to edit original timelines post.

They have given a Passport lookalike grey color booklet, as oppose to traditional blue (passport), marked as PIO, has just two page inside, valid for 15 years. Its all hand written, not machine (computer) printed, outdated HCI and their infrastructure.

I was hoping they will stamp PIO vignette (sticker). Now I will have to carry this booklet along with his British passport, pain!

Best of luck those who are waiting...
rajesh9pl wrote:Have received Something for you card from Royalmail, It has same tracking number of SD envelope I enclosed. Will collect on Saturday and let you know the outcome of the application. Hopefully, it should be approved. Best of luck.
Hi Rajesh,

I am going to apply for my son's (minor) PIO by post, I have an ILR at the moment. Would like to know if your kid's PIO application was successful and also what documents did you send? Please could your list both originals and photocopies specifically? How did you send the payment?

Also did you paste your kid's photograph in the form and sent a photocopy of the form with the picture pasted?
Could you also please paste the address to which you posted the application?

Thanks,

Saanvi
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Re: PIO Timeline

Post by Saanvi » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:45 am

call2bala wrote:Applied PIO for my son (under 3 yrs old). Timeline is as follows

Application type: post
Applications sent : 16/7/14
Applications received by CGI Birmingham : 17/7/14
PIO cards along with documents received : TBC
Documents returned : Asking Parents passports to be sent even though my son Applies based on his previous Indian passport. In HCI London you do not need to submit parents passport. but in CGI Birmingham they have different rules or they are not aware of the requirements.

Advice: If you have to apply in Birmingham , go in person and do not plan for travel.

Cheers
Hi call2bala,

I am also applying by post for my son (based on his Indian passport and not his parents) to "PIO Section, High Commission of India, India House, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4NA." Would appreciate if you could help me out with these questions:

1) Out of the four pics required, did you paste one of his pic on the form?
2) Did you also send a copy of the form with the pic pasted on it?
3) Did they ask for parents original passport or only copies?
4) Which address did you put on the permanent address - UK or Indian?
5) Last but not the least. Did you receive your son's PIO card yet?

Thankyou so much.

Regards,

mirzanaseer79
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PIO Timeline

Post by mirzanaseer79 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:39 pm

PIO for: 1 Adult only
Application Type: New
Method of application: By Royal Mail First Class Recorded
Date of application: 27/10/2014
Date application received by HCI: 04/11/2014 (7 working days, i have concluded they collect once a week)
Date of return of documents: TBC (Included self address recorded delivery envolope to return the Surrender certificate)
Date of PIO card Receipt: TBC

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Re: PIO Timeline

Post by Saanvi » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:53 pm

mirzanaseer79 wrote:PIO for: 1 Adult only
Application Type: New
Method of application: By Royal Mail First Class Recorded
Date of application: 27/10/2014
Date application received by HCI: 04/11/2014 (7 working days, i have concluded they collect once a week)
Date of return of documents: TBC (Included self address recorded delivery envolope to return the Surrender certificate)
Date of PIO card Receipt: TBC
Hi mirzanaseer79,

I also posted my son's application to the address: "PIO Section, High Commission of India, India House, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4NA." on 21st Oct 2014 and the royal mail tracking says its been received on 22nd Oct 2014 as follows "Your item with reference SF189051777GB was delivered from our WEST CENTRAL LONDON Delivery Office on 22/10/14 ."

Have a quick question: When you say "Date application received by HCI: 04/11/2014 (7 working days, i have concluded they collect once a week)", do you mean:
- Received as per the royal mail tracking number on royal mail track and trace link at https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item; OR,
- Did you receive any separate email or sms that its been received at HCI?

Which location was it received at? HCI London?

Regards,
Saanvi

mirzanaseer79
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Re: PIO Timeline

Post by mirzanaseer79 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:06 pm

Hi

As, I send application via Recorded delivery, they did not delivered next day.

I have conluded, HCI have an pratice of collecting the 'First or Second Class recorded letters' once a week from Royal mail, as they need to sign and acknowledge the reciept of ten's/hundered's, to avoid more work.

I did send to HCI, London.

I did not recieve any email or such. The date on Royal mail tracking confirmed, it was delivered and sign by 'Parmilla'
Please let me know, which original or copies send in your application.

I have send:
Application form /4 passport size photos
Adult application Fees £217
Original Surrender Certificate
Copies of British Passport/Naturalisation Cert/Marriage Certificate/Surrender certificate/Last Revoked Indian Passport
Self address retun envolope to return the original surrender certificate
I hope this anwers your question.

Regards

Saanvi
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Re: PIO Timeline

Post by Saanvi » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:11 pm

mirzanaseer79 wrote:Hi

As, I send application via Recorded delivery, they did not delivered next day.

I have conluded, HCI have an pratice of collecting the 'First or Second Class recorded letters' once a week from Royal mail, as they need to sign and acknowledge the reciept of ten's/hundered's, to avoid more work.

I did send to HCI, London.

I did not recieve any email or such. The date on Royal mail tracking confirmed, it was delivered and sign by 'Parmilla'
Please let me know, which original or copies send in your application.

I have send:
Application form /4 passport size photos
Adult application Fees £217
Original Surrender Certificate
Copies of British Passport/Naturalisation Cert/Marriage Certificate/Surrender certificate/Last Revoked Indian Passport
Self address retun envolope to return the original surrender certificate
I hope this anwers your question.

Regards
Hi mirzanaseer79,

Thanks for your reply. My application was for my minor son only so the fees were different. I sent exactly the same as above documents both originals and photocopies. I sent the original passports of me and my son both.

Good luck for your PIO.

Regards,

Tier1settlement
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Re: PIO Timeline

Post by Tier1settlement » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:56 pm

Hi All,

We have applied for PIO cards for our two children 1 infant and 1 child on 16/11/2014 at the counter.

Still waiting for response.

any idea of current times?

Thanks

Tier1settlement
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Re: PIO Timeline

Post by Tier1settlement » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:31 am

Anyone from Admin?

chasa
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Re: PIO Timeline

Post by chasa » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:01 pm

Hi,

We too applied for our PIO cards on 16/10/2014 at HCI London office and everyday, we are waiting for the delivery of our PIO cards.

Currently, we are checking the delivery of our cards using Royalmail's track and trace service. Although, in the past, I've experienced that it's not reliable at all. Even if the parcel is delivered, the status is not reflected on Royalmail's website.

In case if you receive PIO cards, please keep us posted.

mirzanaseer79
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Re: PIO Timeline

Post by mirzanaseer79 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:31 pm

Please send email to following address:

info.london@hcilondon.in
and cc
'fs.coord@hcilondon.in';
'min.coord@hcilondon.in';
'min.cons@hcilondon.in'

Update the following details and they give you the status of application and expected date for delivery.

First Name: ;
Family Name: ;
DOB: xx-xx-19xx;
Current Nationality: British
Passport Number: xxxxxxxxx
Address:
Royal mail Tracking Reference Number:
Date of Application: xx-xx-2014; Date delivered at HCI, London: xx-xx-2014

I hope this helps?

chasa
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Re: PIO Timeline

Post by chasa » Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:39 pm

Hi,

Thank you for sharing the email addresses.

I had sent an email to info.london@hcilondon.in alone as I was not aware of other email addresses on 11/11/2014 with the reference numbers but got the typical response:

"Your PIO applications are under process. You will receive your documents shortly. Postal applications take minimum 6 weeks and counter applications take 4 weeks"

Did they tell you, approximately when will you get your PIO cards? If yes, when are you going to get the PIO cards? Our PIO cards should arrive around same time as yours, as we too applied on 16/10/2014.

Appreciate your help.

pat208
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Re: PIO Timeline

Post by pat208 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:00 pm

Hi. Anyone here got PIO application successful? If so please provide your timeline, it will help others. I applied on 23/10/14 and still waiting. Thank you.

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Re: PIO Timeline - photo requirements

Post by abhi2184 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:59 am

Can someone help confirm the photo requirements for PIO application.
- is it 35 mm by 45 mm
- or 50 mm by 50 mm ?

pat208
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Re: PIO Timeline - photo requirements

Post by pat208 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:35 pm

abhi2184 wrote:Can someone help confirm the photo requirements for PIO application.
- is it 35 mm by 45 mm
- or 50 mm by 50 mm ?
Four photos 35 mm by 45 mm

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Re: PIO Timeline

Post by nosscire81 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:35 pm

Has anyone applied for a PIO recently? Preferably by post to CGI Birmingham? Please could you contribute your experience/ timeline? I sent through 3 PIO applications on the 3rd of Jan this year.

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