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Hi Rajesh,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 Its all hand written, not machine (computer) printed, outdated HCI and their infrastructure.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 call2bala,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.
Hi mirzanaseer79,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,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.
Four photos 35 mm by 45 mmabhi2184 wrote:Can someone help confirm the photo requirements for PIO application.
- is it 35 mm by 45 mm
- or 50 mm by 50 mm ?