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by Aragon1
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4979
Views: 1245032

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Hi All, Our daughter was born in June 2021 in the UK. My wife and I both have ILR but we are Indian citizens. With our immediate goal to visit India in mind, we have two options to get the necessary immigration clearances for the baby - 1. Get British passport and then get OCI 2. Get birth register...
by Aragon1
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4979
Views: 1245032

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Hi, Can anyone please tell me if the documents we upload in the OCI portal need to be self attested? Or is it just for the physical copies we carry to VFS appointment. It is just the physical copies you submit to VFS. Only scans of original documents are meant to be uploaded to the portal. Thank yo...
by Aragon1
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4979
Views: 1245032

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Application Date: 20/May/2021 VFS Center: GOSWELL London Date of acknowledgment: 21/May/2021 Original docs Received back: 25/May/2021 Documents Printing Status: 10/June/2021 Dispatched From MEA (OCI) New Delhi: 10/june/2021 Document received At London: 10/june/2021 Dispatched by VFS: 14/june/2021 O...
by Aragon1
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI for a minor - Student ID?
Replies: 0
Views: 223

OCI for a minor - Student ID?

Hi,

We are applying for the first OCI of a minor. Anyone know if the Student ID is mandatory? Our child is in school but do not have any ID cards. Is there any alternative proof we can provide?

Thank you.
by Aragon1
Wed May 19, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4979
Views: 1245032

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Hi,

We are applying for the first OCI of a minor. Anyone know if the Student ID is mandatory? Our child is in school but do not have any ID cards. Is there any alternative proof we can provide?

Thanks.
by Aragon1
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19
Replies: 5627
Views: 478894

Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

My progress update! :) Date of application: 22/08/2020 Date of receipt of approval: 13/11/2020 (by email) Date on the ceremony letter: 25/01/2021 Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 30/01/2021 (2nd Class post) Date of receipt of ceremony invitation letter from Shropshire Council: 30/01/2021 (1st Cla...
by Aragon1
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19
Replies: 5627
Views: 478894

Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

CULLINAN wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:59 pm
Hounslow Council:

Update: Attended my virtual ceremony today. £125.
Congrats mate.. Hope you'll stick around and help out. :)

Looks like invitations for Nov approvals are currently progressing. Hope they'll be send out in the coming weeks.
by Aragon1
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Child's registration application approved - what now?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Child's registration application approved - what now?

How do you plan to prove you have parental responsibility without a birth certificate? Birth certificate is mandatory otherwise HMPO will ask you to send which will delay the application. That seems to be the case, yes. The online checklist has no mention of it though. Strange but not at all shocki...
by Aragon1
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Child's registration application approved - what now?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Child's registration application approved - what now?

Yes - (original) to prove parental responsibility. Also, if I am correct you will need a consent letter for the child. Does the checklist ask for it? Thanks mate. I just finished the online application and the checklist is: - Citizenship Registration certificate. - Passport used to enter UK - Any c...
by Aragon1
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Child's registration application approved - what now?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Child's registration application approved - what now?

A follow up question for the Gurus. We have now received the Citizenship registration certificate for the child. Child is born abroad before parents got ILR ; so registered under 3(1). I've found the following list of documents we need to send to HMPO in various posts in the forums. 1. Citizenship R...
by Aragon1
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19
Replies: 5627
Views: 478894

Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

I will try to explain, From left column i) Approved on = Naturalisation Application Approval date by email or letter ii) Letter date = is the date when HO print invitation letter iii) Letter arrival, date range = are the date range when will you get that invitation letter by post. Thank you. Seems ...
by Aragon1
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Child's registration application approved - what now?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Child's registration application approved - what now?

You will get child’s registration certificate at the ceremony when you will attend your’s. The child does not need to attend ceremony, they will hand it over to you. You can apply for a British Passport after that. Yes this is needed. Check list will let you know about any other documents needed. T...
by Aragon1
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Child's registration application approved - what now?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Child's registration application approved - what now?

Hi Gurus, We are a non-EU family on ILR with a small child born aboard. We just had our group citizenship application approved and waiting for the ceremony letter. It looks like our child's registration certificate will arrive fairly quickly and I just wanted to confirm our next steps. 1. Once we re...
by Aragon1
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 207791

Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Good News everyone!!!! We got the approval letter for all the applicants in the family application via email (date on letter 13/11/2020). Many thanks to the gurus for all the patience and assistance. Now waiting game for the ceremony letter starts. :) Update!!!! UKVCAS just cancelled my appointment...
by Aragon1
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 207791

Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Update!!!! UKVCAS just cancelled my appointment (email quoted below). I'm relieved to have official confirmation that everything is okay with our IDV submission. My background: Family application, submitted IDV, got an email for the child applicant to book in-person UKVCAS appointment, UKVCAS confi...
by Aragon1
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 207791

Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

<snip> If you have been contacted by UKVCAS regarding IDV upload, please disregard this email. This is interesting. The email we got last week didn't include this line. @CULLINAN: Do you know of any way of officially confirming the validity of these emails from UKVI? Can an email to FurtherNational...
by Aragon1
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 207791

Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Managed to get a free appointment in Birmingham for Dec 02 and plenty more available. Interesting that when I checked at 12AM, there were only paid ones made available.
by Aragon1
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 207791

Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

I just had a call with nice lady at UKVCAS and she said that this is a generic email sent to all applicants and they've been getting plenty of calls about this for a few weeks now. She checked and confirmed that there are no issues reported in our biometric data submitted by the app and asked not t...
by Aragon1
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 207791

Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

I just had a call with nice lady at UKVCAS and she said that this is a generic email sent to all applicants and they've been getting plenty of calls about this for a few weeks now. She checked and confirmed that there are no issues reported in our biometric data submitted by the app and asked not to...
by Aragon1
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 207791

Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Your history tells that you (& child) submitted application via IDV app on 6/9. The reminder letter was issued on 31st Oct which is after the deadline as per UKVI account. The generic reminder usually comes a month before the deadline which is not the case. Also, the child is only 6. Last time in 2...
by Aragon1
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 207791

Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Attached Letter: UK Visas and Immigration Permanent Migration The Capital Old Hall Street Liverpool L 3 9 PP Web: xxxxxxx Case Reference Number: UAN - XXXXXXX Dear applicant Following your application for Naturalisation on 24/08/20. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted all UKVI services...
by Aragon1
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 207791

Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Email: From: NationalityCOVIDUKVCASReminders <NationalityCOVIDUKVCASReminders @ homeoffice .g o v. uk> Subj e ct: A pplication Number Applicant Name Dear Applicant, Please find attached a reminder letter to enrol your biometrics through UKVCAS. In order to continue your application, you will need t...
by Aragon1
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 207791

Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

@CULLINAN: My details below. The more I read it, I'm getting a feeling that this is not a request made in error. Date applied: 24/08/2020 Deadline in UKVI Account: 25/10/2020 Reminder Letter Received for child: 31/10/2020 Deadline as per Letter: 45 working days (from the date of this notification) C...
by Aragon1
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 207791

Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

This seems like a generic email. However, UKVI may request anyone to submit biometrics in person after IDV app if need be. Make sure its not that? Hi. I called up UKVI and they confirmed its a generic email. Phew!!! I received the very same email on Thursday as well. Was hoping to see that someone ...
by Aragon1
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 207791

Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

CULLINAN wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:18 pm
Important:
From 21 September onwards, ALL customers will need to book an appointment at one of our Service Points. The IDV app will only be available to some T4 students
That is concerning. I just hope they didn't mess up leaving us IDV app users in limbo.
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