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by krish.venugopal
Thu May 05, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4820
Views: 1187640

Time line

MY TIMELINE: Applied At HCI London (in person) Applied On 11-APR-2011 Photo/Signature Scanned On 12-APR-2011 Registration Status Granted On 12-APR-2011 Documents Printing Status PRINTED Documents Printed On 22-APR-2011 Documents Dispatched to Concerned Mission/Office on 28-APR-2011 Documents Receive...
by krish.venugopal
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4820
Views: 1187640

shajacksha wrote:Congrats krish. Going by your timeliness it takes a 7 days.
Thanks
by krish.venugopal
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4820
Views: 1187640

Documents printed!

Thanks krish. Keep us updated with the progress. Hi, Checked this morning, looks like things are speeding up, my document status is now printed.. Date Of Acknowledgment 11-APR-2011 Photo/Signature Scanned On 12-APR-2011 Registration Status Granted On 12-APR-2011 Documents Printing Status PRINTED Do...
by krish.venugopal
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4820
Views: 1187640

Re: Applied on 07/04/2011

Hello, I have applied for myself and my family on 07/04/2011 at HCI London in person. The status says following for all of the reference numbers: Photo/Signature Scanned On 08-APR-2011 Registration Status Granted On 08-APR-2011 Documents Printing Status NOT PRINTED Documents Dispatched to Concerned...
by krish.venugopal
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4820
Views: 1187640

thanks shajacksha... i am still confused ...so where does it online bit comes in .. are you saying ... 1)do register online ..part a 2) print off the application where i need to fill part b by hand and send that to vfs along with all the required docs 3) they will send the SC to my address 4) takin...
by krish.venugopal
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4820
Views: 1187640

Hi, Apologies if this question has been asked before, can someone confirm if PART B is common to all applicants if applying as a family and only PART A needs to be separate for each applicant? Will just the first page of the British passport where the photo is present should do? Do we need to take a...
by krish.venugopal
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 911
Views: 272864

Finally got it corrected. The correction took exactly 7 working days. The whole surrender certificate process took 17 working days. Now to the next step. OCI. After submitting the certificate for correction, did you ring them to find out if they have it ready? I have submitted mine, they mentioned ...
by krish.venugopal
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 911
Views: 272864

Finally got it corrected. The correction took exactly 7 working days. The whole surrender certificate process took 17 working days. Now to the next step. OCI. After submitting the certificate for correction, did you ring them to find out if they have it ready? I have submitted mine, they mentioned ...
by krish.venugopal
Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 911
Views: 272864

Hi, They gave me back a photo copy of the surrender certificate when I submitted for correction, hold on to your payment receipt that is what they ask for. After a week I had a call from them stating that its ready for collection, I ended up at the VFS office and the guy in the counter said my certi...
by krish.venugopal
Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 911
Views: 272864

Hi, Can you pls tell how long it will take for surrender certificate to be issued if we applied in person at vfs in London?. It is more than a week for me now and the web site still says as processing. Usually takes about 5-7 working days, After waiting for 8 working days and checking the web site ...
by krish.venugopal
Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 911
Views: 272864

Re: Mistakes in certificate

Hi, I had applied for surrender certificate for my kid, wife and myself. It took 12 working days for VFS in London to issue the surrender Certificate, and to my dismay all the certificates had mistakes like wrong date for passport issuance, Fathers name misspelt. Our names are correct, our passport...
by krish.venugopal
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 911
Views: 272864

I have a qquestion on a similar front. Once I acquire British citizenship does my Indian passport need to be surrendered before applying for a British passport? Will I not have to send them my Indian passport when applying for a British one? I applied for my British passport first and then surrende...
by krish.venugopal
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 911
Views: 272864

Mistakes in certificate

Hi, I had applied for surrender certificate for my kid, wife and myself. It took 12 working days for VFS in London to issue the surrender Certificate, and to my dismay all the certificates had mistakes like wrong date for passport issuance, Fathers name misspelt. Our names are correct, our passport ...
by krish.venugopal
Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: BIA Online booking - at last
Replies: 26
Views: 9436

Can we use this service for booking in person ILR appointments? If you read through the link, you will see that it directs you to another link, as to which type of applications are catered for. :roll: Hi, Thanks for that I went through the link http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/contact/applyinginpe...
by krish.venugopal
Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: BIA Online booking - at last
Replies: 26
Views: 9436

Can we use this service for booking in person ILR appointments?
by krish.venugopal
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Expiring Indian passprt for Child and HSMP Dependent Visa
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

http://hcilondon.in/passport.php A new passport can be issued on the expiry, or up to one year before expiry of any passport - this applies for passports with 10 year validity, I guess the same holds good for the childs passport as well (short validity 5 years), More details on the website. Your chi...
by krish.venugopal
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Jacqui Smith gone - hurrah!
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

Smith's goodbye offer: A limit on immigrants allowed to stay

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1190467/Smiths-goodbye-offer-A-limit-immigrants-allowed-stay.html >> A limit is finally to be placed on the number of non-European Union immigrants allowed to settle permanently in Britain. In her final act before standing down, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith pro...
by krish.venugopal
Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Applying for Tier1 Visa from UK Eng Lang Req Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1474

Yes I am in UK on WP
by krish.venugopal
Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Applying for Tier1 Visa from UK Eng Lang Req Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1474

Thanks a lot dingdon I went through the link >> Points-based calculator - your attributes points total is 75 English language The table shows all of the qualifications you entered earlier in the qualifications section. If your qualification meets the English language requirement, choose Select and t...
by krish.venugopal
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Applying for Tier1 Visa from UK Eng Lang Req Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1474

Applying for Tier1 Visa from UK Eng Lang Req Question

Hi I am Planning to Apply for Tier1 Visa, I am currently in the UK. I have done my Bachelors degree from Bangalore University India, I think this comes up in the PBS Calculator provided by the BIA web site. http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/howtoapply/infs/inf21pbsgeneralmigrant The above link states tha...
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