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by jfrusc
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4589
Views: 1056489

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

HI All, I submitted original passport for OCI printing (after online status changed to "Document received At London"). But they haven't given me any confirmation that they received the passport and special delivery envelope. Is this normal? Yes. I submitted passports twice (once for myself and kids...
by jfrusc
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4589
Views: 1056489

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

updated re: spouse oci application OCI Timeline for Application of 1 adult. Spouse Application VFS Center: London Goswell Application Date: 13th Nov 2018 Date of acknowledgement: 14th Nov 2018 Original docs Received: 27th Nov Documents Printing Status: 27/12/2018 Dispatched From NEW DELHI: 28/12/20...
by jfrusc
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4589
Views: 1056489

Re: Overseas miscellaneous Citizenship of India (OCI)Courier Charges

According to the VFS website it should be £21 + any operational fees. So how much did you pay in the end? £21 + £14.80 (for courier fee)? My daughters passport expires next year, so I will be in the same position unfortunately. Hoping not to get fleeced again :( I paid £44.68 in the end: Embassy Fe...
by jfrusc
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Legalisation of UK marriage cert with IHC
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Legalisation of UK marriage cert with IHC

Are you sure they would issue an Indian Marriage certificate? After all you were married in the UK, by a UK registrar. For an Indian Marriage certificate I presume you'd have to go through the same process in India. Perhaps they would issue some document recognising your UK Marriage Certificate. But...
by jfrusc
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4589
Views: 1056489

Re: Overseas miscellaneous Citizenship of India (OCI)Courier Charges

I recently renewed my wife’s passport and applied for transfer of OCI and was charged £59.48 by Birmingham VFS. I also wrote to the High Commission in Birmingham and was told that there should only be one Courier envelope charge of £14.80. I have obtained a refund from VFS. I urge anybody who has b...
by jfrusc
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: VFS - OCI Application submission - Will originals be retained?
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: VFS - OCI Application submission - Will originals be retained?

NP. They will also take copies of some documents. It's best to be prepared and have copies of everything in advance. Both times I went to Goswell the photocopier wasn't working and it was expensive in any case. Plus if you're missing a copy they will send you to get the document copied and you'll ha...
by jfrusc
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: VFS - OCI Application submission - Will originals be retained?
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: VFS - OCI Application submission - Will originals be retained?

First visit they will take originals of some supporting documents (birth certificate, etc) along with the application form. These will be returned by post to you in approximately a week. Once the OCI application is approved you will visit again. This time they will take your passport. It will be ret...
by jfrusc
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4589
Views: 1056489

Re: Overseas miscellaneous Citizenship of India (OCI)Courier Charges

I recently renewed my wife’s passport and applied for transfer of OCI and was charged £59.48 by Birmingham VFS. I also wrote to the High Commission in Birmingham and was told that there should only be one Courier envelope charge of £14.80. I have obtained a refund from VFS. I urge anybody who has b...
by jfrusc
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4589
Views: 1056489

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Thanks for updating the info. Not sure if you was lucky. im still waiting NP, hope yours gets done soon. You might want to email HCILondon to query it. Sure you'll get the standard response, but it can't hurt to give them a kick :) Wouldn't bother calling HCILondon. They keep you on hold for an hou...
by jfrusc
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: How long does Spouse OCI take?
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: How long does Spouse OCI take?

My final update, hope it helps others in the future to gauge timeline for Spouse (Non Inidian Origin) application, as there isn't much recent info on this: OCI Application - Spouse of non Indian Origin (I'm British with OCI card) VFS Centre: Goswell Road, London Application Date: 09/11/2018 Date of ...
by jfrusc
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Spouse-based OCI Application
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Spouse-based OCI Application

My final update, hope it helps others in the future to gauge timeline for Spouse (Non Inidian Origin) application, as there isn't much recent info on this: OCI Application - Spouse of non Indian Origin (I'm British with OCI card) VFS Centre: Goswell Road, London Application Date: 09/11/2018 Date of ...
by jfrusc
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4589
Views: 1056489

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

My final update, hope it helps others in the future to gauge timeline for Spouse (Non Inidian Origin) application, as there isn't much recent info on this: OCI Application - Spouse of non Indian Origin (I'm British with OCI card) VFS Centre: Goswell Road, London Application Date: 09/11/2018 Date of ...
by jfrusc
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4589
Views: 1056489

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Either we were lucky or you were unlucky with Walk in service at Goswell. We had no issues both times. Although we were there around 09:30 both times. NB: If Belfast is classed as London Jurisdiction I presume you should be able to drop the passport off at one of the London offices. yeah beats me r...
by jfrusc
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4589
Views: 1056489

Re: need consultant and advice : Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

hey guys just need help. i have got inquiry i couldn't get answer from no one. i am foreign nationality holding OCI Card as Indian origin the question is: my spouse (wife) foreign nationality non Indian origin which our marriage has been over 11 yeas now, can i apply OCI for her and is she legally ...
by jfrusc
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4589
Views: 1056489

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Thank you jfrusc. ILR = indefinite leave to remain in the UK (but are still Indian nationals). It is good to know we can do the process at 2 different centres. Could you elaborate a bit further on the 'walk in service' at Goswell. Looking at the current available appointments, the next one is on Ja...
by jfrusc
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI application for new born- Dont have original Marriage Certificate
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: OCI application for new born- Dont have original Marriage Certificate

NP. Probably for the best. Plus if youre planning to be here for a while you may well need it in the future anyway.
by jfrusc
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4589
Views: 1056489

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Whats ILR? On the other question yes you can submit your passport at a different centre. I submitted our applications at Goswell as they are the only ones that do walk in service. But then submitted the passport at Hounslow. OCI were received fine. Thank you jfrusc. ILR = indefinite leave to remain...
by jfrusc
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI application for new born- Dont have original Marriage Certificate
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: OCI application for new born- Dont have original Marriage Certificate

They wanted to see our original marriage certificate. Although ours was not an Indian marriage certificate, so perhaps it will be different in your case. I wouldn't hold your breath though :/
by jfrusc
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4589
Views: 1056489

Re: need consultant and advice : Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

hey guys just need help. i have got inquiry i couldn't get answer from no one. i am foreign nationality holding OCI Card as Indian origin the question is: my spouse (wife) foreign nationality non Indian origin which our marriage has been over 11 yeas now, can i apply OCI for her and is she legally ...
by jfrusc
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4589
Views: 1056489

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

It seems they were waiting for me to complain online :D checked now on a whim and its processed: Date Of Acknowledgment: 09/11/18 Documents Printing Status: 12/12/18 Just over a month in total :) for a spouse OCI Hope the info is useful to anyone else that comes across this. I know I would have app...
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