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by amazingneo
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1228073

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Hi Guys, I am applying for OCI and i see the below documents needs to be uploaded. Current valid passport Letter from employer/Pay Slip/Proof of own business/Student ID card/Proof of last employment. Naturalization/Registration Certificate Surrender Certificate/Renunciation certificate Indian passp...
by amazingneo
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1228073

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Anyone has any idea of "actual" processing time for OCI (London)?
They quoted 6-8 weeks, but going by past timelines in this thread, it has generally take 4 weeks end-to-end.
by amazingneo
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1228073

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Hi dhruv4500 Did you get any response regarding your query? I have similar issue as I had submitted my documents in December and now have my new appointment date in April. I am not sure if I need to resubmit fresh documents including company letter etc. or if I continue to use my previously submitt...
by amazingneo
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1228073

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

bcilr18 wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:41 pm
Hi,

Are only London VFS centres open now? I am looking for a date in Manchester and seems like they are closed. Anyone else looking for OCI appt in Manchester?

Thanks
Yes, London is now open. Appointments resumed from 1st March.
by amazingneo
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1228073

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Does anyone know if Royal mail pre-paid self-printed labels will be accepted with OCI application at VFS Hounslow? The Royal mail website shows that the printed label is valid for 7 working days, but I guess the OCI application processing will take more than 7 working days, so eventually when HCI/VF...
by amazingneo
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19
Replies: 5620
Views: 464308

Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

REDBRIDGE Council: Approved: 1-Sep-2020 Invitation Letter Received: 5-Nov-2020 (date of letter: 27-Oct-2020) Ceremony Booked for: 10-Nov-2020 (just received a call from them) Good luck to me and all. PS - Redbridge has plenty of slots available now for virtual ceremonies, and they are also conducti...
by amazingneo
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19
Replies: 5620
Views: 464308

Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

REDBRIDGE Council: Approved: 1-Sep-2020 Invitation Letter Received: 5-Nov-2020 (date of letter: 27-Oct-2020) Ceremony Booked for: 10-Nov-2020 (just received a call from them) Good luck to me and all. PS - Redbridge has plenty of slots available now for virtual ceremonies, and they are also conductin...
by amazingneo
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19
Replies: 5620
Views: 464308

Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Received invitation letter today. Approval date: 1st Sep 2020 (via email same date) Invitation letter date: 27 Oct 2020 (printed on letter) Invitation letter received (post): 5 Nov 2020 Last week Redbridge council mentioned they have just started receiving July approved certificates. I have contacte...
by amazingneo
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19
Replies: 5620
Views: 464308

Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Update from Redbridge council they will be conducting cermonies via Microsoft Team. But they said they have only receive certificates till July. I concur. That is the same response I received. If it is true then Redbridge is really behind other councils as they seem to have only started to receive ...
by amazingneo
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 201219

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

Fell like regretting now by not opting out. What a joke seriously!! You never know, you may get moved on to the 'next stage' even before most of the appoints (over next 2 weeks) secured by those who opted-out. I do not have any trust on the processing timelines even after the appoint/biometrics is ...
by amazingneo
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 201219

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

IF I CANCEL my appointment and rebook to another date, will UKVCAS charge the fees the second time??? Given the situation, I would advise you to stay put with what you got now. Yeah.. in the hurry, I did not check in Croydon carefully, almost scanned through rest of the London ones. I totally misse...
by amazingneo
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 201219

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

IF I CANCEL my appointment and rebook to another date, will UKVCAS charge the fees the second time??? Given the situation, I would advise you to stay put with what you got now. Yeah.. in the hurry, I did not check in Croydon carefully, almost scanned through rest of the London ones. I totally misse...
by amazingneo
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 201219

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

IF I CANCEL my appointment and rebook to another date, will UKVCAS charge the fees the second time???
by amazingneo
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 201219

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

Received appointment booking invitation 15 mins back. Booked one for 1st Sep (Mark Lane). Earliest availability in London area was from the week starting 24th Aug
by amazingneo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)
Replies: 9318
Views: 692616

Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

My honest thought is that they will open up booking today. The reason for them saying to expect the email this week is that for some reason their mail servers seem to be very slow and appears to send out emails over several days. I also think that if it was not today, 5pm seems to be an odd deadlin...
by amazingneo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 201219

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

Anyone got any communication from UKVCAS? (Today is 10th so I was expecting something to be in my inbox when I wake up) It will probably be after 1700, these guy's are playing games. They will probably wait until the final group's deadline of today opt-out passes. It's like playing with our minds, ...
by amazingneo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 201219

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

Anyone got any communication from UKVCAS? (Today is 10th so I was expecting something to be in my inbox when I wake up)
by amazingneo
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 201219

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

Latest UKVCAS update 8th August: https://www.ukvcas.co.uk/flash-message-detail?flashmessageId=74833 So now they have changed the wording regarding IDV APP. Previously they said : IDV App will launch beginning of August Now they are saying: IDV App will launch beginning August. Money making machine ...
by amazingneo
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)
Replies: 9318
Views: 692616

Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Believe people seem to want to be opting out as there is an indication that it might be a 'faster process', based on the email we received. However, if literally everyone 'opts out' then surely it cancels it out - as getting an appointment will be next to impossible. Doesn't look many will opt-out ...
by amazingneo
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 201219

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

Spoke with CIH team, and after much probing (still they did not sound very confident), they mentioned that App may not be released before 31st Aug at least . I am unsure this is any formal info, so you may wanna check with CIH team yourself. Last few times I called them they never mentioned any info...
by amazingneo
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)
Replies: 9318
Views: 692616

Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Quickresponse wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:19 am
Checked yesterday for London and nothing available till Oct so I am still deciding shall I opt out or in 🧐
Thanks. I just opted-out. Hoping that April applicants will have some sort of priority over the later applicants for the new slots released by UKVCAS.
by amazingneo
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 201219

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

So today is the cut-off date for this mysterious opt-out. Apart from doing a toss with a coin, any other reasonable basis to choose one over the other? NOT OPTING OUT -> Pro: Possibly save some money (or, could it be chargeable too?), Save one trip to the centre. Cons: Further/uncertain delays OPTI...
by amazingneo
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 201219

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

For those that applied in July and eligible for a UKVCAS appointment, have you been able to find any free appointments in August, and if so, where? The earliest I could find was 1st September. There were several appointments in August but all charged at £110 or £135 Which location is available in A...
by amazingneo
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)
Replies: 2486
Views: 201219

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

So today is the cut-off date for this mysterious opt-out. Apart from doing a toss with a coin, any other reasonable basis to choose one over the other? NOT OPTING OUT -> Pro: Possibly save some money (or, could it be chargeable too?), Save one trip to the centre. Cons: Further/uncertain delays OPTIN...
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