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by gidoc
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI stamping on Passport by someone else then main applicant
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Just send an authority letter and some proof of his own id if required, should have no problem
by gidoc
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: How to pay in person at HCI London
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Debit cards should be accepted
by gidoc
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI Application Black-And-White or Colour Photocopies ?
Replies: 11
Views: 8460

Can anyone who has already applied for OCI/ received the OCI successfully share their experience in terms of photocopies that we need to submit. While the list is quite clear i am not sure whether we need to submit B&W or colour photocopies? >>> Two sets of application is desirable, no need for colo...
by gidoc
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: No Clear view yet on Travelling abroad after Ceremony?
Replies: 1
Views: 993

>>I am planning to travel India after ceremony as I don't have enough time to apply for British Passport and Indian Visa, People discussed this topic but still the thing is not clear what to do when returning back to UK Airport.>> There is no right way I have said this on this forum time and again. ...
by gidoc
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: PIO Application Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 835

by gidoc
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI application
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Will need a notarised affidavit for lost passport.
by gidoc
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrender of Indian passport- URGENT
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Submit and collect in person at London VFS- turnaround is 5-7 days
by gidoc
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Spouse of Indian citizen becoming British - PIO status?
Replies: 1
Views: 613

I dont think you need to do anything.
by gidoc
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI acknowledgement
Replies: 2
Views: 784

I am presumimg there are two different applications, its possible that they have been dealt with separately. Best to wait for another week before calling them.
by gidoc
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British registration Form T supporting documents.
Replies: 18
Views: 6342

Read here, it depends on the Nationality of your parents and your date of birth
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/briti ... istration/
by gidoc
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport - Query
Replies: 7
Views: 2982

>>1. Section 5 which is related to "place of naturalization". It just says "home office London". In this case, do I need to fill place as London or my county where I got the certificate? Write just that - home office London >>2. Section 9 - declaration. In signature box - it marks as "Put date in bo...
by gidoc
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 946
Views: 280657

>>One more question please and please excuse my ignorance but I've never applied to VFS by post before. Can I just send a normal A4 envelope with my postal application for return of documents or does it need to be a special Royal mail envelope? Same with sending the application?>> Its not rocket sci...
by gidoc
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI
Replies: 1
Views: 574

No need to write spouse details if she is not applying for OCI.
by gidoc
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Travelling without Visa to India - new british citizen
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Keep reading the threads in here for info
by gidoc
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Can Indian Passport be surendered & OCI be applied in In
Replies: 8
Views: 3845

>How about Surrendering Indian Passport and Applying for Indian VISA (1 Year Visa) ? As most probably I will be returning back after 5-6 months , Can I apply OCI from (Delhi) India and then return back ? Evrything is worth a try but as said before, youre trying hard to make the situation complex. Ch...
by gidoc
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Can Indian Passport be surendered & OCI be applied in In
Replies: 8
Views: 3845

Good try in making the situation more complex. Decide your priorities. Keep it simple, do not try and save money and get 'more heartaches' and ' uncertainities'* If you have had your interview, you should get your UK passport in 5 working days. You should ideally then surrender your Indian PP( appl...
by gidoc
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: PIO application for British child to parents on ILR
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

Most posts used to say that Birmingham has considerable delay as compared to London.
by gidoc
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrender certificate + OCI
Replies: 25
Views: 9836

This info is from the website, so you would have looekd at it anyway.

SC takes 7-10 days, OCI will take about 8 wks, on postal application. This is standard. If you apply in person this decreases by2-4 wks as the maximum delay is in registering.
by gidoc
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrender certificate + OCI
Replies: 25
Views: 9836

>> Is there any way that I can apply for surrender certificate and OCI at the same time? The reason I'm asking is that I may need to travel to India on short notice due to a family issue>> Usually not possible but worth a try, however you will need to go personally to VFS >>If not then I intend to a...
by gidoc
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Indian handwritten passport re-issue timing from London
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

This means your file will have to be retrieved from the office where passport was issued, it may take quite sometime.
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