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by imranb
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229641

Re: MY OCI Timeline

Updated:
imranb wrote:In person application at CGI Birmingham (2 Adults + 2 Minors)
Date of Application : 02-DEC-2013
Date Of Acknowledgment : 02-DEC-2013
Documents Printing Status : Processed on 06-Jan-2014
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) : New Delhi on 07-Jan-2014
Document received At : TBC
by imranb
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229641

Re: MY OCI Timeline

In person application at CGI Birmingham (2 Adults + 2 Minors)
Date of Application : 02-DEC-2013
Date Of Acknowledgment : 02-DEC-2013
Documents Printing Status : Processed on 06-Jan-2014
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) : New Delhi on 07-Jan-2014
Document received At : TBC
by imranb
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229641

Re: OCI applied in person at CGI Birmingham

cpcg wrote:Applied for OCI at CGI Birmingham in person for whole family (2+2) - 12/12/2013
Will update the progress accordingly
I too have applied for OCI at Birmingham for family (2+2) on 2/12. Lets keep each other posted about our progress.
by imranb
Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Is PIO a safer bet than OCI?
Replies: 19
Views: 1471

I had my doubts around this OCI mess (well, visa as they say!) ever since i first read the wording on the eligibility section in HCI website – i.e. “the applicant’s country should allow dual citizenship for India to grant OCI to the applicant” :) For a visa????? such a requirement!!!! I am not goin...
by imranb
Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Adult + Minor OCI application - does my wife need to attest?
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Ayyubi72 wrote:No.
She need not sign on the copies that you have attested. One parent's attesting is enough. But remember to take your wife's signature on the Part B of your child's application.
by imranb
Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Truths about OCI
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Truths about OCI

jacsll55 wrote:Nice report about the facts many don't know about OCI and think it is LIFELONG!

http://www.firstpost.com/world/why-the- ... 08926.html
Interesting! And the comments underneath the article are more interesting :-) Thanks for sharing.
by imranb
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI application Birmingham experience
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: OCI application Birmingham experience

Can someone please help what time I need to be realistically there to get the token in the morning. Obviously I can go very early but don't want to freeze in this cold unnecessarily. Thanks I was there this Monday. Reached at 7:30 am, and my number in the OCI queue was 5th. So I would recommend to ...
by imranb
Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Request for help with OCI Applications
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: thanks for sharing your valuable experince

hi imran, i really feel sorry for u but thank you very much for sharing ur experience. i would have done the same mistake (ftravelling rom manchester) had i not gone thruogh ur post. CGI birmingham staff are dumb and stupids. they got no commonsense and very unfriendly. if i were u i would have rea...
by imranb
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Request for help with OCI Applications
Replies: 7
Views: 696

2 x( 4 x A + 1 x B) plus 1 set of documents Many Thanks 'ban.s' Had a very disappointing and wasted day today at Birmingham High Commission. They did not expect 2 x ( 4 x A + 1 x B), but they expected 2 x( 4 x A + 4 x B). I do not blame you ban.s, that is what anyone would imply from what is mentio...
by imranb
Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Request for help with OCI Applications
Replies: 7
Views: 696

ban.s wrote:2 x( 4 x A + 1 x B)
plus 1 set of documents
Many Thanks 'ban.s'
by imranb
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Urgent: How many sets of OCI application
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Hi Anant,

I had posted a similar query in another thread, but neither of us have had responses. Could you please advise if you have had any confirmation on how many sets of applications to be submitted?

Best Regards,
Imran
by imranb
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Request for help with OCI Applications
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Request for help with OCI Applications

I have completed online OCI forms for myself, wife and 2 minor children, and intend to submit these in person at the Birmingham Indian High Commission. After completing both sections A and B for the family, I have been able to download the PDF. This PDF comes up with Section A for each of the 4 of f...
by imranb
Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Primary school admission for a British citizen on OCI
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: Primary school admission for a British citizen on OCI

Hello friends, just wondering if I could get some professional advise on the issue I am facing at present. we have recently travelled to India. me, my wife and 3 kids are all british citizen and are on OCI. my son is 6 years old and we are thinking of settling here in india but are facing trouble i...
by imranb
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Regaining of Indian Citizenship
Replies: 18
Views: 2544

It's not about moving back to India after obtaining BC, but moving back and surrendering BC (and regaining Indian citizenship) within a couple of years. Is there any practical advtange of doing it (that can't be achived with an OCI)? I kind of agree with ban.s. It is all very well to go back and re...
by imranb
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 986
Views: 288364

Sorry to hear that, @imranb. I would suggest to anyone that if you are in a hurry, just apply to VFS London Thanks Tintin. Unfortunately that option of going to VFS London does not exist as we have to apply as per the jurisdictions they have defined according to the address we live at. So if I live...
by imranb
Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 986
Views: 288364

Sorry to hear that, @imranb. I would suggest to anyone that if you are in a hurry, just apply to VFS London Thanks Tintin. Unfortunately that option of going to VFS London does not exist as we have to apply as per the jurisdictions they have defined according to the address we live at. So if I live...
by imranb
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 986
Views: 288364

Re: Application Status

Applied today at Goswell Road Submission (@ VFS Goswell Road): 04th July 2013 Text confirming dispatch to HCI: Text confirming application under process: Text confirming certificate ready for pick-up: I am still waiting for my application to progress that was submitted on 17th June at Birmingham VF...
by imranb
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Indian Visa Query
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Hi, I was granted Indian Visa a few weeks ago. The process was very smooth and just took two working days to get back my British passport with Indian visa stamped. Regarding your question, I said 'NO'. If you want to be very sure, call VFS. There is a 020 number on their website. They were very hel...
by imranb
Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Regaining of Indian Citizenship
Replies: 18
Views: 2544

ban.s wrote:after 5 years of OCI with last 12 months residence in India.
And just to add to that, children cannot relinquish their British Citizenship until they turn 18. So effectively children are ruled out to become Indian again until they become adults.
by imranb
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendering Indian Passport at Birmingham
Replies: 4
Views: 725

hi imranb have you got your surrender certificate or not? I submitted on 2nd july in london office and today got the email that decision has been made. looks like a +ve news but cant be sure unless i get to see the docs. Shall pick up the docs next week. I had submitted my application on 17th June ...
by imranb
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: India Tourist Visa - Previous travel & Photo requirement
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: India Tourist Visa - Previous travel & Photo require

Hi, 2. On the application form, there is a question, "Have you ever been to India before"... Now considering I had Indian citizen then obvious answer I can think of is "Yes"... but then it ask for previous visa details that makes me think they may be talking about previous visits not as Indian, i.e...
by imranb
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Indian Visa Query
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

samrat_g wrote:Please can anyone give me some suggestion.
Hi Samrat,

How did you get along with your Indian Visa. What did you eventually fill in in the 'Have you travelled to India before' section? I am in a similar predicament and am struggling with the Indian Visa form. Please advise.

Regards,
Imran
by imranb
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Indian visa online - help please
Replies: 3
Views: 521

emanjuk wrote:thank you
Hi,
I have the same issue as yours. Can you please advise what option you ended up selecting finally on the Indian Visa form?

Regards,
Imran
by imranb
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Trouble completing Indian Visa Form
Replies: 0
Views: 227

Trouble completing Indian Visa Form

I have recently become a Naturalised British Citizen and have received my British Passport. I was a Indian National earlier. Now I am applying for an Indian Visa to travel to India. In the application form for Indian Visa, it asks if I have travelled to India before. If I answer 'Yes', it insists on...
by imranb
Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 986
Views: 288364

Re: Application Status

Applied today at Goswell Road Submission (@ VFS Goswell Road): 04th July 2013 Text confirming dispatch to HCI: Text confirming application under process: Text confirming certificate ready for pick-up: I am still waiting for my application to progress that was submitted on 17th June at Birmingham VF...
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