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by Showy
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Re: Postal

Has anybody used postal service to receive OCI in India from Birmingham? I did and it took around 3 weeks, including 2 e-mails and a phone call...and if you read the above from Sheff, it was nearly the same for him...If possible better to go in person... Hope this helps.. Did you use postal service...
by Showy
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Postal

ykalamkar wrote:Has anybody used postal service to receive OCI in India from Birmingham?
I did and it took around 3 weeks, including 2 e-mails and a phone call...and if you read the above from Sheff, it was nearly the same for him...If possible better to go in person...

Hope this helps..
by Showy
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

ykalamkar wrote:Hi Showy,
What was the phone number for Birmingham office ??? I have e mailed so many times but hasn't had a reply yet!
OCI queries: 0121-236-3109 ( I called this one)
Passport, PIO and Consul Services: 0121-212-2782
Visa Services: 09057570045 (premium rate)


Thanks
by Showy
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Re: OCI collection from Birmingham by pOST

Hi Can anyone advises how long does it take to get the OCI back by post from Birmingham consulate. I sent my passport on 22nd of August by special delivery which was received by Birmingham consulate on 27th Of August...I am still waiting and have not received back my passport along with OCI? Regard...
by Showy
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Re: OCI COLLECTION - URGENT

I have heard that they usually hold it for upto 2 months and then they do attempt to contact you before making a decision...not heard of 3 weeks though...If it has arrived in Birmingham why don't you just collect it..you can pick on same day.. Two months :D That's a big relief.... One "intelligent"...
by Showy
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Re: OCI COLLECTION - URGENT

Hi Guys, I need an advise on OCI collection. My OCI card has been delivered to Birmingham CGI on 6th Sept. However I am flying out of the UK on 13th September and returning to UK on 27th September. Could someone advise me howlong Birmingham CGI hold OCI card ? I have been quoted that they hold it f...
by Showy
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

TintinHerge wrote:I submitted my British passport this morning for the OCI stamp and will be collecting it at 4.30pm today.

So will there be just a stamp on my British passport or will I be given a card as well? Just good to be sure
Stamp in passport and a OCI Booklet...
by Showy
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Re: OCI COLLECTION - URGENT

Hi Guys, I need an advise on OCI collection. My OCI card has been delivered to Birmingham CGI on 6th Sept. However I am flying out of the UK on 13th September and returning to UK on 27th September. Could someone advise me howlong Birmingham CGI hold OCI card ? I have been quoted that they hold it f...
by Showy
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Re: Yeah it took about 10 days that I say my acknowledgement

Hi What is the mail id? Is it : att.oci@hcilondon.in ? I have tried to send e-mail to this id today, but it was failed. Thanks Raj Thanks for the reassurance, I sent an e-mail over the weekend to enquire about the status which they replied to this morning giving me a different acknowledgement numbe...
by Showy
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Re: Yeah it took about 10 days that I say my acknowledgement

Hi What is the mail id? Is it : att.oci@hcilondon.in ? I have tried to send e-mail to this id today, but it was failed. Thanks Raj I was also in the similar situation, applied via post got the original documents back (with no information on what is happening) after 10 days, the status website start...
by Showy
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Is it necessary (mandatory) to send the original documents like (passports Indian and British, naturalisation certificate, surrender certificate etc..) along with the self attested photocopies when applying for OCI through the post? I know the British passport has to be sent if collecting the OCI s...
by Showy
Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Re: Yeah it took about 10 days that I say my acknowledgement

I was also in the similar situation, applied via post got the original documents back (with no information on what is happening) after 10 days, the status website started showing under process so keep calm, if you have not heard anything, its under process :) Thanks for the reassurance, I sent an e...
by Showy
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Re: OCI Acknowledgement

Are You guys tracking correctly, and not repeating the mistake I was doing, use the no. provided while filling up the form as ' Online refertence No.' and track it again. Normally acknowledgement is very fast. Hi Applied for the wife's OCI on the 16th July via post to London, all documents reached ...
by Showy
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Re: OCI Acknowledgement

Hi Applied for the wife's OCI on the 16th July via post to London, all documents reached the next day... surrender cert was returned on the 23rd July but still no acknowledgement?? reading other posts I would have thought the acknowledgement would have been done within 4 weeks, anyone else waiting ...
by Showy
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

OCI Acknowledgement

Hi Applied for the wife's OCI on the 16th July via post to London, all documents reached the next day... surrender cert was returned on the 23rd July but still no acknowledgement?? reading other posts I would have thought the acknowledgement would have been done within 4 weeks, anyone else waiting f...
by Showy
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Arrived....Phew

....And today the passports with the OCI booklets have finally arrived... :D from applying on March 12th to receiving them today nearly 4 months journey..Thanks to everybody who gave advice...but I am starting it all again from tomorrow... :( so I will be back to keep you updated... All the best to ...
by Showy
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Return of passports

Update on my Passport\OCi fiasco... I rang the embassy on the premium rate number given on the website, picked up by a lady who assured me that the passports are not lost but there is a delay in the process, they have to send them to the commissioner for a final signature before they can be released...
by Showy
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Passports Not Returned

Hi I am getting very worried now, the OCI was recieved at Birmingham around 3 weeks ago, I sent passports with relevant docs the very next day with a SDE for the return, 3 weeks now and still nothing, sent an e-mail last week and they said it was sent on the 03\07, no tracking at all on the Royal Ma...
by Showy
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Re: OCI

Hi, Please could someone post out a timeline of your OCI that would have been submitted at cgi Birmingham around 26/27 March 2013. Will be travelling to india at the end of july. Very anxious as nothing has changed since the acknowledgement. Shows as follows: acknowledgement: 26 March 2013 Underpro...
by Showy
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

OCI E-mail Address for CGI Birmingham

Just for info, the response I received with regards to my query on my passports at CGI Birmingham came from the following e-mail address.


oci.cgibir@yahoo.co.uk

May help someone.

Thanks
by Showy
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Passports

Just got an E-mail from the CGI Birmingham to say they have dispatched the passports today...phew..so fingers crossed the journey should be complete tomorrow or by Fri...and then.....All starts again for wife and kids...oh what fun... :cry:
by Showy
Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

OCI passports

Thanx for the info ChunkyBeefSoup

I will stop worrying till end of the week then...I have sent an e-mail to all the e-mail addresses I could track down at the CGI...but of course responses are rare... :(

I assume you are all sorted now...
by Showy
Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

Hi I hope someone can help with this, OCI status for myself and parents had stated that the OCI has been grated and returned to Birmingham, as I was busy and could not go to the CGI in person I posted out passports, status pages, original receipts and also a Special Delivery Envelope for the return ...
by Showy
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Postal OCI -rejected
Replies: 3
Views: 724

I had a similar issue during Surrender Certs, I applied for 2 surrender certs and sent 1 postal order that they returned, I was fuming :x as it clearly states on the surrender cert details website that a single postal order for the total is allowed, so I sent them a very angry letter as they had was...
by Showy
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229371

I appllied with my parents but of course not being a minor I applied using a separate application, I felt this was a better option as if there are any discrepencies with either application then they can be dealt with separately rather than holding both applications up, and as you will see from previ...
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