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by sojan
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Indian Govt proposal to scrap PIO & OCI to new Card
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Indian Govt proposal to scrap PIO & OCI to new Card

I was bit shocked to see this. I can't think they will ask to pay another £150 to apply another card. Economic Times article A new Bill, which seeks to do away with the existing overseas citizen of India (OCI) card and the person of Indian origin (PIO) card, and replace them with a new overseas Indi...
by sojan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Croydon, Cardiff, or elsewhere?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Croydon, Cardiff, or elsewhere?

I haven't been to Cardiff, but been to croydon/liverpool/solihull
But I much prefer Solihull than Croydon.
Croydon is very busy and bit confusion. Solihull much friendly and less busy
by sojan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: My ILR + FLR for wife = 2 separate applications?
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: My ILR + FLR for wife = 2 separate applications?

Correct. You need to have two separate applications. You could do in same day, but defer her application by 3-4 hours.
You case is similar to mine . I've put my experience HERE
by sojan
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation and original document missing
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: The Original Life In UK Certificate

Sojan, This is a very big problem!!!!!!!!!!!!He will be stopped at supermarkets and asked to show this Certificate!! ROFL My Friend Jokes apart, the Original LIUK Cert is retained by the Home office always. They dont return it. So nothing amiss here. cheers vr :) Thanks VR. Ah, I didn't know they r...
by sojan
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation and original document missing
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Naturalisation and original document missing

One of my colleague applied for naturalisation and sent original documents by post. He got his application approved and the original documents were sent back. BUT original Life in the UK (LiUK) certificate went missing !! The enclosed documents didn't have LiUK in the list. - Tried contacting generi...
by sojan
Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Query about Path from PBS depedent to BC?
Replies: 7
Views: 808

ILR BRP is required. Check the last page of the application form for the evidence required. [/quote] Hi mate, couldn't find the ILR required in the last page. (The only mention about BRP is for EEA Section 4. Or may be I'm interpreting it incorrectly?) If you can please clarify the section, that wo...
by sojan
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Spouse Naturalisation: 2 years + 1 yr ILR Documents: Postal
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Spouse Naturalisation: 2 years + 1 yr ILR Documents: Postal

Hi guys, Just a small confusion with the documents required for spouse (single applicant) naturalisation. I'm planning to send via post & provide 1. Marriage Certificate Original 2. LIUK Original 3. Partner's Naturalisation certificate Original (british passport not present due to OCI application) 4...
by sojan
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI Collection by post
Replies: 2
Views: 402

OCI Collection by post

Hi Guys, Sorry for creating separate thread as my query in the main thread didn't get any answers. I have sent my BP via Royal Mail SD to London HCI. But its >2 weeks and have no clue what happened to the collection application. How would you track the collection of OCI by post? I have seen some of ...
by sojan
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4885
Views: 1219116

waiting for a reply...

Hi Guys,

How would you track the collection of OCI by post?

I have seen some of you guys have put "receipt" by HCI etc.. But is it the same link as tracking OCI status?
by sojan
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4885
Views: 1219116

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by sojan
Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizen's dependent Naturalisation without passport
Replies: 3
Views: 594

thanks for the question and answer.
This thread helped me as well
by sojan
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4885
Views: 1219116

OCI London

OCI Aopplication Application sent: 20-Aug-2013 (In Person, London HCI) Application received: 20-Aug-2013 Date Of Acknowledgement: 20-Aug-2013 Return of Original Surrender Certificate: 20-Aug-2013 (HCI gave back the original) Documents Printing Status PROCESSED ON: 12-Sep OCI Number: AXXXXXXXX Dispat...
by sojan
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 965
Views: 284616

Passport Surrender: In Person London

Application Date : 08/08/2013 (In Person ) Surrender Certificate Issue Date: 13/08/2013 Receipt of Surrendered certificate: 16/08/2013 (By Prepaid Special Delivery Envelope) Went around 8:15ish and there was a queue in front of VFS (around 30 people in front). I got token number 6 for passport surre...
by sojan
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: PSW to Tier1 dependent - Switching and Future
Replies: 3
Views: 477

thanks Sep08T1Applicant 1. For Point(1), I was also of the same opinion. Thanks for the link. 2. For Point(2), I got your point. In this case, can he get Entry Clearance (Tier1 dependent) from India, in Feb2014 get FLR and in Feb2015, can he go directly to citizenship if wife becomes a BC? Will gett...
by sojan
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: PSW to Tier1 dependent - Switching and Future
Replies: 3
Views: 477

PSW to Tier1 dependent - Switching and Future

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by sojan
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation for spouse and ILR criteria
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Thank you mate
by sojan
Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation for spouse and ILR criteria
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Naturalisation for spouse and ILR criteria

Hi Guys, Could you please clarify on below situation 1. Husband became UK citizen in July 2013 (but nowhere is mentioned about spouse in british Passport) 2. Wife became ILR (from Tier1 dependent/FLR) in Dec 2012 (i.e. Wife will complete 1 year post ILR only @Dec 2013 ) 3. But Wife becomes 3 years i...
by sojan
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Passport surrender
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Thanks for the question and Thanks for the answer.
Saved me from asking another question :)
by sojan
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: After surrendering Indian Passport, what ID's you retain?
Replies: 4
Views: 2028

If you renounce indian citizenship and surrender the passport you also lose voting rights - voter id card needs to be returned. PAN should remain valid For any identification purpose in India OCI or PIO booklet will normally suffice. However British passport will be primary identification document....
by sojan
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI Check List
Replies: 27
Views: 9064

Re: Indian/British Passport Copy

Guys, when u say passport copy, Does it mean - Whole pages of Passport OR - Used Pages of Passport OR - Pages containing personal information (1st and last pages) Could you also please confirm if this is the same for Indian as well British Passport? For the purpose of OCI application just the photo...
by sojan
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: After surrendering Indian Passport, what ID's you retain?
Replies: 4
Views: 2028

After surrendering Indian Passport, what ID's you retain?

Friends, Just thought of getting your inputs about various Identification documents , you plan to have after surrendering Indian passport. (and their validity). I Don't know if they can be used technically, but should be Ok for day-to-day life in India (like opening bank account, Address Proof in In...
by sojan
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI Check List
Replies: 27
Views: 9064

Indian/British Passport Copy

Guys,
when u say passport copy,
Does it mean

- Whole pages of Passport
OR
- Used Pages of Passport
OR
- Pages containing personal information (1st and last pages)


Could you also please confirm if this is the same for Indian as well British Passport?
by sojan
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Advise - postal or in-person OCI application at HCI London
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Update

Just an update. I applied in person on the 14th of June and my Documents were received back in London on the 11th of July. I collected them by post (sent docs on 11th of July and got them back on the 15th of July) thank you for your help Thanks for the info. When u say "collected them by post", did...
by sojan
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 965
Views: 284616

Application Date : 15/07/2013 (POST - Hayes ) VFS Received On: 16/07/2013 VFS sent to HCI : 17/07/2013 HCI Under processing confirmation : 18/07/2013 Surrender Certificate Issue Date: 19/07/2013 Receipt of Surrendered certificate: 20/07/2013 In total 4 working days excluding the day of posting and ...
by sojan
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremonies - private vs public
Replies: 45
Views: 19018

What's the real difference b/w Private and Public Ceremony?

Folks,
any difference in between private & public ceremony from a process perspective?
Any documents we need to take alongside private ceremony?
How long it takes for private ceremony?
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