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by PG1983
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4927
Views: 1227099

OCI for 1 adult

Application Date : 3 Nov 2012 (postal application)
Date of acknowledgement : 22 Nov 2012
Photo/Signature Scanned : 27 Nov 2012
Registration granted : not yet
Documents printed : not yet
Dispatched from Delhi : not yet
Documents Recd London : not yet
by PG1983
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Acknowledgement Number for Postal Application for OCI
Replies: 10
Views: 3879

I checked this morning and my application has finally been acknowledged. So here's my timeline so far: OCI for 1 adult Application Date : 3 Nov 2012 (postal application) Date of acknowledgement : 22 Nov 2012 Photo/Signature Scanned : 27 Nov 2012 Registration granted : not yet Documents printed : not...
by PG1983
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Acknowledgement Number for Postal Application for OCI
Replies: 10
Views: 3879

I'm in the same boat, I sent my postal application on 5th Nov and still awaiting the acknowledgement. Will just have to keep checking online, hopefully it will be acknowledged this week.
by PG1983
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4927
Views: 1227099

OCI for 1 adult

Application Date : 3 Nov 2012 (postal application)
Date of acknowledgement : not yet
Photo/Signature Scanned : not yet
Registration granted : not yet
Documents printed : not yet
Dispatched from Delhi : not yet
Documents Recd London : not yet
by PG1983
Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4927
Views: 1227099

Well that is contrary to what is mentioned on the HCI website at this time. I think I'll take my chances and send photocopies with my postal application. Will let you know how it progresses.
by PG1983
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrender of Indian passport- URGENT
Replies: 10
Views: 2090

Mine took 10 days by postal application and I posted it late on a Saturday.
by PG1983
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: "Surrender of the Indian passport" guidance notes
Replies: 22
Views: 10084

I applied for SC on 17/10 by post and received it on 27/10. I don't think the name field makes a difference from what you're saying. Its just Indian bureaucracy which likes to complicate things as much as humanly possible :-) On to the OCI application now.
by PG1983
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship test.
Replies: 14
Views: 1397

There are lots of websites with free practice questions just do a search. And you can also usually get the Citizenship guide from your nearest library.
by PG1983
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrender certificate + OCI
Replies: 25
Views: 9961

Thanks that's what I'm going to do.
by PG1983
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4927
Views: 1227099

PG1983 - You will need 2 photos and you will need to send originals. Send SAE with them so they will post originals backs asap. SC Should be enough, however I would send the copies of each used page of the indian passport as well. My advice would be to go down in person if you can , will save at le...
by PG1983
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4927
Views: 1227099

A question regarding OCI application, is the SC enough to establish Indian origin or do I need to submit photocopy of the cancelled Indian passport? Here is my list of douments with my postal application: 1. Application Form (with 1 photo) 2. Copy of photo page of British passport 3. Copy of natural...
by PG1983
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrender certificate + OCI
Replies: 25
Views: 9961

I have received my SC now. It took exactly 10 days from application. Now my question is regarding OCI application, is the SC enough to establish Indian origin or do I need to submit photocopy of the cancelled Indian passport? Here is my list of douments with my postal application: 1. Application For...
by PG1983
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI Application Black-And-White or Colour Photocopies ?
Replies: 11
Views: 8740

Are you sure that duplicate copy of the form is not needed? The reason I'm asking is, in the OCI Form notes after the Date and signature section point 7.10 read 'This form when completed should be submitted in duplicate (both sets must have original photograph and signature alongwith enclosures)' Is...
by PG1983
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: First British Passport after Naturalisation - annoyed!
Replies: 8
Views: 10081

I have always understood that for naturalised citizens this is not required. This is clearly something that has been very recently brought in as I applied in end September and didn't fill in the parents/grandparents details. I received my passport about 24 days after application through PO Check & S...
by PG1983
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 983
Views: 287519

Surrendering 1 Adult passport

Mode of application: Postal
Date of application: 27/10/2012
Application Sent to VFS: 29/10/2012
SC Received: 30/10/2012
by PG1983
Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Confused about Indian Visa, PIO/OCI after British passport
Replies: 15
Views: 13541

It is a punishable offence to travel on an Indian passport after acquiring Foreign citizenship. I think it is about £145 fine for each time you travel.
by PG1983
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrender certificate + OCI
Replies: 25
Views: 9961

I have got a reply back from VFS re my query. Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your email. Please note that applicants cannot apply for a surrender certificate and OCI application at the same time. However, they need to first obtain the Surrender Certificate as surrender certificate is a mandatory docu...
by PG1983
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: PIO application for British child to parents on ILR
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

1. I cannot recall what documents exactly that I submitted when I applied for PIO for my son but from what I recall Parents passport, child's passport and birth certificate should be sufficient. Please remember to take a photocopy of all the documents as they don't keep the originals when you apply ...
by PG1983
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrender certificate + OCI
Replies: 25
Views: 9961

Is that usual or is it just because it is a busy period? 2 months seems to be a long time!

And can anyone help with the fees and method of payment?

Thanks
by PG1983
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: "Surrender of the Indian passport" guidance notes
Replies: 22
Views: 10084

Thanks, this is very useful. I did not even think about writing surname first in the 2nd field.
by PG1983
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 983
Views: 287519

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?
by PG1983
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrender certificate + OCI
Replies: 25
Views: 9961

Surrender certificate + OCI

Hi All, I've just received my British passport and I intend to apply for OCI now and have a few questions: 1. 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. If no...
by PG1983
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 983
Views: 287519

I'm about to apply for surrender certificate for myself. The photocopies of Indian passport, Uk Passport, Naturalisation certificate have to be self-attested. Does this mean just sign and date or do I need to add some words as well?
by PG1983
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Interview
Replies: 4
Views: 13451

Just to update everyone, I received my passport yesterday :D It was 10 days from interview letter to receiving my passport, great sevice by IPS :D Eligibility criteria: 5 Year Work Permit + 1Year ILR (Single Application) Method of Application NCS Milton Keynes Date of application: 17/04/12 Date of r...
by PG1983
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Interview
Replies: 4
Views: 13451

No problem. I was a little nervous about what questions they were going to ask but as I said already the lady was very friendly and just chatted about my work to put me at ease. All in all I would advise everybody just to photocopy their passport and naturalisation applications and be familiar with ...
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