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dixit78     02/15/2020 15:45 PM
 


I live in SFO jurisdiction, I recently read that we can apply in any jurisdiction, has anyone applied to NY jurisdiction? Thank You.

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pramjam892     02/13/2020 21:46 PM
 


Application for new OCI Submitted at NY Consulate.

While preparing for the application, make sure you are careful about the following things:
1. Photo size and specs
2. Signature size and specs
3. Place of birth (be careful what you put in, call and ask them if needed. It should be exactly as on your passport, but they have drop down menus for country, state, etc., so it can be confusing)
4. Make sure your name, address, parents name, occupation are filled correctly.

I had a smooth experience, but I was a bit nervous about whether or not it will go through without any incident. I would suggest to read the instructions again and again, and call them if you have any questions.

Fed 12, 2020 - Wednesday 11:30 am OCI card delivered by FexEx

Feb 11, 2020 - Tuesday 09:56 am OCI Card picked up by FedEx.

Feb 11, 2020 - Tuesday 09:44 am OCI Card ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Feb 11, 2020 - Tuesday 09:36 am Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.

Jan 17, 2020 - Friday 11:48 am Passport picked up by FedEx.

Jan 17, 2020 - Friday 11:39 am Original Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Jan 17, 2020 - Friday 11:39 am Passport 'Reviewed' by Consulate and is ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.

Jan 17, 2020 - Friday 10:11 am Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Jan 16, 2020 - Thursday 05:15 pm Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Jan 16, 2020 - Thursday 10:30 am Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Jan 15, 2020 - Wednesday 03:44 pm Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

Jan 15, 2020 - Wednesday 11:38 am Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

Jan 13, 2020 - Monday 08:30 pm Application package dropped at Fedex

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atlanta1     02/12/2020 11:54 AM
 


Most pleasant experience in Atlanta. Kudos to everyone involved in the process.

New OCI card received in 10 calendar days (7 calendar days after all documents at CKGS).

Feb 12, 2020 - Wednesday 11:05 AM OCI Card Received at home.

Feb 11, 2020 - Tuesday 04:57 pm OCI Card picked up by FedEx.

Feb 11, 2020 - Tuesday 12:00 pm OCI Card ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre

Feb 11, 2020 - Tuesday 11:59 am ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 
Feb 06, 2020 - Thursday 11:10 am Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Feb 06, 2020 - Thursday 11:05 am Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Feb 06, 2020 - Thursday 10:09 am Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Feb 05, 2020 - Wednesday 01:46 pm Application is ‘Verified and Reprocessed’ at CKGS.

Feb 05, 2020 - Wednesday 01:46 pm
We have 'Received' the 'Incomplete Documents' mentioned below
Submitted photo and affidavit in person on Feb 5 at 10 AM. The lady at CKGS Atlanta office was knowledgeable, courteous and efficient

Feb 03, 2020 - Monday
05:12 pm Your Application is 'On Hold' due to the 'Incomplete Documents'.
My Photo was not per spec & Affidavit not correct

Feb 03, 2020 - Monday 05:07 pm Your Application 'Received by CKGS and "Not Verified".

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gouri228     02/12/2020 11:30 AM
 


Recently, a friend of mine worked with a New Jersey-based firm to get the OCI re-issuance processed and returned in his hand in about 10 days.

The firm charged a nice fee for its service. The good (in fact, great) news is that it delivered the promised result. The OCI was processed via the NYC Consulate, where, I am aware that, things are done at a much faster pace than that in other centers in US, like DC.

Nevertheless, I was floored to see that kind of fast result. I have submitted my re-issuance application to CKGS DC some 12 days ago. It is currently in the dead zone showing as “Under Process” at the Embassy.

Has anyone else used expedited services like the one in NJ? Does this suggest that there is a fasttrack process, by both CKGS and the consulate / embassy for the right price?

I am interested in hearing your experience about this.

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AVP_1982     02/12/2020 10:01 AM
 


Super quick service at the Chicago Consulate. End to end process in 5 days. Super Impressed.

Feb 11, 2020 : OCI card on hand with me.
Feb 10, 2020 : OCI Card picked up by FedEx.
Feb 10, 2020 : OCI Card ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.
Feb 10, 2020 : Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
Feb 07, 2020 : Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.
Feb 06, 2020 : Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.
Feb 05, 2020 : Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.
Feb 05, 2020 : Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.
Feb 05, 2020 : Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.
Feb 04, 2020 : Application posted / FEDEX label printed via the CKGS site.

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vkumar83     02/11/2020 10:10 AM
 


Can somebody answer the below questions for a minor child OCI application:

1. Do we have to apply for renunciation for a US born minor child with the US Passport, there is no Indian Passport to surrender? (both parents indian citizens)
2. To upload the photo in the online application, Can i use the scan of the Passport size photo as specified in specifications?
3. For a minor child the signature upload is it just a finger print scan on a white paper?
4. Do we have to get the child Birth certificate notarized?

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karthikpj     02/11/2020 09:02 AM
 


Adding my experience below for renunciation and first time OCI application at CGI - New York.

I had one minor name change:
 - from Given Name = "A", Surname = "B C" in India passport
 - to Given Name = "A B", Surname = "C" in US passport.
I attached a notarized 'name split affidavit' for this.

RENUNCIATION:
30-DEC-2019: Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'
30-DEC-2019: Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue
30-DEC-2019: Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS
31-DEC-2019: Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate
02-JAN-2020: Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making
02-JAN-2020: Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre
02-JAN-2020: Renunciation Certificate ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery
02-JAN-2020: Renunciation Certificate picked up by FedEx

OCI APPLICATION (in CKGS):
13-JAN-2020: Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'
13-JAN-2020: Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue
14-JAN-2020: Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS
14-JAN-2020: Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate
15-JAN-2020: Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making
16-JAN-2020: Passport 'Reviewed' by Consulate and is ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre
16-JAN-2020: Original Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery
16-JAN-2020: Passport picked up by FedEx
16-JAN-2020, in Govt. website: Date of Acknowledgement
17-JAN-2020, in Govt. website: Application Under Process
05-FEB-2020, in Govt. website: Document Printing Status PROCESSED
06-FEB-2020, in Govt. website: Dispatched from MEA (OCI) New Delhi
06-FEB-2020, in Govt. website: Document received at New York CGI
06-FEB-2020: Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre
07-FEB-2020: OCI Card ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery
07-FEB-2020: OCI Card picked up by FedEx

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Lihkin     02/09/2020 08:46 AM
 


Hi all,

Per the recent memo, it seems we can now apply for the OCI in any mission in the US. Has anyone in the SF jurisdiction applied to a different location (like NY)? I am going to be applying for my OCI, but I would rather apply to a location with faster processing times.

Thanks.

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dixit78     02/08/2020 23:20 PM
 


Filed - Jan 13th, 2020
Card Dispatched - 2/7/2020
Card will be received on 2/10/2020

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ssjgoku     02/06/2020 20:18 PM
 


Folks who recently applied for OCI card for minor whose parents are both Indian citizens, do I need to upload apostilled birth certificate for the minor? Google search didn't provide a clear answer and am planning to call CKGS tomorrow, but if someone can provide an answer before that, will be very helpful.

Thanks

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