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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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anub     02/06/2020 14:10 PM
 


I need to apply for new OCI card due to change of passport no. I was advised by the immigration officer in delhi when I landed in Jan 2020.

I filled the part A successfully.

When I am trying to fill part B, I am getting an SOME ERROR OCCURRED message . I cannot proceed further.

Please advise what to do.

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travs     02/05/2020 18:50 PM
 


I submitted my OCI application along with supporting documents via FedEx which were delivered to CKGS San Francisco on Feb 03, 2020. And I got a text confirmation from CKGS about the same.

However, for the past two days, my application is still in status ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'. Looking at the other applicants timeline and my own experience with Renunciation, it generally does not take CKGS more than a day to verify the documents and update the status of verification.

Any other applicant went through this same experience at SF or any other US office? Thanks!

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pk1900     02/04/2020 02:35 AM
 


It took 2 months end to end from receipt of my OCI application in SFO to receiving the new OCI card. Here's the timeline below

Indian Govt Website

Date Of Acknowledgment: 06-DEC-2019
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On: 24-JAN-2020
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On: 27-JAN-2020
Document received At SAN FRANCISCO On: 31-JAN-2020

CKGS Website

Jan 31, 2020: OCI Card picked up by FedEx.
Jan 31, 2020: Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
Jan 29, 2020: Your OCI card has been 'Dispatched' from India to the Embassy / Consulate. It will take 1 to 2 weeks before it arrives. Please continue tracking your application status online.
Dec 05, 2019: Passport picked up by FedEx.
Dec 05, 2019: Original Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.
Dec 05, 2019: Passport 'Reviewed' by Consulate and is ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
Dec 05, 2019: Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.
Dec 04, 2019: Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.
Dec 04, 2019: Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.
Dec 03, 2019: Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.
Dec 03, 2019: Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

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amehta4128     01/31/2020 11:14 AM
 


I am 19 years old, a US Born Citizen. My father is Indian citizen with US Green card, and my mother is currently US Citizen and she was previously a Indian citizen. However she does not have canceled Indian passport only surrendered Indian citizenship certificate.
Also I do not have my grandparents information as they are not around.

Is it possible for me to get OCI based on my fathers Indian citizenship and my mother has US Citizenship and only Indian Surrendered Certificate?

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sides     01/30/2020 18:59 PM
 


i am going to submit my Oci application on Friday 31st Jan 2020 ...i know it takes 8 to 10 weeks to get OCI card ..i have an upcoming trip on March 9 to Mexico .CAN anyone tell me how long do we get Usa passport back from the Embasy after verification

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