Welcome, Guest | My Profile | Tracker Home |
Experiences - OCI Card     All experiences

Disclaimer: Please note that the views presented below are from individual visitors to our website and we do not endorse them in any way and you should interpret them at entirely your own risk as we are not liable or responsible in any manner for you using any of the information presented below. Your individual experiences may vary and you should not take any decision solely based on the views posted here by the visitors to our website.

   Add your experience


ebebe     01/19/2020 13:52 PM

Received by CKGS outsourcing 11/21/2019 and sent to consulate 11/22/19. Today saw update on oci.gov.in that document processed and received at Washington DC on 1/17/2020. Still waiting for OCI Almost 60days now.

 1 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
divyeshmakwana96     01/19/2020 04:23 AM

I am traveling to India on Feb 6th and I yet have to receive my OCI Card. Below in my experience so far:

12/02/19 - Application Received at CKGS
12/04/19 - Application Under Process at the Consulate
12/04/19 - Passport Dispatched

I reached out to them for answers but it's been under process since. I might have to apply for an e-visa otherwise in next week or so.

 2 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
RoutalaS     01/17/2020 19:52 PM

Pretty Fast Renewal, probably they have started issuing OCI at Houston itself like NY Consulate.

Jan 17, 2020 - Friday12:19 pmOCI Card ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is
at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Jan 17, 2020 - Friday12:19 pmApplication 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
Jan 14, 2020 - Tuesday10:17 amApplication is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Jan 14, 2020 - Tuesday10:16 amApplication is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Jan 13, 2020 - Monday12:25 pmApplication is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Jan 10, 2020 - Friday11:33 amApplication Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

Jan 10, 2020 - Friday11:05 amApplication ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

 3 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
Royalty     01/15/2020 00:50 AM

I have applied OCI card for my Son. He is below 5 years old. The mandatory Parental Authorization form was signed by both me and my spouse (there are only signature boxes available on that page). I have Notarized it with only our signature. Now i see in another post that Baby finger Print is also required on this document. Please confirm on this. Thank you !

 3 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
shyam123     01/14/2020 10:16 AM

I am applying for my OCI renewal as I am over 50 years old.

In Part B, the first question is

1. Have you/any member of your family applied for Overseas Citizen of India registration earlier? Yes/No

It then asks for the reference number, application date and application place

My whole family already has OCI cards (me, wife and two sons). Do I need to enter the data for all four of us?

I do not remember the exact application dates as it was in 2006 but have the date of issue for all.
I was thinking of submitting the dates of Issue instead.

One of my sons has already renewed his OCI. So do I need to submit his new OCI details?

I have done a lot of search online but could not find the answer.

Thank you and appreciate your help.

 3 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
Boston_NRI     01/13/2020 09:56 AM


We have our OCI renewal application still in process, so looking to apply for E-Visa.

E-Visa application, under section: "Previous Visa / Current Visa" where it asks: "Have you ever visited India", we had visited previously using OCI (which had U VISA type), so Yes, seems right answer but then VISA type needs to be selected from list of options but (OCI) U VISA type isn't an option. So, does anyone know how to complete this section?

Marking No didn't seem logical as next question: Countries visited in 10 years will have India as answer.

Appreciate any guidance.

 1 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
nageswarap     01/12/2020 16:46 PM

Dear experts,

Quick Help : Can I apply my new US born kids OCI card when My H1B extension(on receipt number currently) is in progress ?


 1 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
wonkystats     01/08/2020 20:33 PM

Below is my experience and hopefully will be useful to some folks. I am a naturalized US citizen and took my oath in November 2019. In Chicago they have discontinued the option of renunciation + OCI so I had to do the renunciation first and get the Indian passport stamped with the cancellation stamp as well as get the renunciation certificate first. The "certificate" is just the same printout that you send out with a govt. stamp on it. Anyways after I received that I applied for the OCI booklet. Make sure to take a different photo than what you used when you applied for your US (or other) passport. Use that same photo to scan and upload on the govt. site for OCI. I submitted black and white photocopies of all the documents asked, except for the passports. I sent both the US and cancelled Indian original passports with my application. Also included the photo copies of the relevant pages asked in the CKGS checklist. The checklist is very good and explains clearly how to prepare the application. Please make sure to go through it properly before starting to fill out the forms. The passports are returned back within a week, give or take. Below is my timeline for CKGS:

Dec 13, 2019 - Friday
    05:27 pm
    Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

Dec 13, 2019 - Friday
    05:38 pm
    Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

Dec 13, 2019 - Friday
    06:06 pm
    Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Dec 16, 2019 - Monday
    11:37 am
    Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Dec 17, 2019 - Tuesday
    11:34 am
    Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Dec 18, 2019 - Wednesday
    02:49 pm
    Passport 'Reviewed' by Consulate and is ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.

Dec 18, 2019 - Wednesday
    02:49 pm
    Original Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Dec 18, 2019 - Wednesday
    04:46 pm
    Passport picked up by FedEx.

Jan 07, 2020 - Tuesday
    05:07 pm
    Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.

Jan 07, 2020 - Tuesday
    05:11 pm
    OCI Card ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Jan 07, 2020 - Tuesday
    05:23 pm
    OCI Card picked up by FedEx.

Jan 08 - Booklet in hand

Below is the Govt. site statuses:

Date Of Acknowledgment - 17-DEC-2019
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 06-JAN-2020
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 06-JAN-2020
Document received At CHICAGO On 06-JAN-2020

All in all it was done in 26 calendar days even though it was the holiday season, just 15 business days!! I am really very pleasantly surprised by the extremely quick turnaround. Kudos to the CKGS Chicago team and the Chicago Indian mission. They have my heartfelt thanks.

 3 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
PhirBhiDilHaiHindustani     01/06/2020 16:56 PM

Hi experts,

Due to various reports like the one pasted below, and after talking to Indian immigration authorities in India, I decided to get an e-Visa, in addition to already existing OCI (but stamped on an old passport).

Upon immigration in India, I was challenged on why I had both OCI and e-Visa, even though the recommendation to procure eVisa came from Indian Immigration authorities. Anyways, the whole immigration check took a long while, as the officer-on-duty had to "manually" workaround the system to allow entry. Same experience while leaving India. The officer-on-duty during Emigration at India said that we will have to live with this experience till the life of eVisa.

My question to experts: has anyone faced a similar situation? any way to rescind OCI/eVisa and start afresh? I don't want to go through the same hassle every time I go to India. I am sure neither do the immigration officers.


 7 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
vimalm     01/01/2020 13:03 PM


I applied for mine and mine wife OCI card at Washington DC with a receipt date of 22nd September. I have not received the OCI card so far and government of India website shows it is still under process. My understanding was that it could take upto 60 business days but we are past that processing window. CKGS folks seem clueless. They first said to contact after 60 business day and when I did so now they are saying that 60 business day is an average processing time and there is no limit to amount of time it could take.

I was wondering if someone is in a similar boat with Washington DC consulate and if there is any way to get an accurate status of the application? I have a upcoming travel in about 15 days to India and would rather like not to apply for eVisa if this OCI shows up. It is really a frustrating experience.

 10 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink


Atlas America Insurance Visitors Insurance Safe Travels for Visitors to the USA Insurance