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expenses86     08/14/2019 11:43 AM
 


Hi,

I applied OCI for my minor last month and below are the case status details:

Status from CKGS website:
Package mailed to CKGS On Jul 08, 2019
Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified' On Jul 09, 2019
Application Verification is 'Complete' On Jul 09, 2019
Application is 'Under Process' at CKGS On Jul 09, 2019
Application is 'In Transit' to the Embassy On Jul 10, 2019
Application is 'Under Process' at Embassy for decision making On Jul 10, 2019
Passport 'Reviewed' by Embassy and is 'In Transit' to CKGS Application Centre On Jul 12, 2019
Original Passport 'Received' at the CKGS application centre and is at the 'Sorting Facility' On Jul 15, 2019
Passport picked up by Fedex On Jul 15, 2019
Passport delivered by Fedex On Jul 16, 2019

Status from OCI Govt. website:
Date Of Acknowledgment 11-JUL-2019
Registration Status at Mission WASHINGTON DC
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 08-AUG-2019
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On
Document received At WASHINGTON DC On

It has been 1 week and there is no update on the case. Printing status processed date updated on 8/8/2019 but Dispatched and Received document are not updated. Is this normal ? Did anyone notice the same ?

Thank you,
AS

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dan16     08/13/2019 17:00 PM
 


overall it took 91days(3 months) from the date of package sent to ckgs for receiving the new MINOR OCI in Washington DC.

Sent the package to CKGS by FedEX overnight mail On 14-MAY-2019

From CKGS :-
Application Received by CKGS On 16-MAY-2019
Application Verification Complete by CKGS On 16-MAY-2019
Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS. On 16-MAY-2019
Application is 'In Transit' to the Embassy. On 17-MAY-2019
Passport 'Reviewed' by Embassy and is ‘In Transit’ to CKGS
Application Centre. On 20-MAY-2019
Original Passport ‘Received at the CKGS application centre
and is at the ‘Sorting Facility' where it is being processed for delivery.
                                                                                                                              On 22-MAY-2019
Passport picked up by FedEx. On 22-MAY-2019
Passport delivered by FedEx. On 23-MAY-2019

In OCI Government Site
Date Of Acknowledgment On 18-MAY-2019
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 25-JUL-2019
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 29-JUL-2019
Document received At WASHINGTON DC On 29-JUL-2019

Again From CKGS :-

Application 'Reviewed' by Embassy and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application
Centre. On 09-AUG-2019
OCI Card ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at
the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery
                                                                                                                                On 09-AUG-2019
OCI Card picked up by FedEx for delivery On 12-AUG-2019
Finally I received the OCI Card. Delivered by FedEx. On 12-AUG-2019

If you are applying in WASHINGTON DC. For sure it will take minimum 3 months, So Plan accordingly and apply it. Be patient and check the status.


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nawjeet     08/13/2019 16:02 PM
 


Hello , Does anyone have a latest experience to share for OCI. I had submitted one for my Kid on July 22, Awaiting to hear back..

Jul 24, 2019 - Wednesday
11:35 am
Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jul 23, 2019 - Tuesday
02:02 pm
Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jul 22, 2019 - Monday
06:30 pm
Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jul 22, 2019 - Monday
03:35 pm
Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

The Consulate may request for further documents over and above those already submitted as per the Document Checklist.

Please continue tracking your application status online.

Jul 22, 2019 - Monday
01:23 pm
Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

You will receive an E-mail advising you of the outcome of the verification process.

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kabali     08/07/2019 17:52 PM
 


My own OCI timeline below. Looks like the process is quite fast (July 9-August 8)

Present Citizenship: Canadian (previously Indian of course), Working in the USA presently

A) Timeline in CKGS:

Application sent July 08 by UPS

1) Jul 09, 2019 - Tuesday, 05:50 pm
Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.
You will receive an E-mail advising you of the outcome of the verification process.

2)Jul 10, 2019 - Wednesday, 11:40 am
Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.
Please continue tracking your application status online.

3)Jul 11, 2019 - Thursday04:04 pm
Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.
Please continue tracking your application status online

4)Jul 11, 2019 - Thursday, 04:05 pm
Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.
Please continue tracking your application status online.

5) 11:54 am
Passport 'Reviewed' by Consulate and is ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
Please continue tracking your application status online.

6) Jul 15, 2019 - Monday, 02:37 pm
Original Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.
Your OCI Application will continue and take the pre-defined processing time. Please continue tracking your application status online.Please continue tracking your application status online.

7)Jul 15, 2019 - Monday, 04:55 pm
Passport picked up by UPS. Your AWB Number is XXXXXXXXXXXXX
To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of and enter your AWB Number.
Your OCI Application will continue and take the pre-defined processing time. Please continue tracking your application status online.

8) Aug 06, 2019 - Tuesday, 03:01 pm
Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
 Please continue tracking your application status online.

9)Aug 06, 2019 - Tuesday, 03:01 pm
OCI Card ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.
Please continue tracking your application status online.

10) Aug 06, 2019 - Tuesday, 05:29 pm
OCI Card picked up by UPS. Your AWB Number is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of UPS and enter your AWB Number.

11) Aug 07, 2019. OCI card received by me

B) Government Website (passport.gov.in): first updated 15 July

Date Of Acknowledgment 15-JUL-2019
Registration Status at Mission HOUSTON
OCI- Number XXXXXXXX
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 05-AUG-2019
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 05-AUG-2019
Document received At HOUSTON On 05-AUG-2019

Good Luck!

Kabali


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anib     08/02/2019 13:53 PM
 


Strangely my status changed today..

Current Status

Date Of Acknowledgment 11-JUN-2019
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 02-AUG-2019
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 02-AUG-2019
Document received At WASHINGTON DC On 02-AUG-2019

Previous Status

Date Of Acknowledgment 11-JUN-2019
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 26-JUL-2019
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 01-AUG-2019
Document received At WASHINGTON DC On 01-AUG-2019


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anib     08/01/2019 00:29 AM
 


Here is one more...

Date Of Acknowledgment 11-JUN-2019
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 26-JUL-2019
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 01-AUG-2019
Document received At WASHINGTON DC On 01-AUG-2019

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boone1     08/01/2019 11:04 AM
 


Gov Site

Date of Acknowledgment: May 02, 2019

Documents Printing status Processed: July 16, 2019

Dispatched from New Delhi: July 17, 2019

Documents received at Washington DC: July 17, 2019

CKGS

OCI in transit to CKGS from consulate: July 30, 2019

OCI received and sorting: July 30, 2019

Dispatch of Shipment: August 1, 2019

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anib     07/30/2019 13:37 PM
 


Date Of Acknowledgment 23-MAY-2019

Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 26-JUL-2019

Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 30-JUL-2019

Document received At WASHINGTON DC On 30-JUL-2019

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GSUJJI     07/24/2019 14:34 PM
 


Overall it took 30 days for receiving the OCI card in NY centre and it was faster than expected.

Completed the application and made online CC payment of $351.90 that includes Shipping and Handling.

June 24, 2019 (1.00 PM) - I mailed all documents through FedEx overnight mail.
(for firsttime mailers - Print the label and barcode, go to FedEx office, get a prepaid envelope for free, mail all documents in checklist with original passport. weight could go beyond 0.5 lbs mine for 0.9 lbs. But that is still fine. Avoid any metal clips to reduce weight. I used only paper sticky notes to put together any set of pages)

June 25, 2019 (2.49 PM) - Application received.
Package received but contents to be verified. Verification outcome will be mailed.

June 25, 2019 (3.12 PM) - Application Verification is ‘Complete’.
Processing of your application will continue. The Consulate may request for further documents over and above those already submitted as per the Document Checklist.

June 26, 2019 (3.09 PM) - Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

June 27, 2019 (6.01 PM) - Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

June 28, 2019 (11.01 AM) - Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

June 28, 2019 (11.18 AM) - IN TRANSIT US PASSPORT TO CKGS FROM CONSULATE
Passport 'Reviewed' by Consulate and is ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.

June 28, 2019 (11.19 AM) - SORTING OF US PASSPORT
Original Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

June 28, 2019 (11.23 AM) - DISPATCH OF US PASSPORT FROM CKGS.
Passport picked up by FedEx. Your AWB number is XXX

July 1, 2019 (11.00 AM) - Received Original Passport delivered by FedEx.

July 22, 2019 (3.39 PM) - IN TRANSIT TO CKGS
Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.

July 23, 2019 (9.02 AM) - SORTING
OCI Card ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

July 23, 2019 (9.49 AM) - DISPATCH
OCI Card picked up by FedEx. Your AWB Number is XXX

July 24, 2019 (2.30 PM) - RECEIVED OCI CARD delivered by FedEx.

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RM18     07/23/2019 07:48 AM
 


Hi,

Here's the timeline for processing OCI Foreign Spouse. I am an OCI holder, and applied for foreign spouse (European nationality).

Per CKGS:
June 6 - Application accepted
June 7 - In transit to Consulate
June 10 - Passport returned to us in the mail

***NOTE: Though this was not a part of the pre-defined process, CKGS New York called us in for a spouse interview. Both spouses were separated and asked questions about relationship, marriage, and our reasons for applying for spouse OCI. An email was sent to my spouse on July 8th to schedule an appointment, but we missed it in our spam folders. Luckily, they then called us to come in to schedule it. PLEASE BEWARE AND CHECK SPAM FOLDERS! I have never heard of this process, and was surprised. This does NOT show up on CKGS or the Gov't website.

July 11 - Interviewed at Consulate of India NYC

Per Gov of India www.ociservices.gov
June 7 - Date of Acknowledgment
July 18 - Documents Printed
July 18 - Dispatched from MEA in New Delhi and Received at New York CGI

Per CKGS:
July 19 - Application reviewed by Consulate and in transit to CKGS
July 19 - OCI Card Received at CKGS and sent to sorting
July 22 - OCI Card received in the mail.

The biggest pain points were:
-obtaining an "Apostilled" marriage certificate. We got married in the US and we just had to check with the state authority where we got married. We had to mail it to them with $5, they turned it around to us the next day with the Apostilled stamp.
-preparing and translating foreign birth certificates to be accepted by Consulate. We've had to do it before, there are accredited services who will make the appropriate copies etc., just make sure they know what they're looking at.
-THE INTERVIEW - the interview was easy, no difficult questions. If you have an authentic marriage, there's no issues; it was just a surprise that we needed to rearrange our schedules.

Cheers,
RM

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