I had absolutely no clue that CKGS was shutting down in October 2020, but was lucky enough to send my son's application packet a few days before the deadline. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure if I can call myself lucky because now I'm afraid how fast the process will move during this CKGS -> VFS transition. I have a trip to India coming up during the end of December 2020 and I'm hoping with all sincerity that my son's OCI card will come through before that.
Here's the timeline. I'll keep updating it whenever my case moves forward. I lost at least 1-2 weeks of valuable time because of 'Incomplete Documents'. An additional warning for folks to be extra careful!
Sep 23, 2020 - Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.
Sep 28, 2020 - Your Application is 'On Hold' due to the 'Incomplete Documents'.
(Proof of Indian Origin of Applicant - Please provide a copy of the first and last 2 pages of the applicants Both the Parents Indian Passport. You can ship the copy to your CKGS office.)
Oct 01, 2020 - Your Application is 'On Hold' due to the 'Incomplete Documents'.
(The applicants Mothers name in the OCI Government Form does not match the name in the Indian passport. Please provide one of the following documents for your application to be processed further:1. Official Court Order for the name changeOR2. Notarized Affidavit saying that the Name of the person in the OCI Government Form and the Indian passport belong to the same person.)
Oct 07, 2020 - We have 'Received' the 'Incomplete Documents' mentioned below but the contents have 'Not Been Verified'. An update on the progress of your application will be sent to you post verification.
Oct 08, 2020 - Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.
Oct 08, 2020 - Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.
Oct 09, 2020 - Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.
Oct 09, 2020 - Passport 'Reviewed' by Consulate and is ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
Oct 09, 2020 - Original Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.
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