Here is my timeline for OCI Card renewal via VFS at CHICAGO
23 DEC 2020 - Application filled out online and paid for service including VFS roundtrip courier service.
29 DEC 2020 - Could not get Courier shipping labels from VFS after many days of waiting, clearing cache, trying different browsers. Decided to send the package (including return shipping label at my cost to VFS Office in Chicago.
06 JAN 2021 - Received acknowledgment from VFS that application has been sent to Consulate for decision making
12 JAN 2021 - Received SMS stating that OCI is ready for pickup or shipping
14 JAN 2021 - Received SMS stating that OCI has been dispatched by VFS
15 JAN 2021 - Received OCI Card in hand via my own return shipping label that I sent
Very fast service indeed. Only issue was with VFS courier service that never worked for me. I plan to apply for refund of this service ($30). I don't expect to get this refund. Overall, the speed is much improved from previous renewals.
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