Applied for PIO on Jan 5th 2015 and PIO submitted to consulate on Jan 7th 2015.
Your application has been collected from the Embassy/Consulate and is being sorted. Your application will be ready for collection from our Application Centre within one business day. Jan 16th 2015
Got call on Jan 21st 2015 from CKGS that my PIO is not issued and that they will return the passport to my address.
I have itinerary to travel to India by Feb 15th 2015, so I told them to retain the passport and applied for Visa application (Processing time is 5 business days).
Your application has been submitted at The Indian Embassy/Consulate for further processing. Jan 22nd.
Contacted CKGS twice through phone and email to check if they got the passport from my PIO application and attached it Visa application. CKGS customer care have no Idea, but they told me to wait for couple of days and if the application have issues then they told they will contact me in 24 to 48 hours. Jan 26th 2015 is holiday for CKGS/Consulate. so expecting Visa process to be completed by Jan 30th 2015 and receive the passport with VISA by Jan 31st 2015 if I am lucky enough.
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