I had submitted PIO application for my son on 12/23/14 and had been checking status regularly. Last week 1/15/15 had filed request with CKGS to provide update and they called to inform to wait.
On 19th Monday, when checking for status, got the surprise news about PIO discontinued.. Feeling nervous since then as there was no update whether PIO approved or have to apply for OCI.
Finally got email message yesterday, 22nd Thursday at 5.30pm, that "Your completed application has been recieved from the Indian Embassy/Consulate and is being sorted.
Your application will be ready for collection from our Application Centre on next working day"
And got another email 2 hrs later saying "Your application has been despatched by post/courier on 1/22/2015 10:09:21 PM. with AWB #. Checked the courier weight as 0.5lb.. so was sure PIO is in there..
Today morning got courier at 9.30 and `find PIO alongwith PP. Phew.. what a relief. And btw, the PIO issue date is 05th Jan 2015. I think for Minor, those who have submitted their PIO before the notification issue date (1/19/15) should get it unless it is rejected.
Passport sent by post/courier number 772######### 01/22/2015
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. 01/22/2015
Your application has been submitted at The Indian Embassy/Consulate for further processing. 12/30/2014
Your application is in process. Your tracking id is USAS70584014 12/30/2014
Your application has been received and will be submitted subject to verification. 12/30/2014
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