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VFS SFO for OCI timeline
Hello, Has anyone heard back from VFS SFO while applying in December? How long did it take for the passport to come back? It has been 3 weeks now.
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plz dont change your name
To all the enthusiastic american citizenship applicants, please dont change your name keep it as it as in your indian passport, or else indian administartion will make your life hell. with all the unnecessary documents requirement. i am not sure why they need more proof name change ceremony was done infront of the judge and in a court room

please pass this message.
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OCI Timeline - Houston
This timeline is for a New Adult OCI application through Houston

Sent completed application - 19 Nov 2020
Package received by VFS - 23 Nov 2020
Application processed, sent to Embassy - 1 Dec 2020
Date of Acknowledgement from embassy - 2 Dec 2020
Document printed - 11 Jan 2021
Dispatched from Delhi - 11 Jan 2021
Received at Houston - 12 Jan 2021
Vfs emailed me to send return package payment $15 - 18 Jan 2021
Sent payment $15 and mailing address to VFS - 18 Jan 2021
Received New OCI booklet - 20 Jan 2021

Mine took longer through Houston consulate, also there were holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years during the application process to consider.
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OCI Renewal for SFO update
This is my timeline.. it will be useful for SFO applicants

[Status at Indian oci website]
  Dec 30 Date of Acknowledgement
  Jan 8 Document Printing Status: processed
  Jan 11 Document Dispatched from Delhi
  Jan 20 Documents received at San Francisco

Now I guess they'll send it to VFS Global in SF...
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Stuck on proof of address
I’m traveling and my address is different than the utility bill address. Has anyone been able to receive the paperwork back to a different address than their utility addresss?
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My OCI Experience - New OCI for Adult
VFS and the Consulate seems to be working at super fast speed.

12/24/20: VFS received my application for new OCI
12/29/20: VFS despatched the application to the Consulate in Atlanta
12/30/30: Acknowledgment date shown on
01/04/21: Received back my US passport
01/19/21: Document printed, Document received at Atlanta

Will update when I actually receive the OCI book.
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Atlanta VFS

Anybody recently had any update from Atlanta VFS ? I see delays with them starting Jan 1st.
There are no updates of any sort from them, the contact center sends me a standard response that they are working on it, the application is stuck at VFS and did not make it to embassy.

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Can anyone share their experience for NEW OCI card. I want to know the time frame, it has been 5 weeks since I applied and my case status shows the application forwarded to embassy. Does it take more time than renew of OCI card. I applied for my son renew of OCI and I got his card within 4 weeks, but still waiting for new OCI card.
Thank you
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VFS NY status updates

My application was received by VFS on Jan 12th but I have not received any acknowledgement from them.
How long does it take to get the acknowledgement?

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New OCI card at SFO
My OCI was printed on 4th Jan and dispatched from MEA Delhi on 5th Jan. The Govt Status shows it has not yet received at SFO. VFS status says "Your application has reached the embassy" which is not helpful. Has anyone received any better update or OCI that has been printed on or after 4th Jan?
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