I have applied for asylum by some misguidance many years ago, later in the process my status adjusted based on Employment,
OCI part B has a question: "Did applicant sought asylum before applying for present citizenship? if yes give specific details when and why",
What should be my answer for this question since my eventual citizenship based on employment?
03/10 : Application reached to VFS Atlanta
03/11: VFS notification : "We have ‘Received’ your Application and your application is now ‘Under Process’ at Atlanta".
03/15: Your Application has been ‘Processed’ at the VFS India Consular application Centre and currently is ‘In-Transit‘ to the Embassy of India/Consulate General of India for decision making.
03/16 : OCI GOI Website status shows "Acknowledged"
03/17: Original Passport received through FedEx
04/06: Documents Printing Status PROCESSED
04/08: Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI
04/12: Document received At ATLANTA
04/13: VFS: Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India & will be dispatched using the courier service you had opted.
04/14: OCI Card received on mailing address via FedEx.
Overall smooth experience and got OCI within 5 weeks from date of submission.
According to VFS new update issue on 10 April 2021, we did not need to submit original US Passport. Just self attested US Passport copy only with the application. Below statement is from VFS website
10 April 2021
Update for New OCI applicants – With effect from 12 April 2021, new OCI card applicants are not required to submit their original US passport along with their applications. Please enclose a clear self -attested US passport copy along with your application, notarized copy is not required. If you have applied after this change went into effect and the system charged you for an additional courier, you will need to submit a refund request.
Oci printed and reached NY on Apr 8th. Usually it takes a couple of days from there to receive OCi. But seems there is long delay at VFS it might be weeks before we receive it. Let’s share our unbelievable journey of getting an OCI.
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