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OCI New Application
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?
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OCI New Application - New York
The acknowledgement date for my new oci application in the embassy website is February 16th. As of today it is still in process. Anyone in the same situation.
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OCI renewal for Minor: Questions

For OCI renewal of a minor child, after filling the Government form, I am having few confusions:

A. On the last declaration page, how many times the child need to sign? Twice in place of applicant's signature or one time in the paragraph "application for minor"?

1. (name of applicant) Child name, solemnly declare…….
2. …..
3. ……..
4. …….
Date …
Place. Signature of the applicant : ..(1)*Child’s Signature* (?)..

    *Application for minor

I am parent of ‘Child’s name” to whom….
Place Signature of applicant: (2) *Child’s Signature*

*Notarize *Father’s Signature
                               * Mother’s signature

B. Affidavit in lieu of originals form:

Who makes the affidavit? Father/Mother or both the parents?

The affidavit starts with : "I.......... solemnly swear....."
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New OCI for Minor - ATLANTA
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.
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New OCI card for minor-SFO
March 18 : OCI application status - under process

today april 14 , 2021 : same status under process

when can i expect the OCI card for my daughter. we are planning to travel on april 27
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Update on New OCI
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.
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New OCI Chicago
VFS Recieved: Feb 24
GOI ACK Date: March 6
Processed in Delhi: Apr 12
Received at Chicago: Apr 13
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My OCI is stuck with "ON Hold" Status, what the process to send them email? I tried their online form but it doesn't work, form doesn't submit. Any one know how to send them email?

Form has VFS tracking Id as well as government ARN, are both same or they are different?
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OCI Reached NY Consulate
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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After receivng new OCI for the first time
After receiving new OCI for the first time, should i get the OCI seal in my USA passport? Or can I just travel with my new USA passport and newly received OCI?

Any help is appreciated
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