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''Only valid PDF can be uploaded error on Govt website - OCI reissue for minor
Hi,
I am applying OCI reissue for minor due to new passport.
While trying to upload documents on the government website, I am getting this error - Only valid pdf can be uploaded.
My documents are all pdf and less than 500 kb.
I tried different documents, different browsers , nothing seems to work.
Given the covid situation, customer care emails/phone numbers are not accessible for a quick response.
Please help if anyone encountered this issue and got it resolved.
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Are OCI card reissuance being processed by CKGS - New York ?
I have to get new OCI cards for my children as their current OCI cards refer to their old expired US passports? I have completed the application form. Is CKGS in NYC accepting OCI Card reissuance applications? Their website states that “Indian Visa Services have been discontinued”
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OCI Experience - They always find some thing to make it Incomplete - for making you buy prepaid shipping
For myself and My Wife, applied at SFO
07-25-2020 Send Fedex Shipping purchased from CKGS
07-27-2020 Fedex was delivered
07-29-2020 Package Received
07-29-2020 Tex/Email received Application on Hold dues to incomplete Documents

For Me - Proof of Indian Origin of Applicant Please provide a copy of the first and last 2 pages of the applicants Both the Parents Indian Passport.You can ship the copy to your CKGS office. Pending

This is wrong as I already send copy of my last cancelled Indian Passport copies, but they asking for my parent copies. None of them is true for both of us.
How do I contact them to explain that they don't need my parent's passport copies. Their numbers are not valid, I sent them feedback, but no response so far. Is there way to get this sorted out? Will they send back my US passport or hold it?

Contact Info Helpdesk Phone 917 444 7911 / 917 444 7752 - NONE OF THEM ARE VALID NO.

As per checklist "“If the applicant does NOT HAVE an Indian Passport and is applying for OCI on the
basis that his parents’ and/or grandparents’ were Indian Nationals, then they need parent’s passport copies."

For my Wife's case - Application is incomplete - Both myself and my photographs is taken at same professional passport picture place, so both are valid and correct pics.

Photograph Photograph provide is taken too close. The shoulder should be visible. Please resend physical photo to the CKGS application center.You can send it us via prepaid label. Pending
Proof of Indian Origin of Applicant Please provide a copy of the first and last 2 pages of the applicants Both the Parents Indian Passport.You can ship the copy to your CKGS office.
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oci card delayed
I waiting for my husband's oci card since 2years, I dnt know what is the reason for prolonged delay.I send many reminders but in vain. please help.
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Timeline: New OCI for Adult at San Francisco
Timeline: New OCI for Adult at San Francisco (naturalized US citizen with renounced Indian citizenship). The whole process took me 50 days from the day my application was delivered by FedEx to CKGS to the time FedEx delivered my OCI card at home. It would have taken 7 days less if I had not had "incomplete documents" step. The documents that had to be resubmitted were: (1) photograph in online application and the the one sent with the application package were different, (2) name in US passport and Indian passport were different - US passport includes my middle name; had to provide a self-affidavit that both names are the same person.

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Jul 27, 2020 - Monday 01:15 pm
OCI card delivered at my home

*** End CKGS San Francisco Updates ***

Jul 24, 2020 - Friday 06:35 pm
OCI Card picked up by FedEx.

Jul 24, 2020 - Friday 06:31 pm
OCI Card ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Jul 24, 2020 - Friday 06:29 pm
Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.

*** Begin CKGS San Francisco Updates ***

*** Begin MEA New Delhi Updates ***

Document received At SAN FRANCISCO On 25-JUL-2020

Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 20-JUL-2020

Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 17-JUL-2020

Date Of Acknowledgment 23-JUN-2020

*** End MEA New Delhi Updates ***

Jun 23, 2020 - Tuesday 03:23 pm
Passport delivered at my home

*** Begin CKGS San Francisco Updates ***
     
Jun 22, 2020 - Monday 02:06 pm
Passport picked up by FedEx.

Jun 22, 2020 - Monday 02:06 pm
Original Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Jun 22, 2020 - Monday 02:06 pm
Passport 'Reviewed' by Consulate and is ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.

Jun 22, 2020 - Monday 12:18 pm
Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Jun 19, 2020 - Friday 07:03 pm
Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Jun 19, 2020 - Friday 04:35 pm
Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Jun 18, 2020 - Thursday 01:33 pm
We have 'Received' the 'Incomplete Documents' mentioned below but the contents have 'Not Been Verified'. An update on the progress of your application will be sent to you post verification.

Jun 18, 2020 - Thursday 01:32 pm
We have 'Received' the 'Incomplete Documents' mentioned below but the contents have 'Not Been Verified'. An update on the progress of your application will be sent to you post verification.

Jun 11, 2020 - Thursday 01:23 pm
Your Application is 'On Hold' due to the 'Incomplete Documents'.

Jun 10, 2020 - Wednesday 03:06 pm
Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

*** Begin CKGS San Francisco Updates ***

Jun 8, 2020 - Monday 09:37 am
Application delivered at CKGS

Jun 5, 2020 - Friday 12:13 pm
Application shipped
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Any new OCI Experiences from SF ?
My acknowledge date is July 21, 2020.
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New OCI application - SFO - Timeline
Here's a recent new OCI card application timeline from SFO post Covid lock down:

June 4 2020 - Package delivered at CKGS

June 8 2020 - CKGS update status as package received

June 9 2020 - CKGS Verification complete

June 10 2020 - Application In-transit to Consulate

June 11 2020 - Passport shipped back after verification from consulate

June 12 2020 - Passport received

July 08 2020 - Document printing Processed

July 13 2020 - Dispatch from MEA - New Delhi

July 18 2020 - Received at SFO consulate

July 21 2020 - OCI shipped

July 22 2020 - OCI received

Close to 7 weeks in total.
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OCI card - new application - San Francisco
Hi,

I have applied for new OCI card since India has suspended all entry visas. But after sending my US passport more than a week ago, there has not been any update when I login to ckgs website. Fedex says they have delivered it but the status does not even show "Received" - which is the first step. Do they update the status or is that also not working considering they have closed the call center and not responding to any emails.

Any suggestions ? Are they processing OCI applications now ? Does anyone else see updates in the ckgs website. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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New OCI Card - Washington DC
Anyone who applied recently after CKGS reopened? Date of Acknowledge: 06/30. Processing time should be 4-6 weeks.
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New OCI Card - San Francisco
The "Date of Acknowledgement" on https://ociservices.gov.in/statusEnqury is 23-June-2020 and the current "OCI Application Status" shows "Under-Process". I see an earlier post from someone who applied for new OCI card from Chicago who got it in less than a month (June-17 / July-8). Anybody from San Francisco who applied in June after CKGS opened post the shelter-in-place restrictions were lifted?
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