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Property Related question - No OCI
Hello All,

I am writing to you all to figure out my unique situation (situation is unique in my mind). I was born in India, came to the US and became a US citizen by naturalization. I have a property in India that i received through inheritance (joint property) that I would like to sell. I was told by someone that I wont be able to sell my share of property if I don't have an OCI or adhaar card. Is it absolutely necessary for me to take an OCI card to sell this property? Right now, I have an Indian tourist visa that I use to visit India. If there is anyone in this forum that have sold their property (legally) without having an OCI card or adhaar card, could you please let me know the process?

Thanking all of you in advance,
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OCI Card Application
Former Indian Passport Holder.
Applied for OCI via VFS / CGI Houston in mid-Feb 2024; booklet issued and received in mid-March 2024.
I did not submit an employment letter.
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OCI for family at Houston VFS
Feb 16 - went to Houston VFS office and submitted application for all four
Feb 20 -VFS status- Application reviewed and sent to Indian Embassy
Feb 21 - OCI website - acknowledged and under process
Mar 13 - OCI website - approved and printed
Mar 14 - VFS status - card received and will be mailed out soon
Mar 15 - Received all OCI cards

Total time - 28 days
I started preparing and doing the paperwork and process in first week of Feb.
Lots of paper work, and, it is time consuming( for four ppl especially). Also, it is an expensive process.
But once you line up the ducks, it becomes easy to go through the process.

Review and re-review the government form. Any minor mistakes and the form is rejected by VFS. Go through the checklist of documents in VFS site. Some aspects are abstract or confusing. Mail and ask them for clarification based on your situation.

I received all SMS and email alerts on time!

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OCI -Living in India- NEET 2024 Eligibility
  Any body knows what's the eligibility for NEET 2024 exam for US born (OCI candidates) but living in India for last 10 years and completing studies in India (Bangalore)?

Are they treated as NRI quota as that's way too costly fees and given we left US long time back, the resident children should be allowed Govt and/or Private quota seats and not just NRI quota.

There seems to be many forums and views but i was not able to gather what's the actual state is now.

Anybody who is in the same situation please respond in this forum

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OCI for foreign spouse of Indian citizen
Applied for OCI in the category of foreign spouse of Indian Citizen.
This was a very long and arduous process.

Married in 2019 in NY.
Started application process in late summer 2022 in Texas.

Required multiple back and forth to get the marriage certificate apostilled in 2022. It is a 3 step process documented on various City and State websites. Essentially, one needs to get a certified copy, send it back to have it verified by a city official, and then send it back to have it apostilled by a state official. This process took about 4-5 months due to COVID-19 related delays.

Started application with CGI Houston / VFS in Spring 2023. Assembling the documents was tedious and took a lot of effort. The documentation process is geared towards Indian nationals and so obtaining equivalent docs for US nationals was not easy. Formally submitted docs in July 2023. Had video interview in Oct-2023 and received OCI 1 week later.

Overall, it took close to 1 year!
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OCI Spouse of Foreign Origin - Timeline SFO

Here is my timeline so far for SFO. I am a spouse of an OCI holder.

Documents submitted: 25-JUL-2023

Acknowledgement: 29-JUL-2023

Documents Under Process: Mid August
At some point the documents were sent to the Mission but I didn't receive a notification that the Mission got them. Both the government and VFS Global pages showed "Under-Process" and that the documents were in the Embassy/Consulate for processing.

Reached Out to VFS Global for Updates: Jan 3
After 5 months without news I reached out to VFS Global. They asked me to reach out to the consulate.

Reached out to Consulate SFO: Jan 15
I sent an email because my OCI was past 50 working days. The consulate webpage says to only reach out if that time has passed.

Online Interview Scheduled: Jan 24
They replied to the email I sent the same day (Jan 15) and they scheduled the interview for Jan 24.

After the interview they informed me that it will take up to 30 days to get the OCI card. The status in the website has not changed yet. I will post any additional updates once I know more.

Hope this helps!

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OCI card for my born Spouse - FRRO Bangalore
(To apply for OCI in India, you need to reside in India for 182 days)

Below are the timelines of my wife's OCI application (she is American without any Indian origin):
First visit to FRRO Bangalore to understand the documentation:
Verification of the documents and issue of the Appointment : 23-OCT-2023
Application Submitted at FRRO BANGALORE 31-OCT-2023
Meeting with a Field Officer at FRRO BANGALORE 06-NOV-2023
Field Officer visit to our residence 15-NOV-2023
Police Verification completed on 18-NOV-2023
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 29-DEC-2023
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 05-JAN-2024
Document received At FRRO BANGALORE On 11-JAN-2024
OCI collected at FRRO BANGALORE On 12-JAN-2024
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NEW OCI CARD Registration Adult (former Indian citizen) - HOUSTON
Nov 29, 2023: application mailed to VFS
Dec 01, 2023: got status email from VFS - ‘Received’ your Application and your application is now ‘Under Process’ at Houston and will be submitted to the Mission for decision making
Dec 04, 2023: got status email from VFS - 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.
Dec 27, 2023: checked on OCI service site
                  Date Of Acknowledgment 06-DEC-2023
                  Registration Status at Mission HOUSTON
                  OCI Application Status UNDER-PROCESS
Dec 29, 2023: got status email from 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.
Dec 30, 2023: checked on OCI service site
                        Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 29-DEC-2023
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELH On 29-DEC-2023
Document received At HOUSTON On 29-DEC-2023
Jan 2nd, 2024: got status email from VFS - Your document (s) is dispatched using the return label purchased or sent by you...
Jan 3nd, 2024: received OCI card
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OCI card for new born - New York CGI
11/15/2023: Mailed documents through UPS.
11/16/2023: UPS status shown as package delivered at VFS
11/17/2023: Documents are received and application is now under process at NY and will be submitted to the mission for decision making
11/20/2023: Your Application has been 'Processed' at the VFS India Consular application Center and currently is 'In-Transit' to the Embassy of India/Consulate General of India for decision making. As soon as VFS India Consular application Center receives an update, the status on the 'Track and Trace' page will be revised accordingly.
11/21/2023: Your application has reached at the Embassy/Consulate and is currently under review process.
11/22/2023: OCI website - Date of acknowledgement and application is Under-Process.
12/13/2023: OCI website - Document Printing Status Processed on 14-Dec-2023 (India time).
12/15/2023: Email & SMS - Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India & will be dispatched using the courier service you had opted.
12/15/2023: Email & SMS - Your document(s) is dispatched using the return label purchased or sent by you.
12/15/2023: Email from UPS with Tracking Number
12/18/2023: OCI card delivered via UPS.

* Didn't signup for SMS alerts but still received from VFS.
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Do I need to upload my details on the website if i renewed my us passport
I received my OCI in 2017. And I renewed my US passport in 2022. I am 39 years old. Do I need to upload my new passport details before travelling to India or I just need to carry my old us passport while travelling to india?
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