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OCI Minor SFO Timeline
March 17: VFS received son’s OCI application and asked for more documents regarding mother’s legal status in US
March 20: sent the required documents
March 23: VFS received application and is under process
March 25: Processed at VFS and in transit to the consulate/embassy
March 29: Acknowledged on OCI’s website

Processing was slow and have travel plans so emailed VFS SFO and embassy in SFO on 5th of May

May 06: Status changed to processed
May 10: Dispatched from Delhi MEA
May 18: Document received in SFO and FedEx mail generated
May 19: Received OCI
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VFS processing of photos
Anyone can comment on this.

When VFS demands new photos for any reason, do they scan and upload the new picture on the application?
My experience is whatever digital photo that the applicant has uploaded is kept the same. The new physical copy of the photos were never used (might be only on file), but the OCI card printed is with the original photo uploaded on the application.
or it might have happened only with my application.

Update: it just happened for 1 of the kids case for me, I just got other kid's OCI card and they shipped the card with the new photo. (I did not upload it)
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OCI Minor Timeline - SFO
Date Of Acknowledgment 23-MAR-2022
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 25-APR-2022
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 26-APR-2022
Document received At SAN FRANCISCO On 17-MAY-2022
FEDEX notification 17-MAY-2022
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OCI Minor Washington DC
Hi All,
My son's OCI application is UNDER PROCESS at Washington DC for more than 6 weeks. Date of acknowledgement is April 2,2022. Tried contacting the embassy multiple times but no response. Can anyone please help.
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OCI SFO Minor Timelines
17-MAR-2022 : Application dispatched to SFO
23-MAR-2022 : We have ‘Received’ your Application and your application is now ‘Under Process’ at San Francisco and will be submitted to the Mission for decision making.
24-MAR-2022 : 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.
26-MAR-2022 : Date Of Acknowledgment
04-MAY-2022 : Documents Printing Status PROCESSED
06-MAY-2022 : Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI
12-MAY-2022 : Document received At SAN FRANCISCO
13-MAY-2022 : Received OCI

Overall Process Time is around 2 Months
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New OCI Card - Minor- Chicago Mission
Apr 5 2022
Created profile in OCI website and uploaded all the required documents, few documents needed notary attestation, which we obtained in advance.

Apr 8 2022
Mailed all the required and notarized document photocopies through FedEx using VFS prepaid shipping labels on the VFS GLOBAL WEBSITE

Apr 12 2022
Received an email: We have ‘Received’ your Application and your application is now ‘Under Process’ at Chicago and will be submitted to the Mission for decision making.

Apr 13 2022
Received an email: 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. As soon as VFS India Consular application Centre receives an update, the status on the ‘Track and Trace’ page will be revised accordingly.

Apr 16 2022
Upon checking the VFS GLOBAL website, under the track your application status: the status was updated to “Your application has reached at the Embassy/Consulate and is currently under review process”, you can check the same in OCI status enquiry page too.

May 06 2022
OCI STATUS REPORT page was updated with OCI Number and the Document Printing Status was showing ‘PROCESSED’ on 06-MAY-2022

May 11 2022
Received an email: Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India & will be dispatched using the courier service you had opted.
Also Received an email from FEDEX with tracking information for FedEx Standard Overnight® package(s).

May 12 2022
Received the OCI card at my residence

Total process time: ~5 weeks
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OCI Minor SFO - Update
3/14/2022 - VFS - Application mailed via FedEx
3/15/2022 - VFS - Application delivered by FedEx
3/20/2022 - VFS - I reached out to VFS since there was no update in a while.
3/21/2022 - VFS - Your application is being verified and currently under process at the VFS Indian Consular Application Centre
3/23/2022 - VFS - Your Application has been 'Processed' at the VFS centre and is submitted to the Mission for decision making
3/24/2022 - Gov - UNDER-PROCESS (Date Of Acknowledgment: 3/25/2022)
5/2/2022 - VFS - I reached out to VFS since there was no update in a while.
5/3/2022 - Gov - Documents Printing Status - PROCESSED on 02-MAY-2022
5/6/2022 - Gov - Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) - NEW DELHI on 06-MAY-2022
5/9/2022 - Gov - Document received At SAN FRANCISCO On 10-MAY-2022
5/10/2022 - VFS - Notification about shipping package via Fedex
5/11/2022 - VFS - Received OCI package from Fedex

1. Somehow San Francisco cases appear to have slowed down recently based on several experiences posted here.
2. Reaching out to VFS somehow ***ally appeared to move the status of my case along the very next day. This happened on two occasions.
3. The paid $5 SMS notification service does not provide any value.
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Hii its been 2 months since i applied OCI for my daughter.
Its been 15 days since its dispatched from MEA Delhi but still i havent received OCI nor there is update on status.
The above is for SAN FRANCISCO. We enquired with VFS they are not giving proper response. Can anyone tell me how long will it take for oci to reach sfo from delhi and time it will take it to get delivered?

UPDATE: OCI received at san francisco- 05/17/2022
                 Received OCI at residence on 05/ 18/2022
From new delhi date of dispatchment , it took nearly 20 days to receive oci.
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OCI Minor - Houston
1st April - Application mailed via FedEx
6th April - Application Delivered
8th Apr - Application under process at VFS
11th Apr - Application processed at VFS and submitted to mission
12th Apr - Under process at mission (Date of acknowledgement - 12th Apr)

No updates post that :(

Our India travel is planned for 21st May and I am planning to apply e-visa as backup but had couple of doubts , hopefully someone in the forum can guide

- My India stay is planned for 43 days and e-visa is for 30 days only. Is there any process to extend e-visa? At FRRO or have to go out and come back? Any legal issues, penalty if we stay longer without extending e-visa?
- Once OCI is received in US and we get it couriered to India, is there any process to update and stay beyond 30 days?

Any input would be helpful

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OCI lost/stolen application for minor son - Washington DC
I submitted OCI lost/stolen application for minor son

1)Application submitted through fedex received on 02/22/2022 and didn't receive confirmation about process.
2) waited for a week and called VFS for status on 03/03/2022. They told same status (no super powers to call center guys) what i see on the website.

3) Later day they processed application and rejected and sent instructions, unfortunately I followed the same steps what they sent with rejected application.
4) I got mad and called help desk had hot discussion but no use.
5) I did my own research and this time selected another option and filled everything, but don't like to send again with fedex, Just walked into DC office with out an appointment.
6) They didn't accept application, because i don't have an appointment.
7) Again I had very big heated argument about the instructions that they sent and this time i got luck.
8) they are ready to accept the application but i have to paid fedex round trip amount. I don't like anther argument for $15 bucks more :)

1) Application submitted VFS on 03/09/2022. (initially i submitted on 02/22/2022 but rejected and returned my application
2) Embassy received on 03/10/2022
3) Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 29-APR-2022 (no email but status is in India tracking site - same message till today)
4) Today (05/09/2022) lot of confused texts from VFS that my document dispatched, but waiting FedEx tracking no.
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