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OCI Card in Canada
Hello All,

Anybody applied for an OCI card recently in Canada? I applied in-person on 28th October and wondering how long the whole process is taking these days. I have a flight on 10th December and worried I might miss it because of no OCI card.
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VFS Profiles
Hey, for OCI application through VFS, you need to create 'individual' profiles for each applicant. However I only have 2 emails, but there are 3 applicants in my family. So I accidentally did 2 applications under 1 profile. I made sure to put the correct names and passport details. Hopefully, this will not cause any issues.
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VFS Prepaid Envelope information
Hi , I have applied First Time OCI through VFS and selected PRE-PAID Courier, Query - how do i send them the additional prepaid envelope for OCI Card mailing ? do any one has contact number or email id of the VFS chicago. please share it would be helpful.
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about OCI

We are planning to go to India with my Minor Child and she is having a US Passport and Indian Visa. We would like to apply for OCI through VFS portal. We would like to ask regarding OCI card. As per our discussion with VFS team they told us that after verification they will return the child’s US passport within 4-5 days and then after OCI card will be received in 4-6 weeks at our address through mail.

Our query is that can we travel to India after receipt of US passport back from VFS (on INDIAN Visa) and our parents will be coming to India after two months. Can they bring my child's OCI card with them to India while my baby is with us in India ?

we are planning to go india in December 2020. Validity of Indian Visa is up to January 2021 and our stay will be up to March 2021 in INDIA. so after then for return we have our new OCI with us to show them at INDIAN immigration. can we do like this ?
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Likely expected to send either prepaid envelope for OCI or $15 check as original checklist had it missing.

Two questions
1. Which option did you chose when they requested to receive OCI?
2. Is it okay to have Home address Prepaid for OCI or need to choose Fedex or UPS Office location for return. A reason I ask bcz when I paid $30 originally I was forced select nearby Fedex office location.
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What is the next status update after 'Your application has been forwarded to the Embassy'

Anyone can help with this?
1. what is the next status update after the application gets forwarded to Embassy?
2. How long does it take to get the passport back after that status update?
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OCI photo in US
I am planning to apply for OCI renewal as I have a new passport. Any recommendations on photo for OCI? For passport renewal, I got my photos at Walgreens. Will similar passport photos (taken at Walgreens or Costco) work for OCI?
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Communication from Vfs

I have sent my package to Vfs ( new oci). The package was delivered by Fedex and the same day I got an email from vfs confirming receipt abs asking for additional documents.

The ‘track your application ‘ at this stage shows ‘ your application is under process at Vfs’

Since then I have sent my missing documents and fedex tracking confirmed that it has been delivered on Wednesday 18th nov. But I have received nothing from Vfs nor has the tracking application status changed.

Any idea if VFS acknowledges receipt of additional documents ? How long does it take ?
Any help would be appreciated
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Got on the 29th day after my application was received at Houston
One month is the current processing time as far as CKGS, now it's VFS global thats contracting this.
I was probably one of the last lucky one to submit it before the transition happened.
Oct 15 2020 Sent the packet, Acknowledged, Verified
Oct 19 2020 Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.
Oct 21 2020 Passport picked up
Oct 22 2020 Got back US Passport
Nov 19 2020 Got OCI card by mail
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Is US naturalization certificate required for OCI?
I have applied for a new OCI card for my son 2 days ago and got an email from VFS today asking for copy of both parents naturalization certificate. I have included copies of both parents US Passport and OCI card (we got OCI card almost 10 years ago). Unfortunately we don’t have the naturalization certificate because it not returned by US Passport authority when we originally applied for US passports.

Does anyone know if parent’s US naturalization certificate is required in addition to US passport when applying for OCI?
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