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Minor OCI Card status "Under Process" even after two months
Hello

I am facing a strange experience with OCI card application. Applied for OCI for my twin babies and for one baby OCI card received in a month and for other baby status still shown as Under Process. Based on others experience now the timeline is in between one and two months at SFO consulate.

Can anyone guide me like how should I approach (VFS is useless as they were giving a standard template) and get the right status of application. We had travel plans but postponed as OCI card did not arrive.
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VFS Dispatch with no FedEx tracking number
I applied for OCI reissuance in mid Jul and eventually the OCI was received by the consulate yesterday. Today (Aug 31). I get the email from VFS as follows:

Your document (s) is dispatched using the return label purchased or sent by you.If using VFS courier, please check for email from "[email protected]" for details.
If you have used your prepaid label then track the status via the website of the concerned service provider.
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There has been no email from FedEx with tracking info. I called VFS and they say the shipping label has not yet been generated and it can take 24-48 hours to do so. Not sure why they did not mention this in the email. Since I am not that far from SF, I asked if I can pick up the OCI in person from their office. They do not allow in person
pickup.

Now I get the tracking info from UPS, while their email says FedEx. Not sure if anyone knows what's happening in that office. In any case, I hope that I get the docs tomorrow.
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Re-issue OCI after acquiring new US passport at the age of 20 plus
OCI Misc services form with support docs sent to VFS 8/16
Vfsglobal ack the form being processed 8/19
Vfsglobal processed and sent to CGI San Francisco 8/23

VFS global CS suggesting wait for 6 long weeks for reissue of OCI card, so not going to plan any immediate travel to india as my Original OCI card with the CGI San Francisco and any emergency fmly travel would need an eViSA , unfortunately for this there is no real solution though I wish MEA and India immigration allows me to travel based on the OCI reissue processing pending at the CGI San Francisco
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New OCI Registration Adult (former Indian citiizen) – Houston
Hi All - Here is my timeline. Was faster than expected though I had an initial hitch.

June19th, 2023 - Application received at VFS
June 20th 2023 - Notice that "Photo" was not to spec, have to resend
June 22nd 2023 - Uploaded new photo online on OCI website. Printed updated OCI application with updated photo. Resent physical signed version of updated OCI application and new photo original by UPS, along with copy of email sent from VFS.
June 27th 2023 - Received at VFS
June 30th 2023 - Application has been processed and is submitted to Mission for decision making
June 5th 2023 - Under Process on the OCI website
July 21st, 2023 - Document Printing status updated to Processed on the OCI website, dispatched from New Delhi
July 24 th 2023 - Application is dispatched using the courier service opted
July 25, 2023 - Received OCI card via FedEx
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OCI Application for Minor - SF - US National by Birth with both Parent’s being OCI Card Holders
Applied through SF
June 29: Mailed documents from Los Angeles Area to VFS in SAN FRANCISCO
June 30: [VFS WEBSITE STATUS] 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.
July 3: [VFS WEBSITE STATUS] 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.
July 5: [VFS WEBSITE STATUS] Your application has reached at the Embassy/Consulate and is currently under review process
July 6: [OCI WEBSITE STATUS] Date of acknowledgment at Consulate - 06-JUL-2023
July 28: [OCI WEBSITE STATUS] Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 28-JUL-2023
July 31: [OCI WEBSITE STATUS] Dispatched From MEA (OCI) NEW DELHI On 31-JUL-2023
Aug 3 (received August 3rd afternoon US time but updated August 4th morning India time): [OCI WEBSITE STATUS] Document received At SAN FRANCISCO On 04-AUG-2023
Email on Friday, August 4th afternoon saying shipped from VFS in San Francisco.
Delivered Monday, August 7th.
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New OCI application for Minor (Twins) - SanFrancisco
Baby 1

29-JUN-2023 Sent Documents via FedEx to VFS SAN FRANCISCO
30-JUN-2023 [VFS Website Status] 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
04-JUL-2023 [VFS Website Status] 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
06-JUL-2023 [OCI Website Status] Date Of Acknowledgment
26-JUL-2023 [OCI Website Status] Documents Printing Status PROCESSED
28-JUL-2023 [OCI Website Status] Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI
03-AUG-2023 [OCI Website Status] Document received At SAN FRANCISCO
04-AUG-2023 Document dispatched using FedEx return label
07-AUG-2023 OCI card delivered at home address

Baby 2

29-JUN-2023 Sent Documents via FedEx to VFS SAN FRANCISCO
30-JUN-2023 [VFS Website Status] 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
04-JUL-2023 [VFS Website Status] 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
06-JUL-2023 [OCI Website Status] Date Of Acknowledgment
07-AUG-2023 In Progress
17-SEP-2023 [OCI Website Status] Documents Printing Status PROCESSED
18-SEP-2023 [OCI Website Status] Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI
25-SEP-2023 [OCI Website Status] Document received At SAN FRANCISCO
26-SEP-2023 Document dispatched using FedEx return label
27-SEP-2023 OCI card delivered at home address
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New OCI Application Timeline for Minor in San Francisco
30-MAY-2023 Dropped Documents at VFS in person in SAN FRANCISCO
30-MAY-2023 [VFS Website Status] 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.
31-MAY-2023 [VFS Website Status] 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.
02-JUN-2023 [OCI Website Status] Date Of Acknowledgment
14-JUL-2023 [OCI Website Status] Documents Printing Status PROCESSED
17-JUL-2023 [OCI Website Status] Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI
25-JUL-2023 [OCI Website Status] Document received At SAN FRANCISCO
25-JUL-2023 [VFS Website Status] Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India & will be dispatched using the courier service you had opted.
25-JUL-2023 [VFS Website Status] Your document (s) is dispatched using the return label purchased or sent by you.If using VFS courier, please check for email from "[email protected]" for details. If you have used your prepaid label then track the status via the website of the concerned service provider.
26-JUL-2023 FEDEX DELIVERED OCI
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OCI - Minor - Washington DC - July 2023
Below are the details and timeline for my OCI application.

Type: Minor, never held Indian Passport
Applying on basis of Indian origin
Embassy: Washington DC

*Timeline*

22 June 2023
Sent documents by FedEx to VFS

23 June 2023
VFS has Received your Application and your application is now ‘Under Process’ at VFS India Consular Application Centre. - VFS

26 June 2023
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. - VFS

27 June 2023
Date of Acknowledgement by embassy. Status is “Under Process”. Status update from https://ociservices.gov.in/statusEnqury.

18 July 2023
OCI number generated. Documents printing status shows Processed on 18 Jul 2023. Status update from https://ociservices.gov.in/statusEnqury.

20 July 2023
Msg 1:
Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India & will be dispatched using the courier service you had opted. - VFS
Msg 2:
Your document (s) is dispatched using the return label purchased or sent by you. If using VFS courier, please check for email from "[email protected]" for details. - VFS
Msgs 3+:
Received multiple FedEx shipment notifications, such as confirmation of pickup, estimated delivery date, and more. Package set to arrive next day before 8:00PM. Status updates from [email protected].

21 July 2023
Msg 1:
Package is out for delivery. - FedEx
Msg 2:
Package has been delivered. - FedEx
OCI Card received.

Final remarks:
Overall, the application took about a month.
Was able to get it done first attempt which made the process much easier.
All info was correct on the documents received.
If you have any questions, please reply to this post.
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OCI still underprocess since December 2022
Dears

I have filled out an OCI application for my mother on December 26, 2022. As per the status enquiry, the application is still under process as of today, July 18, 2023. The application was sent through the Indian Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I visited the embassy to inquire about the update, but they themselves had no information regarding why it is still under process.

Do you have any idea where I can follow up on the status of the application? Is there another way to inquire about why it has not progressed beyond the "Under Process" stage?

Thank you for your assistance.
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OCI Card Timeline at SFO
I applied for a new OCI minor application at the San Francisco post and the application was received by the consulate on 18 APR 2023.

It has been 55 working days since then and no new update from the consulate. I understand that SFO consulate is under staffed but on the consulate website it says I can contact the consulate if it has been more than 50 working days since the submission of the application.

Is there any way I can expedite or escalate on my application? Any advice is helpful. Already checked with VFS global team and they said they can't do much until consulate gives any update.
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