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OCI Processing tie period - Washington DC (CKGS)
HI,Below are the time lines ,read from bottom to up.Took 30 days total

NOV 11,2020 - Recieved OCI

Nov 09, 2020 - Monday
12:33 pm
OCI Card picked up by from CKGS in the Pre Paid Envelope provided by you.

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of your Service Provider and enter your AWB Number.
Oct 19, 2020 - Monday
05:44 pm
Original Passport handed over to by CKGS in the Pre Paid Envelope provided by you.

Your AWB Number is 1Z1R19XXXXXXX

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of your Service Provider and enter your AWB Number.

Your OCI Application will continue and take the pre-defined processing time. Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 13, 2020 - Tuesday
04:17 pm
Original Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Your OCI Application will continue and take the pre-defined processing time. Please continue tracking your application status online.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 12, 2020 - Monday
04:18 pm
Passport 'Reviewed' by Embassy and is ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 12, 2020 - Monday
12:19 pm
Application is 'Under Process' at Embassy for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 12, 2020 - Monday
09:42 am
Application is 'In Transit' to the Embassy.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 09, 2020 - Friday
05:01 pm
Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 09, 2020 - Friday
03:11 pm
Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

Full payment received and payment receipt sent to your registered email ID.

The Embassy may request for further documents over and above those already submitted as per the Document Checklist.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 09, 2020 - Friday
10:45 am
Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

You will receive an E-mail advising you of the outcome of the verification process.
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Ques reg OCI
I have been able to print the application form for OCI
What is the process after that
1. So i print same photo and send?
2. Do i have to send any envelope?
3. US passport has to be sent?
4.Is fees $275?
May be i m missing link to look at all instructions
Greatly appreciate ur input
Thank
AG
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VFS Application Centers in USA
Request to everyone.

As and when you apply for Passport, OCI or Renunciation, can you please provide the VFS Application Center addresses here? They are not listed on VFS website and we need to update https://www.immihelp.com/ckgs-application-center-locations-in-usa/
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OCI renewal because of new passport after age 50
i filled the form on the govt site. It did not take me to any agents site (Cox is no longer an agent)

3 questions based on OCI renewal because of new passport after age 50
1) that govt site says $275 fee for new OCI, but nowhere does it say what is the current rate of fee only for OCI renewal only
2) what documents are required to be sent?
3) the site mentions we need to come to the consulate to pick the OCI after being renewed. true?

Rz
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New OCI card Process at SFO consulate
I applied new OCI card for my son at SFO consulate through CKGS on Sep end.

Below is the status of my OCI application in GOV website

Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 02-NOV-2020
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 04-NOV-2020
Document received At SAN FRANCISCO

There is no updated after document is dispatched from Delhi.

But all other consulate are receiving the OCI on same day after dispatching from delhi.

I am confused why only SFO is not receiving it on same day.

Also what is the timeframe to get OCI in SFO consulate after dispatching from Delhi?

Please share your experience if you have received OCI from SFO consulate recently with status of your OCI appication in GOV website.
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New OCI card stuck at Indian Consultate - Houston
Hi All,

I applied for my OCI card on 10/5 and my US passport was returned to me on 10/15, and I checked my status on https://ociservices.gov.in/ and it shows that my OCI was printed and shipped to US consulate in Houston on 11/3! Its been one week and CKGS has not shipped my OCI back.

I understand CKGS services with Indian government have ended, but I had already paid for the pre-paid envelope and I am assuming it is still CKGS responsibility to send my OCI back? I have already e-mailed CKGS and Indian consulate in Houston but of course I have not heard back.

Any one has any suggestions on what I need to do? Thanks!
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CKGS OCI Chicago - Received my OCI - Yay (28 days total)
I had filed my OCI application just a few days before the deadline with CKGS Chicago.

I had applied on Oct 12th with CKGS Chicago. Application was processed and in the same week, I received my US passport back on Oct 16th. I was then tracking my OCI processing on https://ociservices.gov.in/statusEnqury site. The date of acknowledgment was Oct 16th as well. I was checking the status daily - every morning.

Yesterday, on Nov 9th, I saw the status was changed to (Processed on/Documents received at Chicago/etc.) on Nov 9th. And today I received my OCI card (which looks like passport btw) by Fedex which I had prepaid and sent along my application.
 
Btw - there are no updates on ckgs tracking site about the OCI being dispatched/delivered. Hope this helps.

All the best.
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CKGS OCI UPS - Atlanta (Applied just before 16 Oct deadline)
Hi Everyone! I got my daughters OCI Card in the mail on Friday(11/06/2020). The CKGS website is still not showing any updates about it being OCI received from consulate or sent out.

Had to reach out to consulate to make them ship out the OCI card.

CKGS has left the in progress application in the waters and consulate by themselves are shipping out the OCI cards in the prepaid Envelopes provided.

I had applied at the Atlanta Consulate right before the CKGS deadline and my application was for a New OCI Card for new born child.

I sent the application on Oct. 9th.
Received at CKGS on the 12th.
Date of Acknowledgement was Oct. 13.
Gov. of India Status as Processed on Nov. 3nd.
Received in the mail on Nov. 6th.

Here are the updates on the Govt Website:

Date Of Acknowledgment 14-OCT-2020
Registration Status at Mission ATLANTA
OCI- Number AXXXXXXX
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 03-NOV-2020
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 04-NOV-2020
Document received At ATLANTA On 04-NOV-2020

CKGS Website:

Oct 14, 2020 - Wednesday
12:58 pm
Original Passport handed over to by CKGS in the Pre Paid Envelope provided by you.

Your AWB Number is 1Z69xxxxxxxx

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of your Service Provider and enter your AWB Number.

Your OCI Application will continue and take the pre-defined processing time. Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 14, 2020 - Wednesday
09:35 am
Original Passport ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Your OCI Application will continue and take the pre-defined processing time. Please continue tracking your application status online.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 14, 2020 - Wednesday
09:35 am
Passport 'Reviewed' by Consulate and is ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 13, 2020 - Tuesday
10:50 am
Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 13, 2020 - Tuesday
10:49 am
Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 13, 2020 - Tuesday
08:35 am
Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 12, 2020 - Monday
03:43 pm
Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

Full payment received and payment receipt sent to your registered email ID.

The Consulate may request for further documents over and above those already submitted as per the Document Checklist.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Oct 12, 2020 - Monday
11:27 am
Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

You will receive an E-mail advising you of the outcome of the verification process.
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VFS OCI fedex
For new OCI application, do I need to send two fedex return envelopes ? One for returning original passport and one for OCI card ? There is no specific info on vfs website for this ?

If anyone has experience, please let me know. Thanks
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VFS OCI
I sent my application through fedex on Friday Nov 6th 2020, I checked application status today Nov/9th, it says invalid input. I live in Ohio and sent my OCi app to NY office How long does it take before I can see progress with my case. Thanks
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