OCI process for my Kid (2.5 yr) having India multiple entry Visa ( 5 yrs issued in 2017)
I had a question regarding my Kid's (2.5 yr old - USA born) OCI processing. He holds Indian visa - multiple entry which will expire in 2022. Am checking to see if i can start OCI processing for him. Reason being , my H1 Visa max out is Feb 2021 and we might move out in case my PERM/140 doesn't get approved.
* Does OCI needs parents valid visa greater than 6 months ?
* Do we need to apply Renunciation before applying OCI as i read it somewhere. My kids doesn't hold Indian Citizenship or Indian PP.
* Can i apply OCI in India if we move back to India and stay for an year or so ? Guess we can travel back to India based on his Multiple entry visa which expires in 2022.
OCI Card - Reissue @ Washington DC - For New Passport
My son who turned 20 today, had to get his passport renewed and thereby also had to apply for OCI-Reissue. He applied on March 18th and today he has received his new OCI card by Fedex. He is one luck guy to have his application processed during this lock-down period.
This is his timeline:
March 18 - OCI Application package shipped to CKGS @ Washington DC. Used Fedex for shipping.
March 19 - Received at CKGS and Processed
March 20 - Sent to Embassy
May 19 - Printing Processed at MEA
May 28 - Shipped to Embassy @ DC
June 8 - Processed and sent to CKGS
June 8 - CKGS processed and shipped to our home address
June 9 - New OCI card delivered by FedEx.
Application Package Consisted of:
Original current OCI Card
Copy of OCI card - Notarized
Copy of New Passport - Notarized
Copy of Old Passport - Notarized
Copy of Birth Certificate - Notarized
Copy of Driving License for Address Proof - Notarized
Copy of Fees Receipts
I am in the process of renewing my OCI due to new passport. My question is does the old or my current OCI need to be returned to either Coxs and Kings or the Indian Government? Thanks in advance.
NY CGI - New OCI Card Issued (Applied on 02/24/2020)
Thought I would update my case here. I had applied to the NY CGI for a new OCI card (Adult). My card got delayed due to the shelter in place rules in NY. Today I see that the card has been printed and is on its way to me. Looks like they have resumed their services. My timeline:
02/24/20 Application received at CKGS
02/25/20 Application verified and in transit to Consulate
02/26/20 Application under process at Consulate
02/26/20 Original US passport reviewed & mailed back to me in the prepaid envelope I provided
05/05/20 OCI document printed and received at NY CKGS
05/05/20 OCI document despatched to me via the prepaid envelope provided
FYI, since I live in LA and had chosen to have the OCI processed at NY CGI (as SF is slow and one can now choose to have an OCI processed outside one's jurisdiction), I had to provide 2 prepaid UPS envelopes (they don't accept USPS or FedEx). I received my US passport in the first one and will receive my OCI in this second one.
So it seems that CKGS and NY CGI are back to work - those of you waiting, should get some news soon too. For those that are applying, just make sure you include everything in the checklist (original and certified copies) - I have never had an issue with missing documents etc. with CKGS as I ensure that I include everything in the checklist.
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