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OCI Card For Spouse of Foreign Origin
Requests birth certificate. What can be submitted in lieu of birth certificate?
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OCI Card Processing Time (in Atlanta, USA)
Total 27 days from the day of mailing my documents to the Consulate office in Atlanta. My document were delivered there on the same day due to my location. It is about a new (first time) OCI card that I just received.

November 21, 2022 (Monday): After completing my online application, mailed my documents to the Consulate in Atlanta.

November 22, 2022 (Tuesday): Your application is being verified and currently under process at the VFS Indian Consulate Application Center..... (This is what the status would say on VFS Track Your Application Status Webpage).

November 23, 2022 (Wednesday): Your application had been processed at the VFS Consular application center and currently is "In-Transit" to the Embassy of India/Consulate General of India for decision making..... (This is what the status would say on VFS Track Your Application Status Webpage).

December 16, 2022 (Friday) at 3:12pm: Your document (s) is dispatched using the return label purchased or sent by you......... (This is what the status would say on VFS Track Your Application Status Webpage).

December 16, 2022 (Friday) at 3:12pm: I received a text message on my cell phone stating the same as above i.e. your document (s) is dispatched using the return label purchased or sent by you.

December 17, 2022 (Saturday) at 11:08 am: I received my OCI card through FedEx

Note: The website for instructions for OCI is really disorganized and very bad!
It does not ask for a letter of consent (i.e. you allow them to make any changes/corrections to your application). However, the letter of consent is necessary (!). Therefore, make sure you add it to your documents otherwise they will hold your application until you send it within a few days.

Also, despite uploading your photo online when you generate/create your application, you must also mail two passport size photos with you application packet otherwise they will hold your application until you send it within a few days.
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OCI Renew After 20Yrs - SFO
Oct 17, 2022 - Application created
Oct 26, 2022 - Application posted
Oct 28, 2022 - Application received at VFS
Oct 29, 2022 - Date of Acknowledgment at SFO Consulate
Status at OCI ----UNDER PROCESS
Dec 6, 2022 - Document printing status - processed
Dec 7, 2022 - Dispatched from MEA, New Delhi
Dec 14, 2022 - Received at SFO Consulate
Dec 14, 2022 - Received an email from VFS with Fedex tracking
Dec 15, 2022 - Received OCI Card.
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3 adult and 2 minor OCI (Chicago)
NOV 18th, 2022 - Application delivered to VFS
NOV 19th, 2022 - Your application is being verified and currently under process at the VFS Indian Consular
Application Centre
NOV 22nd, 2022 - 8.30 am - 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.
To ‘Track and Trace’ please visit: https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind/track-application and use Government
reference number ( ARN, File Reference number) to get the updated status of your application.
NOV 22nd, 2022 6pm - Your application has reached at the Embassy/Consulate and is currently under review process
Dec 12th, 2022 10 am - Gov portal - OCI number generated, doc printing status as processed
Dec 14th, 2022 3.30 pm - Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India &
will be dispatched using the courier service you had opted.
Dec 15th - OCI Delivered
Dec 16th - OCI Received at home
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OCI processing experience USA - Chicago
Chicago
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Online application submission: 05-nov-2022
Date of submission to VFS: Nov-10-2022 (had to send the photographs by courier as i forgot to attach them in the first document submission package)
Date of submission to Indian Counsulate: 15-Nov-2022
Processing Completed on : 06-Dec-2022
OCI Card received on 09-Dec-2022

Process was smooth
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OCI(Minor) is approved then EVisa will canceled automatically while EVisa holder is in India?
I have applied for the OCI card for a 4month old kid and it is taking time to process. Meantime Can I apply evisa and travel back to India as my job position was lost in the USA and I can't stay more than a week in the USA?
I will get the OCI card after reaching India and I will transfer OCI card from the USA. If my OCI is approved, will by E-Visa be canceled while my kid is in India?
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OCI Renewal - Adult - SFO Consulate
My experience of renewing the OCI for my daughter after turning 20 years of age:

Sep 15 - Completed Online Application (Bought Prepaid FedEx Labels)
Sep 27 - Sent Package To VFS
Sep 28 - VFS Acknowledged, Packaged Delivered To VFS
Sep 29 - Processed At VFS, Transit To SFO Consulate
Oct 04 - SFO Consulate Acknowledged
Nov 15 - OCI Renewed & Document Printing Status Processed (New Delhi)
Nov 16 - OCI Dispatched From New Delhi To SFO Consulate
Nov 28 - OCI Received By SFO Consulate
Nov 28 - Received Email From VFS With FedEx Tracking Number
Nov 29 - OCI Received
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Adult application from Canada
Application Reference Number XXXX11XXXNXXX
Application Date 2022-10-26
Applicant Name NAME
Applicant Passport Number XX111XXX
Applicant Date of Birth YYYY-MM-DD
Application Status Processing at Consulate General
Application move India Portal
Applicant Name xxxxxxxxx
File Reference Number xxxxx1111xxxxx
Date Of Acknowledgment 16-NOV-2022
Registration Status at Mission TORONTO
OCI Application Status UNDER-PROCESS
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OCI @ Singapore
Date Of Submission 17-OCT-2022
Date Of Acknowledgment 18-OCT-2022
Registration Status at Mission SINGAPORE
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 18-NOV-2022
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 18-NOV-2022
Document received At SINGAPORE On 18-NOV-2022

I'll go collect from the High Commission in the next few days.
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2x OCI Minor SFO
Both OCI Applications were sent on the same day.

Application 1:

SEPT 27 2022 - Application Delivered to VFS per FedEx Tracking

SEPT 28 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. (Per VFS Global)

SEPT 29 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. (Per VFS Global)

OCT 1 2022 - Date of Acknowledgment (per OCI Services)

OCT 31 2022 - OCI Number Generated, Documents Printing Status Processed (per OCI Services)

NOV 1 2022 - Dispatched From MEA (OCI) (per OCI Services)

NOV 5 2022 - Documents Received at San Francisco (per OCI Services)

NOV 6 2022 - Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India & will be dispatched using the courier service you had opted. (Per VFS Global)

NOV 7 2022 - OCI Received

Application 2:

SEPT 27 2022 - Application Delivered to VFS per FedEx Tracking

SEPT 29 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. (Per VFS Global)

SEPT 30 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. (Per VFS Global)

OCT 4 2022 - Date of Acknowledgment (per OCI Services)

* As of 23 November Application 2 is still under process.
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