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hi...I'am from italy,,don't know if the time taken of oci is same but we are waiting very long time my doughter's oci

date of acknowledgment 15 may 2015
documents printing status proccessed on 29 jun 2015
dispatched from MOIA (OCI) new dellhi on 30 june 2015
document received at MILAN on

i sent a message to the indian consolat at milan but they don't replay...and i call but they don't pick up....what i can do? just still waiting?
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My OCI experience
Hi all,

These are the timelines for our daughter (minor) OCI application. Both me and my wife have our visas expired (we are students ) by the time of application but the Indian government was kind enough to accept our valid I-20 as proof of our legal status.
When CKGS (Washington) received our application, they immediately informed me that both the parents visa documents are missing (I believe they mean not valid anymore). I then spoke with them on phone and have sent our I-20s online which they, and subsequently the embassy people, promptly accepted (I initially sent the I-20s with the actual applications stating that I am sending them in lieu of visas; however they still said that the visas are missing). My experience with CKGS people is very positive. They are quite helpful on phone. Also, they respond to our emails with in 12 hours. My baby along with her grandmother will be traveling tomorrow and we are lucky to get the OCI just on time.

Also, some details on my application:
I paid $310 using USPS money order ($295 for minor application + $15 so that CKGS can dispatch our final OCI card+passport). $15 for Fedex one-day standard shipping (will be delivered next business day in the evening) is kinda a very good offer from CKGS.
I sent the application by USPS, since it's kind of cheap :)
Once, your OCI is granted keep tracking your OCI card. You initially receive an email once its granted. Generally, it takes a day to get your OCI card printed and 1-2 days for your card to be dispatched to USA from Delhi. The Indian site updates quite regularly.
https://passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury
Once I saw that my card has been dispatched, the next day I sent my passport to CKGS without waiting for their email. I sent the passport by Fedex two-day standard shipping for around $18 along with a printout that OCI has been dispatched and a letter briefly stating that the baby has travel within 10 days.
It generally takes 4-6 days before the CKGS people can sort your passport from Delhi.

<b>Finally, received the OCI card on 08/14/2015
Your AWB Number is ****3315
To track the Progress of Your Shipment, log onto the FedEx site using your AWB Number on www.fedex.com 08/13/2015
Your Documents have now reached CKGS application centre from the Embassy / Consulate.
Your document(s) is being sorted and will be ready for shipment shortly. Please continue tracking your application status online. 08/13/2015
The Embassy / Consulate has reviewed your application and is currently is 'In Transit' to the CKGS Application Centre. Please continue tracking your application status online. 08/12/2015
Your Application is 'Under Process' at the Embassy / Consulate. Please continue tracking your application status online. 08/12/2015
Your Passport is in transit at the Indian Embassy / Consulate for Match-Up 08/11/2015
Your passport has been received at CKGS for Match-Up 08/11/2015
Your printed OCI Card is ready for match-up with your US Passport / Foreign Passport. Please complete the OCI match-up process and refer to the email sent to you from CKGS with further details.
To make sure you receive our alerts / updates, add [email protected] to your white list. Please continue tracking your application status online. 08/11/2015
Your OCI card has been <b><i>dispatched</b></i> from India to the Embassy / Consulate. It will take <b><i>1 to 2 weeks before it arrives</b></i>. Please continue tracking your application status online. 08/06/2015
Your OCI card has been printed and would reach the Embassy / Consulate shortly.
Please continue tracking your application status online.
Please refer to the EMAIL sent to you from CKGS with further details. To make sure you receive our alerts / updates, add [email protected] to your white list. 08/05/2015
Your OCI application is granted. Please continue tracking your application status online.
Please refer to our EMAIL sent to you from CKGS with further details.To make sure you receive our alerts / updates, add [email protected] to your white list. 08/04/2015
Your application from the Embassy / Consulate has now been sent to Delhi, India for further scrutinization and processing. Please continue tracking your application status online. 06/22/2015
Your application from the Embassy / Consulate has now been sent to Delhi, India for further scrutinization and processing. Please continue tracking your application status online. 06/19/2015
Your Application is under process at the Embassy / Consulate. Please continue tracking your application status online. 06/19/2015
Your application has been processed at the CKGS Application Centre and is in transit to the Indian Embassy/Consulate for decision making.
Please continue tracking your application status online. 06/19/2015
We have received your incomplete / missing documents and we are verifying the same.
You will receive an update shortly on the progress of your application.
Please continue tracking your application status online. 06/18/2015
Your Application is on hold due to the incomplete / missing documents as mentioned under the REMARKS column. Only once the above documents are received by us at CKGS and post verification, will we be able to continue to process your application.
Please refer to our EMAIL sent to you from CKGS with further details.To make sure you receive our alerts / updates, add [email protected] to your white list / Approved / Safe Sender list. copy of both parents US visa status missing 06/16/2015
We have received your payment and we are verifying the same. If the payment made is complete, you will receive a payment receipt shortly. If there is any further discrepancy, you will receive an update. Please continue tracking your application status online. 06/16/2015
Your application has been received and is under process in CKGS. Please continue tracking your application status online. Your tracking id is USAW01D***** 06/16/2015 <\b>

Good luck everyone.
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Help with OCI please!
Hello all,
I have applied for my son's OCI card more than 2 months ago through Houston consulate (via CKGS). It is stuck in "under process" status for 2 months now. All CKGS can tell me average processing time. Processing time for my case has exceeded the average by about 2 weeks. I was told there is no expediting service available. My travel date is approaching fast and was wondering if there is any other avenue of follow-up, perhaps there is another phone number which I can call? My son is 17 months old and we both parents are Indian citizens. To me, it is a very straight forward case.
Any help in this regard will be greatly appreciated!
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OCI Processing Time
Hi,

When I submit my child's passport for OCI printing, how long would it take for me to receive?

Here is my status. SFO office is YET TO RECEIVE my documents from Delhi.

OCI-Application Status Details (as on 09/08/2015 10:53 PM IST).

Applicant Name CHRISTA EMMANUEL
File Acknowledgment Number USAS06286N15
Date Of Acknowledgment 04-JUL-2015
Registration Status at Mission SAN FRANCISCO
OCI- Number A1881901
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 29-JUL-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 30-JUL-2015
Document received At SAN FRANCISCO On
Note- Ordinarily, OCI Registration Certificate and Visa are available for delivery within 42 days from the date of acknowledgment. If there are any objections regarding Photographs/Signature/Thumb impression etc, the process may get delayed and the same will be communicated to applicant by the concerned Mission/ Office via OCI web site/ SMS/ Email/ Phone etc.
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OCI- ATL
Just want to share OCI timelines - It is very smooth till now

Passport submitted to CKGS ( WalkIn) 08/04/2015
Your printed OCI Card is ready for match-up with your US Passport / Foreign Passport. 08/04/2015
Sent to Mission on July 29th
Printed ( gov site ) - July 28th
Your application from the Embassy / Consulate has now been sent to Delhi, India for further scrutinization and processing. 07/07/2015
Your application has been processed at the CKGS Application Centre and is in transit to the Indian Embassy/Consulate for decision making. 06/24/2015
Your application has been received and is under process in CKGS. 06/22/2015
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OCI Application - SFO
Hi Anyone please help on time-lines as I have booked ticket to india month end of October 2015.

now Status of application Application is under process at the Embassy / Consulate for further scrutinization and may take upto 6 to 8 weeks for next update. Please continue tracking your application status online... what is meaning of it?

Detailed Status -

Application is under process at the Embassy / Consulate for further scrutinization and may take upto 6 to 8 weeks for next update. Please continue tracking your application status online. 07/31/2015
Your Application is 'Under Process' at the Embassy / Consulate. Please continue tracking your application status online. 07/22/2015
Your application has been processed at the CKGS Application Centre and is in transit to the Indian Embassy/Consulate for decision making.
Please continue tracking your application status online. 07/21/2015
We have received your payment and we are verifying the same. If the payment made is complete, you will receive a payment receipt shortly. If there is any further discrepancy, you will receive an update. Please continue tracking your application status online. 07/16/2015
Your application has been received and is under process in CKGS. Please continue tracking your application status online. Your tracking id is XXXXXX 07/16/2015
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OCI - SFO - Currently in INDIA
Hi,

I had to travel back to INDIA before the match up started for my son's OCI and I dont see any valid options for me to travel in near future.

I went to FRRO Bangalore , but was not of any help .

Can someone in same situation help on what was done,,,,,or what can be done,

regards
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OCI Not Received after long follow up
I need urgent help here. I have been trying to get OCI and US Passport of my kid from CKGS and CGI since long time.
I had started OCI process mid of 20th March 2015 because I wanted to visit India in August - 2015. I am continuously tracking application status and it still showing ready for match up as dated 05/26/2015.
US passport was sent and delivered to Houston center on 06/05/2015. USPS Tracking Number: 9505511020785153487646
On website, processing time shows that it would take 2 weeks for match up and US passport and OCI card would be sent back. I still not hear anything regarding dispatch of US passport and OCI card.

Could anyone please let me know how much time it would take for delivery of all the documents?

My travel date is 14th Aug 2015. And I believe CKGS and CGI will help me here and nothing will be messed up.

Thanks,
Ankit S.
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OCI Experience
I got my dauthter's OCI in 3 months + 2 days from the date of acknowledgement.

What I learnt during the process :

Wait for at least 40 days after your documents reached to New delhi for process.
Wait for at least 3 weeks to reach the OCI card to consulate.
Don't wait for the CKGS email after your documents reached to consulate. send your passport with the government site status print out .
after you sent the passport, it will take 10 days time to get the passport and OCI in hand

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OCI Experience
Application Status Remarks Date of Status
Your AWB Number is XXXXXXXX
To track the Progress of Your Shipment, log onto the FedEx site using your AWB Number on www.fedex.com 07/24/2015
Your Documents have now reached CKGS application centre from the Embassy / Consulate.
Your document(s) is being sorted and will be ready for shipment shortly. Please continue tracking your application status online. 07/24/2015
Your Passport is in transit at the Indian Embassy / Consulate for Match-Up 07/22/2015
Your passport has been received at CKGS for Match-Up 07/22/2015
Your printed OCI Card is ready for match-up with your US Passport / Foreign Passport. Please complete the OCI match-up process and refer to the email sent to you from CKGS with further details.
To make sure you receive our alerts / updates, add [email protected] to your white list. Please continue tracking your application status online. 07/22/2015
Your Application is under process at the Embassy / Consulate. Please continue tracking your application status online. 05/21/2015
Your application has been processed at the CKGS Application Centre and is in transit to the Indian Embassy/Consulate for decision making.
Please continue tracking your application status online. 05/20/2015
We have received your payment and we are verifying the same. If the payment made is complete, you will receive a payment receipt shortly. If there is any further discrepancy, you will receive an update. Please continue tracking your application status online. 05/20/2015
Your application has been received and is under process in CKGS. Please continue tracking your application status online. Your tracking id is XXXXXX 05/20/2015

Good Things- CKGS states it takes 2 months and in my case they delayed just slightly by week
CKGS Helpline is quite good and they help you in completing documentation as and when required

Bad Things-CKGS does not keep its website status updated and therefore you have to visit govt of India website (gods grace that is updated regularly)
Documentation checklist for CKGS is huge and they discard/return documents when you submit application (waste of time and money for assembling so many docs)
Transit time to consulate takes much longer
Helpline staff is good but due to lack of information the just try to avoid risk by giving you timeline which does not makes sense..for example one of them stated that match up process takes 4-6 weeks...

But overall OCI experience was good considering that you are dealing with Government of India

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