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OCI Timeline (naturalized citizen after renunciation) from SF Application Center
A total of 52 days in SF Application center from bottom to top (with 10 days delay, due to incomplete doc)

stage 3.
Document at hand On 10-SEP-2020
Document shipped fr SF 1Z3Y6R1413988XXXX On 09-SEP-2020
Document received in SAN FRANCISCO On 09-SEP-2020
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 02-SEP-2020
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 31-AUG-2020
OCI -Number A382XXXX
Date Of Acknowledgment on GOI Website On Aug 05, 2020

stage 2.
Aug 04, 2020 - Tuesday 01:49 pm Passport picked up by UPS
Your AWB Number is 1Z3Y6R14131141XXXX
To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of and enter your AWB Number.
Your OCI Application will continue and take the pre-defined processing time. Please continue tracking your application status online.
Aug 04, 2020 - Tuesday01:49 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.
Aug 04, 2020 - Tuesday01:49 pm Passport 'Reviewed' by Consulate and is ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
Aug 04, 2020 - Tuesday01:49 pm Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.
Aug 03, 2020 - Monday05:21 pm Application is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

stage 1.
Aug 03, 2020 - Monday03:25 pm Application is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.
Jul 31, 2020 - Friday06:44 pm We have 'Received' the 'Incomplete Documents' mentioned below but the contents have 'Not Been Verified'. An update on the progress of your application will be sent to you post verification.
Jul 28, 2020 - Tuesday02:59 pm Your Application is 'On Hold' due to the 'Incomplete Documents'.
Document Name Remarks Status
Naturalization Certificate (if Naturalized Citizen) Please provide a copy of the applicants Naturalization Certificate.You can ship the copy to your CKGS office.If the applicant was Naturalized based on parents, then please Provide a Notarized affidavit Stating that the applicant was Naturalized based on parents Naturalization.You have to ship the affidavit to your CKGS office.
is missing. Pending
Jul 27, 2020 - Monday04:57 pm We have 'Received' the 'Incomplete Documents' mentioned below but the contents have 'Not Been Verified'. An update on the progress of your Received
Jul 20, 2020 - Monday02:08 pm Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.
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OCI card - US passport query
I believe original US passport is required for new OCI card application. I am hesitant to send the passport by mail. If I visit CKGS Chicago in person, do they keep the passport or verify and return immediately ?
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OCI application from new York
Hi ,I am applying for a new application for my daughter and wanted to check if birth certificate needs to beuploaded on the government website is just scanned copy or it should be notarized. Also do we need to upload parental Authorization form on the government website as I see it in the there a particular format to submit the same?
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OCI Washington DC
Applied on July 23th 2020
Application received on CKGS center: July 24th 2020
Ack Date on govt website : July 28th 2020
OCI processed & Printed : August 19th 2020
OCI dispatched : August 20th 2020
OCI Delivered : August 21st 2020.
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Notarized Documents

I am applying for re-issue of OCI due to change in passport for a minor. Can someone please confirm that these are the only documents that need to be notarized?
1) Declaration page of the Application form.
2) Parental Authorization form for minors
3) Affidavit in lieu of Originals

Also do I have to self attest the copies? The current checklist doesn't state that.

Thank you!!
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OCI NY (Response time)
I submitted my kids application last week and it was delivered last week. Its has been more than 3 days and haven't received any acknowledgement.
Kind a worried since original passports were included (which took almost 2 months to get in US due to COVID). Tried reaching out to them via email/phone but it looks like phone lines are closed and email response is standard verbiage(auto-reply). Current time line as of now
13 Aug 2020 -- Both applications mailed
14 Aug 2020 -- Delivered, around 9-10 AM, Singed by Mr. Matthew.
Since then no updated on the actual receipt of the application. Does anyone had similar experience/delay in acknowledgement for OCI application recently.
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OCI Application photo confusion
Hello, I want to apply for OCI in San Francisco jurisdiction. As per cox and kings website, I filled out the form on Indian Govt website and got instructions to print them which I did. I see that the printed form already has images of my photo and signature that I uploaded as a part of filling the form online. My question is, where do I paste my physical photo on the printed form? On top of the image?

What about the signature image? Should I just trace over it?
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OCI card for minor
We are about to send documents for our newborn. But one thing is still bugging me .Do we need to get a thumbprint of the baby on declaration at the end of OCI form? Bit confused. Would really appreciate your inputs.
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Application and Receipt of OCI card
I applied for an OCI card via CKGS website and completed the form on the Indian Govt. website on July 19 2020
My date of acknowledgement was July 22 2020.
I got "processed" update on the Indian Govt. website today 8/12/2020 and also got an email from CKGS that my new OCI card will be delivered tomorrow (8/13/2020)
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''Only valid PDF can be uploaded error on Govt website - OCI reissue for minor
I am applying OCI reissue for minor due to new passport.
While trying to upload documents on the government website, I am getting this error - Only valid pdf can be uploaded.
My documents are all pdf and less than 500 kb.
I tried different documents, different browsers , nothing seems to work.
Given the covid situation, customer care emails/phone numbers are not accessible for a quick response.
Please help if anyone encountered this issue and got it resolved.
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