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Latest update from nickatoci 5/27/2015 - SF Center
CKGS received passports for match-up on Wed 5/20/2015 10 AM. No update until Tuesday. ( I know they only count working days and Monday was holiday). Tuesday evening sent email just to inquire. This morning 5/27/2015 Status updated.

CKGS has received the passport and your passport is in transit to Indian Consulate. 5/27/2015 ( 4 working days after they received the passport). Now waiting to see how long Indian Consulate take to return the passports back to CKGS at SF.
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OCI-ATLANTA-TIMELINES
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. 05/08/2015
Your Application is under process at the Embassy / Consulate. Please continue tracking your application status online. 03/31/2015
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. 03/31/2015
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. 03/31/2015
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. 03/31/2015
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. 03/25/2015
Your application has been received and is under process in CKGS. Please continue tracking your application status online. Your tracking id is usaa00c32n15 03/25/2015

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Since last update when I called they told me that send your passport for match up with out email from CKGS that also reached by 05/21 but they are not updating any status on their site. I hope my OCI card will be back before 1st June.
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OCI - SFO- for my son
I am not sure how ling it will be takes for decision making, but as per forum its looks like they may take at least 50 - 60 days (am i right?)

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. 05/04/2015
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. 04/28/2015
Your application has been received and is under process in CKGS. Please continue tracking your application status online. Your tracking id is USAXXXXXXXXX 04/28/2015
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OCI Timeline CKGS Atlanta

Your Application is under process at the Embassy / Consulate. 5/15/2015

Your Application is under process at the Embassy / Consulate. . 5/15/2015

Your Passport is 'In Transit' to the Embassy / Consulate for Match-Up. 5/15/2015

Your Passport has been received at CKGS for Match-Up and is currently being
 packaged for onward submission to the Embassy / Consulate. 5/14/2015

Your printed OCI Card is ready for match-up with your US
Passport / Foreign Passport. Pleasecomplete the OCI match-up process and refer
to the email sent to you from CKGS with further details.  5/12/2015

Your OCI card has been dispatched to the Embassy / Consulate. 5/7/2015

Your application from the Embassy / Consulate has now been sent to Delhi,
India for further scrutinization and processing. 3/17/2015

Your Application is under process at the Embassy / Consulate. 3/16/2015

Your application has been processed at the CKGS Application Centre and
 is in transit to the Indian Embassy/Consulate for decision making.  3/16/2015

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. 3/10/2015

Your application has been received and is under process in CKGS. 3/10/2015
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Hope to get the PP back on Mon/Tue
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nickatoci
on 5/14/2015 at 4 PM Just received email to send the passports for OCI-Passport match-up. 3 days later.

Time line
4 days for ckgs to send the application to SF consulate once they received it.
52 days for India to process the OCI from ACK date
1 day to print
1 day to send OCI to SF
19 days to receive OCI at SF
3 days to receive email to send in the passports = Total process time = 80 - days so far.

I am sending the passports tomorrow 5/15/2015.will post when they receive it and when I will get my OCI+ passports back
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OCI in lieu of PIO without original PIO card submission(CGI SF)
Since I had an existing travel plan with my kids in June, I cant submit my kids original PIO card to the consulate as a part of OCI in lieu of PIO application. I am planning to keep a photo copy and a covering letter with this reason in my application. I can take this ORIGINAL PIO cards to the CGI office on return of my kids to US(in August). Does this work? I know that the best case should be my application would be delayed till I submit the original PIO cards, which is correct. But what are the other potential issues for this idea? I just want to file the application IN TIME(before June 10th) as these inconsistent rumors are floating around that thats the last date for using PIO card.

Any expert ideas?
Thanks.
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SF - OCI Timeline
I have been replying to several post about my timeline. I hope it may help to some of you.
Time and processing at SF CKGS is depends on your paper work but my application was sent to SF Consulate in 4 days.
Status at http://www.passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury showed

Date of Acknowledgment 27-FEB-2015
It stayed "under Process" for 52 days
Documents printing Status - Processed - 20-APR-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI) New Delhi - 21-APR-2015
Document received At - San Francisco - 13-MAY-2015 ( IST) (about 19 days total - 14 working days)

Now waiting for email from SF CKGS to send in our passports for OCI-Passport match.

N Patel
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OCI-SFO
I applied for my OCI in February at the SF mission and it was finally sent to consulate March 12, 2015 and acknowledged date was that also. It is now May 12, 2015 and it still shows as Under-Process on the indian consulate website. I am looking to start a job soon in India and need the OCI status, Can anyone provide any insight?
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India Visa processing time & dates
Hi,

Can any one help me with the processing times for India Visa.
If I send my documents on Monday 5/11 , what are the chances that I will get it before 5/22 ?

Please share your experiences. Thanks

- Vishal
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Should one just apply for Visa also if one are applying for OCI card
It seems one should also apply for Visa if one is applying for OCI as the freaking process is takes way too long. Its expected of applicants to get OCI card before making travel plans which can mean applying for 5-6 months prior to your travel date. Also seems like SF consulate is the worst.

After waiting for over 2 months I'm thinking of applying for tourist visa for my kid and collecting OCI card after my India visit. Here are the timelines -

Application submitted in person at CKGS SF - 04-MAR-2015
Delhi consulate Date Of Acknowledgment 06-MAR-2015
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 05-MAY-2015
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 08-MAY-2015

SF consulate applicants can you pls share if 3-4 weeks is sufficient time to get the OCI card ? I'll be travelling in 1st week of June.

Thanks,
Ashok
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