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PIO submitted on Jan 15th recieved PIO 23rd Jan
I applied for my son's PIO which was submitted to NY embassy on Jan 15th.
As everybody i was expecting to get the application returned and be advised to apply for OCI.
But as a surprise, i received his PIO this afternoon.

tracking info from CKGS website:

Passport sent by post/courier number 772######## 01/22/2015
Your application has been collected from the Embassy/Consulate and is being sorted. Your application will be ready for collection from our Application Centre within one business day. 01/21/2015
Your application has been submitted at The Indian Embassy/Consulate for further processing. 01/15/2015
Your application is in process. Your tracking id is USAN####### 01/15/2015
Your application has been received and will be submitted subject to verification. 01/15/2015
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PIO SFO, application reached on Jan 16, 2015
* My dauther's PIO application reached SFO center on Jan 16, 2015
* Jan 19th found PIO has been discontinued
* Called CKGS to check the status & requested to send back USA passport, so that i can start OCI process
* CKGS representative asked about my visa status, when i say H1B - he said, i am not eligible to apply for OCI either
* I told him that i have a travel plan on Apr 2015, then he suggest to apply for Entry Visa

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PIO TO OCI WASHINGTON DC--- CKGS EMAIL
GOT EMAIL FROM CKGS PLEASE SEND SCANNED OCI APPLICATION AND FEES PAID TOWARD PIO
WILL BE USED FOR OCI. SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS OF PROCESSING TIME. EMBASSY DECISION.
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PIO HOUSTON
PIO application reached CKGS on Jan/16th. Later found out that PIO has been discontinued. Called/emailed CKGS on 01/19 to send back the docs and original USA passports. They have the same answer "please be patient for 2 days and you will receive the documents". Not received as of 1/22. Got a call from CKGS on 1/21 notifying that the documents will be sent to me in "2 days(magic number)". Will update all once I receive the docs.
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PIO - HOUSTON
Guys,
Applied for PIO on Jan 5th 2015 and PIO submitted to consulate on Jan 7th 2015.
Your application has been collected from the Embassy/Consulate and is being sorted. Your application will be ready for collection from our Application Centre within one business day. Jan 16th 2015

Got call on Jan 21st 2015 from CKGS that my PIO is not issued and that they will return the passport to my address.
I have itinerary to travel to India by Feb 15th 2015, so I told them to retain the passport and applied for Visa application (Processing time is 5 business days).
Your application has been submitted at The Indian Embassy/Consulate for further processing. Jan 22nd.
Contacted CKGS twice through phone and email to check if they got the passport from my PIO application and attached it Visa application. CKGS customer care have no Idea, but they told me to wait for couple of days and if the application have issues then they told they will contact me in 24 to 48 hours. Jan 26th 2015 is holiday for CKGS/Consulate. so expecting Visa process to be completed by Jan 30th 2015 and receive the passport with VISA by Jan 31st 2015 if I am lucky enough.
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PIO - NY - Applied 13th Jan
Guys, my package is dispatched this afternoon. Wait for one more days. I will post as soon as I will get my package.

Please see below tracking details. The last package dispatch update I got through mail. Still not updated on website.

Your application has been collected from the Embassy/Consulate and is being sorted. Your application will be ready for collection from our Application Centre within one business day. 01/21/2015
Your application has been submitted at The Indian Embassy/Consulate for further processing. 01/13/2015
Your application is in process. Your tracking id is USANXXXXXXXX 01/13/2015
Your application has been received and will be submitted subject to verification. 01/13/2015
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PIO cards stamped AFTER Jan 9th, 2015
While we were glad to get our PIO cards last week on Friday (Jan 16th) ; both my wife's and my PIO cards are stamped Jan 12th and signed by the consulate on Jan 12th. They had received the PIO applications on Jan 6th.

Someone posted here on Immihelp, that PIO's after Jan 9th are no good?? ... then why did we get ours??

Please post here if you did get your PIO's recently and what the stamp date is. I DO NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH CKGS OR INDIAN EMBASSY anymore....hope this is not a problem.

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PIO - NY - Applied 13th Jan
Guys, CKGS have no idea whether we will get PIO or application . See below response from them. I am also on same boat. I will update once I will receive my package. See the words:)

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for contacting CKGS via email.
 
With respect to your PIO Application, we see that your documents are ready for collections. Since you have paid $15 for the return shipping from CKGS, we have send the intimation to our CKGS Application Center to dispatch the documents as soon as possible and update to you with the tracking details.
As per the ne update all PIO applications, pending with CKGS / Mission for processing, are being returned to the applicants with a request to apply for an OCI card on the same fee prescribed for the PIO card. Henceforth, applicants may apply for an OCI card only, as the PIO card scheme is no longer in existence.
However, once you receive your documents please check if the PIO card is issued to you or not. As we are not informed by the Consulate weather your PIO card is approved or not.

 

If you received the approved PIO card, then there is no need to apply for OCI. However, if you found that there is not PIO card and only your application along with all the documents are sent back to you. Then you can apply for OCI.
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I am in confusion on PIO since I just applied
Hello Team, My PIO application reached CKGS on 12th Jan and they sent to Embassy on 13th Jan. After that there is no new status on their website. I am in a dilemma whether my minor twins will get the PIO / OCI or will the application be returned back. Does anyone know if they are going to process the applications which are already with Embassy? Your thoughts will be appreciated...

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Please post updates if you receive PIO
Dear Members: Please post your update as soon as you receive PIO or you receive your passport and application back. This will give a direction to the rest of us who can plan accordingly. In my case, I don't know whether I should apply for VISA once they send it back since I will be left with only 2 more weeks. I would most probably go for VISA-On-Arrival. But that again is a guess since we don't know when will Embassy send the passport back. Such a huge mess. Appreciate the updates when you receive updates from CKGS. Thank You Everyone!!
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