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    OCI process

    It's on the checklist.
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    OCI process

    BLS is such a cash-grab operation. IMO, GOI should allow direct applications and not using such sketchy 3rd-party agencies.
  3. sid8tive

    OCI process

    yeah, ignore that sample. Indian passport is only to be mentioned in the "previous nationality" section.
  4. sid8tive

    OCI process

    IMO, even if there's a difference, it's still a net benefit of postal that we can do everything remotely without really leaving the house.
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    OCI process

    You need the surrender cert before applying for OCI. IIRC, you can't apply for them simultaneously as of recently. You don't need a Canadian passport to apply for surrender cert (only Canadian citizenship cert + LOE). But you do need a Canadian passport to apply for OCI. What you could do to...
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    OCI process

    Ah :) (And I assume you only sent copies, no originals)
  7. sid8tive

    OCI process

    If you don't mind sharing, what docs were missing because of which they sent it back to you?
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    OCI process

    Yes, certainly. Postal application received at Ottawa BLS (mailed via Canada Post, no originals except IND passport): November 3, 2022 Surrender Certificate status showing "Printed" on Passport Seva: November 11, 2022 Surrender Certificate shipped (via Purolator, paid online to BLS): November...
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    OCI process

    Thanks. In a way that makes sense. 1. When I applied for IND passport renewal at BLS Ottawa via postal, never sent any originals (except the old passport). 2. When I applied for Surrender Certificate also at BLS Ottawa via postal, never sent any originals (except for IND passport, since they...
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    OCI process

    Hi. Is it okay to only submit self-attested copies of all documents for postal (Ottawa) OCI and not submit any originals?
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    Canadian Passport in person timeline

    The Service Canada officer who accepted my application told me at the time.
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    Canadian Passport in person timeline

    Applied: Sep 16, Service Canada (St. Eustache, QC), no travel dates or proof provided. Type: First Passport. Processing Office: Gatineau, QC. Transfer Requested (due to upcoming travel in November): Oct 7, via phone. Passport Received: Oct 24, via XpressPost. No travel proof requested, no extra...
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    Parents & Grandparents Program(PGP) 2022

    SO applied in 2020. Quebec. Nothing so far.
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    Parents & Grandparents Program(PGP) 2022

    Any invites gone out today?
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    Parents & Grandparents Program(PGP) 2022

    Yes, current status + LOE would be the way to go. PR card is all cut up :)
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    Canadian Passport in person timeline

    Just called in to check status (the 1800 number). The passport is in production now.
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    Parents & Grandparents Program(PGP) 2022

    As long as your primary residence is Canada (and you're only visiting India temporarily), it should be okay, imo. That line doesn't say "physically in Canada" - it's only talking about "living" aka primary residency.
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    Canadian Passport in person timeline

    I did. On the 7th as well. Travel date of Nov 5. Heard nothing back from the local office yet.
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    Parents & Grandparents Program(PGP) 2022

    PGP takes ~3y to process.
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    Parents & Grandparents Program(PGP) 2022

    As long as your income(s) covers the requirement for the number of people sponsored, it won't affect your chances.