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  1. Radium

    OCI - Married in India, Divorced in Canada - Need Help

    Yes, attestation is no longer required. Indian consulate and BLS websites are not clearly updated regarding what documents are required. Since I have completed this whole process I can answer your specific questions.
  2. Radium

    OCI process

    With the weekend coming, most likely you’ll get by July 13th
  3. Radium

    OCI process

    Thanks and Congratulations to you as well buddy! You must be all excited and counting days to board that flight to India. Yes, the immigration journey is finally over, and that’s a much relief, not dealing with either IRCC or BLS again (both are pain in the butt for different reasons) I...
  4. Radium

    OCI process

    There is no local phone number for BLS, and Call centre agents are not always helpful. I went there anyway, and picked up my OCI. I noticed that the OCI booklet printing quality is substandard. The number and letters are poorly stamped and have shadow underneath. The photo quality is pretty...
  5. Radium

    OCI process

    Quick question, my OCI status just updated to “Passport ready For Collection after OCI stamping” can i go to BLS today (It’s 15:12MT here) or it will be available for pick up tomorrow?
  6. Radium

    OCI process

    They do, if you paid for courier service at BLS. But if you opt for pick up (like me) the status update is “ready for collection” instead of “dispatch”
  7. Radium

    OCI process

    Thank you buddy :)
  8. Radium

    OCI process

    Hi, just wanted to get an idea, if your final update take you about 2 business days from “counter delivery” message to “passport ready for collection after oci stamping” on BLS portal?
  9. Radium

    OCI process

    Thanks again for the heads up :)
  10. Radium

    OCI process

    My application status on BLS site changed in the evening from “processing at consulate general” to “Counter Delivery to BLS Centre after OCI stamping” Is there another status update when OCI becomes available for in-person pick up?
  11. Radium

    OCI process

    Thanks buddy:)
  12. Radium

    OCI process

    Any idea after this update how many more days it takes for local BLS office to get the OCI booklet and it’s available for pickup? Registration Status at Mission VANCOUVER Date Of Acknowledgment 09-JUN-2022 Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 29-JUN-2022 Dispatched...
  13. Radium

    OCI process

    My OCI status just changed this afternoon. Hopefully will get it by next week. Applied for OCI at BLS Calgary 07-JUN-2022 Registration Status at Mission VANCOUVER Date Of Acknowledgment 09-JUN-2022 Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 29-JUN-2022 Dispatched From MEA (OCI...
  14. Radium

    OCI process

    BLS Calgary accepts the entire amount (CGI+BLS) by Debit and cash. Toronto BLS works differently.
  15. Radium

    OCI process

    You can pay at the BLS office in cash or by debit. DD/Money order is for postal apps.
  16. Radium

    OCI process

    I have the same question about Vancouver. I don’t see any Vancouver applicants, all i see is Brampton and Toronto folks lol
  17. Radium

    Canadian Passport - Mail-In Application Timelines

    Fill out the application, mention the travel date on top right. Bring the proof of travel with you along with required documents to the closest passport office in your city. I assume you don’t have an appointment, so you will have to line up that can take several hours before an agent will serve...
  18. Radium

    OCI process

    Just out of curiosity, is OCI processing timelines the same for Ottawa, Toronto, Brampton, Vancouver locations?
  19. Radium

    OCI process

    Not for SC but required for OCI
  20. Radium

    OCI process

    Leave it blank, AFAIK it isn’t a mandatory field. I applied for SC without Canadian passport and i left it blank.