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  1. sydcarton

    OCI process

    Nope. It is currently processing at the Consulate General. Even if you call BLS, they are telling people (at least those in the Toronto jurisdiction) that the only original you submit via a postal application is your Indian passport for surrender.
  2. sydcarton

    OCI process

    Have a look at my post here detailing my experience of submitting surrender + OCI applications via post. https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/oci-process.254662/post-9165358 For 3) yes you can re-upload. Have your file number ready. Scroll through a few pages...
  3. sydcarton

    OCI process

    Yeah, I submitted a copy of my COPR even though the checklist says original. I don’t trust BLS one bit, so I didn’t want to risk it with an important original document. All original documents are to be returned in one package, so I would call BLS and follow up to see whether they will return...
  4. sydcarton

    OCI process

    Did you get a tracking number before you received your surrendered letter/passport?
  5. sydcarton

    OCI process

    Good for you, but this is ridiculous!
  6. sydcarton

    OCI process

    Congrats! Did they reveal the Purolator tracking number for the return online or did you have to call them?
  7. sydcarton

    Returned Application

    I highly recommend you read the application guide thoroughly to avoid another mistake: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/guide-0002-application-canadian-citizenship-under-subsection-5-1-adults-18-years-older.html The photo...
  8. sydcarton

    Returned Application

    Fix everything they have requested, but make sure the photos and date of a signature are within the time period stated (I think not more than 6 months ago) And the signature date of the application has to be not more than 90 days before they receive it again.
  9. sydcarton

    Returned Application

    seems pretty clear to me. It states the fees were not taken “Your application for Canadian Citizenship was considered incomplete and was not processed and fees were not taken.” Only IF you CHOOSE to get a refund, you’d have to refer to Annex A. So just send the same fee receipt back.
  10. sydcarton

    OCI process

    I detailed my experience here: https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/oci-process.254662/post-9165358 The BLS website will have contact information for your specific jurisdiction, but be warned, they are notoriously difficult to get a hold of. You’re better off...
  11. sydcarton

    OCI process

    Probably doesn’t mean anything. Some get it, some don’t. I didn’t get one after sending my application on Feb 2, but my tracking has been activated as of Feb 17 on the BLS site. Activated on the consulate site on Feb 19.
  12. sydcarton

    Physical presence calculator Question

    You would list this as a temporary worker, as your student visa expired on 8/31 and you were on implied status. The calculator does not give you an option to list implied status, but you can write a letter explaining the reasoning behind this “gap”.
  13. sydcarton

    OCI process

    Yeah, it takes about two weeks before the tracking starts to show, so you still have time. Mine took 16 days to show up on the BLS site but I never received an email.
  14. sydcarton

    OCI process

    Are you still not able to track your application on the BLS website either? You can try calling them between 8-9 (that’s when I’ve had the most success). Keep hammering the redial button. Another option is to submit a ticket/file a complaint on the BLS website. They usually get back within 2...
  15. sydcarton

    OCI Brampton my expreience - Current timeline

    Thanks! Good luck to you and hope you receive your OCI soon.
  16. sydcarton

    OCI Brampton my expreience - Current timeline

    Does the acknowledgement show up as part of the tracking on the website? or does it come separately via an email?
  17. sydcarton

    OCI process

    Thanks, but I haven't received any email in spam either, and don't think they are organized enough to send one. I had to call them 3 times in the last two weeks just to get the tracking to show up.
  18. sydcarton

    OCI process

    You can track the application here at BLS: https://www.blsindia-canada.com/trackapp.php For Surrender, select passport application, and provide your Indian Passport # For OCI, provide your Canadian Passport # You can track your OCI at the consulate's website also, once that becomes active...
  19. sydcarton

    OCI process

    So my tracking on the BLS website showed up today. I have not received any email though. This whole process is so poorly handled.
  20. sydcarton

    OCI Brampton my expreience - Current timeline

    . Finally my tracking showed up on the BLS website today. The application date is showing up as today, Feb 17, even though it was delivered to them on Feb 2nd. So they basically sat on it for two weeks. So dumb.