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blueshirt

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Lets discuss after citizenship process. Some have dual nationality and happily keep both passport and for them process ends there.
Lot of other new canadian citizen with India nationality have to spend further time and money in surrender certificate and OCI

Anyone with OCI please share experience and process flow step by step. I suppose we have to give all our canadian original documents of proof of landing and citizenship for verification. For OCI they call you multiple time to office. Is a face to face interview also required.
 

thecoolguysam

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blueshirt said:
Lets discuss after citizenship process. Some have dual nationality and happily keep both passport and for them process ends there.
Lot of other new canadian citizen with India nationality have to spend further time and money in surrender certificate and OCI

Anyone with OCI please share experience and process flow step by step. I suppose we have to give all our canadian original documents of proof of landing and citizenship for verification. For OCI they call you multiple time to office. Is a face to face interview also required.
OCI is very simple and straight forward process. The fees is around $300. Its not dual citizenship as india does not allow dual citizenship. Its just the way to go to india anytime and spend any amount of time. You won't have voting rights and also you can't get govt position.
visit the following website:

https://www.blsindia-canada.com/

BLS people process the application, the whole process is around 3-5 months and I don't think so you will go through interview process.
They will stick on visa type sticker on your canadian passport and issue you a oci booklet.
 

blueshirt

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Well said. Thanks you said its 3 to 5 months process meaning all this time is spend in background check and police verification back home or is it just because they are loaded with tons of request and all process is done here in indian embassy canada consulate.
 
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thecoolguysam

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blueshirt said:
Well said. Thanks you said its 3 to 5 months process meaning all this time is spend in background check and police verification back home or is it just because they are loaded with tons of request and all process is done here in indian embassy canada consulate.

i am not sure but i think they check your indian passport and verify that you were indian or belong to indian origin.
I submitted application for my son on in October 1st week and submitted my wife's original indian passport and her landing document as well as my son's canadian passport and now they are in process of stickering the passport. I saw the status online. I think documents go to india for verification.
 

blueshirt

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Can u explain the process. When is the canadian citizenship and landing paper returned with cancelled indian passport. I heard its 2 week. Then 1 month actual procession starts then if u see process complete on oci website u have to go again with ur canadian passport to get sticker. Am i right thats why i posted this question to get step wise timeline from person who already gone through all this as website does not say when to go for sticker
 

thecoolguysam

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blueshirt said:
Can u explain the process. When is the canadian citizenship and landing paper returned with cancelled indian passport. I heard its 2 week. Then 1 month actual procession starts then if u see process complete on oci website u have to go again with ur canadian passport to get sticker. Am i right thats why i posted this question to get step wise timeline from person who already gone through all this as website does not say when to go for sticker
This process is for OCI only not for renunciation. Renunciation is a different process.
Steps for OCI:
initially they will take photocopies of all documents listed on BLS website and your indian passport in original and original landing document.
its your option to submit canadian passport or not during that time. if you submit then they will hand it over to you after the complete process. If you don't submit your canadian passport, then the following happens:

They will process the application in 1-3 months and then they will return your indian passport and landing paper via mail(if you opted for courier service) and they will call you to bring your canadian passport and it will take 2 weeks for stickering.
then they will call you for pickup of your passport.

Sometimes they don't return your indian passport and landing document till the whole process is complete and if you have opted in for courier service, you will receive canadian passport, indian passport and landing document altogether by mail.
 

Donvalley

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Visa Office......
................. [b]e-CAS[/b] (electronic Client Application Status) login : http://goo.gl/dQFOk
NOC Code......
................. [b]How to login e-cas[/b] using client ID: http://imgbox.com/hhIMgYf5
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
................. [b]Case Specific Enquiry[/b]: http://goo.gl/yCBCbB
blueshirt said:
Can u explain the process. When is the canadian citizenship and landing paper returned with cancelled indian passport. I heard its 2 week. Then 1 month actual procession starts then if u see process complete on oci website u have to go again with ur canadian passport to get sticker. Am i right thats why i posted this question to get step wise timeline from person who already gone through all this as website does not say when to go for sticker

OCI takes minimum three months to process. As verification steps are undertaken at New Delhi/India.

It is a kind of four stage process.
1) First you submit your application with all supporting documents like PP, Surrender Certificate etc..etc...and an online tracking number is issued to you.
2) Once they start processing and verifications completed, they will return the documents.
3) Keep checking your online status and when you see some thing like " sticker issued..." go back and submit the PP again.
4) They will issue the OCI booklet and paste the sticker on your Canadian PP, you can collect it back in 15 days.

Word of wisdom: Don't go for OCI at this time. Just go for PIO which is much cheaper, faster and easy. As Government of India/union cabinet has taken up the bill for merging the OCI and PIO and going to approve soon. So there will be no difference from Jan 2015.


See below:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/nri/other-news/Cabinet-to-soon-consider-bill-on-merger-of-PIO-OCI-schemes/articleshow/45274053.cms

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-11-26/news/56490589_1_prime-minister-narendra-modi-oci-pio-cards-draft-bill
 

blueshirt

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please help with step 3 keep checking online status.

what is the weblink to this and what info we need to put there. I just put the receipt OCI number and Canadian passport no and it said no record found... strange!!!


Donvalley said:
OCI takes minimum three months to process. As verification steps are undertaken at New Delhi/India.

It is a kind of four stage process.
1) First you submit your application with all supporting documents like PP, Surrender Certificate etc..etc...and an online tracking number is issued to you.
2) Once they start processing and verifications completed, they will return the documents.
3) Keep checking your online status and when you see some thing like " sticker issued..." go back and submit the PP again.
4) They will issue the OCI booklet and paste the sticker on your Canadian PP, you can collect it back in 15 days.
 

Donvalley

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Oct 14, 2013
459
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Toronto - Downtown
Visa Office......
................. [b]e-CAS[/b] (electronic Client Application Status) login : http://goo.gl/dQFOk
NOC Code......
................. [b]How to login e-cas[/b] using client ID: http://imgbox.com/hhIMgYf5
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
................. [b]Case Specific Enquiry[/b]: http://goo.gl/yCBCbB
See here:

https://www.blsindia-canada.com/trackapp.php

Submission Type - how you submitted: In person or courier
Application Type - OCI
Application Reference Number - type in the ref number as it is.
Date of Birth -
OR
Passport Number -
 

blueshirt

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this link is to track fedex for return of original documents.
once the documents are received I think we need to go to https://passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury

did you do your OCI process this way? tracked all your progress on both links or just first link.

Donvalley said:
See here:

https://www.blsindia-canada.com/trackapp.php

Submission Type - how you submitted: In person or courier
Application Type - OCI
Application Reference Number - type in the ref number as it is.
Date of Birth -
OR
Passport Number -
 

thecoolguysam

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https://passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury

Enter the passport number and in Online Registration No enter the application number starting with CANVI (its the actual application that you submitted, don't use the receipt number)
 

blueshirt

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I dont have CANVI

will i get this number after receiving originals in post. CANVI is generated later and send to us?

thecoolguysam said:
https://passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury

Enter the passport number and in Online Registration No enter the application number starting with CANVI (its the actual application that you submitted, don't use the receipt number)
 

thecoolguysam

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blueshirt said:
I dont have CANVI

will i get this number after receiving originals in post. CANVI is generated later and send to us?
check your main application that you created online, it will have CANVI number. Its the main application form where photo is attached. Its main OCI registration form.
 

blueshirt

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it does not have CANVI number but CANTI and for each applicant its different (Strange!!!) For part A there is separate CANTI number and part be which is one info all multiple applicant also have a CANTI no. I think we are missing something and our point does not match.

the CANTI number generated while printing online part A and B has no significance and it is a temporary ID. CANVI I never heard may be because I still have to wait for my originals to come in mail and with that I will get a acceptance receipt or process starting papers which has CANVI tracking no as you are mentioning to me now.



thecoolguysam said:
check your main application that you created online, it will have CANVI number. Its the main application form where photo is attached. Its main OCI registration form.
 

thecoolguysam

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blueshirt said:
it does not have CANVI number but CANTI and for each applicant its different (Strange!!!) For part A there is separate CANTI number and part be which is one info all multiple applicant also have a CANTI no. I think we are missing something and our point does not match.

the CANTI number generated while printing online part A and B has no significance and it is a temporary ID. CANVI I never heard may be because I still have to wait for my originals to come in mail and with that I will get a acceptance receipt or process starting papers which has CANVI tracking no as you are mentioning to me now.
try whatever number that starts with CAN. I never waited for anything. I just used that CAN number to check the status. When did you submit the application?