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OCI process

akshay.1o

Star Member
Jun 21, 2019
126
10
Hi there am applying for oci for my 2 months old son. He just got his passport. I have question.. Is it okay to use same photo for oci that I used for passport? I mean the photographer took 2 photos of my son one for oci and one for passport with differentsize and specificsaccording to oci checklist.... is there a problem if photo in passport and oci looks same I mean same clothes same face expression?
 
 

sydcarton

Hero Member
Sep 4, 2015
543
195
All the best to you. My current file status is "under process" with CGI. BLS Agent said 2-3 weeks for OCI in Toronto. Fingers crossed.
Where did you check your OCI status? How long after your application was delivered were you able to track the status?
 

kprs_ind

Hero Member
Apr 17, 2013
681
48
Chennai
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
2174
App. Filed.......
02-08-2013
Doc's Request.
N/A
Nomination.....
N/A
AOR Received.
06-10-2013
IELTS Request
Sent with Application
File Transfer...
N/A
Med's Request
07-03-2014
Med's Done....
10-03-2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
25-03-2014
VISA ISSUED...
04-04-2014
LANDED..........
29-07-2014
Same question here. I am unable to find my application in the tracking progress.
 

nirvana555

Star Member
Apr 11, 2011
101
29
Toronto
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
I called BLS yesterday and they confirmed that all incoming applications are being stored for 1 week in quarantine before they even open it. not sure if this is something new that have started or have been doing already.
 
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enthu

Star Member
Feb 20, 2012
50
1
Hi everyone, looking for some quick info please.

I applied for OCI in Paris, France on Jan 15th. I need to travel to US by end of Feb, and I feel like I might not have it before that. I also opted for courier services, so hopefully they will send out to my address as soon as it is ready, without me being present here.

My question is - is that okay if somebody else at my address pick up courier on my behalf and mail it out to me in US? Could there be any issues?

Thanks for your answer!
 
 

newbei

Member
Dec 17, 2020
18
2
Hi there am applying for oci for my 2 months old son. He just got his passport. I have question.. Is it okay to use same photo for oci that I used for passport? I mean the photographer took 2 photos of my son one for oci and one for passport with differentsize and specificsaccording to oci checklist.... is there a problem if photo in passport and oci looks same I mean same clothes same face expression?
I did the same for my son and got his Oci card
 

beautifulmind

Full Member
May 19, 2018
42
11
Same question here. I am unable to find my application in the tracking progress.
Same thing, it still shows no such record found. My application was delivered on Jan 26, 2021.
I see you were requested some additional documents. Did you get any email asking for additional documents?
 

sydcarton

Hero Member
Sep 4, 2015
543
195
Same thing, it still shows no such record found. My application was delivered on Jan 26, 2021.
I see you were requested some additional documents. Did you get any email asking for additional documents?
Did you manage to contact BLS to ask for the status of your application? Someone posted that they’re waiting a week to open applications due to quarantine protocols.
 
 

enthuuu

Star Member
Jun 28, 2016
65
5
Hi everyone, looking for some quick info please.

I applied for OCI in Paris, France on Jan 15th. I need to travel to US by end of Feb, and I feel like I might not have it before that. I also opted for courier services, so hopefully they will send out to my address as soon as it is ready, without me being present here.

My question is - is that okay if somebody else at my address pick up courier on my behalf and mail it out to me in US? Could there be any issues?

Thanks for your answer!
Any response is appreciated please!
 

kprs_ind

Hero Member
Apr 17, 2013
681
48
Chennai
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
2174
App. Filed.......
02-08-2013
Doc's Request.
N/A
Nomination.....
N/A
AOR Received.
06-10-2013
IELTS Request
Sent with Application
File Transfer...
N/A
Med's Request
07-03-2014
Med's Done....
10-03-2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
25-03-2014
VISA ISSUED...
04-04-2014
LANDED..........
29-07-2014
Same thing, it still shows no such record found. My application was delivered on Jan 26, 2021.
I see you were requested some additional documents. Did you get any email asking for additional documents?
Yes, they sent an email and sent a copy of scanned documents back.
 

kprs_ind

Hero Member
Apr 17, 2013
681
48
Chennai
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
2174
App. Filed.......
02-08-2013
Doc's Request.
N/A
Nomination.....
N/A
AOR Received.
06-10-2013
IELTS Request
Sent with Application
File Transfer...
N/A
Med's Request
07-03-2014
Med's Done....
10-03-2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
25-03-2014
VISA ISSUED...
04-04-2014
LANDED..........
29-07-2014
Did you include your drop-off receipts from Purolator that BLS gave you in your application?
I just paid the courier fees through DD. I didn't send any Purolater receipts. Is it mandatory?
 
 

sydcarton

Hero Member
Sep 4, 2015
543
195
I just paid the courier fees through DD. I didn't send any Purolater receipts. Is it mandatory?
No since you paid for courier separately through DD I guess it doesn’t matter. I paid for Purolator over the phone through BLS, so was just checking.
 

akshay.1o

Star Member
Jun 21, 2019
126
10
Hi I am got photos for oci for my son he's 2 months old.. in checklist it says shoulders should touch border but my son's shoulders are too tiny if I touch em to border his head will look really big.. anyone had same problem?