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logic_bomb

Full Member
Nov 3, 2015
25
0
Hi all, I am in a fix and need some help. Me and my husband both are Indian citizens. Our daughter is a Canadian citizen. Me and my daughter are traveling to India early next month. She has a visitor visa valid for 6 months. I want to apply for her oci card as her return date is after the visa expires. So my questions
1. Should I apply from here, Toronto and have my husband send over the oci card whenever he receives it here? Problem - how long will they keep my Indian passport, her Canadian passport and my PR card as I would need this for my travel nect month
2. I can apply for her oci card from India - mumbai. Problem- would they need my husband's documents in original for submission. As he is not travelling with us.
Thanks
They will keep Original for around 3 weeks (In TORONTO) , Also check if you can mail OCI card (I know Indian passport can not sent via mail)
 
 

bip

Full Member
Feb 15, 2013
30
3
EDMONTON
Category........
Other
App. Filed.......
21-01-2013
Doc's Request.
26-11-2013
AOR Received.
28-02-2013
Med's Request
28-11-2013
Med's Done....
13-12-2013
Hi all, I am in a fix and need some help. Me and my husband both are Indian citizens. Our daughter is a Canadian citizen. Me and my daughter are traveling to India early next month. She has a visitor visa valid for 6 months. I want to apply for her oci card as her return date is after the visa expires. So my questions
1. Should I apply from here, Toronto and have my husband send over the oci card whenever he receives it here? Problem - how long will they keep my Indian passport, her Canadian passport and my PR card as I would need this for my travel nect month
2. I can apply for her oci card from India - mumbai. Problem- would they need my husband's documents in original for submission. As he is not travelling with us.
Thanks
Hi Anamika,
I applied for my both children last year and another one in process. I never submitted any original doc's. I submitted Notarized both passports, landing papers, addressed ID and marriage certificate. Submitted at Edmonton BLS for Vancouver mission
Hope this will help
 

logic_bomb

Full Member
Nov 3, 2015
25
0
My Final Time Line :

Applied on : 9th June 2017

Applicant Name XX XX XX
File Acknowledgment Number CANTXXXXXXXX
Date Of Acknowledgment 21-JUN-2017
Registration Status at Mission TORONTO
OCI- Number XXXXXXXX
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 14-JUL-2017
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 17-JUL-2017
Document received At TORONTO On 22-JUL-2017

Received in Hand by Fedex on 25th July 2017
 

samdup21

Newbie
Jul 27, 2017
1
0
Question guys, I just applied for OCI, but in 3 weeks I am going to India on a tourist visa, which is only good for 6 months.
Am I allowed to stay for more than 6 months if my brother could mail the OCI to me in india, when the process is complete?
 

Jaya1985

Star Member
Jan 31, 2013
87
0
Category........
Visa Office......
NDVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-04-2014
AOR Received.
20-06-2014
File Transfer...
03-07-2014
Med's Done....
01-04-2014
Passport Req..
Not yet
VISA ISSUED...
Not Yet
LANDED..........
soon
Question guys, I just applied for OCI, but in 3 weeks I am going to India on a tourist visa, which is only good for 6 months.
Am I allowed to stay for more than 6 months if my brother could mail the OCI to me in india, when the process is complete?
Hi,
I believe you can mail them OCI card , But Not sure any stamp will be printed on OCI card , If they do , your Canada Exit willnot be there , could be problem in future.
 
 

Jaya1985

Star Member
Jan 31, 2013
87
0
Category........
Visa Office......
NDVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-04-2014
AOR Received.
20-06-2014
File Transfer...
03-07-2014
Med's Done....
01-04-2014
Passport Req..
Not yet
VISA ISSUED...
Not Yet
LANDED..........
soon
Hi All,

I am just sharing my Timelines. submitted OCI last week (Toronto) . Booked India Tickets 1st week of October , I have 60 Days time . Planning to apply VISA if i donot recieve them by 50 Days . Any one applied in July , Please share your timelines ? What is the current processing Days ?

Applied on : 28th July 2017

Applicant Name XX XX XX
File Acknowledgment Number CANTXXXXXXXX
Date Of Acknowledgment: XXXXX
Registration Status at Mission TORONTO
OCI- Number XXXXXXXX
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On XXXXXXX
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On XXXXXXX
Document received At TORONTO On XXXXXX
 

sidestep4u

Hero Member
Sep 27, 2010
894
30
Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
surrey bc
NOC Code......
citizenship
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
AOR Received.
dec 19 2016
Interview........
mar 9 2017
Hi All,

I am just sharing my Timelines. submitted OCI last week (Toronto) . Booked India Tickets 1st week of October , I have 60 Days time . Planning to apply VISA if i donot recieve them by 50 Days . Any one applied in July , Please share your timelines ? What is the current processing Days ?

Applied on : 28th July 2017

Applicant Name XX XX XX
File Acknowledgment Number CANTXXXXXXXX
Date Of Acknowledgment: XXXXX
Registration Status at Mission TORONTO
OCI- Number XXXXXXXX
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On XXXXXXX
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On XXXXXXX
Document received At TORONTO On XXXXXX


60 days i a lot of time for sure u will get in hand by SEP 15 2017 NO DOUBT ABOUT IT
 

sidestep4u

Hero Member
Sep 27, 2010
894
30
Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
surrey bc
NOC Code......
citizenship
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
AOR Received.
dec 19 2016
Interview........
mar 9 2017
now i got OCI . I have a question. how does it work to travel now


do i need to show OCI AND CANADIAN PP AT airports in canada ?
 

HamiltonApplicant

Hero Member
Apr 3, 2017
488
120
Hamilton
Visa Office......
Munich, Germany
App. Filed.......
Jan 2007
Med's Request
Dec 2009
Med's Done....
Jan 2010
Passport Req..
Apr 2010
VISA ISSUED...
May 2010
LANDED..........
25-11-2010
now i got OCI . I have a question. how does it work to travel now


do i need to show OCI AND CANADIAN PP AT airports in canada ?
Q.do i need to show OCI AND CANADIAN PP AT airports in canada ?
Ans: Yes and No! Yes part: When you depart Canada to India, you will have to show OCI to the airlines to board the plane. No part: On the way back, you don't have to present your OCI

How long did it take you to get OCI? I applied for OCI at Toronto, got an acknowledgement on the 6th Jun '17. I am not in a hurry to get OCI, but want to be home when it arrives. I have short trip to US on the 11th Aug...
 
 

Neel09

Star Member
May 20, 2010
129
8
Edmonton, Alberta
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo, NY
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
LANDED..........
06/08/2010, Edmonton
Hi, I am a Canadian citizen of indian origin. I received my OCI after I became a Canadian citizen. My wife is Chinese, and she is currently on a Permanent Resident Status in Canada. I did apply OCI for her and she got the OCI based on my status.

Now she is applying for Canadian Citizenship. There is one question (6F) in the application which asks the following:

" Do you have permanent resident status or the equivalent in any country other than Canada? If Yes, list the country(ies) and provide the dates you acquired this status"

So, do we need to list her OCI here? We are bit confused whether the OCI can be treated as permanent resident status or a merely lifelong visa. Anyone in this kind of situation or can advise on this.. please respond.. Thanks
 

sidestep4u

Hero Member
Sep 27, 2010
894
30
Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
surrey bc
NOC Code......
citizenship
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
AOR Received.
dec 19 2016
Interview........
mar 9 2017
my time line is below



Applicant Name XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
File Acknowledgment Number CANXXXXXXXXXXX
Date Of Acknowledgment 09-JUN-2017
Registration Status at Mission VANCOUVER
OCI- Number AXXXXXXXXX
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 03-JUL-2017
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 04-JUL-2017
Document received At VANCOUVER On 08-JUL-2017
Document received in hand- 19-JUL-2017
 

HamiltonApplicant

Hero Member
Apr 3, 2017
488
120
Hamilton
Visa Office......
Munich, Germany
App. Filed.......
Jan 2007
Med's Request
Dec 2009
Med's Done....
Jan 2010
Passport Req..
Apr 2010
VISA ISSUED...
May 2010
LANDED..........
25-11-2010
my time line is below
Applicant Name XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
File Acknowledgment Number CANXXXXXXXXXXX
Date Of Acknowledgment 09-JUN-2017
Registration Status at Mission VANCOUVER
OCI- Number AXXXXXXXXX
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 03-JUL-2017
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 04-JUL-2017
Document received At VANCOUVER On 08-JUL-2017
Document received in hand- 19-JUL-2017
I am getting a little concerned now! The consulate returned the originals and acknowledged rather promptly! I am no way in hurry, but compared the other timelines, I started wondering...

My timeline
Applicant Name XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
File Acknowledgment Number CANXXXXXXXXXXX
Date Of Acknowledgment 06-JUN-2017
Registration Status at Mission TORONTO
OCI- Number AXXXXXXXXX
Documents Printing Status: Nothing
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI Nothing
Document received At VANCOUVER Nothing
Document received in hand- Nothing
 

Immigrant84

Full Member
Apr 30, 2012
28
2
122
Toronto
Visa Office......
NDVO
NOC Code......
6311
App. Filed.......
Sep 19, 2011
Doc's Request.
All documents in order
AOR Received.
Dec 20, 2011
File Transfer...
Jan 23, 2012
Med's Request
Mar 26, 2012
Med's Done....
Mar 30, 2012
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
Mar 26, 2012
VISA ISSUED...
May 7, 2012
LANDED..........
June 21, 2012
I applied for oci on July 25, 2017. My question is, how long till I can see my status online on passport . gov website?
I can see it on the BLS website, but not on the OCI website yet. Is it normal?
 
 

HamiltonApplicant

Hero Member
Apr 3, 2017
488
120
Hamilton
Visa Office......
Munich, Germany
App. Filed.......
Jan 2007
Med's Request
Dec 2009
Med's Done....
Jan 2010
Passport Req..
Apr 2010
VISA ISSUED...
May 2010
LANDED..........
25-11-2010
I applied for oci on July 25, 2017. My question is, how long till I can see my status online on passport . gov website?
I can see it on the BLS website, but not on the OCI website yet. Is it normal?
Same issue here...
 

GZB-Victoria

Full Member
Dec 9, 2016
31
3
Hello senior members
Can kindly anyone tell me what exactly OCI card,is dual citizenship or only visa for India lifetime.
I did check few websites but don't get it if anyone of you can explain little bit its big help for me.thanks a lot in advance