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kk1957

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May 31, 2015
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Same thing for my apps. Submitted 23rd august 2022. Are you doing in person pickup and if yes when ?
Well I applied via post. My application was submitted September 1, and application was at consulate around September 5, but Date Of Acknowledgement is September 19.
I am wondering why it took them so long. Could it be because of postal application? Now its showing me status Under Process. I have travel on October 15.
Getting nervous....
Does anyone have an idea how long more it might take from here?
 

kk1957

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May 31, 2015
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From what I could decipher from the posts here in forum , it is taking 20-22 days after the AOR for the OCI to be printed. Takes some more time after that I guess to be dispatched. So I would actually give 4 weeks from AOR as the ball park time taken.

Regards,
NC
What is AOR?
 

visa_4all

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Hello,

What is the link to check the status of the surrender certificate application on BLS or HCI India Ottawa?

Thank you
 
 

Tommy2581

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May 15, 2017
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Trying to setup an appointment on the BLS website to surrender the Indian citizenship.
Which drop down option should I select: Passport or Visa?
If I select Passport and setup an appointment. on the email received it says the following..
Please be available at the following address 5 Minute before your appointment time. -
BLS International Services,
40 Gillingham Drive, Unit 403, Brampton, ON, L6X 4X7
Regards,Thank you..
BLS International Services, Brampton

If I select Visa and setup an appointment. on the email received it says the following..
Please be available at the following address 5 Minute before your appointment time. -
BLS International Services,
401- 60 Gillingham Dr, Rm2, Brampton, L6X 0Z9
Regards,Thank you..
BLS International Services, Brampton
Surrender of Indian Citizenship comes under Passport Services.
https://www.blsindia-canada.com/toronto-jurisdiction/passport.php
 

abbas.pasha

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Surrender of Indian Citizenship comes under Passport Services.
https://www.blsindia-canada.com/toronto-jurisdiction/passport.php
Thank you that's what I though as well..
On the email though they ask you to come to 40 Gillingham Drive, Unit 403, Brampton bit on the website however it says
Applications for Visa and Passport Surrender at Bldg#60, All other applications at Bldg#40 Gillingham Drive, Brampton, ON

https://www.blsindia-canada.com/toronto-jurisdiction/contact.php
 
 

Tommy2581

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BoxOfCrayon

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I am getting conflicting information from everyone. I plan to visit BLS Brampton for passport surrender and OCI application at the same time.

Does BLS allow this?
 

Tommy2581

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May 15, 2017
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I am getting conflicting information from everyone. I plan to visit BLS Brampton for passport surrender and OCI application at the same time.

Does BLS allow this?
Earlier they used to accept the Surrender and OCI application together but not any more. For OCI, the surrender certificate is one of the mandatory document so you cannot submit both the application at the same time now.
 
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Tommy2581

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Thank you that's what I though as well..
On the email though they ask you to come to 40 Gillingham Drive, Unit 403, Brampton bit on the website however it says
Applications for Visa and Passport Surrender at Bldg#60, All other applications at Bldg#40 Gillingham Drive, Brampton, ON

https://www.blsindia-canada.com/toronto-jurisdiction/contact.php
I guess they temporarily moved the Visa and Surrender application to bldg#60 during May-June of this year. But since the appointment email says bldg#40 unit 403, it is the latest information. They might have missed to remove the bldg#60 from website.

Anyone recently applied for surrender can confirm this.
 
 

rodrash007

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I guess they temporarily moved the Visa and Surrender application to bldg#60 during May-June of this year. But since the appointment email says bldg#40 unit 403, it is the latest information. They might have missed to remove the bldg#60 from website.

Anyone recently applied for surrender can confirm this.
From what I know, 60 is the primary building for passport surrender applications. 40 may or may not accept depending on the number of walk in applicants for their primary applications(OCI/visa) on a given day
 

abbas.pasha

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I guess they temporarily moved the Visa and Surrender application to bldg#60 during May-June of this year. But since the appointment email says bldg#40 unit 403, it is the latest information. They might have missed to remove the bldg#60 from website.

Anyone recently applied for surrender can confirm this.
Thanks for sharing the feedback and nudge for others to confirm...
I have 2 additional questions:

1. Do minor's need to provide "Proof of Address" ?
2. Can one member submit application in person for everyone in the family without them having the need to go ?