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OCI process

 

Kashmira89

Star Member
Dec 27, 2016
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Hello Everyone,
I am trying to book appointment now but I am not seeing any open slots as of now. Is there a specific time when slots open?
 

sid8tive

Hero Member
Nov 28, 2017
972
589
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
0213
App. Filed.......
14-12-2017
AOR Received.
14-12-2017
Passport Req..
23-04-2018
VISA ISSUED...
07-05-2018
LANDED..........
20-06-2018
No need to submit originals
Thanks.

In a way that makes sense.

1. When I applied for IND passport renewal at BLS Ottawa via postal, never sent any originals (except the old passport).
2. When I applied for Surrender Certificate also at BLS Ottawa via postal, never sent any originals (except for IND passport, since they need to stamp/cancel it)

So, similarly, I would expect them not needing originals for OCI either (not even the canceled IND (or even the CAN) passport since no stamping is needed).
 
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mudassirm

Star Member
Oct 18, 2017
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Thanks.

In a way that makes sense.

1. When I applied for IND passport renewal at BLS Ottawa via postal, never sent any originals (except the old passport).
2. When I applied for Surrender Certificate also at BLS Ottawa via postal, never sent any originals (except for IND passport, since they need to stamp/cancel it)

So, similarly, I would expect them not needing originals for OCI either (not even the canceled IND (or even the CAN) passport since no stamping is needed).
Its crazy that their checklist is not same for postal and walkin. In checklist it is clearly mentioned to include originals.
 
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mudassirm

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Oct 18, 2017
102
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Did you pay for drop off service to return originals ? Call or email .
Do you happen to have a number, I tried their 289, that goes to customer service center located in India and they have no knowledge on what is going on with your application. I have received a response on email as well.
 

Kaurbal

Star Member
Feb 15, 2020
53
20
Hello Everyone,
I am trying to book appointment now but I am not seeing any open slots as of now. Is there a specific time when slots open?
I got appointment for Brampton oci for tomorrow9.40-10.00, I am going to cancel it, sent my application via post. Wish you luck if you could get it. Keep checking
 

harsha5085

Hero Member
Jan 19, 2013
212
7
Category........
NOC Code......
2175
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
Aug 14 2014
Nomination.....
April 2015
AOR Received.
Aug 14 2015
File Transfer...
Schedule 4 request - 08/27/2015/Schedule A request- 09/17/2015
Med's Done....
09/08/2015
Any one knows how long it will take BLS to deliver the OCI card after approved by CGI ? here is my timeline

Application send to BLS Brampton Via Purolator - Sept 19, 2022
Received By BLS - Sept 19, 2022
Processing at CGI - Sept 27, 2022
Acknowledgment on OCI website - Oct 18, 2022
Processed and printed - Received at Toronot- Dispatch from New Delhi - Nov 10, 2022
BLS Tracker - Counter delivery to BLS center after OCI stamping - Nov 11, 2022

After this, there are no updates. I call BLS Brampton twice and they said it's approved but have not received it from CGI yet.
I am worried as I am traveling on Dec 03, 2022.
I am exactly in the same situation. I am travelling on 3rd as well with the same dates as yours Oct 19th DOA, processed and printed Nov 8th, Dispatched - Nov 15th. Vancouver
 
 

gappy31600

Hero Member
May 30, 2016
250
43
Category........
Visa Office......
NDVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
12-10-2016
AOR Received.
12-10-2016
IELTS Request
Upfront
Med's Request
Upfront
Med's Done....
14-10-2016
Thanks.

In a way that makes sense.

1. When I applied for IND passport renewal at BLS Ottawa via postal, never sent any originals (except the old passport).
2. When I applied for Surrender Certificate also at BLS Ottawa via postal, never sent any originals (except for IND passport, since they need to stamp/cancel it)

So, similarly, I would expect them not needing originals for OCI either (not even the canceled IND (or even the CAN) passport since no stamping is needed).
Hi,

Can you please share the timelines for surrender certificate. I have also applied under Ottawa jurisdiction and no movement since almost 2 weeks.
 

Dee3186

Full Member
Aug 8, 2022
42
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I tried searching in this thread, but I couldn't find it. Can someone please share the format for 'Professional Details of the applicant Please enclose a letter mentioning your profession / occupation details in Canada.'. Is it a letter from HR? Thanks
 
 

eager

Hero Member
Jul 20, 2015
204
120
I tried searching in this thread, but I couldn't find it. Can someone please share the format for 'Professional Details of the applicant Please enclose a letter mentioning your profession / occupation details in Canada.'. Is it a letter from HR? Thanks
Yes, just a letter from HR suggesting you are still employed with the company since...... There is no specific format, just what your HR uses for all it's employees.
 

sid8tive

Hero Member
Nov 28, 2017
972
589
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
0213
App. Filed.......
14-12-2017
AOR Received.
14-12-2017
Passport Req..
23-04-2018
VISA ISSUED...
07-05-2018
LANDED..........
20-06-2018
Hi,

Can you please share the timelines for surrender certificate. I have also applied under Ottawa jurisdiction and no movement since almost 2 weeks.
Yes, certainly.

Postal application received at Ottawa BLS (mailed via Canada Post, no originals except IND passport): November 3, 2022
Surrender Certificate status showing "Printed" on Passport Seva: November 11, 2022
Surrender Certificate shipped (via Purolator, paid online to BLS): November 16, 2022 (Expected to receive it today per tracking info)