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OCI process

Vimalan

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Jul 21, 2019
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Great! I have similar timeline of Processed on Nov 18 and received in Toronto.

Question to everyone:

1. How days does it take for the consulate to send the printed OCI to BLS?
2. How many days does BLS hold it before shipping?
3. Does it make sense to 'pick up' or option of 'courier'?

I have flight to India on Nov 29th evening with only 5 business days remaining.

I would be highly appreciate if any senior member could reply on this thread.
Hi @Sherry_Dolphin

Can you provide an update about your status? Have you received the OCI before your flight?

I submitted my application at the Toronto BLS today (2nd Dec) and have my flight on the 20th of Jan 2023. Worried about whether I will be able to get within the travel dates.
 
 

CANADA-1

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Jan 17, 2017
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Hey if we go with the latter option -

Will the immigration in Dubai not question on the use of Canadaian passport?
Because you used Indian passport to enter Dubai and you are using Canadian passport to exit Dubai? Is this allowed?

Can someone confirm this please?
NO every immigration control know india do not have duel citizenship carry 2 passport international journey is big problem please avoid -if use your canadian passport you can get 30 days visa fee free entry UAE if you use indian passport inter dubai how can explain for exit canadian passport in dubai.
flight at Dubai International and proceed to immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30‑day visit visa free of charge
 
 

msatishxp

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Jul 30, 2013
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Hi, as I have urgent reasons to travel to India, I'm thinking of applying for visa to go to India cuz OCI takes around 2 months. So my query is if I can apply for OCI from India itself as well?
 

canadalove85

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Aug 4, 2017
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For walk-in OCI applications - Do they keep any of our original documents - esp Canadian Passport for OCI processing? Or they just look at the documents and return them right away?
 
 

charliep40

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Oct 23, 2019
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May be I did it after I saw processed at CGI
BLS website says u could do it separately after you see documents ready for pick up. Will wait till next week .
 

OllySyd

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Apr 13, 2017
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BLS appointments are open!! if anyone is looking for one, do book quickly
Should we look for only OCI appointments or is it ok if we take passport appointments as well.....I saw slots on DEC 24th yesterday night but system was not letting me to book thise
 

ryalla

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Jan 5, 2019
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Should we look for only OCI appointments or is it ok if we take passport appointments as well.....I saw slots on DEC 24th yesterday night but system was not letting me to book thise
anything should be fine. you can mention you got only this appointment.
 
 

dkd2014

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Nov 11, 2014
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Trying to book an appointment at Brampton BLS for OCI. It does not show any dates in Jan, 2023. And all slots booked in Dec, 2022. Any body having similar issues. Somebody guide me how to proceed.