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SyedAli786

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Jan 18, 2019
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Hi All,
we are a family of '4'. finally received '3' of the OCI Card today and the rest '1' is scheduled to get delivered on Monday, May 1st.

Below are timelines

Surrender Certificate Submitted in Person: Feb 18, 2023
Surrender Certificate Received: March 7th, 2023

OCI Application Submitted ( in-person - Toronto Office ): Mar 20, 2023
Original Documents(Surrender Certificate) received: April 13th, 2023

Applicant NameFull Name
File Reference NumberCANTXXXXXXX
Date Of Acknowledgment28-MAR-2023
Registration Status at MissionTORONTO
OCI- NumberAXXXXXXX
Documents Printing StatusPROCESSEDOn21-APR-2023
Dispatched From MEA (OCI )NEW DELHIOn26-APR-2023
Document received AtTORONTOOn26-APR-2023

I would like to Special Thanks .... Pasha Bhai and all others ... who helped me from starting .. applying OCI ... Notary/ Notary Sample/ no of photos / DD Fees / etc,,
Pasha bhai helped me with small to very small queries, he never felt bad Thanks a lot.....

He is an Encyclopedia/Guru in the knowledge of applying for OCI ...

for all others, any information applying regarding OCI .. just go through ( Abbas Pasha) posts starting from December all queries are already been answered.
 
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akhilvh1234

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Apr 10, 2023
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Hi All, Finally I got my OCI today. Here is my timeline. Application submitted at BLS Surrey, March 21. Apllication In progress at Consulate : March 29. OCI Printed, dispatched and received at Vancouver: April 22. But I have a question: There is no expiry date in my OCI. When do I need to renew it?
 
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abbas.pasha

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Sep 17, 2016
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Hi All, Finally I got my OCI today. Here is my timeline. Application submitted at BLS Surrey, March 21. Apllication In progress at Consulate : March 29. OCI Printed, dispatched and received at Vancouver: April 22. But I have a question: There is no expiry date in my OCI. When do I need to renew it?
When you renew your Canadian passport
 
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americanidiot

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Sep 18, 2021
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Please, let me know how it goes (especially about the payment part -> DD/MO needed or Debit accepted)
Thank you :)
I was sent back because my dad's name on the form included his middle name while on my Indian passport it wasn't there LOL. They said the consulate/MEA is flaky and might reject it.

BTW payment with debit is possible in Vancouver. The toronto folks might need a bank money order
 
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abbas.pasha

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I was sent back because my dad's name on the form included his middle name while on my Indian passport it wasn't there LOL. They said the consulate/MEA is flaky and might reject it.

BTW payment with debit is possible in Vancouver. The toronto folks might need a bank money order
Damn BLS did not let you play Sunny paaji today eh
 

sumitbajaj07

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I remember @yaml did mention about this issue previously. Let’s ask him if he know if this will be accepted or not ?
Or check with @sumitbajaj07 he recently got the money order done from western union if had any issues over their
HI,

Yeah I made western union money order. You can make bank draft and money order from anywhere of $345.
 
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sumitbajaj07

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Point Noted. Thank you. One more question - Did anybody face a problem related to the size of the Name on the Money Order / Bank Draft? Canada Post Money Order can only have "Consulate General of India", but not "- Toronto".

Not sure, if this is only Canada Post problem though.
Yes canada post has maximum length typing issues lol. Can you believe in 20th century 2023 they have characters limit. I went there first and they couln't make it. I had same issue. So I went to western union and made the draft of $345.
 
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sumitbajaj07

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Hi All,
we are a family of '4'. finally received '3' of the OCI Card today and the rest '1' is scheduled to get delivered on Monday, May 1st.

Below are timelines

Surrender Certificate Submitted in Person: Feb 18, 2023
Surrender Certificate Received: March 7th, 2023

OCI Application Submitted ( in-person - Toronto Office ): Mar 20, 2023
Original Documents(Surrender Certificate) received: April 13th, 2023

Applicant NameFull Name
File Reference NumberCANTXXXXXXX
Date Of Acknowledgment28-MAR-2023
Registration Status at MissionTORONTO
OCI- NumberAXXXXXXX
Documents Printing StatusPROCESSEDOn21-APR-2023
Dispatched From MEA (OCI )NEW DELHIOn26-APR-2023
Document received AtTORONTOOn26-APR-2023

I would like to Special Thanks .... Pasha Bhai and all others ... who helped me from starting .. applying OCI ... Notary/ Notary Sample/ no of photos / DD Fees / etc,,
Pasha bhai helped me with small to very small queries, he never felt bad Thanks a lot.....

He is an Encyclopedia/Guru in the knowledge of applying for OCI ...

for all others, any information applying regarding OCI .. just go through ( Abbas Pasha) posts starting from December all queries are already been answered.
I agree he is gem of a person :)
 
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americanidiot

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Damn BLS did not let you play Sunny paaji today eh
Nope but I'll say this - The BLS staff at Vancouver is a lot friendlier and more helpful based on the anecdotes I see about other centres. She said she can take it but didn't want the consulate or MEA to kick up a fuss and reject it. She said the people processing in India might give me a hard time and I'll have to come in again to do it all over again.
 
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eparker42

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Nope but I'll say this - The BLS staff at Vancouver is a lot friendlier and more helpful based on the anecdotes I see about other centres. She said she can take it but didn't want the consulate or MEA to kick up a fuss and reject it. She said the people processing in India might give me a hard time and I'll have to come in again to do it all over again.
I totally second this "The BLS staff at Vancouver is a lot friendlier and more helpful based on the anecdotes I see about other centers"
 

vijayniranjan04

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Feb 22, 2018
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Today went for oci , asusual even with appointment at 9am it took 1030 to call ,so when I filled the oci form it didn't ask for my spouse passport, so I didn't fill it, bls said it needs to be filled ,I said let me do it in my phone it will just take 10 mins , they said you can only fill with us and per application it's 60 dollar . I said nvm , thanks