OCI - Chicago Tracker

dhi2003

Registered Users (C)
nrsesh,

Single cashier's check would suffice. When you complete the travisa order form for your applications and print the form, it will indicate how much you have to pay.

-dhi2003
 

super_duper

Registered Users (C)
Lok Sabha
Q.3265 VISA to NRIs

March 16, 2011

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3265
TO BE ANSWERED ON 16.03.2011

SHRI P.L. PUNIA:


Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government has formulated a scheme to provide lifetime visa to the Non-Resident Indians;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether PIO and OCI cards are likely to be merged in this scheme; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS (SMT. PRENEET KAUR)

(a) & (b) Yes. The Government has formulated ‘Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card’ which is issued to a foreign national (i) who was citizen of India any time after after 26th January, 1950 or (ii) who was eligible for citizenship of India on 26th January, 1950 or (iii) who is a citizen of another country, but belonged to a territory that became part of India after 15th August, 1947 or (iv) who is a child or grand child of such a citizen or (v) any person who is a minor child of a person mentioned in clauses (i) to (iv) above. No person who is or was a citizen of Pakistan, Bangladesh or such other country as the Central Government may specify shall be eligible for OCI card. The holder of an OCI card is entitled to multiple-entry, multi-purpose life long visa for visiting India and can take up studies, business, employment etc in India. The holder enjoys parity with Non-resident Indians in economic, financial and educational fields except for acquisition of agricultural land or plantation. The scheme is already in force.

(c) & (d) Yes. PIO and OCI cards will be merged with effect from 1st April, 2011. After merger, the holders of the two cards shall enjoy the same benefits and shall be subject to the same restrictions.



http://meaindia.nic.in/myprint.php?id=220217425&d=26&sz=c&m=&y=&pg=&flg=&searchdata1=

what do you guys think about this?
 

dhi2003

Registered Users (C)
Received OCI in mail

We got the OCI + SC for myself and for my family (+2) today by mail.

Thanks to everyone in this forum for sharing their comments.

Here is our timeline.

Travisa status updates
06/05/2011 - Service order form completed online
06/08/2011 - Application mailed to travisa
06/07/2011 - OCI application received by travisa
06/08/2011 - payment processed
06/10/2011 - Documents received by Consulate
06/15/2011 - Pending approval of the Government of India
07/19/2011 - Outsourcing office has verified the OCI is processed correctly.
07/20/2011- Passport mailed out. Please note that the tracking information may not be active for up to 1 business day.

CGI Status updates
10-JUN-2011 - Date Of Acknowledgment
10-JUN-2011 - Photo/Signature Scanned
11-JUN-2011 - Registration Granted
02-JUL-2011 - Documents PRINTED
11-JUL-2011 - Dispatched From NEW DELHI
16-JUL-2011 - Documents Received at CHICAGO

Good Luck to all

-dhi2003.
 
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firesan

Registered Users (C)
Date/Time Action
09/06/2011 5:55am CST Service order form completed online
09/08/2011 11:38am CST OCI application arrived in the mail at Travisa Outsourcing. Please allow Travisa Outsourcing up to 7 business days before the application status changes. Note that your application will undergo several steps before the status is updated.
09/09/2011 11:12am CST Order form and supporting documents received, payment processed
09/09/2011 11:14am CST Outsourcing office has received OCI application, but cannot process further. Application is on hold.
09/12/2011 1:07pm CST Travisa Outsourcing has matched up your documents, but additional requirements are needed.
09/12/2011 1:08pm CST Outsourcing office has received OCI application, but cannot process further. Application is on hold.
09/13/2011 1:10pm CST Travisa Outsourcing has matched up your documents, and we are preparing your application to go to the Consulate shortly.
09/14/2011 8:49am CST Documents prepared to go to Embassy.

Photo/Signature at Mission : Scanned On 16-SEP-2011
Registration Status at Mission Granted On 16-SEP-2011
 
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firesan

Registered Users (C)
firesan
Date/Time Action
09/06/2011 5:55am CST Service order form completed online
09/08/2011 11:38am CST OCI application arrived in the mail at Travisa Outsourcing. Please allow Travisa Outsourcing up to 7 business days before the application status changes. Note that your application will undergo several steps before the status is updated.
09/09/2011 11:12am CST Order form and supporting documents received, payment processed
09/09/2011 11:14am CST Outsourcing office has received OCI application, but cannot process further. Application is on hold.
09/12/2011 1:07pm CST Travisa Outsourcing has matched up your documents, but additional requirements are needed.
09/12/2011 1:08pm CST Outsourcing office has received OCI application, but cannot process further. Application is on hold.
09/13/2011 1:10pm CST Travisa Outsourcing has matched up your documents, and we are preparing your application to go to the Consulate shortly.
09/14/2011 8:49am CST Documents prepared to go to Embassy.

Photo/Signature at Mission : Scanned On 16-SEP-2011
Registration Status at Mission Granted On 16-SEP-2011
ispatched From MOIA (OCI ):
NEW DELHI On 22-SEP-2011
Documents Received at CHICAGO On 27-SEP-2011
 
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firesan

Registered Users (C)
9/20/2011 2:00pm CST Pending approval of the Government of India
09/26/2011 3:57pm CST OCI Card received at the Consulate from Delhi, India. Waiting for original US passport to be sent to Travisa Outsourcing. If the US passport is already at Travisa Outsourcing, no action needs to be taken.
10/04/2011 3:39pm CST Mail package acknowledged at Outsourcing Office.
10/07/2011 10:09am CST Passport prepared to go to Consulate
10/12/2011 12:25pm CST Documents dispatched from Travisa Outsourcing Office to Consulate
10/12/2011 1:29pm CST Documents received by Consulate
 

firesan

Registered Users (C)
0/18/2011 7:46am CST Outsourcing office has verified the OCI is processed correctly. Waiting for mail courier pick up and is likely to be mailed out tomorrow.
10/20/2011 5:52pm CST Passport mailed out. Please note that the tracking information may not be active for up to 1 business day.
 

KAT02

Registered Users (C)
OCI status

Guys:

Here is my application timeline for OCI+SC:


From OCI website

11/18/2011 OCI application arrived in the mail at Travisa Outsourcing. Please allow Travisa Outsourcing up to 7 business days before the application status changes. Note that your application will undergo several steps before the status is updated.
11/21/2011 Order form and supporting documents received, payment processed
11/21/2011 Outsourcing office has received OCI application, but cannot process further. Application is on hold.
11/21/2011 Travisa Outsourcing has matched up your documents, and we are preparing your application to go to the Consulate shortly.
11/22/2011 Documents prepared to go to Embassy.
11/23/2011 Documents dispatched from Travisa Outsourcing Office to Consulate
11/23/2011 Documents received by Consulate

From MHA website:

Date Of Acknowledgment 23-NOV-2011
Photo/Signature at Mission : Scanned On 23-NOV-2011
Registration Status at Mission : Granted On 24-NOV-2011
Documents Printing Status PRINTED On 24-NOV-2011
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ): NEW DELHI On NOT DISPATCHED
Documents Received at CHICAGO NOT YET


How long will it take for the documents to reach Chicago consulate and then for travisa to ask for the original passport?


Thanks,

KAT02
 

gc_man

Registered Users (C)
Wow - So they grant an OCI in a day? Is that the normal speed? I am curious since I filed in SF a day after yours.
 

KAT02

Registered Users (C)
I was surprised by that too. However, 4 days have gone by since the "print" date and the sticker+oci card has not been dispatched. I have seen anywhere from 2 to 6 days for that to happen.

gcman did your's get to the print stage?

KAT02
 

citi2010

Registered Users (C)
Here is my status. Waiting for the docs to arrive in Chicago.

11/15/2011 5:37pm CST Service order form completed online
11/17/2011 11:50am CST Order form and supporting documents received, payment processed
11/18/2011 10:03am CST Documents prepared to go to Embassy.
11/21/2011 9:13am CST Documents dispatched from Travisa Outsourcing Office to Consulate
11/21/2011 9:18am CST Documents received by Consulate
11/25/2011 2:00pm CST Pending approval of the Government of India
Photo/Signature at Mission: Scanned On 22-NOV-2011
Registration Status at Mission: Granted On 22-NOV-2011
Documents Printing Status: PRINTED On 22-NOV-2011
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ): NEW DELHI On 28-NOV-2011
Documents Received at CHICAGO NOT YET
 

citi2010

Registered Users (C)
11/17/2011 11:50am CST Order form and supporting documents received, payment processed
11/18/2011 10:03am CST Documents prepared to go to Embassy.
11/21/2011 9:13am CST Documents dispatched from Travisa Outsourcing Office to Consulate
11/21/2011 9:18am CST Documents received by Consulate
11/25/2011 2:00pm CST Pending approval of the Government of India
*** Drama in Delhi
Photo/Signature at Mission: Scanned On 22-NOV-2011
Registration Status at Mission: Granted On 22-NOV-2011
Documents Printing Status: PRINTED On 22-NOV-2011
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ): NEW DELHI On 28-NOV-2011
Documents Received at CHICAGO: 2-Dec-2011
*** Back to Theatrics in Chicago
12/02/2011 11:25am CST OCI Card received at the Consulate from Delhi, India. Waiting for original US passport to be sent to Travisa Outsourcing. If the US passport is already at Travisa Outsourcing, no action needs to be taken.
12/02/2011 4:00 PM CST Passports have been mailed to Travisa
 
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netmon

Registered Users (C)
OCI at chicago in 30 days

I mailed my family`s oci application on 11/14 and i got my passports stamped and OCI booklet today on 12/14. Exactly 30 days.
Kudos to Travisa and indian consulate in Chicago
 

KAT02

Registered Users (C)
Received OCI card+ U-Visa Sticker

Hi Folks:

Spouse and I received US passports with UVisa stickers, OCI cards, cancelled Indian passports and surrender certificates on Dec 14. All docs were held together by one big rubberband and sent back in one envelope.

I had mailed the application on Nov 17. Travisa sevice was excellent and all updates on travisa site as well as MHA site were always prompt.

Good Luck to all current and future applicants.

Regards,

Kaustubh.
 

tgupte1

Registered Users (C)
OCI Application

My fellow Americans & Chicago OCI Applicants,

I had some basic questions:
1> I did fill up part A and then printed it. Is there a way for me to reprint this application. There was no option for me to save as PDF. So how do I print this again.

2> Is there a way for me to type into the part B form instead of writing.

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks
 

shahhar5

Registered Users (C)
Hi everyone
In my case, the Indian government OCI status inquiry site says the documents are shipped from Delhi but not yet received in Chicago. But I got an email notification from Travisa asking me to send my passport. Has this happened to anyone else? If yes, how did the rest of the OCI process go? Was there any kind of delays in getting the OCI card and sticker in the passport?

Thanks
 

Jatan

New Member
OCI Chicago

3 separate adults applications (1 OCI & 2 OCI+Renun) -- same timeline for all 3

Dropped off (Jan 10) & picked up (Mar 1) in person at Travisa Chicago and paid all fees in cash during drop off so no hassle with money orders or prepaid return labels -- mailed in all 3 US passports in the same envelope by USPS priority mail when they asked for it

01/7/2013 11:05pm CST Service order form completed online
01/10/2013 2:46pm CST Order form and supporting documents received, payment processed
01/11/2013 10:01am CST Documents prepared to go to Embassy.
01/14/2013 9:43am CST Documents dispatched from Travisa Outsourcing Office to Consulate
01/14/2013 12:40pm CST Documents received by Consulate
01/17/2013 2:00pm CST Pending approval of the Government of India
*** India
Date Of Acknowledgment 15-JAN-2013
Photo/Signature at Mission : Scanned On 16-JAN-2013
Registration Status at Mission : Granted On 05-FEB-2013
Documents Printing Status PRINTED On 09-FEB-2013
Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ): On 12-FEB-2013
*** Chicago
02/22/2013 4:45pm CST OCI Card received at the Consulate from Delhi, India. Waiting for original US passport to be sent to Travisa Outsourcing. If the US passport is already at Travisa Outsourcing, no action needs to be taken.
02/26/2013 9:18am CST Mail package acknowledged at Outsourcing Office.
02/26/2013 12:02pm CST Passport prepared to go to Consulate
02/27/2013 9:48am CST Documents dispatched from Travisa Outsourcing Office to Consulate
02/27/2013 4:34pm CST Documents received by Consulate
02/28/2013 10:41am CST Outsourcing office has verified the OCI is processed correctly. Waiting for mail courier pick up and is likely to be mailed out tomorrow.
03/01/2013 5:44pm CST Passport picked up in person
 
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