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Old Mar 26th 2013, 3:52 pm   #1
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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has experience in applying for an OCI. I need my surrender certificate to travel and the link clearly states that I need to submit my original documents.

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OCI applicants should surrender their Indian Passports in one of the <<<snip>>> centres <<<snip>>>... and submit the original Surrender Certificate & a copy of Surrender Certificate along with the OCI application. After verifying the facts the original surrender certificate will be returned to the applicant.

http://www.hcilondon.in/oci.html

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Hi angelabhatia,

Welcome to BE!!

I wasn't quite sure where the best place for your thread was, so I have moved it from our Introductions forum to our India forum. As I know I've seen this topic discussed in that section before. Hopefully another member will be along soon who may be able to share some pointers. In the meantime take some time to read through the other threads and get to know everyone.
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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has experience in applying for an OCI. I need my surrender certificate to travel and the link clearly states that I need to submit my original documents.

Surrender Certificate

OCI applicants should surrender their Indian Passports in one of the centres ... and submit the original Surrender Certificate & a copy of Surrender Certificate along with the OCI application. After verifying the facts the original surrender certificate will be returned to the applicant.

http://www.hcilondon.in/oci.html
If you apply by post, original documents must be sent, along with an envelope for their return.
If you go to the counter originals are examined and returned immediately and copies sent with the application.
Regarding surrender certificate I have no personal experience, as husband submitted an affidavit regarding his original passport. The original affidavit was sent with the application and not returned. (Obviously he had kept copies of it.)
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I have all the documents ready for the OCI application but am struggling to get the address to send the postal application. I come under Birmingham jurisdiction, so I need the address for CGI birmingham. Anyone applied for OCI by post??? what are the pocessing timings and the addresses please????

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I have all the documents ready for the OCI application but am struggling to get the address to send the postal application. I come under Birmingham jurisdiction, so I need the address for CGI birmingham. Anyone applied for OCI by post??? what are the pocessing timings and the addresses please????

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Hi and welcome to BE!!

I happened upon your thread and as we had a very similar thread on this subject also running I've moved your post into that thread as I thought you might be able to help each other with info.
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I have all the documents ready for the OCI application but am struggling to get the address to send the postal application. I come under Birmingham jurisdiction, so I need the address for CGI birmingham. Anyone applied for OCI by post??? what are the pocessing timings and the addresses please????

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All info. will be here including address.
http://www.cgibirmingham.org/index.p...om_pages&id=10

We also live in Birmingham area but used London for OCI applications.
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Hello Angela

AFAIK, yes the originals have to be submitted and will be returned after verification. Also remember that all copies you submit, must be attested.

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AFAIK, yes the originals have to be submitted and will be returned after verification. Also remember that all copies you submit, must be attested.

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Hi Everyone

I just applied for OCI card at Consulate general of India, Birmingham. A quick question as they asked to supply attested photocopy, I sent them self attested photo copies of my documents.

Do u think will they accept it and not be fussy about it as they have original to see in front of them.

Also how long they take to make OCI card at Birmingham.

Thanks

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