OCI question - will these docs be sufficient??

#1 Apr 13th, 2011, 16:25
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Hi there

I'm new here and hoping I can get some help - have done lots of searching around on the web but thought someone here may have some definitive view or opinion.

Looking to apply for OCI for me and two kids - wife will need to apply separately as her family is mostly from East Africa.

I have applied before, some years ago and everything was returned as according to HCI London I didn't have the necessary proof of Indian heritage.

So here's the set-up:
- Dad died many years ago - he was born in India and had Indian passport.
- We no longer have the Indian passport (have a feeling it may have been retained by Home Office when he became British citizen)
- I have managed to get an official copy of his naturalisation certificate from the National Archives in Kew
- Have parents wedding certificate - wedding was in India
- Have dad's old UK passport which states place of birth as India
- Have my birth certificate (and the kid's) so can show link to dad
- Have affadavit that my grandfather put in place to get my father into the UK in the 1960's - this contains my father's Indian passport number (may have expiry info as well)

I think that's all the info I have been able to get together - as I said, last time it was returned but reading around it seems that the rules have changed somewhat.

So do people think I may have enough for an application to be successful now??

Appreciate any help and advice?

Cheers
#2 Apr 13th, 2011, 16:34
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Originally Posted by bambam68 View Post last time it was returned but reading around it seems that the rules have changed somewhat.
Whats new with the documentation this time which you didn't include last time?. You need to gather as many documents as possible to prove your Indian heritage. Have you considered PIO instead of OCI?. May be thats an easier option for you.
#3 Apr 13th, 2011, 16:49
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Hi

Nothing new in the documents - but reading around it seems they have recognised that the initial requirements of having Indian documents is not feasible for a large numer of people.

Cheers

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