OCI Refused

#1 Dec 1st, 2015, 18:06
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Hi Everyone,

I am new to the forum, have been reading a lot of the posts but unable to find out the answer to my questions. Hope you can help

I am British citizen and passport holder, father is British, Mum born in India but has had UK passport for many years.
Both mum and dad have PIO cards. Sister has OCI. This year I applied for my OCI while I was back in the UK
(I live abroad and was unable to do it in the country I was based in so had been using a 5 year visa to travel to india)

At the first interview for OCI was advised that on my birth certificate because it listed my father's occupation as police, I would need to provide a letter from the police to state that he is now retired. He left the police 18years ago!
I procured the letter and re applied, 3 months later I received the notification that my application was refused on this basis.

Please help me with what my options are..
Is it possible to appeal? Worthwhile taking the time to pursue?

What other options do I have as no longer in the UK to apply for the 5 year visa again. For this visa do I also need a direct family member living in india? (No longer the case, since i last applied this kind of visa)

The reason I want a long term option is my bf is Indian so the ability to travel in and out un restricted would be great as would having no minimum stay.
I understand that if we were to marry, I can only apply for OCI as a spouse after 2 years right?

Thanks for reading this far! Any help and advise much appreciated
#2 Dec 1st, 2015, 18:18
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OCI refused

Did the rejection letter specifically state the reason since your father was a Police officer?
India had very outdated red tapism so while an unusual reason, Im not surprised.
I was also a Police officer in Australia when I applied and my OCI was approved with other complications but thats off topic.
I can suggest you start sending emails and calling up the top honchos at your Indian consulate and be ready for a run around. Nothing in the Indian givernment works easily.
Good Luck.
#3 Dec 4th, 2015, 17:58
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Thanks for the reply. Yes that is the specified reason given.

Always seems the rules are changing and maybe I applied at the wrong time? My sister who did her's several years ago had no issue with this and ironically my dad has his PIO!
At the same time as I was doing my application he tried to change his PIO to OCI as they were doing it for free at the time. This was too rejected for the same reason but he can keep PIO.

Not sure how I can appeal it, as provided as many documents as possible at the original time and so have nothing new to add to it.
Any ideas?
#4 Dec 4th, 2015, 22:37
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" tried to change his PIO to OCI as they were doing it for free at the time. This was too rejected for the same reason but he can keep PIO."
Shome mishtake shurely? - a PIO is now deemed to be an OCI (so there is no requirement to change it, the optional change is still 'free' apart from an administrative charge).

AndyD 8-)
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Hi Sujith

could you plz tell what complications did you have while applying for OCI. your reply would be much appreciated

#6 Dec 23rd, 2018, 06:05
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Originally Posted by Jeev View Post could you plz tell what complications did you have while applying for OCI. your reply would be much appreciated
The person you are trying to get attention of, has not logged in last 3 years. In fact, he just posted one post and moved on

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