Spouse OCI timelines

#1 Nov 9th, 2018, 21:02
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Would anyone be kind enough to share their recent experience with obtaining a Spouse OCI (non Indian Origin). We're travelling end of Jan and wondering if there's any hope of her getting the OCI in time or if I'll have to throw away $80 on an e-visa.

I'm a British Citizen and Passport holder. My parents still hold their Indian Passports. I used the Parentage route to get my OCI and our children's OCI. They advised I couldnt apply for my wife until I'd received my own OCI, so have applied this week.

For the benefit of anyone wondering about current timelines for obtaining OCI through Indian Origin, here are the timelines for myself and our children:


Date Of Acknowledgment 09-OCT-2018
Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 29-OCT-2018
Dispatched From MEA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 29-OCT-2018
Document received At LONDON On 29-OCT-2018

Passport Submitted at VFS office:01/11/2018

Passport & OCI received through post:06/11/2018

Thanks
#2 Nov 9th, 2018, 21:31
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Timeline for your OCI is quite fast. In general, it takes close to 90 days. Congratulations!
#3 Nov 9th, 2018, 22:20
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Originally Posted by professorm View Post Timeline for your OCI is quite fast. In general, it takes close to 90 days. Congratulations!
Thanks This was in London (walk in service).

I did search around after applying as I was worried I'd have to pay for four visas if the OCI cards didnt come through. You're right, many people did have timelines in the order of 90 days. But it appears things have improved recently. Most of the recent applicants (of Indian Origin) appeared to have timelines of 30-40 days.

Now I'm worried about my wifes OCI. Most reports suggest 4-6 months I'm hoping (probably in vein) timelines have improved similarly for spouse OCI's.

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