Indian Govt/Indian Embassy / VFS to accept OCI Application for Misc Services even by post
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I recently came across that The Ministry of Home Affairs of India, VFS and Indian Embassy in UK are now not accepting POSTAL Applications for providing Miscellaneous services like updating & transferring OCI stickers from old passport to new passport.
The current rule for OCI Miscellaneous Service is everytime a child's passport gets renewed up to the age of 20, they have to transfer the OCI sticker to new passport, (Surprisingly this is not the case for person aged over 20 - to 50).
However, for people like me who lives in far end of UK i.e. Aberdeen, the only option for them is to go in person to one of the nearest VFS centre which is either in Edinburgh or in Glasgow!
The fees for OCI Miscellaneous services is £20 minimal however, adding up the travel and accommodation cost to go in person for doing this small transfer, mounted to couple of £££ ! with all the hassles of traveling with a young child is also adding stress to all family like me!
It used to be a time when people like me were sending the similar requests by post (recorded) OR by courier. The absence of this facility means, we have to take a days holiday and travel all the way to appear in person for the interview just for the submission of the documents, which then the VFS and embassy team will send to New Delhi / India for further 6 to 8 weeks processing time!
I therefore urged everyone reading through to please sign this petition to let Ministry of Home affairs India, V F S and Indian embassy/ consulate offices to please start accepting applications for OCI Miscellaneous even by courier and by post, with an option to send prepaid enevelope attached in case they needs more information or application is not complete in any respect i.e. missing document etc.! and accepting the Fees by Demand Draft OR Postal Orders by providing sufficient details on their website!
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