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OCI and Verification of Status




MITRON
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Originally posted by YogicLogic

I wanted to update folks here, if any one is in the same boat as me hopefully it benefits them.

I had lost my landing papers and requested verification of status from CIC. I specifically asked them in a letter to include Immigration Category information for OCI. I received my verification of status document after nearly six months and they have included the immigration category information under 'REMARKS'.

This should hopefully be enough for OCI and will be applying for it shortly. Will keep the forum posted.

Cheers!



Yes ask them to include that in remarks. So India knows if you came to Canada as a landed immigrant ( PR ) or as a refugee. If you came as a refugee you will not get Indian OCI , unless its a really genuine case.


 
Post ID: 236388 15-12-17 03:49:39
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dan
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This requirement to produce landing papers should apply to fresh oci applications and not to pio card holders who are converting...

thanks Mitron


 
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elmer fudd
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This requirement to produce landing papers should apply to fresh oci applications and not to pio card holders who are converting...

thanks Mitron



When I was converting from PIO to OCI, I was asked for the same. Upon inquiring as to why, I was told that this was due to fraud being committed by desis. Didn't probe any further as to what kind of frauds were being committed, but I reckon one of them could be the reason MITRON gave above.



 
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MITRON
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Quote:
Originally posted by dan

This requirement to produce landing papers should apply to fresh oci applications and not to pio card holders who are converting...

thanks Mitron



PIO was very easy to get & the restrictions were very few as compared to OCI.

So lot of people who couldn't get or were eligible for OCI used to apply for PIO.

Now these same PIO holders want their PIO to be converted to OCI without fulfilling the original OCI requirements. Hence the Indian government is giving them a hard time & asking for all this.

Whether you are converting from PIO to OCI , A fresh brand new OCI application, or even just an OCI renewal for kids or senior citizens - the process is same, its as good as applying for a BRAND new OCI application, the whole nine yards !

Even for miscellaneous OCI procedures like transferring your OCI sticker from the Old passport to the new passport - they ask for ALL the documents ALL over again.

Lot of things the Indian government is to be blamed and lot of things our own desis should be blamed for the various frauds they commit like fake marriages to come to Canada, fake claiming of Refugee status after coming to Canada, becoming an illegal immigrant and going under after coming here on student visa, visitor visa, work permit.


 
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MITRON
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Some Desi people were so stupid that in the past they used to take Canadian citizenship & Canadian Passport and never used to cancel their Indian passport & Indian citizenship.

Then they used to use the Indian passport to travel to India instead of the Canadian passport as they wanted to save the $ 60 Visa fee to India..LOL & save the hassle/time of applying for an Indian Visa at BLS or VFS or the Indian Consulate.

A family of 4 would save about $ 250 that way. While going to India from Canada, they would all travel on Indian passport so NO visa required. While coming back from India to Canada they used to travel on Canadian passport.

In the past very few things were electronic & digital. Just Entry & Exit manual rubber stamps used to be put on the Indian Passport & Canadian passport. So this was easy to do.

But now things are strict, and such shenanigans can be caught easily.

For Income tax purposes & buying property & Aadhaar/PAN card, stocks, mutual funds, capital gains tax & bank accounts & local mobile phone etc also these things are good.

In India they act like an Indian with all Indian documents/ID's and don't tell anyone they are a Canadian citizen. And in Canada they act like a Canadian and don't tell anyone they have property, money, bank accounts etc in India :)

So best of both the worlds & benefits & advantages of both the countries. They are fooling both CRA - Canadian taxes and Indian Income Tax department :)

I know people who live in India for 6 months during the Winter so they escape the harsh Fall/Winter of Canada and collect OAS, GIS , Welfare . And for Summer/Spring they come here for collecting FREE medical.


 
Post ID: 236400 16-12-17 02:03:11
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dan
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Quote:
Originally posted by elmer fudd

Quote:
Originally posted by dan

This requirement to produce landing papers should apply to fresh oci applications and not to pio card holders who are converting...

thanks Mitron



When I was converting from PIO to OCI, I was asked for the same. Upon inquiring as to why, I was told that this was due to fraud being committed by desis. Didn't probe any further as to what kind of frauds were being committed, but I reckon one of them could be the reason MITRON gave above.



Thanks.


 
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dan
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Can someone help me with this, I lost my landed papers and I requested the Verification of Status from CIC. I got it after 6 months and now BLS is asking for status verification which clearly shows the landed category, which they say they have got from other applicants.

I called CIC and they said they don't issue any document that shows the landed category other than the information provided on the Verification of Status.

Does any one know what other document i should be requesting from CIC or any other suggestions.

Thanks



I was in the same situation and frustrated despite showing the CIC VOS document confirming my landing details but they need more info such as category. CIC stopped giving the true copy of landing paper since last year.
It is so pathetic that they wanted to see my landing paper for my wife's OCI application where as i have submitted my OCI details .

I was been advised to contact consulate to get exemption in this scenarios. This day 3 and still waiting for the reply to my email.
Will post once i get the reply and outcome.



6 months to get a VOS document! Thats crazy


 
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MITRON
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I was in the same situation and frustrated despite showing the CIC VOS document confirming my landing details but they need more info such as category. CIC stopped giving the true copy of landing paper since last year.

It is so pathetic that they wanted to see my landing paper for my wife's OCI application where as i have submitted my OCI details .

I was been advised to contact consulate to get exemption in this scenarios. This day 3 and still waiting for the reply to my email.
Will post once i get the reply and outcome.



Forget that . I know a guy who was Single and was 30 +, when he applied for OCI.

They wanted his parent's landing paper ! if he wanted to apply for OCI ! What parent's landing people have to do with an Adult male is beyond me.

He was 20 + when he came to Canada with his parents.

So he was not a minor when he came to Canada, neither was he a minor when he was applying for OCI. It just happened that his parents, his brother & himself - ALL 4 of them came to Canada at the same time as a family unit & landed together.

If he was married they wanted his wife's landing paper & if he was Single they wanted his parent's landing papers ! Plus they wanted an affidavit from him, saying that he is Single.

So not only they want a marriage certificate if you are married, now they want a Single certificate too :clap:


 
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YogicLogic
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Originally posted by dan

Any updates yogiclogic?



Dan, Using the VOS with the immigration category info under Remarks, i submitted my OCI application. It was successfully processed and I was able to get my OCI without any problems.

The key was to ensure that the VOS document contains Immigration Category information under remarks. I included a covering letter to the CIC requesting them to include this information in the VOS. I also included a printout of the OCI requirements that asked for this information specifically. That worked very well for me.

Hope this helps.Good Luck!



 
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febpreet
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Hi. I am looking to get my PIO converted to OCI (I am late, I know). Are they still accepting applications? The website has the deadline notification as December 2017. Contacting BLS on phone was of no use as it's been busy forever.

I have to travel to India for about 29 days and already have a PIO. Should I just not convert to OCI at this moment and go with it with my old passport that the PIO is endorsed at? Any problems at the Indian port of entry?

Also, if the e-Visa thing is still valid for the India travel under (or equals to) 30 days? The BLS site has no mention of it, but the other Govt. website does show this very category:

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html

Thanks.


 
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