OCI and Verification of Status


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anishiaf   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 08-06-13 22:25:19

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



Full House   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 11-06-13 09:45:44

Quote:
Originally posted by anishiaf

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


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Verification of Status Document.:

A Verification of Status document will contain information that appeared on your original Record of Landing, Confirmation of Permanent Residence, Work Permit, Study Permit or other immigration documents. This document can be used when you must provide proof of historical immigration information, such as the date and place of entry to Canada.

You may obtain a Verification of Status document outlining the pertinent historical information for the following:

Certificate of Departure (IMM 0056)
Immigrant Visa and Record of Landing (IMM 1000)/Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5688)
Visitor Record (IMM 1097 or IMM 1442)
Work Permit (IMM 1102 or IMM 1442)
Study Permit (IMM 1208 or IMM 1442)
Exclusion Order (IMM 1214)
Deportation Order (IMM 1215)
Departure Order (IMM 5238)
Permit to Come Into or Remain in Canada (IMM 1263)
Authorization to Return to Canada (IMM 1203)
Protected Persons


Note : The actual document itself will not be issued, instead a plain paper document will be issued that will provide information about your immigration history

PLEASE SEE BELOW WHAT THE FEES CHARGED FOR. If you asked for a SPECIFIC COPY of a document you pay $30.00

IF you want a copy of VOS, then there is an additional fee of $30.00.

Check your copy of the fees paid from your past documents, paid six months back. It will tell you what you asked for.

NOW, if you need VOS, find out from BLS what they want and ask them to show the format of that page and what it says. You ORDER the same paying a fee of $30, Mark URGENT and request for VOS.

BLS are the only people who can show you a copy of that document and what it looks like.

If you need any application form, please get back here.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Here is a link to :Pay the fees..... See it in the link and at the very bottom. What it is they are saying is written below..... it says VOS or Replacement etc.,
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/5545ETOC.asp#5545E3

Include the processing fee for your application submitted to CIC. The fee is not refundable, nor does it guarantee approval of your application. If you are not approved you will not be issued a Verification of Status or receive a replacement document.

Type of application Number of persons Amount per document Amount Due
Verification of Status (VoS) or Replacement of an Immigration Document x $30
Total Payment:
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


FH



adamthorat   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 12-07-13 18:47:43

My OCI timeline from last year if it helps. PIO should be the same , I guess or maybe even faster than OCI.


OCI - Toronto Recent May 9 -2012 application

Date Of Acknowledgment : 09-MAY-2012

Photo/Signature at Mission :  Scanned  On 10-MAY-2012

Registration Status at Mission : Granted on 9-JUNE-2012

Documents Printing Status : Printed on 11-JUNE-2012

Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ):NEW DELHI -DISPATCHED on 13-JUNE-2012

Documents Received at CGI TORONTO On 28-JUNE-2012

^
Went and collected them on the same day , as I was in that area . everything was OK ..the lifetime U-Visa sticker on my Canadian PP and the OCI booklet

Surprisingly the process was smooth and transparent, and within the timeline. Gotta give credit , where credit is due , India seems to be improving in this regard.

Except for the red tape like making 4 trips to get my OCI , everything else was normal.
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GlobalIndian   
Member since: Apr 07
Posts: 171
Location: NB

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 14-07-13 14:27:54

I am preparing to apply for OCI soon (once I receive the 10-year Canadian passport); this above post is confusing, to say the least. Can someone who recently got OCI provide a list of ORIGINAL DOCS I need to enclose? I am in Maritimes so I can't physically visit the BLS places. Also, is it ok if I send them a prepaid Canadapost express mail envelop for doc-return? On their site, BLS does not clearly specify which doc need to be originals and which can be photocopies. Also, can one rely on these folks to return ALL originals or did anyone have issues, such as some originals misplaced etc...?
Thanks in advance for help.



adamthorat   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 16-07-13 09:40:53

Quote:
Originally posted by GlobalIndian

I am preparing to apply for OCI soon (once I receive the 10-year Canadian passport); this above post is confusing, to say the least. Can someone who recently got OCI provide a list of ORIGINAL DOCS I need to enclose? I am in Maritimes so I can't physically visit the BLS places. Also, is it ok if I send them a prepaid Canadapost express mail envelop for doc-return? On their site, BLS does not clearly specify which doc need to be originals and which can be photocopies. Also, can one rely on these folks to return ALL originals or did anyone have issues, such as some originals misplaced etc...?
Thanks in advance for help.



The OP lost is landing papers so he has to show additional documents.

Otherwise , you have to show the docs below.

Don't go by what BLS says but go by what the embassy says..BLS is just a BPO . They just act as a courier or postman. What the embassy says is more imp. And not BLS.

See the list below for original docs.

http://www.cgitoronto.ca/oci/ocichklist2.html

OCI CheckList

I.             LIST OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED WITH OCI APPLICATIONS
(Originals will be returned after verification in the return envelope attached with the application)

1.
Canadian Passport – Current passport which has validity of at least 6 months.
2.
Previous Indian Passport(s) – The one on which the applicant entered Canada (with the Landing Stamp at the time of entry into Canada) and the last Indian passport issued (before acquiring Canadian citizenship).
3.
Surrender Certificate - Surrender certificate for surrender/cancellation of Indian passport on acquisition of foreign citizenship. In case Indian passport has been surrendered and/or cancelled before 1st June 2010, Surrender Certificate is NOT required.
4.
Record of landing (IMM 1000)/ Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292) –If the applicant is born at a place outside Canada, Record of Landing/ Confirmation of Permanent Residence is required. In case of unmarried/single applicants, parents Record of Landing showing the immigration category and landing passport are required. In case of married applicants, spouse’s Record of landing & landing passport are required. In case of divorcee applicants, divorce certificate issued by the Court should be submitted. Divorce certificates issues by the Canadian authorities can be accepted provided it is authenticated by Indian Missions/POS abroad. If the parents/spouse have never landed in Canada an affidavit to this effect should be submitted. In case original Record of Landing/ Confirmation of Permanent Residence is not available / lost, submit a duplicate/certified true file copy of IMM 1000 – Record of landing or IMM 5292 – Confirmation of Permanent Residence issued by the Canadian Immigration authorities showing the immigration category.
5.
Citizenship paper issued by the Canadian authorities (at the time of Oath ceremony) mentioning the exact date of acquiring the Canadian Citizenship of the applicant. In case Citizenship letter is not available, any other document issued by the concerned Canadian authorities mentioning the exact date (i.e. day, month and year) of acquiring the Canadian citizenship should be sent. If no such document is available then a search letter may be obtained from the Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism.
6. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card(s), if any.
7.
Overseas Citizenship Certificate, if any, along with old and new Canadian passports - all the documents mentioned in this list are required in case of transfer of OCI U-visa from old Canadian passport to new Canadian passport or issue of duplicate OCI.
8.
Statement of Live Birth (Detailed Birth Certificate mentioning parents name etc.) in case of birth outside India. The applicant should also submit parent(s)’s Indian and Canadian Passports along with their original Record(s) of Landing etc. If original Record of Landing is lost/misplaced, a duplicate/certified true copy showing the immigration category should be obtained from Canadian Immigration authorities.
9.
One photograph of size 51mm x 51mm for each applicant to be pasted on Part A of the application form. The photograph should be of good quality taken against a light coloured (NOT WHITE) background showing a shot up to shoulders with full frontal view of face. As the photograph is to be scanned for documents the resolution of photograph should be high. Photographs that do not conform to these standards will be rejected.



II.      LIST OF THE PHOTOCOPIES OF DOCUMENTS REQUIRED WITH OCI APPLICATIONS

1. In case of SINGLE APPLICANT:

a) Photocopy of relevant pages of Canadian passport;
b) Photocopy of relevant pages of Indian passport, (i.e. personal information, including the page where Landing Immigration stamp is affixed and the last page).
c) Photocopy of PIO Card, if any
d) Photocopy of Record of Landing.
e) Photocopy of Record of Landing and landing passport of spouse, if married.
f) Photocopy of Record of Landings and landing passports of parents, if unmarried (and if applicable).
g) Photocopy of Citizenship Certificate (not the Citizenship card) mentioning the exact date of acquiring the Canadian citizenship.
h) Photocopy of divorce certificate, if applicable.
i) Any other document(s) submitted in support of the application.
 

2. IN CASE OF FAMILY APPLICATION:
(Main applicant, spouse and up to two minor children under 18 years of age)

a) PART A of the main applicant
b) PART A of the spouse
c) PART A of the first minor child, if applicable
d) PART A of the second minor child, if applicable
e) PART B, duly signed by the applicant and spouse, giving details of all applicants in Columns 19, 20 and 21
f) Photocopies of all documents for all applicants in the same order as mentioned at (1) above 
 In all applications, photograph should be pasted/affixed (NOT STAPLED) in the box of Part A.

 Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted
OCI applications may be submitted, in person, at Indian Visa & Consular Services Centers managed by BLS International Services Canada. OCI applications can only be posted/couriered to BLS office in Brampton.



adamthorat   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 16-07-13 10:01:26

I went physically and did not apply by post , hence 4 physical trips as below.

1. First trip , apply with all original docs and application .

They keep the originals , which they send to the embassy for verification.

They give you the Canadian PP back immediately On the spot after verification, but all other originals like landing paper , indian PP etc etc are sent to the embassy.


2. Second trip , to go and collect all the originals , which come back from the embassy after verification, like landing paper, Indian PP etc etc.


3. Third trip, once OCI is approved ..you have to go and submit the Canadian PP again , so that they can stamp the U visa on it.

They don't stick the U visa on it immediately , which is ridiculous. They make you come back again to pick up your Canadian PP with the visa on it and the OCI booklet.

4. Fourth & Final Trip and the ordeal is finally over !!!

You go in to pick up your Canadian PP with the OCI U visa on it and the OCi booklet !

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Hope this helps , anyone who is applying physically. Yes 4 physical trips need to be made !

Plus the pickup and drop off points are at different times !

If you go in the morning , you can only apply !

If you go in the evening , you can only pick up !

So make sure you go at the right time , depending upon if you are dropping off or picking up .



GlobalIndian   
Member since: Apr 07
Posts: 171
Location: NB

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 17-07-13 07:19:22

Adamthorat thank you very much for such a detailed list; I was just about to visit CGI-Toronto (online) to see what info I can gather; While having the Indian passport cancelled, I was confused between CGI-Toronto info and that of BLS site and sent them some 29 bucks more than I should have; i asked them if they could return that money but their answer was: No we can't return the overpayment nor can we hold it for later use by the same applicant!!! Initially, they returned all my docs telling me something or other missing, and boy, was that a headache! Every time I send stuff it costs 35 bucks for mailing alone! So this time I am carefully preparing docs so I could finish it in one go. Thanks for help.... I will check the CGI site to make sure things are properly corresponding. Have a great day; you made my day!





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