OCI FAQ


If you have followed all the steps as mentioned in our earlier blog  on OCI  Application Process (https://www.telugupoliticalwiki.com/2020/06/oci-application-process.html ) for New Born baby and still have questions please refer to the below FAQ.  

When will I get my Child passport back ?:

 If you have submitted all the documents properly, you should receive your child passport back in 7 working days in most of the cases.


Can i apply for OCI while I do not have valid petition to stay or work in US ?

To apply for OCI you will need Valid Petition. If you apply without a valid petition your application will be kept on hold for around 2 weeks and you will be asked to submit to valid petition, if you fail to submit you will get your application back to you.


How can I contact CKGS team for any query related to my application ?

We know you would like to pick your phone and speak to them, But it does not work in that way with CKGS, You need to fill up a contact form at this URL https://www.in.ckgs.us/feedback/
 and CKGS team will contact you in less than 24 hours.


I applied for OCI but i want to travel back to india with my KID how can i get my KID passport back ?

You can go ahead and submit your details at the below form https://www.in.ckgs.us/withdraw-my-passport/, CKGS will send your application back to you over fedex courier.


How much amount I will get back if I withdraw my OCI application  ?

Out of 340$ that we have sent in Money Order you will get back 278$ if you withdraw your application for any reason. You will get that Money as a Check that you can deposit into your bank.


Should do apostille for Birth Certificate ?

Birth certificates issues in USA are already certified, we do not need to do apostille, As you have multiple copies of birth certificate better send a original certificate and they will send it back to you. This way you can avoid birth certificate apostille.


Best place to get Money Order ?

USPS is the best place to get Money order for less price compared to other vendors like 7/11 or a bank.


Where can we get Notary ?

Banks used to do free notary prior to COVID, Due to COVID banks stopped doing that so we are left with options like UPS where they charge 10$ for each Notary. Make sure to have Both parents for Notary to sign along with valid ID cards.