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Open Day to discuss specific consular problems
CGI, Houston has been regularly interacting with Indian nationals, persons of Indian origin and consular applicants in a pro-active, helpful and broad-based manner.
New service provider for Visa/Passport/OCI/PIO/Renunciation Services from 21st May, 2014.
The Embassy of India in the USA has awarded the new contract for providing Visa/OCI/PIO/Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Certificate application support services to the Cox & Kings Global Services Pvt. Ltd., to be operational from May 21st, 2014.
Press release - Visa/OCI/PIO/Renunciation of Indian Citizenship
Cox & Kings Global Services Pvt. Ltd.: DETAILS OF CKGS WEBSITE, LOCATIONS OF SERVICE CENTERS & CONTACT PHONE NOS. & EMAIL ID
Complaints about Visa/PIO/OCI Applications Returned Without Action
The Embassy and Consulates General have received public complaints alleging that applications sent to the previous outsourcing agency, M/s. BLS Services International Ltd., were not processed despite payment.
Notice regarding delay in OCI cards
There have been a significant number of queries from applicants who have applied for OCI services at Consulate General of India, Houston since January 2014 and are waiting to receive their cards. While the normal processing time for OCI applications in the past had been 45-50 days as indicated on the Consulate's website, due to reasons beyond our control at the New Delhi end, we regret the delay in printing of OCI Registration Cards and are currently unable to specify the timeline for the receipt of the OCI cards from India.
Notice regarding OCI cards match-up procedure
In the case of all OCI applications, the applicants are requested to monitor the status of their OCI applications online at: http://passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury. If the status indicates that the printed OCI Registration Cards and "U" Visas have been dispatched to Houston from New Delhi and have been received in Houston, OCI applicants may take a print out of the status and act as follows:
INDEPENDENCE DAY FLAG HOISTING
Flag Hoisting ceremony on the occasion of Indias 68th Independence Day will be held on Friday, 15 August, 2014 at 8:30 AM at Consul Generals Residence
Coffee with the Consuls - Doing Business with India
Mr. P Harish, Consul General of India in Houston was invited as a Keynote Speaker at the Greater Houston Partnership's (GHP) "Coffee with the Consuls - Doing Business with India" program on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 at the GHP Board Room in Houston, Texas.
Merger of PIO & OCI
This Consulate has been informed by the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India on 16 January, 2015 that the Central Government has vide Gazette Notification No. 26011/01/2014 IC. I. dated 9th January, 2015 exercising powers conferred by subsection (2) of section 7A of the Citizenship Act 1955 (57 of 1955) specified that with effect from 9th January, 2015 all existing Persons of Indian Origin card holders registered as such shall be deemed to be Overseas Citizens of India card holders.
OCI in lieu of PIO
The Government of India has published in the Gazette of India (Part-I, Section-I) on 30 September 2014, that a PIO card issued to an applicant shall be valid for his/her lifetime, provided such applicant has a valid Passport.
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