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OCI counters in Delhi Airport

Old Nov 26, 18, 7:59 am
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OCI counters in Delhi Airport

I was leaving Delhi recently and coming back to the US and there were couple of counters reserved for OCI Card holders, a lot of counters for Indian Citizens (They were super crowded though). I have a OCI card and while waiting in that line, an Indian passport holder behind me who was traveling to Middle East asked me if he could stand in that line. In my previous travels, I saw few Indian passport holders using that line without problem and I told him it should not be an issue and he can just stay. Soon, a couple of Indian passport holders ahead of me went to the counter and the immigration officer sent them away to the Indian counters. I then told this man about it and he said he is late for his flight and I told him he should take his chance then. I finished my immigration and while waiting in security, saw this man pleading with the officer and luckily for him, the officer relented and stamped his passport.

I wonder if OCI counters can process Indian Passports, they should process all of them or strictly separate them so people don't waste their time. What is it with this selective choosing of who they allow? (I do personally benefit from a shorter OCI lines but I cringe to see my fellow Indians standing in such long lines)
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Old Nov 26, 18, 9:00 am
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all counters can process all passports....they just have to make a few changes in their system that wouldn't take more than half a minute or so....the point of having separate counters is so that things work in an orderly manner but if the immigration officer wants then he/she can process any passport from any counter....
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Old Nov 26, 18, 3:07 pm
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Any counter can handle anyone.
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