- sir my girl friend is a Philippians and she is staying in dubai now, she wants to visit me in india, but her pasport expires within 5 months, i could not apply for her online bec it shows as minimum of 6 months of expiry for passport is required. in this case what can i do. please tell me sir. Answer: She needs to get a new passport from the Philippines Embassy in Dubai.
- —Guest babloo
- My Children's Indian Passport are going to expire on 5th July, my flight from Montreal is on 4th July. Can i travel to India without any problem. Answer: Unfortunately, your children won't be allowed to travel. You'll have to renew their passport beforehand.
- —Guest Panaky
Visa issues for pakistani national
- I am an indian married to a pakistani national. I had applied for a visit visa last year which was rejected. Before making the application, someone at the Indian Embassy in Kuwait (where we reside) told us all that was needed was a recommendation letter from a Maharashtrian (we would have been staying in Mumbai) would suffice. Could you please advise? I would love to take my wife to India for a short holiday.
- —Guest Concerned
NRI Discrimination by Indian Govn.
- I agree with vast majority of what everybody is saying here. Why are we being asked to pay $250 to turn in our old Indian passports that we don't even have. I have been a citizen of US for over 12 years and had turned in my passport during naturalization process. So why am I being harrased by asking to pay up $250 for renouncing my citizenship to India. I had renounced it when I became a citizen fo US. This is a policy by the Indian government which makes no sense and thus seems like it is only to milk money out of NRIs that want to visit their family in India. The government knows we are a captive audience and so they are taking full advantage of that.
- —Guest HT- New York
- Sir my girlfriend is from uzbekistan. She came to india in November on one month tourist visa but overstayed. She went back in february 2012. Now again she applied visa in her country and was given one month visa to india. She came to india but was sent back that she was blacklisted. Kindly let me know that whether she can come to India in future or no. If yes then how much time.Can she be sponsored by anyway.
- —Guest Paramjit Singh
visa for philipines /
- sir, my girl frnd is from philipines , she want to visit some holidays in india ... what is the process and procedure to see her in her india for 15days.. please sir give full details . i am waiting for your reply sir... Ans: The easiest solution would be to get an Indian visa on arrival. More information: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/qt/Indian-Tourist-Visa-On-Arrival.htm
- —Guest srinivas
indian makes it harder for it's own ppl
- Recent changes in the visa requirements makes it harder for former indian national to get a visa. it's amazing that india would make the process so cumbersome for it's own people who bring so much revenue to the country. When will these morons get some common sense???
- —Guest Bobby
Mistake in passport
- My indian passport issued in washington has a mistake in date of birth. I discovered it while applying for US visa in chennai. Visa authorities want the date to be corrected. Indian passport officer says no correction can be made. New visa needs to be issued with in India. I have no proof of residence etc. what to do?
- —Guest Anuradha
X-VISA grace period
- Hi my wife holds a Philippines passport, and entered india on an x-visa. Her visa will expire in 10 days time, but she is planning on going back to the Philippines. What is the grace period to leave India after the expiry of her visa? Answer: There is no grace period. She must leave before her visa expires, or she will have to go to her local Foreigner's Regional Registration Office and pay a fine. If she has an expired visa and tries to leave without paying the fine, she will be prevented from doing so at customs and immigration at the airport.
- —Guest Confused
Indian origin n wife of pakistani
- hi ,i am indian origin born in india mumbai....my parents n all my brother sisters are in india....25 years before i got married to a pakistani.....right now i am canadian citizen.but still i am not getting visa for india .if i have to go to india i have to sign a affidavit that i am withdrawing my pakistani nationality n my pakistani passport.it's really now fair if i am legally allowed to keep dual citizen how can they ask me to sign this and its just for one time visit visa.....my parents are 65+ and they really wants to see me onces.....really they are heartless...they are not allowing to a indian origin to meet her parents specially when my parents need me just for a month...
- —Guest tabs
- Hello. Just wanted to add that the transit visa is for 15 days not 72 hrs as it states in the article :) Ans: This is interesting. Most information says that it's valid for 15 days from date of issue, but length of stay in India is to be no more than 72 hours. Here is a link: https://indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing.com/consular-fees?id=4 Some people have stayed longer though! Was that your experience too?
- —Guest dk
Expired Visa (URGENT)
- My daughter is a US citizen of Indian origin living in India for the last 5 years. She entered on a multiple entry Visa which expired in May 2011. She received her OCI card in October 2011. She is travelling to the US next week. Will it affect her travel plans because she was out of status between May and October 2011? Please help! URGENT! Answer: She should go to the closest Foreigner's Regional Registration Office in India. She may have to pay a fine for her expired visa, as she didn't get an extension. They will take care of it there.
- —Guest Miney M
Visa to India
- Hi Katava Ling Pooj, VFS Services India Pty Ltd is the one who deal with indian visa matter. They are in WYNYARD, SYDNEY CBD. Just walk in straight and lodge you application(you may be able to find their address in their web site)
- —Guest Guest Aussie
- Passport and visa regulations in India, like all regulations there, are opaque. Problems arising thereof are cleared up through small amounts of bribes if applications are made in India. If they are made abroad, this procedure is not available. You are completely at the mercy of the ill trained employees of companies to which consular services have been outsourced by the Indian government.
- —Guest SC
Received the wrong Visa, now Blacklisted
- I am an entrepreneur and business man, have started a company and hired close to 80 people by now since the last recession. I bring know-how, currency, customers, innovation, vision and expertise. People like me are governed under the Govt. Order No. RGF - 2009/CR-833/FRO - 1 and should be on a Business Visa. One fine Day I reapply for a Business Visa like every year, but the Embassy makes an administrative mistake, and gives me an Employment Visa. I object, but am told to 'sort it out in India'. Back in India, the FRO tells me I am on the wrong Visa, and they cannot register me. They tell me to sort it out with the Embassy, which in turn tells me to ask the FRO to contact them. Noone does anything, and I am caught in the Middle. Despite months of back and forth and a very clear audit trail, noone assumes responsibility, and I get deported! I got blacklisted, and am not getting a visa, the embassy doesn't talk to me and I have no clue how to right the wrong! And I am an Investor!!
- —Guest JamesBond