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by sathyauk
Sat Jun 22, 2024 7:58 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Being married to Indian, can I visit India on tourist visa?
Replies: 5
Views: 136
India

Re: Being married to Indian, can I visit India on tourist visa?

This is quote from an Indian embassy website: "An entry visa is given for specific purposes to foreign nationals for any purpose not covered specifically under any of the other visa categories and to foreign nationals of Indian origin, his/her spouse and dependent children visiting India."...
by sathyauk
Fri Jun 21, 2024 10:02 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Being married to Indian, can I visit India on tourist visa?
Replies: 5
Views: 136
India

Re: Being married to Indian, can I visit India on tourist visa?

Are you sure? I've read somewhere (can't find that post anywhere now...) that they can stop me at the immigration and even ban from entering India if I come with wrong visa (and apparently spouse - Entry visa, tourist - tourist visa, spouse who is a tourist - Entry visa). I have no idea how true is...
by sathyauk
Fri Jun 21, 2024 7:22 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Being married to Indian, can I visit India on tourist visa?
Replies: 5
Views: 136
India

Re: Being married to Indian, can I visit India on tourist visa?

Hello, just as the topic says. My wife is Indian, I still didn't get my OCI. Later this year we're planning to visit her parents for a week. Do I need to apply for Entry X-1 visa (long process and expensive) or can I apply for tourist visa (fast and cheap)? Apply for one year tourist visa which is ...
by sathyauk
Thu Jun 20, 2024 10:33 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Path to Surrender of Indian Passport to get OCI
Replies: 47
Views: 6060
India

Re: Path to Surrender of Indian Passport to get OCI

Hi Sathya and all, hope all are doing well. I received the surrender certificate for my wife today and it reads as "issued to Mr/Ms <firstname> <lastname>" . Could you please help to clarify if it needs to read as Mrs or they generally only issue like this? Thank you. This is the usual te...
by sathyauk
Fri Jun 14, 2024 9:39 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Unenrolled deedpoll used for British passport valid for OCI?
Replies: 1
Views: 89
India

Re: Unenrolled deedpoll used for British passport valid for OCI?

I had the the no surname in Indian passport issue which I worked around by executing an unenrolled deed poll at the time and got my UK passport in the desired name. Can I check if I can use the same unenrolled deed poll to support my OCI application? VFS tell me that I need an affidavit notarised b...
by sathyauk
Thu Jun 06, 2024 1:36 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Travel to India while passport surrender application in progress
Replies: 4
Views: 767
India

Re: Travel to India while passport surrender application in progress

shajacksha wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2024 12:18 pm
BashirB wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2024 9:26 am
Yes, you can go on British Passport with eVisa.
Wrong advise. - Why it is wrong advise. He can travel to India with evisa
by sathyauk
Thu Jun 06, 2024 10:50 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Path to Surrender of Indian Passport to get OCI
Replies: 47
Views: 6060
India

Re: Path to Surrender of Indian Passport to get OCI

Thank you. Yes, looks like I had to wait for a day for the same applicant, managed to book just now but got only Monday. Thanks for that tip, will keep in mind if same situation occurs in future. - Walk in to VFS after 2:30 PM, no need of different appointment. That's what I did couple of times
by sathyauk
Tue Jun 04, 2024 8:36 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Path to Surrender of Indian Passport to get OCI
Replies: 47
Views: 6060
India

Re: Path to Surrender of Indian Passport to get OCI

You can carry your laptop inside VFS
by sathyauk
Tue Jun 04, 2024 4:50 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Path to Surrender of Indian Passport to get OCI
Replies: 47
Views: 6060
India

Re: Path to Surrender of Indian Passport to get OCI

Thanks very much @sathyauk. You are right on RC sign and submission in Goswell, confirmed with VFS helpine number today. Sorry for another urgent question, I have booked for tomorrow morning 8:30 VFS appointment and was planning to go to office after that. Am I allowed to take the laptop inside the...
by sathyauk
Mon Jun 03, 2024 3:17 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Path to Surrender of Indian Passport to get OCI
Replies: 47
Views: 6060
India

Re: Path to Surrender of Indian Passport to get OCI

Many thanks @sathyauk. If I understood the last question's response correctly, for RC appointment in HCI (Aldwych, London) the applicant has to come in person but VFS (Goswell Rd, London) RC documents drop on same day anyone can do. Could you please confirm on this? - You are correct. I think Goswe...
by sathyauk
Mon Jun 03, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Delivery/collection logistics for Indian SC, RC, OCI
Replies: 1
Views: 167
India

Re: Delivery/collection logistics for Indian SC, RC, OCI

I will be applying for Indian Surrender Certificate, Renunciation Certificate, and OCI, from VFS Goswell. What are the logistics around getting possession of these documents? In particular, Is it possible to collect these documents (say from VFS), instead of having them delivered? This would be my ...
by sathyauk
Mon Jun 03, 2024 9:26 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrender of Indian passport - does minor need to attend appointment
Replies: 3
Views: 185
India

Re: Surrender of Indian passport - does minor need to attend appointment

Hi All, I am in the process of applying for surrender of Indian passport for my 7 year old daughter. Does anyone know if minors need to be present at the VFS appointment during physical submission? I will be applying a either VFS Goswell or VFS Hounslow. - Your daughter no need to attend the appoin...
by sathyauk
Sun Jun 02, 2024 6:28 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI applied with RC payment Receipt
Replies: 3
Views: 386
India

Re: OCI applied with RC payment Receipt

Hello Could you please state which documents were requested at the renunciation appointment. 1. Copy of surrender certificate 2. Copy of Indian passport 3. Copy of British passport 4. Copy of Naturalization certificate 5. Copy of address proof 6. Payment proof if you paid online otherwise your pay ...
by sathyauk
Sun Jun 02, 2024 6:24 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrender of Indian passport - does minor need to attend appointment
Replies: 3
Views: 185
India

Re: Surrender of Indian passport - does minor need to attend appointment

Hi All, I am in the process of applying for surrender of Indian passport for my 7 year old daughter. Does anyone know if minors need to be present at the VFS appointment during physical submission? I will be applying a either VFS Goswell or VFS Hounslow. - Your daughter no need to attend the appoin...
by sathyauk
Wed May 29, 2024 3:26 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI appointment cancellation
Replies: 1
Views: 213
India

Re: OCI appointment cancellation

I think you need redo application and book a fresh appointment or just walkin to vfs, they will let you in as walkin service
by sathyauk
Tue May 28, 2024 7:09 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Path to Surrender of Indian Passport to get OCI
Replies: 47
Views: 6060
India

Re: Path to Surrender of Indian Passport to get OCI

Hi Vinodhk, Is RC mandatory for e-visa - NO I can do that process once I am back from India in Sep? Yes or you can apply before going to India Can I do both SC and RC appointments together (for both my wife and daughter)? Yes you can but slightly hard - Is SC certificate required to be in hand for a...
by sathyauk
Fri May 24, 2024 11:37 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Path to Surrender of Indian Passport to get OCI
Replies: 47
Views: 6060
India

Re: Path to Surrender of Indian Passport to get OCI

Hi Vinodhk,

1. First surrender their Indian passports
2. Apply for Evisa which will be quicker and will get within 24 hours
3. Apply for RC before you go to Inida
3. After back from holiday , you can apply for OCI

Hope that helps.
by sathyauk
Wed May 15, 2024 4:42 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Naturalisation - Travel to India after submitting the passport surrender form and renunciation certificate
Replies: 1
Views: 642
India

Re: Naturalisation - Travel to India after submitting the passport surrender form and renunciation certificate

Hi Acr09ak,

1. You need your Indian passport to apply for your British passport to prove your identity
2. You need British passport to surrender your Indian passport and apply for RC
3. You can get EVisa and travel to India while your surrender and RC is in process.

Thanks,
Sathya
by sathyauk
Mon Apr 29, 2024 10:01 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI Application Process From India for New Born in India (with British Passport)
Replies: 3
Views: 668
India

Re: OCI Application Process From India for New Born in India (with British Passport)

You can apply for tourist visa where your kids can stay upto 6 months, meantime you can sort to OCI as well
by sathyauk
Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:36 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Renunciation of Indian Citizenship - processing timelines
Replies: 72
Views: 16318
India

Re: Renunciation of Indian Citizenship - processing timelines

Guys, Can please anyone help me? I forgot to upload the cancelled previous Indian passport in the renunciation application and now it is not allowing to upload me any more document. Can anyone of you visiting the consulate or the VFS ask, if we have forgotten to upload any document, can the VFS or ...
by sathyauk
Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI list of documents and signature
Replies: 1
Views: 405
India

Re: OCI list of documents and signature

You need to carry self attested photo copies and original for verification.
You need to upload parents passport as well. Not sure what do you mean by "Previous Indian passport"
You need to upload Registration certificate, birth certificate of your kids
by sathyauk
Mon Apr 22, 2024 3:00 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI without Surrendered passport. HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 462
India

Re: OCI without Surrendered passport. HELP

You can provide surrender certificate or school certificate or nativity certificate, RC will take longer if you don't provide passport, otherwise they will affect other forms of evidence. https://www.vfsglobal.com/one-pager/india/uk/passport-services/english/pdf/renunciation-indian-citizenship-check...
by sathyauk
Mon Apr 22, 2024 10:43 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI without Surrendered passport. HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 462
India

Re: OCI without Surrendered passport. HELP

You need to renounce your india citizen first. I hope you can do with your surrender certificate.
After Renunciation you can apply for OCI.
by sathyauk
Fri Apr 05, 2024 3:56 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Oci of minor with one parent
Replies: 1
Views: 444
India

Re: Oci of minor with one parent

You can go to OCI appointment without your husband, but you need provide both parents passport
by sathyauk
Thu Mar 28, 2024 12:07 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Renunciation of Indian Citizenship - processing timelines
Replies: 72
Views: 16318
India

Re: Renunciation of Indian Citizenship - processing timelines

Thanks RonV for your helpful response. I will make as one document and upload