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i have a 3 moths old son who was born here, in hyderabad, india. i applied for the passport of my native country for him and got it. now what? canhe exit the country with just EU passport and indian birth certificate or what? I want to go home for a visit end of march and need to resolve this

i plan to go for a PIO for him...or maybe OIC once i reach home. it is much more simple to get ti there.
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I would advice to get a Indian Visa for him and then leave India and then apply for PIO.
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i find it slightly unusual...to apply for an indian visa...and he is already here...no entry stamp for him...lol.

the other option is to get an indian passport and get EU visa...both can be done very quickly and easily. Confirmed. I just hope there is a much more simpler way when i don't need to do anything...just leave
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yes easy but what citizenship you'd like to give to your kid. since he already have a EU passport he legally can't get an Indian passport.
The visa or passport can be stamped locally at your FRO in Hyderabad. so that it makes it smoth for you to leave India.
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Oh, if that is teh case...that he can get visa stamped localy then no problem...anyway tomorrow i am going to FRO to regieter and will ask them what should i do.

Yes, it is illegal I guess to have indian passport and Eu passport but it is very easily done and I also doubt the illegality of it because I wanted to surrender my daughters passport in the embassy when i was applying for a PIO and a very high officer gave it back and said: "Keep it. You may need it someday. They can't really make up their minds in India about dual citizenships." Is that funny or what?!? He surprised the hell out of me. So she has both!
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Originally Posted by lucullan View Post a very high officer gave it back and said: "Keep it. You may need it someday. They can't really make up their minds in India about dual citizenships." Is that funny or what?!? He surprised the hell out of me. So she has both!
Shhh!. don't tell anyone about the dual passport...
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Originally Posted by lucullan View Post canhe exit the country with just EU passport and indian birth certificate or what?
I cannot remember the details, but an expat couple working in India who had just had new baby asked about this and they were told their baby could not leave India country without some sort of exit permit. Hopefully someone who has either direct experience or a better memory than me can give you the details.

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Just be aware that this is illegal.
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You are resident in India, lucullan? And you or your spouse or both of you must be Indian citizens or pio, from the way that you speak of your child's eligibility for PIO.

If I were you, I'd try going to the MHA and telling them them that you have a new-born, registered as citizen of another country, but with indian parent, and you want hatever piece of paper or visa you need right now, and to apply for PIO/OCI for your child. It is not necessarily any more straightforward to apply outside India than in --- if the entitlement is clear, it should be fairly quick and simple without the hassle and expense of leaving the country and returning.
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FINALLY!

I found the thread which mentions the exit visa, it's the Giving Birth in India FRO Visa Question discussion, which contains some posts from people who have gone through the various options themselves. You may find it helpful.
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OK..thanks for all the answers. It is actually not complicated at all.

This goes for Hyderabad - i don't know how it is for others. I have to apply online for him...for residence permit. Based on that they will gove him 1 year visa and i can apply for PIO...i'll prolly go for OCI card though.

I can do everything here in Hyderabad and everything the same day. They were really nice. And also solved my daughters case...her tourist vias expired 6 months back (ups). I was quite worried but all they asked for was 30 USD fee for late registration for her, 30 USD fee for expired visa and 65 USD for one year visa extention, so I can apply for a PIO/OCI.

So, no biggie I am relieved!!!

I also registered smoothly...was done in one hour

I cant believe that EVERY time me and kids leave india I have to go to FRO with ticket photocopy and get an exit stamp...they are weird

P.S. YEs, my hubby is Indian and i am a foreigner with PIO.
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I cant believe that EVERY time me and kids leave india I have to go to FRO with ticket photocopy and get an exit stamp...
I can't believe it either... because I never have!

They sometimes stamp my RP/RC at the airport on the way out. I never bother to show it on the way in.
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so u r saying i don't have to do that?

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