FFRO in Delhi harassing foreigners

#1 Aug 9th, 2013, 22:29
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Insanity at its Best !

A bunch of Hyenas harassing systematically foreigners with a vengeance...

Never experienced and observed so much prejudice.

Pure systematic harassment towards foreigners.

When applying for extension on employment Visa you have a list of documents to provide printed on your internet form but then...they start adding more documents.

Worse behavior of Civil servants ever seen.

Got the message : Foreigners are not welcome in India anymore even if officially invited.

Of course,it is the fault of the Raj as usual.

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#2 Aug 9th, 2013, 22:44
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I feel your pain... if its any consolation, we Indians face such harassment regularly too. Government departments are a real cesspool of paperwork and government employees take pleasure in troubling everyone with ridiculous rules and outdated regulations.

Let me assure you there is no prejudice... its just corruption, apathy and bureaucracy at its worst.
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#3 Aug 9th, 2013, 23:39
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And its just an empty screed..
#4 Aug 10th, 2013, 00:53
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Foreigners are treated with a little more care then the locals! India is not paperwork friendly, too much paperwork. If you want service, the very best, you will find it here in the USA.
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Never experienced and observed so much prejudice.
A boss of mine used to say, "I'm not prejudiced: I offend everyone equally."

He did too.

As, I'm sure, do the guys you had to deal with.
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I was a bit puzzled by this post. I looked up FFRO and the only positive reference was this

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Acronym for Full Fledged Roll-Out. What happens at LAN parties when playing Blizzard games like Starcraft:Broodwar & World of Warcraft. The term is derived from "ready to roll out!!!" which is what you hear when completed seige tanks exit the factory in Starcraft.
I know that Indian Civil Servants have a reputation for poor customer service but do they really have access to IT that allows them to play 'Blizzard games'?
The inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.

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#7 Aug 10th, 2013, 04:21
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LANs are much too much like work. I'd much rather have a FLAN party. I'll settle for quiche if I have too.

But seriously... my experience of FRRO, of late, is that they are just people doing jobs. One might be unlucky enough to meet with an awkward one on a bad day, but the last time I sat in queue, watching some of the "no, you can't, because of...." delivered patiently in the face of obstinacy, I'd say they are as much sinned against as sinning.
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Believe me, I have many decades of FRRO visits and this time it is stratospheric genuine unadulterated pure harassment of foreigners.
I saw a couple who had to bring in person a few weeks old baby and a lady on a Medical Visa who had to come from the Apollo Hospital twice for paperwork. At One o'clock, they were calling number 50 despite more than half people being sent away for more elusive documents.
The place is a real Nightmare.I lived in Foreign countries all my life and never met such evil behavior.
#9 Aug 10th, 2013, 14:12
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Believe me, I have many decades of FRRO visits...
OK, I believe you . Sounds bad.

In your experience, you probably came across the awkward bureaucrat's trump card: after providing every doccument that could possibly be required, and gaving been given back half the number of photocopies you were strictly told to bring; after watching nothing but satisfied nods as the guy peruses the papers and puts the pile down with a smile... "We just need a covering letter, telling us what you want and why." As if it wasn't all in the forms anyway. My hint on this one: always take a covering letter, but don't give it until asked.
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Pity that OP has closed his account. I'd have liked to ask him about his name:

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Slam bang thank you mam. I suggest a good bar for such people instead..
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Off-topic:
I just renewed my US passport in the US, and it was shockingly easy and straightforward, and the two clerks I dealt with were genuinely cheerful and a pleasure to deal with. They did ask for an additional ID to the expiring passport, which was not on the checklist online, but I happened to have it with me so that was fine for me.

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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post nods as the guy peruses the papers and puts the pile down with a smile... "We just need a covering letter, telling us what you want and why." As if it wasn't all in the forms anyway. My hint on this one: always take a covering letter, but don't give it until asked.
Wonderful advice. But in Ladakh I've never heard the understandable phrase "covering letter" but only ever "please write an application." You can write it with a pencil on the corner of the guy's desk on a random piece of blank paper and it seems to fit.
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I'm with Nick on this, have a covering letter tucked away, and when dealing with the RTO an Affidavit - it will cost ₹20/- for Stamp Paper and ₹200-300 to Notarise but it can save you another round trip and queueing.

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