i want to get married in india

#1 Jun 10th, 2008, 20:36
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Hi Everyone,

I'm a british citizen and my fiance is an indian citizen. we'd like to get married in india and i'm planning to live there with him.
i'm slightly confused on what type of visa i need to get married there. and also, after getting married can i just stay there, or do i need to come back to the UK...

i couldn't find much info...so can anyone explain the rules and regulations...

thanks

miss anonymous
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miss anonymous, welcome to indiamike.

Search this forum, starting with 'similar threads' below. All your answers are there, or if they are not, ask.
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a marriage visa???
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The answers are already there, but just to summarize:

You can get register your marriage while on an Indian tourist visa (remember the minumum of one month notice at the same registar office, which is valid for maximum 3 months)
Apply for an X-visa in India (no need to return to the UK)
You cannot work on an X-visa, but after one year of marriage you can apply for a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card, which allows you to work and stay in the country for 15 years.

Good luck with all the procedures, and enjoy your marriage!
Last edited by mirjamd; Jun 10th, 2008 at 22:39.. Reason: Clarification
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Originally Posted by singsub View Post a marriage visa???
There is no such thing.



(...for India, that is!)
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er i didnt really mean it.
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thank you so much for your answers...i really appreciate it : )
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Gosh...!!!

Don't you think the title of your thread can be kinda misleading...???!!! ;-)

Just kiddin'...!!!

Cheers...!!!
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Solo reminds me to get back to point, any visa will do as long as you have about 30 days to register and get married. I was such a character I arrived in Delhi about 5 days before and got the the venue in Pune two days before. The other side was a bit tense till they actually saw me..
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Problems w/ Customs/Immigration at the airport?

I'm traveling back to India (from the US) on June 26. My fiance is in India, and we plan to get married on July 11. We've already registered with the court. For those of you who have traveled to India to get married, did you indicate marriage as the purpose of your visit when you entered the country? I'm traveling to India on a tourist visa. I'm wondering if I'm going to have any problems when I go through customs/immigration at the airport. After we're married I'll apply for an x visa so I can stay in India for a longer period of time, then of course a PIO card so I can work. Also, has anyone had any luck applying for a job in India, getting an offer letter, and going back to their country of origin to apply for a work visa? I don't HAVE to work the first year we're married, but it would definitely help if I could.
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No es necessario. Don't add complications to an easy tourist visa. On my farm they used to say, don't wake sleeping dogs.

I am sure someone on this site has wrangled a work visa..
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Can't imagine you will have any problems with customs on your Tourist Visa. Look in other Threads for Business/Employment Visa information. I agree with edwardseco, why make it more difficult for yourself.
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Originally Posted by Kimberly01 View Post For those of you who have traveled to India to get married, did you indicate marriage as the purpose of your visit when you entered the country?
No.
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I'm traveling to India on a tourist visa. I'm wondering if I'm going to have any problems when I go through customs/immigration at the airport.
How on earth would they know?
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Well, I'm a young, caucasion female, with three LARGE suitcases of books, suits to wear to interviews, and Costco size containers of over the counter medicine, etc. I'll have no job listed on my immigration form, and I just "vacationed" in India a couple months ago. It sort of begs the question...and I've been asked by immigration officers before about the intented purpose of my trips. I'm just wondering, if I'll be okay with the truth, "I'm getting married," or if that might cause trouble for me. My trip is legal. There wasn't another visa I could get for this (like the fiance visa they have in the states), at least none that I could find. I'm worried they'll think I'll overstay the limit of my tourist visa, and find an excuse to solicite a bribe or not to let me into the country...am I over thinking this one?
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Immigration don't open your bags. In fact, you don't even have your bags with you yet. (though you do have to write the number of bags on the arrival form)

and customs is not really concerned with the purpose of your trip, unless it is connected to wanting to smuggle in (or out) something.

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find an excuse to solicite a bribe or not to let me into the country
I should put this in my signature,with a rolleyes "Not everything is for sale in this country all the time"

I know you are talking of officials soliciting bribes, but just in case.... Chances are high that if you offer a bribe to immigration, you will be in trouble.
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