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#1 Mar 15th, 2011, 23:08
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Hello everyone & sorry abt this long post...

I am a French Passport Holder, of Indian Origin ( born in India ) and currently living in the UK. My mother & my Son hold french passports and my father and Wife hold an Indian Passport. Myself and my son have never held an Indian Passport earlier.

I am applying for an OCI in here in London and have a few queries and would be grateful if someone can advise.

1. On the HCI website, its says ' Non-UK passport holders should give residential addresses of respective countries '...does this mean addressed in France? Even though i am French Passport holder, i do not have any address in France as I reside in UK....

2. On their website, they say, 2 passport sized photographs are to be pasted.....Is it 1 photo for the original application form and another one for the photocopy or is it 2 each?

3. Also is says it requires ' Photocopies of the photo page of valid British Passport. If the applicant is holding any other foreign passport, photocopy of the first page, photo page, all observation pages of the passport and ID card are also required'.

Myself and my son have never had a French ID Card as it is not mandatory for every french passport holder to have an ID card...

4. What is ' Naturalization /Registration Certificate '??

The above requirements come on their UK website, while the printed application form does not say it requires the above 1 , 3 & 4 points....

Thanks for any advise...
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Originally Posted by anish30 View Post I am a French Passport Holder, of Indian Origin ( born in India ) and currently living in the UK. My mother & my Son hold french passports and my father and Wife hold an Indian Passport. Myself and my son have never held an Indian Passport earlier.
Thanks for any advise...
How did you exit India ? On your mother's passport ? The devil is in the detail. Be prepared to produce a trail for your connection to either -

1. Your Dad's indian passport,(birth certificate).
2. Your exit from India on your mom's passport & her connection to your dad.
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[QUOTE=nycank;1144583]How did you exit India ? On your mother's passport ? The devil is in the detail. Be prepared to produce a trail for your connection to either -

1. Your Dad's indian passport,(birth certificate).
2. Your exit from India on your mom's passport & her connection to your dad.[/QUOT

Thanks. I do have a copy of my Dad's Indian Passport, My Indian Birth Certificates etc, my Indian Marriage Certificate etc...I had a permit when i was in india....

But apart from these do they also want the othe documents posted in my earlier post? Also what is a Naturalisation Certificate???
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post How did you exit India ? On your mother's passport ? The devil is in the detail. Be prepared to produce a trail for your connection to either -

1. Your Dad's indian passport,(birth certificate).
2. Your exit from India on your mom's passport & her connection to your dad.
Thanks. I do have a copy of my Dad's Indian Passport, My Indian Birth Certificates etc, my Indian Marriage Certificate etc...I had a permit when i was in india....

But apart from these do they also want the othe documents posted in my earlier post? Also what is a Naturalisation Certificate???
How did you get French citizenship Certainly you were never born stateless, or were you ? How did you exit India as, French or British ? What proof did you present to French to get French nationality and passport ?

Not holding an Indian passport does not make you a non-Indian citizen. It is quite a murky subject. People more attuned to such juridictional and legal matters might disagree; It is better that you apply in Paris for your papers.
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Originally Posted by anish30 View Post Hello everyone & sorry abt this long post...

I am a French Passport Holder, of Indian Origin ( born in India ) and currently living in the UK. My mother & my Son hold french passports and my father and Wife hold an Indian Passport. Myself and my son have never held an Indian Passport earlier.
I am trying to figure this one out.

Mother, son & grandson = French Passport ?
Father & Wife = Indian Passport ?

You = Son = Born in India ?

If your birth certificate says born in India, you might have to document how you left the country and at what age, Did you get a French passport before leaving India ?

Rules must have changed recently, but till two years ago (2009) most consulates did not process third country passport holder's OCI application.

(It was easier for me to get it in Santiago than in NYC, but a trip to Santiago and Hyderabad was necessary to get it done ! )
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The above requirements come on their UK website, while the printed application form does not say it requires the above 1 , 3 & 4 points....

Thanks for any advise...
Does not matter, The Embassy will have to forward your application, so their rules kick in first.

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