Question re) tourist visa application

#1 Jun 3rd, 2008, 21:40
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Hi guys
I'm sorry if this is an obvious question, but I did do a search

I'm applying from the UK and I notice it asks for your parents place of birth...is it a problem if this is not accurate? I do not really speak to my Dad and I don't know the exact place of his birth as listed on his passport.

And is it ok to leave the India referees section blank?

thank you.
#2 Jun 3rd, 2008, 21:58
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i wouldnt worry about parents place of birth, they really are not going to check.
And as for the perennial question of referees, no you do not need to fill this in. I never have and was told on my 1st application that it wasnt necessary. (i believe it's just there to introduce you to the concept of 'indian beaurocracy' )
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Thank you!
#4 Jun 4th, 2008, 00:25
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Kidsan is right. These are old forms, one size fits all, etc..
#5 Jun 5th, 2008, 14:15
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Originally Posted by mandycc View Post Hi guys
I'm sorry if this is an obvious question, but I did do a search

I'm applying from the UK and I notice it asks for your parents place of birth...is it a problem if this is not accurate? I do not really speak to my Dad and I don't know the exact place of his birth as listed on his passport.

And is it ok to leave the India referees section blank?

thank you.
Last time I completed a visa application form I forgot to fill in any of my parents' details - including their names. A friend took the forms to the consulate for me and when they pointed this out he just made up all the details - names, dates and places of birth - on the spot. They did not question it.
#6 Jun 6th, 2008, 00:43
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Originally Posted by mandycc View Post And is it ok to leave the India referees section blank?
I have seen on other threads that this question does not apply to tourists. To me, that makes sense, especially as most tourists visiting India with organised tour groups would be extremely unlikely to know anyone local.

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