Visa Application process (from Australia)

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#211 Jan 31st, 2012, 14:54
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I live in Brisbane - and went to the VFS office here. To my surprise - the functionaries therein were helpful and positive.

So - my advice - go to your local VFS office to submit your application. My experience was that some immersion in the iconaclastic Australian society softens the usually hard-core Indian bureaucrats!

They can function as helpful humans!

Good Luck!
#212 Jan 31st, 2012, 15:08
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Originally Posted by hammockman View Post Hi All,

I am about to wade into the Indian visa application process and noted on the first page of the online application I am asked to provide a "Citizenship/ National ID No", this denoted as a mandatory field.

Am I to supply Tax File No or leave it blank? I know of no Australian Citizenship/National ID No as such, although I have been out of the country for a while.

Thanks if anyone might be able to offer any advice from personal experience.

Ham
NO you dont't use your Tax File number

You Put NA ( Not Applicable)in the box.

vandy
#213 Jan 31st, 2012, 15:38
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Thanks, Vandy. Appreciated.

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#214 Jan 31st, 2012, 15:41
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obione, I think venturing in to my local VFS office is a good idea.

Thanks
Ham
#215 Feb 2nd, 2012, 18:48
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+1 to the Sydney VFS Centre, services have improved dramatically in terms of service delivery standards,customer service (very friendly & polite staff) I applied for my PIO (Person of Indian Origin) card (15 years multiple entry visa into India) in mid January (VFS website states 8 weeks clearance/processing time)

I had my PIO Card posted back in 14 business days.....
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I did mine at Clarence street. I had to wait about 1hr to lodge it and then only about 20 mins to pick it up 5 workng days later. There were no hassles at all. Easy.

Don't waste your money on couriers, travel agents, etc, just do it there. They have a photo booth and photocopier so if you need them you can get the pics/copies there. Double plus EASY!!
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#217 May 8th, 2012, 14:20
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Angry Using indian visa online

I've been told applying online for an Indian Tourist visa can be complicated and it's proving to be true. I'm using the website flight centre recommended - Toll Visa Direct. And have come to the part where you have to go to the Online Indian Visa Form. You get a Temp application ID #... so far nothings loading or working past page one or two. And if I save to continue later I am unable to use the ID number to retrieve the prior entries data. Is this normal??? Am I doing something wrong??
Your help would be appreciated!
#218 May 8th, 2012, 14:42
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@aussiejoy -

Use this website only: http://www.vfs-in-au.net/ which will take you to:

https://www.vfsglobalonline.com/IHCA...wID=1&ModeID=1


Which browser are you using?
#219 May 17th, 2012, 18:48
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Hi all,

I am new here, and I am very happy to be joined with you..................
#220 Sep 2nd, 2012, 15:36
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I posted a seperate thread, but if anyone can give me some tips/experiences on applying for a student/study visa for India (from AU), I'd very much appreciate it. Thank you!
#221 Nov 22nd, 2012, 07:54
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Angry The worst visa process ever

I am disgusted with the visa application process in Australia
This is what happened to me.
Applied June 2010 for tourist visa: forms were sent back because I didnt have form N. I came to Australia as a baby (40 years ago by the way) on my mothers passport, became a Aus citizen in 1976- they wanted me to renounce my Indian citizenship! despite having 3 previous tourist visas in my passport. Decided not to go to India on that trip because I needed to get a Bangladesh visa as well and there was no time (The visa for Bangas was processed in 3 days).
Applied in July 2012 for conference visa: forms were sent back because I didnt have a letter from the Minister saying that the conference was approved and could go ahead at that venue. Missed the conference.
Applied Nov 2012 for a conference visa: forms are being sent back DESPITE having letters from absolutely everyone I can find about the conference, minister, police etc, form renouncing my citizenship (very gladly), getting my mother to sign a document saying she has lost her passport. STILL waiting (4 days now) for my passport to arrive even after paying for their "courier service" -I think maybe the courier has gone for holiday on the way.
My advice- skip India completely- not worth it- go to Bangladesh instead.
#222 Nov 22nd, 2012, 08:11
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its not India's fault... . Zamba.
#223 Nov 22nd, 2012, 13:33
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Originally Posted by zamba View Post its not India's fault... . Zamba.
Who's fault is it then?
#224 Nov 22nd, 2012, 14:28
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Originally Posted by zamba View Post its not India's fault... . Zamba.
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Originally Posted by johnny five View Post Who's fault is it then?
Firstly, I don't think we should get antsy over what is, so far, a one post wonder.

Secondly, I think the OP needs to take some responsibility.

Notwithstanding a lack of information in the post; if the conference was organised by Government or by an NGO, the VFS website is crystal clear about the requirements.

http://www.vfs-in-au.net/conference.html

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Who Can Apply?

Conference Organized by Government Department etc.:

A Conference visa is granted to a foreigner:

Whose sole objective of visiting India is to attend a conference /seminar or workshop being held in India. Mission/Posts are authorized to issue Conference visas to delegates on production of an invitation to a conference/seminar/workshop being organized in India by a Ministry or Department of the Government of India, State Governments or UT administrations, Public Sector Undertakings, Central Educational Institutions, Public Funded Universities (list of such institutions are Available on the website www.education.nic.in and the websites of the University Grants Commission and Association of Indian Universities), or an organization owned and controlled by the Government of India or any State Government/ UT, United Nations or its specialized agencies.

Conference Organized by NGOs :

In case of Conference being organized by NGOs the following would be the requirement for issue of Conference Visa:

a) Approval from Nodal/ Line Ministry of the Central Government or;
b) Approval from Nodal/ Line Ministry of the State Government and
c) Invitation for Conference from the organizer.

They even include a download of the form N on the conference visa web page:

http://www.vfs-in-au.net/conference_CheckList.html

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The checklist for the application category that you apply for will provide details on which specific forms you may need to download. In some instances, there may be more than one form. Complete a separate checklist and application form/s for each person applying. Ensure the documents are completed accurately and signed where needed.

Conference Visa Checklist
Form D – Additional Form to be completed ( for specific situations as indicated on the Visa checklist )
Form N- Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

Where is the OP's passport?

http://www.vfs-in-au.net/conference_process.html

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Applicants sending their documents by Post/Courier are requested to ensure that they are completed and meet requirements. Processing times mentioned do not include transit time by post/courier. Transit times by Courier are generally 1-3 days on average and may be higher in remote or rural areas.

For Visas: Turn around times for Complete Visa Applications.

Average of 3 Working Days: For Applications submitted in Canberra, Brisbane and Perth

Average of 5 Working Days: For Applications submitted in Melbourne.

Average of 5 Working Days: For Applications submitted in Sydney and Adelaide.
Renunciation of Citizenship:

http://www.hcindia-au.org/pdf/Renunc...itizenship.pdf

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"The Indian Citizenship Act, 1955, does not allow dual citizenship."

How much clearer do the conditions need to be?
#225 Mar 7th, 2013, 12:43
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Yo! Dr Rudi the one-post wonder is back!
Its now happened to a friend of mine- thats how strongly I feel about this - that I have done two whole posts have to remember passwords and crap like that
My advice to EVERYONE- skip India
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