Visa Cancellation (voluntary)

#1 Jul 7th, 2008, 13:25
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I know most in this forum are looking at visa-granting or visa-renewal, but does anyone know the process for cancelling a visa? If a letter has to be given, where does it go (FRRO? Airport?)?

I tried to find this online at one of the police sites but that type of info wasn't there.
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You mean you're not going to use it and want to get a refund? I don't know if this is possible at all. Never heard of it.

Sorry. Maybe someone else will have more positive news for you. A visa to which country are you talking about anyway? It might work differently per country. I'd give the people (embassy?) who granted you the visa a phone call.

As for the cancellation part as such, as far as I know you just don't use it, no problem
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Person has an employment visa (for India) and has quit the (Indian) company. Wants to cancel the employment visa (no idea why this is very important but that is the request)---so thought I'd ask here how to go about doing that.

I'd heard you can just turn over some paperwork at the airport(?) but that seems inefficient and not too reliable, either.
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Hm yes. So I assume this person wants to stay a little longer?

There may be subtle approaches, but all I've ever heard is technically purpose of visa cannot normally be changed. And the employment visa is strictly bound to your employment with that employer. So if that is terminated, off you go I guess.

I imagine so long as no one cries wolf about it, you could hang on to your existing employment visa for a while. I wouldn't overstretch it, and overstaying or abusing your visa in India (like most anywhere else I imagine) isn't said to be peanuts. Penalties may be harsh, including, but far from limited to, never being allowed to return again.

But again, what do I know, this is just what I hear, so hopefully some expert will be in with a bright idea. What you heard about going through some paperwork may very well be true, I just wouldn't know.
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Hi I know this is an old post but does anyone have any answers to this? My employment visa is valid till July 09 but I'll be terminating my employment contract at the end of April 09, and I would like to travel around a bit in May and June.

I'm tempted just to try and get away with it and see what happens, but my company are not too happy about it.

Should I just pop over to Nepal and get a tourist visa? That said, it is still easy to do that in Nepal? I haven't done it in years.

Thanks
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Originally Posted by Nathan_S View Post Hi I know this is an old post but does anyone have any answers to this? My employment visa is valid till July 09 but I'll be terminating my employment contract at the end of April 09, and I would like to travel around a bit in May and June.

I'm tempted just to try and get away with it and see what happens, but my company are not too happy about it.

Should I just pop over to Nepal and get a tourist visa? That said, it is still easy to do that in Nepal? I haven't done it in years.

Thanks
I am not too familiar with this process, what paperwork does your company have to file stating that you your contract is terminated in 04/09 instead of 07/09 ?

What reason did your company give for agreeing ? and what are the symptoms of their unhappiness ?
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Hey thanks for the reply. They have my resignation letter which terminates the contract in April 09. The company just don't want to be responsible for my visa while I am not employed by them, which I can understand. So I need some proper information to give em.
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Originally Posted by Nathan_S View Post Hi I know this is an old post but does anyone have any answers to this? My employment visa is valid till July 09 but I'll be terminating my employment contract at the end of April 09, and I would like to travel around a bit in May and June.

I'm tempted just to try and get away with it and see what happens, but my company are not too happy about it.

Should I just pop over to Nepal and get a tourist visa? That said, it is still easy to do that in Nepal? I haven't done it in years.

Thanks
overheard someone trying this at MHA Jaisalmer House - he had kids in school and a flat on lease and had been made redundant.
They told him his visa 'expired' with his job and gave him a hard time. He was desperate and asked to see a senior officer, but I don't know if he got anywhere.

AndyD 8-)#
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Originally Posted by Piper View Post I know most in this forum are looking at visa-granting or visa-renewal, but does anyone know the process for cancelling a visa?
I only know that when applying for a new visa, people have reported that the Indian embassy cancels any other current Indian visa in your passport at the same time.
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Recently we have had someone say that some travelling time, or time to tie up leases, packing, moving out, etc was OK

Perhaps its all down to what official deals with you.
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There's this thread. My company had the same concern about responsibility given that I no longer worked there, and also gave the FRRO a letter stating end of my employment. In my case the Bangalore FRRO was OK with my staying, which turned out to be another 60 days.

http://www.indiamike.com/india/india...k-visa-t75150/

I agree with Nick that it's probably luck of the draw on the official you're dealing with. There was no stamp or notation on my visa associated with the end of employment, nor were there any issues when I finally departed two months later.
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For that matter I made another visit to India a few months later on the same visa and had no issues. The dates were still valid, and I didn't work, of course...
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Cancelling a visa to change employer, is it necessary?

Hello everyone,

I know this is an old thread but I think it is still the best to post my question.

A good friend has been working in India on an employment visa for one employer. The FRRO is a very far visit from where he works so I offered to ask experienced people here.

My friend's initial contract will be ending in June but his visa ends a month later, on July 30th.

Another employer in India wishes to hire him from August 1st (just one day after the previous Employment visa expires).

The FRRO has told the new employer that my friend needs to travel to his home country (France) and get a fresh new Employment visa from the Indian Embassy there, which I understand is the standard procedure.

However, we are nervous about two things:

1. He is afraid that the Indian Embassy in France might not want to issue a new visa in July while the previous one has not expired... Does anyone have any experience with this? Someone here mentioned that Embassies might just cancel the previous visa and give him a fresh one. Has anyone actually seen this happen?
My friend is afraid he will have to wait until August 1st to be able to apply for a new visa, when it should be the date he starts working with his new employer. In which case he would like to know how to cancel his employment visa at the end of June. He would then travel to France and request a fresh new visa during the month of July and finally travel to India to start work on August 1st.

2. I have heard that when you have an Employment visa and wish to change employers within India you need to address a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs or such asking for authorization, which may be granted or not. I am unsure whether this is a procedure that applies to my friend as he is flying back to France to get a new visa. If anyone has an inkling of what the outcome or procedure should be, he and I would be very thankful for your guidance.

All righty, I hope this long post won't frighten the Indiamike gang. Thank you in advance for any kind advice you would like to share.
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The FRRO has told the new employer that my friend needs to travel to his home country (France) and get a fresh new Employment visa from the Indian Embassy there, which I understand is the standard procedure.r
It is the only procedure. FRRO have given the right information, and that is all!

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1. He is afraid that the Indian Embassy in France might not want to issue a new visa in July while the previous one has not expired...
An employment visa is only for the job for which it issued. He will have to make a new application, for a new job, it is starting again from scratch. He may or may not get it.
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Hi Nick,

Thanks a ton for replying and confirming what the procedure is.

I am also posting to keep the thread updated. Seemingly, the Embassy would consider the old visa cancelled after my friend leaves India to go to France. His first employer has now confirmed that once he boards the plane, the company will send notification to the FRRO saying he will not be working for them anymore (which seems to coincide with what others have posted too).

Again, a huge thanks for chipping in with what you know about the visa change.

Have a rocking weekend!

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