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Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 31st, 2016, 03:58
Replies: 61
Views: 9,797
Posted By curtdfw
My OCI took 10 months, and I already had a PIO. I...

My OCI took 10 months, and I already had a PIO. I got a Business visa to allow travel while waiting.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 12th, 2016, 02:50
Replies: 58
Views: 5,385
Posted By curtdfw
Submitted application to SF Consulate August...

Submitted application to SF Consulate August 2015, received OCI July 2016. Was PIO since 2009. My thread here...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 1st, 2016, 22:19
Replies: 13
Views: 1,972
Posted By curtdfw
Much better process to return the PIO in the...

Much better process to return the PIO in the interim. I had it easy since I could get a five-year Business visa via my employer, but if my application wait was at all typical for spouse PIOs the UK...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jul 25th, 2016, 22:04
Replies: 13
Views: 1,972
Posted By curtdfw
Processing time could have been more absurd -...

Processing time could have been more absurd - what seemed to get it moving was my whining to a new supplier who just happened to know someone in another consulate who then contacted a colleague in...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jul 25th, 2016, 09:19
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By curtdfw
I didn't sign either of mine, nor was I requested...

I didn't sign either of mine, nor was I requested to do so later.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jul 25th, 2016, 09:15
Replies: 13
Views: 1,972
Posted By curtdfw
Eureka! Got notice to send passport for matching...

Eureka! Got notice to send passport for matching about three weeks ago, matching turnaround at SF in under a week. My Business visa was cancelled with the stamp 'cancelled without prejudice'.

Just...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 2nd, 2016, 23:19
Replies: 13
Views: 1,972
Posted By curtdfw
brief update: still waiting for OCI. Have a...

brief update: still waiting for OCI. Have a 5-year Business visa for work trips, so no travel issues, but it sure is annoying...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Feb 28th, 2016, 08:53
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By curtdfw
If they haven't been paying you, the likelihood...

If they haven't been paying you, the likelihood of them informing the FRRO about the end of your employment (they should, of course) is also small. I ended my job (with E visa, getting paid) with...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Nov 14th, 2015, 21:31
Replies: 708
Views: 96,427
Posted By curtdfw
My PIO was valid until 2023, but I did the OCI...

My PIO was valid until 2023, but I did the OCI application anyway. Got confirmation that the application went off to India mid-August, nothing since. As I need to make the odd work trip to India I...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Sep 30th, 2015, 00:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,972
Posted By curtdfw
Ended up applying for OCI and got a 5-year...

Ended up applying for OCI and got a 5-year Business visa to tide me over. After the '...WILL TAKE A VERY LONG TIME...' email from CKGS on 12 August and well over the 42 day typical processing time,...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 5th, 2015, 21:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,972
Posted By curtdfw
PIO to OCI - SF Consulate

Got my PIO in 2008 via my now-US citizen spouse. Applying for OCI via Cox & Kings, got the following OCI - Incomplete Document email:

Your application received by CKGS VAC is ‘Not Complete’ and...
Forum: Marriage related Visa Questions Jul 22nd, 2015, 04:00
Replies: 46
Views: 4,443
Posted By curtdfw
No issues with PIO on my June visit to India, but...

No issues with PIO on my June visit to India, but as I have a new passport this past week I'm going to plunge into the OCI conversion. At the very least I'd have to update the PIO with new passport...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jul 22nd, 2015, 00:53
Replies: 708
Views: 96,427
Posted By curtdfw
I flew from US to Mumbai last month, exited via...

I flew from US to Mumbai last month, exited via Chennai, no issues with PIO card.
Forum: Marriage related Visa Questions Dec 28th, 2014, 20:50
Replies: 12
Views: 2,066
Posted By curtdfw
I agree that marriage in India is likely the...

I agree that marriage in India is likely the simplest option, but a US visa, especially an immigration visa, without some separation will be tough.

My experience was in 2007 while on an Employment...
Forum: Delhi May 11th, 2014, 00:09
Replies: 73
Views: 40,281
Posted By curtdfw
I found Grover to be inconsistent. They measured...

I found Grover to be inconsistent. They measured me each time I went in, and the results varied too much. I finally resorted to taking a well-fitting shirt as a master for each purchase, and it...
Forum: Delhi Dec 5th, 2013, 18:59
Replies: 53
Views: 31,405
Posted By curtdfw
Nice post. I"m still wearing my Vaish suits as...

Nice post. I"m still wearing my Vaish suits as well, after a brief period when they were too snug to wear (my problem, not the clothing).
Forum: Moving to Delhi Dec 4th, 2013, 18:19
Replies: 17
Views: 6,609
Posted By curtdfw
I think DLF 4 is worth a look. Not as busy as...

I think DLF 4 is worth a look. Not as busy as DLF 2. Also, if sharing is a possibility, join Delhi expat group Yuni-Net (http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Yuni-Net/conversations/messages).
Forum: Moving to Delhi Nov 24th, 2013, 19:26
Replies: 10
Views: 4,638
Posted By curtdfw
Leases are typically for 11 months, there are...

Leases are typically for 11 months, there are relatively few furnished places, and central A/C is rare.
Forum: Delhi Sep 21st, 2013, 05:54
Replies: 18
Views: 4,548
Posted By curtdfw
Consider an unfurnished or mostly unfurnished...

Consider an unfurnished or mostly unfurnished flat and pick up the necessities as you can. My experiences with landlord-provided furnishings was not pleasant, and you can pick up used and new basics...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 29th, 2013, 21:41
Replies: 29
Views: 3,170
Posted By curtdfw
Just in case someone's inclined to try to buy...

Just in case someone's inclined to try to buy property on a Tourist visa, spend some time here first:

http://www.indiamike.com/india/property-in-india-f105/
Forum: Delhi Aug 15th, 2013, 06:14
Replies: 3
Views: 2,587
Posted By curtdfw
They're not auctions, but try: 1. Sharma...

They're not auctions, but try:

1. Sharma Farm in Chattarpur is a kick, even if you're not buying. Just be aware that some of the stuff is not as old as it seems. Mass quantities of everything in...
Forum: Moving to Delhi Aug 11th, 2013, 00:39
Replies: 14
Views: 8,265
Posted By curtdfw
On a side note, are you clear about the visa...

On a side note, are you clear about the visa limitations associated with 'partners'? Unless there's Indian heritage, the unmarried partner of someone on an E visa would be eligible only for a...
Forum: Marriage related Visa Questions Jul 11th, 2013, 21:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,837
Posted By curtdfw
Well, my vote is that the marriage event could...

Well, my vote is that the marriage event could probably happen more quickly in India but, as noted, getting to the US is going to take a good bit of time either way. It took about 9 months for my...
Forum: Moving to Delhi Jun 25th, 2013, 05:04
Replies: 7
Views: 3,156
Posted By curtdfw
Welcome to IM. 3-4 lakh will get you a...

Welcome to IM. 3-4 lakh will get you a standalone place in Gurgaon or VV (more for your money in Gurgaon), but the downsides are 1) probably no backup for electricity & 2) poorer security, two very...
Forum: India Expat Area Jun 2nd, 2013, 03:03
Replies: 13
Views: 4,299
Posted By curtdfw
One of you would need to be resident for at least...

One of you would need to be resident for at least 30 days in the district in which you want to marry. At the time of my marriage I was residing in Gurgaon, my now wife in Kailash Colony, and we were...
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