Emergency certificate case

#1 Aug 31st, 2016, 21:11
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Hello everyone, my case is slightly different from the posts I have read so far on this very informative forum.
Basically my previous passport had expired in 2012, while I was in U.k. I couldn't get reissue of passport from u.k. as my visa had expired in 2010. I was living there illegal until now. I returned back to India in May 2016 on emergency certificate, which I applied from Indian high commission in London.
Now I have applied for reissue passport in Jalandhar RPO on 22.08.16. My PVR was done on 27.08.16
All seemed good with the police officer's redponse.
I am not in a rush to receive my passport, I just have a few inquiries about the process and hope one of you kind members could answer.
First would my illegal time spend in u.k will be a problem for issue of passport? Second will there be any fine imposed on me for travelling on emergency certificate? And lastly if all goes well roughly how long will be when I receive my passport?
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#2 Aug 31st, 2016, 21:35
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You may be asked the reason for traveling on emergency certificate.

BTW, the police personnel must have asked you to explain the overstay. How did you respond?
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post You may be asked the reason for traveling on emergency certificate.

BTW, the police personnel must have asked you to explain the overstay. How did you respond?
Overstaying a UK visa isn't an offence under Indian law so it shouldn't concern the authorities in India. As the UK doesn't check documents of persons leaving the country the authorities there may not have realized OP had overstayed his visa.
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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post As the UK doesn't check documents of persons leaving the country the authorities there may not have realized OP had overstayed his visa.
Don't be too sure about it. Airlines report data to both countries. OP's exit would have been entered in some database. In India, it would be transmitted via APIS into some section of the IVFRT.

But yes, he did not break any indian laws.
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Thanks for quick response guys. Yes you are correct, when the police person saw my old passport expiry date of 04/07/2012 he asked me what did I do after that. I told him the truth that due to financial situation back home in India, I kept on staying in u.k. After which he only said to me that I wasted so much time in u.k. He didn't say anything about any negative effect on my PVR, but he said that RPO will give me heavy fine maybe upto RS.50,000. I was very worried after that, as the officer at RPO Jalandhar who checked my file before submitting did not say anything about fine. BTW the status is showing 'passport application is under review at regional passport office'.
And I am not sure about the u.k. Authority know my overstay or not, because at the Heathrow airport I only check in at the air India desk, where the air India staff checked my emergency certificate and type some data into computer and let me on my way to the departure area. No one ask me anything after that until I arrive in New Delhi, where I was told to sit in a room named 'deportee area'. There they first put my name on a register and told me to wait. After nearly 3 hours a immigration officer took my interview. He asked me why I let me visa expire, why my passport expire, why didn't I return before, why I return now. I answered all his questions honestly. I was told to wait. Nearly another 2 hours the officials returned me my emergeny certificate. They put arrival stamp and flight number on the second last page and told me I can go.
To be honest I was glad to be free from there after only 5-6 hours, because there were people there who were waiting for more than 12 hours.
I had to submit my emergency certificate along with my application on 22.08.16. After taking the picture and finderprint, the lady gave me fee receipt but not acknowledgement receipt. Does this mean I will have to go back to the RPO in future?
Thanks again everyone
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Please wait for the next update.

BTW, you were supposed to collect acknowledgement receipt at the PSK.

You may be issued passport but you may not be permitted to travel to UK again.
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Thanks I will come back to update once I get any update from the RPO
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Hello every one. Am back for an update
Yesterday I received a letter from the RPO Jalandhar saying " please refer to your application with file no. XXXX. You are hereby informed that fee of type OTHER FEE has been imposed by this passport office on your application/policy case." And was given 14 days to pay in order to ensure processing of application/ future applications.
So today I went to the RPO and paid the fee at the penalty counter, was given a fee receipt, which I further handed over to another officer at different counter. He gave me half the page back and told me I can go. I was alittle vary, so I asked him whether I will have yo come back to RPO for interview or something. To which he said no this is it and you will receive the passport in some time. While I was on my journey back to my town I received a sms that " passport no. Xxxxx has been despatched." To state the obvious I was pleasantly surprised.
Now it's waiting game. Is the speed post delivered on Saturday? So I can wait for the postman, don't want to be out when the postman comes.
Will update once I receive the passport.
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Yes, speed post is delivered on Saturdays also.
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Another update guys, I have just received my passport today.�� All in all took 19 days including submission of application, PVR, receiving the letter for fee of ₹5000., paying the fee at the RPO and finally receiving the passport. Impressive work by the authorities.��
Thanks for all your responses. I'll keep visiting this forum, it's full of bee useful advice and information.
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Originally Posted by Davinder1 View Post Another update guys, I have just received my passport today.�� All in all took 19 days including submission of application, PVR, receiving the letter for fee of ₹5000., paying the fee at the RPO and finally receiving the passport. Impressive work by the authorities.��
Thanks for all your responses. I'll keep visiting this forum, it's full of bee useful advice and information.
Good for you!
#13 Nov 21st, 2017, 23:32
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Hi, could you please tell how much time it will take to get emergency certificate?
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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post Good for you!
Hey in your renewed passport , does it mentions anywhere about EC and your stay in UK?
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Originally Posted by Davinder1 View Post Another update guys, I have just received my passport today.�� All in all took 19 days including submission of application, PVR, receiving the letter for fee of ₹5000., paying the fee at the RPO and finally receiving the passport. Impressive work by the authorities.��
Thanks for all your responses. I'll keep visiting this forum, it's full of bee useful advice and information.
Hey in your renewed passport , does it mentions anywhere about EC and your stay in UK?

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