Forced to overstay tourist visa due to injuries from traffic accident

#16 Feb 4th, 2018, 14:14
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Safe journey home !
#17 Feb 4th, 2018, 15:36
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Thank you for scans, and, wish you all the best for your journey...
#18 Feb 4th, 2018, 21:05
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Visa issues aside, did you contact an advocate regarding the accident?
#19 Feb 4th, 2018, 21:43
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I was able to read the letter on Google drive, but couldn't find the passport-page image. Am I missing a link?

Anyway, whilst exit permits have long been known to exist, us bureaucrophiles can now revel in an actual image of one spotted in the wild!

Wishing you fast and complete healing... and an accident-free return to India.

Thank you very much for documenting your experience of unavoidable visa overstay due to accident. For future people who need it, this thread could be the most valuable thread on the site. An A-grade resource!

I hope that not many will need it. None-the-less, suggesting to moderators that this thread should be "stickied."
Life gets aadhar every day.
#20 Feb 4th, 2018, 22:09
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Am I missing a link?
You could possibly be "the missing link"!
SOS: Missing Person...

Please look at this thread:

He could be anywhere now: You might have met him, be able to help, or give information.
#21 Feb 15th, 2018, 01:18
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Links to the scans and info on experience at airport leaving India

It seems that the images I included in my post of Feb 4th 2018 (post #15 in this thread) have been removed (how unhelpful is that!). They showed the Exit Permit that the FRRO stamped into my passport and the Exit Permit they gave me in letter form.

You can still access a scan of the letter here

And now you can also see a scan of the passport version of the Exit Permit here on Google Drive.

I left India in the 8th February and gave the Exit Permit letter to passport control at Delhi airport. It took less than 5 minutes for them to pass me through. I didn't have to show any supporting documents such as doctors letters or hotel C-form, just the Exit Permit.

Thank you for all the good wishes here (too many people to list), I am recovering very quickly. It seems clear now that the surgery I received at the government hospital was as good as I could have gotten anywhere in the world.

FYI .... I never contracted an advocate of any kind, there was no controversy in dealing with the FRRO, they accepted that I had a legitimate reason for overstaying. I did have to pay a 1,900 rupee overstay fee but my application was never challenged.
If you do get into an accident and the police are involved I would advise you to take note which police station they came from and what the case number of your accident is. This information is needed by the FRRO to process your Exit Permit (perhaps they need the info to make sure that there are no legal proceedings pending against you).
Last edited by MacleodlyGangings; Feb 15th, 2018 at 01:41.. Reason: wrong link + typos
#22 Feb 15th, 2018, 10:49
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Forced to overstay tourist visa due to injuries from traffic accident

Saw the link to the letter previously, but not the passport stamp. It's good to know what it looks like.

Repeated continuing best wishes...

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