New Indian Visa Requirements for People of Indian Origin

#1 Jun 2nd, 2010, 00:52
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Effective immediately, present US Citizens who are of Indian Origin, and who need to travel to India need to formally renounce their Indian Citizenship and pay HUGE fees and fines. This is also applicable to present Indian Tourist Visa holders and OCI card holders.

http://www.indiacgny.org/php/showHig...?h_id=138&key=

This will affect a lot of desis traveling to india.
#2 Jun 2nd, 2010, 01:41
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Hi Kirmani, yes this has been the case for a while now, unfortunately far too many Indian citizens were illegally keeping, renewing, and travelling on, their Indian passports after obtaining another citizenship. Unfortunately the fees for this seem disproportionately expensive.

See the VFS Important Notices page for official details of an example of how this is being implemented.
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People of Indian origin need not ever have held an Indian passport or citizenship. It only applies to what is colluquially known as FOB a.k.a Fresh-Off-the Boat. or First generation citizen of other country.
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Forum Advisor Note: In the light of this fast moving situation, this thread has now been locked due to today's changes, to save any confusion.


See new sticky thread Renunciation fee cancelled for many people of Indian origins

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