PIO card application in UK

#1 Jan 20th, 2009, 00:09
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I am Indian citizen resident in UK for more than 8 yrs. I have right to stay in UK for indefinite period. Two and half years ago I married to British girl in London at the legal registrar office. Her parents are British citizen of Bangladeshi origin. My wife is born and brought up in UK. She never hold Bangladeshi passport. Her parents also do not have bangladeshi passport anymore.
Recently, my wife applied for PIO card in Indian High commission in UK, Since my wife and I want to permanently move to India this year. As per eligibility criteria she qualifies for PIO card being a spouse of Indian national. But, Her application was refused on the grounds that her parents are of bangladeshi origin thatís why she can't get PIO card. This is a huge problem for us, since we want to permanently move to India and I am not aware of anyother visa which will allow her to live with me in India. Please advice me if there is any other visa that will let my wife to live with me in India.
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An "X" or "Entry" Visa would, but would not allow her to work. They used to be available for up to five years --- but I've heard reports recently of them being stamped "maximum stay 180 days". That's hearsay: I cannot say for sure.

Unlike a tourist visa, an X visa is renewable in India.
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Red face

They are saying, they have applied this restriction to all long term visa.

Is there any forum in UK, that can help me take my case to Indian high commission.
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I have no idea, I am afraid. If you were a British citizen, perhaps your MP might help. An MP of Indian origin could be just the person: influence is what might work here.
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Originally Posted by swap44 View Post I am Indian citizen resident in UK for more than 8 yrs. I have right to stay in UK for indefinite period. Two and half years ago I married to British girl in London at the legal registrar office. Her parents are British citizen of Bangladeshi origin. My wife is born and brought up in UK. She never hold Bangladeshi passport. Her parents also do not have bangladeshi passport anymore.
Recently, my wife applied for PIO card in Indian High commission in UK, Since my wife and I want to permanently move to India this year. As per eligibility criteria she qualifies for PIO card being a spouse of Indian national. But, Her application was refused on the grounds that her parents are of bangladeshi origin thatís why she can't get PIO card. This is a huge problem for us, since we want to permanently move to India and I am not aware of anyother visa which will allow her to live with me in India. Please advice me if there is any other visa that will let my wife to live with me in India.
Hey did you manage to get the PIO?
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answer please
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please dont count on getting an x visa renued in india. i have been living in india for 4 years and this year delhi has decided that i have to go back to the uk go get a new visa. i have been unable to get a pio dispite the fact i was born in india and my husband is indian. and they uk boarder agancy wont let my husband in to the uk to visit. i really cant believe that a country runs like this.
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please dont count on getting an x visa renued in india.
As I sat in the queue for registration renewal at the FRRO, I commented to my wife, "These people have the power to get any of us packed off to the airport and put on a plane." Even though we were watching them being amazingly patient with members of the public who had got it wrong in some way, who were not entitled to what they wanted, or were simply in the wrong city. I didn't have any real worries about my RP/RC renewal --- but I've always felt that every residents permit or visa renewal or application is just that: an application, and the eggs are not counted until they are in the bag.

emy, I'm surprised at your experience. Mostly spouses of Indian citizens are not given too hard a time, unless there are, for instance, connections to countries such as Pakistan or Sri Lanka. As to how countries are run, UK is my mother country, and I have never been able to believe their sucking-up-to-the-tabloid-readers immigration policy or practice. I felt like that decades before I married a someone from somewhere else in the world. Hopefully, the difficulties I would face taking my wife to live in UK will remain theoretical for us.
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Originally Posted by emy View Post i have been unable to get a pio dispite the fact i was born in india and my husband is indian. and they uk boarder agancy wont let my husband in to the uk to visit.
1. After one or two years max after marriages, you should be eligible for a PIO, on what grounds were you denied ?

2. Why has the UKBA refused ?

Something does not compute
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'2' is easy. The UK Border Agency have a heap of reasons for keeping people out. My first guess is that this couple don't have anywhere to live and don't have any money or income in UK.

Apart from that, emy's post is just lacking in any information.

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