Marriage, x-visa, pio.. in noob-language please

#1 Jun 7th, 2013, 01:38
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So folks..

I want to get married to my indian boyfriend.

In august i want to fly back to India. And somewhere at the end of the year we plan to get married.
we are long enough together (3,5 year), and its already the 4th time that we have to miss each other because of visa's and expensive flights..

because im done with all this, i made my choise, and i want to stay this time.
We dont want to get married only for visa reasons.. we are really happy.. and we have a nice house together, and a nice life, and we want to build a nice future together.. and yes marriage would indeed make it a hell of a lot easier..

so how does it work?

I come on tourist visa, and after marriage, I go to the FRRO i assume?

And after that i get confused... ?

What is an X- visa?
Do I need it? Why? And how does it work?
Where do i get it?
How long is it valid? And after that?

And when can I apply for PIO?
And can I apply for PIO in India?
Or only in my home country?

I tried to search, but its so confusing.. and there is so many different cases..
So can someone please explain me step by step how i should go about it?

thank you
#2 Jun 7th, 2013, 02:53
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It says "Type: X" on the visa, but, officially, it is called an "Entry Visa." That should help you to find the details on your home country's Indian Embassy website. Validity varies according to a) what you apply for and b) what they give you. It is a visa which allows you to live (but not work or study) in India. It can be renewed in India. You won't be a "tourist" any longer!

Applications for PIO are unlikely to be accepted until (depending on where you apply) at least one year after you get married.

All of this, and much, much more, is detailed in the many threads on the subject here on this site. Read and enjoy
#3 Jun 10th, 2013, 12:10
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Originally Posted by CreaBea View Post I want to get married to my indian boyfriend.


We dont want to get married only for visa reasons.. we are really happy.. and we have a nice house together, and a nice life, and we want to build a nice future together.. and yes marriage would indeed make it a hell of a lot easier..
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For my bad luck, my school is an autonomous college, with a different mark system, and the board had decided that they did not wish to register online. File for 30 day notice etc.

With this sad news I returned to the FRRO.
And without feeling sorry for me, they told me they would not register me, and that I had to return to my homecountry when my visa would end.

My visa has ended by now, I was forced to fly back home, which means I cant even finish my school.
The whole year was good for nothing, and my schoolmoney is gone too ofcourse.
I thought you were a school student, wanting to actually study ? Make sure this mileage run is a good one. Let your boyfriend do some heavy-lifting on his end.

You could not have been in a Graduate school Search this sub-forum, there are lots of mini-case studies, of every possible variations to the theme.

Since you have failed to mention which city your boyfriend lives, it is very difficult to give specific advise on what documents and procedures are required of you to a) register your marriage in the district your boyfriend is a resident of b) convert from T visa to X.
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http://india.nlembassy.org/services/...vices/marriage

http://www.helplinelaw.com/docs/main.php3?id=RSMA1

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I come on tourist visa, and after marriage, I go to the FRRO i assume? And after that i get confused... ?
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What is an X- visa? Do I need it? Why? And how does it work? Where do i get it? How long is it valid? And after that?
An entry visa issued to people of Indian origin, typically for a period of five years. You need it so you can stay in the country with your new husband. You get it by filling in this form http://mha.nic.in/pdfs/new_applicaton_form_visa.pdf and getting along to the FRRO. One year after that, you apply for a PIO card.


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And when can I apply for PIO? And can I apply for PIO in India? Or only in my home country?
As Nick said, you should wait until you have been married for one year before applying for the PIO card. You can apply for the PIO card in India if you are already in India on long term visa (one year or more). http://mha.nic.in/pdfs/ForeigD-FAQs-PIO-Crd.pdf
#5 Jun 11th, 2013, 18:56
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Hi dear,

I completely understand what you are going through. My husband (Australian) and I (Indian) have been going through something similar. I met my husband in 2011 and we recently got married in Australia. I was asked to leave Australia to apply for a Spouse Visa. So we left and are in India at the moment.
Australian initially asked me to apply for a Spouse Visa on-shore so I did. And then they denied our application so I had to leave. My husband quit his job and came to India with me.

Worst thing that happened was that the Indian Consulate in Brisbane, Australia told him that he will not get an Entry X Visa. Which was wrong information. He was eligible for an Entry X Visa just by marriage to an Indian Citizen.
http://mha.gov.in/pdfs/FAQ-onX-VISA210510.pdf
Have a look at this link.

I will look for more links for you.
Once you get married to your boyfriend, you will be eligible for an Enrty X Visa.
The length of the Entry X Visa is upon the Indian High Commission's discretion. It could be between 6 months to 5 years multiple entry.

It is upto you and your boyfriend where you want to get married. If you get married in India, as soon as you get married you will have to go to the nearest FRRO for the Visa processing and to get yourself registered. This process is for any foreign any foreign national to get themselves registered who will be residing in India for longer than a period of 180 days (thats how long a tourist visa is for, 6 months).

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Becky
#6 Jun 14th, 2013, 01:48
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Thanks guys!
i will do my research for sure!
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Originally Posted by becky2610 View Post This process is for any foreign any foreign national to get themselves registered who will be residing in India for longer than a period of 180 days (thats how long a tourist visa is for, 6 months).

Hope this helps.
Creabea had been a student in India before, so she knows the FRO/FRRO registration issues

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