Pakistani born American citizen girl marrying Indian citizen

#1 Dec 29th, 2014, 06:02
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Hello Guys,
I need to find out the procedure to apply for an Indian visa for Pakistani origin American citizens. I was born in Pakistan but been in USA for 16 years. My boyfriend is Indian citizen working on L1 visa in USA. Due to his mother's health we are considering marrying in India. I have been hearing from different sources that it is not easy for US citizen with Pakistani origin to get the Indian visa. Has any of you guys gone through this process? Please share your input.
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A tourist visa with Pakistani background is harder. I would allow extra time for the application, at least 6-10 weeks. There are horror stories of longer. But, I feel they are rare these days. Lots of people have done so successfully as can be found on this site..
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Just see the checklist of documents you need to provide to get a T visa. It is rather lugubrious process, but you will eventually get a visa. It is better that you go to your nearest city hall; get married here in the US; and then go to India and do the marriage ceremony. I do not know if you plan to get married in India, under Special Marriage Act, or otherwise.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post Just see the checklist of documents you need to provide to get a T visa. It is rather lugubrious process, but you will eventually get a visa. It is better that you go to your nearest city hall; get married here in the US; and then go to India and do the marriage ceremony. I do not know if you plan to get married in India, under Special Marriage Act, or otherwise.
Thank you guys for your reply. It is just going to be a nikkah/ Muslim wedding. We are both Muslims.
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For US immigration purposes you need documentation (eg. registration)..
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Are you cousins?
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No we are not cousins. What I'm trying to figure out is how long is the process to get the travel/tourist visa to India for my myself and my family, also I'm trying to figure out the visa duration.
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Applying as a US citizen gets 180 day stay starting from issuance. You can get a ten year valid visa that provides 180 days on arrival. How long it takes to get the first or if the risk is for the longer validity is chosen is very much a question..
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From "Pakistani Citizen engaged to Indian Girl - Visit visa to India?"
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Originally Posted by askzeenatd View Post Hi I just wanted to see the update on your application?
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Originally Posted by askzeenatd View Post ... how long is the process to get the travel/tourist visa to India for my myself and my family, also I'm trying to figure out the visa duration.
The latest confirmed report which I can find relevant to your query is from here:

"Indian Tourist Visa for my US Citizen spouse of Pakistani Origin"

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Originally Posted by obead View Post I have applied for my wife last week and they told me that the processing time would be 60 days and she is eligible for only 3months single entry...I am hoping to get the visa even if it is single entry for now.. Did you get any updates on your application?
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Originally Posted by obead View Post Finally, thanks to God, my wife received her Indian visa in 2 months and 15 days for Single Entry 90 days.
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Not directly relevant to the OP's question, but I am always bothered by seeing an adult woman (in this case, of marriageable age) referred to as a "girl". This happens with some frequency on IM but it seems to reflect a certain contempt for women in general.

I realize this usage is common in Indian English, where "girl" can signify "virgin", and presumably in Pakistani English as well. However, it is quite strange that an adult who has lived in the US for 16 years is referring to herself as a girl. (Unless she moved there when a few weeks old and is getting married at 16, in which case she is indeed a girl and so she should not be getting married.)
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In English 'English' too, boyyo! It's all in the mind of the beholder. What bothers ya don't bother me none. Me granny's a good ole 'gal' too.
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Originally Posted by RPG View Post Not directly relevant to the OP's question, but I am always bothered by seeing an adult woman (in this case, of marriageable age) referred to as a "girl". This happens with some frequency on IM but it seems to reflect a certain contempt for women in general.

I realize this usage is common in Indian English, where "girl" can signify "virgin", and presumably in Pakistani English as well. However, it is quite strange that an adult who has lived in the US for 16 years is referring to herself as a girl. (Unless she moved there when a few weeks old and is getting married at 16, in which case she is indeed a girl and so she should not be getting married.)
Not at all relevant to the question of the thread, RPG, and shows more about your own attitudes than anything else.

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Originally Posted by ViShVa View Post In English 'English' too, boyyo! It's all in the mind of the beholder. What bothers ya doesn't bother me. My granny's a good ole gal too.
Absolutely. "Girl" is used for elderly lady in good English and is not necessarily disparaging. On the contrary. It implies a youthful spirit if you want to get into the semantics of it.
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Absolutely. "Girl" is used for elderly lady in good English and is not necessarily disparaging. On the contrary. It implies a youthful spirit if you want to get into the semantics of it.
The semiotics of "gurl" is more powerful than that of a "girl" But then, I live under the shadow of BET Their vibe dominates a certain section of the neighborhood
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Oooh!

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Do you have tickets for this? Table Seating: $375.00 (but you can't take a girl as only one ticket left)

The menu is scrumptious:
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New Year’s Eve 2014
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – 7:30PM Set

Amuse

Choice of Starter

Blackened Bay Scallop
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Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Tasso Gravy, Buttermilk Biscuit

Lobster Bisque
Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, Lobster Roe

Vidalia Onion Tart
Sage, Brown Butter, Herbs

New Year’s Eve Salad with Sovereign Vinaigrette
Mixed Baby Kales, Radicchio, Caramelized Pears, Aged Goat Cheese, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds



Choice of Entrée

Choke Cherry Braised Veal Shank
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Sorghum Glazed Pork Belly
Fried Quail Egg, Winter Vegetables, Louisiana Popcorn Rice Risotto

Maine Lobster Sous-Vide
Anson Mills Grits, Charred Leeks, Sauternes Pan Sauce

Saffron Butter Braised Red Snapper
Spinach, Baby Carrots, Fennel oil

Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon
Truffle Cauliflower, Haricot Verts, Barrel Aged Cabernet Reduction

Morels and Chanterelles
French Green Lentils, Preserved Tomatoes, Cipollini Onions



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Red Velvet Beignet with Cream Cheese Frosting

Brown Butter Pecan Chocolate Pie with Cinnamon Gelato

Mango Passion Fruit Entremet



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The use of "girl" for an adult woman is not acceptable in US English. Which is, after all, the relevant criterion; who cares what the English do or say! The sun has set on their empire.

But seriously, referring to a work colleague, subordinate or a student in a college class you're teaching as a "girl" would not be good for your continued employment prospects in the US. And the OP will know this if brought up there,

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