I am an Indian national and I would like to get married soon to my chinese girlfriend in India.
The visa she is getting to come to India is single entry tourist visa for one month. Can she get a longer visa and how can she get one.
During her visit to India, we plan to register our marriage and then apply for a long term visa in India. I wanted to know what is the procedure for it and can a tourist visa be changed to a longer term visa on marriage grounds..
What documents will she have to get along to register our marriage.
I hope to receive your comments, which will be of great help.
The short answer as Mach implies is yes. But read the other posts on this to save hassles. There may be a waiting period on the registered marriage so take that into account. I suggest looking at the more general posts about marrying foreign since its a a pretty common matter..
Yes, but from those other threads (I never actively followed them) I got the impression there may be special regulations in place for Chinese nationals (or was that just for tourists? I don't remember.)
Anyway, do please follow up on those threads listed at bottom of this page, and others they point to. Also, speak to your local FRO or whatever department handles it (I really don't know the details of this), try also http://mha.gov.in/ [url]htt...nindia.nic.in/
In general you can't extend tourist visas, unless you have an emergency. If you get married you can convert it into an x-visa, but check the rules for chinese nationals as they may be different. The fact that they only gave her a 1 month tourist visa when the norm is 6 months doesnt bode well for your future dealings with the immigration folks.
Hi Joe, Ask your girlfriend to take an Entry visa(X type) from Indian consulate of china in place of Tourist visa ( T type). In india, an extension is granted on X type of visa not on T type visa. After getting married here, try to take marriage certificate as soon as possible. For this purpose, i will advice you to get married in Bandra court by "special marriage act, 1954" if you are residing in mumbai. After getting marriage certificate, meet to FRRO officer in VT and apply for visa extension. It is granted only for 5 years. After 5 years, you have to apply again. These days, they are giving visa extension just for 1 year. Later you can hope for longer period of visa. Should you require more information on it, you can send mail to my id...(email@example.com)
a "girlfriend" does not get given an "X" (Entry) visa. Hey! If they did everybody would suddenly find a boy or girl in India.
However, a wife can have her tourist visa converted to Entry visa.
the problem is tourist visa can't be converted to any kind of visa.and only 1 month tour visa she can get from china,it is not enough at all.so she has to try to take entry visa from china.i am from china and i know it very well.
That is the problem, but it can be converted, in India, on the grounds of marriage to a resident Indian citizen.
Getting an 'X' visa is very difficult before marriage.
But please tell us more about your experience with this, as it will be valuable for other, and future, members. We have had a number of enquiries about the situation for Chinese/India marriage. As you know, it is complicated by the relationship between the two countries.
No obligation, of course! It is your personal business, but as far as you feel able to make public, it would be good to know.
I am from UK, married to an Indian citizen. I got married in India on a tourist visa (they would not give me anything else before marriage) and then got an X visa for the next year.