Visa for child of US/Italian and Indian

#1 Jan 31st, 2013, 01:12
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Hi All,

I suspect some if not all of this information is given in other threads but I have a very small baby so please excuse my lack of efficiency!

I'm wondering if you can help with the following questions: my husband is Indian, we live in London, I'm a US/Italian dual national as is my daughter. We are planning on taking her to India to see her family there. We haven't registered our marriage or her birth with the Indian High Commission. Do we need to? Do I need an X visa and if so do I get it from VFS or from the High Commission? Is my daughter eligible for OCI and does she apply for it from the High Commission here or VFS? Any idea how long it takes?

Many thanks to anyone who can help!

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As long as your trip is not going to exceed six months you can apply for a tourist visa. In any case you should get your marriage registered with the High Commission so that you can apply for PIO for yourself (I presume you have been married for more than a year) and for OCI for your daughter. As far as I know these applications are made directly to the High Commission and not through the VFS.
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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post As far as I know these applications are made directly to the High Commission and not through the VFS.
Might have been outsourced. It is the cesspool after all

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Originally Posted by Geegee View Post I'm wondering if you can help with the following questions: my husband is Indian, we live in London, I'm a US/Italian dual national as is my daughter. We are planning on taking her to India to see her family there. We haven't registered our marriage or her birth with the Indian High Commission. Do we need to? Do I need an X visa and if so do I get it from VFS or from the High Commission? Is my daughter eligible for OCI and does she apply for it from the High Commission here or VFS? Any idea how long it takes?
No need to register marriage or birth with HCI, as long as you have a duly registered marriage somewhere legit, and an apostiled marriage certificate.

Your daughter is eligible for an OCI, question is, on which passport do you apply on ? Italian or US ?
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Thanks a ton for these answers. Sorry to counter with more questions! My husband would like us to go back to India to live at some point so does it make sense for me to go for an X visa (I think it is) rather than a tourist visa so I could work? And does anyone have any idea how long it takes to get OCI status for my daughter? We'd like to go in March. If it takes too long can I just get her a tourist visa as well?

Final question: is there any reason to go for Italian versus American or vice versa??

Thanks again!
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Originally Posted by Geegee View Post Thanks a ton for these answers. Sorry to counter with more questions! My husband would like us to go back to India to live at some point so does it make sense for me to go for an X visa (I think it is) rather than a tourist visa so I could work? And does anyone have any idea how long it takes to get OCI status for my daughter? We'd like to go in March. If it takes too long can I just get her a tourist visa as well?

Final question: is there any reason to go for Italian versus American or vice versa??

Thanks again!
You cannot work on an X visa. Apply for a PIO. Word is that it takes between few days to a few weeks on an average. However, some cases it takes fer eva.

Italian passport - 10% discount on dry pasta at the Italian store at the embassy. American passport - 10 % at McDonalds for all high cholestrol happy meals.. [Just kidding]
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post Italian passport - 10% discount on dry pasta at the Italian store at the embassy. American passport - 10 % at McDonalds for all high cholestrol happy meals.. [Just kidding]
Italian passport - you can jump the queue of petitioners at 10 Janpath!

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