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Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jun 21st, 2009, 03:16
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Posted By asmithee
Yo dudes...how's things? Very, very...

Yo dudes...how's things?

Very, very different on the Schengen side of the operation. Challenging, to say the least.

6 Embassies...one very small office...

One bright note...I may be getting...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 13th, 2009, 00:24
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Posted By asmithee
The website will usually be updated around...

The website will usually be updated around midday.

Passport collection is from 13.00 - 16.30, and there is no limit on tickets issued for passport collection.

No need to worry about waiting or...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 11th, 2009, 19:17
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Posted By asmithee
I'm leaving...sort of.

Just thought I would let you know that I will not be involved with the Indian visa section of VFS for a while...I am moving across to the Schengen side of the operations. I don't know how long for at...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 9th, 2009, 18:17
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Posted By asmithee
I dealt with a case recently of a person who...

I dealt with a case recently of a person who actually had a residence permit issued in India some years ago, which was perfectly valid. But they still needed visas to travel between India and the UK....
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 8th, 2009, 18:27
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Posted By asmithee
I should explain a bit more about the 3 new...

I should explain a bit more about the 3 new centres in Glasgow, Cardiff and Manchester...


They are not really centres like the other ones, they are more like offices, very small offices. In...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 8th, 2009, 18:16
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Posted By asmithee
Yep...it's true. Check the following link...

Yep...it's true.

Check the following link from the HCI website -

http://hcilondon.in/schedule.php
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 8th, 2009, 18:05
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Posted By asmithee
Hi Davidm. Unfortunately not. The...

Hi Davidm.

Unfortunately not.

The schedule for this year is as per the link below -

http://hcilondon.in/schedule.php
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 8th, 2009, 01:19
Replies: 7,096
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Posted By asmithee
The travel agents or couriers usually have a...

The travel agents or couriers usually have a dedicated counter(s) at eash of the centres, they have different queing tickets from the public as well, and have staff that deal with them only.
...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 7th, 2009, 02:27
Replies: 7,096
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Posted By asmithee
Trust me on this one...there is no ambiguity,...

Trust me on this one...there is no ambiguity, despite what you may be told elsewhere - a green VAF stamp in your passport is a clear refusal.

It does NOT mean 'visa applied for', it means 'visa...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 6th, 2009, 19:06
Replies: 7,096
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Posted By asmithee
New Website Updates

NEW WEBSITE REVAMP

Did anyone notice that from today the VFS website has had a bit of a facelift?

http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/

It's only the first phase of the revamp (the next phase is to...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 6th, 2009, 01:03
Replies: 7,096
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Posted By asmithee
Re Visa surgeries (or 'Consular Visits', to gove...

Re Visa surgeries (or 'Consular Visits', to gove them their new posh title), my understanding was that a member of VFS would be on hand gto offer advice, and members of the HCI would do the same.
...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 4th, 2009, 18:17
Replies: 7,096
Views: 1,235,987
Posted By asmithee
If you provide documents that show you have...

If you provide documents that show you have property in India, then it's fine to submit them when applying for a 1 year visa. It's still no guarantee, but the general consensus is that it does help.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 4th, 2009, 18:16
Replies: 7,096
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Posted By asmithee
Yes, a VFS rep will be on hand to give advice, as...

Yes, a VFS rep will be on hand to give advice, as will members of the HCI itself.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 4th, 2009, 18:14
Replies: 7,096
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Posted By asmithee
If it has been 10 months since your last refusal...

If it has been 10 months since your last refusal stamp, then you are clear to apply again. They normally advise waiting at least 6 months before reapplying. And yes, you can apply through the London...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 1st, 2009, 20:04
Replies: 7,096
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Posted By asmithee
As mentioned a page or two back, the London HCI...

As mentioned a page or two back, the London HCI seem to be refusing a lot of these 'frequent traveller' or 'back-to-back' applications of late.

Sometimes they will advise a future date when the...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 1st, 2009, 17:40
Replies: 7,096
Views: 1,235,987
Posted By asmithee
It's quiet all the time at the moment...they only...

It's quiet all the time at the moment...they only get between 2 - 5 people a day!

But I don't fancy your chances of getting a 5 year visa, unless you are of Indian origin and can supply...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 30th, 2009, 02:31
Replies: 7,096
Views: 1,235,987
Posted By asmithee
I would agree with Haylo re the paper form - and...

I would agree with Haylo re the paper form - and I suspect it is probably a local management decision to make people fill out forms online because a) it lessens their workload and b) yes, they profit...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 29th, 2009, 00:31
Replies: 7,096
Views: 1,235,987
Posted By asmithee
The Birmingham consulate was not affected by the...

The Birmingham consulate was not affected by the events yesterday, only the London HCI.

Monkey Magic, you say your application was received by VFS on 22nd - but I think you also say that you were...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 26th, 2009, 15:23
Replies: 7,096
Views: 1,235,987
Posted By asmithee
Yes, it is now called a 'Long Term Visa' and...

Yes, it is now called a 'Long Term Visa' and lasts 5 years. It used to be called the X visa, and is sometimes referred to as an Entry visa. But they are now officially called Long Term Visas.

They...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 23rd, 2009, 01:31
Replies: 7,096
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Posted By asmithee
I should charge for this...;) No -...

I should charge for this...;)


No - providing extra documentation that explains your reasons frequent travel in detail will never decrease your chances, there really is nothing to lose.

But...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 23rd, 2009, 01:21
Replies: 7,096
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Posted By asmithee
Well there is no harm in trying for multiple,...

Well there is no harm in trying for multiple, does not cost any more - but the mere mention of the word Pakistan anywhere on the form or the passport usually ensures a 3 month single entry visa.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:19
Replies: 7,096
Views: 1,235,987
Posted By asmithee
It looks like you got an answer through sheer...

It looks like you got an answer through sheer persistence, though the FT next to the green VAF (visa application failed) stamp does mean 'frequent traveller'. This is something they seem to be doing...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 22nd, 2009, 03:44
Replies: 7,096
Views: 1,235,987
Posted By asmithee
I should also add that you cannot appeal against...

I should also add that you cannot appeal against the decision.

I am also surprised that you were actually given the reason for refusal - it's extremely rare to be told that. And especially as it...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 22nd, 2009, 03:31
Replies: 7,096
Views: 1,235,987
Posted By asmithee
Funny...this is as much a learning curve for me...

Funny...this is as much a learning curve for me as it is for anyone else on here.

This seems to be a recent development...visa's being refused because of frequent travel. Seeing more and more of...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 19th, 2009, 20:58
Replies: 7,096
Views: 1,235,987
Posted By asmithee
First of all, they need to make sure that they...

First of all, they need to make sure that they fill in all sections of the form, paying particular attention to the previous nationality, id card and dual nationality sections.

I would also advise...
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