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Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Mar 3rd, 2018, 06:41
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I try not to be too judgmental without knowing...

I try not to be too judgmental without knowing the specifics of a case, but felony sexual assault does sound pretty bad. Still, people can and do change -- Canada, for instance, considers offenders...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Mar 2nd, 2018, 21:39
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By SomePlaceFar
I helped a couple of my friends with the e-Visa...

I helped a couple of my friends with the e-Visa application. So far as I can recall, there's no question about past criminal history on it. I've visited India eight times and have never been asked by...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Feb 28th, 2018, 02:35
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By SomePlaceFar
The Consulate of India in Chicago stopped...

The Consulate of India in Chicago stopped providing 'transfer of visa to new passport' services some time ago. Travelers can opt instead to use their valid India visa in a voided passport along with...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Feb 27th, 2018, 09:30
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By SomePlaceFar
Do they? I wasn't aware that other countries...

Do they? I wasn't aware that other countries would maintain any sort of record of a non-citizen's travel history -- explaining how folks can circumvent the ban certain Middle-Eastern and Islamic...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Feb 26th, 2018, 21:45
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By SomePlaceFar
Any thoughts on whether I should get a new...

Any thoughts on whether I should get a new passport for my ten year visa application?

My current passport is almost full -- and the front two pages are covered in entry and exit stamps from...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Feb 6th, 2018, 23:30
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By SomePlaceFar
Thanks -- she made the offer because I kept...

Thanks -- she made the offer because I kept expressing my worry over getting approved.

With my five-year set to expire in March, the reality of how privileged I was to visit India without the...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Feb 3rd, 2018, 05:10
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By SomePlaceFar
On the very remote chance anyone's interested: ...

On the very remote chance anyone's interested:

I left India midway through January. Didn't have any issues on the way out. The immigration officer asked a handful of questions -- where I'd stayed...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 18th, 2017, 15:11
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By SomePlaceFar
Thank you for the reassurance. The...

Thank you for the reassurance.

The sub-inspector did hold onto my passport for sometime. I believe he was confiscating it in case there was any foul play, considering the condition of my female...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 18th, 2017, 15:05
Replies: 16
Views: 2,727
Posted By SomePlaceFar
I haven't bought a SIM from the airport before,...

I haven't bought a SIM from the airport before, so you're probably right on that.

Trying to get one in Pune was misery, though. Not a single business would sell me one without an Aadhaar Card or...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 18th, 2017, 15:03
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By SomePlaceFar
Thanks, nycank. I plan on including both my...

Thanks, nycank.

I plan on including both my university and work information on the 'Additional Particulars' form necessary for the 10-year visa application.

Do you have any input on the...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 17th, 2017, 18:03
Replies: 16
Views: 2,727
Posted By SomePlaceFar
I'm not sure what experiences others have had...

I'm not sure what experiences others have had with SIM card activation in India, but I rarely count on it happening the same day.

When I purchased a Vodafone SIM on a tourist visa last year, I...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 17th, 2017, 17:26
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By SomePlaceFar
Thanks for the response! I'll try to keep...

Thanks for the response!

I'll try to keep my anxiety under control. I've never had so many strange experiences in a single trip!

I don't think providing an explanation for my frequent visits...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 17th, 2017, 16:47
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By SomePlaceFar
Another concern I have: Two or three months...

Another concern I have:

Two or three months ago, I was out with a female friend. She got extremely drunk. I had to take her back home with me, since she couldn't return to her PG.
...
Forum: Chhattisgarh Dec 17th, 2017, 15:56
Replies: 9
Views: 5,281
Posted By SomePlaceFar
If you haven't already, download the Oyo Rooms...

If you haven't already, download the Oyo Rooms app for use in Raipur. I found a great place near the city center for about 800 Rs per night. Air conditioning, hot water, and surprisingly fast wifi. ...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 17th, 2017, 15:48
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By SomePlaceFar
Would Using a Tourist Visa Too Much Cause Problems?

Hey all,

I'm sorry if this is a rather goofy question.

I'm an American citizen with a 5-year, multiple-entry tourist visa. Since receiving my papers in 2013, I've visited India a good eight...
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