PIO/Long Term X Visa for SPECIAL CASE

#1 Dec 4th, 2009, 10:55
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Guys,

I need some help on this. Anybody with personal experiences most welcome.

Spouse- Indian, holds an OCI, residing in India
Kids- Canadian, holds OCI, residing in India

Now, Husband- Born in Srilanka, holds a Canadian Citizenship,wants to migrate to India and live with wife/kids.

Scenario- Tried for a PIO/Long term in Delhi, no outcome, Tried for PIO/Long term in Canada, no outcome. HAs to find an employment in India, since ONLY breadwinner of family. The Indian consulate in Toronto is not even giving a 1 year X visa, just a 3 month tourist visa. Appreciate any leads.
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"no outcome" implies they ignored you. Do you mean the application was turned down?
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Originally Posted by shiraji View Post Spouse- Indian, holds an OCI, residing in India
Kids- Canadian, holds OCI, residing in India

Now, Husband- Born in Srilanka, holds a Canadian Citizenship,wants to migrate to India and live with wife/kids.
Which one are you?

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The Indian consulate in Toronto is not even giving a 1 year X visa, just a 3 month tourist visa.
What does giving mean? That they have said that three months is all they'll give this person, or what they issued when a one year entry visa was applied for?

Really don't understand what's going on here, visa applications in Canada now have to go through VFS not the consulate, and three month tourist visas are usually only ever given to people from referral countries such as Pakistan - perhaps Sri Lanka is also one of these referral countries?
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Yes, it is.
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Originally Posted by shiraji View Post Now, Husband- Born in Srilanka, holds a Canadian Citizenship,wants to migrate to India and live with wife/kids.
The problem may be that people with Indian ancestry who hold Sri Lankan passports are barred from applying for PIO status.

I believe that he may still qualify for "spousal PIO" under clause 3, but the wording on the Ministry of Home Affairs website is typically unclear on this point.
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Yes; we've discussed this on the site in the not too distant past, and I'm afraid that I forget the outcome, but I'm sure it is the Indian-origin spouse that should be stressed, rather than any Indian antecedents of the Sri-Lankan partner.
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Post Additional Info...being more clear..

1.My husband IS applying based on spousal category , Me being an Indian. But whe he tried at Delhi, the case workers are saying that there are fine prints of some countries being excluded, Srilanka being one, although the Joint Secretary is not prepared to discuss about this, he was vague.

2. Yes, the Indian consulate now is outsourced to VFS global.They are NOT issuing X visa to SriLankan origins, even if they hold a Canadian passport.Just 3 months tourist visa...Earlier he had got 1 year multiple, visit visa.

3. no outcome - In delhi they didnt accept the application at all. The Dep Sec. said there are things coming up for such special people, its almost close to 2 years since this meeting happened.
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Sorry, shiraji... can only offer sympathy.

Influential friends? Politicians?

I guess you'll have thought of all that already.
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Thanks

Yes Nick, Have tried that too.A very close relative is in IB, but says it is a sensitive case to handle, probably doesnt want to get into obligations for our sake. Trying out law firms now, and will also give hand at Human Rights Comm.

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