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OCI vs Tourist Visa
I am in the process of applying for OCI for my mom. It is taking a while just to get all the documents together and follow the process through the CKGS website. I feel like I am losing precious time.

Is it possible to travel to India while applying for an OCI card?
She does not have a visa at all and we would need to apply for visitor/tourist visa in the meanwhile. Is this even possible? How long can one stay in india with visitor or tourist visa? We were thinking OCI offers the most flexibility so we started with that process.

I know OCI will take up to two months, and possibly longer. So I was thinking she can get visitor visa so she can get to india sooner, assuming the visa process is faster than an OCI.

Would love to hear advice and suggestions.
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Husband is dependant
Hello all,

I am H1B holder and my husband is on H4. Please anyone suggest what questions do they generally ask if husband is dependant.

Please reply I'm really tensed.

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India visa
Need suggestion from you guys. I am indian citizen with US green card staying in Usa. My wife and newborn baby are US citizens. We are going to India in decemeber 2015. Already booked tickets. Dnt know what kind of Visa they need? We married in sep 2014. Thanks.
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ds 160
applying for B2 visa for in laws. While filling the form for brother in law, there is a section called travel companions, where I am putting the name of father in law as his father, but when it asks for relationship with person what should i put, child or parent?
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Indian Tourist Visa
This is my first time applying thru CKGS- I must say, so far it isn't going well for me. I filled out the entire application online for a tourist visa to go to India, and I went all the way to the end and printed out my application and it gave me a web file number starting with USA- so I was ready to mail it, but I wanted to print one extra copy of my application. So, I go in and type the web file number it generated and it comes out saying the file does not exist. I tried the number several times and the same message keeps coming. I've already paid the fees for the visa and mailed my application already and I'm not sure if they'll accept it now. I call their office in Houston but no one picks up the phone, I called about 5-6 times already and gave up. Can anyone help with any suggestions. Thank you.
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L1 Individual - Approved at Hyderabad
Hi all,

Thanks a lot for sharing experience at OFC and Visa Interview. It was a great help.

At OFC - They check your DS160 confirmation , Appointment Letter and Passport.
We don't need to carry any other documents.

Please reach before 35-40 minutes of Visa interview, no need to be there before an hour.

Questions Asked at Visa Interview.
1. Why are you going?
2. How much is your Indian salary?
3. How much will be your US salary?
4. What is your Specialization?
5. How much is your experience?

And then the VO said "I am issuing your Visa, Have a great day !"

All The Best and be confidant. Please do prepare well on your specialization,
once the VO is convinced he wont even let you finish and will ask another question.

Good Luck !!!

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Going to India-Visa
Hello Travelers:
From experience it would be a good idea to allow Travisa Outsourcing a good 2 to 3 weeks to process your visa application. If it comes in sooner all the better but mine took a total of 3 weeks. I actually ended up sending them 5 additional copies of my Visa Application because they kept saying I didn't include a monthly bill with my application - I don't know how they missed my Electric Utility bill that was enclosed. Also they said I did not sign my Visa Application so I sent them 2 copies which I signed and they said that they were not signed so I mailed 3 more copies with signatures. Well it still took a couple of more days till I told them to send my application fee back to me, then they called my house. I still don't know if they processed my application and it is going on 3 weeks. I would not recommend using the Travisa Outsourcing in Chicago, find another city to access.
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India Entry Tourist Visa
I applied for a tourist visa with a August 1 entry date. Now it looks. LikeI might have to leave on a flight that arrives India July 30. Will I be denied entry? If so, do I have to reapply for a visa with an earlier date?
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my wife is a pakistani national. she was granted indian visa in Jan2012 after application in june 2011. therewas no accompanying form in courier. refused entry at Delhi by IB sent back within 5 hrs with a 3 year old daughter who is Indian. nobody seems to know at IHC which form would have been given. Does anybody have any idea.
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I applied for my brother's family in Aug, 2000. I am done with all the paper works and they are waiting for there Visa, But my nephew is going to be 21 in June and I don't think they are getting there visa call until then. Can any one has any idea what step I need to take.

Thank you,

Sura Patel
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