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Q: How to apply for OCI when living in India?

A: To apply for OCI from India: Applying for OCI involves two steps. One is an online application form and the other part involves printing the online form, attaching the required documentary proof...

Q: How to convert tourist visa to business visa in India?

A: Change of visa type used to enter India is generally not allowed, however it may be possible in some conditions. The authority to allow visa conversion vests with the Ministry of Home Affairs...

Q: Is OCI visa transfer required for children?

A: While it is not mandatory to transfer OCI visa to a new passport for those OCI holders between the ages of 21 to 50 years of age and they can travel to India by carrying their old expired passport...

Q: What are the reduced custom duties in India on transfer of residence?

A: Benefit of reduced customs duties can be claimed under India’s transfer of residency rules provided: •The minimum stay of at least two years abroad, immediately preceding the date of the...

Q: What to declare on "Arrival Card" when OCI returning to India?

A: Arrival card in India requires that passengers arriving in India fill out the form as it applies to them. Since there are no restrictions on OCI returning to India and living in India there is...

Q: FRRO registration in India for Canadian passport holder

A: There is no compulsory requirement to get your OCI visa transferred to your new passport until you reach the age of 50. You should be fine as long as you travel with both passports. OCI holders...

Q: How much gold can be taken to India duty free?

A: Up to 1 Kg of gold can be taken to India by passengers as baggage. Passengers arriving in India cannot get exemption from paying customs duty on gold brought into India in solid form. To claim duty...

Q: Is life certificate required to get Indian pension income?

A: The institution that pays the monthly retirement benefit must have rules that specify the requirement of a life certificate and how often it is required. Banks in India normally require a life...

Q: Can OCI card holders apply for Aadhaar card in India?

A: Whether the person is a foreign citizen or OCI holder does not matter when it comes to the issue of Aadhaar cards. The applicant must be resident of India. Aadhaar cards are for residents only!

Q: ILR visa holder leaving UK for three years can take his 5 years old car to India on transfer of residency?

A: If you decide to take your car, you will have no choice but to avail transfer of residence benefits. Whether you should take advantage of transfer of residence (TR). Even if you don’t take your...