Emergency visa to India for OCI card with Coronavirus Advisory Us Immigration

If you are one OCI (overseas)
Citizen of India) cardholder
you can travel to India without need
Visa. But with the latest corona virus
In this situation, the Indian government has imposed restrictions on OCI cardholders
that visa-free entry for OCI card holders is only possible on April 15th,
2020 according to trip Advisory
for COVID-19 from the Indian Bureau of Immigration

Many Indians abroad have OCI cards for their children and these travel tips affect all of their travel plans. Many users have asked this question, and we contacted the Indian government’s consular emergency services and received guidance on the necessary documents and general procedure to obtain an Indian emergency visa with an OCI card that expires pending by April 15th, 2020.

Step 1: contact the Indian consular emergency service

Depending on where you live, you may need to contact the Indian Embassy or the High Commission by email or phone to get emergency consular services. It varies by country you live in, and email and contact information are different. You should only send an email to the relevant Indian embassy related to your country and region.

Explain your emergency situation: You should send an email to the Indian embassy regarding your situation, such as the visa procedure or a similar emergency. There you will receive an email with all the details you need to submit for the exam. This is completely case by case depending on your situation. It is not a matter of course. It is at the discretion of the Indian embassy.

If you are
If you live in the US, you can find the details of the emails and phone numbers you have below
I need to seek support and help for the Indian emergency visa.

inhabitant of
Bermuda, Delaware, Columbia District, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina,
Virginia and West Virginia
[email protected]

Tel .: 202-213-1364 and 202-262-0375

Residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virgin Islands
[email protected]

Tel .: 404-910-7919 and 404-924-9876

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan residents
Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin
[email protected]

Tel .: 312-687-3642 and 312-468-3276

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana residents
Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska
[email protected]

Tel .: 713-626-2149

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts resident
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island
Reach PRAMIT on our website: Tel .: 212-774-0607 / 347-721-9243
Inhabitants of Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam,
Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming
[email protected]

Tel .: 415 483 6629

Step 2: Send scanned copies of the documents to the Indian Embassy.

Depending on your case, you may be asked to submit scanned copies of the documents below if you believe your OCI cardholders are qualified for an emergency visa. You cannot enter the Indian embassy directly. You must submit scanned copies of the documents they requested before you go there. You will also need to have some of them notarized, see below.

Checklist for documents for the OCI cardholder emergency visa:

You have to send
scanned copies of the following information via email to the Indian Embassy.

  • Completed Indian visa application form (see copy of PDF below). You get something similar from the Indian Embassy.
  • Digital Passport Photo 2 × 2 inches with white background, JPE file (> 10 KB and less than 300 KB)
  • Proof of address documents such as electricity bill, rental copy of your place of residence
  • Copy of passport and OCI card or existing visa
  • Copy of your visa expiry or status (such as I-797 approval notice with expiry date)
  • Copy of your I-94 electronic form or physical copy of I-94 with approval notice (US only, other countries would be different)
  • If underage, parents’ consent for OCI card holders. It must be signed by both parents with copies of their passports and notarized.
  • If underage, copy Indian parents’ passports.

The Indian
The embassy will review these documents and respond if you are authorized to do so
Visa and enter the process for the same as sending passports, fees if
any. Etc.

Below is the confirmation
Email from the Indian Embassy with reference to the above process.

Checklist for OCI emergency visa documents from the Indian Embassy

Step 3: Indian Embassy Process to Obtain a Visa

If you are eligible for an Indian emergency visa based on your situation, you will be asked to submit a passport describing the next steps. We don’t know how long it can take. You should confirm with the Indian Embassy.

If you have already created travel plans and these cannot be deferred due to situations such as the expiration of your visa, you should contact the Indian embassy and get an Indian emergency visa for your OCI card situation. Don’t panic.

Depending on your situation, it may be a better idea to apply for the Indian emergency visa for your OCI cardholders and travel to India according to your plans, as a B2 COS or B2 Extension to stay in the U.S. during USCIS processing times will be long with COVID-19 situation

What experience have you had with the OCI Card and Travel to India? Any experiences to share? Add your thoughts in comments …

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