Monday, December 16, 2013

Overseas Citizenship of India


As outlined above, OCI does not constitute full Indian citizenship. Holders do not receive an Indian passport, they cannot hold employment in the Indian government, and they will not be granted the right to vote.

However, despite these restrictions, OCI does offer a wealth of benefits to successful applicants.

Unlike the Persons of Indian Origin Card or PIO, discussed elsewhere in this section, OIC is granted for life and again unlike the PIO card, OIC holders do not have to register their presence with the Indian Police Authorities, even if a single visit exceed 180 days.

The OIC route offers its holder the right to travel to and from India, visa free for life with the freedom to study or to seek and undertake employment.

Overseas citizens receive parity with Indian residents in terms of economic, educational, and financial fields, and after 5 years, with one year spent residing in India, if they choose, they may apply for full 

Indian citizenship.

However, it is important to note that this would mean surrendering citizenship of the other country.

UK Immigration, Canada Immigration and Australia Immigration allow dual nationality so there are ways to tackle this.

Eligibility for Overseas Citizenship of India like the PIO scheme, is based entirely on the Indian origin of the applicant or that of qualifying members of their family.

OCI is open to anyone who, after January 26th 1950, was either born in India, was an Indian citizen, or was eligible to become one.

It also applies to those candidates with a parent or grandparent who matches the description above. However, in all cases, the applicant's country of residence must allow dual citizenship, otherwise OCI cannot be applied for.

The scheme applies to citizens of any Indian territories and to minors, however, candidates are not eligible to apply if they have ever been a citizen of Pakistan or Bangladesh.

Spouse Immigration and Dependent Immigration

Unlike the Persons of Indian Origin scheme, OCI does not apply to the spouse of a successful applicant unless they qualify in their own right. A foreign national who is not eligible will not be granted based on being married to someone who is eligible for OCI.

Foreign-born children of a Person of Indian Origin may be eligible, so long as one of their parents is also eligible. This is an important point to note, as the foreign-born child of two Indian citizens would NOT be eligible.

Since Indian citizens are by definition not eligible to apply for overseas citizenship, this would make the foreign-born child ineligible to. However, in such a situation, the child could apply for a PIO card. Find out further information on our page.

You can begin your application today by visiting our online assessment area and completing one of our forms. Our assessment forms are simple to use, just answer a few straightforward questions and a consultant will be in touch.

Indian Immigration

Immigration to India is one area of expetise. You can contact to find out about long-term visas and living in India permanently. To save time on your India immigration enquiry, just click on the link below to take our free assessment. One of our advisers will call you back within 24 hours to discuss the best visa for you.

Although extended stays in India are possible for visitors on student and employment visas, the main path to long-term residence in India is through the entry (X) visa. The two options for permanent immigration to India are the PIO Card and the OCI Card.

The entry (X) visa

This is granted on a year-by-year basis, up to a maximum of five years. After this period, further extensions can be considered by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Foreign nationals on an entry visa may not undertake employment or take part in business activities. Extensions of this visa can only be considered where:

    - The applicant is of Indian origin and previously held an Indian passport.
    - The applicant’s parents, grandparents or great grandparents were born in and permanently resident in India.
    - The applicant is the spouse of an Indian or someone who is of Indian origin. In these cases, the application for extension would have to be accompanied by the relevant passport, birth certificate or marriage certificate.

India immigration through the PIO Card

The PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) Card scheme applies to all foreign nationals of Indian origin who hold a passport for any country except those classified as ineligible by the Indian Government. The card is valid for 15 years and entitles the holder to enter India without a visa. It also allows the holder to study or take up employment in India without the need for further visas. Registration is required for any single visit longer than 180 days.

India immigration through the OCI Card

Under this arrangement foreign nationals of Indian origin whose country permits dual citizenship may be able to claim the status as an Overseas Citizen of India. The scheme does not cover nationals of Pakistan or Bangladesh. Holders of an OCI Card are effectively granted a multi-entry, multiple-purpose visa for life and are exempt from registration.

Types of Visa for India

Indian Tourist Visas
An Indian Tourist visa is usually granted for up to six months. Holders of this type of travel visa, or visit visa as they are often known, may not work during their stay in India and cannot extend their stay.

India also offers a transit visa, which permits applicants to transfer through India for a period of up to fifteen days en route to another, final destination.

Indian Business Visas
An Indian business visa can be valid for between three months and five years and requires a letter from a sponsoring Indian company to be submitted along with an introductory letter from the employer in the applicant's country of residence.

Business visas can be granted as a single or multiple entry variant and are designed to allow applicants to travel to India in order to pursue business activities, excluding employment, such as attending meetings and business conferences.

Indian Work Permit
In India, work permits, or Indian employment visas as they are sometimes known, may be issued to skilled professionals or to applicants filling a specific role.

The requirements for working permits are loosely defined and remain a subjective area of Indian visa services, however in order to live and work in India all candidates must secure one.

Although work permits may be obtained by either the employer or employee, the 'usual' route is normally employer led.

Indian Student Visa
Indian Student visas can be issued either for the duration of the applicant's course or for a maximum of five years. Study visa applications require an unconditional offer from a recognized Indian educational institute.

Medical Visas
Indian medical visas, often known as 'M'allow those travelling to India for medical treatment to enter the country.

Medical visas are granted for up to one year; however, they can be extended as necessary if medical evidence can be given to show that this is necessary.

Like tourist visas, medical visas are strictly a temporary route and will not provide a means to permanent residency in India.

Indian Permanent Residency Options
Persons of Indian Origin (PIO Card)
The PIO scheme applies to people of Indian origin, defined through their birth or residency, or that of their parents or grandparents and offers a long-term Indian visa solution.

PIO cards are granted for a period of fifteen years, and allow their holders to enjoy visa free travel in and out of India.

PIO cards allow their holders to freely engage in work or study in India and after the minimum seven-year residency requirement the option to apply for Indian citizenship is available.

Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Overseas citizenship of India allows Persons of Indian Origin who have obtained citizenship of another nation, to acquire long-term leave to remain in India.

Although often referred to as Indian 'Dual Citizenship' it is important to note that India itself does not support dual citizenship and that OCI, whilst offering many benefits, is not a full grant of citizenship.

If, after 5 years, an OCI holder wishes to apply for full Indian citizenship, they must renounce their citizenship of any other country.

OCI cards are granted for life and offer many of the benefits of a PIO card with the advantage that holders do not have to register their presence in India, however long their stay may be. However, unlike a PIO card, the spouse of an OCI applicant is not automatically eligible.

Processing Times and Fees
In India, visas vary significantly both in terms of fees and the time taken to process visa applications. Fees and processing times are both subject to change and will differ considerably depending upon the type of Indian entry clearance being sought, and the nationality of the applicant.

You can find out whether you qualify and begin your application now by visiting our online assessment area.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hotel Grand Saigon (construido en 1930) en la ciudad de Ho Chi Minh

Uno de los hoteles más antiguos de la Ciudad Ho Chi Minh desde 1930 y completamente restaurado en 1997, el Grand Hotel Saigon, un hotel de cuatro estrellas, aún conserva su estilo colonial francés, ofrece una base perfecta para la realización de negocios o para tener unas vacaciones completamente relajado.

En el Grand, un lugar hermoso y reconfortante, todos los huéspedes podrán disfrutar de una sala bien equipada o una suite de lujo con mucho espacio para vivir, trabajar o simplemente para relajarse. El ambiente cálido y acogedor, el personal agradable y la calidad de los servicios harán que su vida realmente valga la pena.

Grand Hotel Saigon satisfará a cada huésped en todo lo posible desde el primer momento. Sólo tienes que venir y tener el tiempo para relajarse y el hotel se asegurará de que en sus vacaciones y viajes de negocios se sienta cómodo.

Ubicación del Grand Hotel Saigon
El Grand Hotel está convenientemente situado a ocho kilómetros del aeropuerto de Tan Son Nhat en la ciudad de Ho Chi Minh. También se encuentra en la escenica ribera y a poca distancia caminando desde el hotel de las mayores atracciones comerciales y de entretenimiento como el mercado de Ben Thanh, Teatro de la Ópera, Oficina de Correos, Palacio de la Reunificación, Catedral de Notre Dame, Diamond Plaza, Parkson, Departamento de Impuestos de la tienda, galerías, tiendas de regalos …

Alojamiento del Gran Hotel Saigon
Grand Hotel Saigon será un hotel de cinco estrellas en el año 2011 con 233 habitaciones totalmente categorías combinadas entre el estilo nuevo y lo viejo como superior, suite de lujo, ejecutivo de lujo, suite de lujo, gran. Todas las habitaciones están totalmente equipadas con instalaciones de lujo: aire acondicionado, teléfono directo con extensión en el baño, batas de baño, caja de seguridad, escritorio, purificación de agua, secador de pelo, betún para zapatos, mini-bar, la corriente eléctrica (220 voltios), TV vía satélite / TV por cable, Internet, cafetera …

Grand Hotel Saigon
  • Direccion: 8 de la calle Dong Khoi, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Teléfono +84 8 3823 0163
  • Fax +84 8 3827 3047

Monday, October 28, 2013


Whoever living in Ukraine has Ukrainian or other nationalities which are not in the Vietnam Visa exemption list that must have Visa to enter Vietnam.

You can get Vietnam Visa in Ukraine by two ways

1. Get Vietnam Visa on Arrival and Visa stamped at Vietnam International Airports by applying online in website

Vietnam Visa On Arrival is effective for citizens who are living far away from the Vietnamese Embassies and do not want to lose the issues (passport, money or documents) by postal mail.

- Visa Administrative Institution: at Vietnam Immigration Department via applying in this website

- Processing time: 1 to 2 working days. In rush service you can get visa Vietnam in 30 minutes to 4 hours.

- Required Documents: No documents needed

- How does it work? Just access in website, fill the form online, you will receive a Confirmation Letter in a few minutes to know when you get the Vietnam Visa Approval Letter. Normally The Approval Letter is coming to you via email within 2 working days or from 4 – 8 working hours (urgent service), in 30 minutes (in emergency).

Finally you take this letter + your passport + 2 photos + stamping fee 25 USD dollars for single entry or 50 USD for multiple entries to get your visa at airport. Further information, please visit application process.

2. Get Vietnam Entry Visa at Vietnam Embassies in Ukraine

If you apply for Visa to Vietnam in person at the Vietnam Embassy in Ukraine, you need to know:

- Visa administrative Institution: Vietnam Embassy

- Processing time: it depends on you how fast you need. But for sure, you should make a call to Vietnam Embassy for details.

- Required Documents: passport, money and 1 new envelope with stamp on it and your exact home address in order to avoid losing issues.

2.1 Embassy of Vietnam in Kiev, Ukraine

Address: 51 Tovarna Str. 01103 Kiev, UKRAINE

Phone: (3804) 4294 808

Fax: (3804) 4294 806



- Before applying for Vietnam visa, make sure your passport has minimum 6 month validity and left pages.

- For visa on arrival option, it is applicable for those traveling by air to Vietnam.

For any further information, please kindly contact us. We are willing and pleased to assist you at our best!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vietnam embassy in Bolivia

Are you looking for location of Vietnam embassy in Bolivia ?

We are sorry to inform you that we can’t find any information about the Vietnam Embassy or Vietnam Consulate in Bolivia because there is currently no Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in this country.

We always work day and night to update their information to our website, so, as soon as there is a Vietnam Embassy/Consulate established in Bolivia, you can know by checking in our website for the latest news.

Please contact us if you have any new information about the Embassy/Consulate of Vietnam in Bolivia, we highly appreciate your kindness.


Complete Name: Plurinational State of Bolivia
Native Name: Bolivia
Capital: Sucre / La Paz

Principal Cities: Santa Cruz (de la Sierra), El Alto, La Paz, Cochabamba, Sucre, Oruro
Departments: Beni, Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, Oruro, Pando, Potosí, Santa Cruz, Tarija.
Please click here forVietnam visa fees.

Monday, July 29, 2013

How to apply for Vietnam visa in India

This section explains what you need to do if you are citizen of India or you are currently in this country and in need for a visa to Vietnam.

If you hold a India passport, please contact the nearest Vietnam Embassy or Vietnam Immigration Department for Vietnam visa application.

Here is some major information about Vietnam Embassy in India

Embassy of Vietnam in New Delhi, India
Address: 17, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021, INDIA
Phone: (91-11) 2687.9852 (+
Fax: (91-11) 2687.9869

If you are citizen of other countries which are not included in the Vietnam visa exemption list and are currently in India, you may have two options for Vietnam visa application.

1. Apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Visa on arrival which is applied online is said to be a convenient way to get Vietnam visa. It is especially beneficial for those who live far away from the Vietnam Embassies and do not wish to send their passport away by post.

- Issuing unit: Vietnam Immigration Department

- Processing time: 1 or 2 working days

- No Passport sendoff required

- How it works? You first visit our and then fill in the secure Vietnam visa application form online, wait for 2 working days (normal service) or 1 working day (urgent service), you will get your visa approval letter via email. Take this letter, attached entry and exit form, your passport, 02 photos and some dollars as stamping fee to get on your flight; you will then get your Vietnam visa stamped at the arrival airport in Vietnam. For more information about Vietnam visa on arrival, please visit our Application process.

2. Apply for Vietnam Visa at Vietnam Embassies:

You can also apply for Visa to Vietnam in person at the Vietnam Embassy in India

- Issuing unit: Vietnam Embassy

- Processing time: 4 to 5 working days

- Your original passport required

Before you apply, you must:

Make sure your passport has minimum 6 month validity and left pages Know Vietnam visa on arrival is applicable to those travelling to Vietnam by air ONLY.

For any further information relating to visa for Vietnam, please kindly contact us. We are always willing to assist you at our best!