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OCI and diplomatic help (in India) !!!

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OCI and diplomatic help (in India) !!!

Post by jpsaab » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:09 pm


UKBA site says....
"Under international law, we cannot give you diplomatic help if you are in a country of which you are a national. For example, if you hold both British and Chinese nationality we would be unable to give you diplomatic help when you are visiting China."
( ... tionality/)

So question is... if a British national has OCI....
Will the person get the dipliomatic help in India ???


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Post by PG1983 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:09 pm

As OCI is not classed as full citizenship, OCI and PIO holders can expect full diplomatic help from UK consulates in India.

Help for British nationals
British Consular staff in India provides support to British nationals visiting or living within India, including those with OCI or PIO status. Please note – Consular staff can issue Emergency Travel Documents – but not full British passports. A clear summary of what we can do and cannot do to help you is available here. ... nationals/