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Because the indian government created these rules which are now on TIMATICWEB.Luv1 wrote: ↑Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:52 pmhttps://boi.gov.in/content/overseas-cit ... cardholder
Clearly says U visa not required if you have valid Oci card with foreign passport ( except pak & bgld).
Why this is not followed and confusion ??
They were lucky and the check in agent must have missed the note.
Not sure what the confusion is ..The rules have always been the same for well over a decadeAnaylsethis wrote: ↑Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:47 amWe got boarding denied yesterday (14th) on Alitalia at Heathrow. Had tickets booked since Feb. Were looking forward to this trip. But the check-in staff showed the 23. 10.2019 notice from hci London reiterating the requirement of OCI renewal for under 20. Didn't expect it at all. Whole family devastated. Very frustrating with varying experience. Someone should be held responsible for all this confusion caused.
Agree with you about the inconsistency in applying the rules on arrival in India. But it's the Indian government themselves who have sent the updated notification to the airlines.Anaylsethis wrote: ↑Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:01 pmIf this is the law, why is it not enforced by the government themselves at the time of arrivals? My kids have travelled before with OCI still attached to the expired passport but no objections were raised by the airline or immigration officials. If this is the law then it needs to be applied consistently across the board. If Indian government start to enforce it at all airports (which is not too much to ask as it is their law) then everyone will know the reality and do the right thing. Now we are at the mercy of individual airlines and the attentiveness of their check-in staff.
Not permitted as it identifies people.
Please do NOT post this petition link. It will be removed each time you post it. If you persist, your access to the forum will be restricted.Luv1 wrote: ↑Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:38 amReading above messages seems like worth taking evisa for kids then !! Can we have lifelong evisa ?
Also there is a petition going online to change this u sticker / old passport chaos , hope you all have signed and please forward to as many as possible , thanks !