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Discussion in 'Immigration Matters' started by SriVen, May 23, 2017.

  1. SriVen

    SriVen Bronze IL'ite

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    Hello Friends,
    We are in very critical situation.Booked ticket for India.My daughter's passport is expiring 2 days before return ticket.We didn't check it.we are going for only 3 weeks.CAn my daughter enter India without any problem ?Can we renew her passport in India within 3 weeks?
     
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    Gauri03 Staff Member Finest Post Winner

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    If she is a US citizen you can have her passport renewed in under 2 weeks by paying for expedited processing. I applied for my son last month and we received his passport within 6 days of applying. If you go to a passport agency near you, they can even renew it in as little as 2 days. When are you leaving? As far as I know passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months at the time of entry.
     
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    Laks09 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    If you are getting a new passport do get a new visa stamped in it. Indian govt requires you have visa stamped in the new passport for minors. OCI etc takes time, visitor visa should be available soon.
     
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    Not sure about the entering into another country with that passport, call the embassy or a travel agent and check once as facing this problem at the airport is not gonna be fun.

    Whether it's an indian or American passport, there is an expedited process to get the passports. Opt for that, it requires a lil higher fee than the normal one but you will get it in like 2 weeks.
     
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    We are Leaving Wednesday.so not possible to renew here.My husband booked appointment In India.
     
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    She is having PIO card.
     
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    I think India need a valid passport while entering the country.Her passport is valid while entry.It will be expired at exit.we are going to renew in India.
     
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    Does your daughter hold an indian passport? In that case it may not be a problem I guess.

    When we travel to different countries, it usually states that the passport has to be valid for through out the stay. N maybe even extra but never less or they can deny entry.

    So I am curious to know about this, please do drop in a message once you guys reach india safely.
     
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    U can renew the passport in a faster pace.but provide for passport renew before hand. I guess its fine . there won't be any problem.
     
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    A bit confusing, she holds an US passport or an Indian Passport?

    Since she is having a PIO, I assume she is holding an US passport . If that is the case, please check with the Immigration - most countries have a requirement of having a 6 months passport validity for international travel

    Frequently Asked Questions
    see this question
    How long is a passport valid and is it true that it needs to have at least 6 months of validity remaining?

    Also check with the airlines, some airlines may not allow you to board.

    Also check for limited validity passport for emergency .

    In a different country, my colleague discovered the validity issue for his daughter at the immigrations on the day of travel, was turned away even though the passport was still valid for 3 more months and our trip was only for 3 days.
     

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