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Visas and emotions

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by Viswamitra, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Viswamitra

    Viswamitra Finest Post Winner

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    Both Vijaya and Venkat flew into the city the previous evening and stayed in a hotel. The next day they had an appointment in the consulate. They knew that going in early and submitting the papers help them to get visa stamped the same day. They anxiously waited for the morning. Venkat woke up at 6 a.m. in the morning and quickly finished his shower and asked Vijaya to get ready. They both finished up their breakfast pretty quick. While Vijaya packed all things back in the bags, Venkat went to check out of the hotel and to inform them to arrange for a cab to go to the consulate.


    They arrived at the consulate at 9 a.m. as planned by them and stood in the line with passports and all other documents needed to complete the formalities. Venkat was checking the documents again and again to make sure that everything was perfect. They looked around and made an estimate of how many people were waiting to get their visa stamped.


    Their turn came and the clerk asked for the passports and other documents. He reviewed it carefully and asked them questions about their earlier travel. Both Vijaya and Venkat answered the questions as they were well prepared. Within the next two hours they were called and handed over their passport with visa duly stamped.


    They both rushed back to the airport to catch the next available plane. They were relieved and knew that their plan to travel next month is clear. They were little emotional to see their Indian passports marked canceled. However, they were happy that they obtained 10 year multiple entry visas to go to India and could spend some time with their respective parents. They were under pressure ever since they obtained the U.S. citizenship to get this visa stamped. They felt a little emotional to know that they can’t go to their home country without having a visitor's visa in their new U.S.passport.
     
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    True. Many of my friends do feel that emotion while being the citizen in this foreign country. However, it is good to have an option of receiving an OCI status as a way that one can become an overseas Citizen of India.

    You have a lovely weekend, Mitra :)
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)
    Anuradha
     
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    Thank you for your fb. Yes. OCI status is like a consolation price.

    I wish you a wonderful week end and a very happy Christmas and a New Year 2012.

    Viswa
     

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