7. Apply for OCI/PIO for child born in India to British Citizens

Question: I am a British citizen living in India with a PIO card, i have had a son in India now 8 months old, he has not applied for any passport yet, but i will be applying for a British passport in the next week. i would like to know once he gets his British passport, how soon does he have to apply for a PIO/OCI card? there may be a gap of about 2 weeks from the time he gets his British passport till I apply for his PIO/OCI? your help in this matter will be very much appreciated. Rakesh Nath Answer: You cannot apply for OCI/PIO card before getting an entry visa first for your son. You need to contact the Ministry of Home Affairs, Foreigners Division, Jaisalmer House, 26 Man Singh Road New Delhi as they are the ones who have the authority to issue the first visa from within India. You will need to show them the proper documentation such as birth certificate of your son and other pertinent documents. They will issue the authority letter (normally a sealed letter to the FRRO)and then the FRRO office in the area you reside will do the visa endorsement. Once you get visa for your son, you should be able to apply for OCI/PIO.
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7. Apply for OCI/PIO for child born

in India to British Citizens

Question: I am a British citizen living in India with a PIO card, i have had a son in India now 8 months old, he has not applied for any passport yet, but i will be applying for a British passport in the next week. i would like to know once he gets his British passport, how soon does he have to apply for a PIO/OCI card? there may be a gap of about 2 weeks from the time he gets his British passport till I apply for his PIO/OCI? your help in this matter will be very much appreciated. Rakesh Nath Answer: You cannot apply for OCI/PIO card before getting an entry visa first for your son. You need to contact the Ministry of Home Affairs, Foreigners Division, Jaisalmer House, 26 Man Singh Road New Delhi as they are the ones who have the authority to issue the first visa from within India. You will need to show them the proper documentation such as birth certificate of your son and other pertinent documents. They will issue the authority letter (normally a sealed letter to the FRRO)and then the FRRO office in the area you reside will do the visa endorsement. Once you get visa for your son, you should be able to apply for OCI/PIO.
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