quick travel question. Got my US passport recently and have to travel to India. I was told I have to renounce my Indian passport and apply for Indian visa or PiO card .. haven’t done that yet! CONTD..

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OP- how long did the citizenship process take? I am planning to start now, hence curious

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You can actually apply for an e-visa online and it takes 4 days.
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html
Renunciation is a must. Not sure how that affects a visa application

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OP, you do realize you’re the lucky one

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Need to go to India next week urgently... family emergency. What should I do? Any experience here?

Reach out to consulate. They may be able to issue you an expedited visa.

E-visa is your best bet. Go to an Indian embassy and make your case.

The first time you go, they won’t bother you other than to say that you must return and give back the Indian passport - at least in New Delhi.

You will still need a visa

E visa, 48 hours

Thank you folks.. on it!

Eventually apply for an OCI (overseas citizen of India) card. It’s a lifetime visa essentially

S1, it’s 3 months at max ( personal exp). Extremely easy

I started on H1B .. green card took 7 years 🙄and then another ~5 for citizenship. It took forever ..

Citizenship is taking ~18 months in some jurisdictions.

OP how long did your N-400 take to get processed? How was the interview

@A1.. interview etc was easy. Once you become eligible and apply it moves quickly

Thanks OP. How long to get it approved from the time of N400 submission?

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