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India: Circumstances under which a visa to return to India would be refused to anybody holding a valid identity certificate; terms and conditions, or other restrictions, for such visas; procedures for obtaining one in Canada or the United States

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 19 December 2003
Citation / Document Symbol IND41947.E
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Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, India: Circumstances under which a visa to return to India would be refused to anybody holding a valid identity certificate; terms and conditions, or other restrictions, for such visas; procedures for obtaining one in Canada or the United States , 19 December 2003, IND41947.E , available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/403dd1f90.html [accessed 18 December 2017]
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No information on the circumstances under which a visa to return to India would be refused to anybody holding a valid identity certificate and the terms and conditions, or other restrictions, for such visas could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

Please consult the attached "General Information on Visas" taken from the Website of the High Commission of India, in Ottawa, which explains the procedures for obtaining a visa to India in Canada.

Please consult the attached "Guidelines for Visa Applicants" taken from the Website of the Embassy of India, in Washington D.C., for information on the procedures for obtaining a visa to India in the United States.

Also, please refer to ZZZ36499.E of 28 February 2001 for information on the travel restrictions attached to identity certificates and ZZZ32810.E of 13 September 1999 for information from the United States Department of State on Tibetans in India.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Attachments

Embassy of India, Washington, D.C. n.d. "Guidelines for Visa Applicants." [Accessed 18 Dec. 2003] (9 pages)

High Commission of India, Ottawa. n.d. "General Information on Visas." [Accessed 18 Dec. 2003] (4 pages)

Sources Consulted

IRB Databases

While willing to assist, the High Commission of India, in Ottawa, was unable to obtain the necessary information from the home country.

Internet sites, including:

Embassy of India, Washington, D.C.

High Commission of India, Ottawa

World Tibet Network

Copyright notice: This document is published with the permission of the copyright holder and producer Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). The original version of this document may be found on the offical website of the IRB at http://www.irb-cisr.gc.ca/en/. Documents earlier than 2003 may be found only on Refworld.

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