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Old Aug 30th 2012, 4:37 pm   #1
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Ive searched through the threads in the Indian forum and cant see anything that answers my question. I am UK resident and almost 2 years ago I started a relationship with an Indian girl who was over here as a student. she is now on a post graduate Visa which is due to end at the end of this year.we had intended applying for a visa for her to stay as my partner as by the time the application comes round we will have been living together for 2 years. however events have taken a turn and we are now considering that I move back to India with her and I was curious as to what documents, visas etc I would need to move and hopefully begin to work in India. if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi,
Ive searched through the threads in the Indian forum and cant see anything that answers my question. I am UK resident and almost 2 years ago I started a relationship with an Indian girl who was over here as a student. she is now on a post graduate Visa which is due to end at the end of this year.we had intended applying for a visa for her to stay as my partner as by the time the application comes round we will have been living together for 2 years. however events have taken a turn and we are now considering that I move back to India with her and I was curious as to what documents, visas etc I would need to move and hopefully begin to work in India. if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
Before answering: two essential questions.
Are you of Indian origin yourself?
By "partner" I assume you are not married, is this so?
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Old Aug 30th 2012, 5:30 pm   #3
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yes I am born in the uk and hold a uk passport. my girlfriend is indian born and holds a indian passport and we are noot married but we have co habited for coming upto 2 years now
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yes I am born in the uk and hold a uk passport. my girlfriend is indian born and holds a indian passport and we are noot married but we have co habited for coming upto 2 years now
India does not recognise the situation of 'partnership', so unless you have some Indian ancestor yourself you will only be able to get the usual tourist visa, 6 months generally (with 2 months out of India between visits).
You could get an employment visa if you are offered a job, by an Indian Company and it is accepted that you are needed. You would have to come back to UK to apply for this.

Basic info on this link.
http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/
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what would be the case if me and my partner were married?
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what would be the case if me and my partner were married?
Then as a spouse you would be eligible for an Entry (X) visa up to 5 years without the 'time-out rule'.
It is explained on the link.

As your partner is an Indian citizen I don't know whether there is any time lag after marriage in getting the visa. My personal experience is of Indian origin people living in UK.
Others may know.

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okay.....well its answered my questions anyway....just have to decide what to do??? thanks for your help
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Hi Scott

Welcome to BE and the India and Goa forums.
As Bipat says, I doubt that you will get chance to live in India unless you marry your young lady or get a job there.
That way you can apply for a PIO card - which means Person of Indian Origin.
There is a chap on the Goa forum called LeeGrand who has just gone through this process recently having married an Indian lady - I am sure if you contact him by pm he would be able to offer you some advice.

In the meantime all the best to you

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