This is my first time here posting, and I just registered today. I have been reading this forums from last year. I like the atmosphere here, and the people are nice, and everyone is here with one thing in mind. PPT with a VISA
I went to India on 1st of Dec 2010, I got married on the 12th of Dec 2010, and I came back to Canada on 16th of Dec 2010 due not able to get time off from work as overlap of vacation time with manager, so I had to sacrifice and so did my wife.
We both have been apart since then, and we talk countless hours on the phone, thanks to Mobilicity for Unlimited India Calling Plan. I know what you all are going through, the wait is just killing us.
After I got here I only had one thing in mind. How to get my wifes passport to be stamped with that shiny VISA.
So far since then here is progress:
Dec-1-2010 - YYZ to BOM
Dec-3-2010 - Arrived at BOM and reach the village
Dec-4 until Dec-11-2010 - Prep for Wedding, Shopping, Lots of thinkgs
Dec-12-2010 - Yes the Big day We are getting married.. and now married.
Dec-13-2010 - Walima
Dec-14-2010 - Lunch and Dinner at my in-laws
Dec-15-2010 - All day travel from village to BOM (airport) late departure
Dec-16-2010 - Arrive at YYZ in the morning (get a ride, go home, and REPORT to WORK
Dec-17-2010 - I seek professional advise from some a consultant, appointment on Saturday.
Dec-18-2010 - I meet, give him everything he asks for...
Dec-19 until Dec-27-2010 - This guy just closes his office on me, and no phone calls..
Dec-28-2010 - Finally I go to his office, Finds him, and guess what...
Dec-28-2010 - He is asking me to get my wifes middle name changed to my name on her passport
Dec-29-2010 - We take steps to do that... lots of things.... he has half the forms completed.
Jan-22-2010 - We get the new passport in our hand, copy of passport will be here in 2 days (someone bringing it)
Jan-24-2010 - I also asked my wife to get a PCC, and we will receive that soon. (few days)
Thats all I have to share, but I will need your advise and help everyone, as you all are far in the battle, and you all have a lot of experience.
I feel a lot better after posting this.
Once u r done with ppc thing ask ur wife to go for medical things
while applying make sure tht u and ur wife has singed all the forms
marriage certificate most important thing
attach as much as u can photographs of urs if possible ur 1st meeting with ur wife,engagement,wedding,reception pics,,,, with this shorter span of ur visit to India i dont think u had enough time for honeymoon,,,, but if u went thn add honeymoon photos,,,hotel bills,and means of transport u have used at tht time,,if u didnt thn give them convincing reason with a brief cover letter
keep records of ur phone calls,,,
if u cant keep records of ur phone calls thn do chat and send e-mails as well to each other,,,,
most important thing is chk ur application forms 2-3 times b4 applying for visa,,,,
and if possible thn use ur lawyer but ask chc to post all document request on ur wifes address,,,delays by any chance are just cant be acceptable as we all suffering
good luck and have speedy visa stamping