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Didn't surrender Indian passport

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Didn't surrender Indian passport

My wife was an Indian citizen and became naturalized in the U.S. at the age of 12 when her parents obtained U.S. citizenship. We are trying to apply for Indian visas on our U.S. passports but she's run into some problems.

Just a few days ago, we opened our mailbox to find that everything she had submitted for her visa application (minus the money order of course) was returned to us by BLS International (the company India outsourced their visa handling to). The only informaiton we have is a small note scribbled on the application that says, "$250 penalty. Didn't cancel Indian passport within 3 years of naturalization." That's all we have to go on. They didn't call, they didn't email, they just mailed it back with a little note and kept our money.

We've called over 20 times and not once have they picked up the phone. It seems ridiculous that we should be penalized because a 12 year old didn't surrender her passport. Does anyone have any suggestions for dealing with BLS or anything else we can do in this situation?

-Thanks

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1. Re: Didn't surrender Indian passport

f.... this is sad. i don't know what to say on these authorities.

look just find as many government and non government mail address linked to this matter.

and mail them all complaining regarding your issue. find out higher authorities and mail them.

Fight them back, ask them how could they just act like cheep telecom company who cuts your talk time for no f reason...

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2. Re: Didn't surrender Indian passport

I would contact the nearest Indian Embassy to get info as I doubt anyone will be able to help you here.

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3. Re: Didn't surrender Indian passport

agree with Chrella, there will be a consulate somewhere in your region

if no luck ask your local politician for help, they love foreign jobs...lol

good luck, i hope your wife gets to see her heritage...

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4. Re: Didn't surrender Indian passport

hmmm even i agree with chrella...

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