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AddressParwati - houses Nr. 38/39
Father Agnelo Road
Goa 403001
Phonelocal: (0832) 242.1524
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Remie -> Sebastiao
Sat, 4 Jul 2015 20:46 EDT
Enquiry regarding cartao de cidadao
Dear Sebastiao

No you have to surrender your Indian passport only when you have your Portuguese passport in Hand. You need the surrender certificate when you apply for OCI

Once you get your Cartao and Portuguese passport you then surrender your Indian passport, cancel your election card, cancel your name on ration card and show these proof at the FRRO office in Panaji, only then they will be issued a 6 months Visa with which you can stay for 6 months, if you want to stay longer then you have to either extend it or you can apply for OCI in India.

You have to surrender your Indian passport at the passport office the moment you get your Portuguese passport in hand as this surrender proof is require to get a 6 months stay visa from the FRRO as mentioned above. With an OCI you can stay in India for ever.

Here is a brief process of what you should do once you get your Portuguese passport in hand.

1) You will needs to take two appointments one to surrender your Indian Passport and the other
to get a Temporary 6 Months Exit Visa at the FRRO in Panjim, both of these appointments are taken online. Now if more than 15days have passed between the issue date of the Portuguese passport and the date you make the appointments (not to be mistaken with the actual dates of the appointment which could be any dates) you will be liable for a Rs: 4000 fine. But you need the Portuguese passport in hand to make these appointments... so simply put it as ....

if you does not receive your Passport within 15 days of the issue date of the passport you will HAVE to pay the fine. This is stupid but that's the way Indian bureaucracy is.

2) Visit the passport office on the day of the appointment and get the Indian passport
canceled... they will issue her a Passport surrender letter.

3) Meanwhile you could start the process to cancel your name on the ration card and cancel
your election card in your municipality/panchayat

4) Once you has the Ration card and election card cancellation letters or confirmation... you
can then visit FRRO to register as a foreigner and they will issue you a 180 days exit Visa,
after they make sure you are cleared by your local Police station and the CID Branch.

5) Once you gets this visa you could then either extend it when its about to expire of apply for OCI to continue to stay in India...OCI take 45 days to be processed.

Just for your conformation.... and if you need our help, we do assist people in completing this whole process in Goa.

Hope this helps and if you have any queries you can get in touch with me... my phone number in the UK is given below..

Best Regards

Remie Jose Antao
00447921091792 (Whatsapp and IMO)
Remie -> Raju
Sat, 4 Jul 2015 20:30 EDT
minor son birth registration process
Dear Raju

You wrote that your birth has been registered in Portugal, if that's the case and you want your children to have Portuguese passport, then you will have to register your marriage in Portugal as well.

I don't know what you plans are after you get your Portuguese passport but if you migrate to anywhere in Europe, you can take your wife sand kids on a family dependent visa on Indian passport and WITHOUT making their Portuguese.

Hope this information helps

Best Regards

Remie Jose Antao
Remie -> Pranoy
Sat, 4 Jul 2015 20:24 EDT
Dear Pranoy

Sorry to say this but it is highly unlikely that you will get any help about that person here. Also no country will ever give out any personal information about its citizens unless and if wanted in a civil/criminal court and is requested my legal means.

Sorry once again could not be of much help

Best Regards

Remie Jose Antao
Remie -> Ankit
Sat, 4 Jul 2015 20:20 EDT
Regarding Assento
Dear Ankit

You wrote that your were born in 1992 and your parents did not register your birth then, and you only registered your birth in 2015 I assume or is it 2014?. According to me it will be really tough to register your birth.

If its possible to register your birth then it will be possible for anybody to register their (take a new identity) birth with favorable name(s).

In my opinion the best suggestion is go to The Portuguese consulate in Goa and ask what they have to say.

Best Regards

Remie Jose Antao
Antony Rodigues
Sat, 4 Jul 2015 04:50 EDT
Want to apply Portuguese
I have my fathers Birth Teor, My Grandmothers Birth Teor, Hers Marriage Certificate, Hers Parents Marriage Certificate(1917.IS this enough.
Fri, 3 Jul 2015 14:57 EDT
enquiry regarding cartao de cidadao

I have registered my birth in Portugal and have the Assento de Nascimento with me. Now I want to apply for the Cartao de cidadao at the portuguese consulate in goa.

I had a few queries regarding the same. I would be thankful if they could be sorted out.

1. Do I have to surrender my Indian Passport before / at the time of applying for the Cartao de cidadao? Do they need the surrender certificate?

2. Once I get the cartao I am supposed to be a Portuguese citzen, so how do I stay in Goa? what are the procedures required that will enable me to stay inGoa until I get the OCI?

3. When do I have to surrender the Indian Passport? at the time of applying for the OCI?

Any help will be appreciated as I wont be leaving goa and need to stay here only even as a Portuguese citizen.

thank you.
Remie.-> Sandra
Fri, 3 Jul 2015 04:10 EDT
Schengen visa
Dear Sandra

You could apply for a Schengen Visa either form UAE or India. All i know is when you apply from a 3rd world country, they do a lot of checks and lot more documents are required.

One of the most important doc is a Leave grant letter from you company stating that you have been granted a holiday leave for that period.

If you are applying from UAE you need to show your valid Visa of UAE, but when you apply from India simply passport is enough.

Hope this info was helpful

Best Regards

Remie Jose Antao
Fri, 3 Jul 2015 02:50 EDT
minor son birth registration process
I have two son both minor one 12 yrs another 7 yrs and I have bi but both birth son birth in gujarat I have not marriage casamento can I register both without cassmento
Pranoy Naik
Fri, 3 Jul 2015 02:11 EDT
I am trying find out one Mr. Maximiano Donoto Zuzarte Boccarro, originally from St.Cruz, Goa who has renounced indian citizenship and has acquired portuguese citizenship, and is presently residing in Portugal can be traced in any manner using visa/passport information. The same is required in Court matter. Can anybody help me?
Thu, 2 Jul 2015 03:15 EDT
regarding Assento
Dear sir, at the time of born (after 1961) is at 1992. my parents are forget to register my birth in mucipalty . So i just registered my birth. Umm my question is "is m i eligible for portuguese nationality ? ". I mean is there any problem to get it. With that i mentioned you that my mother's mother is already in london...plzz inform me... properly

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