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This post (on OCI/Dual citizenship/Overseas citizen's extra fee plus a new sticker in case of acquiring a 'new foreign passport by senior NRIS's as well junior NRI's), aims to alert the NRIS' who may have not read the following:Very important and least publicized (a renewal fee and a sticker for life long-visa holders, i.e., if you are below 20 and above 50 years of age). There was no such fee (to get a sticker) until the year 2008--see the CGIToronto Website.
"Anger builds: Livid at Overseas Citizen of India regulations, community plans protests," George Joseph India Abroad April 19, 2013 -- The much vaunted OCI Card!!! [includes a picture of Participants at meetings on OCI card issues in Bergen County, New Jersey, and Philadelphia]; + Sanjay Puri's 'The Diaspora has been the victim,' India Abroad April 19, 2013.
Facebook has a tragic story (Is this the way India wants to treat its Overseas Citizens??Connecticut/Ahmedabad, 20 March, 2011) of a Gujarati Janak Parekh's family not being allowed to enter India, because they didn't follow the rule (new sticker with new fee, for new foreign passport).
Note: How much the family must have had to face the problem given the fact they were with those under the age of 20, as well. (a petition needs to be comprehensive, then the one given below just for the kids).
Other experiences (an OCI is entitled to life-long-visa free travel to India, but you must read the fine print, anyways to know what OIC is-and is-not):
"Incidentally, I got my OCI after age 50 and have traveled to India with a new passport and my old passport that has the OCI U Visa stamp on it, without any problems. The immigration staff are well aware of the rules, on arrival at the airport when I presented my new passport that did not have the OCI visa stamped on it, I was politely asked for the passport that had the OCI visa, I showed the immigration officer my old passport with the OCI U Visa stamp and did not encounter any problems." Nriinformation.com
"I know it was my mistake for not taking my old passport with the visa sticker with me and I will never make the same mistake again; the main purpose of my mail was to warn my friends not to make the same mistake that I made. " Denied Entry with OCI Card
OCI card holders affected by new rules – Indian families facing ... immigrationvoice.org
Grievance related to reissuance of OCI's issued to children of Indian passport holding parents. Petition
OCI – Overseas Citizen of India follies
I. In case of issuance of new foreign passport
OCI registration certificate and 'U' visa sticker carry the passport number of the registered OCI. Accordingly, each time a new passport is issued to an OCI holder; it has to be captured on the registration certificate and visa. This would require re-issuance of OCI registration certificate and visa each time a new foreign passport is issued in the following cases.
Documents to be submitted to the Consulate General:
- Up to the completion of 20 years of age, OCI documents have to be re-issued each time a new passport is issued to the holder.
- Between 21-50 years of age, there is no need to seek re-issuance of OCI documents each time a new passport is issued. However, if the applicant desires, he/she may avail the service for re-issuance of OCI documents.
- After the completion of 50 years of age, OCI documents have to be re-issued once after issuance of a new passport
- In case of issuance of new foreign passport:
(i) OCI Registration Certificate and Canadian Passport(s) [old and new], in original.
(ii)In case of minor children, parents Indian and Canadian passports along with Record of Landing
(iii) Copy of existing OCI registration certificate and U visa pasted on existing foreign passport.
(iv) One set of print out of the form, duly filled in, and signed. The applicant must affix one colour photo [51 mm x 51 mm] on form Aand sign in the signature box.
(v) Copy of new and old Canadian passports
(vi) Fees through Bank Draft/Money Order.
(a) CAN$ 28.00 for re-issuance of OCI documents in case of issuance of new foreign passport, change of personal particulars, wrong filing of particulars.
(b) CAN$ 103.00 for issuance of duplicate OCI documents in case of loss/damage of old OCI /Foreign passport carrying OCI Visa sticker.
(c) In respect of the service for change of address/occupation, no hard copy of the application shall be submitted to the Indian Mission/Post/Office. Accordingly, the issue of Enclosures and Payment of fee does not arise. Continue reading all Consulate General details + Google: on fee, sticker "new foreign passport"
"Overall Canadian pop culture indeed seems to be a reflection of American popular culture, and while I understand the desire to establish our own identity, I don’t think it’s that big a deal if we have music, television, movies, books, magazines etc from other countries." Eh! Canadian Pop Culture Blog
"The fundamentals aren't changing because the new mainstream is a different colour. It's changing because the new mainstream is fundamentally different in every way - culture, conservatism, language, religion, cultural habits around money (saving it and spending it) and cultural habits around food. And the most fundamental thing about advertising/marketing is that it is about how people work. This is not an old "us" vs. a new "them". This is just a new "us." One of the cool things about Canadian immigrants is that they want to be Canadian and they are proud to be Canadian, but they also discover very early that it is really difficult to define what "Canadian" is. Ultimately however, they come to realize in a single, empowering, incredibly Canadian moment that being Canadian is... being themselves." Everything it’s cracking up to be.
"At the high end of the skills spectrum, a different proposition is at work, as seen at RBC. High-tech jobs are shipped overseas or contracted to a Canadian company that gets the job done overseas. Costs go down, profits go up and up, as do CEO compensations (in RBC’s case, $7.5 billion last year and Gord Nixon’s package, $12.6 million).Now we know what was meant by business “competitiveness,” “flexibility,” “nimbleness,” etc." Stop importing temporary workers into Canada: Siddiqui, Toronto Star
Extract:On the same shelf:
- First Impression
- Resume Sections
- Career Goal
- Writing Style -- continue reading
"In Canada, a major analysis of national statistics found that skin colour, not religion, affected the ability to integrate, and that Muslims are no less (and sometimes slightly more) able to integrate economically and socially other than people of the same race." p(. 75)The Myth of the Muslim Tide: Do Immigrants Threaten the West? by Doug Saunders
Book DescriptionWhat others say:
From the author of prize-winning Arrival City, a controversial and long-overdue rejoinder to the excessive fears of an Islamic threat that have spread throughout America and Europe and threaten our basic values.
Since September 11, 2001, a growing chorus has warned that Western society and values are at risk of being overrun by a tide of Islamic immigrants. These sentiments reached their most extreme expression in July 2011, with Anders Breivik’s shooting spree in Norway. Breivik left behind a 1500 page manifesto denouncing the impact of Islam on the West, which showed how his thinking had been shaped by anti-immigrant writings that had appeared widely in books and respectable publications. In The Myth of the Muslim Tide, Doug Saunders offers a brave challenge to these ideas, debunking popular misconceptions about Muslims and their effect on the communities in which they live. He demonstrates how modern Islamophobia echoes historical responses to earlier immigrant groups, especially Jews and Catholics. Above all, he provides a set of concrete proposals to help absorb these newcomers and make immigration work. The most important trend of the twenty-first century will be a massive global migration to cities and across international borders. Rather than responding to our new religious-minority neighbours with fear and resentment, this book shows us how we can make this change work to our advantage.
Table of Contents
About Doug SaundersDoug Saunders is a Canadian-British author and journalist. He is the author of the book Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World (2011) and the London-based European bureau chief for The Globe and Mail. He writes a weekly column devoted to the larger themes and intellectual concepts behind international news, and has won the National Newspaper Award, Canada’s counterpart to the Pulitzer Prize, on four occasions.
Muslims --Western countries.On the same shelf:
Islamophobia --Western countries.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
Extract: "Not everyone will agree with all these items being on the list. Some will justify handouts to companies and sports teams as necessary to “promote economic activity,” or they’ll say a camping program for new immigrants was a nice thing to do." continue reading: Maclean'sA note about the Gold paved streets is relevant here:
"I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, found out three things:On the same shelf:
First, the streets weren't paved with gold;
second, they weren't paved at all:
and third, I was expected to pave them." source
See also: Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Source: The Huddled Masses Myth: Immigration And Civil Rights, Kevin Johnson
As far as Canadian immigrant is concerned, the story and the statement is much the same. Any professional who comes to Canada is told that he / she needs 'local experience,' (aka, you have to pave them with gold)... More here: In Search of Gold Paved Streets: Greek Immigrant Labor in the Far West, 1900-1920 (Immigrant Communities and Ethnic Minorities in the United States and Canada) by Louis James Cononelos