Ask India to End Origin based Discrimination of Visa Applicants
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White House Liason US Department of State
Steven Diminuco
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Uzma Bashir
Consular Affairs
US Embassy India
American Citizen Services
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Public Affairs
US Consulate Hyderabad India
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Noel Clay
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Ms Zanelotti
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Public Affairs
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Farah Pandith
Amnesty International
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Robert Blake
Secretary Of Commerce
John E Bryson
Kim Richter
Foreign Relation Secretary/Ministers for US/UK/Canada
John Kerry, William Hague, Chris Alexander
High Commissioner To India
Julian Evans
Minister CIC Canada
Chris Alexander
FCO Minister UK
William Hague
US Department of State
Consular Affairs (US Department of State)
President Barack Obama
Rep. Nancy Pelosi

Ask India to End Origin based Discrimination of Visa Applicants

    1. Equality For All
    2. Petition by

      Equality For All

      US Canada, United Kingdom

Dear Supporter

 Imagine if you go apply for a visa at some embassy for tourism or Business and you are told that all citizens can apply on their passport for a visa, except citizens of your Origin ,Jewish/African/Asian or any else.They should apply on the passport of country of their ORIGIN. Would you not feel the overwhelming discrimination that embassy is advocating?

Discrimination is something that affects us even when we are not the target. Discrimination in any form should not be accepted especially when it attempts to divide a nation based on its citizen's origin.

India is a democratic country but it is openly discriminating against Citizens and Businesses of UK/US/Canada and many other EU Nations on basis of their Origin when they apply for a India visa.  India sets visa rules differently for our citizens based on their origin which affectively strips some of our citizens of their right to travel as a citizen, on their Passport just because of their origin. 

Please help by signing this petition and asking our Government to raise this issue strongly with Government of India and ask them to treat our citizens uniformly when it comes to Visa applications, not differentiating or discriminating among them just because of their Origin.


Thank you

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. India visa application new rules coming soon: cross fingers

      Equality For All
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Supporters
      India is rolling out some new visa application procedures in upcoming weeks, let us hope they eliminate this discrimination and all USC are allowed to apply on their US passport for a India visa regardless of their origin.
      Please keep spreading the word and get as many supporters on board as possible to stand against Discrimination based on Origin. Thank you

    3. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jon Zubair MORRIS PLAINS, NJ
      • 28 days ago

      I hold US passport but still unable to get Visa as normal since I was born in Pakistan.

    • Pranay Jain INDIA
      • 7 months ago

      I like to believe we should live in free world which is free from all forms of discrimination of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability or orgin of country

    • Tanvir Hussain OAKLAND, CA
      • 8 months ago

      I have been unable to get an Indian visa because of my origin. I was unable to see my sick mother-in-law because I could not get a visa. Please be more lenient on visa restrictions. I traveled to India several times to see my family. My wife is an Indian national. Please help. Thank you.

    • sharon davies PATCHWAY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      we have travelled many times to Goa and have spent a lot of money to help tourism. We wil travel elsewhere in future if things dont change.

      • about 1 year ago

      It took 5 months for a friend of mine from North East India to get his passport. They had to check that he was Indian!!! I can't imagine how long it will take to get a visa...


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