Fix your visa, pio & OCI services
  • Petitioned Nirupama Rao

This petition was delivered to:

Ambassador, Indian Embassy, Washington D.C.
Nirupama Rao

Fix your visa, pio & OCI services

    1. Anonymous India
    2. Petition by

      Anonymous India

      DC

Thousands of people seeking to visit India are facing traumatic experience getting VISA/PIO/OCI service. The outsourcing agency selected by the embassy is grossly incompetent and so are the embassy processes & procedures. Fix your visa, pio & oci services.

To:
Nirupama Rao, Ambassador, Indian Embassy, Washington D.C.
Fix your visa, pio & OCI services

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Reached 100 signatures.

      Anonymous India
      Petition Organizer

      Please forward this petition to as many friends as possible. Please stay tuned for an important next step in this endeavor. Thank you all for coming together to seek change on this important topic.

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. It is not only inefficient and frustrating, it is actually deplorable.

      Anonymous India
      Petition Organizer
      BLS India USA

      22 Reviews of BLS India USA "I submitted application for Indian Visa at the San Francisco center by post on July 2nd overnight courier. I had included overnight express mail for getting the passport back. The summary of events is as follows: July...

    5. My (mostly) positive visa experience with BLS International

      Anonymous India
      Petition Organizer
      Indian Embassy, Washington DC: Fix your visa, pio & OCI services

      Thousands of people seeking to visit India are facing traumatic experience getting VISA/PIO/OCI service. The outsourcing agency selected by the...

    6. India Visa

      Anonymous India
      Petition Organizer
      India Visa - India Message Board - TripAdvisor

      Hi, Just checking to see if anyone has tried to get a visa to India using BLS in D.C since Travisa is no longer in business? Thanks

    7. INDIA VISA PROCESS – A JOURNEY INTO HELL

      Anonymous India
      Petition Organizer
      India Visa Process - A journey into Hell

      I'm writing this because I'm tired of putting up with the low standards of systems and process at BLS. Learn from my experience and spare yourself the hassles. Learn from my experience I applied on July 2nd with the need for an Indian Business Visa for myself, and a tourist Visa for my wife.

    8. BLS INTERNATIONAL TO ACCEPT INDIA APPLICATIONS FROM NOW ON

      Anonymous India
      Petition Organizer
      BLS Begins Visa Operations, Some Initial Difficulties Faced

      BLS International Services has begun providing Visa/OCI/PIO and Renunciation Services with effect from July 1, according to the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Accordingly, BLS has commenced operations from Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco (all locations of the embas

    9. BLS Begins Visa Operations, Some Initial Difficulties Faced

      Anonymous India
      Petition Organizer
      BLS Begins Visa Operations, Some Initial Difficulties Faced

      BLS International Services has begun providing Visa/OCI/PIO and Renunciation Services with effect from July 1, according to the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Accordingly, BLS has commenced operations from Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco (all locations of the embas

    10. Readers Respond: Have You Experienced any Issues With Your Indian Visa?

      Anonymous India
      Petition Organizer
      Readers Respond: Have You Experienced any Issues With Your Indian Visa?

      Obtaining an Indian tourist visa and making multiple trips to India, or staying there for extended periods of time, has recently become more difficult. Have the new visa regulations affected you in any way? Let other readers know about it here. (Please note, do not ask for advice about Indian visas here.

    11. Message from BLS International

      Anonymous India
      Petition Organizer

      Hi Anonymous,

      Ramit Grover sent you a private message on Change.org.

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      How can we help you

      Dear Anonymous India,

      BLS International Services Limited is always there to serve the interests of travelers wishing to come to India for any purpose. Kindly revert back with details of your application submitted at our office & we will be glad to assist you in any manner required.

      We hope you will understand that since this is the transition period, some teething troubles do occur. We hope you will revert back immediately with your true identity, details of passport, details of application submitted at the following email address.

      corporatecommunications@blsinternational.com

      Best Regards,

      Ramit Grover

    12. Reached 50 signatures
    13. BLS India USA San Francisco

      Anonymous India
      Petition Organizer
      BLS India USA

      16 Reviews of BLS India USA "I submitted application for Indian Visa at the San Francisco center by post on July 2nd overnight courier. I had included overnight express mail for getting the passport back. The summary of events is as follows: July...

    14. Reached 25 signatures
    15. Indian tourist visa in Toronto via BLS - TERRIBLE

      Anonymous India
      Petition Organizer
      Indian tourist visa in Toronto via BLS - TERRIBLE

      Indian tourist visa in Toronto via BLS - TERRIBLE Applied 3 weeks ago and still haven't received my tourist visa from BLS. I knew ahead of time that it would take some time but be warned that BLS is incredibly inefficient and dishonest: BLS said visa processing time would be 3-5 days.

    16. BLS Indian Passport Service - Terrible

      Anonymous India
      Petition Organizer
      BLS Indian Passport Service New York

      Hi I have booked an appointment using new BLS service (http://www.blsindia-usa.com/index.php) for my child for Day1. However, After scheduling an appointment

    17. India Visa Beware- BLS International so far a disaster!

      Anonymous India
      Petition Organizer
      Changes in Indian Visa Outsourcing. Problems Ahead?

      Yesterday, I wrote about the forthcoming closure of VFS India Passport & Visa Services in Bangkok, and the mystery of which organization would be responsible for visa processing in the future. After getting feedback from readers and doing some research, it seems that major changes are underway in the outsourcing of Indian visa processing -- not just in Bangkok but worldwide.

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    • mukesh gupta GRANADA HILLS, CA
      • 3 months ago

      The visa issuance system is a BIG MESS and an insult to all Indians.

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    • Mitchell Winkie LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 4 months ago

      I honestly think I have PTSD from how difficult it was to get a visa. It is perhaps the most poorly run system I have ever experienced--and I feel bad for the people who work there. They're probably nice people, they're just stuck with a broken set of rules, not enough training, and not enough manpower. The fact that Americans need a visa to go to India is ridiculous, in my opinion, but I understand if that can't change. At least the process can be easier.

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    • Sameer Dave MORRISVILLE, NC
      • 4 months ago

      I have been waiting since 6 months for my family's OCI. Till date they have no idea as where my application is. The companies changed, and they lost all documents. But they did cash out the money orders!!

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    • Sumitra Sinha HOLMDEL, NJ
      • 4 months ago

      I want to visit my parents in India. I need to use a flexible and efficient process to renew the Indian Tourist visa for 10 years .This whole Travisa thing seems a scam to me. They are asking me to reapply with additional visa fees when I just paid $300 for visa application. I got only 1 month worth tourist visa at $300. this is ridiculous.

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    • Achharjit parmar WEST HARTFORD, CT
      • 4 months ago

      I send 3 usa passport to Bls for oci,they are not responding Where my Passports are?

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