Life of a Father Currently in the Hands of the U.S. Consulate of Delhi, India

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DISCLAIMER: THE BHARARA FAMILY IS NOT LOOKING FOR MONETARY DONATIONS AND ANY DONATIONS PROCESSED THROUGH CHANGE.ORG GO TO CHANGE.ORG DIRECTLY, NOT THE BHARARA FAMILY.

Gurvinder Singh Bharara is 56 years old and lives in Torrington, Connecticut. He has been a citizen of the United States for 25 years. He is a loving husband and father of two children, Emreen Kaur Bharara, 20, and Ashiespal Singh Bharara, 18. Gurvinder has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus for about twenty years. Over the past year, due to the nature of the disease, his kidneys have needed to work exponentially harder in order to meet the demands of his body. According to Gurvinder’s doctors, he is in dire need of a kidney transplant. 

Gurvinder’s nephew, Gursimran Singh Bharara, is a medically declared match and willing to donate his kidney. Gurvinder’s entire transplant team, including his doctors and advisors, has validated the need for Gurvinder’s surgery and support Gursimran as a donor. This evidence has been submitted to your office with Gursimran’s visa application. Gursimran has applied for a B2 Medical Emergency visa numerous times, but the requests have been denied repeatedly. The United States Consulate Office in New Delhi, India seems to believe that Gursimran will not return to India following his kidney donation even though he has extensive ties to his home country. Gursimran is a husband and father of two young children, one of whom is just two months old, whom he supports in his home in India. He is also the co-owner of a successful family furniture business and is one of the main providers for his retired parents. Gursimran would promptly return home after recovering from the kidney transplant procedure. Furthermore, any medical costs related to the transplant procedures would be covered by Gurvinder’s family and their insurance—costs that they have the financial resources to cover, as evidenced by the supporting documents that have been sent to the office of the U.S Embassy in Delhi earlier this year. Essentially, it must be noted that Gursimran would not be a public charge to the United States of America.


Gurvinder Singh Bharara is a proud American citizen, the owner of a small business, and an integral community member in his hometown, Torrington, CT, and place of worship, Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar. Locally, Gurvinder is well known for donating to the Forbes Flyers Jump Rope Team, Torrington Public School System, Torrington High School Marching Band, as well as creating employment opportunities for residents of the town. Gurvinder also dedicates a lot of his time to Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar by acting as a community leader, encouraging youth involvement, and facilitating numerous religious events throughout the year.

Gurvinder has had an incredible impact on his family and community and is cherished by everyone who meets him. This is evidenced by the number of community members that have stepped forward to see if they could be a donor match for Gurvinder. Gursimran has already completed the testing process, so he is the most viable donor at the moment. A denial of Gursimran’s visa application will have devastating consequences for Gurvinder, his family, his community, as well as others. By denying Gursimran’s visa, you are not only affecting Gurvinder but a multitude of people. Since this is a medical emergency and, meaning this is a time-sensitive matter, I humbly request that you do everything in your power to expedite the visa approval of Gursimran. In doing so, you will save Gurvinder’s life.