Unmarried certificate identifies single status of an NRI. It is essential for marrying and studying abroad. Its form is available on the India embassy website. The applicant can get it in person as well. Unmarried certificate affidavit, application form, photocopy of passport, residential address and decree absolute (if divorcee) are required.
Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is a police verified proof declaring no criminal history of the applicant. Police Commissioner and Consulate hold its issuance authority. It is issued for job and emigration purposes. OCIs, PIOs and Indian citizens are eligible to apply for it. 4 recent photographs, 3 application forms, notarized copy of the passport, Form U & Form J are submitted for it. Its processing consumes 7 days & 21 days for emigration and employment purposes respectively. It can be applied online as well offline. For it, registration is must and it is done on the police’ official website. Debit card, credit card, postal order and cash are accepted as its payment mode. By registration, the applicant will get authority to log in for accessing PCC form. Its form will require authentic details of the applicant, including name, address, email address, contact number and passport number etc.
Certificate of no marriage (CENOMAR) states the status of an NRI as ‘single’. It provides immunity from legality in any country and eligibility to marry abroad. The application form of it is downloaded from the website of Indian embassy. Scanned documents, like applicant’s ID, address and birth proof and affidavit, are sent for MEA attestation. It’s a legal document that proves one’s legal capacity of marriage (CENOMAR). You can’t tie a knot in certain countries, like Manila, Philippines, US, UK, Indonesia, Malaysia and so on, without this certificate. It’s an authentic proof of your single status. This is why, it is popularly known as single status certificate. Earlier, I thought it was meant for the bachelors only. But later, its entire story was unfolded to me. Single status does not imply bachelorhood. Rather, it identifies that the applicant’s marital status is single. However, he/she can be married earlier. But later on, divorce can stamp such ones ‘single’ legally. In such circumstances, the applicant should have to show divorce papers.
Why CENOMAR is a mandatory document for wedding in certain countries?
Be it Certificate of No Impediment, Single Statement, No Marital Status Certificate and Negative Statement of Marriage, these are all synonymous.
This legal paper is recognized under Hague Conventions of 1961. This convention was setup for easing the process of completing documentation work of the aspiring migrants. Certain countries are abided by this international pact. India is one of those that favours Apostilled documentation.
Let’s discuss why the foregone certificate is mandatory.
- As it’s a government document, it reveals the factual marital status of an individual.
- It is an outcome of government search which declares that zero marriage record of the applicant.
- In countries, like the US, it needs renewal. This norm of its renewal can be varied from country to country….
Single Status Certificate (CENOMAR) is an essential document for the NRIs who intend to settle abroad after wedding. The governments of certain countries, like Philippines, Indonesia, Canada and Manila etc., ask for it to prove migrants’ legal capacity of marriage. Certain puzzles engulf one’s mind, like what legalities to face, from where to get it, whom to contact, whether to visit foreign consul, what’s its fee and if it expires. Registering and filling its application online are easy now. Visiting the Indian Embassy site abroad provides downloading option. First, download the affidavit. Fill it completely mentioning name, address and DOB etc., scan its copy and sign it. Forward it to the consulate office online. The final step will ask for online transaction of its fee. Paying its requisite fee, the NRI applicant can fix his/her date of appointment with the consul. It is mandatory to face off the officials there for final stamp. The screening will take at least one hour. Thereafter, the certificate is verified and then, sent to the applicant later. It’s the mandatory process.
The attestation of Single Status Certificate and other documents is delegated to signatories in Ministry of External Affairs, Sub-Divisional Magistrate of the state, Commissioner, Magistrate of the court, Deputy Commissioner, Resident Commissioner, Chief Secretary, Joint Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Director or Deputy Director.
Pan Card is used for filing income tax returns, payment of direct taxes and universal identification, etc. Now as per budget 2016, for NRIs pan card is not mandatory for filing returns but according to Section 206AA of Income Tax Act it will be useful in enoying tax benefits. For making it, you need to submit Form 49AA for NRIs and Form 49 A for others with annexed copy of your identity and address proof. After that, you need to pay a nominal fee as its making charges under defined payment mode. There are so many things that you need to keep in mind while you are applying for this card, like using black ink, avoiding overwriting, making corrections and stapling the snaps, etc..
How Nris Can Get Passport Without Birth Certificate
Most out of NRI community confront problem in passport-making. Lacking birth certificate can pose as a challenge since it is mandatory for it. Individuals born before 26th January 1989 are exempted from this norm. They can submit their recognized school certificate. It should have his/her date of birth scripted clearly. Alternatively, an affidavit ANNEXURE ‘A’ can also be submitted to the Municipal Corporation. Thereafter, birth certificate is issued within 30 days. Those born after this date must have to submit certificate of birth only. The law shows no leniency in this norm. Having submitted it, you become eligible for getting passport from the consular office.
Legal solutions for NRIs are difficult to track but not impossible. Mostly, they catch up in two kinds of legal problems. The very first is related to property purchase and inheritance. And the second is connected to finance. Since amendments are the yearly routine work of the government, so it is compulsory to stay alarmed and updated. As ownership of the property is categorized into two subheadings owned and rental, the legal solution for these is covered in this info graphic.
Investing in property is not as easy as a walk in the park. An NRI faces alike problems as an indigenous one. But hiring a veteran real estate consultant with good repo can solve most of his problems. Hiring any consultant of the housing sector may leave you puzzled. But a professional consultant can win half of the battle of property investment for you. However, he should have honesty, sugary tongue and self-driven personality. But these traits are not enough. The Indian diaspora abroad should look an acknowledged one. That consultant should have map of localities and market scanned in his mind. Built up connections with MCD, real estate companies, appraiser and other housing departments would be appreciable if the real estate consultant has these. He should be excellent in pursuing the buyers and sellers of property. Negotiation abilities will be in his blood. His utmost good faith among the property buyer and seller community can help the buyer as well as the seller of the property. As a middle man, he should look after buyers and sellers’ requirement carefully. Paperwork is the most burdensome task to battle with. He should be well versed with it. Acting as a legal advisor, he should have every detail regarding home loan, other property documentation and its taxation policies. Mostly NRIs think about what taxation policies regarding property should be executed. They don’t of have idea of the recent amendments and the prevalent laws. Most of the worries about receivable payment hover over the mind of the seller. And the buyer falls in between the dilemma whether he would get the charge of the property within the said timeframe or not. The real estate consultant sorts all these problems himself. If he possesses all these qualities, the migrant can take a sigh of relief during property investment.