Author Jitendra Bhojwani

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Choosing the right school for children : 10 Tips for NRI parents

Though there are many reputed Indian schools in all Gulf countries, there are lot of factors a parent should consider while searching for the ideal school for children. The school should not only offer quality education but should also ensure the all-round personality development by encouraging the children to participate actively in various extracurricular activities. Needless to say, you would also like your child to be connected with his Indian roots. So, there should be a strong emphasis on helping the child grow as an independent citizen who is intellectually proficient, smart, creative and is connected this Indian roots while respecting global culture. Here are a few things to look for: 1. Consider the cost Education is an expensive affair in the Middle East. However you should be able to fix a budget on how much you can afford to spend. Ask yourself if you can afford the tuition fee if your child is accepted…

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ECR and ECNR in Indian Passport : Frequently Asked Questions

There are several terms and rules associated with a passport that seems to be very complex for the masses due to use of abbreviations and varying mandatory requirements. ECR/ECNR in Indian passport is one such issue. As this status can have major implications on employment application, people would generally rely on travel agents for ECR/ECNR issues. However, if you would pay a little attention, you wouldn’t need any external help, can save a serious amount and of course, gain more confidence. So here are important FAQs answered regarding ECR/ECNR. What is Emigration Clearance? Emigration : The act of migrating to another country for employment. In simple words, a person who visits a foreign country for employment purpose is an Emigrant. The Emigration Act 1983 makes it compulsory for specific categories of the Indian passport holders to have Emigration Clearance from POE office (Protector of Emigrants) for going to specific countries. What…

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Guide : How to change your name in Indian passport

The name is the prime identity of an individual, Hence it is of utmost importance on a person’s passport. Change of a name, whether substantial or partial, must therefore be notified to the passport department in order to avoid any future complications while travelling. With the latest rules one does not have to sweat it out in the passport office. You can easily go to the office and follow some simple procedure to get your name changed. In case an individual wishes to change middle name or surname, he/she will have to visit the Passport Seva Kendra (Indian Embassy / Consulate for NRIs aborad) or the official website and apply for a ‘Re-issue’ of Passport. 1. What are the documents required while applying for a name change? Duly filled in miscellaneous application form (available at Embassy / Consulate or download here) Present passport (original) and a photocopy of first 2 and last 2 pages and all…

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Top 7 investment options for NRIs to get high returns in India 2016

India is counted among one of the best markets of the world. With its large numbers of young population and encouraging economy the country offer a variety of investment opportunities for the people. Its favorable investment climate is also attracting NRIs who would like to park their hard earned income in various promising investment schemes to earn a decent revenue over a period of time. Here are 7 different ways in which an NRI can invest in Indian markets: A. Fixed income options – Less Risk, Medium Returns The fixed income options include a variety of investments that offer a fixed return on your investments. These products generally invest in government securities and bonds. The major emphasis is on offering some income benefits while securing your principal. As these schemes are keenly committed to principal security rather than generating revenue, you cannot have many expectations with these schemes. Though most of…

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Guide : How to apply for newborn baby passport in India

Passport is the most important document required for traveling abroad. At one point of time, issuing of a passport was a tedious task and most people would rely on travel agents for the same. The agents’ charges for getting you the newborn baby’s passport were even higher. Thanks to the revolutionary measures and extensive digitalization, it is now much easier to obtain a passport in India. So, here are the steps for obtaining passport for new born baby: Birth Certificate At the time of your baby’s birth, generally, the hospital will give you a form regarding the relevant details that will be sent to government bodies to obtain the birth certificate. So, you don’t have to worry too much about the procedure. However, in some cases you might need to apply yourself: Birth Certification Procedure Obtain registration form by the nearest registrar. Fill it and submit at nearest local authority…