Since writing the first post of our FRO/FRRO experiences after returning to India, I haven’t written anything at all on the topic and neither have I answered any of the queries in the comments. The reason is that I hadn’t done anything at all about the whole FRO/FRRO business since that day in Jun of ‘07 when I had gone to the FRO’s office in Bangalore. The FRO’s office had clearly said how we needed to get our kids registered. And the registration process was requiring all of us to go to the FRO’s office on a working day. It just wasn’t likely to happen. So, I left it at that.
But, it so happened that when my husband was returning to India a couple of weeks ago, he noticed what the immigration form that was given in flight had to say. Apparently it says ‘No FRO/FRRO registration required for kids under 16 years of age’! I wish I had an image of the form so that I could have uploaded it here. Unfortunately I do not. If you are reading this, and have seen something to that effect on the immigration form, please do share it in the comments. Will be of use to a lot of people. What bothers me is that if the immigration form clearly states that, why was I asked to get our kids registered at the FRO’s office?
All your comments/inputs are very welcome, as always.