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How to extend tourist visa for Parents

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I am an non-EU(Indian) citizen working in Geneva on L-Permit for last 1.5 years. I have invited my parents here for 90 days on tourist visa. Now, my wife is expecting our first baby which is due early next year. Is it possible to extend the tourist visa for my parents beyond 90 days on this ground? If anybody has experienced or gone through similar situation, please share the same?

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Old 14.09.2009, 23:38
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Re: How to extend tourist visa for Parents

You may get an extension on compassionate grounds. There are no rules on this. It depends how persuasive you are in convincing the migration office.
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Re: How to extend tourist visa for Parents

Hi Goldtop,

Thanks for the response.

In this case whom shall I approach for the visa extension application - The Swiss Embassy in India (Mumbai/Delhi) or the Geneva Canton - Office Cantonal de la Population (OCP)? Do you have any idea about the procedure to apply for the extension?

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Re: How to extend tourist visa for Parents

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Hi Goldtop,

Thanks for the response.

In this case whom shall I approach for the visa extension application - The Swiss Embassy in India (Mumbai/Delhi) or the Geneva Canton - Office Cantonal de la Population (OCP)? Do you have any idea about the procedure to apply for the extension?

Best Regards,

Somnath.
It's a straightforward procedure, just go to OCP. The drawback here is when your parents get home (India) and request for a visa in their next visit here, it will take several weeks/months to get process. It already happen to me twice.

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Re: How to extend tourist visa for Parents

Hi Temiatwork,

Thanks for your response. I will check with Geneva OCP.

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Re: How to extend tourist visa for Parents

Extension of Tourist Visa for your parents is very well possible (may not be sometime), Please check with your OCP-Geneve. its better, if you could provide the documentation (Medical File ) of your wife to explain the situation.

And you have to pay the stamping charges (99 CHF approx) per passport.

But i am not sure, how long they will give it.
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