well, the Indian Consulate put both of our passports in one envelope and they were delivered today, together…. so we are good to go!
the one strange thing about the visas, is that they are stamped “Registration with FFRO required within 14 days of arrival in India” and an accompanying letter notes that we must submit a bunch of documents to the FFRO before we leave India with the baby(ies). i have heard from another couple recently who applied for their medical visas for surrogacy, and they got the same letter and stamp. so we are confused.
do they think we are visiting to pick up the baby this time? do we need to report to the FFRO just to keep them informed? is this letter just letting us know that we need these documents at the time we pick up the baby in the future? hummmm….
on the Bureau of Immigration, India website, it looks like anyone on a medical visa has to report to the FFRO office within 14 days of arrival, so i guess we will sort it out when we are there. we will have plenty of time, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
so, it’s confusing, but probably not an issue, and we are soooooo excited to have our visas in hand in time to make our trip.
thank you to the extremely nice Indian Consulate gentleman, and to the very grumpy courier guy who delivered the visas today!