ਸੁੱਖੀ ਚਾਹਲ ਨੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਤੇ ਭਾਰਤ ਵਿਚ ਫਸੇ ਐਨਆਰਆਈਜ਼ ਦਾ ਮੁੱਦਾ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਕੋਲ ਉਠਾਇਆ-Sukhi Chahal Important information message for the NRI’s stranded in India. Please share to help others : Sukhi Chahal
-ਟੀਮ ਏਡ ਸੰਸਥਾ ਰਾਹੀਂ ਕੀਤੇ ਯਤਨ, ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਵਾਪਸ ਲਿਆਉਣ ਲਈ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਖ ਸਕੱਤਰ ਤੇ ਡੀਜੀਪੀ ਨਾਲ ਕੀਤੀ ਗੱਲ
-ਸੁੱਖੀ ਚਾਹਲ ਦਾ ਸੁਨੇਹਾ ਪੜ੍ਹਨ ਲਈ ਕਲਿੱਕ ਕਰੋ :-
Teamaid (@teamaidorg) is a USA based 501©️(3), non-profit organization with an extensive social network dedicated to providing comfort and support to victims and families affected by tragic, life-altering experiences.
On behalf Team Aid , as a Director of Government Affairs & Advocacy, I am in constant touch with U.S. Department of State in Washington DC, U.S. Embassy New Delhi, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Punjab Government to assist any U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents those who has been stranded in India due to 3-Week Total Lockdown across India to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
I am receiving many phone calls from the family members of those who are stranded in India but rest assure that there is no need to panic and US Government is doing there best on the priority base to bring them back to USA.
I have also been informed by the office of Chief Secretary – Government of Punjab, India that Punjab Government would like to make an appeal to Nonresidents Indians (NRIs) who came to India after January 30, 2020, to furnish their details on Helpline Number 112, immediately. The Punjab government has issued a self-declaration proforma in this regard on which they should give their details such as passport number, name of the airport, date of landing and date of arrival in Punjab. NRIs would also furnish details about their permanent address or present stay and hotel if any. They should also mention their places of visiting in Punjab and contact details such as mobile, landline numbers and email ids. NRI deliberately concealed this information from the government then authorities may contemplate stern action against him/her. NRIs, who came in India after January 30, can give their details on Helpline No.-112, e-mail [email protected] or calling their districts officials.
It is my humble request to all NRI those who are now in India to follow the local Government rules and to furnish their details to local authorities which will also help them to get a curfew pass if they have to travel to New Delhi or other airports.
Based upon my discussions with U.S. Department of State, I have been provide the following important detail:
U.S. Mission to India: Repatriation Registration for U.S. Citizens
The United States Mission to India continues to coordinate repatriation flights from India. These flights are for U.S. Citizens and certain Legal Permanent Residents on a space-available basis only. While the exact cost of the flights has not been determined, the price should be comparable to a full-fare economy commercial flight available before the COVID-19 outbreak.
You must fill out this form as soon as possible if you want to be contacted by phone or email when repatriation flights become available. Please do not call the U.S. Embassy or Consulates to place your name on the list for possible repatriation flights. Repatriation flight departure times and destinations within the United States are subject to change without notice.
You and your immediate family you are traveling with may fill out this form together. Travel companions who are not immediate relatives should fill this form out separately.
This form can accommodate families up to six members. If you have more than six family members traveling together, you will need to fill out a second copy of this form with your additional family members’ information.
We continue to coordinate closely with the U.S. Department of State and airlines to facilitate flights to the United States. We anticipate several flights departing from New Delhi and Mumbai returning to the United States this week. We remain ready to assist U.S. citizens with emergency situations resulting from the country-wide lockdown in India.
As a reminder, if you are a U.S. citizen interested in departing from India on a U.S. government-coordinated flight, and have not done so already, please provide updated information by filling out this form: https://tinyurl.com/uscit-india , in order to be notified of potential availability of tickets.
Even if you have already provided your data by phone, please provide it on this form. Note that families may include up to six persons per form. You will need to have the passport information available when you complete the form. We note that it is likely that flights will have stricter than usual limits on the weight of luggage as well as be unable to accommodate pets.
We urge U.S. citizens to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) athttps://step.state.gov/in order to receive critical information from the Embassy concerning flight opportunities. We are unable to answer all calls regarding flight updates at the current time. You will be notified about flight updates via STEP message.
Actions to Take:
– Have your travel documents ready. A valid U.S. passport and Indian visa will be required for travel.
– Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at step.state.gov.
– Consult the CDC websitefor the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.
– For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
– Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.govfor the latest information regarding U.S. and foreign countries’ quarantine requirements and other global impacts. Please also refer to the FAQs on state.gov.
– Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
– Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19for information on conditions in India.
– Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s websitefor the latest travel restrictions affecting travel to the United States.
– Review the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website for information on COVID-19 and Indian travel advisories.
U.S. Embassy New Delhi
Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri 110021
U.S. Department of State online form can also be filled out by another family members or relatives in case they don’t have internet and email access.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any further questions. Share this important message and forward to your family and friends.
Chairman, Punjab Foundation
San Jose, California-USA