90 Day Fiancé: The Different Means Season 4 couple Jen Boecher and Rishi Singh are being accused of faking their storyline concerning her visa. Right here’s the reality behind the visa and whether or not or not their storyline was made as much as make it extra attention-grabbing.
All about Jen’s 30-day single-entry vacationer visa
As documented within the earlier episode of 90 Day Fiancé: The Different Means, the 46-year-old American had deliberate to maneuver to India on a vacationer visa however discovered she must depart once more.
Jen knew her vacationer visa was solely legitimate for 120 days, however she was beneath the impression that 30 days meant she might depart and return inside 120 days. She deliberate to journey to a close-by nation and return to India to restart the 30 days. She thought she would have 4 months to spend with Rishi earlier than getting married.
Nonetheless, the immigration lawyer knowledgeable Jen that her visa is a single entry, which means that it’s not legitimate as soon as she leaves the nation. She was suggested to return to the USA and reapply for an additional vacationer visa.
Did Jen and Rishi know concerning the visa limitations?
On the March 26 episode of The Different Means, it’s the final day of Jen’s 30-day vacationer visa, and she’s on the brink of fly residence to America. “It really sucks to be leaving Rishi again because we waited two years, and now after 30 days, we’re being ripped apart again,” she stated.
Some 90 Day Fiancé followers thought that Jen and Rishi have been faking that they didn’t know the constraints of Jen’s vacationer visa. The fan wrote by way of Reddit, “Jen would have been required to book a ticket home (or to another country) to enter India on a single entry tourist E-Visa in the first place… FAKE.”
Nonetheless, this isn’t true. Based on the India visa website, they advocate that everybody getting into the nation on a vacationer visa possess a return ticket: “The foreigner should have a return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.” Nonetheless, it didn’t say a return ticket is required to use for the E-visa.
The reality behind Jen’s visa
India closed its border through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for practically two years and didn’t reopen them to foreigners till December 2021. The consulate website explains that the federal government solely provided “a single entry Tourist Visa” with “a validity for 120 days and a maximum stay permitted of 30 days within this 120-day period.”
As documented on 90 Day Fiancé: The Different Means, Rishi and Jen celebrated Kite Day, which is a conventional Indian vacation celebrated every year on January 14. Because of this Jen was in India in January 2022.
It wasn’t till March 2022 that the Indian authorities restored long-stay visas for US residents. Additionally they started providing vacationer visas for “one month, one year, and five years.” However when Jen was in India, the one possibility for her was the single-entry 30-day visa.
Within the preview for the upcoming episode, Jen bought authorized for her new visa and is returning to India in a matter of weeks. So despite the fact that it’s steered that foreigners have a return ticket in place, it isn’t required for a visa. So it appears that evidently the visa mishap was simply poor planning on Jen’s half and not faked by TLC, not less than not this time.
New episodes of 90 Day Fiancé: The Different Means Season 4 air Sundays at 8 pm EST on TLC.