Marriage law
Query on marriage law
Does the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs provide Legal and Financial Assistance to Indian Women Deserted by their Overseas Indian-Spouses?
By  Shrey Gupta  |  27 Jun 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

1 Answer(s)

Tushar Bhargava
Advocate
  • Yes. The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs operates a scheme for giving legal/financial assistance to Indian women deserted by their overseas Indian/foreigner husbands through NGOs empanelled and legal organisations with Embassy / Consulate.
  • Such assistance under MOIA’s scheme is provided through Embassy / Consulate in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Gulf countries such as Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, KSA and UAE.
  • The amount of assistance provided per case under the scheme to deserted Indian women is upto USD 3,000 in developed countries and USD 2,000 in developing countries. Please contact the Welfare Officer or the Indian Community Officer of the concerned Indian Embassy/ Consulate for further details.
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