The singers Pakistani passport, issued on May 27, 2010 expired on May 26, 2015 as a result of which he was forced to appeal to the Home Ministry to legalise his stay in India.
Lahore-born Sami had first arrived in India on March 13, 2001 on a visitorís visa issued for one year by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. Subsequently, his visa was extended from time to time.
Singer Adnan Sami has been granted stay inIndia for an indefinite period following his appeal to the Home Ministry to exempt him from deportation to Pakistan on humanitarian grounds. According to that,
under section 3A of Foreigners Act, 1946 (31 of 1946), the central government being of the opinion that it is necessary and expedient in public interest to do so, hereby declared that provisions of clauses (c) and (e) of sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Foreigners Act 1946 and paragraph 11 of the Foreigners Order, 1948 shall not apply to the said Mr Adnan Sami Khan, son of late Arshad Sami Khan and he is exempted from deportation proceedings