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Is a visa required for Qeshm island in Iran?

I would like to know if the Qeshm freezone area requires a visa for a 14 day visit. I didn't try to get any type of visa to Qeshm island; and I hold an Indian passport.
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How does the Malaysian Transit Pass work for Indian citizens?

Quoting from Ministry of Foreign Affairs- FAQ Please check whether you are eligible for Transit Visa / Pass or not. The following are conditions for the said visa / pass: (i) Indian ...
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I'm planning to visit the US on two different occasions. Do I need to provide documentation from both in order to get a visa?

I am an Indian citizen studying in UK (Tier 4). This summer, I am planning to attend a summer school and visit an academic collaborator in US. Both are different locations and the institutes are not ...
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Can I get a Portuguese invitation-based visa without having a Termo de Responsibilidade?

I am an Indian national, and my friend in Portugal has invited me to stay at his place there, while I visit him. All my other documents were fine, but he couldn't give me a Termo de Responsibilidade (...
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Can I have my flight tickets reimbursed when traveling to South Africa on a tourist visa?

This question came in -part due to this question. I'll be traveling to South Africa for an open-source conference for which I'll get my flight-tickets reimbursed at the end of the conference. Could/...
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Visiting Istanbul for a few hours while on a layover with Turkish Airlines - how do I get a visa, if I need one? [duplicate]

I am an Indian passport holder. I am travelling to Greece via Istanbul (Turkish Airline) from 10th to 25th June. My return flight to New Delhi from Athens has an 8 hour layover and I am considering ...
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Uk visa for Indians travelling for a month

I have an Indian passport and a valid B1/B2 US Tourist visa. I have recently quit job and i am currently pursuing something personal which is not strictly work or business. I have previously travelled ...
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How much money do I need to show as proof of support when applying for a UK Standard Visitor visa?

I am an Indian citizen studying in Italy on an Italian visa that expires 19 November, 2015. I have permesso di soggiorno. I want to visit the United Kingdom for my vacations for a week during March. I ...
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What are defined as goods breaking copyright laws and how are they determined?

I read https://south-africa.visahq.com/customs/#!import-regulations . In the Prohibited section it is written • Goods breaking copyrights laws now my lappy does have a variety of movies, music and ...
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Would taking my used laptop to South Africa attract an import duty?

I will be traveling BOM (India) – DOH (Qatar) – CPT (South Africa) and return. I plan to take my personal/work laptop or if it is too much hassle (for customs bit) then leave it behind in ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa with a valid US student visa and an expired I-20 form

I have a valid F1 visa, but my I-20 and opt have expired. My H1-B application got selected in the lottery and I am eligible to stay in the US under capgap. Now however, for personal reasons, I need ...
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Applying for UK Student Visa while in France as a Student [closed]

I'm an Indian citizen who will be starting my studies in France this autumn. So I will be having a French Long Stay Visa as a student. However, I am pursuing a mobility programme, which means I will ...
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Confusion regarding the application of Netherlands Short Stay Visa

I am Indian citizen. I will be travelling to the Netherlands on 30th July and would be staying there for about 11 days with a friend before finally leaving to US for beginning my post-graduate studies....
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Travel to USA using a passport that does not scan properly

I am planning to travel to the US on an Indian passport. My passport is overall in good condition, but with one defect: It cannot be properly scanned at the airports. So far, I have traveled quite a ...
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Travel to India from UAE, passsport expires in Jan 2017

I have UAE residence visa valid till November 2018. My passport expires on 10-01-2017. I want to travel to India in June 2016 and come back in August 2016. Is it possible without renewing my passport?
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21 hours layover at Tokyo Narita

I have Indian passport and US visa. How easy/difficult is it to get the transit pass for a day to visit Tokyo. How much does it cost? Can it be done online or at the airport upon arrival. Is it 24 ...
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Can an Indian citizen holding a valid USA visa visit Colombia without a visa?

I am planning to travel to Colombia for about a week to attend an academic conference. I am an Indian passport holder currently living in USA with a F-1 visa. Do I need to obtain a visa beforehand ...
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Transit visa required at CDG for Canadian visa-holder? [duplicate]

Citizenship: INDIAN Citizenship of your passport: INDIAN Status in Canada: WILL BE A PERMANENT RESIDENT AFTER INITIAL ENTRY ON THIS TRIP I will be traveling to Canada from Abu Dhabi via Paris CDG ...
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Indian Passport first page ripped - is this considered 'damaged'?

Hi All, My passport first page got ripped. Front side of this page has a Indian emblem and backside is a blank with no stamps or Visas. Other pages including visas, personal details, POE stamps ...
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Separate visa on arrival stamped/ pasted on passport for holders of Turkey e-visa?

I am an Indian Passport Holder and have obtained E-visa for Turkey. Upon arrival in Turkey, will the Immigration authorities in Istanbul, stamp/ paste another Visa on Arrival on my Passport? If yes, ...
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Extension of conference/business visa for 17 days instead of 10 days for South Africa - New Application?

I have been granted a visa for conference 10 days but both my flight and the conference will run much longer - 17 days to be exact. I have tried calling the consulate-general office to talk to ...
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How to answer dates/day questions for multiple entry Schengen Tourist Visa application, with unplanned dates?

I have a confirmed & all-booked 9 day trip to Germany in less than 3 months, & a one more trip few (~6) months after (it will be certainly Schengen Member State, but dates/days/country/city ...
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Do I need to pass UK Border Control if I'm changing from Terminal 5 to Terminal 4 at Heathrow? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian national. I'm travelling from Germany to India and I have a 9 hour stop at Heathrow Airport. I have to change terminals, does this mean I have to go through UK's Border Control?
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UK Visa Type - sightseeing followed by academic “induction” ceremony

I'm applying for an UK Standard Visitor Visa from India but I'm a bit caught on what to select on the "Visa type" drop down menu. I am holding an erasmus scholarship and I'm invited to attend a two-...
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UK Visitor visa refused under para V 4.2 (a) (c) & (e) [duplicate]

I have a trip planned to UK (london to be specific) for 6 days but I have been refused a visa last week. I am reapplying next week with an explanation to the queries raised by the visa officer. I have ...
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Is it possible for Indian citizens to travel to Gilgit–Baltistan and Azad Kashmir?

The Kashmir region of the Indian subcontinent and has been under territorial dispute between India and Pakistan for decades. There are two regions in particular that are claimed by India but under ...
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Hong Kong Visa and re-entry / Indian Citizen

As an Indian citizen, I can get a visa on arrival in HK for a stay up to 14 days. If I had to stay for longer, say 20 days, is it possible to leave Hong Kong for Macau/China and enter again? To be ...
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Indian national travelling from Kuwait to Dubai by road

I am an Indian national, and am currently staying in Kuwait with legal residency. I want to travel to Dubai by car with my family. Can you please guide us on the complete procedure with any ...
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BIVS for Indian citizens applying outside of India

I'm an Indian citizen applying for an Irish visa outside of India and I'm thinking of visiting the UK as well. The BIVS ( British-Irish Visa Scheme ) FAQ as of Feb 2015 says that in order to visit the ...
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Can I extend my Chile tourist visa?

I'm an Indian and my Chile tourist visa for 90 days is expiring on 25th June. Is there any way I can extend my tourist visa? If yes what are the requirements that I need to fulfill ? Or are there ...
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Visa label with alphanumeric number at back of passport, what does it mean?

I just got my passport back from visa-processing. It contains a visa-label with a bar-code and alphanumeric code. Does that mean I've a valid visa for South Africa ? If yes, how could I find more ...
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UK Transit Visa, for Indian travelling to Peru [duplicate]

I am a Indian National, traveling to Lima, Peru, via London (Heathrow), and I have a connecting flight with a waiting period of 16 Hours. I arrive Heathrow airport at 2PM and the next connecting ...
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Can Indian national apply for UK visa when in Switzerland on Schengen Visa [duplicate]

My parents (both Indian Passport holders) will visit me in Switzerland. They have a Schengen Visa. After a month, they would like to visit UK. My question is, can they apply for a UK visa when living ...
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Visa requirement for Bahamas Cruise for L1 Visa holder

We hold an L1 visa (Citizens of India) and are planning a cruise to the Bahamas this summer. Are there any Visa requirements to enter Bahamas.
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Could I have approached South African Embassy without going through VFSGlobal for faster visa processing and news updates?

I just went through this question . Would it have been a good idea to visit the consul-general's office in Mumbai to apply for a short stay conference visa in South Africa or is vfsglobal the only ...
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No Surname in indian passport and given name is considered as last name in E ticket for an international flight

I have booked tickets for my parents to visit Mauritius for a week and my mom's passport (given name is xxxx) doesn't have surname, so in the e-ticket form her name has been printed as "Mr xxxx". I ...
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Do I need a transit-visa for a layover in Qatar?

I would be in transit in Qatar for 24 hours, I have read answers where it is said that transit visa is not required. For example and couple of other duplicates, but both the duplicates were for people ...
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Visa extensions for Singapore [closed]

Good day! I hail from India. have applied tourist visa for two months (Mar 9-May 10) to stay in Singapore. But stayed there for one week only( Mar 19- MAr 27) Shall I re apply visa now for another ...
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Is International Driving Permit A Valid Photo Identification for domestic air travel in India?

I am an Indian citizen. I only have an International Driving Permit (along with a valid us license) with me right now. Will I be allowed to check in for a domestic flight?
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Is it safe for people of Indian descent to visit Russia?

I am an individual of Indian (person from India) descent. I have been asked by my company to travel to Russia later this year to carry out a market survey related to consumer durables. I will have to ...
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Travel to Mexico with US B-1 visa

I like to travel to Mexico from India for a business purpose, While I have a valid US B-1 visa, I don't have a Mexican visa. Can I fly directly to Mexico, or should I land in US first to get an I-94 ...
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Tourist visa or conference/business visa for south-africa

I have been reading various posts about visa confusion and specially this one is pretty close to my issue. I will be traveling to South-Africa for less than 90 days to attend an open-source conference....
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Passport expiring in 2 months, but US VISA is valid [duplicate]

I have a US VISA valid till 2019. But my passport is expiring on 20th July 2016. I would like to travel to US in the month of June & I got the confirmation from USVISA that Indian passport need ...
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Long-term stay visa requirement for Germany when holding a Dutch Residence Permit [closed]

I currently have a Netherlands Residence Permit valid for 2years and I am currently studying at Netherlands. My next year of studies is at Berlin. I will be going back to India during this summer ...
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US business visa related doubts

I would be applying for a US Business visa to attend a Salesforce conference in San Francisco. I refer to business visa FAQ from US immigration but it doesn't answer my following doubts. I will get ...
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UK Transit Visa for a student holding a Spanish NIE card

Could you kindly clarify if the NIE card issued by the Spanish government is equivalent to a "Common format residence permit issued by EEA member?" I am an Indian student, studying in Spain. My ...
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I am travelling from India to Kosovo via Turkey - do I need a visa as an Indian citizen?

I am an Indian citizen planning for a 90 days Business Trip to Kosovo and I have invitation letters from an Office in Kosovo. Do I need to have a Visa to enter Kosovo for 90 days? I am getting ...
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Visa required for Indians for Malaysia during transit flight time

Planning for a trip from India to Thailand through Kuala Lumpur, the connecting flight from Kuala Lumpur is after 20 hours. Do we need a Malaysian visa for this time frame, if we need to get out of ...
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Switzerland schengen visa processing time

My mom and sister are indian citizens and have planned to leave for Switzerland on the 12th May 2016. We have submitted our visa application on the 3rd May 2016 in mumbai vfs center. What are the ...
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How can one stay more than 30 days in Singapore on a tourist visa?

How one can stay in Singapore for more than 30 days on a tourist visa? I am an Indian citizen. For an Indian citizen holding multiple entry visa, what is to be done if he wants to stay beyond 30 days?