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Allowed Baggage size in emirates between India and USA

My journey is from Bangalore, India (BLR) to New York, USA (JFK) via Dubai in Emirates (Economy Flex). I have an American Tourister bag and the model is same as this [Link]. The Length + Width + ...
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My Indian passport is damaged. How can I apply for a new one?

Damaged Indian passport. To apply for a new passport what should be done?
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When applying for an Indian Passport, how do I know if I'm in the ECR or non-ECR category?

I'm applying for a fresh Passport from India but I don't know what "ECR" & "NON-ECR" mean: "Is applicant eligible for Non-ECR category?" [Yes] [No] I've already Graduated from ...
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As an Indian citizen, can I apply and have both a B1 and F1 visa?

I got admitted into a university in USA and received my I-20 for the same. I am yet to apply for my F-1 visa. The program start date is 8th August, 2016. Meanwhile, I also got selected for a Youth ...
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Seafarer travelling to Dubrovnik from Mumbai via Munich. Do I need a transit visa?

I am a seafarer and my visa will be stamped after reaching Croatia. I have my flight scheduled from Mumbai to Dubrovnik via Munich (Schengen Country) Do I need a transit visa for Schengen?
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Can an Indian (tourist) stop in the Schengen area and then continue to USA without going back to India?

I apologize for a vague title but here's the scenario: I'm applying for Schengen visa. According to the preliminary itinerary, I'm going to fly from India and then fly back to India. I've USA ...
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Visit to Rio 2016 Olympics as a volunteer

I am an Indian citizen (and resident) traveling to Rio as a volunteer to the Olympics in Aug 2016, at the invitation of the Olympic Committee. However, all expense of travel and stay is on us. Only ...
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Do I need a visa for Paris, if my connecting flight stops for 24 hours in Paris?

Do I need visa for Paris, if my connecting flight stops at Paris for 24hrs and I want to visit Paris during that 24hrs? I have US B1 visa. I'll be travelling from San Francisco to Bangalore (India) ...
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Can an Indian citizen with Tier 5 GAE visa (work visa) apply for Schengen Visa from UK?

The duration of the stay is from mid-May to early-August. Schengen visa applied from India require booking details, which we haven't planned. Most of the visits will be during the weekends, we are ...
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Possible to get a copy of a still-valid Schengen visa in a new passport?

I lost my Indian passport in India. I have applied for a new one. Inside I had a valid Schengen visa that expires in April 2017 from the Dutch embassy. Can the embassy issue a copy of the same visa to ...
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How much funds do I need in my bank account to apply for a Schengen visa?

I am an owner of a little business in India and will support the visa application with firm's legit papers along comes the bank statement of my business accounting too. However do I also have to show ...
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Arriving in Zurich the night before Schengen visa validity begins

(First off I do realize that someone has already asked this question but there didn't seem to be a conclusive answer.) My flight reaches Zurich on July 4th at 7:25 pm, and the Schengen visa's ...
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France Visa for indian passport holder bt british dependant [duplicate]

I have indian passport with dependant visa, my husband has recently got a british passport and my baby is british by birth. We are planning to go to Paris, do i need a visa? If yes what is the ...
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Can a non-resident apply for a Schengen visa from Turkey?

I am an Indian citizen and am travelling to Turkey for volunteer work for about 45 days and I want to travel to Netherlands in between. Can I get Schengen visa from Turkey as I don't have enough time ...
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I've applied for a US visa in India. Can I get the visa sticker in my passport at the US consulate in Canada?

I am Indian passport holder booked a ticket to Canada on a particular date..I also applied for the US visa..my scheduled interview is just a few days before my departure date to Canada. I am afraid ...
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UK visa Application Status: no updates for 12 days

I applied for a two-year business visa for the UK 12 days ago in VFS Delhi. I also opted for the SMS/Email facility. However, I did not receive any updates from their side. Also, there is no interface ...
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uk visa got refused when to re apply [duplicate]

I applied for the UK visa which i applied as visitor visa in which i wanted to learn makeup artistry for a time of 45 days . the reasons for the rejection were : 1. London academy of freelance makeup ...
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Over stayed in UK 4 Years [closed]

I am from India, been to UK 2010 on student visa and got 20 months valid, unfortunately overstayed for few years until 2015, all most 4 years due to a kidnap case and i am the first witness and even ...
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Tourism on Schengen business visa?

I am an Indian citizen living in UK on a tier 2 visa. Recently, I have received Short stay Schengen visas (multiple entry, business trips for 1 year) for travelling to France. (Applied at French ...
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Transit without visa at Heathrow experience with Indian passport?

Hello everyone this is my first question ever here. I apologize in advance if i have neglected any guideline or policy while asking my question here. So my question is about transit visa at Heathrow ...
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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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Consequences of accidentally holding onto two Indian passports simultaneously?

Before marking this as a duplicate, please note:- I have already seen Two passport of the same person in India and the discussion there does not answer my query. That question is about a error in the ...
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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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Can I travel to the UK later than the start date of my visa?

I'm an Indian with an Indian passport. I'm planning to apply for visitors visa to UK. Once I have my visitors visa approved, can I make my travel plans anytime within that approved time frame? I ...
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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 ...