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Hard time proving I am same person as seen in the passport photo taken 9 years ago

This is a bit funny. I had posted a question in June - Use of unused Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland. Based on that i travelled to Norway and faced another problem. Here is some background: ...
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Why do Indian citizens need many visas?

As an Indian citizen, this has always been my trouble. No matter where I go, I always need a visa. My father has exhausted his passports thrice because he travels a good amount. In short, we need ...
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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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Indian passport with two missing (ripped out) pages - should I get a new one to enter the US?

I have got a passport in very good condition with two inner pages totally ripped out (they are missing). I had my Schengen visa issued on those pages with a few stamps but now that visa has expired. ...
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Do I need a Turkey transit visa for a layover?

I have an Indian passport and am planning to visit Germany with a valid visa. To book a flight for Germany (Mumbai – Dusseldorf), I came across some connected flights that stop at Istanbul. Do I need ...
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Nationalism or Fanatical Fanhood in the UK?

My friend was about 15 years old when he was on a trip to the UK. He is an Indian and was in the UK for just a short trip and had an odd incident which made us all think a good amount of what happened ...
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Wrong date of birth and year in passport

In my mother's passport her date of birth is 25 November 1962 but her actual date of birth is 26 November 1963. My mother's elder sister's date of birth in her passport is 23 August 1962 which is ...
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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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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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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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Applying for an Indian visa after getting naturalized in a different country after having Indian citizenship

I've obtained U.S. citizenship after previously being an Indian citizen since birth. Now, say that I want to apply for a brief 6-month tourist visa for India after my naturalization. (Yes, I know ...
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Do I need two transit visas for round-trip travel through the US?

I am flying from Canada to Costa Rica, but connecting in Houston. I am an Indian citizen so I will need to get a transit visa to be allowed into the US. Do I need to apply for two such transit visas ...
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Singapore visa accidentally issued with old passport number. Can I still travel?

I'm an Indian citizen and the Singapore consulate accidentally issued my business Visa with my old passport number. Can I still travel without getting a new Visa?
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Transit visa not required at amsterdam

I had two tickets one from Mumbai to Amsterdam via Istanbul on Turkish airlines and Amsterdam to Quito on KLM airlines. Turkish airlines ground staff cleared me at Mumbai after verification of all ...
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Layover at Narita, Japan. Do I need a transit visa?

I am travelling from Delhi to Chicago and have two stopovers in between, one at Narita, Japan, and the other at Dallas, US; so my trip looks like: DEL - NRT - DFW - ORD. I am an Indian citizen. I do ...
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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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Can I ever get a Schengen visa again?

I'm from India and I applied for a Schengen visa to visit Sweden for a duration of 4 days and since I'm 18 years old, to prove my intent to return home after my visit, the Embassy wanted me to submit ...
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Travel back to India from US for good with no passport

I am Indian Citizen. I came to USA on H1B work visa. My H1B extension got denied and I could not renew my passport at the Indian consulate in San Francisco, CA because the passport renewal ...
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Legal documents and formalities required to sail far out to sea/ocean?

I am a citizen of India who wants to travel (using a commercial private ship) to a point in sea/ocean which isn't under control of a country. I presume I won't require a Visa. But, would I be allowed ...
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Can the same B1 visa for USA be used after employer has changed?

A colleague was issued a 10-year B1 visa to travel to the US from India while at another company. Can he still use this same visa (within the 10 yrs of issue) for business travel with his current ...
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How to track my UK Visa Application Status?

Is there any way I can track the status of my application? I have applied for a visa on 20th Aug and I have opted for SMS notifications. First day I got an SMS from VFS Team stating application ...
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Does my B1/B2 Visa for the US permit me to travel there from anywhere, or just my home country?

I am an Indian with a valid B1\B2 visa, currently residing in Sweden. Can I travel to the US from Sweden or do I have to go through India?
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Can i stay to Zurich airport If I reach before my visa starts?

I have a query regarding transit visa. I am a student at the Indian Institute of Technology in Jodhpur, India. I am going to visit Switzerland during this summer as a student trainee. I got my visa ...
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18 hr layover in London…should I get a transit visa to explore London…is sightseeing allowed on a transit visa?

Details: I hold a Indian passport with a valid and unexpired US student visa (F1). I would be travelling from Los Angeles to Mumbai via a 18 hr layover at London Heathrow airport in December 2012.
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Traveling from Bangladesh to India by train

Here's a bit of background about myself I'm an Indian national, who is in working in the US. My wife is Bengali (Indian), her grandparents were from Bangladesh. The next time we travel back to India ...
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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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Transit visa for Brussels for Indian citizens [duplicate]

I am travelling from India to NY in coming month. My flight will halt for about 1 hr at Brussels, for technical checking and passenger on boarding. May I know whether I would require transit Visa-on-...
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Misspelt address on passport

I am an Indian citizen in the USA (Houghton, Michigan). I am on an F1 visa right now and had reapplied for a "renewal of passport". All the correct forms were submitted to the Indian Consulate of my ...
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Can I travel to Singapore on a visa with old passport number?

I am an Indian citizen. I have lost my passport in India and I have applied for a new passport and got it. My Singapore visa mentioned the old passport number. Is there any problem with traveling to ...
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Getting a US visa with an Iranian stamp?

I am a seafarer (marine engineer) and I have to often visit different countries. This time I received my sign-off from Iran and they stamped my passport. Would this cause a problem for getting a US ...
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I have a valid visa for the USA. I have visited Iran since it was issued. Can I still enter the US?

I have an Indian passport with valid US-visitor visa. Will I be allowed inside US after travelling to Iran now- having done so several times before?
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Can I travel to Dublin, Republic of Ireland with UK Tier 2/Schengen visas with Indian Passport

Can anyone please guide me if I can travel to Dublin for a short trip with UK Tier 2 Visa and an Indian Passport? Additionally I have a valid Schengen Visa stamped on passport as well.
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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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Can I go back to my native country and come back again with single entry visa?

I am an Indian and now in Hungary, the visa stamped in my passport is marked as single entry but I have a residence permit valid for 1 year. Can I go back to India and come again with the same visa?
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Procedure to take layover in Italy, as non-EU citizen with US visa?

I hold a US Business visa (Indian citizen). I am travelling to the US from India and taking a layover in Italy for two days. So my travel plan is as follows: New Delhi to Rome Will stay in Rome for ...
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Travel from London to Paris or Zurich by train without a Schengen visa

As an Indian citizen, if I travel through train (Eurostar) from London to either Paris or Zurich, would I require a Schengen visa? I am on a trip with family to London. We all want to explore some ...
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Use of unused Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland

I am Indian national residing in UK and have been issued Schengen visa by Norway Embassy which is Type 'C', multiple entry and expires on 21st oct 2014. Unfortunately I have never used this visa to ...
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Is there any way around going to San Francisco to get a German visa?

I need a German visa. I am on a student visa in Seattle. I am an Indian Citizen so I definitely need a visa to enter and I don't want to go down to San Francisco to get a visa, any suggestions what I ...
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London Heathrow airport - do I need a transit visa? [duplicate]

I am traveling from the US to India via London Heathrow on November 6. I will be at LHR on 7th at 6:20 am and departing at 9:25 pm. I'm an Indian national and have a valid US visa. Do I need a ...
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Peru expats (CE cardholders) needs visa to enter Bolivia and Brazil by road? (Indian citizen)

I'm Indian and looking to travel by road/train to Sao Paulo from Peru to catch my flight to India. I have working visa in Peru (CE card). Will the borders allow entry or advance visa in required for ...
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Indian citizen transiting in Dubai, is a transit visa required? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen travelling to Muscat from USA via Dubai. To Dubai by United Airlines via Zurich. Six hours later from Dubai by flydubai. Since it is a separate booking, do I require a ...
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I am an Indian Permanent Resident of the US. I've lost my passport in India. What are the steps to replace it?

I'm a permanent resident of the U.S. born in India, I am visiting my family in India for vacation. I have lost my passport in a cab. I need to replace my passport to return to the U.S. I have checked ...
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How long can one drive using an Indian Driving License in California?

How long can one drive using an Indian Driving License (in English) in California? I have tried to research this one, but there's conflicting information on the Internet. Some say 1 month, some say 3 ...
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Applying for a Russian Tourist Visa in Sweden as an Indian Citizen?

I am an Indian National Citizen working in Stockholm Sweden for over a year on work permit . I plan to visit Moscow on a short trip 3-4 days from Stockholm and back. Is it possible to apply for a ...
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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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Traveling from Bulgaria to Turkey by bus, Visa on arrival?

Turkey grants visa on arrival for Schengen visa holders. I'm guessing this should be at all entry ports, including roads. Just wanted to confirm that if I'm travelling by bus with a valid Schengen ...
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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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Tipping attendants on Indian super-fast trains

Should one encourage giving tips (bacshis) to the attendants and cleaners in AC and Sleeper coaches in super-fast trains like Durunto and Rajdhani in India?
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Visiting GCC Countries on Kuwait visa

Can Indian citizen holding Indian Passport visit other G.C.C countries i.e UAE, KSA,OMAN, BAHRAIN, QATAR on a Kuwait employment visa/ Visit visa?
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Do all of the Emirates in the UAE have the same visa policy for Indian citizens, or does it vary?

I'm thinking of meeting up with some Indian friends in the UAE next year, as it's roughly half way. At this point, we're fairly flexible about which of the Emirates we head to. Does the UAE have a ...