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3 hours should be fine, especially if you're flying on a major airline, since they fly domestic flights out of the same terminal as international flights (T3). Only LCCs (SpiceJet, Indigo, GoAir) use T1. If you do need to transfer, figure on 1 hour for customs and immigration, and assume you need to check in one hour early, which leaves you an hour -- ...


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Yes, you will collect your luggage, and submit it to a customs examination when you first arrive in India, at Delhi airport. You have to collect your luggage as an international arrival, it is not avoidable. This is how international-to-domestic transfers usually work (except inside Europe). After customs, there is a desk on the left, near the lifts that ...


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If you are flying Jet Airways or JetKonnect, perhaps. The only cases at Delhi on domestic-domestic that allow less than 35 minutes are Jet Airways to Jet Airways, JetKonnect to JetKonnect, and between Jet Airways and JetKonnect (formerly known as Jetlite). These allow 30 minutes, which leaves little margin for error in your connection. If you are doing ...


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I had the same situation, flying to Delhi, and visiting Nepal before returning to Delhi. The embassy can issue a special waiver of the "no returns within two months" rule. Personally I was on a multiple entry business visa, but I forgot to get the special waiver. Nobody said anything when I returned after a weekend in Nepal, but I wouldn't count on it.


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UPDATE It seems that the requirement of a minimum stay outside of India for 2 months has been lifted on 4th Dec 2012: http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/news.html This is for information that restriction of TWO months gap between two visits has been removed by the Government of India from 4th Dec 2012. This stipulation of two months gap does not apply on any ...


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It's enough time if all goes according to plan. However, you've got very little buffer if anything goes wrong, and going via another airport means the odds of something going wrong are multiplied. Personally, I would not risk it. Unfortunately your options are limited here. GoAir is a low-cost carrier and you've booked your connecting international ...


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There is a long thread over on Thorn Tree about the same question. While there are lots of different opinions, it seems that if both flights are from Terminal 3, you don't need to go through immigration and don't need a transit or other visa at all. Here's a quote from one of the posts: Please note, both your flights will arrive and depart from the new ...


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The T3 Terminal is open throughout the night and you should easily be able to move around anywhere publicly accessible inside it. If you have a visa, you can just as easily go out. Since you mentioned you have a domestic flight, I'll assume you do have a visa. Unfortunately though, there is a lot of hustle and bustle due to international flight departures in ...


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Visa requirements depend on your nationality. For some citizens, a tourist visa can be obtained upon arrival. But I wouldn't rely solely on the information in the previous link. Read, for example, this. Meanwhile, many (all?) of India's consulates now have outsourced visa application procedures to third parties, meaning that there doesn't seem to be much ...


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If your flights are on the same ticket, technically, yes, there is enough time to make the connection. In this case, you wouldn't have been allowed to buy the ticket if the connection time were shorter than the airline's minimum connection time for the airport. If you miss the connection due to circumstances outside your control, you'll be rebooked on a ...


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Immigration controls always happen when exiting or entering a country, unless you're transiting through a country without actually entering it. Therefore: The Kolkata-Delhi flight will have no passport/customs control, as it's an internal flight At Delhi airport you will go through Indian immigration At Amsterdam airport you won't go through passport ...


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The Guide to Sleeping in Airports has an entry on DEL.


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For a transit time of less than 24 hours, a transit visa is NOT required when going via Delhi Indira Gandhi International airport, as long as your clients remain airside.


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SAMS SNOOZE AT MY SPACE may be what you are looking for. Be advised though. IGI Airport like all airports in India restricts passenger movement. Some areas are strictly meant for international transfers only. Also, check out IGI's Aiport Hotel.


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You have enough time it hardly takes 15 to 20 minutes to go from T1C to T3 and the check-in counter closes only before 90 minutes and there is also a Shuttle transfer between T1C to T3 every 1/2 hour you just have to produce Boarding pass Onward Journey Ticket


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You'll need to get a visa before you travel. On arrival visa is not available for citizens of Afghanistan. The "on arrival" visa has been replaced with the online e-visa. The countries whose citizens are eligible to apply for an online visa is available on the official website. If your country of citizenship is not listed there, then you need to apply for ...



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