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I've run into the same problem a few years ago (but at least got halfway the alphabet), searched around the internet and couldn't find a definitive answer to the question. Which is probably why you are asking as well. I resorted to listing a selection of countries using as strategy: List at least the countries from which my passport contains a stamp. Add ...


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In the next step, after the page where you have the problem, there is a step for uploading a scan of your passport in PDF format. In that step, upload a 2-page PDF. The first page can have the scan of your passport. The second page of the PDF can have a letter explaining the issue and naming all the countries. In the previous page of the application, in ...


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There are currently no ferry services running between Sri Lanka and India. There have been various proposals (some of which even started running for a short while in 2011, 2012 and 2015) but none of them have lasted. Your best bet is probably to fly from Tiruchirappalli Airport (roughly in the middle of your first screenshot) to Colombo. Sri Lankan fly twice ...


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If you are unable to submit a paper attachment to the form, then you could take a 'best practices' approach... List the US, UK, Canada, then List all countries bordering India, then Then any other countries in the Commonwealth, then List any controversial countries, then Write 'and more'


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I've had the same problem. Even when using ISO two-letter abbreviations separated by comma, I was able to list only 33 countries within the 100 char limit, which was short by some 20 countries for my past ten years of travels. My opinion: If they do not allow you to make a complete list, it's hardly your fault. In my case, I started listing in chronological ...


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Make sure you include any SAARC countries you have visited in the list. I think thats what they really care about. I applied a year ago and just filled the field as best I could. I forgot to list Nepal in this field and in the field after about SAARC countries even though I was applying from the Indian embassy in Kathmandu, stupid, but I still got a visa.


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The Tiruchirappalli International Airport is only 3 hours and 55 minutes driving from the place you are stating, so that might be a small improvement. Still, it isn't optimal, of course.


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Chicken Pox Mumbai is a hotter place than Poland and it is best to carry tabs for Chicken pox if you are supposed to travel during Summer. Chicken pox is more common than Malaria. Unlike Malaria you may not find tablets for Chicken pox in many pharmacies particularly if you are outside the city. This is mainly due to the fact that we Indians mainly use Neem ...


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Almost all power-supplies made in the last 20 years are "switching" -- that is, they adapt to the voltage they are given. For example, look at this one, which is for the Viking. See where it says Input: 100-240AC? That means you are cool anywhere in the world. You will need a Euro-plug adapter like this one to make it actually fit in the socket, about ...


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There is ferry service of sorts connecting Rameswaram and Talaimannar. I am not sure how frequently it goes or costs, as it only recently restarted. There are also rumors of talks between India and Sri Lanka about building a road/tunnel to connect the same two cities.


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Now, is it in fact illegal, even if I have a visa for Sri Lanka? If it's legal, will I still have to find a way to report to both countries' authorities about my border crossing? If you arrive by unconventional means, you will run into the burden of proving the legitimacy of your visit. It is upto you as a traveller to prove you have the right to ...


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A driving licence is a valid ID. Check this AirIndia webpage, it says For domestic travel within India, valid photo identification, namely, a passport, Income Tax PAN Card, Voter’s ID or Driving license is mandatory. So any valid photo identification seems valid. A person on this site has said in this answer that, I had used a photo credit card ...


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I have lived in a town the middle of South India for years. There are hundreds of foreigners living in my town. There are also thousands visiting each year. I've never heard of anyone taking malaria pills. Nor have I heard of even a single case of Malaria in this area. This is just some personal experience.


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If you receive an e-Tourist Visa then this will be e-mailed to you. You are expected to print it out, carry it with you, and show it at airline check-in and at immigration. No visa sticker will be placed in your passport. On arrival in India you will get an entry stamp, the same as everyone else. Note that the e-TV only grants a single entry good for 30 ...


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You can use ola/uber to go around but if you are not able to find any then just hop into any taxi. If you end up going in a local taxi then only pay the amount which comes up in the cab meter, do not pay even a single extra penny. During peak hours the traffic on Mumbai roads is crazy. I would suggest you to keep an hour and a half as buffer to have a ...


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Malaria is not an extremely serious concern in Mumbai, especially if you are only going to be there a week, and the thin protection that anti-malarials give you isn't really worth the nausea they deliver much more reliably. My recommendation for anywhere that isn't an actual swamp is DEET, a effective, long-acting insect repellent. It chases away ...



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