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I have driven several times from Bangalore to Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Pondicherry. I never needed a permit to enter any of these states. My Uttar Pradesh license and Karnataka registration worked even when it was checked at border check posts. Having said that, I guess the rules are different if you book a self-drive rental vehicle. In which case, it ...


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I can't comment exactly on this journey, but in the UK flights increase considerably during the school holidays. For example, I am going to Japan next week, but if I went a week later the flights were over £200 more per person. This is because a lot of schools in the country go on their summer holidays so it becomes a "peak" travel period. Would this have ...


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This just happened to me about 1 hour ago in Aruba. I was told by the US immigration officials (at the remote preclearance outpost in Aruba) that my passport, drivers license, and work ID didn't look like me. They were each of different vintages, but all between 8-12 yrs old. I do look different now (thinner, mostly - but only about 18 lbs) but what a ...


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TL;DR: If you have < $1000 - < $2000 worth of money, use a travel card (you can easily get one from Axis Bank) otherwise use a wire transfer for either your Bank Account or from a Forex Service. I happen to have a BoA account as well, so I do this quite often. In India, in order to transfer money to the US, you have three options, Use your local ...


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If you are still in India, then have your bank wire the funds to your account in the USA. Not sure what all your bank in India might require, but usually it is the SWIFT code for BoA, your account number and perhaps the branch your account was opened at. If you are in the USA already, take your cash to the bank. When I had an account at BoA, they would ...


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Indian customs may want some rupees for a clearly new product. They may want more rupees if your friend doesn't declare it. Other than that no problem. Also make sure it's unlocked - you don't want an expensive phone that only works on AT&T.


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As the other answerers point out, the best thing to do is to renew your passport asap. You may also want to consider emigrating to Europe. You will then be subject to less passport controls, so if you keep on gaining weight, you won't have this problem anymore. When I flew from Norway to Germany last year, it struck me that I had not shown my passport to ...


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As the other answers have already mentioned: get a new passport with current photograph ASAP. Anything else is folly. Give the Indian embassy in Oslo a call. It might be possible they can issue a passport, so you don't have to go back to India for one. If they can't do that they should be able to advice you on the best cause of action.


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You are probably running into several acts and regulations here, both of the issuing and the visiting country, each with vague and legalese description of what to do and what not to do. The most relevant legal text is in this particular case probably the Norwegian alien regulation (Utlendingsforskriften), which in § 4-12 states that when entering or leaving ...


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Lets reiterate You had a problem with your current passport People were not accepting (or at least easily) other means of identification It seems you were just let go on that occasion because people had "better things to do". Even if by all laws your current passport (or other documents provided) should work, you already know that this didn't impress ...


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Get your passport renewed as soon as possible. It's a cheap option compared with being denied boarding of a flight or entry to a country. Since it expires in less than a year, you were probably going to want to renew soon anyway, as some countries need 6 months of validity. In the meantime I would recommend carrying several pieces of photo ID with you, ...


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I know your question is totally based on the Schengen area of Europe, and its controls; however, I read an answer to a different question and it included a synopsis of a FAQ on the U.S. Department of State website, which I will add here as well. Do I need to take a new photo if I recently dyed my hair a new color or grew a beard? New photos are only ...


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People do change in time, this is a fact an no one can do anything about it unless you really stick to a strict life style. Considering that, you have two options: An expensive quick solution: Renew your passport, even if it is not expired. I am sure I have seen passport renewal forms with a checkbox saying "due to change in looks" or something like that. ...


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I think the opposite is also known to happen (i.e. people getting through with another person's passport based on a vague similarity). Photos just aren't very reliable. It's difficult to judge without seeing your picture but I would therefore expect that with full documentation (especially a UK residence permit, even without biometrics!) most border guards ...


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The situation is a little complicated and there a few things you must consider. First of all I'm going to tell you about all the legal prospects of this situation and what can happen if then open up your bags and find two packaged phones inside. Take a look at this great answer already posted here. Now, since these are two packaged phones, despite being ...


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I am from Kerala, in the Southern States of India I don't recommend you to drink tap water because it was purified and also chlorinated but the taste of purified water is not like a normal water. Waters taste will be different in different places, one example is you can travel or live at sea shore areas then taste of water will be salty and if you travel in ...


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I would recommend Pune as I am from Pune. You said you are coming for work so Pune is the best option you have instead of Chennai. And who said Pune don't have it's own airport but it is not International Airport but Mumbai is just 2 and half hour away from Pune. Pune is Hub for IT and Education. All over and some abroad people comes to Pune for education ...


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Transit visa is not required if your friend is not taking a domestic flight in India to reach his final destination - for e.g. if your friend's flight has a flight from Delhi to Mumbai - he would need to apply for a transit visa. Your friend can stay in the waiting area for international passengers in case he is not taking a domestic flight to complete his ...


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I have actually spent 1 year in both Pune and Chennai working for an IT company and i hope my experience would be helpful to you Chennai is city which has over the past few years become more cosmopolitan than it was a decade ago. But still if you are not aware of South Indian languages such as Tamil, Telegu etc. you will have a hard time communicating in ...


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I think you should not have any problem roaming around India on a valid business visa. Most places in India welcome foreigners and very rarely you will be stopped and asked for valid visa. if you carry your passport and visa copies along with you at all times - you should be fine.


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Yes, for example Travel Health Consultancy International Travel Health & Vaccinations Clinic in Delhi. There will be other centres but you don't even specify a country so I guess Delhi is sufficient. The risk is VERY slight ("From 1973 through 2011, there were 58 published reports of travel-associated JE among travelers from nonendemic countries." - ...


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Indian water from the taps is not recommended to drink directly - best option is to buy mineral water which is widely available and very cheap also. If you buy in bulk you would get a very good deal also.


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Even though I do not recommend anyone to drink tap water in India and the 18 years of my life I was born and brought up in Delhi, I had no idea that you could drink tap water in other countries. Fortunately, I know much more now. Tap water in India is certainly filtered and chlorinated and all the other things one would expect in any other country. It is ...


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In terms of simply getting the shots, yes you are able to. I know that Thailand has a number of tropical medicine clinics where you can get all your travel inoculations (my wife and I are getting all the jabs for a visit to Africa from the gov't clinic in Chiang Mai, and I know there are a number of places in Bangkok as well). And as India has pretty ...



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