I've five Bangladeshi workers returning home to Bangladesh after the completion of their contract. Their flight is from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Bangladesh (DAC), and they have a transit in Kolkata (CCU), India for 7-8 hours. Do they need a transit visa in India?


As per Timatic, they are entitled to TWOV (transit without visa) if they do not leave the airport:

Destination - Bangladesh (BD)


Passport required.

Document Validity:

Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid on arrival. Admission and Transit Restrictions: Passengers with a handwritten passport are not allowed to enter. Warning: Passengers with a handwritten extension on a machine readable passport are not allowed to enter Bangladesh.

Transit - India (IN)


Visa required.

TWOV (Transit Without Visa):

Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.

Additional Information:

Holders of visas that specifically state the city/airport of entry must enter India at the specified city/airport. Hotel facilities are available in Terminal 3 at Delhi (DEL) for passengers with a boarding pass for their connecting flight.

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