I have a 1 year Indian business visa which expires 3rd December. My international departing flight was at 2am on the 4, but has now been changed by 4 hours to 6am on the 4th meaning I will not be able to check into the flight and pass through immigration early enough to make it before midnight on the 3rd. I would now leave through immigration one day late. Can I apply for a 1-day extension to allow for this situation without any repercussions for future business visa applications.

PS I am trying to cancel the flight through the airline, but in the meantime want to know my options.

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    Can you just pass through immigration 4 hours earlier and thus are not in the US?
    – zaph
    Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 16:37
  • I won't be able to check in that early. It is India, not the US and check in will commence 4 hours before, ie 2am
    – Deviji
    Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 17:13
  • As a general guide an Indian visa will only be extended on reasonable grounds eg medical reasons; if you overstay you will need an exit visa and you could be fined. boi.gov.in/content/requirments-extension-visa
    – Traveller
    Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 21:29
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    If your flight has been rescheduled, you should have grounds to go back to the airline and request an earlier flight (or a refund, though check the terms and conditions) without paying a change fee. Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 21:34
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    The airline may be more willing to reschedule you on a flight a day or two earlier than to issue a full refund. Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 22:46


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