I am Lithuanian (EU Citizen) and got one-year multiple entry tourist visas for my family.

My entry point will be Kochi (COK) airport from Singapore. I am getting conflicting information in regards proof of onward travel when entering India. I would find it somewhat unreasonable to ask for plane tickets one year in advance.

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Do I need Proof of onward travel when entering India on one-year multiple entry tourist visa?

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    I have never been asked to show proof of return tickets (sorry, this is just my experience from about a dozen trips, so is not a rule), however there is a max stay duration of 90 days per visit - a longer stay without an intervening exit may result in your visa being withdrawn Nov 27, 2018 at 14:02
  • You may be facing a serious problem, Matas! See Aganju's answer.
    – Fattie
    Nov 27, 2018 at 17:35

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You seem to have missed a critical piece - the visa states (third line from the bottom in your photo):
Continuous stay during each visit not to exceed 90 days - you need to leave before the 90 days are full. You can come back multiple times during the year, but you cannot stay the whole year.

With that, having a return trip booked makes a lot more sense. However, as others said, typically they don't ask for proof of the booking.


I was asked to provide proof of onward travel on my flight from Singapore to Kochi.

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