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Will I be able to take a non stop flight from Melbourne to Delhi with this validity?

I wasn't aware of the six month validity rule that exists in several countries. It never came up and I feel stupid for not having applied for a renewal.

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    Are you talking about entering India or re-entering Australia? – Traveller Jul 5 at 8:36
  • Entering India. I may have to stay a bit longer in India which will give me time to renew the passport. That's if I can make the journey. – user99801 Jul 5 at 8:38
  • @ReddHerring Thank you for that. – user99801 Jul 5 at 8:51

The six-month rule is so that you're not left without a valid passport if you have to spend longer than expected abroad, e.g., because of a medical emergency. But, as an Indian citizen, you don't need to have a passport to be in India, so that shouldn't be an issue.

  • Thanks! Is the rule only in place for the destinations and transit locations? Does Australia have any exit requirements on passport validity of foreign (Indian, in this case) citizens? – user99801 Jul 5 at 8:44
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    @user99801 Why would they have validity requirements on exiting people? They want visitors to leave: they're not going to make that difficult. If you want to know about transit locations, ask a specific question about that country as a new question. – David Richerby Jul 5 at 8:45
  • Thank you. Sorry if that sound stupid. I am relatively new to international travel. No, I won't be transiting. But that was very helpful. – user99801 Jul 5 at 8:48

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