Wanted to check if someone here had first had experience on this.

Traveling to India with my Son (US passport holder) next month. He has a valid e-visa (already stamped last year) that expires on August 2027. However his passport expire on 15 Oct 2024.

Wondering if India impose a six month passport validity on arrival for foreign travelers.

I have not been able to find a reliable source on any Indian government or embassy website that give a clear answer.

I see similar post here but dont have enough reputation points to comment to find user's experience from last year.


Appreciate your help

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It appears to depend on your intended departure date. From IATA, entering a departure date after the passport expiry date returns:

Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for the period of intended stay.

You can check your specific travel plan via the link above.

  • I get following message when I put my details. No, the documentation you hold is NOT sufficient for the journey you have specified in the summary section. i get the same error if I put my expiry date as 01/01/2025. So it might be referring to the visa requirement. Also how reliable is IATA, would Airlines honor this?
    – sk03
    Mar 26 at 17:56
  • @sk03 See Is the IATA travel centre reliable.
    – Traveller
    Mar 26 at 18:23

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