I am travelling from JFK to KTM via New Delhi, India. My transit time is around 16 hours in New Delhi. Do I have to get transit visa in New Delhi to stay in the airport?

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    What passport do you hold? Aug 1, 2013 at 16:12
  • @Anju You need to add your passport information. Do you have a dual nationality or Indian Passport with Entry Visa? Or Just a US passport?
    – ha9u63a7
    Aug 1, 2013 at 20:06
  • I have my new USA passport but my india visa is still valid so do I have to transfer visa on my new passport or I can travel with my old passport with valid visa to india
    – user13057
    Apr 18, 2014 at 19:17

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As stated in Timatic, the database used by airlines:

TWOV (Transit Without Visa) Holders of confirmed onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours.

So if the trip is in a single booking, you do not need a visa


US citizen or not, you need Transit Visa if you are not Indian. Although there are visa exceptions for 10 countries Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Cambodia, Singapore, Finland, Laos, Indonesia, Philippines, etc.

The visa service is outsourced to VFS global (UK and RotW) and BLS International (for USA) who deal with multiple countries' visa applications. Here is the link for Indian Visa services in the USA

You probably have to visit this page

One thing is that you have not mentioned in your passport whether or not you hold the dual citizenship (or if you are an Indian-American). In anyway, the links that I provided above should do the job for you.

  • There is no dual-citizenship (like Indian-American). However, India has a special entry document called the OCI for people of Indian origin who acquired foreign citizenship.
    – proteus
    Jul 3, 2017 at 11:07
  • This answer is wrong. India allows visa-free airside transit
    – Crazydre
    Aug 25, 2017 at 14:17

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