I have dual citizenship to both NZ and the UK and am currently in India on my NZ visa which expires in March. I would like to continue travelling here but my NZ passport now has less than six months validity on it meaning I won't be granted a visa.

Can I leave India and return using my UK passport? (say if I went to Sri Lanka and got a visa in my UK passport there?)

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Yes, you can. The "two-month gap" rule between tourist visas was abolished for most nationalities (including NZ and UK) in 2012, which means that as long as your new passport has more than 6 months validity, you're welcome back. Even if they did still care, in practice, they're unlikely to be able to match your two passports together.

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