3

I am Canadian flying with Lufthansa to New Delhi and then taking a flight to Kathmandu with IndiGo. I will be waiting at the airport for my connecting flight less than three hours and I will not have any checked luggage.

Do I need a transit visa?

Having checked luggage seems to be the factor that requires travellers to get visas because they have to collect their luggage and check it with their airline. Even though the transit visa is not very expensive I'd rather spend my money on something else.

  • @Gagravarr I gather by the statement "I am Canadian" that she holds Canadian nationality. – Michael Hampton Apr 12 '15 at 0:41
1

Having checked luggage seems to be the factor that requires travellers to get visas because they have to collect their luggage and check it with their airline

This is simply not true. Immigration and customs go hand in hand -- they won't build an entire "sterile" transit section and put relevant rules in effect for the few people who don't have luggage. If you'd need a transit visa with checked luggage you need one without one as well.

With that said, http://www.cgitoronto.ca/content/faq-about-visa-0

I will be changing flights/airports in India to travel to my final destination (say Nepal, Thailand etc.) Do I need a visa to change flights/airport terminals?

You need to apply for a transit visa if you are going to change from an international terminal to a domestic terminal of any Indian airport or if you are going to stay in an airport hotel even for a few hours. You don't need a transit visa if you stay in the waiting area reserved for international transit passengers in an Indian airport.

You might not need a visa at all. But luggage is not a factor.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.