Questions tagged [india]

Travel related to the South Asian country of India. Also known as Hindustan or Bharat. The country is known for its diverse geography, languages, cuisines, climate and culture.

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Applying for UK Direct Airside Transit Visa [closed]

Has anyone applied and was granted the UK Direct Airside Transit Visa with expired US visa (for travel from US to India via UK)? Please share your experience. My H-1B expired but have a valid I-797. ...
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Wrong First name in domestic flight ticket

Booked a flight ticket with wrong first name.Say her name is “venkata Sai matta” (matta is last name).while booking I wrote “Sai Matta”.Called helpline for name change they denied my request.Can ...
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Do I require transit visa for traveling to Ireland via frankfurt from Mumbai [duplicate]

Do travellers from India require frankfurt transit visa for Ireland
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Is food free in Suvidha 3rd AC?

Can someone tell me whether food charges are included in the fare of Suvidha tickets just like Duronto train does?
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Damaged passport - docs required [closed]

Are there extra charges for passport re-issuance in case of a damaged passport? The book got detached from cover, that's all. For Non-ECR, where to find the seal? Can't see in my passport. Hope ...
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With Indian e-visa, can I do 2nd entry from Nepal back to India through Banbasa border crossing?

My situation is that I'm already in India. I entered India with tourist e-visa. First entry has to be through one of designated air/sea ports. I did enter through Delhi airport and I got visa stamp to ...
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How to book Indian buses and trains in advance without an Indian phone number?

Is it possible these days to book Indian buses and trains in advance without an Indian phone number? When I look online, all sites and apps require an Indian phone number, which as a non-Indian, I do ...
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Can I travel with cremated remains (father's ashes) from Malaysia to India [duplicate]

we already checked with AirAsia airlines. they need a death certificate and cremation certificate for security purpose. They asked us to check with the customs department of India. but I'm not sure ...
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Is there a simple procedure or what are the procedures to obtain a permit to visit Lakshadweep islands?

I wanted to know why Indian citizens need a permit to visit Lakshadweep, and an answer on Quora says: "To protect the interests of the general public of Lakshadweep, about 95% of whom are ...
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Malaysian going to India tour for second time with same visa - multiple entry [closed]

I am Malaysian planning to visit India. My visa is valid till 1-1-2020. Earlier I went in January. Can I go a second time before the visa expires?
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Considering shopping for PC parts for my personal rig in Hong Kong. I would like to know about Indian import taxes [duplicate]

I found out there is 36.05% (Basic Customs duty @ 35% + Education Cess @3%) on the value of dutiable goods that is in excess of the Duty Free Allowance of 50000 rupee, according to 2016 Indian baggage ...
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Can an Indian ETA expiry date be extended

I have received my e-visa to India, however, due to unforeseen circumstances I have to travel on Nov 23, landing in Mumbai on Nov 25. My ETA expiry date is Nov 22, can I still travel.?
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Indian e-Visa “Some error occurred” when submitting last page of application

When submitting a completed 30day Indian e-visa form (including already uploaded photo jpg and passport pdf) on the last verification page I get: "Some error occurred" message. Did anyone solve this? ...
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How can a tourist order a dabbawala lunch?

I've recently learned about an amazing traditional lunch delivery service in Mumbai: The dabbawalas constitute a lunchbox delivery and return system that delivers hot lunches from homes and ...
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Bike transport from Haridwar to Bangalore

Can anyone help me that how can I transport my bike from Haridwar to Bangalore? Are there trains that have this facility?
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Can I use an Indian eVisa 6 months after its issuance date for a visit?

My friend has been issued an eTV from India which is valid for one year with a multiple entry. The visa was issued in April 2019. However, he could not travel according to the planned dates. The new ...
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Carrying a UPS Return Package with Phones, from the US and back

I need to return 3 phones that were recently purchased from US, I will be travelling from India to US (SFO). Is it okay to carry 3 Phones (packed-unused) with a valid UPS return package. Will this ...
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Unable to make Indian E-visa payment

When I am applying for a 30 day tourist E-visa, on the official Indian visa site (https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/), I keep getting stuck at the payment part. It says: The Visa fee payment ...
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Will I have issues obtaining an Indian visa as a Pakistani-American?

I think the title sums it up pretty well but I am planning on travelling to India for a friend's wedding in January and wanted to know if I would have any issues obtaining a visa. This might be an odd ...
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Indian e-visa application cannot be accepted because journey date must be at least 4 days after registration

I'm a British citizen. I'm trying to submit my e-visa tourist application for arrival date 12th oct 2019. The site gives me the option to select arrival date 12th oct 2019 however towards the end of ...
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Do we stay airside at Delhi T3?

We are flying LHR to DEL by BA arriving T3 and then flying DEL to Kathmandu by Indigo from T3. We have two separate tickets. Can we stay airside at Delhi T3 or do we have to enter India and then go ...
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Indian visa for Pakistani National

I am a Pakistani national, however my girlfriend is from India we met in third country, now she is back in India, and I want to visit her, can I get the visa for India on basis of meeting girlfriend ...
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Do I have to book my tickets before applying to E-Visa to India?

I am applying for E-visa to visit India. Now, while everything else looks fine, I am confused about a particular detail. I know my tentative travel dates but I have not booked my tickets yet. Now, ...
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Traveling to india with toddler

We are both US citizens with OCI cards, our daughter is a US citizen but does not have an OCI card. We will be traveling to India in January next year, wondering if we should get an e-visa or a ...
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How to Transfer OCI Sticker from expired US passport to new US passport

My elderly relative is a naturalized US Citizen (since 1970) from India. In 2012 he got OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) Booklet Sticker attached to his US Passport This relative recently renewed ...
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Authorised ID card for entry into airport

My grand son studying 3rd Std is with us, with his parents away in Bangalore. He has an expired-passport and a school ID card. He has no Aadhaar card yet. For entry into airports, what proof should I ...
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Does India require 2 blank passport pages, if you already have a visa in your passport?

In common with many folks here, I'm running rather short on blank passport pages. Specifically, I'm down to just 1 blank page left (plus a bunch of half-filled ones) Looking on the UK.Gov site for ...
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From India to UK on Tier 2 ICT Long Term Visa & wants my wife to join me on Standard Visitor Visa

I am from India and traveling to the UK next week with Tier-2 ICT Long Term visa for the period of three months & I want my wife (also from India) to join me in the UK & stay with me in a ...
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Non-ECR category for an Indian Passport, without birth certificate, class 10 cert. and tax returns

I am applying for a new Indian Passport for my dad. Since he is above 50, the website is taking Non-ECR category by default. The problem is my dad does not have the following documents: No birth ...
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How safe is the Hampi Express, to have a night ride from Hampi to Bangalore? [closed]

How safe is the Hampi Express, to have a night ride from Hampi to Bangalore? I'm a solo traveler (man). Is this train safe in terms of theft? Can I sleep during the trip?
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How long does it take to travel from Bangalore to Hampi?

How long does it take to travel from Bangalore to Hampi and back? Should I first reach the Majestic Bus Stand in Bangalore and take a bus from there? I've been told it takes 7 hours. Am I going to ...
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India to Belarus by Train + Road

Is it possible to travel to Belarus from India by both train & bus? And if possible, then in which path is it possible? Is it the route India > Nepal > Tibet > Tajikistan > Uzbekistan > ...
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Can Indians with valid US visas travel to UAE and get a visa on arrival?

I am an Indian national/passport holder. I have a valid US visa. Is a visa granted on arrival to the UAE to Indians who have a valid US visa?
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Can a non-parent file for OCI or Indian visa for non-Indian child?

What are the laws for filing OCI for an child? Is a non-parent such as uncle/grandparent allowed to file OCI for a child? or apply for an Indian visa?
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Can I fly from Kolkata to Imphal without any documents? [duplicate]

I am 16 years old and I don't have any documents except my birth certificate and my students identity card is also expired. I am going to Kolkata to Imphal to apply for my adhar card. So how can I fly?...
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Is the UK tourist visa on a damaged Indian passport valid if I get a duplicate passport reissued?

I have applied for the UK tourist visa from Bangalore, India where VFS Global (company that provides several visa processing services like collecting documents and sending them to the UK Consulate) ...
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Travel Visa to India for a Week

I am a US citizen hoping to visit India for a week in October, and according to the Internet there are multiple options to go about for the VISA route, but the online one seems the simplest. However, ...
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Is yellow fever vaccination required for travel to Ireland?

I am planning to fly from Delhi to Dubli-Ireland , transit at Istanbul Do I need Yellow Fever Vaccination? Brgds Shahid Hasan
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Carry Diamond earrings from India to US [duplicate]

I got a pair of diamond earrings(worth $1600) for my wife while in India. My question is can I bring it back with me to the US as my personal possession or do I have to declare it at the customs? ...
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Are International driving permits country-specific, or can I apply just once?

In India we need to provide visa details and air tickets to get an International Driving Permit (IDP). If I am traveling to multiple countries, do I have to apply multiple times or is a single ...
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Can I go to Austria directly from India with Hungarian residence permit? [duplicate]

I have a residence permit to stay in Hungary. So I was on holiday in India and now want to go back to Hungary. But I have to attend a concert in Vienna in September so I am thinking of going to Vienna ...
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As an Indian citizen, can I exit Delhi airport during a 9 hrs long transit?

I am an Indian citizen travelling from Istanbul to Kolkatta. I have booked with Turkish Airlines. My Istanbul-Delhi leg is with Indigo and I arrive Delhi at 0500 hrs and then my Delhi-Kolkatta leg is ...
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Can I leave Heathrow (Toronto to Delhi via London) without a transit visa? [duplicate]

I am traveling back from Toronto to Delhi via London. I have a 9 hour 40 mins layover at Heathrow. 11:50am arrival and 9:30pm departure. I have a temporary visa for Canada and an Indian nationality. ...
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Is it okay to carry a small titanium souvenir in baggage

So I made this small titanium miniature of Captain America shield for my girlfriend who's travelling to the US, she was wondering if they'll allow that in baggage/carry in. It's a small 38 mm dia ...
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Expected tax (GST) when eating out in India?

So I have eaten out several times in India and every time the amount of tax on the final bill seems to be different. Sometimes it is 9.5% other times two lots of 2.5% (cGST & sGST?) Also on a ...
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Is the Indian e-visa in a damaged old passport still valid?

I have been traveling for over a year with the goal of reaching Indonesia over land (and ferry where necessary) from my home country of The Netherlands. However I have encountered a problem in India. ...
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do I need to change terminal at mumbai airport? [duplicate]

I am traveling through Indigo from Oman to Mumbai to Bagdograh(Siliguri).I heard that I've to change airport in order to change terminal from 1 to 2. How long does it takes? The next flight to ...
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Applying for Indian e-Visa

Can you please tell me what the official website is to apply for an Indian e-visa as I am wary of scam sites.
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Overland Journey to Thailand via Myanmar 2019

Myanmar and Thailand both have their own permits to allow foreign vehicles to cross or enter on temporary basis and then leave their countries, respectively. These countries do not accept Carnet de ...
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Visa card number is not accepted in IRCTC website

What to do when VISA credit/debit cards are not recognized by IRCTC site to make reservations. I don't have access to Indian cards.