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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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Transit through Seoul with an Indian passport from Canada

I have a valid temporary visa (TRV) on my Indian passport and I am travelling from Canada to India via Seoul , do I need a transit VISA? Also I am flying back to Canada from India via Hong Kong and ...
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How can I verify whether my name is blacklisted by Indian immigration?

How can I check whether my name is blacklisted by Indian immigration?
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What is the purpose of Boarding Points on Indian railways tickets?

In most of the world, if you want to travel from A to B, you buy a ticket from A to B and that's it. However, in India, it's possible to buy a ticket from X to B, designate a Boarding Point in A ...
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Can I board my train from booking point which is one station before my boarding point?

I booked my ticket from A - C and kept my boarding point B just one station after A between A - C. If I'm boarding from A, will I be considered as no ticket between A-B. The TTE said that I have to ...
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Does a Malaysian citizen need a visa to transit through Cochin airport, India, on the way to UAE?

Does a Malaysian passport holder need a visa for transiting for 2 hours and 40 mins at Cochin airport, on the way to United Arab Emirates?
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Reference problem for indian tourist visa from Bangladesh

Hi everyone just filling in our visa application forms to visit india from the Bangladesh and they are asking for references in India and the Bangladesh.I don't know anyone in India.Can anyone suggest ...
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Issues with uploading photo for Indian visa [closed]

Have spent the entire weekend trying to upload photos. The first passport size photo was fine, the second photo of the passport page with photo and personal details was rejected as blurred/wrong/not-...
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Indian e-visa photo at 270 degrees

I have just received an Indian e-visa. The photo orientation of my photo is 270 degrees (the top of my head is facing left). Is this normal?
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What is the process of swine flu (H1N1) screening used at airports?

Today I received an email from VFS advising as follows: In view of the spread of the Swine Influenza A (H1N1) all passengers traveling to India will be screened at the International Airports in ...
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Evisa for India cruise

I will be on a Celebrity Constellation cruise in February that stops in three ports in India, for a total of four days (overnight in Mumbai on the ship). Is one evisa sufficient for all of this? Other ...
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Duty on importing Laptop to India from Singapore [duplicate]

I am visiting Singapore + Malaysia for 6 days. And I am over 18 years of age. If I buy an Apple Macbook Pro worth over 2 Lakhs rupees from Singapore for my personal use, can I bring it to India duty ...
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Traveling India from USA while visiting Hong kong in between and require H1B stamping

I am an Indian resident and traveling from US to India and require H1B stamping. I will be flying from USA to India and visiting Hong Kong in between. I have visa interview scheduled next day after I ...
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Time to exit Mumbai (BOM) Intl Airport (Terminal 2)

I will be travelling to Mumbai with an E-Visa and will arrive on Tuesday 10pm. My question is how long it would take to exit the airport(including immigration clearance, customs and baggage claiming)? ...
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USA Tourist Visa from UK

I have a question that currently Im in UK as a Tourist and I want to apply for the Visitor Visa of USA. Am i eligible to apply for the visitor visa from UK and what are my chances to get approved?
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What are places shown in this sticker that claims to be a silhouette of Bangalore (Karnataka, India) skyline?

I came across this image and was curious what the places were. I'm soon planning a visit to Bangalore and would like to visit these places.
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Short time motorcycle renting in Goa?

We are 3 friends planning a trip to Goa, ending in December, and would like rent motorcycles (Harley Davidson would be great) for 3 days. Are there any motorcycle rental services in Goa? How to ...
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How to clean yourself after you've used this style of western toilet in India? [duplicate]

I saw this type of toilet (see image 2) in North India. The commode is same as most of the others. But I couldn't find the jet (see image 1) which is generally attached with the seat. So I'm ...
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Type of appointment to take to close a passport application?

My hometown is in West Bengal, India and currently I am staying in Gurugram. I applied for a passport in Gurugram and the officials have put it on hold as they are asking me to come up with another ...
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Are Agra main attractions closed on 31st of December?

I'm planing a trip to India for the end of this year, and I want to know if Agra main attractions are closed on the 31st of December (like the Taj Mahal and Agra fort). I didn't find anything in the ...
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If I have estranged relatives in the UK, what do I submit in a tourist visa application?

My parents are planning to visit the UK and Europe, and have engaged a tourism company for this. While reviewing the documents they sent us, I noticed that the field asking about friends or relatives ...
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How long does Indian visa processing take for an American born citizen of Pakistani heritage?

I am an American born, US citizen. My parents however came over from Pakistan in the 70's and haven't been back since. They have been citizens for over 30 years. I am going to the embassy in SF to ...
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Can India nationality apply for an APEC card?

Can a Singapore permanent residence with Indian Nationality apply for an APEC card?
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Do I need a visa to re-check my luggage in Kuala Lumpur and India as an Australian citizen?

I'm travelling from Australia to Sri lanka and have two short stop overs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Chennai,India. I need to check-in and also claim and check my luggage in at each stop-over. I do ...
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Damage passport [duplicate]

My mother was travelling from India to US and airline person pointed out that her indian passport is damaged. After multiple request they let her travel but asked her to replace the damaged passport ...
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flight rescheduling charges for Indigo?

In Indigo there is a Flex option which I don't know what it stands for ? Apparently it stands so that one can reschedule the flights as well. But I was told at the gate that full fare would be needed ...
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Is a short stay visa required for collecting boarding pass if office is located outside international zone? [duplicate]

Source: LA Airport (USA) Destination: Bangalore (India) Stop: Paris (CDG airport) Type of flight: Non-Connecting ( Two different tickets) Travelling Document: Indian Passport Currently Holding Visa: ...
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Does being denied entry to a country affect future travel to other countries?

I was denied entry to India due to a visa technicality. I was advised by organisation I was travelling with to get tourist visa when I actually needed miscellaneous visa. Will this affect future ...
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Do I need Proof of onward travel when entering India on one-year multiple entry tourist visa as Lithuanian (EU Citizen)?

I am Lithuanian (EU Citizen) and got one-year multiple entry tourist visas for my family. My entry point will be Kochi (COK) airport from Singapore. I am getting conflicting information in regards ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a connection in India? [duplicate]

I will travel from Cairo to Manila with 2-hours layover in Cochin International Airport (India) Terminal 3. I fly to Kuala Lumpur from the same terminal and, finally from KL to MNL. Do I need to apply ...
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India e-Visa Query

Perhaps someone could provide some clarification. I'm planning on heading back to India next month. I already had an e-Visa issued in October which I used previously but it expires end of Dec so I'm ...
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India: GST tax invoice received after booking a plane ticket. Do I have to pay more?

I booked a flight in India with Go Indigo. I booked it online, from Canada. A few weeks later I got an email with a tax invoice that says that the "taxable amount" is 123 Rupees. I don't understand ...
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Does Indigo have manual check-in to get boarding pass?

I have booked a domestic flight using go.indigo.com . Flight is from Pune to Kochi and back. Now they are asking to do web check-in in which you have to choose a seat which ranges anywhere from INR ...
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Will it be a problem if I never used an Indian tourist visa that I was issued?

In 2016, I applied from Bangladesh for an Indian tourist visa; it was issued and it expired in 2017. However, I did not visit India during that time. Now I need a new visa for a 2018 visit. What do I ...
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Can an Indian citizen holding a valid USA visa apply for Taiwan visitor e-visa?

I'm traveling from US to Japan via Taipei. Have a 10 hour layover in Taipei and planning to exit the airport and visit few places. I hold Indian passport (valid for 2 more years) and valid US visa (...
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Filipina under working visa in Oman wishes to travel to India

I am a Filipina under working visa in Oman. Can I travel to India and if yes does Filipino citizens have visa on arrival to India and if no what is the requirement?
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Stay in Haridwar or Rishikesh [closed]

I would like to become a sadhu. I am planning to go to Haridwar or Rishikesh, and stay in an ashram until Kumbh Mela (I have heard it’s easier to find a guru during this time.) The problem is I am a ...
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Buying plane tickets in India with a hyphenated last name [duplicate]

I am trying to buy flights within India, specifically from indigo air. I have a hyphenated last name, and this is the name on my passport. I am not from India, so I will need my passport with me to ...
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Take a new unpacked box of iPhone XS to India from US [duplicate]

I'm traveling to India and my friend is asking me to bring a new unopened iPhone XS to India for him. I'll have a 2 hour layover at Dubai and then I'll reach Delhi. Can I take an unopened box of a new ...
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How to get live status of train in a website? [closed]

Which is the best option available for getting Indian train information live status? Which I can implement on my Website...
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What is the intended use of the water hose in Indian restrooms? [duplicate]

In Indian restrooms, I have often seen a flexible water hose with a hand-release attached. My original assumption was that it is supposed to be used to clean the bowl if you have left 'skidmarks' ...
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Can an Indian travel to India with 50 days before passport expires?

My wife is travelling from Philadelphia to India in January 2019 and, on her outbound trip, she will only have 50 days validity left on her passport. However, while in india, she will be renewing her ...
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Can a Swedish citizen on government benefits invite a person to stay with them?

I'm a Swedish citizen living in a flat rent is paid by the Swedish Social Security system. I want to invite my friend, an Indian, to visit me. Will it be a problem for Social Security if I invite my ...
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Need to add children to wife's itinerary

My wife booked a multi city ticket that consists of 2 round trips. She wants to now add our kids to one of the round trips. Online, we can't purchase a ticket for 2 minors only. Is there a way to ...
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India - Train PQWL likelihood [closed]

my friend and I have booked train tickets from Chennai to Chettinad (Rameswaram Express) on 01/11 but could only get on the PQWL, at positions WL2 and WL3. As this is quite an important leg in our ...
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Family with lots of electronics traveling to India connecting flight in India customs

This is my first time going to India so please cope with me. I have been doing some reading and discovered a 'potential landmine'. From Singapore we fly to Kochi (Indian airlines) and connecting ...
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Photo ID for domestic air travel [duplicate]

I have no photo ID issued by Government with me. Can I use an Affidavit with photo duly sworn in before Notary can be A valid Photo ID. Is there any specific language for such Affidavit. Travel ...
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What is Indian SIM for south to west coast (Kochi to Goa) that would not have roaming charges, work in Mifi and for 6 months?

I am planning on going to India in a few months time and will need a mobile internet connection, I have SIM internet router and will need a sim card that can be used in such a device. I will be ...
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Is there a way to book tickets on Indian Railways without supplying your gender?

When purchasing a reserved ticket on any train operated by Indian Railways, one's required to enter the age and gender (male or female) of all passengers. However, for various reasons, I don't wish to ...
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Does Kochin (COK, India) airport have free or paid Wifi?

I will be landing at Kochin airport and will need to get Uber without having Indian SIM (which is apparently pain to get and takes time to activate). Does Kochin airport have Wifi?
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India e-visa - arriving from different country, is that ok?

I'm a UK citizen, looking to go to Sri Lanka and India (in that order). Am planning to get e-visas for both countries sorted before I go. Is it ok to arrive in India from Sri-Lanka with my e-visa? ...