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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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Returning to the US from India as a US Citizen

I have several questions about returning to the US from India as it's my first time flying internationally alone. I booked tickets on United Airlines' website. I would travel with both Air India and ...
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Do I still need E-Pass to enter Kerala, India domestically

I'm wondering if I need anything related to E-Pass as a German citizen when flying from Bengaluru to Kozhikode (Calicut)? The IndiGo website mention this but I can't figure out if this really still ...
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I don't receive the OTP code for changing bookings on IndiGo for international cell phone numbers

I don't receive the OTP code when changing bookings on IndiGO website. The text field does not allow me to enter international phone numbers since these are a digit longer than Indian numbers. What ...
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How much connection time should I plan in Dehli DEL airport on a self transfer to a long haul flight?

I am travelling from LKO to SEA on Friday. I have booked my tickets from DEL to SEA. I am an Indian citizen, and the flight is from T3, IGI Airport. However, I live in Lucknow(LKO) and need to reach ...
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Must I enter India at the Port of Entry I specified in my visa application? [duplicate]

While traveling to India, I am not sure which port of entry i will be using. Before i go there i am applying for Indian visa. That will be a problem if i gave one port of entry and enter another port?
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Get Schengen visa from a US consulate, but fly in from India

I am an Indian citizen residing in the US on an H-1B visa. I am applying for a Schengen visa from the Spanish consulate in San Francisco to visit Spain, France, Germany, and Iceland this summer. ...
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Possible issues when carrying multiple laptops/phones from India to Canada?

This questions discusses the rules around how many laptops one can bring to India, but I was wondering if there are any rules about outgoing travel from India. I found this document which, again, ...
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Renewal of minor's Indian passport

I am in USA and my son's indian passport expires in a week what should I do to renew it?..If i apply by VFS which would take 3- 6 weeks time to process will it affect his stay? Or will applying on ...
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Slight smudge in Indian passport's officer stamp, can I travel with this?

I have got my decision letter from Norway for Work permit. I had submitted the same passport with this smudge. Now only stamping is pending, just noticed this, will this create a problem? Can they ...
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Updated Surname in Passport, Schengen visa has old name

I corrected the name in my Indian passport from ABC surname YZ to AB surname C. However my Schengen (Danish) work permit has the name ABCYZ. I would like to travel to Europe soon. I have the old ...
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Different name in Passport and Residence Permit

I recently corrected the name and surname in my (Indian) passport while renewing it. Is there’s any issue in travelling with my work residence permit (Schengen country) which has the old name? I have ...
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Can I travel to India (from the UK) if my Indian passport is about to expire in 3 days from the date of departure? [duplicate]

My India passport expires on 16.02.22 and I intend to travel from the UK to India on 13.02.22. Will this cause any problems in travel?
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Carrying medicine from US to India for someone who asked for a help in Facebook [duplicate]

Someone wants to send medicine for his mother who is suffering with an autoimmune disease. He pinged me on Facebook and said he will provide a prescription and order medicine from Amazon to my home. ...
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What Income tax return document do you provide during UK standard visitor visa

What Income tax return documents should I add during UK standard visitor visa application? INDIAN INCOME TAX RETURN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT- ITR 4 or FORM-4 SUGAM - INDIAN INCOME TAX RETURN? Can anyone who ...
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Who do I complain to if my data privacy has been violated in India?

I recently filled out the mandatory Air Suvidha form before flying to India. A pdf of the form was then emailed out to me, but it didn't have the auto-generated registration number on it. Shortly ...
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Self declaration for recently cured covid patient -Traveling from India to USA

I was recently diagnosed with covid and plan to travel a few weeks from now from India to the US once I recover. I am on a student visa. I was under the impression that I am allowed to travel after ...
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Which countries are in Europe according to the Indian Ministry of Health?

India currently has special rules for travellers from at-risk countries. At-risk countries are: Countries in Europe including The United Kingdom South Africa Brazil Botswana China Ghana Mauritius New ...
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US visa application : Kids passport has different mother’s name in passport as compared to Mother’s name in her passport

My wife’s passport has her name as Ruchi Dua. Kids’ passport has mother’s name as Ruchi Dua Chaudhary. Will this cause a problem when applying for US visa for kids ?
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Can I bring two new unopened iPhone (12mini and 13pro) to India? I am leaving 2 unused phones in my suitcase will that be an issue too? [duplicate]

I'm a student in New Zealand. I am using iPhone 7 now, soon I'll be changing to 13pro for my personal use, and I will throw the 7 in my suitcase. I am getting two new phones for my brothers too. So ...
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What type of visa should I apply for attending an academic conference in France?

What type of visa should I apply for attending an academic conference in France? I am a postdoctoral candidate in an institute in India. I will be attending a conference in France. When I tried to ...
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Is Saudia New York City-New Delhi flight ok?

I have to fly from NYC-New Delhi for emergency and Saudia airlines has a flight that's $1k one way compared to $2-8K on united, american airlines, emirates. It stops in Jeddah then onward transfer to ...
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Can I transit through Sri Lanka for traveling between Norway and India?

I am an Indian national (passport issued by Indian government) residing in Norway with a residence permit issued by Norwegian government. I want to travel to India to visit my family as it has been 2 ...
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Passport validity when traveling from US to india [closed]

I'm from USA and both my sons are also citizens. Their ages are 4 and 18 years. Their passports will expire in Jun 2022. We are planning to go to India in January 2022 for 3 weeks. Can we use the same ...
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accessibility to Marseille from other parts of France

I am planning to travel from India to Marseille in second week of January. Due to high fares, I am thinking of taking a flight to some part of France (Paris/Lyon/Nice/ anything similar) and take a ...
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Indian Passport Renewal Queries

My passport is valid till May 2023. I have a valid US visa on it until 2025. However I am moving to Germany with my spouse in January 2022 as a dependent or with a work permit. I will then move alone ...
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How strict is 72 hour covid test rule India

I have a flight from Dubai to Delhi on 24 Oct, 23:00 hrs. I already took a covid test on 21 Oct, 20:18 hrs. So it would be within 75 hours time period and not 72. I was wondering how strict the ...
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Charter flights to India

India is allowing tourists to enter from the middle of October, but only on charter flights. What I think of as a charter flight is the kind of flight you get on if you are on a package tour... i.e. ...
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Can an Indian citizen get a Polish visa from Singapore?

As far as I know, all Indian citizens (and the citizens of the Indian vassal countries) are obliged to get a Polish visa from India. Can an Indian citizen get a Polish visa from Singapore if he is, ...
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Baggage carousel for checked-in luggage tagged outside EU at Manises/Valencia Airport

Soon I will be travelling from New Delhi, India (non-EU) to Valencia, Spain (Schengen + EU). As there are no direct flights, I will be connecting either through Frankfurt, Germany (Via Lufthansa) or ...
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Passport expires in less than 3 months when travelling from India to Ireland via France

I'm resident in Ireland, my residence permit expires in 2023, however my Indian passport expires in January, 2022. I'm travelling to India soon and was wondering if I'll have any issues flying back to ...
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Indian Passport : Last Name missing and merged to Given name

I have an Indian passport valid from (2015 to 2025) and I traveled with this many times in EUROPE before. The problem i am facing now after i move permanently to EUROPE and they given me a Resident ...
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UK Visa correspondance from immigration

I am an applicant from India who is trying to apply for UK Visitor Visa on priority from VFS Global. My application was received successfully but I received this very distressing email from the ...
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Legality of being an extra/actor for Bollywood as a tourist?

I've heard on some websites (including this one) how easy it may be to become an extra for a Bollywood film. Obviously, it involves being paid. What's the legality of this for a tourist and can ...
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Is travel from India to the US on an Advance Parole document allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

As discussed here, most people who have been present in India (or various other countries) within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter the US. However, a CBP article mentions "an advance ...
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Can I travel from Canada to India via Germany (Frankfurt)

I'm a Canadian citizen with an OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) card. There are presently no direct flights offered from Canada to India, which is why I've found myself in this mess. I booked a ...
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Do I need a visa for travelling to France/Italy/Greece with Blue card issued in Germany and Indian passport?

I recently moved to Germany from India and have received a blue card permit (AUFENTHALTSTITEL, BLAUE KARTE EU) this month. It is valid till 2025. My passport is still Indian. I am planning to visit ...
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Plugging in a Power Spike/Surge protector to a Voltage Converter

I'll be moving from India to USA in a month and I am trying to figure out the adapters. Can I connect a Universal Travel adapter( I own this) to a power spike and connect appliances? Is it safe? I don'...
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Is it the norm for hotels not to provide washing service for undergarments in India?

A strange event happened while I was travelled to Kerela (*), I asked the hotels to take care of my laundry , they said sure they'd do the clothes except the inner garments. I asked why they refused ...
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Changing fare type in KLM

I have an intercontinental KLM flight with the standard fare. However, due to my own mistake, I just discovered that there is also a student fare with more baggage allowance. Can I change my fare type ...
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Excess baggage on Vistara (or another airline) + KLM?

I have a single ticket from Kolkata, India to Amsterdam. The first part consists of a domestic flight with Vistara from Kolkata to Delhi and the next is with KLM from Delhi to Amsterdam. I was told by ...
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India Canada travel ban?

I am a Canadian permanent resident Came to India in March and was flying back on 4th May 2021. Due to the covid 19 strain threat, Canada put a ban on all flights from India to Canada which they have ...
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travel restriction exemption from India to the US on an F1 visa

Because of the high covid case loads in India the US announced travel restrictions between the US ad India. There appear to be exemptions to these restrictions for students on an F1 visa. It is not ...
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Will the lack of an entry stamp for return to Nepal from India be a problem for me at US CBP?

I am a Nepalese citizen, currently in Nepal from 10th March. I have not been in India for the past 14 days, the only time I was in India was from 2nd March to 10th March and I will be departing from ...
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Transit in Doha without visa

Since Qatar is the only Gulf country that hasn't banned travel from India yet. I am a non-Indian living in India, and I booked a ticket from India to Doha through Indigo and another ticket from Doha ...
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Is there really no way for Australian citizens to return home from India right now legally?

I just read that Australia has passed a law that makes it illegal for citizens to return home from India. Is there absolutely no way to do it? Can't the embassy in New Delhi assist in some way? I ...
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Travel to India after H1B expiration

I am relocating back to India from USA. My H1B expired on 5th April, 2021 and with recapture days my last working day in US was 11th April. I am planning to travel on 17th April. Will there be any ...
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travel to India with OCI or visa

my kid is 5yrs ,he has both Indian visa up to 2026 and OCI ,recently his passport was renewed ,my question is can I use visa to go India or should I have to renew OCI card and use it.
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Travelling from Berlin to Mumbai to Goa, how long would I need for processing in Mumbai before my flight to Goa?

I am travelling from Berlin to Goa via Mumbai. According to the latest guidelines I need to take a PCR test on arrival and get my receipt before I can take the connecting flight. Can someone who has ...
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Where is this dome in Delhi?

This is an image from an 1986 Tamil movie, Mouna Raagam, (at 0:26 in this video), which was supposedly shot in Delhi. A paste into Google image search throws a number of domes in Delhi, but the top is ...
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Indian Passport Holder travelling to India from UK during lockdown

I hold Indian Passport and UK residence permit I would like to travel india due to my fathers expected eye operation Do I need to provide a doctors letter at UK airport before departure?
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