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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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How long does an Indian visa ban last after overstaying your previous visa? [duplicate]

Due to personal reasons, I overstayed my visa in India for a while and then left on an exit permit granted by the FRRO after paying fines and clearing myself. After like a year, I applied for a visa ...
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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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Indian visa and 180 rule

I have a new passport and I'm applying for a new visa for India. Is my old passport linked to my new one in any way? There's a 180-day visa rule per calendar year and I stayed on my old passport and ...
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How can I remove black list from Indian embassy? [duplicate]

On the invitation of a theater group from the Indian state of Assam, two groups of 27 people entered India through the Sutarkandi border with visit visas. The customs officer there stopped us from ...
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Can I take a desktop PC as a carry-on from USA to India (layover in UK)? What is the safest way to pack and carry it?

I'll be travelling for the summer from the US to India and I plan on taking my desktop PC with me since most of my development work is on there. I've seen other posts saying that this is usually not a ...
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Regarding the government signature on the front page of a passport

In my Indian passport there is no signature in the front, which is the government signature of India. The last time while travelling they stopped me in immigration saying that this is actually not an ...
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When visiting northern India in September, where to begin weather-wise?

For non-extreme hikers that want to play it safe, and are visiting India during September and early October - is it better to begin in the north-east (Sikim etc.) or north-west (Himachal-Pradesh etc.) ...
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What are "prohibited / restricted areas" in the context of an Indian visa?

Looking at the endorsements on my new Indian visa, one of the things it says is: Not Valid for Prohibited / restricted and Cantonment areas How do I find out what those areas are, so I can ensure ...
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Baggage allowance for international travellers in India

I am travelling to India next month. I am carrying 2 check-in bags coming from the USA. I wanted to know if the domestic flights like Indigo allow free bags for international travellers, or is there ...
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India Entry Requirement - Foreign Traveller - Passport Validity

Wanted to check if someone here had first had experience on this. Traveling to India with my Son (US passport holder) next month. He has a valid e-visa (already stamped last year) that expires on ...
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Non-ECR category for an Indian Passport, without birth certificate, class 10 cert. and No PAN

I am planning to apply for a new passport for my mother-in-law, she is over 50 years and falls under the non-ECR category. She doesn't have a birth certificate, 10th marks card or a PAN card. She only ...
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Visiting Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota as non-Indian

Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, south of Chennai, is India's main spaceport. They have recently opened up a 5000-seat viewing gallery for launches, complete with a booking system ...
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Agra to Jaipur - How to hire a taxi / driver?

In a few weeks we’ll be travelling to India. We’ll stay one night in Agra, visit the Taj and then want to travel to Jaipur by taxi, leaving Agra around noon. We want to stop on route to see some ...
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Lost OCI card. Applying for an eVisa

I had my UK passport and Indian OCI card stolen. I'm applying for an eVisa and answering the question whetherI have visited India previously means I need a visa number, which I don't have. Can I enter ...
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As an Indian citizen, can I exit Delhi airport during a 9-hour long transit?

I am an Indian citizen travelling from Istanbul to Kolkata. I have booked with Turkish Airlines. My Istanbul-Delhi leg is with Indigo and I arrive in Delhi at 05:00. And then my Delhi-Kolkata leg is ...
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I have lost my OCI Card for India and now applying for EVisa, What visa type to select under Previous Visa/Currently valid Visa Details

Technically i have visited India numerous times on my OCI Card, So if say No to have you visited India before then its lying and if i say Yes, it force to select a Visa Type and OCI is not in List. I ...
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Eligibility for non ECR passport

My mother is 49 years 5 months old and studied unt 7th class. Is she eligible for non ECR (Emigration Clearance Required) passport? As of now I applied in the ECR category. Is there any benefit of it?
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If beef is banned in Tamil Nadu, India, how come there's beef on the menu?

When I search Google, most results indicate that beef, as well as slaughtering cows, is illegal in Tamil Nadu, India. However, I'm in Chennai right now and I'm seeing beef on the menu. What's going ...
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Weird MRZ code on my passport

I have an Indian passport, which has given trouble scanning in different places. However, the data was entered manually by the officer, whenever it failed to scan. On examining closely, I noticed that ...
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Exit permit or Indian visa for child born in india for US citizens?

My wife and I are US citizens with OCI cards. We had a twin baby last year in October and we are waiting for US passport. How do we apply for an exit permit? Also, can we apply for an Indian visa ...
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Indian ETA photo is horizontal

My Indian ETA has been granted today but my photo ID above the barcode is horizontal not vertical. Will this be sufficient or cause problems at immigration? Thanks
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Carrying medicines for my friend to UK [duplicate]

I will be travelling to UK for my job purpose and one of my friend in UK has asked me to deliver some Ayurvedic medicines for her illness which has prescription and receipt along with it, but I am ...
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Taking medicines from USA to India for someone else in air travel

My relatives are asking to bring medicines from USA to India. They told us NOT to put those medicines in cabin baggage (15lbs). They told us to put those medicines in checked-in baggage (50lbs) and ...
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Reference for Indian ETA application

We are planning to get an E-visa for India but it asks for a reference. I've heard occasionally that you can just put in the hotel where you staying but this application asks specifically for a name. ...
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Travel to Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh

What is the easiest way to travel from large Southern cities (Hyderabad, Mangaluru, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Chennai) in India to Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh? Easiest defined as not having to ...
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Same flight and aircraft with layover, but booked tickets separately

I needed to book tickets from point A to C. But the connecting (1 stop, no aircraft change) flight option was too expensive (30 min stop at B). So I booked two tickets in the same aircraft (same ...
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Do I require a transit visa? I'm am Indian citizen, travelling from Australia to India

I'm Indian citizen, traveling to India from Australia with Malaysia Airlines for both flights. I have a 13.5-hour layover in Kuala Lumpur. Do I require a transit visa?
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Am I a person of Pakistani origin for the purposes of an Indian tourist visa?

I am a British-born citizen and when applying for an Indian tourist e-visa I am asked: Were your Parents/Grandparents (paternal/maternal) Pakistan Nationals or Belong to Pakistan held area. [sic] In ...
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Non-US citizen with warrant

If I have a bench warrant, will I able to leave the United States without any issues? Because my charge was PL 145.05 mischief, and I didn't attend court in New York, will I able to go to my home ...
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Information about Kampegowda international lounge Bengaluru

I'll be going from Bengaluru to Frankfurt, and I have a few questions about the lounge: When can I enter into it? How much is the fee? Is everything complimentary after paying the fee? Thanks. If ...
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H1B Visa interview in India

Good morning. I am trying to schedule the interview for my H1B visa extension during my next vacation to India. I am using this link - https://evisaforms.state.gov/Instructions/SchedulingSystem.asp ...
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Cheapest way to reach Peru from India

I want to go to Peru next year. Air fare is mighty expensive, then it struck me, it might be possible to go by ship. And it would be fun, I'd actually see ocean journey and see the geography which I ...
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Travel meetup in Amsterdam

My friend is travelling from India to Canada with an Indian passport via Amsterdam (Schiphol airport). Is it possible for me to meet her with a Schengen visa? If yes then how?
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Traveling with Venlafaxine and Vyvanse to India

I am an Indian national living in Australia. I'm planning to visit India for a period of 3 months or more, depending on the rules at the time of my departure. While in Australia, I was diagnosed with ...
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What is the difference between Super Value Economy, Flexi-Saver Economy, and Flexible Economy?

Air India offers the following kind of tickets in order of increasing price (top to bottom) Super Value Economy Flexi-Saver Economy Flexible Economy What is the difference between them? The Airline ...
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I want to buy 500,000 rupees' worth of sound speaker systems from India

Can I import these items from India to Bangladesh free, or do I have to pay tax, and how much would I have to pay? The value is 500,000 Indian rupees. I am from Bangladesh.
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Need a visa to travel to India as former OCI?

My partner (Australian citizen) had an OCI card, but hasn't renewed it yet (she has a new passport). However, we need to go to India for family reasons very soon, and the OCI renewal process appears ...
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Canadian / Croatian travelling to India [duplicate]

I am meant to be travelling to India in December for a wedding. The Indian government is currently not issuing tourist visas to Canadians. I am a dual passport holder and will be travelling to / from ...
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Can I carry 0.177 caliber airgun from Canada to India [duplicate]

I am an Indian resident seeking to ensure a seamless airport experience by proactively confirming details to preemptively address any potential issues. Can I carry 0.177 caliber airgun with me from ...
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Is it possible to reach India from any neighbouring countries without a flight?

I am planning an overland bike journey across south Asia (beginning in Vietnam). I want to include India and Nepal in my trip. Because I'm travelling by bicycle it's difficult to include flights and I ...
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Are we allowed to carry airport style checked luggage when using Indian trains?

I have a luggage bag looking like this: Would it be allowed to take this with me when I board an Indian train?
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Are there any links to forms that can be printed and filled by non-citizens entering India?

Are there any links to forms that can be printed and filled by non-citizens entering India? And would these printed forms be accepted by the Immigration officials?
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Identifying traffic signals for colour blind people

I am colour blind and have difficulty distinguishing between red and yellow in traffic signals. However I can identify green as that is designated with a arrow symbol in Indian traffic signals. So I ...
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Transiting in Dubai with two separate tickets (Emirates, Spicejet) - Indian passport without US visa

I am arriving in Dubai from the US at Terminal 3 at 19:10 with Emirates airline. My onward Spicejet flight is from Terminal 1 the next day at 03:40 AM. I am an Indian citizen and won't have a valid US ...
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Indian with Sweden work permit. What are the visa requirement for a Republic of Ireland visit?

I have a valid work permit and have been working in Sweden for 6 months. I want to visit the Republic of Ireland. What is the visa requirement for this?
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Max no. of Power banks allowed in Carry on - Air China

I have read numerous blog posts advising that we must carry power banks as carry on and not checked in luggage. However, I fail to obtain the maximum amount (number of power banks or capacity of each ...
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Passport thread coming off from the bottom end [duplicate]

I have got the visa stamped for Schengen countries. But i noticed i have a small binding coming off from the bottom end of the passport. I have attached a pic, please refer the same. Do i need to get ...
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Ideas for versatile clothes in northern India

I will be heading to Ladakh (Leh included) from mid-August to mid-October, but I want to travel with only a 32 liter bag, and obviously I will have to be flexible with my gear due to the difference of ...
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When can I send second application for an evisa to India?

I have an electronic visa for a year, which ends on 28 November. I want to get a visa issued for 5 years. When can I send the application for it on the website, and when will I be able to use it to ...
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To travel 30 km from India to Sri Lanka, do I really have to take a 1500 km, 20 hour detour?

I'm in Tamil Nadu, India. Let's say I go to the area around Rameswaram, India, and that after that I want to visit the area around Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. Getting a visa for Sri Lanka is done very ...

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