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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Maiden name change on indian passport - US visa in old (damaged) passport

Recently my 2 year old son chewed on my wife's Indian passport - luckily only damaging the corner part of the passport booklet and all the corners of pages in the passport. This passport was in my ...
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Can a Bangladeshi enter India by air from third country?

I am from Bangladesh, and I have an Indian tourist visa, which I received from the Indian High Commission in Bangladesh. At this moment I am in Bhutan. Now I want to enter India by air. Is it possible?...
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Indian Passport thread coming off [duplicate]

We gave our passport for stamping and it looks like it returned with threads coming out lose. My passport has only 2 threads remaining. We are travelling to a couple of countries before going to ...
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How much to donate at Hindu temples in India?

At many Indian temples, on entering the inner sanctum, devotees and foreign tourists alike are often met by a priest who will apply a tilaka (dab of paste) to your forehead and perhaps "gift" you a ...
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Will Customs in India figure out that I have two laptops? [duplicate]

I am going back to India soon from the US. Can I take a laptop in my carry-on luggage and another laptop in my checked baggage, so that I don't have to pay customs duty for either of the laptops? Will ...
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Do i need a transit visa for Malaysia ? If yes, am i eligible for it?

I am an Indian Citizen who has lived in Vietnam on business visa for the last 3 months and tourist visa for few months before that. I am going back to India and my flight is from Ho Chi Minh to ...
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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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Can I use a permanent disability certificate as photo ID for a domestic flight in India? [duplicate]

I have a permanent disability certificate; it's a photo ID. Can I take a domestic flight in India with only this ID?
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I want to apply for Schengen visa, but employer NOC which is mandatory document for visa is not available with me

I have resigned from my current company and will be joining a new company soon. Hence, I cannot get a leave approval letter from my current company, and if I decide to join a new company and then ...
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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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Return ticket from USA, is it necessary to be for country of origin?

I was travelling from Delhi to San Francisco and had return ticket from San Francisco to Singapore. I was not issued boarding pass on the grounds that I don't have tickets for Singapore to Delhi. ...
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Had a question about transit visa for UK [duplicate]

I’m traveling from India to USA in which i got a 15 hour layover at London airport. My flight will land at London at 6 p.m. and other flight will take off at 9 a.m. next day. So an overnight stay. So ...
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Does a Yemeni citizen need a transit visa for India?

I will travel from Aden to Mumbai by Yemen Airways, and then I will travel to Kuala Lumpur by Malaysia Airlines. Do I need an Indian visa for the connection?
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Removing my name from Indian immigration blacklist [duplicate]

Respect. I have came to India with student visa and i have overstay for 16 months after that i applied for Exit Visa in order to go back to my country (IRAQ) after 4 months of leaving India I applied ...
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Schengen visa - employed while applying, unemployed while travelling

I am a 25 year old Indian male currently employed in India, but I'll be quitting my job in a couple weeks. I wish to travel to the Schengen area next month for a vacation before I go to the US for ...
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Which are the cleanest ghats in Varanasi?

I am about to go on a pilgrimage trip to Varanasi. I find a lot of information on Varanasi ghats on the Net. But some of the facts are really disturbing: quite a few ghats are supposed to be cremation ...
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Who provides Carnet de Passage for Indian vehicles?

Under which government department and which law the Carnet is issued in India ? I have already visited Nepal and Bhutan on bike. Both the countries don't need any Carnet from Indians. Now, I want to ...
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I have no ID and I have booked a flight [duplicate]

Hey I have booked I a flight from Goa to Mumbai on may 6. But I don’t have any Id on me, so can I still trravel.
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What happens if I don't use my Indian visa? Is it likely to cause problems in future?

I am a British citizen. I recently applied for (and was granted) a multiple-entry 6-month Indian business visa. It looks likely now that I will not use it (the trips were cancelled for business ...
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FIR for damaged Indian passport?

I have an Indian passport. Do I need to file a first information report (FIR) at the police station if my passport is only damaged (not stolen)? Only the outer cover has been a little bit detached, ...
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Traveling to India (Delhi) from USA (Houston) with < 1 year old and car seat

We're planning to travel to India to visit family in a couple of weeks (still haven't booked the airfare) and I haven't been able to get good information about what to expect with using a car seat on ...
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Can I board a domestic flight in India if the name on the ticket is longer than the name in my ID card?

If my PAN card only contains only my first name but my plane ticket contains my full name, will I be allowed to board a domestic flight in India?
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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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Can I use my school ID card for an Indian domestic flight?

The only ID card I have is for my 7th year class. Can I use it as ID for domestic flight from LKO-DEL? I am traveling with my father; he have all documents, so can I get verified by him ?
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Emirates - Check in Baggage Dimensions from India to USA

My journey is from Ahmedabad to Dubai(Emirates Economy), Dubai to Boston(Emirates Economy) and Boston to Cleveland(JetBlue Economy). On their website emirates mentions that checked in baggage ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a 17 hour layover in London? [duplicate]

I want to book a flight from Canada to India that has two layovers, one in Helsinki and one in London. The layover in London is 17 hours and extends into the day after I arrive. I don't intend to ...
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What should be the Visa Category and required documents for my parents?

My home country is India. I will be traveling to the US for my Ph.D. with an F1 visa. I have already applied for the interview which is yet to take place. My parents wish to travel with me, both for ...
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Is this November is a good time to go to Spiti Valley, Himachal India?

I am planning to visit Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India on this November first onwards, and planning to be back by the end of the month. How is the road condition now? Local transportation is ...
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Taking my 2 month old bicycle from the US to India on plane as checked luggage. Do I have to pay import duty when I land in India?

I am an Indian citizen. Also, I will be taking my bicycle with me back to the US in August. The price of the bike is around $1600 and it isn't sold in India.
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Requirements for disabled line for domestic flights in India [closed]

I am an Indian citizen and I am in a cast, do I get to go in a disabled line for Indian domestic flights?
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Do I need a transit visa in New Delhi?

I am an Afghan citizen. traveling from China to Afghanistan through New Delhi airport, with 2 different airlines with a layover of 10 hours. I don't have to claim luggage. Do I need a transit visa or ...
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Want to go to Visit Russia but Can I board the plane from Delhi, India, instead of Dhaka Bangladesh?

I am a Bangladeshi National. Want to go to Russia but plane fare is about twice about 1200$ for 30 hrs of flight but from India it is only 600$. So can I go to India with an Indian visa then board ...
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Getting travel insurance for multiple travels in a month

I have travel plans via air in a particular month where I will be going to and fro between two places. If I book tickets via online travel agency (Yatra/MakeMyTrip), they offer me to get travel ...
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Documentation requirements for a baby for domestic air travel within India

I wish to travel domestically within India with my 9-month-old baby. What documentation do I need for a domestic journey? I don't currently have any documentation for my baby.
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Most affordable city in India with a good standard of living? [closed]

I have Montenegro passport and I want to stay in India as a tourist for about 8 months [From February to September] (4 month is easily possible for visa and 8 months should be possible but a little ...
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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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Can you work online with an Indian Tourist Visa?

I'm from the United States, and I'm planning on going to India for a few months of tourism. During that time, however, I would like to continue working for my U.S.-based company by just working online ...
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OCI renewal for a minor

My son has a OCI card which will soon expire, I would like to know if I can apply for a regular visa instead of renewal of OCI as he has a upcoming visit soon to India.
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My fiancee's visa extension

My fiancee lives in US since 4 years ago and she is still an Afghan passport holder. She applied for an Indian visa and bought her tickets but she wants to stay more then one month in India. She got ...
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Duties on 2 laptops while travelling to India [duplicate]

I am an Indian living in Australia as permanent resident. I intend to carry 2 laptops to India while on an official trip. 1 laptop is company one and another is personal. I am carrying personal one ...
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Is it possible to request hand inspection of photographic film in Indian airports?

Per What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?, when traveling with photographic film, it's best to pack it in hand luggage and request hand inspection of undeveloped film. In ...
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Does Nepal have open borders with India?

According to Wikipedia, Nepal has "open borders" with India underneath the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship. As far as I understand, it's not a truly open border as movement is ...
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Can I get a Visa for Nepal in its border with India?

I'm an European citizen with a visa for India that allows for multiple entries. I understand that, that doesn't allow me to enter Nepal. If I go to Nepal's border, can I get a Nepal's visa there? What ...
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Do I need to fill ESTA if I already have a US visa?

I currently hold a B1 US Visa on my Indian passport and I will be travelling to the US soon. However, I will be taking a flight from Sydney instead of India and I have booked one from Qantas. I do ...
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Is it required to provide a detailed itinerary for Schengen visa?

Is it required to give a detailed itinerary like this for a Schengen Visa application? Or is it enough to provide a basic itinerary like this? 1-June to 3-June in Rome 3-June to 6-June in Milan 6-...
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Do bitcoin Visa debit cards work in India and are they widely accepted?

Bitcoin Visa debit cards (bitpay, xapo, cryptopay) offer low foreign exchange fee when paying merchants or getting cash from ATMs. Do such debit cards work in India and are they widely accepted?
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Address misspelt in passport/ problems with US F1 visa [closed]

I am an incoming graduate student to the US and I will shortly apply for the F1 visa. While requesting for the I20 I filled up my current address wherein I stated 'Apartment' in the address column. ...
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Seeing a Bollywood movie in Mumbai?

It looks likely that a group of us will be in Mumbai for a few days in June. We're wondering if there's a really nice cinema (not just a chain) where we can go to watch a Bollywood screening with the ...
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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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Do they count the time of flight arrival as the start of your E-tourist Visa? (I miss 60 days by 20 minutes)

I have booked a 61 day trip to India but the E-TOURIST VISA is only 60 days. I arrive at 11:40 pm on the first day so wouldn't get through customs until the next day anyway, making it a 60 day trip. ...