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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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US Port of Entry

I'm traveling from New Delhi to New York, and have Boston as a 2.5 hour layover. In the DS-160 form for B1/B2 Visa, I've filled New York as my entry to the US. Will this be problematic for my Visa ...
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Indian visa for a Bangladeshi: how to deal with blacklisting? [duplicate]

I am a Bangladeshi. I have already travelled to India three times. The last time, I travelled to Nepal by road from India, then came back to Bangladesh. After finishing my Indian visa validity, I ...
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Does one have to keep the printed e-Visa on which the immigration agent wrote the visa expiry date?

Upon entering India with an e-Visa (formerly known as tourist visa), the immigration agent writes the expiry date of the visa on the printed e-Visa (not the one on the passport, but the one we're ...
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Can I reserve return tickets to a layover country and separately reserve return tickets from layover to my destination?

I'm planning a trip from Seattle to Delhi. Can I reserve my tickets in such a way that I have return tickets from SEA -> BKK and separate tickets from BKK -> DEL. I intend to explore the city of ...
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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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Can a student id card can be taken as an identity proof for domestic air travel in India? [duplicate]

I have a student id card verified by my institution. My father works in defence so I also have a family identity card with a photograph attached to it. I would like to know if I will be allowed to ...
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American with Expired India tourist e visa [duplicate]

I’m an American in India. My passport is current but my Indian tourist e visa has expired. I want to travel on to Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone. How can I resolve this challenge?
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Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Delhi Airport when one cannot receive a text message?

Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Delhi Airport when one cannot receive a text message? The Wi-Fi network I found seemed to ask for OTP, which is sent by text message.
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What will happen if I overstay a tourist visa or can I extend it in New Delhi?

I'm a Bangladeshi passport holder. My Indian multiple entry tourist visa will expire on 8 October 2018. I visited India on 20 August 2018. I will visit again with this same visa on 22 September 2018 ...
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nepalese citizen travelling from sydney to india

I am a Nepalese citizen living in Sydney. I have to travel to India for few days. My question is, do I have to get a visa to travel to India as im currently living in Sydney? cheers!!!
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Can I get a 1 day extension from the FRRO in India on a 1 year Indian business visa for a 1-day overstay due to flight time change [duplicate]

I have a 1 year Indian business visa which expires 3rd December. My international departing flight was at 2am on the 4, but has now been changed by 4 hours to 6am on the 4th meaning I will not be able ...
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Advice on damaged Indian passport [duplicate]

The stamp on my passport got smudged a little bit due to rainwater going in. But the information page is still intact without any damage. Also, there is a valid German visa on this passport, where I ...
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Can I use a photo printed on regular paper to purchase an Indian SIM card?

I read on https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293860-i511-k10211967-Prepaid_Indian_Sim_card-India.html: For buying an Indian sim card, you would need a passport size photo, xerox copy of your ...
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Are Airbnb hosts required to obtain copies of the guests' passports in India?

My Airbnb host in India told me prior to my arrival: According to Indian law, we would require a copy of your passport. Are Airbnb hosts required to obtain copies of the guests' passports in ...
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How can I get a SIM card that gets activated within two hours or less in India?

I read on this answer from RedBaron: Pre-activated SIM cards are not sold in India. This means you have to buy a SIM card and then wait for some time for the number to get activated (this can vary ...
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Refused entry to India

I traveled last week to New Delhi, India. When we reached passport control / immigration we discovered that my valid e-visa had my old passport's number (my travel agent by mistake used the old ...
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Where can I get a SIM card at the Hyderabad (Telangana, India) airport, or somewhere on the way to Banjara Hills?

Where can I get a SIM card at the Hyderabad (Telangana, India) airport, or somewhere on the way to Banjara Hills? The airport FAQ (mirror) doesn't mention SIM cards. The airport convenience shops ...
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Will I get a free SIM card if I fly from a non-Indian location to Hyderabad (Telangana, India) with a layover at Delhi?

I plan to fly from San Francisco to Hyderabad (Telangana, India) with a layover in Delhi. I read here (mirror): The home ministry's new year gift to its foreign tourists from 161 countries will be ...
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Where can I rent a computer monitor for two weeks in Hyderabad (Telangana, India)?

Where can I rent a computer monitor for around two weeks in Hyderabad (Telangana, India)? The computer monitors on http://www.amazon.in/ and http://www.olx.in/ are more expensive than I'm used to, so ...
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Has anyone ever actually received a GST refund, from India?

In India, If you are a tourist to India You purchase something and take it out of the country in theory you can claim and get a refund of the GST. (GST is the local term for sales tax or VAT.) {...
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Visit USA with current Canadian PR and US B1/B2 obtained from India earlier

I am an immigrant to Canada on PR and has visited US earlier from India on Visit visa valid for 10 years. I would now like to visit USA again from Canada for short stay of 3 days. What documents would ...
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Transit visa in India for Bangladeshi

I've five Bangladeshi workers returning home to Bangladesh after the completion of their contract. Their flight is from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Bangladesh (DAC), and they have a transit in Kolkata (CCU),...
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Travelling to Mexico with a British/Schengen visa [duplicate]

Has anybody been to Mexico on a foreign passport with a British or a Schengen visa? What is the experience like at immigration? I have an Indian passport with both British and Schengen visa but I'm ...
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Will I be allowed to go to Mexico without a visa if I hold a British and a Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I am currently living in the UK on a Tier 2 visa and have a multiple entry Schengen visa valid until 2022. Do I need a Mexican visa? The Mexican embassy in India told me I do not. However, VisaHQ in ...
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Do I need a transit visa or some other kind of visa while going from India to Toronto via Paris? [duplicate]

I was thinking to book two flights for going from India to Canada. The first one is from India to Paris, and the next one is from Paris to Toronto. Can I do this? Do I need some kind of special visa ...
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Where can I get street views of Hyderabad (India), similar to Google Maps?

Google Street View doesn't work in Hyderabad, India (mirror). Where can I get street views of Hyderabad, similar to Google Maps? I unsuccessfully tried: Wonobo: the map doesn't load (tested on MSIE ...
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What is the difference between itinerary and ticket?

I received an email from IndiGo stating "Your IndiGO Itinerary". Should I ask them for a ticket? I have no idea. Can you please let me know what the difference between itinerary and ticket is?
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How early I can apply for the renewal of an Indian passport from a new city?

I will be moving to a new city to take up a job in 20 days. How soon I can apply for the renewal of my passport from the new place, after moving in there? Can I use my rental agreement and HR letter ...
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Post changes of 2017 in custom duty am I allowed to bring 2 laptops when travelling from USA to India? [duplicate]

I am going to US with my work laptop and planning to buy another personal laptop there. Now as answered earlier on this website, the answers are dated because of the change in custom duty rules due to ...
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Are there any motor scooters that do not require a driving license in India?

In a lot of countries some (under powered) scooters do not need a driving license. For India a stranger on the internet claimed that you do not need a driving license for gearless scooters under 50cc ...
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Flying in India without original ID card [duplicate]

I don't have my original ID with me, but I do have an image of my ID in my mobile phone. Can I fly from Delhi to Kolkata?
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Canada transit visa query [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with a valid US F-1 visa. I have to travel between the US and India via Canada in August this year. I am applying now for a Canada transit visa. There are 36 days left before my ...
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Transit visa requirement for flights connecting through Gatwick [duplicate]

Two of us holding Indian passports are flying from the Middle East to Toronto with British Airways. There is a layover of about 7 hours at Gatwick airport. The flight lands at the North terminal and ...
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Is that initial compulsory in a ticket for domestic travel?

I have booked a ticket from Delhi to Chennai and my full name as per ID is V Vimalkumar but while booking I have entered only Vimalkumar. Will this create a problem?
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My Indian passport's first page is a little damaged. Is it going to be a problem?

As you can see only the seal page is a little damaged. Other than that my booklet is in perfect condition. Do I have to apply for a new passport or would this be usable?
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Visa at Heathrow airport if layover is 15 hours [duplicate]

If we have a 15-hour layover at Heathrow airport with a US visa, do we need a visa if we want to go out of the airport?
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Why do Indian restaurants in India serve food items in every plate, while those in the U.S. simply put it out on the table?

I've noticed that when ordering food at an Indian restaurant here in the U.S., the waiters simply place the different food items on the table. However, when I travel to India and dine at local ...
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Interstate Karnataka Tamul Nadu permit charges

We are planning to visit Trichunapalli from Bangalore. We will be going by a 36 seater mini bus. What will be the inter state permit charges to be paid at the Hosur check post?
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UK child visitor visa

My 16-month-old son got his visitor visa, which states that he has to be accompanied by his mother. That's fine. But, due to some reason, my wife won't be able to return with him as her official stay ...
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How to find out the fair price for an elephant tour in India? [closed]

As a foreigner it can sometimes be hard to judge what is a reasonable cost when the internet is flooded with ads directed at tourists (who are often willing to pay crazy prices due to lack of better ...
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Can I apply for a medical e-visa to India if I already have a valid tourist visa in my passport?

I have a valid India tourist visa in my passport. Before I left India I was receiving medical treatment, and I have been told I need to go back. But when I left India recently, as I had been there for ...
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Different surname in university ID and passport

I have been sponsored by my university to attend a 5 day program abroad. I am confused whether to apply for visa and flight ticket in my maiden name (same as in my University ID card) or with my ...
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Ladakh medical facilities

I'm planning to visit Ladakh in July with an 11-year-old kid. I am flying to Leh from Delhi. Has anyone here travelled with a kid this route before? Were there any issues due to altitude sickness? I ...
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indian visa rejection: mistaken identity [duplicate]

I am a Bangladeshi citizen. I applied for the indian visa back to back 3 times and every time they rejected my visa. somehow I get to know that my name Mohammad Hossain which is a similar kind of name ...
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India visa expiring 2 days after arrival

I finish my last university exam on the 15th in the UK, so I'm flying to Pune via London-Delhi to see my family (where my father is employed and whom I'm dependent on) on the 15th arriving on the 16th....
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Returning to India from US [duplicate]

I will be returning from the US carrying an iPad and two laptops(one bought in India and other in the US). What duty charges will I have to pay at the customs?
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Immigration at Chicago or Pittsburgh [duplicate]

I am traveling from Delhi to London to Chicago to Pittsburgh via British Airways. I have a terminal change at Chicago airport and have a 2-hour window to do so. Will my immigration take place in ...
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How much whey protein can I bring to India for personal use? [duplicate]

I am a student and I am planning to bring 6 kilos of whey protein, a dried dairy product, for my personal use that costs 68 euros (5700 INR) from Europe. Do I need to declare it in airport customs? ...
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Immigration check in Chennai or Mumbai

My itinerary involves three airlines and three sectors: Chennai (MAA) to Mumbai (BOM) - Air India Mumbai (BOM) to London (LHR) - British Airways London (LHR) to Raleigh (RDU) - American Airlines Is ...
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Is my brand new Indian passport damaged due to a loose thread in the middle of the booklet?

So basically I applied for a new passport and I got it two months ago. I was flipping through the pages a few days ago and I realized that there is a loose dangling thread in the lower part of the ...