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Do I need a Turkey transit visa for a layover?

I have an Indian passport and am planning to visit Germany with a valid visa. To book a flight for Germany (Mumbai – Dusseldorf), I came across some connected flights that stop at Istanbul. Do I need ...
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Can I visit other Schengen countries on a long-term Schengen visa or residency permit?

I have requested for a French long term (Type D) student visa from a consulate in India. It's a national Type D visa and not a Schengen visa. My question is that can we still go to other Schengen ...
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London Heathrow airport - do I need a transit visa? [duplicate]

I am traveling from the US to India via London Heathrow on November 6. I will be at LHR on 7th at 6:20 am and departing at 9:25 pm. I'm an Indian national and have a valid US visa. Do I need a ...
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Can we apply for a Schengen tourist visa while visiting another country on a short-stay visa?

We are Indians and will be visiting UK on short-stay visas for about five months. Can we apply for Schengen tourist visas while we are in London?
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How much money do I need to show as proof of support when applying for a UK Standard Visitor visa?

I am an Indian citizen studying in Italy on an Italian visa that expires 19 November, 2015. I have permesso di soggiorno. I want to visit the United Kingdom for my vacations for a week during March. I ...
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Do I need a Japanese transit visa when arriving at Narita and departing from Haneda?

I am arriving from New Delhi, India (with an Indian passport) on JAL at Narita Airport on July 11th at 7:30 AM and departing for San Francisco on JAL at 12:05 AM on July 12th from Haneda Airport. Do I ...
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Use of unused Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland

I am Indian national residing in UK and have been issued Schengen visa by Norway Embassy which is Type 'C', multiple entry and expires on 21st oct 2014. Unfortunately I have never used this visa to ...
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Documents required by Indian citizens wishing to travel to Nepal

I'm a citizen of India and I'm travelling to Nepal by air. Is an Aadhaar Card a valid document used for travelling to Nepal by air?
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Ireland Transit Visa when flying from IND - Abu Dhabi - Dublin - US

My parents are Indian Citizens. They hold a valid B2 Tourist Visa to USA. I'm planning to book a flight with Hyderabad (India) - Abu Dhabi (UAE) - Dublin (Ireland) - USA. The leg from Hyderabad to ...
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Which country visa should i apply to? - Schengen [duplicate]

My port of entry and exit is Frankfurt, Germany. However i will only be spending a day or two there. I am visiting Spain and Portugal for a week each. So should I be applying to Spain embassy or ...
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Arriving in Zurich the night before Schengen visa validity begins

(First off I do realize that someone has already asked this question but there didn't seem to be a conclusive answer.) My flight reaches Zurich on July 4th at 7:25 pm, and the Schengen visa's ...
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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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Travel to India with Indian passport having less than 6 months validity

I have an international flight this Friday (25 Sep 2020) from San Francisco to Delhi. The airline is Air India. I am trying to do web check in (and health undertaking) on Air India website but it ...
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What visa does my wife need to travel to the UK with me, if I'm going there on a business visa?

I am resident of India and just got UK Business visa ( 6 months, multiple entry) .. I am going for a week on business trip. I want to take my wife along with me and at the end of trip.. I want to ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Zurich on the way to India? [duplicate]

I am travelling from US to India, with an Indian passport but expired F1 visa and going there to get my H1B visa stamping. I have a stop at Zurich for 2 hours while flying to India. Do I need a ...
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Travel in schengen countries without carrying passport for non EU citizen

I am an Indian student in France on a 6 month visa for an Internship. Currently I don't have my passport with me as I have applied for UK visa and am not hoping to receive it back in next 10 days. I ...
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Indian passport slight water mark. Is this considered damaged?

My Indian passport has got some slight water mark in it now. Is this considered damaged passport or will it be fine. The pages which has my details are all intact. It is just the first page cover and ...
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Indian Passport first page ripped - is this considered 'damaged'?

Hi All, My passport first page got ripped. Front side of this page has a Indian emblem and backside is a blank with no stamps or Visas. Other pages including visas, personal details, POE stamps ...
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Reapplying for a UK Standard Visitor visa after a refusal

I applied for a UK visitor's visa. My friend sent me an invite to spend a month with her with a letter stating she would would pay for my accommodation and food. She provided her salary slip, bank ...
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Passport book cover is slightly detached from page

My Indian passport book cover is detached from the main book, but all other information, as well as the book is fine. I am traveling to India in 2 days. What should I do? Will there any problem at the ...
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Valid UK Visa in an Expired Passport

I have a valid (multiple entry) business visit visa to the UK on my old passport. I have recently obtained a new passport as I ran out of pages on my old passport. The purpose of my visit is still for ...
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Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa in Australia?

Indian passport holder. Do I need transit visa in Sydney?
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Do I need a transit visa for Malaysia?

I am an Indian passport holder travelling from China to India via Kuala Lumpur, on Air Asia tickets bought separately. The layover is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Do I need a transit visa?
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Can I visit the UK with an EU permanent residence card?

I am non EU national, living in a Schengen country for past 5 years. I hold Indian passport and EU permanent residence card valid for 5 years. Can i go to UK for few days to visit friends without a ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Saudi Arabia?

On July 2, I will be taking a flight from Dubai, UAE, to Chennai, India, with a layover in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saudia Airline. The layover will be approximately 2.30 hours and I will not be ...
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Do I need a UK airside transit visa, if I already have a UK visitor visa?

I am an Indian citizen and I do not qualify for DATV concession. Going for a trip to UK and Europe, I am having Multiple entry valid Visitor visa for UK. While on my way back from Paris I will be ...
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Transit Visa for Thailand

Im an Indian citizen. Do I need a transit visa in Thailand while going to Angkor Wat from Kolkata (India), and can I stay in Thailand for two days on this transit visa?
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Can I travel to Dublin, Republic of Ireland with UK Tier 2/Schengen visas with Indian Passport

Can anyone please guide me if I can travel to Dublin for a short trip with UK Tier 2 Visa and an Indian Passport? Additionally I have a valid Schengen Visa stamped on passport as well.
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When applying for an Indian Passport, how do I know if I'm in the ECR or non-ECR category?

I'm applying for a fresh Passport from India but I don't know what "ECR" & "NON-ECR" mean: "Is applicant eligible for Non-ECR category?" [Yes] [No] I've already Graduated from University. ...
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Old Passport with US Visa FNU

I have valid US B1/B2 Visa on an expired Indian passport. My passport has my surname as blank and hence I was issued a US Visa with given name as FNU and Surname "My First Name" . I need to apply for ...
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Can I visit the US for tourism on a previously unused B1/B2 visa?

Note: This is NOT a duplicate of this question Difference: In both other questions, the posters traveled once to the US for the original purpose for which the B1 visa was obtained. Their question is ...
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Does an Indian citizen need a Bangkok transit visa for a 10h 45m layover?

My itinerary Bengaluru(Thai Airways International) --> Bangkok --> 01h15m layover --> Bangkok(Thai Airways International) --> Taipei(Terminal 1) ^ The flight numbers being different While ...
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Transit visa travelling from Canada to India via Germany

I have single entry tourist visa for Canada. My visa is valid till 20th Dec 2013 but I am travelling to Mumbai from Toronto on oct. end via Munich (Germany). I am an Indian passport holder. Do I need ...
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Do Indian passport holders with UK Tier 2 need to get a tourist visa for Mexico?

I'm an Indian passport holder currently resident in the UK under a Tier 2 (General) visa and planning on going to Mexico on a holiday. So I was looking into the rules on the Mexican embassy in the UK ...
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What documents should I take to the interview for my US B2 visa application?

I am an Indian house wife planning to visit USA for 3 weeks with my husband holding B1/B2 tourist visa. He is working as an Engineer in Dubai and visited USA once. I am holding holding UAE residence ...
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Do I require airport transit visa at Frankfurt? [duplicate]

I am flying from Mumbiai to Montego Bay via Dubai and Frankfurt as my final destination. Do i require airport transit visa at Frankfurt. i will be having invitation letter from husband and even visa ...
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Hard time proving I am the same person as seen in the passport photo taken 9 years ago

This is a bit funny. I had posted a question in June - Use of unused Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland. Based on that I travelled to Norway and faced another problem. Some background: I have an ...
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How does the British-Irish Visa Scheme (BIVS) work?

I am an Indian citizen and have applied for the Standard Visitor visa to the UK, and wish to travel to Ireland by using the BIVS scheme. Do I need to fill up a separate application for BIVS ...
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Is it legal for an Indian Citizen to travel to Nepal without any form of identification?

I am an Indian Citizen and I wish to drive to Nepal. I am aware of the fact that if you enter Nepal by air, even as an Indian Citizen, you will be required to present an ID. According to Wikipedia, ...
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Will I Need Canada Visitor Visa While Traveling On Alaska Cruise

Nationality: Indian US visa status: H1B (valid for multiple entries) Travel date: 1st week of August. Cruise line: Royal Caribbean I am planning to go on a cruise to Alaska (departing from Seattle,...
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Can the same B1 visa for USA be used after employer has changed?

A colleague was issued a 10-year B1 visa to travel to the US from India while at another company. Can he still use this same visa (within the 10 yrs of issue) for business travel with his current ...
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Can I apply for US visa while I am a visitor in Canada?

I am an Indian passport holder and currently visiting Canada. I have a 10 year multiple entry visit visa for Canada and I want to apply for a US visit visa. Can I apply for a US visa in Canada while ...
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Getting a US visa with an Iranian stamp?

I am a seafarer (marine engineer) and I have to often visit different countries. This time I received my sign-off from Iran and they stamped my passport. Would this cause a problem for getting a US ...
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German national visa (Type D), but entry through another Schengen country?

Disclaimer: This might be a duplicate post, but while looking up this question I did not find a response that would put my mind to peace Hi, I am an Indian student studying in Berlin just for fall ...
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Do I need a UK visa? How and where to apply?

I live in Germany since May 2013 as a spouse of German citizen. In Nov 2015 we divorced and I have German residence permit till Jan 2018. We have a son in this marriage and legally I have the right to ...
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Status of B1/B2 visa after citizenship change?

I have a valid B1/B2 visa valid to US till March 2019 on Indian passport, I changed my citizenship to Australian. Is my B1/B2 visa on Indian passport valid?
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Transit Visa in Hong Kong for 15 hour layover between India and USA?

We are (2) Indian nation and travelling from India to USA via Hong Kong airport and about 15 hours layover in Hong Kong airport. Do we need a transit visa even if only changing planes? And can we ...
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Schengen Visa for both business and tourism

I am holding an Indian passport. I have a multi-entry Schengen visa which is valid for 6 months. I am planning to travel in mid Feb to Spain (on a business trip) via Netherlands for a week. On my way ...
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Visa requirements for transit through Panama

I am an Indian national with a valid visa for Costa Rica. Do I need a visa to transit through Panama?
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Schengen visa category required for job interview

I am travelling to Austria for a job interview (for 2 days). Which type of visa should I apply for? My home country is India and the visit to Austria will be be sponsored by the inviting company. The ...
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