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3 hours should be fine, especially if you're flying on a major airline, since they fly domestic flights out of the same terminal as international flights (T3). Only LCCs (SpiceJet, Indigo, GoAir) use T1. If you do need to transfer, figure on 1 hour for customs and immigration, and assume you need to check in one hour early, which leaves you an hour -- ...


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As is the case with many countries, India also follows the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) rule for layovers not exceeding 24 hours as you will be routed through the airport's transit area without having to clear immigration. However, this is valid only for tickets made under a single booking. I say 'single booking' instead of 'airline' because there are many ...


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18 hrs is doable. Go to Bhubaneswar to catch a flight to New Delhi. From Sambalpur there is train at 0635 hours to Bhubaneswar, takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes. Below is a list of them. It is a busy route, but you will be able to get a reservation easily. Go to IRCTC and check the schedules or reserve a ticket. There are regular flights from Bhubaneswar ...


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I had the same situation, flying to Delhi, and visiting Nepal before returning to Delhi. The embassy can issue a special waiver of the "no returns within two months" rule. Personally I was on a multiple entry business visa, but I forgot to get the special waiver. Nobody said anything when I returned after a weekend in Nepal, but I wouldn't count on it.


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Yes, you will collect your luggage, and submit it to a customs examination when you first arrive in India, at Delhi airport. You have to collect your luggage as an international arrival, it is not avoidable. This is how international-to-domestic transfers usually work (except inside Europe). After customs, there is a desk on the left, near the lifts that ...


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I was not able to use it when I tried. They only accepted/processed Indian phone numbers, so when you have a phone from another country, (their) SMS don't work, and therefore you cannot connect. In my eyes, that is a rather silly limitation in an international airport. Also, it seems by giving your phone number to use the wi-fi, you agree to 'receive ...


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If you are flying Jet Airways or JetKonnect, perhaps. The only cases at Delhi on domestic-domestic that allow less than 35 minutes are Jet Airways to Jet Airways, JetKonnect to JetKonnect, and between Jet Airways and JetKonnect (formerly known as Jetlite). These allow 30 minutes, which leaves little margin for error in your connection. If you are doing ...


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I am planning to go to India in February 2017. Note: Due to so many regulatory changes happening since Demonetisation of old 500 and 1000 Rupee notes, you might have to research again for any new announcements made by the RBI, the day/week prior to your travel. How much money can I exchange at the airport as per current regulations? As per this circular ...


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The T3 Terminal is open throughout the night and you should easily be able to move around anywhere publicly accessible inside it. If you have a visa, you can just as easily go out. Since you mentioned you have a domestic flight, I'll assume you do have a visa. Unfortunately though, there is a lot of hustle and bustle due to international flight departures in ...


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UPDATE It seems that the requirement of a minimum stay outside of India for 2 months has been lifted on 4th Dec 2012: http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/news.html This is for information that restriction of TWO months gap between two visits has been removed by the Government of India from 4th Dec 2012. This stipulation of two months gap does not apply on any ...


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I flew from Kolkata to London. My immigration was done in Kolkata and in Delhi I only had a security check and a cursory glance at my passport/visa near the departure gate by the person manning the entrance to the international departure gates. Regarding timelines, you should be fine unless your arrival flight is awesomely late. If you are checked in they ...


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I do domestic to international connections through T3 at Delhi Airport often. While the answer by user DumbCoder is correct, it needs a bit more information to be complete, as mentioned by user Mophotla in the comments. There are two scenarios to consider here: whether the first leg is a part of a longer international flight, or a domestic only flight. ...


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Yes. Customs at Indira Gandhi Airport, New Delhi is fairly fast, especially in very early morning in your case. I have been done International to Domestic Transfers in 1-1.5 hours. Since yours is on non-peak time, it should be even faster for you. Unless your incoming flight is significantly delayed, you don't need to worry about this.


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Visa requirements depend on your nationality. For some citizens, a tourist visa can be obtained upon arrival. But I wouldn't rely solely on the information in the previous link. Read, for example, this. Meanwhile, many (all?) of India's consulates now have outsourced visa application procedures to third parties, meaning that there doesn't seem to be much ...


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I went through this in Oct 2012. After reading a few threads on line we decided to get an Indian transit visa "just in case". This turned out to be a waste of time and money. Transferred from a BA flight into Delhi to an IndiGo (discount airline) flight to Kathmandu. We are Canadian citizens. Upon arrival in Delhi there is a transfer desk that arranges the ...


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There is a long thread over on Thorn Tree about the same question. While there are lots of different opinions, it seems that if both flights are from Terminal 3, you don't need to go through immigration and don't need a transit or other visa at all. Here's a quote from one of the posts: Please note, both your flights will arrive and depart from the new ...


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It's enough time if all goes according to plan. However, you've got very little buffer if anything goes wrong, and going via another airport means the odds of something going wrong are multiplied. Personally, I would not risk it. Unfortunately your options are limited here. GoAir is a low-cost carrier and you've booked your connecting international ...


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Yes. Advice from Air India is: While international flights arrive at T3, domestic connections may depart from T3 (Air India, Jet Airways, Vistara airlines) or from T1D (Indigo, Spice Jet & Go Air). Journey time by free bus or paid cab between the two terminals is about 10 to 15 min. So for T3 to T1 add 20 minutes for the bus schedule and 15 for ...


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Just so that there is an alternative to DumbCoder's very practical and useful answer, if you find the fights from Bhubaneswar to be way too expensive or infrequent, you could actually travel to Kolkata which has a much better connection to Delhi and many other international destinations. In case if your international travel from Delhi is flexible and you can ...


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The Delhi airport has a separate check-in desk for passengers transferring from international to domestic for passengers who transfer in the same terminal i.e. Terminal 3. However, you will need to collect the luggage, go through customs, and then go to the transfer desk. The transfer desks will assist with the check-in. There are also separate domestic ...


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If your flights are on the same ticket, technically, yes, there is enough time to make the connection. In this case, you wouldn't have been allowed to buy the ticket if the connection time were shorter than the airline's minimum connection time for the airport. If you miss the connection due to circumstances outside your control, you'll be rebooked on a ...


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Given that the trip is in one booking, you do not need a visa. As stated by Timatic, the database used by airlines: Visa required, except for Holders of confirmed onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours


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The Guide to Sleeping in Airports has an entry on DEL.


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For a transit time of less than 24 hours, a transit visa is NOT required when going via Delhi Indira Gandhi International airport, as long as your clients remain airside.


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I went through today (March 2013) and was told the opposite at the transfer desk. I was asked if I had a visa at the transfer desk and when I had I was told to go through immigration and check in landside. This is why I had a visa. Single booking/itinerary is not what will get your bags checked through. Its whether the airlines concerned have an ...


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You have enough time it hardly takes 15 to 20 minutes to go from T1C to T3 and the check-in counter closes only before 90 minutes and there is also a Shuttle transfer between T1C to T3 every 1/2 hour you just have to produce Boarding pass Onward Journey Ticket


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SAMS SNOOZE AT MY SPACE may be what you are looking for. Be advised though. IGI Airport like all airports in India restricts passenger movement. Some areas are strictly meant for international transfers only. Also, check out IGI's Aiport Hotel.


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Immigration controls always happen when exiting or entering a country, unless you're transiting through a country without actually entering it. Therefore: The Kolkata-Delhi flight will have no passport/customs control, as it's an internal flight At Delhi airport you will go through Indian immigration At Amsterdam airport you won't go through passport ...


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Yes, it would be enough. Both AirIndia and United fly from T3, so you don't need to change terminals. You'd however would need to exit the airside and go through passport control and security again, because domestic and international departure areas are different. Passport control line might be long, but there's still plenty of time. And AirIndia seem to be ...


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As stated in Timatic, the database used by airlines: TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Holders of confirmed onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours So if your trip is in a single booking, you do not need a visa


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