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If beef is banned in Tamil Nadu, India, how come there's beef on the menu?

Per this report (2013) from the National Commission on Cattle, while Tamil Nadu has strict controls on when cattle slaughter is allowed (basically, only sick or old animals), there is no ban per se on ...
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Cheapest way to reach Peru from India

Traveling by cargo ship is possible, but will not be cheaper than flying, and requires flexibility in time and destination on your end. You can search your way through this, but this page lists a few ...
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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?

A commercial ferry service between Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka has started running in October 2023. Passenger ferry service between India and Sri Lanka begins again after nearly 40 years The company is ...
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Identifying traffic signals for colour blind people

I initially missed that you said India, so additional information below for UK… It seems India does not use the double light mentioned below at all. Borrowing from the UK lights picture below, this ...
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Am I a person of Pakistani origin for the purposes of an Indian tourist visa?

This is my unauthoritative answer based on my personal experience. My grandfather was born before the partition, in an area now controlled by Pakistan. At some point in his life, he moved to the UK ...
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Will the fact that you traveled to Pakistan be a problem if you go to India?

No, this applies only to citizens (and those that have origin) from Pakistan/India. There are enough people (eg: Karl Rock) that have done what you propose to do.
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Indian with Sweden work permit. What are the visa requirement for a Republic of Ireland visit?

Your Swedish work and residence permit is irrelevant. To visit the Republic of Ireland as an Indian citizen, you need to obtain a visa in advance. You can find information about how to apply from the ...
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Filling DS160 (B2) for a person (from India) who doesn't have proof of education

Your mother did graduate secondary school, so the truthful answer to this question is Yes. If she went to secondary school in the 1960s, I presume your mother is long retired. And since you're ...
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Weird MRZ code on my passport

Your document is not a valid passport. You should contact the issuing authority and discuss this with them, with a view to obtaining a new copy. The details of how a passport should look are defined ...
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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?

As a passenger, entering Sri Lanka by sea is no more difficult than entering by air. You land at an Official Port of Entry, and follow instructions from your Captain, Agent, and Port Authorities. The ...
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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

Choose Entry visa and put your OCI number and submit. I did that for my daughter minor and they gave me tourist visa multiple entry with no hassles. I also explained the situation of losing OCI and ...
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Travel meetup in Amsterdam

If your friend is travelling with two connecting flights on a single ticket, without a visa, then she has to stay in the "international area" of the airport. She is not allowed to pass ...
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What is the difference between Super Value Economy, Flexi-Saver Economy, and Flexible Economy?

The somewhat cynical answer here is "because the airlines try to trick passengers into paying a lot more money for little or not benefit". To quote PT Barnum: "There is a sucker born ...
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Identifying traffic signals for colour blind people

Note that I’m not familiar with the specifics of traffic lights in India, but as far as I know, the rules below are nearly universal. The first thing is that traffic lights are normally always in the ...
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Are we allowed to carry airport style checked luggage when using Indian trains?

Are we allowed to carry airport style checked luggage when using Indian trains? Yes. Sources and details (such as weight limits and maximum dimensions): https://www.indianrail.gov.in/enquiry/...
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UK Visitor Visa for my mother with my husband's sponsorship was denied once

There are three distinct issues raised in the rejection letter: A) Your mother's financial situation is somewhat unclear, with the focus being on her expenses. Entering the running monthly average for ...
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Business Schengen Visa for Tourism Purpose

There is a risk that the border officer might decide to revoke the visa under article 34(2) of the Schengen Visa Code: A visa shall be revoked where it becomes evident that the conditions for ...
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Identifying traffic signals for colour blind people

Although already mentioned in another answer, I think this pointed deserves emphasis: Is it fine and legal to always stop my car for either red or yellow signals in traffic? Not only if this is fine ...
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Agra to Jaipur - How to hire a taxi / driver?

Finding a taxi driver is rarely a problem in India, in fact it's almost the opposite, the "Golden Triangle" of Delhi-Agra-Jaipur is a very popular tourist route and you'll be besieged with ...
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Indian with Sweden work permit. What are the visa requirement for a Republic of Ireland visit?

As a visa-national you require a visa to travel to the Republic of Ireland regardless of where you reside, unless you have an in date EUFAM card, or a BIVS visa. Source Irish Immigration
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H1B Visa interview in India

You will need to use this website: https://www.usvisascheduling.com/ Found via https://in.usembassy.gov/visas/nonimmigrant-visas/, which links to https://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/en/ which is weirdly ...
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Reference for Indian ETA application

I've been granted Indian visas (both paper and electronic) by putting the name of a hotel in there, without asking permission or trying to figure out an individual's name in advance: There are no ...
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Weird MRZ code on my passport

Please let me know if you're aware of such a format. FYI: The document is legit and was issued recently. Doc's answer goes over the specification in some detail. There's only one format for the MRZ ...
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Agra to Jaipur - How to hire a taxi / driver?

Book a train to Jaipur from Agra cantt or Tundla railway station which takes approximately 3 and half hours. Book according to your availability. Multiple trains are available in noon. This will save ...
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Exit permit or Indian visa for child born in india for US citizens?

You will need to deal with the FRRO xii) Other services (this includes registration/grant of visa/exit permission for child born in India, grant of visa to those who have surrendered Indian passport ...
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Baggage allowance for international travellers in India

Indigo's own website states For customers on IndiGo connecting flights from domestic to international sectors or vice-versa: IndiGo’s free baggage allowance for international sectors will apply only ...
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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?

Strictly speaking, travelling with it is just a matter of packaging it for easy transport, and then hauling it on to the plane. There's nothing about it that would cause particular problems, since you ...
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Indian visa and 180 rule

All rules about visiting India and other countries apply to you, not to a passport. Changing your passport makes no difference. Previous visits are recorded as being by you, not your passport. They ...
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I want to buy 500,000 rupees' worth of sound speaker systems from India

I suggest you contact Bangladesh customs directly. Make sure you know the country of manufacture. I see a 58.6% rate which appears to include 15% VAT and 25% import duty but there are a number of ...
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Travel to Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh

Get a flight to Ranchi / Raipur. From Raipur, Ambikapur is a 6 hour drive away. From Ranchi, it's even closer. You could try Jharsuguda too. Other options are impractical, given the 24-hour time ...
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