From the article: Obtaining a Visa for India
Obtaining an Indian tourist visa and making multiple trips to India, or staying there for extended periods of time, has recently become more difficult. Have the new visa regulations affected you in any way? Let other readers know about it here. (Please note, do not ask for advice about Indian visas here. It's a page for sharing Indian visa issues only). Share Your Visa Issues
visa on obsolete US passport
- My Son's India tourist visa is on his now cancelled US passport. It is valid till Nov 2nd 2013. Can he travel with both the renewed US passport as well as the old passport with the valid visa sticker still on it?
- —Guest Raj
old visa numbers
- I have been stopped in my application for a visa for medical tourism in India by the question about previous visits. I have made many visits over the course of almost 50 years. I may be able to reconstruct the years, but I certainly can never find the visa numbers. What should I do: 1. Never go to India again? 2. Lie on the visa form? 3. Tell as much as I can on the visa form? 4. Ignore the question? BTW, my medicals treatment (dental implants) require a healing period, so I will want to return within the two month period. And I want to go to Nepal while I'm there. In order to prove that I'm coming and going as I describe I should produce tickets, but the visa application is peppered with warnings not to buy tickets until you have the visa. Catch-22. Do you have advice for this situation? Thanks, Tim
- —Guest Tim
extension of my child's indian visa
- i m an indian citizen and a mother of 1 yr old child who is a u.s citizen. how can i get his visa extended? Answer: Go to your nearest FRRO. (Note: To people who are posting questions here, please be aware that this is not a Q&A forum. It's for people to share their issues only. There is limited space for answering questions. If you have a question you need help with, please email me. I will not be answering questions here. Thanks!).
- —Guest sonam arora
Stay in India for 5 years
- My Daughter was born in USA . after born she came in India. her visa is now experied within a 6 months.i want renew visa and stay again in india for next 5 years.its possible ? and how it? Plz help me
- —Guest Manda
Visa on arrival
- I have dual Canadian and New Zealand citizenship and living in France with annual visa in my CDN passport. I'm going to Nepal in July 2013 with a 3 day stopover in Delhi. Can I get a visa on arrival in Delhi with my NZ passport? It would save me a huge hassle. Thanks
twice in Nepal
- Jay guru dev. I was in nepal 6 months ago to renew my indian tourist visa. Can I go a 2nd time in a row for yet another indian visa? I heard I need to go back to my country if origin( canada). I also hear Thailand would be fine. Some say I can go to Nepal again and some say I cannot. Which is which?
- —Guest chamunda
- i want to stay with my daughter who is studying in India, she is 15 years old,we both are of Sri lankan origin.suggest some way to stay with my daughter and guide me please.
- —Guest mahima deborah
Cruise into indian port-not getting ship
- A friend of mine is going in a cruise that stops in India for an 8 hr day, do they need a visa if they don't get off the ship? I didn't think they would, as if you are on a flight and don't leave the airport you don't need a visa. They have been told by travel agent they do need one, I think if that's the case it's unfair and costly. Answer: Many cruise ships require visas to be obtained regardless of whether or not the passenger intends to go ashore. This is probably the case in regards to your friend's trip. I guess the cruise ship company is being extra cautious in protecting themselves against any liability. Plus, I've heard of Indian immigration officers entering cruise ships and checking/stamping all passenger documents/visas regardless of them getting off. India is paranoid about security. An airport is a different environment and more restricted.
- —Guest Teri
i am planing to marru Pak gir
- Hi i have a GF who is Pak who really loves me and she has come on vist visa to UAE and i am indian orgin working in UAE and planing to marry with her so i need to know what are the rules if i take her to india and how the visa process i have to do in UAE please let me know . on below mail email@example.com
- —Guest Sk
- pakistan visa stamp on passport is a problem for USA visa..on tourist visa??
- —Guest kumari
Cannot Board Cruise Ship
- We are cruising and India is on the itinerary. We have tried to get our Tourist visa and the Canadian consulates either don't have a phone, don't answer them, or the message is full and another the message is not initialized. It is a disaster and now we find that we are in the lasst 2 days before we depart on our cruise and find out that we CANNOT board the ship because we don't have an Indian visa.
- —Guest Sharon Rand
- my Father was born in Burma and my grandparents(deceased)were born in Pakistan my Mother is white British I have never visted Pakistan in my life and wanted to go to India for my 50th Birthday in two weeks time, I have waited since jan for my visa my husband has visited the embassy 3 times with different information requested(bank details employee letter etc ect) they do not answer the phone(was originally given the wrong number) they do not answer emails (have sent at least 10) I have been told finally that my application is in Delhi before my father is Pakistani how utterly ridiculous I have now had to cancel my holiday at cost to me and am left with the dilemma of where to go for my 50th Birthday silly silly people and your stupid old fashioned rules.
- —Guest yasmin
- My family came back to India from US for good in 2001, my son was born in US and had a 10 year visa. He joined school here and has been living here since 2001. HIs visa expired in 2008. Now we are planning to visit singapore and would like to know what is the procedure for visa. He has a US passport. Answer: You'll have to go to the Foreigners Regional Registration Office in your city and get his expired Indian visa problem sorted out first.
- —Guest AM
absolute nightmare india visa system
- We're getting married in Goa my brother says - Yeah - a holiday! Now to get there... My dad's Indian, should be easy? Here begins the utter utter nightmare that is the Indian Visa system. The website - correction multiple websites, some linking to old outdated information. some new but antequated. took me 6 hours to decipher all the info and fill in 4 forms online and get them in a state for printing. everything is online, they say. except it isn't. You enter the details online, then need to save, and then print out - everything, and then (if you don't trust the mail) take it to a consultate office via VFS's office, who send it onto the high commission. make sure you get the right area (or India Mission as they call it) right. If you live in Yorkshire as I do, and you're not sending everything by post to London (who trusts the post with your passport) , then stuff goes to Birmingham - via Manchester. Makes sense! be sure to write the very long temp number during the application
- —Guest frustrated
visa for india
- hi, i born in india but i move in australia 11 years ago and i am australian citizenship and passport now, i am wondering if i need to get visa to go to india now to see my family. Answer: Yes, of course you do!
- —Guest guest aussie
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