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Golden Triangle Tour
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Visa and Passport for India

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PassportPlanning a trip to India ! Good idea indeed. Get a valid Visa and Passport for India and travel to the mystifying land. By obtaining a Visa you seek a sanction to visit and stay in India for a certain period of time. Generally a Visa is issued to nationals who have a valid national passport and is, hence, attached or stamped on the passport itself. As there is no purveyance of “Visa on Arrival”and no immigration fee is charged, the gringos to India should obtain a valid Visa and individual Passport accorded by Missions abroad for entering India.

If getting a tourist visa then you are liable to stay for a stretch of three to six months for multiple entries. You can also get a one-year student visa, journalist visa or business visa, employment visa or five years visa, if a non-resident Indian, depending on your requirement. Indian Visas, for different purposes, are issued by the The Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs. Your Passport should be valid for next six months beyond the anticipated date of your return journey.

In case the stay in India exceeds 180 days then it is requisite for foreigners to have Registration Certificate and Residential Permit. This certificate can be easily procured from the nearest Foreigner’s Registration Office within 15 days of arrival. Importantly a Disembarkation Card is to be filled at arrival by all the tourists including Indian Nationals. If you have registered yourself at Foreigner’s Registration Office then reporting is obligatory in case of any change in address during your stay in India. At the time of departing you have to surrender the Registration Certificate either at the Registration Office of the place you are registered with or of the place from where you are to depart or to the Immigration Officer at the Port / Check post of exit from India. You have to also fill in an Embarkation Card at the time of departure.

The only exemption in Visa and Passport is for the natives of Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives if traveling in India for a span of upto ninety days. Also individuals of Indian origins and Non-Resident Indians who own either OCI (Overseas Indian Citizenship) or PIO card, are free from acquiring an Indian Visa licensing them to traverse in India minus Visa. But a valid passport is mandatory to all the travelers to India for viable identification formalities. Natives of Nepal and Bhutan should get some special permits if traveling without a passport. Your passport is the most fundamental travel document so make a point to always carry it. Also ascertain that the passport is valid for the entire period of your trip in abroad. In any case of loss or stealth of your passport contact the embassy of your country or the nearest Police Station posthaste.

Besides obtaining an Indian Visa, travelers may require special permits for some terrains in India. These permits are granted by Indian High Commissions and Embassy of India abroad, by the Ministry of Home Affairs in Delhi, or by Foreigner's Registration Offices (FRRO's) in Indian cities.

Talking of the Custom Formalities for India the foreign tourists to India are expected to make an oral declaration of the baggage and foreign currency they possess. The Customs Authorities grant a Currency Declaration Form for the tourists who have an excess currency of more than US$ 10, 000 in any or all forms of travelers’ checks, bank notes or currency notes. The Custom Clearance of India is classified into two groups: Green Channel for the travelers not carrying any dutiable goods or unaccompanied baggages, Red Channel for travelers owning dutiable goods or unaccompanied baggage or high value articles to be entered on the Tourist Baggage.

All these factors, if taken care of, will make your trip to India more halcyon and carefree.

Golden Triangle by Train
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Cities : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi...
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Taj and Tiger Tour
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