There are a
few things you need to take care of, before traveling to India:
There are three kind of visas for tourists. The 15-day single/double-entry
transit visa. This visa is valid for 30 days from the date of its
issue. The 3-month multiple-entry visa. The visa is valid for 90
days from the date of first entry into India, which must be within
30 days from the date of its issue. The 6-month multiple-entry visa.
This visa is valid for 180 days from the date of its issue, not
from the entry into India.
It is virtually impossible to get the 15-day or 3-month visa extended.
Only the 6-month tourist visa can be extended. It can be quite a
bother to extend it beyond a 15-day period. Avoid it unless there
is an emergency.
A 15-day extension on the 6-month visa is issued by the Foreigner's
Regional Registration office (FRRO) at any of the four metros: Delhi,
Calcutta, Mumbai and Chennai. The FRRO office is open on weekdays,
9.30 am to 1.30 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm. A 15-day extension is given
only if confirmed air tickets are not available. No fee is charged.
New Delhi : FRRO, Hans Bhawan, I Floor
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
Ph : 23319781
Calcutta : FRRO
237, AJC Bose Road,
Ph : 2473300
Chennai : FRRO, Shastri Bhawan,
Haddows Road, Nungambakkam,
Ph : 8275424
Mumbai : FRRO, Dr. D. N. Road,
(Near Police Commissioner's office),
Ph : 2620446
Take a travel
insurance policy, covering theft and loss, before coming to India.
Also buy a medical insurance. There are several kinds of insurance
policies. Make the right choice after consulting a reliable travel
agent in your country.
A valid International Driving License (IDL) is necessary if you
wish to drive a car or a motorcycle in India and it is advisable
to get one before coming. If you do not have an IDL and still wish
to drive in India, you can get a Temporary Driving License, provided
you are carrying a valid driving license of your country. You may
still be required to take a test to check your knowledge of road
Tax Clearance Certificate
If you stay
in India for more than 120 days (4 Months) from the date of issue
of visa, regardless of your date of entry into India, you would
be required to furnish a tax clearance certificate to leave the
country. This is to prove that you did not earn money while in India
and that your trip was financed with the money brought in. If you
are planning to stay in India for more than four months, be careful
with your documents relating to travel.
If you are not an Indian passport holder and you are planning to
stay in India for more than four months , apply for the certificate
at the Income Tax Department, Central Revenue Building (ITO), Vikas
Marg, New Delhi (Ph : 23316161, 23317828).
Foreign Travel Tax
person will have to pay Rs. 500 at the airport as Foreign Travel
Tax when leaving the country. For travel to Pakistan , Nepal, Sri
Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar, the Maldives and Afghanistan, the tax is
There are two
channels for customs clearance at International terminals in Indian
airports: Green Channel and Red channel.
(1) Green Channel: This is for unhindered exit from the airport.
you can walk through
the green Channel if you are not carrying goods which attract customs
(2) Red Channel: For those who have anything to declare, including
money worth more than US$ 2,500.
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