India transit Visa
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jan 10, 2012 6:36 PM Last Post By: bensonw
Aug 9, 2010 5:54 PM
India transit VisaHi everyone
so i know this topic has been discussed a lot but after reading thru countless threads im still a bit confussed.........
i am flying into Delhi with Air Aisa and the following morning (approx 12 hours later) i fly with jet airways to kathamndu...and the big question is.Do i need a transit visa?i am planing on ocmin gback to india aafter nepal but i dont plan on getting my tourist visa til i am there
any useful info will be greatly appreciated....
Aug 10, 2010 8:08 AM
1Reading is fundamental..
Aug 11, 2010 4:35 AM
2Great question, and one that needs clarification. I just returned from a month in Nepal and India. You DO NOT need a transit visa to travel onwards from India to Nepal, as long as your connecting (final flight) is within 24 hours of your arrival in India. When you debark in India notify the authorities that you don't have a transit visa, and you will be escorted to a waiting lounge till aproximately 2 hours before your flight. It is really quite simple, but you cannot leave the waiting area until you are escorted to your gate. I did much the same as you, and obtained my single-entry visa to India once I got to Nepal. I actually paid a bit extra and had my guide company obtain the visa for me, no waiting in lines and endless paperwork. On my return flight from KTM to Chicago I went through the "waiting lounge" procedure again. In all honesty it works out even better if you don't have a transit or multiple-entry visa to India. If you have either of these you must go through customs, obtain your luggage and run the gauntlet of multiple security checks once again. All of this just to sit in the airport proper. The waiting lounge is actually quite nice, they have an entire section of reclined chairs where you can relax and sleep in peace. I spent 10 hours in the lounge the first time, and 8 hours on the return leg, both in relative comfort. Hope this helps!
Aug 11, 2010 4:28 PM
Aug 11, 2010 5:00 PM
Oct 6, 2010 9:40 AM
5This topic has been discussed a lot, but it is because it is so confusing. Most people seem to be travelling through Delhi, and it seems that they have things pretty well worked out there. I will be travelling with Continental Air from the US to Mumbai, with an 11 hour layover there, and continuing on to Nepal with Jet Air. Has anyone done a trip through Mumbai recently? Do I need a transit visa there? Also, if I were able to use carry on luggage only, would I have anything to worry about? It seems that the biggest issue is with checked luggage. Any advice would be great, as I have spent countless hours online and on the phone with the consulate and the airlines, and I have received tons of contradictory information.
Oct 6, 2010 10:10 PM
6I wrote a reply but where it went I do not know, the TT.
You have it right. Its about luggage. If the airline will transfer luggae for you no passingf customs, no problemo (unless they lose it, rarely I think). If you have no luggage its easy as in #2. Jet does transfer luggage (forgot Continental). If they will do this call from the lounge to get them to do so. If you do need to do your own luggage a transfer visa is easy. My bet is that you don't need to. Ask Continental if they have an agreement with Jet. I saw the answer but have forgotten it.
Nov 6, 2010 8:28 AM
Jan 10, 2012 6:36 PM
Does anyone have any experience transferring through Chennai or Mumbai on to Colombo?
I'm trying to use budget airlines to get from Singapore to Sri Lanka. I know there is a KL - Sri Lanka flight but I land in Singapore around 0630 and would like to make it to Colombo the same day, and Air Asia only has one flight per day at 0620, and there are no direct budget flights between Singapore and Colombo as far as I know...unless anyone can enlighten me?
Which leaves me the option of transferring through India...which isn't looking good either...
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