Definitive answer re: re entry requirement for India
Replies: 8 - Last Post: May 29, 2012 11:56 PM Last Post By: lundberg105
May 3, 2012 8:38 AM
Definitive answer re: re entry requirement for IndiaHello again,
I just returned from a month long trip including India and Nepal and I would like to put fears to rest regarding India's policy of re entry within 2 months of departure.
I am an american and have multiple entry visa for India which is valid for 6 months. Upon entering Delhi at the airport I asked the immigration officer if I could re enter India after a visit to Nepal and he told me there that a person with a multiple entry visa could visit neighboring countries of Bhutan and Nepal for tourism purposes with no re entry requirements.
In addition, when I re entered India afte 2 weeks in Nepal, I had only to go through the usual immigration procedures ( going to the office, filling out paperwork, presenting original visa and passports ) I had no problem what so ever !
Happy travels !
May 3, 2012 9:35 AM
1Glad it worked out for you ...
'definitive' ... I'd be careful of throwing that word around when referring to something in India.
May 3, 2012 9:36 AM
May 3, 2012 9:02 PM
May 3, 2012 9:25 PM
4I was told that the key point is ADJACENT COUNTIES... Not necessarily the 10 year visa...
Of course you have to have a multi-entry visa in any case... But the 2 month rule does not apply to adjacent countries...
In other words you can't go from Delhi to Bangkok and back to Delhi...within two months... But Delhi to Kathmandu to Delhi may be OK... Of course check with your ticket vendor to be sure...
May 4, 2012 4:36 PM
May 4, 2012 7:06 PM
6When I applied for my visa for India (British passport, Hong Kong resident, applied in Hong Kong) last October, people who wanted to visit Nepal were required to write a letter there and then detailing when/why they were visiting Nepal and giving an itinerary. So it is not always as easy as just travelling to Nepal and then pitching up at the immigration desk returning to India.
I'm not disputing what others say, just underlining joegoozey's point that "definitive" is a tricky word to use when talking about Indian immigration, and to investigate more fully. Don't just rely on what people say on an internet board - what has worked for them (passport, tupe of visa, destination) may not always work for others, for a variety of reasons (day of the week, destination, did the immigration officer have a row with his wife that morning, has India just won a game of cricket...).
May 5, 2012 7:47 AM
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