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Indian Visa Information- Getting Visa for India - Travel Tips


Visa and Transit Visa Requirements

Non-Indian Citizens :
Non-Indian nationals need a visa for India. For more details on obtaining an Indian Visa, visit:
http://www.indianembassy.org
http://www.indianembassy.org/embassy/cgi.htm

Indian Citizens
Indian passport holders do not need a Visa for entering India. A Visa might be required if a stop is being taken in a country for more than 24 hours en route to India.

Transit Visa for Indian Citizens
Indian passport holders may need a Transit Visa while transiting through Europe.

The Transit Visa requirements are also applicable to Indian citizens traveling without a valid US visa (to India) or on Advance Parole.

We recommend all Indian passport holders check with the airline they are flying on the Transit Visa requirements for the country they are transiting though before the travel date.

The countries that have strict Transit Visa rules include United Kingdom, France, Germany and Canada.
For more details on obtaining a Transit Visa, visit:
France: http://www.consulfrance-newyork.org/us/visas/airporttransit.htm
United Kingdom: http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk or http://www.britainusa.com
Germany: http://www.germanyinfo.org/relaunch/index.html
Canada: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.html

A Transit Visa may be required even if the traveler:
- Does not leave the airport.
- Does not change aircrafts.
- Does not have a halt of more than 24 hours.

Obtaining a Transit Visa may take from 1-15 days and is at the discretion of the Embassy of the country being transited.