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Destination - India (IN)

Passport
Passport required.

Document Validity:
Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for the period of intended stay.
Admission and Transit Restrictions:
Passports must be machine-readable to enter.
  • This does not apply to visitors with a valid visa.
Additional Information:
Passengers arriving from Guinea, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone at Bangalore (BLR), Chennai (MAA) ,Cochin (COK), Delhi (DEL), Hyderabad (HYD), Kolkata (CCU) or Mumbai (BOM) are subject to enhanced passenger screening and medical checks.
Warning:
Passports and other travel documents accepted for entry are considered valid until the day before the expiration date.

Visa
Visa required.

Additional Information:

Passengers with a Registration Certificate/Residential Permit must also travel with the supporting documents allowing them to stay in India, e.g. PIO.

India does not permit dual nationality for nationals of India. An Indian national with dual nationality must contact the embassy/high commission for further information.
Indian visa stickers have no seal/signature from the issuing authority.
  • This does not apply to passengers with a "Person of Indian Origin" card.
Nationals of Bangladesh being of Pakistani origin (those born in Pakistan or whose parents or grandparents were born in Pakistan) holding multiple entry Tourist Visas (type T), with a validity ranging from above 3 months and up to 10 years, are required to have at least 60 days between visits.
  • Those wishing to re-enter before the 60 days have expired must contact an Indian mission abroad to obtain permission. Travelers intending to make side-trips to neighbouring countries as part of the same journey, should submit details of their complete itinerary, with supporting documentation, such as reservations, to an Indian mission or to the immigration officer upon initial entry into India, to obtain permission for multiple entries as part of that journey.
    Visitors are required to register with the Foreigner's Regional Registration Office within 14 days of re-entry.
Visa extensions possible, except for "T" (tourist) visas and Transit visas, by applying at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • This does not apply to passengers with a "Person of Indian Origin" card.

Valid visa stickers in expired passports are acceptable if accompanied by a valid passport of the same nationality of the expired passport. Passengers must have both the expired and the valid passport.

Valid ETA issued on expired passports are accepted if accompanied by a valid passport of the same nationality. Passengers must have both the expired and the valid passport.
Nationals of Bangladesh, belonging to a Tourist Group arriving by air for a stay of a specified period: Travel agency (approved by the Indian Ministry of Tourism) should obtain prior permission from the Immigration Officer in charge. The representative of the local travel agency will be held responsible for accompanying the group at all times during their stay in India. Permission to enter the country will be granted only upon submission of the name of the group, the number of passengers, details of the itinerary (incl. port of departure) and passport number, date of birth and nationality of each passenger.
  • This does not apply to passengers with a "Person of Indian Origin" card.
Restricted/Protected Areas permits: a permit is required for foreigners wishing to visit the following:
Protected Areas:
- Whole of State of Arunachal Pradesh;
- Whole of State of Sikkim;
- Parts of State of Himachal Pradesh;
- Parts of States of Jammu and Kashmir;
- Parts of State of Rajasthan;
- Parts of State of Uttarakhand.
Restricted Areas:
- Whole of Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands;
- Parts of State of Sikkim.
Warning:
Visas are considered valid until the day before the expiration date.

Transit - Bhutan (BT)

Passport
Passport required.

Document Validity:

Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.

Visa
Visa required.

Visa Exemptions:
Nationals of Bangladesh for a maximum stay of 14 days.
TWOV (Transit Without Visa):

There are no transit facilities, passengers must comply with all entry regulations for Bhutan.

Transit - Nepal (NP)

Visa
Visa required.

TWOV (Transit Without Visa):
Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country on the same calendar day. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.
Visa Issuance:
Passengers with onward tickets can obtain a transit visa on arrival for a maximum of 24 hours.
  • This does not apply to nationals of Bangladesh traveling with a temporary passport, who must obtain a visa prior to travel.
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