Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Few Tid Bits on Visas for India

The beaches of Goa, the historic sights of Delhi, the hills of Kashmir, the nightlife of Bangalore and Mumbai – reasons are endless for buying tickets to India. For a few fast facts on Indian visa related information, spare a couple of minutes for reading the rest.

Visa Application

Your first step is not to book flights to India. Rather, it is to visit the website http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/ for filling up the online visa application form. With the exception of Emergency and Diplomatic/Official visas, this website has the official authorisation to accept requests for all visas.

Visa Fee Policy

Anyone in two minds about spending money on airfares on flights to India, should be aware of the fact that visa fee is non refundable and can change without notice. Even if the requested service is denied or altered, the fee may not be refunded.

Visa Violation Penalty

Saving money on cheap flights to India may go down the drain if you are caught overstaying your visa. Besides getting fined, one may also be legally prosecuted, detained and finally deported.

Visa Types

Similarly, before you book your cheap flights to India, make sure that you have the right visa as there are numerous different visas for different types of visit. These include

  • Tourist Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Employment Visa
  • Student Visa
  • Entry Visa
  • Long Term Entry Visa
  • Conference Visa
  • Journalist Visa
  • Research Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • Medical Visa
  • Medical Escort Visa
  • Transfer of Visa

Registration at Foreigners Regional Registration Office

Foreigners arriving in India on long term multiple entry visas have to get registered at a Foreigners Regional Registration Office nearest to their location. This formality should be completed within 14 days of arrival.

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