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Old Dec 7, 12, 5:15 am   #1
 
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Indian 2 month rule ending

I didn't see this posted so I apologize if it was.

Good news for those doing multiple trips to India. The govt is ending the 2 month restriction except for nationals from Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origins and Stateless persons.

http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=89835
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Old Dec 7, 12, 6:58 pm   #2
 
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Great news, and long overdue. Thanks for posting.
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Old Dec 7, 12, 10:13 pm   #3
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The GOI has realized they were unnecessarily sacrificing money that would have otherwise come India's way? One can only hope. Either way, it is a good change for a lot of people, including those in India who benefit from tourism revenue.
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Old Dec 7, 12, 11:08 pm   #4
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Great news, and long overdue.
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it is a good change for a lot of people, including those in India who benefit from tourism revenue.
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Old Dec 8, 12, 6:31 am   #5
 
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Glad they changed this..
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It had already been making exemptions to this rule for tourists visiting nearby countries... but now it's officially gone. Great news!
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Old Dec 10, 12, 4:31 pm   #7
 
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Yes. I know several people that were given exemptions but that was totally at the discretion of the officers not anything you can count on
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Old Dec 13, 12, 3:39 am   #8
 
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I haven't see anything on the website of the Swedish Embassy and they were unaware of this change when I called. As I will be in India this weekend before moving on to Sri Lanka, do I still need to register at FRRO?

UPDATE: Danish embassy confirmed in writing that a rentry prermit is no long needed. Good news indeed!

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About time. I even have a reentry via that I got and was never checked.
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Old Dec 30, 12, 8:58 am   #10
 
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This is such great news! What about rulings or limitations in entering India on VOA (Visa On Arrival)? Is the Clause #5 about TVOA will also be adjusted?
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Visa On Arrival (India) - http://www.immigrationindia.nic.in/visa_on_arrival2.htm
5. Repeat Visit:
Tourist Visa-on-Arrival shall be allowed for a maximum of two times in a calendar year to a foreigner with a minimum gap of two months between each visit.
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