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Advice required please re March flights to India and Indian visas

Advice required please re March flights to India and Indian visas

Old Nov 23, 22, 9:18 am
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Advice required please re March flights to India and Indian visas

Hello please can I get some help. I am hoping to travel to India in March. I have been advised that the consulate is being very creative about granting them some people get three months single entry and others get one year or more multiple entry. My plan is to fly into Bengaluru on BA and out of Kochi on QR booking via the BA website. I have been told that they do not foresee any hiccups but I am keen to get the best price on flights. If I book in the next week or so and there is a problem with granting the visa could I cancel my BA flight for an e voucher or does that no longer work anymore? Many thanks Charlotte
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Old Nov 23, 22, 9:21 am
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There are no more e-voucher refunds unfortunately.
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Old Nov 23, 22, 10:29 am
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Visa isn't too big a deal for a single trip as long as you're willing to travel to one of the locations for processing. Appointments in London are currently late December
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Old Nov 23, 22, 10:55 am
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Thank you! I live in London so thats ok. I understand that I should go in January otherwise the visa might be out of date if they give me a three month one! I am self employed so I need to give a declaration that I will not seek work in India when I am there? Many thanks again
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Old Nov 23, 22, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by CharlotteC View Post
Thank you! I live in London so thats ok. I understand that I should go in January otherwise the visa might be out of date if they give me a three month one! I am self employed so I need to give a declaration that I will not seek work in India when I am there? Many thanks again
Just apply for an e-visa online, these are approved in 24-48 hours: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html
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Old Nov 23, 22, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Jean-Baptiste Legrand View Post
Just apply for an e-visa online, these are approved in 24-48 hours: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html
not possible for UK nationals atm.
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Old Nov 23, 22, 3:03 pm
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Visas for India are currently problematic. Even if you can get an appointment theres a long lead time on getting them and its paper only right now. Weve been advised at work that turn around us currently three months.
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Old Nov 23, 22, 3:07 pm
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Apparently there is one emergency appointment on Saturday in Hounslow; apparently the are sometimes just handing out 3month visas
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Old Nov 23, 22, 3:33 pm
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Apparently there is one emergency appointment on Saturday in Hounslow; apparently the are sometimes just handing out 3month visas
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Old Nov 24, 22, 2:41 am
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Applying for a visa is stressful just now. Many people are changing plans as they can't get appointments. I spent several nights logging on for 7.30pm ( the time new appointments were put up). Error codes galore as the site couldn't cope with the amount of people online.
Until they reinstate evisas I am not putting myself through that again. The paper visas are about 145. Passports are taking approx 3 weeks to be returned.
BTW i think the log on time is now 6.30pm because of the clocks going back.
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Old Nov 24, 22, 3:17 am
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The situation isn't so bad at the moment, you can go on now and get an appointment for December easily (e.g. Marylebone) and I've seen appointments pop up quite frequently for the next few days A three month visa would be issued with a start date of your trip date, not the issue date, so no reason not to get it done ASAP
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Old Nov 24, 22, 3:17 am
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I received a circular email last week from Sanjay Basu, chairman of Far Horizon Tours Pvt LTD, Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist saying 'the wait is almost over. E-visa for British Travellers very soon'.

Sounds promising.
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Old Nov 24, 22, 3:56 am
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Originally Posted by Bluekjp View Post
I received a circular email last week from Sanjay Basu, chairman of Far Horizon Tours Pvt LTD, Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist saying 'the wait is almost over. E-visa for British Travellers very soon'.

Sounds promising.
Too late for us. We cancelled our Avios flights to Mumbai and Christmas holiday in Goa, and now we're going to South Africa instead.
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Old Nov 24, 22, 4:25 am
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Originally Posted by sammyg901 View Post
The situation isn't so bad at the moment, you can go on now and get an appointment for December easily (e.g. Marylebone) and I've seen appointments pop up quite frequently for the next few days A three month visa would be issued with a start date of your trip date, not the issue date, so no reason not to get it done ASAP
https://cgibirmingham.gov.in/page/display/12/67
it is the issue date.
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Old Nov 24, 22, 4:29 am
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Originally Posted by Bluekjp View Post
I received a circular email last week from Sanjay Basu, chairman of Far Horizon Tours Pvt LTD, Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist saying 'the wait is almost over. E-visa for British Travellers very soon'.

Sounds promising.
been hearing this for weeks. Hopefully it is actually going to happen. But who knows?
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