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Apr 27, 18, 11:30 pm
Replies: 649
Views: 104,885
Posted By Billy001

CDG experience

CDG connections between terminals are not the best, due to bus system.Also for me transit was bit confusing and spent time going up-down couple of times (lost ~30 mins). Am guessing the signage is...
Forum: India
Apr 27, 18, 10:44 pm
Replies: 315
Views: 196,013
Posted By Billy001

Processing Timeline info for reference

Additional info on the processing -
Avoid paying fees until you are fully ready with everything (at least in the scenario where you are availing their shipping services). Since once payment is...
Forum: India
Mar 2, 18, 6:29 pm
Replies: 315
Views: 196,013
Posted By Billy001

Fees

Seems either fees have increased or they are charging more for minors. Had to pay $220 (entry visa $220) + other misc ($17 services fee, $3 ICWF, $30 for roundtrip shipping + $9 convenience fee) -...
Forum: India
Mar 2, 18, 6:03 pm
Replies: 315
Views: 196,013
Posted By Billy001

Unhappy How many photos?

Only confusing part was on photos. The checklist for item 2, indicates pasting the photo on the application. And then later on again indicates requiring 1 photo which should be stapled or adhesive...
Forum: India
Mar 2, 18, 5:58 pm
Replies: 315
Views: 196,013
Posted By Billy001

So what happened next... popcorn is popping :) ...

So what happened next... popcorn is popping :)

between thats ('expedited replacement passport') my backup plan if they loose mine for some reason
Forum: India
Mar 2, 18, 5:50 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 65,186
Posted By Billy001

Bureaucracy is everywhere until one faces it

And have you applied for US visas and seen questions which others might think stupid. Other countries might be as bureaucratic and senseless & fear mongered (if thats a word) processing when it comes...
Oct 4, 17, 9:27 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By Billy001

Maybe old passport didnít have all the...

Maybe old passport didnít have all the information and as secure as newer ones, maybe Kiosk is able to extract all information from newer passport vs older ones.
Forum: India
Feb 1, 17, 11:35 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 65,186
Posted By Billy001

Size of photo

Should be fine. Exit port doesn't matter much, and as such no rule that it needs to be fixed/same (unlike entry port)


Try some photo editor software that reduces file size, if lower resolution...
Feb 1, 17, 11:17 pm
Replies: 938
Views: 218,438
Posted By Billy001

Yeah, that was our understanding however simple...

Yeah, that was our understanding however simple process and normal one was messed up by jet airways causing us lot of trouble. Especially neither worked - getting stroller back after deplaning at...
Jan 26, 17, 1:22 pm
Replies: 631
Views: 267,328
Posted By Billy001

Using LPR / GC at APC

At SFO the APC kiosks are open for citizens and LPRs. We were trying APC kiosk for first time and couldn't get our LPRs to work on it.

Somehow instructions were misleading or confused us, showing...
Jan 25, 17, 8:50 pm
Replies: 938
Views: 218,438
Posted By Billy001

Exclamation Be careful with stroller checkins with Jetairways transfers

From recent experience (BOM-DEL-AMS), in case anyone traveling with stroller and want strollers during transit

- if first flight is domestic, don't allow Jetairways to generate a checkin baggage...
Forum: India
Jan 25, 17, 8:12 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 65,186
Posted By Billy001

compare it

ha ha when its India, its bureaucracy, when it happens at US airports it will be immigration rules (just imagine and compare so called 'flexibility' to US immigration, then name a country for its...
Forum: India
Jan 25, 17, 7:59 pm
Replies: 302
Views: 31,386
Posted By Billy001

Smile think he might be just giving an example (100%...

think he might be just giving an example (100% tip) rather than literal 50R ;)
Guess no one will give 100% unless they don't care and just good with someone else benefitting or getting rid of what...
Forum: India
Jan 19, 17, 12:34 am
Replies: 188
Views: 65,186
Posted By Billy001

Family Immigration with Visa holder

Sharing some additional immigration experience. After landing and heading to an ad-hoc counter thinking it being an information helpdesk, the person indicated he could process the ETV visa for the...
Forum: India
Jan 13, 17, 10:54 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,131
Posted By Billy001

Exclamation Avoid Airtel

Avoid Airtel, bad experience (misleading promotions, plans and non existent customer service to rectify issues around payment/billing. Service from connectivity point of view might be ok, just the...
Forum: India
Jan 13, 17, 10:44 pm
Replies: 302
Views: 31,386
Posted By Billy001

Wink Financial risks

Those who travel 'out' and 'in' out of countries (India and wherever one travels to) should know all rules around what one can carry in terms of cash, gifts, items purchased (for customs) etc. some...
Forum: India
Jan 11, 17, 10:55 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 65,186
Posted By Billy001

ETA fees

So Indians (NRI) in US pay 60 and US citizen/other nationals residing in US pay 49 :rolleyes:
thought it would be other way round ;) (note foo-e post indicated USD currency so assuming he/she is...
Forum: India
Jan 11, 17, 3:07 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,131
Posted By Billy001

Exclamation Airtel is ripoff

I have used Airtel prepaid phone+data and as such service is ok however they rip you off with misleading plans, as well as straight rip off. I had explicit 1GB data pack and they gave me 1GB night...
Forum: India
Jan 11, 17, 2:27 am
Replies: 188
Views: 65,186
Posted By Billy001

Fees

I paid 60 USD in Dec 2016, so did they raise the prices. Can't complain compared to US charging 160 USD and yet denying tourist visas.
Forum: India
Jan 11, 17, 2:05 am
Replies: 188
Views: 65,186
Posted By Billy001

ETA processing emails

Recently processed ETA for my infant daughter. Received confirmation email within 12 hrs (below email extracts).
Note they want you to carry the ETA however didn't indicate if a printout or...
Jan 11, 17, 1:12 am
Replies: 938
Views: 218,438
Posted By Billy001

Airport Emigration scenarios for DOM>INTL

Thanks all for quick response.

Wish they did the emigration/passport control at BOM itself (like some other post responses indicated for other non-BOM cities - guess for those scenarios airline...
Jan 10, 17, 8:38 am
Replies: 938
Views: 218,438
Posted By Billy001

BOM-DEL-AMS Connection

Flying to AMS with domestic segment from BOM to DEL and then international leg to AMS. Ticket with Delta however flights are jet airways from BOM to DEL and then KLM from DEL to AMS. Had couple of...
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