Can I fly with less than 6 months on my passport?

It depends on the country you travel to. Some countries require passports to be valid for at least six months from the planned departure date, while others do not have such requirements.

The Indian Government requires passports to be valid for six months from the scheduled departure date. This is known as the six-month passport rule. If you plan to travel to a country with a six-month passport rule, you should check with your country's embassy or consulate to confirm the requirements. A list of countries with six-month passport regulations can also be found on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website.

Countries with a passport period of 6 months are as follows.

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • European Union countries
  • India
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • United States

If your passport expires within the next six months, you may still be permitted to fly to some countries, but you may need to show extra proof, such as a statement from your company or school confirming that you need to go. You may also be charged a visa application cost.

For further information about Indian e visas, don’t hesitate to contact Indian Immigration Services. We are always happy to assist you and guide you through the visa application process, ensuring you a comfortable experience from the first step to exploring India.

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