FAQs

    171. Do New Zealanders need a visa to enter India?

    Yes. New Zealand citizens need a visa to enter India. Regardless of the duration of stay or reason for travel, New Zealand passport holders are needed to have an authorized visa for India.
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    172. What is medical tourism in India?

    Medical tourism in India, also known as medical or health tourism, is a rapidly growing kind of travel that individuals travel to India for healthcare services. This includes elective procedures as well as complex surgeries, among others. In addition to wellness tourism, India has emerged as a prominent medical tourism destination in recent years due to several advantageous factors:
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    173. What is an emergency visa for India?

    An Indian emergency visa is granted to foreigners who need to visit the country on an urgent or crisis basis. This type of visa facilitates travel to India in such situations as:
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    174. Can I travel to India with an expired passport?

    No. The passport you use to enter India must be valid for no less than six months from the intended arrival date. In case your passport is about to expire, you can neither apply for an Indian visa nor enter the country. Therefore, it’s better to renew your passport if it expires within six months.
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    175. How long Canadian citizens can stay in India with OCI?

    Canadian citizens can stay in India with an OCI for an indefinite period. That means there is no specific restriction on the duration of their stay in India.
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    176. Can I travel to India with an expired PIO card?

    No. You cannot travel to India with an expired PIO card. Until at least December 31, 2023, foreign nationals can still utilize their PIO cards, valid as of January 9, 2015, in conjunction with a valid foreign passport as acceptable travel documents. Once issued with a PIO Card, cardholders are exempt from a visa to visit India for a duration of up to 15 years.
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    177. Can I travel to India without Emirates ID?

    No. An Emirates ID card is an important document that every UAE resident should always carry. The latest version of Emirates ID now encompasses all the necessary information needed for visa stamping. When you show this card to the immigration counters at the airports, they can easily read the information provided on the ID.
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    178. How long can a British citizen stay in India with OCI?

    Starting September 2021, UK nationals with an OCI (Overseas Indian Citizen) card can stay in India for an unlimited time. Once you obtain citizenship in the UK, you have it regardless of where you live or how long you dwell there. OCI basically allows you permanent residency in India, with no limits on where you live or how long you stay.
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    179. Do I need a visa to go to India for 2 weeks?

    Yes, most travelers, regardless of duration of stay, require a visa to enter India. India provides a range of visas, including tourist visas for short-term trips of up to two weeks. To visit India for 2 weeks, you normally need to apply for a tourist visa (also known as an "Electronic Tourist Visa" or "eVisa"). At India Immigration Services, we office three types of Tourist e-Visas:
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    180. Do I need to surrender my Indian passport before applying for visa

    No, you do not need to relinquish your Indian passport before filing for a visa. When applying for an Indian visa, you normally send your passport, together with the necessary visa application and supporting papers, to the appropriate embassy or consulate. If your application is granted, the visa will be stamped or fastened inside your passport.
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