How to navigate the legal and bureaucratic hurdles when travelling abroad

From the moment you set foot on an Indian soil, you are at the mercy of the local authorities and immigration authorities.

You are then presented with the choice of travelling by air or sea.

The answer is the latter, and it is no easy feat.

There are a few key points to note:1.

The rules of the road are very different to those in the US. 2.

If you are from a non-English speaking country, the process of applying for Indian visa may take some time.


You can’t apply online and you need to get approval from your embassy or consulate.


You will have to show proof of identity and proof of citizenship.


You need to declare the place of your visit in the visa application form and submit the appropriate forms to your embassy.6.

You must also show proof that you have received the relevant documents and signed the relevant document to the immigration authorities for the country you are visiting.

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Once you are allowed to enter the country, you must be accompanied by your visa application forms and a photo ID with your passport.9.

The first day of your stay will have you seated on a bench and you are asked to put on a suit.

You may be asked to wear the required mask.


The next day, you will be given your accommodation and your passport and must check in with your visa office.

This will take some hours.11.

You cannot take photographs with your phone or your tablet.12.

You have to pay an additional fee of Rs 50 for each additional person who enters your accommodation.

If the number of guests exceeds 30, the accommodation costs will increase.13.

If your visa is valid for more than 12 months, the cost of your visa will increase by 50%.

This is the limit for a one-way flight.14.

You do not have the right to speak the local language.


If it is raining or there are any other problems with the accommodation, you may be required to leave.


You should not leave your mobile phone behind.

If someone tries to steal it, the police will be called in.17.

If there is a large crowd, the authorities will escort you to your accommodation on the next available flight.18.

You might have to give your name, address, date of birth, passport number, passport expiration date, and passport validity.19.

You’ll be asked for your itinerary and you must sign a copy of the Indian visa.20.

You’re expected to pay the required amount for your accommodation, including the first week’s rent, which is Rs 500.


You don’t have to provide a copy or the passport number of your Indian passport.22.

The passport is required for all visitors to India.23.

If, as an Indian citizen, you can’t be issued a visa on the ground of a personal interest, you cannot travel.


If a visitor’s visa is invalid, the Indian authorities will not issue them for three months.25.

If they can’t provide proof of Indian citizenship, they may refuse to issue your visa for five months.26.

If an Indian visa is not valid for a certain period of time, you’ll need to apply for a different visa.


If in the last month, you don’t receive your visa or if the authorities cannot find the right date to issue it, you might be required by the government to pay a fine.


If visiting a place you’ve never been, you should get permission from the local authority to go back.


If this is the first time you are going to India, you need a passport and a visa.30.

If travelling with your wife, children, or parents, you have to have a visa to travel with them.


The Indian government requires you to carry a passport, travel documents, a copy and signature of the visa, and an identity card.


A visa for children under 14 is not issued by the Indian government.


A tourist visa is required to enter India and is valid up to three months after you arrive.


You shouldn’t go alone.

You and your companion have to register as a group, and the group has to travel at least three hours on the road.


You, your companion and your luggage must be checked in by your guide before you leave.36.

There is no fee for the arrival of a tourist visa for an individual under 18.


If returning home after your tour, you still need a visa for the next three months to enter and remain in the country.38.

You also need a valid Indian passport and photo ID. 39.

If crossing a river, you and your partner will have the opportunity to carry their own water container.


You won’t be allowed to eat