Passport & Visa :-
Citizens of all the country need to have a valid passport and an entry ,
transit or tourist visa obtained from the Indian Mission in their country.
Tourist Visa is normally valid for 120 days. Visa extensions can be got by
applying to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
(Ph: 24693334 ,24612543 and 24617649) The letter should be handed over at
the Foreigners Regional Registration Office at Hans Bhavan, Tilak Bridge,
near ITO. (Ph: 23319489/8179). It is open from 0930 hrs to 1330 hrs and 1400
hrs to 1600 hrs. (It is closed on weekends and national Holidays) Those
wishing to visit a neighbouring country like Sri Lanka or Nepal, and then
coming back to India, should obtain a double/multiple entry Visa.
All foreigners are required to get themselves registered with the
Foreigners Regional Registration Office(FRRO) which is situated in Hans
Bhavan, Tilak Road, near the Income Tax Office(ITO). The building is very
close to India Gate
On arrival, a TBRE (tourist baggage re_export form) is to be shown with the entered articles to Customs for verification at the time of departure .
It is required if you are expecting unacompained baggage as also for
Any amount in the form of currency, travellers cheques and the like can be brought in and the same amount can be taken back. In case the amount exceeds US $10,000 in the form of currency notes, travellers cheques or bank notes / or currency notes alone of more than US $2,500, they have to be declared on arrival on the Currency Declaration Form (CDF), duly attested by the Custom Officer.
No Indian currency can be brought in or taken out, and while remitting
money to India the full address of the bank should be given.
The unit of currency is the rupee and all money should be changed with
authorised money changers available at various places. You should insist on
a receipt which will help in reconverting the money whenever you desire so.
It is better to avoid touts who may offer higher sums than the prevailing
American Express, Master Card, Visa are generally accepted by large establishments including hotels, shops, and airlines.
Those without any dutiable goods or high value articles or foreign
exchange more than US $2,500 or unaccompained baggage which need to be
declared, can walk through Green Channel. All others need to pass through
the Red Channe. Goods upto Rs 750 (Rs. 12,000 for persons of Indian origin)
for personal use or as gifts are exempt from duty. Beyond the free baggage
limit, the duty rate is 52% plus 2% special duty.
Entry Requirements :- All
tourists must carry a valid visa for India. Disembarkation cards must be
completed and presented at the Immigration Counter on arrival at airport.
Embarkation cards must be presented at the respective exit point counter on
All articles brought in can be taken back. from India one can take back souveniors worth Rs 1,00,000 in value and more than that after getting permission from the Reserve Bank of India. Jewellery or precious stones of high value need an advance RBI permit as also appraisal by the Customs Appraiser at the airport in advance.
Restrictions exist on art objects more than 100 years old. Any doubts should be got cleared from Director Antiquities, Archaeological survey of India, Janpath, Ph: 23017220. Export of wildlife items is prohibited and in some cases regulated.
Rs 500 and only Rs 150 for citizens of Afganistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Maldives, Nepal and sri Lanka.
The standard time for India is calculated from Allahabad and is common to all cities. Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of London, 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Paris, about 10 hours 30 minutes behind New York, 3 hours and 30 minutes behind Tokyo and 4 hours and 30 minutes behind Sydney.
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