Immigration Formalities in
There is no provision
of 'Visa on Arrival' in India and no fee is charged
for immigration facilities at the airports. However,
there is a provision of granting TLF (Temporary
Landing Facility) / TLP (Temporary Landing Permit)
to allow entry of foreigners arriving in emergent
situations like death/serious illness in the family,
without an Indian Visa on cash payment of US$
40/- (Indian Rupee equivalent i.e. Rs. 1935/-).
facility can also be extended to transiting foreigners
having confirmed onward journey tickets within
72 hours. Apart from this, foreign tourists in
groups of four or more arriving by Air or Sea,
sponsored by recognized Indian Travel Agencies
and with a pre-drawn itinerary can be granted
collective landing permit for a specified period
of time on the written request of the Travel Agencies
to the Immigration officer giving full personal
and passport details of the group members and
undertaking to conduct the group as per the itinerary
and an assurance that no individual would be allowed
to drop out from the group at any place.
immigration services at the major International
Airports in India and the foreigners' registration
work in five major cities, are handled by the
of Immigration (BOI).
The above mentioned provisions
of TLF/TLP, however, are not available to the
nationals of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan,
Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia, Nigeria, Ethiopia
Citizens of all countries,
except Nepal and Bhutan, require a national passport
or travel documents and a visa granted by Indian
Missions abroad for entring India. Nepalese or
Bhutanese citizens need no passport or visa but
should possess documents for their identification
when proceeding from their countries.
If your baggage is mishandled or lost in transit,
obtain a certificate to this effect from the airline
and have it countersigned by the Customs.
Assistant Collector of Customs at the International
Airport OR Commissioner of Customs, New Customs
House, Near IGI Airport, New Delhi -110 037.
A Foreign Travel Tax must
be paid by all tourists on departure; Rs 150 for
departures to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan,
Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Maldives
and Rs 500 for all other countries.
should file a report with the local police regarding
loss of passport.
obtaining new travel document the foreigner
should approach for grant of Visa/Exit Permit
with the following details,
Date & type of visa,
Name of Indian Mission from where visa was
Port of arrival including flight number/details
Places visited in India
one week time is required for confirming the
details and Visa/Exit Permit can be granted
after one week.
Bureau of Immigration (BOI)