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Minimum Indian Visa Validity

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Minimum Indian Visa Validity

Hi everyone,

I applied for a number of Indian visas in London today but I was just now told that the visa is valid from the date of issue and in the section where it asks how long you want the visa for I just entered 1 month because we'll only be there for 2 weeks.

The issue is that our trip to India is in 6 weeks so obviously a 1 month visa is useless but I was reading that the minimum duration that they give a tourist visa for is 3 months and I would just like to confirm that here as I'm freaking out a little bit.

Hope someone can help.

Thanks

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1. Re: Minimum Indian Visa Validity

Would just like to bump this thread for an answer please.

Redditch, United...
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2. Re: Minimum Indian Visa Validity

Hi Emma

It is the same cost for a 3 month or 6 month visa, most people receive a 6 month visa and they are valid from date of issue.

Have a read of the visa application guide on the Goa forum.

Link here : tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g297604-c202264/Goa…

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3. Re: Minimum Indian Visa Validity

Emma, I have just done the same thing - I entered 1 month! I am also freaking out. Can you please tell me what happened to you?

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Emma, I have done exactly the same on my application. What happened to you? Did you automatically get 6 months?

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All the visas we received were valid for 3 months.

So it depends on when you're going.

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6. Re: Minimum Indian Visa Validity

Not necessarily. Some people applied for 6 month visas and got 3 month ones. It also depends on your job. Social workers for example sometimes only get 3 month ones (no idea why) When are you going Linda?

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7. Re: Minimum Indian Visa Validity

Not until October. Thought I was being really ahead of things!

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8. Re: Minimum Indian Visa Validity

Have you received the visa yet?

When are you going in October and when will you leave India?

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9. Re: Minimum Indian Visa Validity

You have applied a bit early. Its normal to apply about a month in advance. Just have to cross your fingers now . I know some people have had their applications returned for being too early.

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10. Re: Minimum Indian Visa Validity

Not received it . Oct 4 for 15 days.