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Transit Visa

Canberra, Australia
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Transit Visa

Hi all,

I have a transit in Mumbai for 2 hours and also there's gonna be a airline change too.(From Sri lankan airlines to Emirates). In that case, Do I need to have a transit visa, since I need to clear my luggage from sri lankan airlines and then check-in again for Emirates?



Edited: 11 January 2014, 10:11
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1. Re: Transit Visa

Hi there,

Depends on whether it is 1 or 2 tickets. In case of 1 ticket generally that allows labeling the luggage all the way to your final Emirates destination. You might not yet get the Emirates boarding card in Colombo but then can get it at a Mumbai transfer desk.

If it's 2 tickets, you are at the mercy of the ground staff (as yes formally you need a transit visa BUT then 1] that costs you a considerable amount and processing time and 2] then two hours simply is not enough for Immigration, luggage pickup and recheckin). In most cases there is an option of a ground staff member accompanying you to Arrivals (bypassing the Immigration queue), picking up your luggage with you and then together going to check in again; after which you bypass the Emigration queue.

All the best,


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