Republic of India
Entrance into another country is always at the discretion of an immigration officer, upon arrival in that country. They make the final decision about how long one can stay in their country. It is up to the traveler to ask and know how long they have and any procedures that are required in country such as registration. A visa is not a guarantee that you will be allowed to enter the country.
- Documents that may be requested upon entry, other than a visa.
- Each visitor should carry photocopies of the bio-data page of the traveler's U.S. passport and the page containing the Indian visa in order to facilitate obtaining an exit visa from the Indian government in the event of theft or loss of the passport.
- Proof of onward or return travel
- Proof of sufficient funds to cover the entire stay
- Those traveling with minors should have documentary evidence of their relationship. If both parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are not present, there should be a notarized letter stating who the minor has permission to travel with and the dates and places of travel.
- A vaccination for Yellow Fever is required if traveling from an endemic zone in the previous 6 days. For the CDC's recommended vaccinations and health information see http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/regionSouthAsia.aspx.
- If bringing medications, be sure they are in the original container. Carry a letter from the attending physician, describing the medical condition and any prescription medications, including the generic name of prescribed drugs.
- Foreign citizens who visit India to study, do research, work or act as missionaries, as well as all travelers planning to stay more than 180 days are required to register, generally within 14 days of arrival, with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office where they will be staying.
- Additional Information
- Travel Warnings and recent news from India may be found at https://www.osac.gov/Pages/CountryHome.aspx?CatalogLocationId=356.
- The website for the U.S. Embassy in India may be found at http://NewDelhi.usembassy.gov.
- For further information such as health, crime and security information, read the Consular Information Sheet at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1139.
- U.S. medical insurance plans seldom cover health costs incurred outside the United States unless supplemental coverage is purchased. Consult with the insurance provider prior to traveling abroad to confirm whether a policy applies overseas and whether it will cover emergency expenses such as a medical evacuation.