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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 18:38 on 11th Jan 2011

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2151
Location: Preston UK
BasingstokePat Wrote:
blueandy1mac Wrote:
Just had a look at that Pat, although we've now done everything apart from hand deliver tomorrow, what exactly do they do for the extra ? The process seems to be exactly as per the normal visa app, apart from paying them as well!!!
Anyway, my main question. How much detail etc did you put in your itinerary. We've booked nowt outside India and wo'nt do 'til we get a visa of some sorts, have you booked externally and provided evidence ?

If you know what you are doing and can spare the time there is no advantage , but this time the application of a multiple entry visa is a lot more complicated . On my attached Itinerary I listed dates , flights (times and numbers) , trains (times and numbers) and names of hotels , that's all I provided . I also noted 19 Mar to 4 Apl awaiting venues and dates cricket world cup , pretty vague stuff really


Thats pretty much what I've put so thanks for a bit of re-assurance. Wish us luck.
(it really should'nt be like this should it)
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BasingstokePat
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 01:10 on 12th Jan 2011

Joined: 09:22 on 4th Nov 2010
Posts: 47
Best of luck with your Visa application tomorrow Mac ,,
It won't be long before we crack open a few Kingfishers :mrgreen:
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Richhufc
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 07:33 on 12th Jan 2011

Joined: 20:35 on 14th May 2008
Posts: 774
Location: Hereford
Just did mine in person at the embassy in Saigon. Typically the location of the embassy had moved just like when I tried to do it in Perth last month! Never mind, after a further crazy walk of about half an hour through the madness of this bike mad city I located the new site of the embassy. After filling in the form and asking for a double entry I was told that wasn't possible. After explaining to two non cricket Indians (even my Barmy Army India tour shirt didn't get me special treatment) that we may/may not be in Sri Lanka or Bangladesh for the knock out stages, they told me to write down the possibilties on a sheet of A4. This seemed to be OK, though we shall see next Wednesday......$60 US here.
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Maidenover
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 17:11 on 12th Jan 2011

Joined: 09:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2913
Crossing the road is interesting in Saigon, isn't it. It's a bit like the Indiana Jones 'step of faith' when he knows the bridge is there but can't see it (filmed in Sri lanka, near Kandy). You just step out and let the traffic swere around you. Takes some getting used to :o
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 16:36 on 12th Jan 2011

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2151
Location: Preston UK
BasingstokePat Wrote:
Best of luck with your Visa application tomorrow Mac ,,
It won't be long before we crack open a few Kingfishers :mrgreen:


Really hope so Pat, but after this morniing I 'aint so sure.
Held up on the motorway by volume, rain, two smashes and then to arrive at a packed M/c Visa centre - no appointments possible.
Took my supermarket style ticket and sat and watched the attendant turn away couple after couple on grounds of photo's - available up the road, and hand written app's - new ones from internet cafe round the corner. If she is'nt on commission, she's an eejit.
Got to lunchtime as my turn approached (2.5hrs) so had to wait, expected the tiffin boys but sadly let down. 2nd after lunch in I went, very nice and approachable young lady (remember what Harv and BSA said, courteous and patient). Explained the scenario and was advised about the 2 month rule, explained it was'nt relevant, tried again.
Reads my itinerary, checks my flight details etc and gets herself a little confused :?: Decides she will phone Birmingham for clarification. You can guess the conversation, she trying to set out my plans and inability to provide set dates etc - but wrongly. Me, trying to correct her whilst colleague in Brum is relating hard and fast rules back to her.
At this point I asked if I could speak directly to Brum, but advised only God can do this.
Post call she attempts to advise what the position is but is'nt too sure. The itinereary is returned to me with all other paperwork and I'm told I will receive a multi entry visa in a week BUT to contact the consular officials in cities in India /SL/ Desh to ascertain visa status.
Work that one out !!!
If anyone understands this, please explain it to me. The system defeated me, I left a bowed and beaten man (who possibly has a visa)
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BasingstokePat
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 20:21 on 12th Jan 2011

Joined: 09:22 on 4th Nov 2010
Posts: 47
Kin hell Mac , What a day .
That is the other reason I used an agency , You can speak to the guys 1st on the phone about the do's and don'ts and the form filling , send it all off to them , they check it and take it up to the embassy . I've seen them whilst I've been in embassy queues they go straight to the front and hand over a fist full of applications and pick up the completed ones , not even a question asked whilst my single application takes hours or days as it did in 2006 , its the future Mac , its hassle free for a few extra quid .
Best of luck with yours though mate ,
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BasingstokePat
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 01:44 on 13th Jan 2011

Joined: 09:22 on 4th Nov 2010
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Richhufc Wrote:
Just did mine in person at the embassy in Saigon. Typically the location of the embassy had moved just like when I tried to do it in Perth last month! Never mind, after a further crazy walk of about half an hour through the madness of this bike mad city I located the new site of the embassy. After filling in the form and asking for a double entry I was told that wasn't possible. After explaining to two non cricket Indians (even my Barmy Army India tour shirt didn't get me special treatment) that we may/may not be in Sri Lanka or Bangladesh for the knock out stages, they told me to write down the possibilties on a sheet of A4. This seemed to be OK, though we shall see next Wednesday......$60 US here.

total madness , best of luck with it though mate . After another fine win over the convicts today in the shorter form of the game I think we might have a sniff of this , imagine that eh Richie , Ashes slaughter and a world cup win , what a winter ? What a tour ? it would be the best ever :mrgreen:
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GeorgethePodge
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 09:44 on 13th Jan 2011

Joined: 00:10 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1167
BasingstokePat Wrote:
Richhufc Wrote:
Just did mine in person at the embassy in Saigon. Typically the location of the embassy had moved just like when I tried to do it in Perth last month! Never mind, after a further crazy walk of about half an hour through the madness of this bike mad city I located the new site of the embassy. After filling in the form and asking for a double entry I was told that wasn't possible. After explaining to two non cricket Indians (even my Barmy Army India tour shirt didn't get me special treatment) that we may/may not be in Sri Lanka or Bangladesh for the knock out stages, they told me to write down the possibilties on a sheet of A4. This seemed to be OK, though we shall see next Wednesday......$60 US here.

total madness , best of luck with it though mate . After another fine win over the convicts today in the shorter form of the game I think we might have a sniff of this , imagine that eh Richie ,20-20 World champions, Ashes slaughter and a world cup win , what a winter ? What a tour ? it would be the best ever :mrgreen:



previously
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 21:03 on 13th Jan 2011

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2365
I picked up my double entry Indian visa today. It is endorsed "Valid for re-entry from Nepal ICC CWC 2011." Nepal has been crossed out, and "Bengladesh" (sic) clumsily handwritten above it.

It took over an hour and a half of queueing down the street just to pick it up. If you're planning on picking yours up in person, take a brolly. VFS are a disgrace. The Indian High Commission when you used to deal with them direct was a model of user-friendliness compared with this lot.
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wickets
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 15:26 on 14th Jan 2011

Joined: 22:49 on 30th Apr 2008
Posts: 1026
Location: Swindon
I've bottled it and I'm using an agency. Can't be arsed with the stress.

If you just want the Indian visa on one passport it costs £46 fee plus £39 for the visa itself.
My train fares would be more than £46 and someone else gets all the hassle.

Try Visa World in Watford.
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