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naibob
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 18:56 on 19th Jan 2011

Joined: 19:40 on 1st Dec 2008
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Location: London
blueandy1mac Wrote:
Received ours back today .... multiple entries, all present and correct.

Wait a minute, this can't be right, we did'nt supply a written itinerary, tickets, hotels or letter from anybody's Mum. Whats the catch, there's got to be something wrong here. We must be subject to some restrictions surely ?
Anyone else got one of these ?
Are you confident ?
How did you get it ?
Does it say anything else other than mutiple ?

Sorry, its just too good to be true, so I'm worried. :? :shock: :o


What does it say in the 'endorsement' bit?
I believe it should refer to your re-entry. I didnt ask for anything special as only doing India and mine is a multiple entry and says 'Stay during each visit not to exceed 180 days' (pretty difficult on a 6 month visa!)
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 19:07 on 19th Jan 2011

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2150
Location: Preston UK
Says exactly the same as yours Ian. I suppose it can't possibly say much else on a multiple. Particularly when they can't spell the name of their next door neighbour.
How did you end up with a multi ?
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naibob
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 19:45 on 19th Jan 2011

Joined: 19:40 on 1st Dec 2008
Posts: 478
Location: London
Everytime I've ever gone to India I have always got a 6 month Multiple Entry visa. I always thought this was the standard visa...

Hazel and Ian put their applications in together and came back with mixed results! I think she posted earlier on in this thread to say as much. They didn't change Ian's, they just said it'll be fine....

I have a strong suspicion that it's all bollo@#s and will be impossible to enforce due to the lack of clarity/consistancy at Indian visa offices worldwide.... at least during the World Cup anyway...after that I'm sure hippies doing Nepali visa runs may have to resort to baksheesh or find alternate methods!
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Richhufc
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 04:17 on 20th Jan 2011

Joined: 20:35 on 14th May 2008
Posts: 774
Location: Hereford
Mine came back with double entry allowed, with printed writing at the bottom saying re-entry from Sri Lanka permitted. Just like Ian, my last two Indian visas (applied for in the UK) came back as multiple entry despite not requesting / needing anything other than single.

Here's hoping to an England game in Colombo - if not, there are worse places to be.
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Welsh Dan
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 13:50 on 23rd Jan 2011

Joined: 15:27 on 12th Oct 2008
Posts: 240
naibob Wrote:
Everytime I've ever gone to India I have always got a 6 month Multiple Entry visa. I always thought this was the standard visa...


Me too, I think you are right. Got a multiple one "automatically" (despite only doing a single-entry trip) in 2002. Then got the same again in 2005, when I did need 2 entries as was basically flying into and out of Amritsar for my Pakistan trip.

I am guessing they are all still technically multiple entry - has anyone actually got one that says "single entry"?

Obviously the issue is that a normal multiple entry visa in itself is no longer enough if one wants to return to India after less than 2 months outside India, hence the need for these special endorsements people have been getting.

Mine is a simple single-entry trip, so I presume I will end up with a normal multiple entry visa, but will let everyone know how I get on....
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MrPhelps
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 12:38 on 24th Jan 2011

Joined: 16:13 on 17th Jan 2011
Posts: 99
Welsh Dan Wrote:
naibob Wrote:
Everytime I've ever gone to India I have always got a 6 month Multiple Entry visa. I always thought this was the standard visa...


Me too, I think you are right. Got a multiple one "automatically" (despite only doing a single-entry trip) in 2002. Then got the same again in 2005, when I did need 2 entries as was basically flying into and out of Amritsar for my Pakistan trip.

I am guessing they are all still technically multiple entry - has anyone actually got one that says "single entry"?

Obviously the issue is that a normal multiple entry visa in itself is no longer enough if one wants to return to India after less than 2 months outside India, hence the need for these special endorsements people have been getting.

Mine is a simple single-entry trip, so I presume I will end up with a normal multiple entry visa, but will let everyone know how I get on....


Both mine and the wife's say "single entry" - which is ok as that's what we applied for.
All seems a bit random.
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JV1977
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 18:38 on 25th Jan 2011

Joined: 01:35 on 26th Apr 2008
Posts: 27
Mine came through today. Complete with groovy mug shot on the sticker! 2 week turnaround using the postal service which ain't too bad really. Clearly v happy to have passport back in my hand without it going walkabout courtesy of royal mail! Can almost smell india now (house really does need cleaning ;-))
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chimbo
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 08:11 on 2nd Feb 2011

Joined: 11:36 on 28th Feb 2009
Posts: 48
Got a multiple Visa ?

Turn around very quick - sent in post on 20 Jan, back 1st Feb, so less than 2 weeks
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 11:13 on 2nd Feb 2011

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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After much deliberation, I cancelled my train tickets and hotel booking. It turned out to cost next to nothing to do this. I'm now planning to head indirectly to Bangalore from Nagpur, making a short side trip on the way down. I'll hopefully get to see a bit of Calcutta en route to and from Chittagong.

The extra couple of days I'll be in Bangalore will give me a chance to track down a couple of Ireland fans I owe a curry to from our last ODI in Belfast.
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kev
Post subject: Re: World Cup India Visas [Important!]
PostPosted: 13:44 on 2nd Feb 2011

Joined: 17:06 on 4th Dec 2008
Posts: 279
Location: Walsall West Midlands
Big Harvey Wrote:
The extra couple of days I'll be in Bangalore will give me a chance to track down a couple of Ireland fans I owe a curry to from our last ODI in Belfast.


Good work Harv, better to buy them a curry in India & let them buy you one in Belfast! :roll:
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