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Post subject: Re: Potential Visa Pitfalls
PostPosted: 18:23 on 21st Aug 2012

Joined: 17:02 on 3rd Aug 2008
Posts: 187
wickets Wrote:
When you re-enter India, even if you have a double entry visa, endorsed with where you are coming from......

.......it doesn't give you absolute right of entry as we found out when returning from Bangkok for the WC final.

One and a half hours sat in an immigration office having to deal with jumped up officious pricks was not my idea of "Welcome to India".

Just a thought.



Hi John, doing India?....see you in Goa (Mike/Lee/Martin..Lucky Tuna Una)
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hedgehunter
Post subject: Re: Potential Visa Pitfalls/satelitte phones
PostPosted: 20:58 on 21st Aug 2012

Joined: 09:31 on 21st Jan 2012
Posts: 28
invisibleman Wrote:
Anyone know anything about the 'import of satellite phones into India' license from DOT - Department of India? Found this out on the vsf.global website under important news and information. Does it mean all mobile phones? Have tried the DOT website but cannot find any information.

satelitte phones are not the same as mobile (cellular) phones so there should be no problems taking your phone with you, roll on november
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Potential Visa Pitfalls/satelitte phones
PostPosted: 12:50 on 22nd Aug 2012

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2150
Location: Preston UK
hedgehunter Wrote:
invisibleman Wrote:
Anyone know anything about the 'import of satellite phones into India' license from DOT - Department of India? Found this out on the vsf.global website under important news and information. Does it mean all mobile phones? Have tried the DOT website but cannot find any information.

satelitte phones are not the same as mobile (cellular) phones so there should be no problems taking your phone with you, roll on november


Taking it with you no, taking it into the ground, probably.
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invisibleman
Post subject: Re: Potential Visa Pitfalls
PostPosted: 17:10 on 25th Aug 2012

Joined: 13:02 on 27th Sep 2011
Posts: 52
[quote
satelitte phones are not the same as mobile (cellular) phones so there should be no problems taking your phone with you, roll on november[/quote]

Silly me, what was I thinking, mobile phones don't use satelittes, do they. :oops:

Thanks for your help mate, common sense really,.... but with India......you never know....
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MK_Mark_66
Post subject: Re: Potential Visa Pitfalls
PostPosted: 10:55 on 1st Sep 2012

Joined: 19:55 on 13th Jun 2008
Posts: 120
Good morning all,

I would appreciate any advise on my visa situation.

I completed the application on line and paid for my visa, I choose to post the application to Birmingham not realising that postal applications are only accepted at London branch/

I can't contact anyone to speak to so any advise would be appreciated.

Regards


Mark
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Potential Visa Pitfalls
PostPosted: 11:23 on 1st Sep 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2364
MK_Mark_66 Wrote:
Good morning all,

I would appreciate any advise on my visa situation.

I completed the application on line and paid for my visa, I choose to post the application to Birmingham not realising that postal applications are only accepted at London branch/

I can't contact anyone to speak to so any advise would be appreciated.

Regards


Mark


As you say, postal applications should be submitted to the Hayes office regardless of where in the country you live.

In the FAQ section of the VFS website there's a question about what happens if your application has been posted to the Indian High Commission. The reply states that it will be redelivered to Hayes, so I would guess the same will probably happen to your application.

Assuming you have kept a record of your passport number, there is a tracking facility you can use.

Go to http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/ and look on the top left of the page. there's a menu there that includes "Track your application."
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Erica1807
Post subject: Re: Potential Visa Pitfalls
PostPosted: 12:31 on 5th Sep 2012

Joined: 13:44 on 1st Dec 2011
Posts: 15
I must have been in a way super lucky...

I filled in the application on vsfglobal website (I'll admit to a bit of a mission) & the application centre in central london has a photo booth to get the misery shot (ie don't smile when you have the photo taken) and a week later my passport was ready.

#phew.
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asteve
Post subject: Re: Potential Visa Pitfalls
PostPosted: 15:40 on 5th Sep 2012

Joined: 17:09 on 15th May 2008
Posts: 158
Just 2 add my 2penneth. Anybody wiv a UK passport, coming 2 SL 4 world T20, can get an indian visa in Colombo. The vfs application office is on galle rd, col 3, btween Majestic City & McDonalds. Takes 5 days 4 visa. Get (& complete) on-line form. Take wiv p'port 2 office, hand 2 reception, get told off, go to photo man who will take right size photos, back 2 reception, b nice, wait 1-2 hrs, hand over 7,000LKR. Go back 4-5 days, morn, giv p'port, go back 5pm, visa. It worked 4 me! Remember, if u want multiple entry visa, put on form, wiv poss countries u may want 2 re-enter from.
@m8s: sorry net access shite lst cupla mths.
@nsppl: think bein playd now, Bert Dache - Don't Stop The World For Me, crackr!
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Potential Visa Pitfalls
PostPosted: 16:12 on 5th Sep 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2364
Erica1807 Wrote:
I must have been in a way super lucky...

I filled in the application on vsfglobal website (I'll admit to a bit of a mission) & the application centre in central london has a photo booth to get the misery shot (ie don't smile when you have the photo taken) and a week later my passport was ready.

#phew.


You were lucky that the photo booth was working! It often isn't, so it's best to get your photos done in advance. I notice that nearly all those "PhotoMe" photo booths have an Indian visa size photograph facility on them now, so that makes things a bit easier than when they first changed their rules regarding photos.
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Erica1807
Post subject: Re: Potential Visa Pitfalls
PostPosted: 14:49 on 7th Sep 2012

Joined: 13:44 on 1st Dec 2011
Posts: 15
Big Harvey Wrote:
Erica1807 Wrote:
I must have been in a way super lucky...

I filled in the application on vsfglobal website (I'll admit to a bit of a mission) & the application centre in central london has a photo booth to get the misery shot (ie don't smile when you have the photo taken) and a week later my passport was ready.

#phew.


You were lucky that the photo booth was working! It often isn't, so it's best to get your photos done in advance. I notice that nearly all those "PhotoMe" photo booths have an Indian visa size photograph facility on them now, so that makes things a bit easier than when they first changed their rules regarding photos.



Snappy Snaps do too but at £14 for four. Bit much.
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