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1. Posted by claretrick (Budding Member 47 posts) 8y

hey I know there is already a link on the above, but I am planning my ATW trip for Sept and am travelling alone. I plan to fly to Delhi for a couple of nights and then travel overland to Nepal stay there for a month or so and then back down to India for 3mnths! Do I need a visa to fly into India for a couple of days, how does it work?? And can I get one for 3mnths???

I believe I can get one for Nepal at the border!?

Any help would be brilliant

Thanks

2. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 8y

Yes, you will need a visa to leave the airport in Delhi even if only for 5 minutes. This visa MUST be arranged before getting on the plane. Actually, the airline won't let you on the plane unless you already have a visa. You can get this visa at the Indian embassy/commission in your country.
Generally Indian tourist visas are for a 6 month stay. Maybe there are shorter ones, but I don't think so. The 6 months will start on the day it is issued. This visa is also multi-entry, so you can get your visa, arrive in Delhi, go to Nepal, and come back to India for 3 months all on the same visa, as long as it's all done within 6 months.
Here's the website for the High Commission in London to get you started.

3. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

Yep, almost all nationalities need a visa which is issued for 6 months. But ive only gotten a single entry visa although ive clearly marked multiple entry on the application form... Maybe you won't encounter such a problem but its always nicer to confirm with them that you are applying for a multiple entry visa so you won't need to pay for it twice...

You can get the Nepal visa at most, if not all land crossings - i think its 30 USD, and you need 2 passport sized photos.