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1. Posted by claretrick (Budding Member 47 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

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


2. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

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) 10y Star this if you like it!

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.