Indian Visa Application outside home country?!

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1. Posted by Steve-Kay (Budding Member 24 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi,

My wife and I are currently travelling in Australia and would like to visit India on our way back home to the UK but have left it too late to obtain an Indian visa in Australia - the processing time will take too long and our Australian visa would expire!

We have done a bit of research on getting an Indian visa as a non-resident in Sri Lanka (Colombo), Singapore and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) but the 'requirements' seem to vary from centre to centre. Has anyone obtained an Indian visa as a non-resident in any of these places? Was it reasonably straight-forward? How long did it take?

I read on the website for Indian Visa applications in Colombo, Sri Lanka that we would need to produce both our current (valid) passport AND previous passports?? Is this actually enforced? Obviously, we do not carry our old passports.......!

Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated

Many thanks

Steve