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#1 Oct 22nd, 2012, 15:46
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I am travelling to India in December want to visit Sri Lanka as well... can I use my normal Indian Visa and how do I get a Sri Lankan visa, how long can I visit before I return to India?
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Originally Posted by mamapinki View Post I am travelling to India in December want to visit Sri Lanka as well... can I use my normal Indian Visa and how do I get a Sri Lankan visa,
You need a visa from Sri Lanka to enter Sri Lanka.

http://www.srilankahighcommission.co...d=16&Itemid=19

I don't understand when you say "can I use my normal Indian visa". Use it to do what?


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Originally Posted by mamapinki View Post how long can I visit before I return to India?
Are you really asking how long you need to be out of India before returning?

Normally two months. However:

http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/touristvisa.html

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Double Entry Tourist Visa
Applicant(s) on a Double Entry Tourist Visa can travel to a third country from India during their holidays and can re-enter into India without a GAP of Two Months to continue with their holidays. In such cases the visa will be issued with a permission to re-enter into India from the specific country (city), which allows the applicants to re-enter into India without a GAP of Two Months from their last exit date.

Applicant(s) are required to provide a tentative itinerary in order to apply for Double Entry Tourist Visa.

Re-entry on a double entry visa is allowed only from the neighbouring countries*. i.e Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Thailand etc.
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As DrRudi says if you haven't got your Indian visa yet you can supply an itinerary showing UK-India-Sri Lanka-India-UK and should get a double-entry visa. Alternatively if you get a multi-entry visa you are 'allowed' side trips to neighbouring counties (including SL) at the discretion of Immigration (note that being allowed into India is always 'at the discretion of Immigration').

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I have a Tourist Multiple Visa and I am currently in India, I have to get out of the country before 90 days and I wanted to fry to Sri Lanka 3 weeks and re-enter without having to stay there 2 months and then leave when my visa expires to another asian country.

I have read that "If the applicant(s) intends to travel without a GAP of Two Months from the last exit date, then he/she is required to obtain a special re-entry permit from the Local Indian Consulate/ Mission with the re-entry form.."

Will they make me a re-entry form if is not what they call "emergency" case? Do i need the flight ticket outside India to get the permit? how long does it take to get the permit after filling up the form?

I have read what "a_f_d" has written, but what does it mean "at the discretion of Immigration"?

Is it easier to obtain it frying to Nepal?

Thank you very much! I'll appreciate any information or past experience!
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Originally Posted by eneris View Post I have a Tourist Multiple Visa and I am currently in India, I have to get out of the country before 90 days and I wanted to fry to Sri Lanka 3 weeks and re-enter without having to stay there 2 months and then leave when my visa expires to another asian country.

I have read that "If the applicant(s) intends to travel without a GAP of Two Months from the last exit date, then he/she is required to obtain a special re-entry permit from the Local Indian Consulate/ Mission with the re-entry form.."

Will they make me a re-entry form if is not what they call "emergency" case? Do i need the flight ticket outside India to get the permit? how long does it take to get the permit after filling up the form?

I have read what "a_f_d" has written, but what does it mean "at the discretion of Immigration"?

Is it easier to obtain it frying to Nepal?

Thank you very much! I'll appreciate any information or past experience!
If your "stay in India" is limited to 90 days (as opposed to your visa) then you will not be able to re-enter for 60 days.

If your visa expires after 90 days, you will need to apply for a new one, and guess what? 60 days out!

I assume from your desire to visit Sri Lanka, or Nepal if its easier, that one of these will be the case?

At the immigration officers discretion means just that, if he is in a bad mood/doesn't like the look of you/etc he can refuse admission. He will not give a reason and you have no right of appeal. In fact you have no rights at all.

Also, being Chinese might give problems?

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