Multiple Entry Visa - Which countries can you visit without needing to get a new visa

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I am sorry if this has been answered, i searched but could not find it! The countries I know you can visit and then return to India without needing a new visa upon re-entry to India (on an original multiple entry visa) are Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. But which others? If any?
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? I don't think I understand. As far as I know, the multiple entry visa allows you to go anywhere in the world; it really doesn't matter, as long as of course you return within its period of validity. It doesn't govern where you can or cannot leave to or return from; or again, not as far as I know.
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Originally Posted by Satyagraha View Post But which others? If any?
Basically, if you have a valid, multiple entry Indian visa, you can enter India as many times as you like, from wherever you like.

Some countries do have "If you have visited there, we don't want you here" policies, but I am not aware of India having any of those.
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No, I'm quite sure for instance I couldn't return to the UK and then go back to India on the same Visa. This is what I mean. For instance what about the rest of south-east asia?
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yes you can return to the UK and back to India on the same multiple entry visa. No restrictions on that.
last year I flew back home to Belgium and returned to India a few days later on the same visa. No problem at all.
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Originally Posted by Satyagraha View Post No, I'm quite sure for instance I couldn't return to the UK and then go back to India on the same Visa. This is what I mean.
No idea, first time I hear about it. Like the others, I don't think it should be any problem. SE Asia or, again, anywhere else should likewise and therefore not be a problem. You'd think if anything India might be touchy about people visiting Pakistan or China, but in fact I'm not aware even that poses any problems, I'm quite sure it doesn't.

I'd give your embassy or visa service a ring about it just to be sure, since it worries you.
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Originally Posted by Satyagraha View Post No, I'm quite sure for instance I couldn't return to the UK and then go back to India on the same Visa. This is what I mean. For instance what about the rest of south-east asia?
Don't be sure at all, because absolutely you can! And I have!

Multiple entry means multiple entry, and if people didn't try to make words more complicated than they are, and add ifs and buts from their own minds, we wouldn't see half the visa questions we do see!

Multiple entry means multiple entry; 180 days means 180 days; from date of issue means from date of issue.

Simple.

(This isn't meant to sound harsh, by the way: hopefully it's what you want to hear! )
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Don't be sure at all, because absolutely you can! And I have!

Multiple entry means multiple entry, and if people didn't try to make words more complicated than they are, and add ifs and buts from their own minds, we wouldn't see half the visa questions we do see!

Multiple entry means multiple entry; 180 days means 180 days; from date of issue means from date of issue.

Simple.

(This isn't meant to sound harsh, by the way: hopefully it's what you want to hear! )
If visas were so straightforward, there wouldn't be any questions.

Simple.
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But they are!

It's just that the answers are not always what we want to hear.

When it turns out that they are the right answers, it calls for a big grin!
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Originally Posted by Satyagraha View Post I am sorry if this has been answered, i searched but could not find it! The countries I know you can visit and then return to India without needing a new visa upon re-entry to India (on an original multiple entry visa) are Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. But which others? If any?
Any of them -- so long as your visa is still valid. Remember, the time starts elapsing from the day they paste the visa into your passport.
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As above I do multiple entry like so many others. The only problem I can see is if there is an arrest warrant out in the home country, eg. UK. Don't laugh, last year I saw this..

Okay, one other problem. If your immigration status is not settled in the UK don't leave at all. One friend left the US in such for a short trip to Tijuana, TJ as said here. He'll be working on getting back into the US for a year or more to come..

Otherwise, you have nothing to worry about and should be happy..
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Originally Posted by Satyagraha View Post No, I'm quite sure for instance I couldn't return to the UK and then go back to India on the same Visa.
Could that have been a single entry visa tourist visa that you could not do that with? Unlikely because presumably you're British and tourist visas are all multiple entry. Could it have been a tourist visa that expired shortly after your first visit?

Or could it be that you have got it wrong? YOU may be quite sure that you cannot go back to India with a multiple entry tourist visa, but everyone else is equally sure that you CAN, including the Indian High Commission who issue mulitiple entry visas. They might just know. As do many of us, including myself, who have done so recently. I will even break the "black text" rules to put it as clearly as possible:

With a MULTIPLE ENTRY INDIAN VISA

You can use that VISA to ENTER INDIA MULTIPLE times.

Unless, as edwardseco says, you have an arrest warrant out on you. I figure that would cramp anyone's travel habit, visa or no!
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Originally Posted by Haylo View Post Could that have been a single entry visa tourist visa that you could not do that with? Unlikely because presumably you're British and tourist visas are all multiple entry. Could it have been a tourist visa that expired shortly after your first visit?

Or could it be that you have got it wrong? YOU may be quite sure that you cannot go back to India with a multiple entry tourist visa, but everyone else is equally sure that you CAN, including the Indian High Commission who issue mulitiple entry visas. They might just know. As do many of us, including myself, who have done so recently. I will even break the "black text" rules to put it as clearly as possible:

With a MULTIPLE ENTRY INDIAN VISA

You can use that VISA to ENTER INDIA MULTIPLE times.

Unless, as edwardseco says, you have an arrest warrant out on you. I figure that would cramp anyone's travel habit, visa or no!
My profound apologies Sir.
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Originally Posted by Satyagraha View Post My profound apologies Sir.
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