New Visa / Sri Lanka or Nepal or Dubai?

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Hello,

iam living now in Southindia.

In the next weeks i have to renew my Visa.

Whats the best way at the moment, to get a fast visa with the lowest costs?

Train / Fly Nepal?
Fly Dubai?
Fly Srilanka?

In so different forum are written, that in Sri Lanka only a 3 month visa's gave to the people, but from the south its the fastest way.
Train Nepal is very long, Fly a little bit expensive.

My country of origin is Germany.

thx for your help and input.

regards
Tom
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Not sure what would work out cheapest really aside from overland to Nepal. Even getting to Kathmandu from the boarder can be a exercise in patience and strength of mind. I suppose it depends on flights.

Bangkok is another option, Air India Express do reasonable flights (around 5,000INR) from Kolkata. For the best information on flights, check out www.ixigo.com

Personally I would go to Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur, since I've heard a few stories about the embassies in Nepal and SL being a bit fussy.

Kolkata is also a good access point, since it is very well connected to the Indian transport system (and a fascinating place to visit).
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Originally Posted by tommy1499 View Post Hello,

iam living now in Southindia.

In the next weeks i have to renew my Visa.

Whats the best way at the moment, to get a fast visa with the lowest costs?

Train / Fly Nepal?
Fly Dubai?
Fly Srilanka?

In so different forum are written, that in Sri Lanka only a 3 month visa's gave to the people, but from the south its the fastest way.
Train Nepal is very long, Fly a little bit expensive.

My country of origin is Germany.

thx for your help and input.

regards
Tom
What is the closest international airport from where you currently are ?

You have to look at the TCV (Total Cost of Visarun)

Airline ticket+Living Expenses while in the City/Country of VisaRun.
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The nearest international airport is Trivandrum.

Its important for me to get minimum a 6 month visa (i heart, that sri lanka often gave only 3 months).

Kolkata is a little bit to far from here.
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Originally Posted by tommy1499 View Post The nearest international airport is Trivandrum.

Its important for me to get minimum a 6 month visa (i heart, that sri lanka often gave only 3 months).

Kolkata is a little bit to far from here.
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AirAsia Kuala Lumpur
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air India Dammam, Riyadh
Air-India Express Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Salalah, Sharjah, Singapore
Emirates Dubai
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Gulf Air Bahrain
Indian Airlines Malé, Sharjah
Island Aviation Services Malé
Jet Airways Muscat
Kuwait Airways Kuwait
Maldivian Malé
Oman Air Muscat
Qatar Airways Doha
SilkAir Singapore
Sri Lankan Airlines Colombo
These are the airlines and the destinations they fly to from TVM. Plan on at least a week stay in any one of those cities/countries. My intuition is that Colombo would have the best TCV.

I cannot predict whether or not you'll get a visa of 6 months or more.
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You shouldn't count on getting a new tourist visa in any destination though. You well may; you may not.

Oh, and then I see only now,

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Originally Posted by tommy1499 View Post Its important for me to get minimum a 6 month visa
Well, you certainly can't count on that, either.

Sorry, but them's the breaks. No matter where you go for it.
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Thx for your all answers.

Yes, i know, thats not guarantee to get a 6 month visa, but the most people say, that in Sri Lanka normaly they only give a 3 month visa.
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Originally Posted by tommy1499 View Post Thx for your all answers.

Yes, i know, thats not guarantee to get a 6 month visa, but the most people say, that in Sri Lanka normaly they only give a 3 month visa.
You are a tourist - I presume you have/will stay the full length of your visa. You want another six months. Unless you are engaged in something other than tourist activities, what difference does it make if they give you 3 months ?

Germany gives indians ..... 10 days, 15 days..... 31 days...... maximum 3 months for tourism ? And that too after a aggressive personal interview. Consider your self lucky.

You can try BKK and hangout in the 'gluch' which they process your visa.
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India is to big for 6 months ... very easy.

BKK is to expensive to fly... ~ 400 euro
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Yes; strangely, nations' immigration schemes haven't been devised to accommodate just you.
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Try your home country for a 1 year. Although it will cost more, it would save you additional visa runs say, after 3 months.

GoanGoan......here & there
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Originally Posted by goangoangone View Post Try your home country for a 1 year.
? Poster mentions their home country as being Germany.

I'm not aware India gives one-year tourist visas to Germans (they do to very few anyway, save for the fabled US 10-year visa, and then whatever some UK citizens may be eligible for.)
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Dont go to Dubai. I stayed there for 4 years, and I frankly hate it. Nepal is the place. My choice out of your list. First, its a great time of the year to visit Nepal, secondly, the casino scene is pretty rocking in Nepal these days. Also, you'll come across lots of hippies.
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There are reports for Nepal, unconfirmed, of 3 month visas to out of home country applicants..
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Germany gives 1 year, if you are often in India (+3 times)

I have also many threads written, that also in Sri Lanka only 3 months...

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