US Citizen applying for Ten year Visa in Nepal

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Hello everyone and thank you. Im a us cıtızen and my sıtuatıon ıs ım currentley ın india on a two month tourıst vısa. I am not planning on leaving india for a number of years and want to fınd a way whıle overseas to apply for the ten year tourıst vısa. Can ı do thıs ın nepal. Ive heard they dont lıke to ıssue vısas to people that are ''reapplyıng''. I can stay ın nepal for a whıle ıf nessecary. Do ı need a travel agent to help me or wıll ı be able to get the vısa at the indian embassy in nepal. THANK YOU for your responses!!!
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You will most likely have to go to your home country if you want more than 3 months.

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Originally Posted by stevetehran View Post Im a us cıtızen and my sıtuatıon ıs ım currentley ın india on a two month tourıst vısa. I am not planning on leaving india for a number of years.....
I think our resident expert on how long americans can stay in india will be along shortly.

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Have seen reports that you can get a tenner in Nepal in particular. Now I do not know if that also applies to people re-upping like you..
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Originally Posted by Sama View Post I think our resident expert on how long americans can stay in india will be along shortly.

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stevetehran, even if you get a 10-year tourist visa (regardless of whether you have to come back to the U.S. to get it or whether they'll issue you one in Kathmandu), you'll still have to leave India at least every 180 days. The visa doesn't allow a continuous stay of ten years. So when you say you are "not planning on leaving India for a number of years" ... well ... you'll have to do it at least every six months, even if you just go to some other country for a day or two and turn right around and come back.
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Does anyone know ıf ı get a travel agent ınvolved who ıs ın the states to help me work out the ten year tourıst visa that way. It would be very dıffıcult for me to get back to the states and ı dont lıve wıthın a thousand mıles of any embassy ın the US anyway. I would ultımatley have to send ıt away ıf ı were ın the states so why not send ıt to the states and have the travel agent send ıt to an embassy. Thank you for the responses.
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Originally Posted by stevetehran View Post Does anyone know ıf ı get a travel agent ınvolved who ıs ın the states to help me work out the ten year tourıst visa that way. It would be very dıffıcult for me to get back to the states and ı dont lıve wıthın a thousand mıles of any embassy ın the US anyway. I would ultımatley have to send ıt away ıf ı were ın the states so why not send ıt to the states and have the travel agent send ıt to an embassy. Thank you for the responses.
Strongly advise you not to do that. What you are proposing to do requires you to mail or send your passport to the travel agent who is outside India while you remain in India.

You will get arrested for doing that when the person at the Immigration counter at the airport checks your passport and see that you have an entry stamp which does not match with the exit stamp.

A British female was arrested in Goa recently for doing exactly what you are intending to do.
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Originally Posted by stevetehran View Post Does anyone know ıf ı get a travel agent ınvolved who ıs ın the states to help me work out the ten year tourıst visa that way.
my 2 rupees for you would be to listen to dzibead. she's a lawyer so you're getting free legal advice here....
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Originally Posted by GoanCanuck View Post A British female was arrested in Goa recently for doing exactly what you are intending to do.
And you can't get a much straighter warning than that!
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Originally Posted by Sama View Post my 2 rupees for you would be to listen to dzibead. she's a lawyer so you're getting free legal advice here....
And more importantly, listen to GoanCanuck!

You do not want to be in India without your passport, and if you tried the tactic you proposed, the consular official processing your visa application would see the existing two-month visa in it and no exit stamp. Also, you say you live at least 1000 miles from any "embassy" (actually, all you need is a consulate) in the U.S. and would have to mail your passport there anyway, so what's the difference? Well, there's a real difference between being in the U.S. without your passport and trusting it to a secure carrier like FEDEX, and being in India without your passport and trusting it to international mail. Also, why does it matter where you live in the U.S.? When returning from India, just fly through one of the cities that has an Indian consulate and stop long enough to make your visa application. In addition to the consular division at the embassy in Washington D.C., there are also Indian consulates in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston, and they are now outsourcing visa processing to an outfit called Travisa that has offices in those cities.

You might as well get your head around this: you're going to have to leave India in order get a ten-year visa. Whether the Kathmandu office is issuing them to Americans nowadays, so you can avoid a trip back to the U.S., I don't know. We have been hearing that UK citizens are usually only being given 3 month tourist visas from that office, even they are allowed 6 month visas and can routinely get them when they apply in the UK. One thing for sure is that even if the Kathmandu office will issue a ten-year visa, they won't be quick about it. When you apply for an Indian visa while you're out of your own country, it takes much longer to process - could take a week or ten days (as compared with same day processing if you can go in person to one of the outsourcing offices in the U.S.), which might be OK if you planned a trip to Kathmandu anyway. But instead of speculating, why don't you contact the IHC office in Kathmandu and inquire about whether they are even issuing ten-year tourist visas from that office?

Edited to add: Another American, posting in the thread below, tried to get a ten-year visa in Beijing and was refused - was told she'd probably only be given a one or two month visa, even if she applied for six months (which she's entitled to do)! So she's planning to apply for a ten-year visa when she returns to the U.S. Doesn't sound good for getting getting a ten-year visa in Nepal.
http://www.indiamike.com/india/india...stions-t58986/
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Hello everyone Im sorry I did Not put the question the right way i wish to leave India when my visa expires and go to Nepal where i would send it away to the us for a travel agent to look at. I would not be applying for an indian visa while still using my current one. It would be after i already left India and the visa would be expired and i would be in nepal. I would not be trying to get another while using my current visa and i would be in another country. Sorry if i was not specific thank you for your responses
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Originally Posted by stevetehran View Post i wish to leave India when my visa expires and go to Nepal where i would send it away to the us for a travel agent to look at.


how are you going to send your visa to the US when you are in Nepal without sending your passport with it? the Indian visa is glued inside your passport, so if you send your visa, you're sending your passport.

and what is a travel agent going to do for you? look at your Indian visa and do what?

you're in a foreign country and you want to send your passport to the US?!?

bad move, dude.
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Originally Posted by stevetehran View Post Hello everyone Im sorry I did Not put the question the right way i wish to leave India when my visa expires and go to Nepal where i would send it away to the us for a travel agent to look at. I would not be applying for an indian visa while still using my current one. It would be after i already left India and the visa would be expired and i would be in nepal. I would not be trying to get another while using my current visa and i would be in another country. Sorry if i was not specific thank you for your responses
Nothing you say here really changes the advice you were given above, about probably having to return to the U.S. to get a 10-year visa for India. You say you would "send it away to the us for a travel agent to look at." What's "it"? Your passport? As we already told you, sending your passport to the U.S. while you are still in a foreign country is a no-no, regardless of whether you are in India or Nepal when you do it. So even if you don't have the problem with the overlapping visas and no India exit stamp in the passport, this is still as Sama said, a bad move, dude. If you don't want to return to the U.S., your only other alternative is to make inquiries of various other Indian embassies/consulates at more "convenient" locations, to determine whether they will process a 10-year tourist visa application for a U.S. citizen at that location. But being in a foreign country without your passport and whatever visa is required for the country you are in? Dumb, dumb, dumb.
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Some of us are nervous about putting our passports in the post at home in our own countries!
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Yes, international post can be interesting. I would splurge for Fedex or the equivalent at the least out of Nepal. However, I would first try at the Indian embassy in KTM. Things keep in flux on this topic..

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