Valid ID proof for Indian in Nepal

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Hi,

I am an Indian and will be travelling with my parents to Nepal for a weeks trip. I hold an expired passport and my parents have valid ones.

My question is, can I be guaranteed of a hassle-free travel in Nepal with my expired passport. I have valid Driving licence and PAN card, but not a voter's ID.

The immigration site of Nepal states passport as only one of the valid documents, but I want to confirm the ground reality is the same as well.

Regard,
Satish
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Originally Posted by satish_454 View Post My question is, can I be guaranteed of a hassle-free travel in Nepal with my expired passport. I have valid Driving licence and PAN card, but not a voter's ID.
No, passport would not do as it is expired one; but the Driving License and PAN Card would do as these documents are current! Both these documents would prove you are an Indian citizen. however, you would be required to show only one document not the both!
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post No, passport would not do as it is expired one; but the Driving License and PAN Card would do as these documents are current! Both these documents would prove you are an Indian citizen. however, you would be required to show only one document not the both!
A resident (or in some cases even a non-resident) non-citizen can also hold a PAN card and/or an Indian driver's licence.
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I have twice visited Nepal in recent past. While once no body asked for my identity, during the second visit I was asked to present my identity poof. Driving licence did the job.
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post I have twice visited Nepal in recent past. While once no body asked for my identity, during the second visit I was asked to present my identity poof. Driving licence did the job.
I have a follow up question on this:

If I am entering Kathmandu (by air), will a drivers license/PAN card be enough in Nepal immigration ?. Is a passport or voter-id must for travel by air ?

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I went to Nepal by air last year and for my ID proof, I provided drivers license as well as Pan card. They didn't ask for anything else.
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Originally Posted by khargosh_hamster View Post I went to Nepal by air last year and for my ID proof, I provided drivers license as well as Pan card. They didn't ask for anything else.
Thanks for your reply..

In my case, now the airline (SpiceJet) is saying that Passport or Voter's ID is necessary.. I do not have them but have PAN & Drivers license.
Should I take a chance and proceed ?. Did you use your PAN card with the airline as well ?

Also, without the Indian passport, in Nepal immigration, do they provide some sort of entry record (country entry/exit dates) ?.
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Originally Posted by tempo View Post Thanks for your reply..

In my case, now the airline (SpiceJet) is saying that Passport or Voter's ID is necessary.. I do not have them but have PAN & Drivers license.
Should I take a chance and proceed ?. Did you use your PAN card with the airline as well ?

Also, without the Indian passport, in Nepal immigration, do they provide some sort of entry record (country entry/exit dates) ?.
Spicejet might be asking for security concerns. But Nepal authorities just need a valid photo ID card.
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Not require

You do not require a passport when you travel by land.
But for AIR travel, you need a valid ID proof preferably with address on it.
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Originally Posted by tempo View Post In my case, now the airline (SpiceJet) is saying that Passport or Voter's ID is necessary.. I do not have them but have PAN & Drivers license.
An airline cannot act arbitrarily, and cannot ask any document of their choice. A PAN card &/or Driving license is a valid ID proof and you can travel using the same. They might be asking for passport just to check the identity of a passenger.
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Also, without the Indian passport, in Nepal immigration, do they provide some sort of entry record (country entry/exit dates) ?
Even if you carry your passport, the Nepalese immigration would not be doing any entry on it. You will not be provided any proof of visit.
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post No, passport would not do as it is expired one; but the Driving License and PAN Card would do as these documents are current! Both these documents would prove you are an Indian citizen. however, you would be required to show only one document not the both!
Just saw this thread, I have both (PAN card & Indian driving license), but I am not an Indian citizen.
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I travelled to Nepal by air in April. Both during my onward (Jet lite) and return (Spice Jet), the airlines' insisted on either voters-ID/passport. The Indian immigration is even more strict on this - PAN card and DL is a strict no! No entries in passport, obviously.
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Any one doing business and/or paying taxes in India through income of some sort can get a PAN card. And, of course Driver's License is no proof of anything more than you are allowed to drive

Passport is solid proof of nationality.

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