Different port of arrival as stated in visa

#1 Mar 6th, 2018, 18:05
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Hi all,

I applied for an e-visa, and as I'm used to, on of the questions was of which port I would enter India. I entered Delhi, since flights were cheapest at that time to fly into Delhi.

When I received an email that my visa was granted, it stated te following in the email;
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-Applicant can arrive at 25 e-Visa designated airports i.e. Ahmedabad, Amritsar,Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum & Varanasi and 3 designated seaports (i.e. Cochin, Goa, Mangalore). However, he/she can depart from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts in India.
By this I assumed I didn't necessarly had to arrive in Delhi, so since Mumbai turned out more convenient to fly in to for me, I booked a flight to Mumbai.

However, when I want to print my visa, I do need to state Delhi as my port of arrival. I called the embassy to see if I can arrive in Mumbai, but they reffered me to some number in India, so I figured I try to see if anyone knows here.

Thanks in advance!
#2 Mar 8th, 2018, 05:02
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Is there no one who has any idea? I found some topics on tripadvisor that said no one looks at the port of arrival and it doesnt matter, but I'd like to hear from some India guru's among us!
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Originally Posted by TriXal0ne View Post Is there no one who has any idea? I found some topics on tripadvisor that said no one looks at the port of arrival and it doesnt matter, but I'd like to hear from some India guru's among us!
Should not be an issue.
I know someone who got a e Visa, planned to enter at Delhi, but at the last minute changed his connection in Europe, to a flight arriving in Mumbai.
I expect this happens during bad weather, when flights get diverted from Delhi .
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Originally Posted by TriXal0ne View Post Is there no one who has any idea?
Idea, yes: experience/knowledge no, so add salt to my contribution.
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I found some topics on tripadvisor that said no one looks at the port of arrival and it doesnt matter, but I'd like to hear from some India guru's among us!
I have not had to travel on a visa for ten years (PIO) but here is my idea...

In the past, for almost all travellers on tourist visas (excepts may be visitors from some countries where international relationships cause India to feel it needs to keep tabs on them), port of entry was of little or no relevance. What about people making several visits, to different parts of the country, on the same visa?

In terms of Indian Bureaucracy, the E-visa is still very, very new. No doubt there are mysteries yet to unfold, and experience does not extend to decades as in the standard T (etc) visas.

The only thing we communally know (?) is that entry by E-visa is only allowed at certain ports of entry. Within that restriction, my idea is that it doesn't matter which one you choose, should you change your initial plan.

I think what you have read at TA is right. But would I put my money on that? Money, in this instance, being a a very real investment in visa, flights and trip. Hmmm... I think so. Have a pinch of salt...

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Here is a thumb rule: Once you cross your own boundaries, you are at the mercies of the rules and regulations for the country you arrive at.

Why for a couple of cowries do you want to risk it ? I have been a witness to denial-of-entry (in another country, not India) by invoking a regulation that many thought died with the founder;

YMMV.
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts guys, I have contacted an India E-visa agency, they told me I am free to arrive at all ports that have e-Visa facilities!
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I really hope your experience is not like the thumb rule mentioned in the earlier post.
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Originally Posted by TriXal0ne View Post Thanks for sharing your thoughts guys, I have contacted an India E-visa agency, they told me I am free to arrive at all ports that have e-Visa facilities!
Excellent ! That settles it for others to know in the future
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I'll try to get a second (or third) opinion from another official source just to be sure and let you guys know!

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No problems at all!
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... so, you didn't face any problem on arrival...?

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