e-visa for cruise question

#1 Dec 18th, 2018, 19:37
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Dear sirs,

I applied for e-visa and it was granted.

I will be on a cruise ship with few days in India. My visa has 2 entries but I am worried because I am not sure how do they count entries.

This is the itinerary :


Do you think that each port is counted for a new entry into the country (if they do - I need a visa for three entries) or are on the territory of India have one entry and one exit, they are on differents ports?
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Interesting question, and one I don't know the answer to.

I expect the cruise ship company might be the best people to ask?

I would suggest you miss out Goa if you have to only choose just two visits.

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As all the ports are within India, you will only utilize one entry. You will be fine as you will only have one entry into India and your departure will be from Bombay.
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EVOA works with cruise ships."
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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post EVOA works with cruise ships."
Good point. Is EVisa valid for a cruise?
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E-visa is only good for entry at any one of the 26 designated airports. Unfortunately Sunny Skies dosn't appear to be flying in and then embarking on a cruise.
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#7 Dec 19th, 2018, 13:02
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I am fairly certain that i have read somewhere that an evisa is valid at these ports.
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Evisa is valid at the 26 designated airports and also the 5 designated seaports( which the OP is travelling to)

e-Visa is valid for entry through 26 designated Airports (i.e. Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh,Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai,Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Vishakhapatnam) and 5 designated seaports (i.e. Cochin, Goa, Mangalore,Mumbai,Chennai). However, the foreigner can take exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.

Section 9 of

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html


https://m.economictimes.com/nri/visa...w/62338047.cms
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Excellent job Herr Doktor..
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Originally Posted by ukdoctor View Post and 5 designated seaports (i.e. Cochin, Goa, Mangalore,Mumbai,Chennai). However, the foreigner can take exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
Yes, we will be arriving by cruise in India in Mangalore. When I was applying for e-visa I had to point the entry port - so Mangalore was one of the options. I contacted the Costa cruises but I still do not have answer.
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I am 99.9% sure that all will be fine for you with e-visa. You will not be the only person with e-visa to arrive on a cruise.

Ed.
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100's of pax arrive at Kochi (Cochin)via cruise ships and are then turned over by TUI ( Thomson) via COK airport back to the UK .

Some depart from COK and some arrive via TUI direct from the UK to COK and join the cruise.

TUI is one of the very few flights from the UK direct to COK (Kochi)

I would have confirmed it as 100% okay if you were arriving at Kochi via cruise and departing from COK airport./Kochi port.

However its a bit different in your case. My experience says it should be okay but its always better to check.


PS:Kochi and Cochin are the same.
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Having applied for a visa, you should ask the cruise line. I'm sure this is not their first voyage and circuit ? All major cruise companies have extensive knowledge on these matters.
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Hi Ed,
regarding the evisa, are biometric pasports issued in 2013 valid for the evisa?
I checked out the online queries regarding requirements etc on the Ind government website or I would have done had it accepted my email address.
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Originally Posted by homerus View Post Hi Ed,
regarding the evisa, are biometric pasports issued in 2013 valid for the evisa?
I checked out the online queries regarding requirements etc on the Ind government website or I would have done had it accepted my email address.
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Hi,
Not sure I quite understand your question?

The old non e-visa required that any passport used was valid for at least six months from expiry of visa... (To the best of my knowledge.)
There is no information about whether that is still the case for e-visa, UK Govt advice says ensure 6 months remain on passport "just to be sure".

Ed.
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