e-visa for cruise question

#16 Dec 21st, 2018, 01:04
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Hi Ed,
my biometric machine readable passport with a chip gained me acces to Vietnam in 2015 on an evisa. Perhaps I misread something on the Indian Government website and panicked a little.
As you have recently been to India on an evisa, I thought I would ask,being under the impession that your passport is biometric etc.
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ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) notification mandated Nov 24, 2015 as the deadline for travel with non-compliant passport.

So, if you traveled internationally with a passport after that, successfully ! Then there is no need to worry.

Check both your own country's passport Agency's website and https://www.icao.int
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Originally Posted by OldandRambling View Post 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.)
What do you mean by "the old non e-visa"? The ordinary tourist visa, which is still issued, requires a passport to be valid for at least the period of validity of the visa. So a visa that runs for 180 days from the date of issue of the visa will only be issued if the passport expiry date is at least 180 days hence (see the "documents required" section on the VFS UK website). There is no need for the passport to have six months validity beyond the expiry date of the visa.
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Originally Posted by Rob B View Post What do you mean by "the old non e-visa"? The ordinary tourist visa, which is still issued, requires a passport to be valid for at least the period of validity of the visa. So a visa that runs for 180 days from the date of issue of the visa will only be issued if the passport expiry date is at least 180 days hence (see the "documents required" section on the VFS UK website). There is no need for the passport to have six months validity beyond the expiry date of the visa.
Sorry for my error, you are quite correct that the passport validity requirement was 180 days from issue of tourist visa, not from the end of tourist visa.

Homerus, yes my passport is a normal machine readable one, I think all recent passports now are that type. I misunderstood, thinking maybe you only had a 5 year valid passport or similar.

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Hi, I got a pdf scan of the biometric page of my passport. I showed the guy in the shop what was required for the jpeg photo regarding kb size,which he did but he could not quite get the shape sqaured. What now?
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I got it sorted out.
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Interestingly, its the US standard as well..
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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post Interestingly, its the US standard as well..
What is the U.S standard? As opposed to?
You have lost me on that one.
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Originally Posted by homerus View Post What is the U.S standard? As opposed to?
You have lost me on that one.
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US requires 2inch by 2 inch.

Schengen requires 35mm by 45 mm

India requires 5cm by 5cm but they'll accept 2inch by 2 inch (Trump and Modi are such good pals).

Australia : https://www.passports.gov.au/passpor...oto-guidelines
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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post US requires 2inch by 2 inch.

Schengen requires 35mm by 45 mm

India requires 5cm by 5cm but they'll accept 2inch by 2 inch (Trump and Modi are such good pals).

Australia : https://www.passports.gov.au/passpor...oto-guidelines
Hi Golghar,
I read your post last night. Within the last hour I found photographs taken at the
India Visa Application Centre of Brussels for my 2016 trip to India.

In 2013 I needed to renew my passport, the photo shop I went to stung me for 20 euros and gave me an envelope cotaining 2x2 in' photos which I did not notice at the time.


They guy in the shop insisted they were the right size,even though I said, the Embassy have refused them.

I am curious what the shop will ask for a photo for an evisa. The 2016 photos cost 8 euros but are not recent enough. I will ask first just in case. Still smarting from 2013.
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When I first looked up the requirements for the evisa, I saw pdf copy of passport and a square jpeg photo.

What I did not see was the photo had to be a recent one. If I had, I probably would not be posting this reply now.

Alas,some of us are prone to missing something or other.
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Is it date stamped? "Don't look like you." "I was ill recently"..
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Originally Posted by homerus View Post I am curious what the shop will ask for a photo for an evisa. The 2016 photos cost 8 euros but are not recent enough. I will ask first just in case. Still smarting from 2013
I just snapped a selfie with my phone, cropped it to size and uploaded that for my evisa. Glasses removed and a plain white background worked fine.
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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post Is it date stamped? "Don't look like you." "I was ill recently"..
The photo from the Indian Visa application centre is undated and not stamped. It is 2016 but I have not been ill but I am years older,almost

On the 30th of this month I am off the alcohol 2 years. I have lost a couple of kilos but I do look healthier and you can see it is me.
And at the end of the day the 2016 photo is more recent than my 2013 issued passort photo.
So they are getting what they asked for,I suppose.
Greetings,
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Originally Posted by skids ghost View Post I just snapped a selfie with my phone, cropped it to size and uploaded that for my evisa. Glasses removed and a plain white background worked fine.
That had crossed my mind but the cropping bit,I would certainly mess up.
See my last above post.
That should solve it and I am in fact,sending in a more recent photo.
I have been to India 5 times,so I am sure they know who I am.
Greetings,
Homerus.

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