VISA

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PMT – Passport, Money, Tickets and of course your VISA!!!!, because without a visa you won’t be going anywhere!

 It’s just over a month now until we all fly to Goa. Please apply for your visa now, or as early as you possibly can. This is to allow for any issues you may encounter with an etv (e-tourist visa).
We have heard of a couple of instances where individuals cannot complete their application online or have even been rejected.  So they are seeking alternative arrangements.
You CANNOT get a visa in India. You must obtain one before your departure.
Useful things to bear in mind;
  1. You will need to upload a recent photograph as part of the application.
  2. When you upload your photograph, please follow the specifications outlined.
  3. To upload your photo, you should have a certain type of software on your computer i.e. adobe acrobat. Again the details are outlined.
  4. It takes approx 72 hours to obtain a decision once you submit your application.
  5. If you leave application to the last minute and there is a problem, your trip will be jeopardised.
So put simply, please apply NOW.
Let us know how you get on 🙂

Which VISA?

Option Type Valid Fee per application

Entry 

1 eTV 30 days £39.00 + Fee Single
2 Regular Visa Min 3 months + £109.44 Single/Multiple
3 OCI (Overseas Citizen of India Multi purpose life-long Visa being offered to visit India £175.00 Multiple

WHAT TO DO?

OPTION 1

To apply online for an eTV (eTourist Visa), Option 1, follow the link and select ‘eTV’:

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

You can process your application online, there is NO requirement to do anything physically in person.

OPTION 2

To apply for Option 2, you need to follow the same link above, but this time select ‘regular visa”application.  Part of the application is completed online and partly physically in person at an application centre. There are Indian visa centres in Birmingham, London and now at the Peepul Centre in Leicester; http://www.peepulenterprise.com/indian-visa-at-peepul-centre/

OPTION 3

To apply for an OCI, Overseas Citizen of India, please select the following link:

http://www.vfsglobal.com/India/UK/OCI.html

We do not believe any of our guests will want to apply for an OCI. If however you do, you will already know what to do and how to do it!

One other Option:

If you would like a travel agent to organise your visa, we have used this travel agent before;

Travel Services

Ask for Imran Shah
114 East Park Road
Leicester
LE5 4QB (next to the Sikh temple)
Telephone:0116-274 0009

Email: travelservices5@yahoo.co.uk

Imran will charge a fee to organise your visa. As an example, for an eTV the cost is approx. £60.00 for an agent to organise.

Note!!!!

  • Your passport must have a minimum of 6 months remaining on entry into India.
  • You must have at least two blank pages in your passport.

Please read the visa website carefully. If you have any questions or concerns please let us know. Do also let us know when you have successfully obtained your VISA !!

 

Passport & Visa Requirements (Non-EU Countries) (Thomas Cook information)

Country India (Goa)
Visa     Yes
Notes AA, CH, IN, ZZ

Requirements

AA

 

We strongly recommend all passports are valid for at least 6 months on exit with at least two blank visa page for all countries. Must hold onward/return tickets.
CH

 

Some countries’ entry rules may require parents or those travelling with children to carry documentary evidence to prove their relationship with the child or permission from parents or guardians to take the child out of the country. Contact FCO or visit http://www.fco.gov.uk if you are a single parent or if a child is travelling without the child’s parent(s).
IN

 

You will need a Visa for your holiday to India. If you are travelling with Thomas Cook Airlines, you should apply for an E-Tourist Visa (E-TV) through https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html no later than 4 days before travel and for a single trip not staying longer than 30 days. If you choose this service, you must take a full printed copy of the completed E-TV with you when checking-in at your UK airport. If you are travelling independently or on a cruise, or are not eligible for a E-TV, visit http://www.vfsglobal.com/India/UK/ for full visa information, or for help with your application call the Travel Visa Company on 01270 250 590 (fees apply). When you arrive in Goa, you’ll be given a disembarkation form to complete and you should keep the return section of this form safe as it must be handed in when you check-in for your flight home. Passports must be machine readable, have 2 blank pages and be valid for 180 days after the date of entry.
ZZ

 

A visa is required. Please refer to http://www.thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/thomascook or call The Travel Visa Company on 01270 250 590 for further information.

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