Getting visa to India while in Egypt
Can anyone suggest help in getting a visa to India. I tried in Moscow, Russia but they want return tickets and hotel reservations which I just won't ever have for them. I have read the requirements on Egypt's India Consulate website and they look much more realistic and lenient but I would like to hear peoples experience if there is any.
I realize it would be easier in my home country of Canada but I did not intend to go to Russia or India on my round the world trip so I am doing as I go now. Russia was easy enough so there has to be an easier way for India.
India visas start the day they are issued, so if you get it before you visit Israel and Jordan, you will have lost a month or so, or whatever time you spend. I believe no matter what type you have, technically you have to leave the country after 6 months and then return again.
If you put up the bigger bucks for a 10 year multi entry, your flexibility increases.
I don't see a problem getting the visa in Israel , for that matter. They must have a consulate there. Lots of Israelis like to float around India for months at a time.
It might take between one and two weeks to get the visa, or might take four business days, as it did when I got mine in Istanbul years ago, and there might be a hurry-up fee, just like there is for a USA passport. They take your physical passport, not a copy, so be aware of this and make copies of your passport before you hand it in to the Indians. I never did this, but it might be a good idea to have the passport copy notarised to have a somewhat LEGAL copy of your passport in case it is demanded.
Wikipedia says it is called a Certified Copy of a passport gotten in English speaking countries, and in some countries, the post office can do it. It only attests that the original document was presented and it is an accurate likeness, it does not guarantee authenticity. Wow. I really should get one of those when _I_ travel!!!
Procedure in USA
Other procedure as recommended for Notaries- they apparently are not allowed in most cases, to write- This is an accurate copy. It has to be affadavit from the passport holder that it is an accurate copy,ie..The Notary is not implicitly involved in a possible act of fraud, only the passport copy maker.
An Alternative to a Notary’s Copy Certification
When a passport bearer seeks a copy certification of his or her passport, politely refuse the request and offer an alternative: Inform the passport holder that many government offices accept a notarized copy certification by the document custodian—in this case, the passport holder. Basically, the passport holder prepares an affidavit with his or her sworn statement, certifying that the attached photocopy of his or her original passport is a complete and true reproduction of the original passport. The passport holder signs his or her statement on the designated signature line, and you may then execute the jurat certificate on the document. By doing it this way, the certification of the passport copy is made by the document custodian—the passport holder—not by you. Encourage the passport holder to first check with the receiving agency to determine if this alternative will satisfy the agency’s requirements.
For you to notarize a passport holder’s copy certification, he or she must prepare a document that contains all of the following elements:
that he or she witnessed the signer signing the instrument being proved,
the name of the passport holder (document custodian) as the principal signer
the certification statement from the document custodian attesting to the photocopy of the
passport being identical to the original
a signature block for the document custodian
a jurat certificate
If the copy certification by the document custodian is unacceptable to the receiving agency, the document custodian will have to obtain a certified copy of his or her U.S. passport from the U.S. Department of State. If the passport is from a foreign country, refer the passport holder to seek help from an appropriate consulate.
Notaries public should not certify copies of passports. Notaries may offer the alternative of notarizing the passport holder’s copy certification.
http://legalstudy1.blogspot.com/2009/04 ... es-of.html
This is a bit of an aside, really, but I couldn't resist the research.
I have been trying to call the Indian Embassy in Washington, DC for weeks now regarding a similar issue, as well as the Indian Embassy in Israel--both to no avail. Probably should have just posted here!
I am wondering: As an American citizen, will I be able to get a 6 month tourist visa for India at the Indian Embassy in Israel? Can I do this with relative ease?
Thanks in advance,
ndian Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel
Timings :: Holidays :: India Visa Information :: Visa Fees
Israel Embassy of India
140 Hayarkon Street,
PO Box 3368,
Web : www.indembassy.co.il
I have had a bad experience trusting a consulate in ONE country advising me on what is possible at another consulate in another country. I recommend emailing them first with these simple questions, but don't expect an answer. Calling might get you a real person who might tell you the truth just to get you off the line quicker. Yes.. I've grown skeptical of the service given to a 'mere' tourist by anything but a personal visit...
This is the site of the actual embassy in Israel. It's in Tel Aviv.
THe site seems pretty clear, and USA citizens, apparently, are still eligible for a 10 year multi-entry tourist visa, though they are listed as an exception.
USA citizens STILL have to leave after 180 days from entry, by the way. It may well be that the moment the visa is issued, the first count is on... check it out.
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