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    Applying for Indian Visa

    tomorrow i am going to be applying for our indian visas. been reading the FAO and it says about sending in addressed special delivery envelopes with yr applications, for yr passport to be returned to you, thing is i wouldnt be able to get these pre paid as the item would been to be weighed before sending, so on that hand i would just send the addressed SD bags. fair enoough, but then the website mentions your passports being sent by the offices own courier, at my cost.
    has anyone recently sent off for a visa, who could advise? ty

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    Can't you phone them for advice?

    i think you ask for the envelopes at the post office and youo pay postagre at the embassy
    you just address it

    pre paid special delivery envelopes/bags are fine for visa application used them many a time

    a PP goes in a £4.95 bag

    the OH just got her american visa
    its £15 postage :w00t: :x

    jasonrat;7547182

    the OH just got her american visaits £15 postage :w00t: :x



    You need a visa for America? I thought you could go for up to 90 days without one?!

    Original Poster

    ty both
    thats lot of postage jason, i think i see on the indian website 7.95 for theirs, yet i know SD for a passport would only be 5.20

    I worked for a travel company who specialised in India Travel, they would just send the documents with a pre paid special delivery envelopes/bags and this was OK, and the passports and visa would be return in the, a PP goes in a £4.95 bag (correct). If you really concerned about this doing it this way you can use a Visa specialist company but then you going to pay a fee for them to handle as they send a representative to the VIsa office and load the application on a USB stick and get processed almost instantly. Althought this comes at cost you have the peace of mind that it is going to get processes correctly, as the India Embassy is famed for its Long Q's and then retunr applications because your forgot to put the name and address on your contact in Visa. Also they ask you stupis q's like occupations, but will not accept retired even if you... so you have to put in your occupation before you retired... I go go on but will stop here .... the choice is your but the PP @ £4.95 will work, just make sure your application is ship shape!

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    dunno;7547297

    You need a visa for America? I thought you could go for up to 90 days … You need a visa for America? I thought you could go for up to 90 days without one?!



    its probably a work visa

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    craigronne;7547320

    I worked for a travel company who specialised in India Travel, they would … I worked for a travel company who specialised in India Travel, they would just send the documents with a pre paid special delivery envelopes/bags and this was OK, and the passports and visa would be return in the, a PP goes in a £4.95 bag (correct). If you really concerned about this doing it this way you can use a Visa specialist company but then you going to pay a fee for them to handle as they send a representative to the VIsa office and load the application on a USB stick and get processed almost instantly. Althought this comes at cost you have the peace of mind that it is going to get processes correctly, as the India Embassy is famed for its Long Q's and then retunr applications because your forgot to put the name and address on your contact in Visa. Also they ask you stupis q's like occupations, but will not accept retired even if you... so you have to put in your occupation before you retired... I go go on but will stop here .... the choice is your but the PP @ £4.95 will work, just make sure your application is ship shape!



    surely having to put yr contact in india, is just for a work visa? i just need a tourist visa

    dcx_badass;7547335

    You just register online before you go, it's free. Although I had to fill … You just register online before you go, it's free. Although I had to fill out the forms on the plane aswell anyway.



    Thanks.
    All I have to do now is overcome my fear of being locked in a plane for 11 hours! :lol:

    Sorry for thread jacking OP. :oops:

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    dunno;7547464

    Thanks. :)All I have to do now is overcome my fear of being locked in a … Thanks. :)All I have to do now is overcome my fear of being locked in a plane for 11 hours! :lol:Sorry for thread jacking OP. :oops:



    you should try where we went last year, Bali, was flying for 20 hours and np about yr post, u didnt hijack

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    thesaint;7547025

    Can't you phone them for advice?



    95p a minute and i bet you on hold for ages.

    Emmamed;7547588

    95p a minute and i bet you on hold for ages.



    thats cheap

    us is £1.20

    dunno;7547297

    You need a visa for America? I thought you could go for up to 90 days … You need a visa for America? I thought you could go for up to 90 days without one?!



    my oh does shes a non uk citizen

    Emmamed;7547422

    surely having to put yr contact in india, is just for a work visa? i just … surely having to put yr contact in india, is just for a work visa? i just need a tourist visa



    This also applies for a tourist Visa, just put the name of your first hotel you staying at in Visa or the name of the Ground Handler in India.
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