Update August 2015: Just a heads up for those planning to enter Thailand via Suvarnabhumi airport. Due to renovations at the airport there is no longer an ATM before immigration. As the visa on arrival fees must be paid only in Thai Baht you will need to carry some USD/EUR/INR/THB … more »
Visas for Indians
Ahhh… if only the world was one big country without paperwork involved!
Indian passport holders might not always find it easy to obtain tourist visas to travel abroad. But this shouldn’t keep you from going anywhere!
Check out our visa experiences below, neatly sorted by country!
This post is about my experience applying for a US visa. Well, to begin with, I have to say that I got my US visa in 2009, so some of the things I mention here may be outdated. I was living in Dubai when I applied for a US visa, … more »
I’ve been meaning to write about this for several weeks but the sense of relief (of getting the visa) was too overwhelming and I didn’t want to ruin it by remembering the infuriating behavior of the Consulate General of India, San Francisco. So last we wrote about this, we were … more »
For almost two years I have chronicled my experiences with consulates of countries around the world. That guy was horrible! Those people are so inconsiderate! Doesn’t X country want tourists to spend their dollars there ? Belize is racist against Indians and Chinese! (they charge $250 for Indians and $2,500 … more »
The visa for Bolivia was the easiest one to get in all my travels around the world. (well save for those countries that do not require a visa at all) We applied for my visa to Bolivia in Cusco, Peru. Normally when you apply for a visa outside your country … more »
I finally have a visa to visit Peru! March 2017 Update Exciting News! The Peruvian government has signed a declaration waiving visa requirements for Indian nationals who hold certain visas. If you are an Indian citizen and hold a valid visa or residence permit for the US, UK, Australia, … more »
For all those of us who need to apply for visas, we often need to furnish flight details. However, in cases like mine where I’m planning to sort of go with the flow (as much as possible..) there is no real way of knowing my travel dates. This is why … more »
Update April 2019 Chile now grants a visa exemption to Indians with B1/B2 visas from the USA. You can stay up to 90 days without a visa if you hold a US visa that is valid for at least six months from your date of entry. Original article on obtaining … more »
Update 2019 Unfortunately, Ecuador has stopped offering visa free access to Indian citizens due to widespread abuse. More information is available in this news article. We had written earlier about some of these issues when Backpack ME was used as a platform for taking people illegally to Ecuador. Original article … more »
We visited Costa Rica between 24th January and 10th February 2012. Costa Rica requires Indian citizens to be in possession of a valid visa when they arrive. However, people of ANY nationality holding valid US, Canada, Japan, South Korea or Schengen visas do not need a prior visa. The only … more »