If my friend got this wrong, we’re f&#$ed. 😉
As many of you may know, India has an interesting requirement when traveling on a visa, that you can only enter India once on a visa in a 60 day period… under most circumstances. Or so I’m told by the handful of people that emailed me since last night, given that I’m going to India and the Maldives next month.
As of now my friend and I are traveling to India for two weeks, and in the middle of the trip going to the Maldives for four nights.
So common wisdom is that you can’t enter India twice within a 60 day period, though my friend insists it’s fine. He points me to this link, which states the following:
Question: I am traveling back and forth from India within the two-month period but during one single trip. Do I need a Permit to Re-enter?
Answer: If the visa holder is traveling to multiple countries on the same itinerary, no permit is needed as long as trip follows the itinerary exactly. The visa holder must carry a copy of the itinerary to show the Immigration Officer. However, we cannot guarantee that you will be granted re-entry by the immigration official.
So who’s right? I’d love nothing more than to prove my friend wrong, given that he’s almost always right. Wait a second, no I wouldn’t, that would botch up our whole trip. Crap.