Indian nationals travelling abroad require a valid Indian passport and travel authority for the destination country. The travel authority is normally in the form of Visa, which is obtained prior to the journey, except in case of countries where “Visa on Arrival” is available.
Indians travelling abroad may also note that some countries insist for certain minimum period of passport validity for allowing entry.
Nepal and Bhutan nationals if entering India by land or air from the Nepal or Bhutan border respectively do not require a passport for entering into India. However, they are required to possess, authorized identity proof. Further if they are entering India from a place other than their own country then possession of passport is a must.
Foreigner’s Regional Registration Offices (FRROs) in New Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta and the Chief Immigration Officer in Madras, handle visa renewals as well as permits for Restricted Areas, via Andaman Islands, Sikkim, Assam, Ladakh, Lahaul Spiti, etc.
New Delhi: 1st Floor, Hans Bhavan, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi – 110002. Telephone: (91 11) 3319489
Calcutta: 9/1, Gariahat Road, Calcutta – 700020. Telephone: (91 33) 443301, 2470549
Chennai: 9, Village Road, Nungabakkam, Madras – 600034. Telephone: (91 44) 8270549
Mumbai: 2nd Floor, 414 V.S. Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai – 400001. Telephone: (91 22) 430133
Amritsar: 123-D, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar – 143001. Telephone: (91 183 2214186)