To register for the trip, please complete our Registration Form at your earliest convenience. This allows us to easily record your vital information for the upcoming journey. The deadline to complete this form is November 8, 2020.
Please also be certain to upload a high-resolution, color scan of your passport to our Dropbox Folder by the registration deadline. We will need this in order to book your domestic flight from Delhi to Calcutta.
International flights are booked by travelers independently. If you would like the contact information for a trusted independent travel agent, Elevate Destinations is happy to provide you with this information. Kindly forward your international flight information to Meredith (email@example.com
- Arrive Delhi International Airport (DEL) before 2pm on February 9, 2020
- Leave Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) anytime after 4pm February 16, 2020
**Please share your flight details once booked so we can arrange your airport transfers.
**While the program begins on February 9th, please let us know if you would like to arrive earlier and we’d be happy to assist with pre-trip arrangements. We are also able to arrange post-trip day rooms before your departure flight. Please visit the Extend Your Travel tab for more information.
Elevate Destinations strongly recommends that all travelers have travel insurance for any trip they wish to take with us. Please note that some insurance options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip. We encourage you to review your travel insurance options before making payment for your trip. Please note that AJWS has purchased a baseline of health coverage for this trip, beginning on February 9 and ending on February 16. For more information on the specifics of the policy, please reach out the Neely Grobani at AJWS.
Any travelers who like to purchase additional insurance to protect their trip costs are encouraged to do so. Elevate Destinations is partnered with the Travel Insurance Center, a broker of travel protection products. For assistance, contact Alan Lightbody, Agent Representative, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Toll Free 1-866-979-6753 Ext. 3648, or Direct 402-343-3648.
Guests may acquire travel insurance through the Travel Insurance Center, or any other travel insurance company of their choosing. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs, and inquire with providers about insurance that will provide coverage if the trip needs to be cancelled.
Please make sure your passport is current and valid for at least six months beyond your trip departure date. Your passport should have at least 2 blank pages for the entry and exit stamps, or more if you are visiting several countries on this trip. Please note that the last two amendment pages are not acceptable for visas and immigration stamps.
Citizens from many countries will require a tourist visa in order to enter India. We recommend applying for the tourist visa. Most travelers should qualify to apply for the e-Visa.
Click here to apply for the e-Visa. Please note that travelers can apply for the e-tourist visa no less than four days and no more than 120 days before the date of travel. The one-month e-Tourist Visa is valid for 30 days from the date of arrival in India, with two entries permitted. One-year and five-year e-Tourist visas are valid for 365 days from the date the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is granted, with multiple entries. We recommend bringing a copy of your ETA form with you during your travel.
For assistance with the online visa application, please contact the visa help line in India at +91 11 24300666.
Indian visa regulations change frequently, often with little advance notice, and changes may be poorly advertised and inconsistently enforced. Travelers are urged to check the website of the US Embassy in India before any travel to India to review the most current information.
*Please let us know if you have traveled to India in the last 6 months to India, or plan to travel again in the following 6 months after your program. Your frequency of travel to India will affect the type of visa you will want to apply for.
*Please also let us know if the following items apply to you as it may affect your visa application process:
-You or your spouse works in journalism.
-You or your immediate family are of Pakistani descent.
TRIP PREP CHECKLIST:
Please take time to review our pre-trip check list.