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- Arrive Delhi International Airport (DEL) anytime on February 1st, 2020
- Leave Delhi International Airport (DEL) anytime on February 7th, 2020
**Please share your flight details once booked so we can arrange your airport transfers.
**While the program begins on February 1st, 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 to Elevate Destinations.
Elevate Destinations is partnered with the Travel Insurance Center, a broker of travel protection products. For assistance, contact Alan Lightbody, Agent Representative, E-mail email@example.com, 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.
There are currently two e-visa options available for the online tourist visa:
1) 30 Day Visa
2) 1 Year Visa
Travelers are free to apply to either. Please note that when your e-visa application is approved, you will receive an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). The length of the ETA corresponds with the length of your visa. For example, if you apply for the e-visa for 30 days, you’ll receive an ETA that’s valid for 30 days from the date of issue. Travelers must arrive in-country while their ETA is still valid to get their passport stamped, then once they get their passport stamped, their visa is valid from their date of arrival.
Click here to apply for the e-Visa. 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. Be sure to print out your ETA form and a photocopy of your passport to bring with you. You will need to have these documents with you during your travel.
When applying for your e-visa, you will be asked about the purpose of your travel to India. It is strongly recommended that you do not disclose information about your organization’s in-country partners, especially if your organization works closely with victims of human trafficking. This recommendation is made in order to protect the safety and security of your organization’s partners. When asked why you’re visiting India, it is perfectly appropriate to say “Tourism” or “Visiting a local school.” You can site aspects of your itinerary that do not call out specific partners or grantees. If you would like assistance drafting language for your visa application, please do not hesitate to reach out to Elevate Destinations.
If you would like to acquire your visa for India with a visa-processing center, Elevate Destinations recommends A1 Passport and Visa in Washington DC. For questions regarding the visa application, you can reach A1 Passport directly at (202) 639-1500.
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:
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