Important documents for traveling in India are equally necessary. Most essential documents for Indian travel are passport and visa, along with their photocopies. These documents ensures that you have a comfortable stay and not be hassled unnecessarily by officials.
-> Before starts you tour, check that your passport is in order and will be valid for the period of your stay. Otherwise, get it renewed
In case of stolen or loose your passport :
-> If you loose your passport or it has been stolen during your tour (or any time you travel). It is your responsibility to report the loss to the local authorities as well as to the issuing authority of the country who issued you the the passport.
-> If you have copies of your original passport, alternative forms of identification and passport photos, then the process of obtaining a replacement passport may be faster.
-> In foreign countries your passport will need to be valid for 6 months or more upon entering.
Visa : Visa is another main document for an Indian visit. Persons found without a visa are not permitted to enter India and are detained and sent back. A visa for India is issued on the purpose of your visit to India. It is mandatory to have this travel document with yourself always. To visit the Nepal, you don't need any prior visa.Here only requirement is of identification papers.
Identity Card : Before start you tour you also carry the identity proof. You may be asked to prove your identity at the airport. Though it does not take place, in case the security is stringent, you need to prove your identity to the officials. Thus, having a photo identity card with you always helps.
Visa : In India there are many major types of visas for travelers. Indian visa guidelines to get a general idea about getting a visa for yourself for traveling to India.
-> Visa is usually valid for 6 months, though it may also depend on the rules of your resident country.
-> You need to have a passport that is valid for atleast 6 months from date of departure. Also, you would be required to submit two or three latest photographs of yours while filling the visa application.
-> The visa fees are usually non-refundable and may change without prior notice.
-> You may apply for a collective visa if you are traveling in a group of not less than 4 people and are being dealt by a recognized travel agency.
Types of Visa :
Tourist Visa : In case you are touring India.
Journalist Visa : Issued to journalists and photographers who come for professional purpose.
Research Visa : Issued for professionals who for research work.
Student Visa : Given to students coming to India for studies.
Business Visa : Issued to those who have come to India on business purpose.
Employment Visa : Given to professionals coming to work in India.
Transit Visa : For passengers who have to go through India to some other destination.
Missionary Visa : For those who have to India as missionaries.
Entry Visa: It is given only to persons of Indian origin or the family members of a person employed in India.
Conference Visa : Issued for attending conferences/seminars/meetings in India.