Jack Foster

Any foreign national that wishes to enter India is required to have an international valid travel document, which is typically a National Passport along with a visa obtained through the Post abroad or the Indian Mission.

The Indian visa application involves a physical copy of an application form that has been completed and signed and then submitted to the IVAC (Indian Visa Application Center) or directly from the Indian Post/Mission on a scheduled date for an interview accompanied by the required supporting documentation. Instruction for completing the Indian visa application can be found on the indianvisaonline.gov. site and the applicant can schedule an appointment through the Regular Visa Application link. For technical information about completing the visa application, the applicant can refer to the Technical Instructions.

Processing Times For Indian Visas

Upon the receipt of a Visa Application through the Indian Vis Application Center or through the Indian Post or Mission a minimum of 3 working days is needed to process an individual case and then issue the visa dependent on the applicant’s nationality. This excludes special cases.

Costs Involved For The Indian Visa

The fee for a visa will be dependent on the visa type that was applied for as well as the visa duration. The fees for an Indian Visa is divided into different types dependent on each case. This is inclusive of the: Basic fee, Special fee and the processing fees from the out-sourcing agency. During an online registration process, the basic fee is displayed once the process has come to an end.

However, the fee is only an indication and the final fee is only charged when submitting each application to a respective counter. The fee once it has been received is always non-refundable, this is true even when the application for the visa has been withdrawn or when the visa has been denied. The fee will also stay the same when the visa that has been issued happens to be a shorter duration compared to the period that the applicant applied for.

The visa application requires three steps:

• Apply Online- This secure application process saves time and allows the applicant to check on their status online.

• The next step involves submitting the application along with required documentation at a Visa collection center.

• The third step involves receiving the visa through post or collecting the visa from a collection center or the Indian Mission.…

<center>Tips On Traveling With Children</center>

It might be quite challenging to travel with kids. One of the worst things about going with kids is that you will have to take innumerable toilet breaks. Apart from this, you will also have to be prepared for all tantrums being thrown on you. Overall, you need to be continuously engaged in taking care of the kids and in making everything comfortable for them. It is only because of the stress and the hard work involved in traveling with kids that many parents like to go for vacations alone or they simply chuck out the idea of holidaying from their minds until their kids turn into responsible adults. But simply getting frustrated with the idea of traveling with kids will not help you in cherishing the best of travel memories. If you want your kids to know the happiness and the beauty of staying in a family, well-bonded with each other, then it is essential that you go for kid-friendly vacations. Of course, some tips can make your travel trouble-free. Have a look below:

  • One of the best ways of avoiding tantrums is keeping the kids engaged. Try to reach every place before the scheduled time. This will give the kids ample time to have a look around. Since children love exploring new things, they will hardly annoy you with their tantrums.
  • If possible, get a camera for your kid. This again helps in keeping the kids engaged while traveling.

These tips will surely help you in having a hassle-free traveling experience.…

<center>Tips On Saving Money While Traveling</center>

You can make the most of your travel by knowing the tips or the strategies that can help you in saving a lot of money while traveling. Traveling is filled with joyful emotions, enjoyment, happiness, and relaxation. You cannot spoil your long-awaited holidays simply by saving on things that you require for a trouble-free traveling experience. But then, you also cannot afford to act as a spendthrift pouring in all your savings into a single trip. You need to save for the future. Therefore it is essential for you to have a basic idea of the things that you can do to save money while traveling. Some tips that can help you in saving a good amount of money while traveling are as follows:

Exchange Currencies before Going for a Vacation

If you convert your currencies before traveling, it will help you in avoiding the costs of heavy airport fees and the trouble of exchanging the currencies at the tourist destinations. Currency exchange will also help you in getting an idea of your travel budget and in getting the highest possible exchange rate.

Book Hotels in City Center

Booking hotels close to the city or in the city center will help you in cutting down your travel expenditure. The money-saving benefit comes from the shopping malls, hospitals, food courts and travel agencies being located close to your hotel. So, you do not have to waste your money o booking cabs and other means of public transportation.