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    Passport, Visa& Immigration

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    Passport

    A document identifying an individual as a citizen of

    a specific country and attesting to his or heridentity and ability to travel freely.

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    Types Of Passport

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    Types Of Indian Passports

    REGULAR or ORDINARY: Issued for ordinary travel of

    general public. Blue in color(36 pages) and Jumbo

    passports (60 pages)

    OFFICIAL: Issued to individuals representing the IndianGovernment on official business e.g. Government officials.

    White in color

    DIPLOMATIC: Issued to Indian diplomats and top ranking

    government officials including the President, CabinetMinisters, MPs. Red in color

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    How To Apply

    Get the Passport Application Form: One canapply for Passport through Online Registration,(Apart from this applicant can submit directly inthe respective passport office/ DPCs/Speed post

    centers.

    2.How to fill the Form: The Passport ApplicationForm is Machine Readable. Please follow theinstructions as follows: Use capital letters only.

    Particulars given in the form will be printed in thepassport. Therefore, please be careful in filling upthe form and avoid any mistakes.

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    Form Filling

    Use black/blue ball pen only

    Do not fill the form with pencils or ink-pen.

    While filling up the boxes, kindly leave one box blankafter each completed word.

    Write clearly within the box without touching theboundaries.

    Adjust the information to fit within the number of givenboxes.

    Do not write anything outside the box.

    Avoid over-writing Incomplete application are not be accepted.

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    Where to Apply

    Where to Apply: For Online Registration, theapplicant has to submit the print outs of theapplication form along with requireddocuments tothe respective passport office in the appointment

    date and time printed. Apart from this PassportApplications can be submitted at

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    Where to Apply

    The counter of the Passport office

    The Speed Post centers

    District Passport Cells

    Passport Collection Centers An application for a passport may be submitted

    personally OR through a representative (any closemember of the family or recognized travel agent(s)only) carrying an authority letter.

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    Visa

    VISA - is derived from a Latin word, i.e. Charta visa, which means paper that

    has been seen. It is a document that gives a person permission to travel and

    enter the country which issued the visa, subject to the permission of the

    immigration official at the time of actual entry at the port of entry. So, the

    possession of a visa is not in itself a guarantee of entry into the country

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    Visa

    The authorization may be in the form of a document but more

    commonly is a stamp endorsed in the applicants passport with

    conditions to it such as

    The validity,

    Period of stay permitted

    Number of entries permitted

    Visas are generally stamped, glued on a passport page or issued

    separately

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    Visa Types

    Business Visa For engaging in business / commerce

    activity excluding permanent employment

    Tourist Visa For a limited period issued for tourists or for

    VFR travelers

    Student Visa For students proceeding on higher studies

    Transit Visa For passing through the country to a third

    destination

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    Visa Types

    Work Permit Visa For those engaging in employment in that country

    Dependant Visa For the dependant spouses of individuals on long term

    employment or those married to nationals of that country

    Seamen Visa For crew members of ships

    V

    isa on Arrival Granted at a port of entry. Diplomatic Visa Normally granted to bearers of diplomatic passports

    Immigrant Visa For those intending to immigrate to the issuing country.

    Usually issued for a single journey as in most cases the individual is then

    issued a permanent resident identification

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    Business Visa - Requirements

    Valid Passport (minimum six months validity) Photographs as per country specifications Covering letter from current employer specifying

    purpose of visit Visa Application Form Airline reservation Hotel Booking Insurance Financial documents (Bank Statements / IT returns or

    Form 16 / Pay Slip) Invitation letter from the host company Proof of sustenance (Forex / credit card copy)

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    Tourist Visa - Requirements

    Valid Passport (minimum six months validity)

    Photographs as per country specifications

    Covering letter

    Visa Application Form Airline reservation (optional for some countries)

    Hotel Booking (optional for some countries)

    Insurance

    Financial documents (Bank Statements / IT returns orForm 16/ Pay Slip)

    Proof of sustenance (Forex / credit card copy)

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    Sample- USA Visa

    3. American Visa issue date (format mightbe different from MM-DD-YYYY).

    4. Name ofAmerican visa holder 5. Traveler's passport number. 6. Birth date of passport holder (format

    might be different from MM-DD-YYYY). 7. Traveler's gender. 8. Traveler's citizenship.

    9. American Visa remarks. 11. Number of allowed entries to United

    States (subject to visa validity dates).

    13. American Consulate that issued a visa. 14. United States Visa number. 16. Date ofAmerican visa expiration 18. Purpose of entry to United States (type

    ofAmerican visa)

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    Indian Visa

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    Ready toTravel

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    Pre-Boarding &Boarding

    Security check:

    All hand bags are tagged as it is a security concern inINDIA (includes purse and pouch).

    Make sure that the handbag tag is stamped after security

    before boarding.

    Pre-Boarding/ boarding

    Preference for F/ C class, passengers travelling withbabies/ children, senior citizens.

    Economy class row wise.

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    Produce your personal travel documents likepassport, immigration card, boarding card to theimmigration officer, which is stamped afterverification of passport and visa details by the

    immigration officer.

    Pre-Boarding &Boarding

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    Immigration Formalities

    Indian nationals travelling abroad require a validIndian passport and travel authority for thedestination country. The travel authority isnormally in the form of Visa, which is obtained

    prior to the journey, except in case of countrieswhere "Visa on Arrival" is available.

    Even for re-entry into the country, an Indiannational is required to be in possession of a valid

    Indian passport or travel document issued byGovt. of India.

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    Immigration Formalities

    Immigration check is conducted for all passengers,Indians or foreigners, both at the time of arrivalanddeparture. The passports are duly stamped atarrival as well as departure. Passengers should be

    careful to see that their passports are dulystamped before leaving the immigration counter.

    All passengers, Foreigners as well as Indians,coming to India or departing from India are

    required to fill-up Departure Card.pdfandE

    (Embarkation) Cards at arrival anddeparturerespectively.

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    Immigration Formalities

    Name and Sex

    Date of birth, Place of Birth, Nationality

    Passport details viz. number, place anddates of issue/expiry.

    Visa details viz. number, place anddates of issue/expiry (forarriving foreigners only)

    Address in India

    Flight number anddate of arrival/departure

    Occupation

    Purpose of visit to/from India

    For some categories of Indians going to specific countries,

    there is a requirement of obtaining "Emigration Clearance". Itis a requirement of Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India. Forfurther details see the topic ECNR / ECR / POE.

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    Security Check

    Sharp items,

    liquids more than 100 ml (any form of liquid), weapons,

    firearms,

    any highly inflammable items as perfumes,

    deodorants, spirits, match boxes, lighters, etc.Hand bags / cabin baggage.

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    Singapore

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    Tour Manager

    Tour manageris a person who manages andsupervises the itinerary on behalf of the touroperator, ensuring the program is carried out asdescribed in the tour operator's literature and sold

    to the traveler/Guest and who gives local practicalinformation

    Liaising with transport department regarding thenext days' travel

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    Tour Manager

    Overseeing hotel departures on time

    Overseeing travel arrangements; i.e. Guests getinto the bus or to the airport in good time

    Overseeing venue arrival - double-checkinghospitality and technical arrangements

    Arranging up-to-date running order with venueand promoter

    Overseeing promotional activities; i.e. TV, radio

    and press interviews at the venue or at otherlocations

    Supervising any support or opening acts

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    Questions