For a tour to India, it is necessary to make a travel plan for a country’s entry and exit requirements. Every citizen of other countries need a valid passport and valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose.
If the visitor doesn’t possess a valid passport and visa, then there is chance of deporting them immediately. The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India cannot assist you if you reach here without proper documentation.
A passport is issued by the Government of India to citizens for travelling abroad. This passport enables one to travel internationally and serves as proof of citizenship of India. Passports are issued at 37 locations across the country.
There are 3 types of passports that are Regular passport, Official passport and Diplomatic passport. The fee for obtaining the passport varies according to its type and has a validity of 10 years.
Ensure that you have the photocopies of the bio-data page of your U.S. passport and the pages containing the Indian visa and Indian immigration stamps as proofs. If your passport is lost or stolen, then these copies will help you to apply for a replacement passport and an exit visa from the Indian government. Replacing a lost visa, which is required in order to exit the country, may take three to four business days.