have run out of blank visa pages on my passport,
but it does not expire for another three
years, what do I do?
If you are an Indian citizen, submit your
passport to the nearest passport office
of your jurisdiction as per place of residence
for the addition passport booklet, which
by the Indian Passport Office.
Call Visae Inn to obtain a list of the
required documents and form.
must I have a full blank visa page in my
passport when I need to get a visa? Why
can't a visa be issued on a blank amendment
page at the back of my passport?
Most visas are stamped, or affixed, in
your passport on the pages specifically
for them, and countries require that visa
stamps be placed on those pages that do
not contain any other stamps.
Amendment pages at the back of Indian passports
are specifically designated by the Indian
Passport office for changes and endorsements
to a passport, after initial issuance.
generally refuse to recognize the un-ability
of an amendment page for visas.
a minor need a passport?
Yes, every traveller needs a separate passport.
The Indian Government requires a separate
passport for each traveller.
name on my passport does not match the name
on my ticket. Will this be a problem?
For many reasons, which include security
issues, you may be denied boarding if your
travel documents and tickets have different
do I need a visa for some countries and
not others? How do I find out if I need
a visa for a specific country?
Most visa requirements are based on treaties
of trade and commerce between nations.
other nations base visa issuance on diplomatic
or historical relations. For example, the
exemption of citizens of former colonies
or dependent territories from visa requirements
is fairly common.
Please contact Visae Inn office for
nationality-specific information. Or,
citizens may check our web site at www.visaeinn.com
for the particular country information
a visa is required, do I need to send Visae
Inn my actual passport?
Yes, a passport needs to be submitted so
the visa may be stamped on one of the blank
is the difference between "single-entry"
and "multiple-entry" visas?
Depending on the reciprocal treaties governing
visa issuance for each nationality, a visa
may allow one entry before its expiration,
or it may permit the traveller to enter
at various times.
A single-entry visa may only be used for
one entry for the specific purpose for which
it was granted. In general, the number of times that a
multiple-entry visa may be used depends
of time (expiration date of the visa),
the nationality of the traveller, or restrictions
placed on the total number of days permitted
in country during any year.
can't the picture in my passport be used
for the visa application?
When photos are required to obtain visas,
the photographs must be attached to the
visa application forms and submitted to
the country issuing the visa. Thus, the
photograph in a passport cannot be used
for visa applications. Most countries will
accept either black and white, or color,
passport-type photos taken within the last
3 months; digital photos are not usually
accepted. Photographs are sometimes, as
in the case of Russian visas, affixed to
the actual visa.
can't I fax my passport or visa application
to you for processing?
For a visa or passport request, most countries
require the submission of not only the
passport, but also original photographs
and completed application forms bearing
the applicant's original signature, as
well as various supporting documents.
which vary by country to country, are imposed
by sovereign nations in consideration of
granting a visa
to a particular individual for a specific
purpose. Thus, faxed documents are not
the traveller actually have to sign
and visa applications?
Yes. The applicant, through signature, is
acknowledging that all the information appearing
on the application is true and correct,
and formally petitioning a sovereign nation
for the right to enter that country.
is the difference between the "Consular
Fee" and "Passport Fee,"
and the "Visae Inn Service Fee"?
"Consular Fees" are fees paid
to an embassy/High Commission or Consulate
in order to fulfill
visa issuance requirements, passport issuance
requirements, or document authentication
/ legalization charges. Most consular fees
are reciprocally charged, according to
current treaties of trade and commerce
between nations. It is not unusual for
fees to change, without advance notice,
as trade negotiations take place and treaties
are amended. If a country arbitrarily changes
consular fees, reciprocal action generally
will be taken. The "Visae
Inn Service Fee" is
charged for actions performed by Visae
in facilitating the issuance of visas,
passports, or other documents and services
fulfill each order. Visae Inn's Service
fees are separate from the fees charged
by the Indian Passport office, embassy/High
Commission or consular offices.
The 26-year special working relationships
developed by Visae Inn through daily interaction
with foreign governments, and the Indian
Passport office, allow you to have your
own, personal diplomatic representative
for a modest charge.
I need to expedite my passport through Visae Inn?
You can contact team at Visae Inn who will
assist and guide you to fulfill the requirements
to get the passport issued on priority
does the government quote an outdated, unattainable
Cynics would say it's arrogance or that
the government simply does not want to admit
publicly that it takes this long. It is more likely that the increase in
processing time over the previous few
years has not
been properly communicated through government
designers of the website may have been
referring to outdated information when
their 'Passport Information' website. The Acceptance Agents, who are only involved
at the beginning of the application process,
probably just never hear from all the people
who miss their scheduled trips because
did not get their passports in time.
does it take the government so long?
Well it's not all the government's fault.
As recently as 2007, the Indian Passport
office processed around 3.5 million passports.
This was about the same amount as for
of the previous 20 years. As a result of a strong economy and increases
in foreign travel, there was a dramatic
increase of passport applications beginning
in 1994. Last year, the Indian Passport
office issued over 6.5 million new passports.
That's quite an increase!
How has the Indian Passport office
compensated for the increase in passports?
Well it certainly has not been able to
double its staff to handle the additional
With all the work done to balance the Indian
Budget, no government agency is allowed
this type of employee increase. Instead, the Indian Passport office process
passport on the priority basis