tourist travelling in group of not less than four, under
recognized travel agent, can be granted tourist visas
without prior reference, or even granted collective
visas for tourism in India. In such cases the following
procedure may be adopted:
sourced from Tour's operator's manual issued by Indian
Association of Tour Operators.
agency sponsoring the group should furnish four
copies of a list containing the full name, nationality,
address, date and place of birth and passport particulars
of each member of the group to the Indian Mission
in the country from which the tour starts, at three
days prior to the date of departure.
necessary checks, the Mission will stamp a collective
visa and it will not be necessary to stamp each
individuals passport. Three copies of the list will
be returned to the sponsoring agency.
person incharge of the tourist group will hand over
two copies of the list to the immigration authority
at the point of arrival in India.
agents in India will also have to furnish the list
of the members of the group at least four hours
before arrival of the flight, to the immigration
cases where the tourist groups splits into smaller
groups for travel to different parts within India,
the immigration authority would grant a collective
'license to travel' listing the paticulars of the
members of the smaller groups.