India visa requirements for Samoans
Travel and visa requirements
Indian Visa is not required for Samoans
Stay Duration: 60 days
- Indian electronic visa(e-visa) is applicable to Samoa citizens who are willing to visit India for a stay up to 60 days.
- The Indian government do not charge nationals of Samoa who are entering India, a visa fee.
- You are required to possess an international passport with a validity of at least 6 months from the date of arrival.
- Blanked pages for necessary stampings should be reserved on your international passport.
- To obtain your Indian e-visa, you have to apply through the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website.
- Having met all the requirements demanded upon your e-visa application, your Indian e-visa will be processed within 5 business days.
- Proof of hotel reservation or any other means of accommodation when you arrive in India.
- Proof of round-trip or onward ticket should be made available before your arrival in any of the Indian airport.
- Your national identity card issued to you in your origin country is required.
- Travellers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visa could face detention and significant penalties.
- Foreigners below the age of 18 are required to provide an Authorisation form signed by a parent.
- You will not be required to pay any airport tax upon your departure from the airport.
- India Standard Time zone in India (GMT+5:30), while Samoa's time zone is (GMT+13). Hence, India is 7 hours and 30 minutes behind Samoa.
- The estimated flight time from Apia, Samoa to Delhi, India is 25 hours. That is, it will take citizens of Samoa 1 days, 1 hour to reach India through flight.
- Airlines flying to Delhi, India from Apia, Samoa are Virgin Australia, China Southern, Qantas, THAI, Cathay Pacific, Air New Zealand, and Air India.
- The telephone code used in India is (+91) for both local and international communications.
- The official currency of India is Indian Rupee(INR), while Indian capital is Delhi.
- Importation and exportation of the Indian currency up to INR 25,000 is permissible except for the citizens of Bangladesh and Pakistan not living in India.
- Foreign currency up to INR 25,000 imported in the country must be declared to the customs upon your arrival.
- Your luggage is cleared at your first entry into the Indian airport, except passengers transiting to a destination that is not India.
- For arms and ammunition importation, an import permit is required from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India.
- WPC license issued by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is required for the importation of remote-controlled drones and helicopters.
- Importation of Pets into the country requires a health certificate. Examination will be conducted on all pets imported into the country by the Quarantine Officer.
- At departure, visitors are only allowed to possess foreign currencies up to the amount that was declared upon entry.
- Due to the outbreak of swine flu (H1N1), all travellers will be subject to examination by Indian medical staff upon arrival.
- An average of $60 USD per day can cater for your expenses in India.
- visitors aged 17 years or more are allowed the free import of 250 grammes of tobacco, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, two litres of alcoholic drinks or wine, moderate amounts of medicines and two ounces of perfume and a quarter of a litre of eau de toilette.
- The transport system in India comprises a number of distinct modes and services, notably railways, roads, road transport, ports, inland water transport, coastal shipping, airports, and airlines but railways and roads are the dominant means of transport carrying more than 95% of total traffic generated in the country.
- The national language for India is Hindi in Devanagari script while the English language is used for official purposes.
- India is known for its birthplace of some religions that are even existing to date. India is known as the land of spirituality and philosophy. For this reason, the contribution of India to today's world spirituality cannot be overemphasized.
- The Indian rupee (sign: ₹; code: INR) is the official currency of India.
- India has about 15 international airports in different parts of the country, some of them include Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), New Delhi, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM), Mumbai, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU), Kolkata, Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), Bangalore, Chennai International Airport (MAA), Chennai, etc..
- Travellers who are visiting India through the Indian e-visa can enter India through the Indian 28 airports (some mentioned above) and 5 seaports.
- Indians are highly hospitable and will count a decline of their generosity as very impolite.
- Taj Mahal's iconic domed Mughal Mausoleum, Amber Palace's 16th-century hilltop fort and palace, Red Fort's iconic 1600s imperial residence, Hawa Mahal's pink/red sandstone and Palace of the Winds etc., are some of the fascinating sites to explore when in India.
- Aloo gobi, butter chicken, rogan josh, samosa, tandoori chicken, kofta, naan etc., are some of the delicacies you will, later on, reminisce about after visiting India. Their spiciness is just so extraordinary.
- Plugs and sockets used in India are of type D and C. Type D has 3 pin connections, while Type C (a.k.a. Europlug) has 2 pin connections. The power voltage in the country is 230 Volts and 50Hz.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the impact of India in religion?
India is known for its birthplace of some religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, etc... that are even in existence to date. India is known as the land of spirituality and philosophy. For this reason, the contribution of India to today's world spirituality cannot be overemphasized.
What the tourist sites to explore in India?
The central attraction in India is Taj Mahal which is an Ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Are banks in India function on weekends?
Banks in India do not function on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays)
What are the popular dishes eaten in India?
Aloo gobi, Butter Chicken, Rogan Josh, Samosa, Tandoori Chicken, Kofta, Naan etc... are the best delicacies you will, later on, reminisce about when you visited India. Their spiciness is just so extraordinary.