Important Notice: Prohibition on Unauthorized Use of Satellite Phones
1). This is to inform all visitors to India including foreign nationals that bringing in or using satellite phones (e.g. Thuraya, Iridium etc.) in India without prior permission / license from the relevant Indian authorities is prohibited under Indian law.
2). Any passenger carrying satellite phone/ phones via baggage is required to declare the same to Customs on arrival and produce permission for use from the concerned authority.
3). Any individual found to be in possession of an unauthorized satellite phone in India is liable to be prosecuted as per Indian law, and all unauthorized sets found in possession of the individual will be seized by Indian law enforcement agencies.
4). Visitors and tourists coming to India are advised to comply with Indian laws and not bring in or use satellite phones in India without obtaining specific permission / license in advance from the concerned authorities.
Notice regarding visa to India for the purpose of entering into surrogacy arrangements
Any person seeking a visa to India for the purpose of entering into a surrogacy arrangement must ascertain beforehand whether the law of that country permits surrogacy and will provide appropriate travel documents to the child for accompanying the surrogate parents. Entering into surrogacy arrangements under any other visa not sought for surrogacy is punishable under Indian law.
5. IMPORTANTADVISORY E-TOURIST VISA
Indian e-Tourist Visa seekers may kindly note that the following websites claiming to provide e-Tourist Visa services to visa applicants desiring to travel to India are fake and do not belong to Government of India :
The correct website belonging to Government of India is: indianvisaonline.gov.in
Indian e-Tourist Visa seekers are advised to use the website:indianvisaonline.gov.in while applying for Indian visa including e-Tourist visa.