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Difficulty in obtaining a visa for India

In the Netherlands it is virtually impossible to obtain an Indian visa when you tell the Embassy staff that you’re going to do voluntary work in India. As a result, all prospective volunteers are asked to apply for a ‘tourist’ visa. A ‘student’ or ‘trainee’ visa does not seem to much of a problem.

I imagine that can be many reasons, but it eludes me as to the real reasons for this ‘decision’ of the Indian Government. And I wonder whether prospective volunteers in other countries experience the same when they apply for an Indian visa at the Indian Embassy in their country.

I heard that problems in this field have risen significantly after the terrorist’ attack in US on 9/11

Let’s hear about it!

Filed under: Indian Embassy, refusal, visa-application, voluntary work

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