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Travel information

The Isle of Man Passport Office cannot provide travel advice.

Applying for an Indian Visa 

Her Majesty's Passport Office is aware of the issues that some British citizens are experiencing when applying for Indian e-visas and will continue to support the work of the relevant UK and Indian authorities to help resolve this matter as quickly as possible. In the meantime, for those wishing to apply for an Indian visa, people are advised they make their application direct with the Indian High Commission in London until this matter has been resolved.

How to apply

Allow as much time as possible for your application. Don't apply for an e-visa or through a third-party supplier on your behalf.

To apply for an Indian visa:

  1.  go to Indian Visa Online application website
  2.  fill in the details on the form:
     *   for Indian Mission/Office select UK-London
     *   select United Kingdom or British (not Isle of Man) for relevant items
     *   for Citizenship/ID select UK
  3.  once the form is completed, make the payment online by debit card and print out your application. The payment must cover the full visa fee including service fee and courier fee
  4.  courier or post your application to the visa office in Hounslow, London with your passport and 2 passport photos attached
  5.  the visa office will then courier the passport and visa back to you once it's approved. Incomplete applications will be returned without processing

Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre

Call the Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre on +44 (020) 3793 8629 or +44 (020) 3788 4666 if you have any difficulties or to make payment over the phone. The office is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3.30pm.

Their address is:

Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre
The Vista Centre
First Floor - Part A Block50 Salisbury Road
Hounslow
TW4 6JQ

Travel to the UK

You do not need to hold a passport to travel within the common travel area (between the Isle of Man and UK/Jersey/Guernsey and Ireland). However, you will need to check with your airline/ferry service you are travelling with to ensure you comply with their policies for photographic ID.

Travelling to other countries

It is an individual’s responsibility to make sure they have the correct documentation for travel, including a passport that complies with the validity rules of whichever country they are travelling to. 

You should check the Foreign & Commonwealth Office FCO Travel Advice for entry requirements and make sure you are aware of the immigration and customs controls of the country/s you are travelling to/through, by contacting the relevant embassy or consulate for information about that country’s immigration requirements. See also the UK Government's information on passports

If your British passport is not valid for travel or you have not applied for or hold the correct documentation to meet an international county’s entry requirements, there is a risk that you could be refused entry to that country. If you are refused entry at an international border  you may be required to make alternative arrangements to return home at your own expense.

FCO Consular Services cannot get involved in another country’s immigration requirements and are therefore unable to help a traveller enter a country.

How to navigate around the Foreign Travel Advice website

Select the country you are travelling to (example below is Spain):

Travel Advice _navigate FTA Website _Spain Example

Then select 'Entry Requirements'

Travel Advice _navigate FTA Website _entry Reqs

Once on the ‘Entry requirements’ page scroll down to ‘Passport validity’ 

Note: Please ensure that you have checked with your airline/travel agent prior to travelling to ensure that they do not have additional requirements.

Identity and Travel Documents Online

If you are travelling and the authenticity of the Isle of Man variant British Passport is called into question, the Public Register or Authentic Identity and Travel Documents Online (PRADO) website provides full information. 

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