Fall travel on Indian passport: suggestions?
August 7, 2013 12:23 PM Subscribe
Planning to take a three week vacation in mid-October to November timeframe, anywhere in the world. Factor: I'll be going with someone who's on an Indian passport. Thoughts on where to go for the least hassle? My travel partner is exceedingly busy at the moment, so I'm trying to do some legwork to reduce their pre-travel effort.
posted by aramaic to travel & transportation (11 answers total)
The obvious candidates would be some of the visa-free/visa-on-arrival countries like Thailand, Cambodia, and so on, but any location is up for consideration. Part of the point of my question is to avoid unduly limiting our selection of possible locales.
Spending hundreds of dollars in fees and weeks of anxiously waiting to get their green card back after submitting medical histories, pay stubs, mortgage statements, proof of bank accounts, RE-submitting medical histories, and the like is not desirable (all of which have been demanded of this person at one time or another in the past couple of years by Schengen countries). Nevertheless, even within the Schengen zone formalities vary, so if there were a particular Schengen country that's particularly easy/inexpensive to get into, that could be on the list as well.
For example: Thailand has a visa-on-arrival -- but do they get squirrelly if you leave & re-enter repeatedly in a short period because you're visiting surrounding countries? They've never minded me, but then again, I'm not on an Indian passport.
No specific type of travel is more or less important; any location anywhere in the world can be entertained. Personal anecdotes welcome.