A full passport is required by all citizens to visit India. For British Citizens, this can be obtained from your nearest Passport Office. Two to eight weeks should be allowed (depending on the time of year) if you find it necessary to apply for one. Children under 16 who are included on an adult's passport may not travel unless accompanied by that adult. Please note that as from 5th October 1999 all children under 16 must have their own passport. This only applies to new passports issued from this date. All other Nationalities should check with their relevant Passport Offices for details about the issuing of passports.
All foreign nationals wishing to visit India on holiday must obtain a Tourist Visa.
There are two types of visa and the one you will need depends on the frequency and length of your visits.
UP TO 2 VISITS IN A CALENDAR YEAR EACH OF LESS THAN 30 DAYS
For short duration holidays the electronic visa on arrival (e- tourist visa) may be obtained online by visiting https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html
Visas can be applied for no earlier than 30 days before travel and no later than 4 days and are valid for 30 days from date of entry.
LONGER STAYS OR MULTIPLE TRIPS
Longer visas have to be applied for through an agent VF Services UK Ltd. Full details on visa categories, fees and how to submit an application on – line are given on the VFS website http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk
Details of the types of visas available and their fees may be obtained from the Indian Embassy which will usually be located in the capital city of the relevant country. The web pages of the local Indian Tourist Office will also contain details.
The Goa office address: The White House, House No 153/1, Diwan Batti, Arpora, Bardez, Goa 403 518 can be given as a referee, with the title “Lazydays in Goa Holiday Villa Rentals “.
There is no obligation to produce vaccination certificates when arriving direct from Europe or North America. However some inoculations are recommended and we suggest that you consult your doctor in good time about health requirements for travellers to Goa and India. Anti malarial tablets are advised to be taken even though malaria is not endemic to South India.
For all UK citizens, we recommend you obtain the Department of Health's leaflet 'A Travellers Guide to Health' available either from your doctor or the DSS on Freephone 0800 555777. For all other countries, please check with the relevant health authorities.
If you decide to hire a self drive car, scooter or motorcycle you will need an international driver's licence. In the UK these are available from the main Post Offices or the Automobile Association (AA). When applying you will need to provide a passport size photograph, a full UK driver's licence and personal identification e.g. a passport.
For all other countries, please contact the relevant motoring associations or the Government body which issues driving licences for information.
The import and export of the Indian Rupee Is prohibited so you will not be able to take any Indian currency into Goa with you. However, Goa has been receiving tourists from around the world for many years and all currencies can be exchanged. You will have no difficulty changing either dollar or sterling traveller's cheques.
Goa airport normally has a bank open on arrival but we recommend you change any money at the numerous Exchange Bureaux which offer a more competitive rate. Cash withdrawals can be made by credit/Debit cards from the many cash machines (ATMs) that are now available.
On arrival day, properties will be available from 3pm. The latest check in time is 7pm unless by prior arrangement. On departure day, clients must be ready to leave by 12pm and allow us access to service the property from 9.00 am. Early arrival or late departure can be booked subject to availability.
All our villas and apartments are privately owned and many are tucked away down rural lanes or in villages, addresses are confusing and there are no road names or signs. Because of this, most taxi-drivers can not find them easily.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND therefore we send a driver to pick you up on arrival rather than leave you to find your own way - ensuring that you start your holiday worry-free.
We have a team of approved drivers that have been with us for many years. They know individual properties personally and are equipped with mobile phones to keep in contact with our team member who will go to the property to meet you