Rules of concern to citizens

  • Traffic systems and rules especially speed and traffic rules displayed on the directive boards for the speed must be followed. It should be noted that the driving system in India is the left hand-traffic (left side of the road) which is also followed in Britain and rest of the commonwealth nations.

  • Indian government does not allow the brokerage in the recruitment of the man powers and the same is treated according to the Indian law as doing the human trafficking.

  • Indian law does not allow at all anyone to hold and carry the firearms or white weapons. If caught, the Indian law punishes the holders of such weapons with imprisonment for a long period of time.

 General Instructions
  • Do not visit doctors who are not officially authorized or who perform illegal surgery, and don’t contact with human organs dealers.

  • Don’t deal with strangers, whether of Indian nationality or any other nationality, wishing to provide assistance for a sum of money, always coordinate with the Embassy for any assistance.

  • Try to keep all the bills of the goods purchased from the Indian market in order to present the same to the custom officer at airport at the time of departure if necessary.

  • Businessmen of the state of Qatar must make sure that the agreements/contracts done in India are in compliance with all the necessary terms and conditions be it in terms of the size of the insurance or the method of payment or at the time of payment as the same would help in warding off any legal conflict anytime in future.

  • Hotels with good reputation should be chosen for the stay and the care must be taken while dealing with the workers in such hotels. All the relevant travelling documents of the traveller must be kept in the insurance box available in all the hotels.

  • It is preferred that Indian cash currencies should not be carried from outside as it is good to exchange the money at airports through the recognised money exchangers so that the cases of fake currencies could be avoided.

  • One must not walk in the states and areas banned by the Indian government especially the ones which witness witnessing the demonstrations and ethnic clashes from time to time including the border areas between India and Pakistan and the areas in state of North-East and the states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. For more information in this regard, please visit the official site of the concerned department in India.

  • Passports and cash currencies must not be put in the carry bags which the travellers usually carry in their hands as these bags can easily be snatched and stolen. The Embassy advices the travellers to carry credit cards which can be used in the international hotels and some big shopping centers.

  • Excessive use of the personal jewelleries or carrying them or entering the country with them must be avoided as the Indian government allows only limited quantity of the jewelleries for the personal use.

  • While driving in India, follow all the regulations and rules for the speed etc. The Indian system does not permit the use of an foreign  driver's license, an international driving license is required for driving in India. Driving system in India is the left of the street, like the British system.

  • The Embassy recommends the citizens interested in travelling to India not to carry the satellites phones as the Government of India does not allow the use of such phones.

Do and Don't
  • A roadmap of important cities can preferably be taken along as India is a big and congested country.

  • To reserve hotels before the journey.

  • Leaving for the airports before a sufficient time of the departure of the flight as the Indian roads are can be jam packed.

  • Not to accept meals given by unknown in order to avoid the problems and the cases of theft.

  • Not to enter temples wearing shoes.

  • Not to visit areas and states banned by the Government of India.