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Can I get a duplicate passport?

Question: I am traveling to India on a Cunard world cruise. I am seeking a visa to India. If I submit my request for a visa today, I will not get my passport back from the Indian embassy before I sail on January 13. If I send to the India embassy a duplicate passport, it will allow me to travel and pick up my passport while at sea.


Passport: A duplicate or second passport is only granted under very special circumstances. Normally, American citizens can only possess one valid passport.

In order to obtain a visa to India before your scheduled departure, you can employ the assistance of a visa expediting service. Depending on your current location, you can get the India visa as quickly as a few days. To begin the only application process, click the link below.

Expedite India Visa

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