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The Chennai international and domestic airports are located about 15 Kilometers from the city and the traveler has easy access to the city. Pre-paid cabs are available from the airport. Both the terminals have many booths set up and various private taxi companies run shuttle services from the airport to the city. They charge approximately Rs. 450 to the city for a Taxi. Airport Taxi's available at the airport are cheaper and most of them are air conditioned.From Chennai International Airport (MAA) Travel Distance : Approximately 8.0 km/4.97 miles Approximately 15 minutes by Taxi / Private Car. TAXI SERVICES K7 Computing provides subsidized rates for Taxi Services for Airport Transfers
Indigo (3-seater) – US$ 10
Innova (5-seater) – US$ 15
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Entry, stay and exit of foreigners into India is governed by the Passport (Entry into India) Act 1920, Passport (Entry into India) Rules, 1950, Foreigners Act 1946 and the Registration of Foreigners Rules, 1992. The policy, acts and rules relating to entry of foreigners into India are framed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) , Government of India.
Visa regime is implemented abroad by Indian missions & posts and in India by Foreigners Regional Registration Offices (FRROs), home departments & district administrators in the states besides immigration posts. PV-II Section of CPV Division provides the interface with MHA in formulation and implementation of visa policy and is also entrusted with advising Indian Missions/Posts on visa matters. PV- II also formulates policy on grant of diplomatic and official passports. Other important functions and responsibilities of PV-II are appended.(Appendix I )
The basic principle of the visa policy is non-discrimination, subject of course to underlying considerations of reciprocity, security and national interests. While a large majority of foreigners is covered under general visa rules, specific visa rules and procedures apply to certain categories of nationals.
Visa is not a matter of right and it is entirely up to the competent authority to decide on issue of visa to any foreigner.
Visa like passport and consular services is a service and a fee is charged for grant of visa in accordance with the scale laid down by the Government of India. Visa Fees, once charged, are not refundable. Details of visa fees applicable since 1st July 2008, are appended. (Appendix II). However, it is advisable to also consult the website of the concerned Indian Mission/Post for scale of visa fees applicable.