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Leaving India

Checklist for departure

Written reconfirmation of airline tickets

Reconfirm your airline ticket at least 72 hours before your return flight. Consult the Pilgrim Registration Office for help. Without a written reconfirmation, you run the risk of being bumped from the flight.

Currency declaration form and receipts

If you filled out a currency declaration form for foreign currency when you arrived in India, gather together all receipts for currency exchanges. The amount of currency that you have left and the exchange receipts should total the amount written on the form. This form and the receipts must be presented at the customs counter with your passport and ticket when you depart.

If you've purchased expensive items in India, keep the receipts for documentation later for your country's customs authorities.

T.B.R.E. form

If you received a T.B.R.E customs form, make sure you pack the form and the items together in your hand luggage. The form and the items must also be presented at the customs counter with your passport and ticket when you depart. At the airport you'll pass through customs after you check your luggage with the airlines. If the items are too bulky for your hand luggage, you can ask the personnel at the check-in counter to hold them aside until customs has checked them.

Transportation and reservations from Ahmednagar to the International Airport

Consult the Pilgrim Reservation Office for assistance in arranging transportation from Ahmednagar to the International Airport in Mumbai. If you are stopping over in Pune or Mumbai, you will need reservations en route.

Travel expenses and airport tax

Set aside enough money in rupees to cover your travel expenses. You'll need money for transportation, any hotel or meal costs en route, and taxi or bus fare to the airport. You'll also need to set aside money for the departure tax you must pay at the airport before you leave India. Check with the Pilgrim Registration Office for the exact amount.