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My son is a US citizen and is travelling to India from USA on a one way ticket. He has a valid visa(entry visa, type X). Please let me know if anybody sees any concerns with this journey with respect to boarding a direct flight and entry into India. Also, if there is anything to keep in mind while performing this journey. Thank you.

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    Timatic doesn't note a requirement that I can see to have return travel booked for entry to India even for Americans traveling on tourist visa. I can't imagine they would complain about that for someone in possession of a long-stay visa. – Dennis Jan 22 '17 at 22:25
  • Be aware that one-way flights are sometimes very expensive - I have seen many cases where they cost more than a round trip ticket. That doesn't hinder you in any way; you might just lose some money. – Aganju Jan 26 '17 at 6:58
  • I emailed the airline and this is the response I got: U.S. citizens traveling to India must have a Valid U.S. passport and may travel one way as long as the visa is not tourist or business. – Aspirant Jan 30 '17 at 13:50
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We travelled like this on a one way ticket and the only thing that was checked by the airline was the visa and the one way ticket. Since, it was not a business or a tourist visa, the airline allowed us to board the flight. Further, at immigration in India, no questions were asked.

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