Apply for and obtain an e-passport. An e-passport contains an embedded electronic chip that stores biometric information about the passport holder. This makes the passport more secure and can help enhance its travel privileges.
Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your planned return date.
Apply for a visa for any countries that require a visa before travel.
Check to see if any of the countries you plan to visit are part of the Visa Waiver Program. This program allows Indian citizens to enter certain countries without a visa for stays of up to 90 days.
Explore the possibility of applying for a regional passport. For example, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) provides a regional passport that allows visa-free travel to member countries.
Consider applying for a Global Entry Program. This program allows citizens of certain countries to enter the US without a visa, providing they meet the eligibility requirements.
Look into the possibility of applying for a visa on arrival. This allows Indian citizens to obtain a visa on arrival in certain countries, such as the UAE, India and Maldives.
Keep up to date with the latest travel updates and advisories. This can help ensure you have the most accurate information about visa requirements for your destination.