How to Buy and Use a SIM Card in India as a foreigner

Where to buy a SIM card when you land in India

Documentation Required to buy a SIM Card

The Government of India has tightened the regulations on the sale of prepaid SIM cards to foreigners after November 2012 and therefore you need to be prepared to submit the following documents to the vendor along with an application form.

Which Prepaid SIM card should you buy:

Some of the more popular networks in India are as follows:

How much will a SIM Card cost?

Approximately INR 350.00 for a SIM card with 3 months validity.

How to make a call using your new Prepaid SIM Card

Note: The information mentioned above will be updated if there is any change in the regulations by the Government of India.


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