Individual Visits to India

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I'm hoping to go on a sponsor to East India in 2016, but in going over my tentative vacation plans for the upcoming years, I think I'm going to go to (swankier) India and Nepal in 2017 for my birthday. That made me think, as I have kids in both IN and EI centers, if I wanted to do an individual visit with some of my kids while I was on vacation, would any of my Indian kids be available to try and work something out with or only those from the area? Like, if I'm in what would have IN centers, could I still see a girl from EI?
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Hi Lindsay! So you're wanting to go to swanky India and Nepal, huh? ;) That sounds like a fun birthday! East India and South India are administrated by two separate country offices because the country of India is so large. This means that we will be working with two separate offices to arrange your visit and likely you will have to meet your East India kids and your South India kids on different days. Depending on the location of some of your children, it may be cheaper and easier to travel to them rather than having them come to you as it could be up to 1,200 miles from one area to another. However, this may be possible. I would recommend sending a request up to eight months prior to when you would like to visit and we will see if we can arrange this for you.
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You're probably right about it being cheaper for me to take and extra day or so to fly over/down/up/wherever to see them. My grasp of where things are in India is woefully lacking. All I know is I'll go to the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, and take a plane ride around Mt. Everest in Nepal. Do you know where the district line, so to speak, is so I could look and see which office I'd be dealing with where?
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Lindsay, if your child's number starts with EI, you would be working with our East India office. If your child's number starts with IN, that would be our South India office. In some places in Central and East India, the offices overlap a bit so I can't say that there is an exact district line. 

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