VISA/Passport/NRI/PIO/Consular Alerts

Restrictions On The Use Of Satellite Phone

July 06, 2022


All travellers to India are informed that under Section 6 of the Indian Wireless At and under Section 20 of Indian Telegraph Act, carrying or use of satellite phones, by foreign nationals (irrespective of category of passport) without prior approval of the Government of India, is illegal.

Satellite phones are permitted:-

(i) With specific permission/ NOC from Department of Telecommunications, Government of India; or

(ii) As provisioned by M/s BSNL in accordance with license granted to M/s BSNL for provision and operation of satellite based service using Gateway installed in India.


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