How to Buy train tickets without local mobile phone

Making reservations on trains in India from abroad - Step by step instructions for foreigners

Most people, who live in foreign countries naturally do not have local Indian mobile phones. Hence, the recent changes, requiring a local mobile

number, to use the online train ticket reservation system on Indian railways, has left many

people who reside outside India pretty upset.

To clarify the new requirement, I sent an email to the IRCTC to inquire what can be done to make reservations  from abroad, in the absence of a local mobile phone number. I received a response within a few hours, Here’s what they said: Dear Customer, You can register at our website by filling in your mobile number. Further you need to send the scanned copy of your passport so that we can forward your email to the concerned department. Scanned passport should be sent as an attachment only (not embedded inside the email body) and size of this attachment should be less than 1MB. Please note that you will receive your mobile verification code through email sent to your registered email ID. Thanks & Regards This procedure will surely help everyone who is abroad and wants to make a train reservation using the IRCTC website.

Step by Step procedure to buy train tickets without a local Indian mobile phone

1. To be able to use the online train reservation system, you must first register. To register, Go to  https://www.irctc.co.in/ and select signup link to start registration. 2. The form for registration appears when you click the 'signup' link. Filling the form is pretty straightforward until you come to the Mobile number requirement. Even though a local number is expected here, you can use your foreign phone number that you have. 3. Rest of the form is also straightforward, the only place where a conflict occurs is in the Pin/Zip entry. This box is designed to accept only numbers. So if your Zip code includes alphabets, the system rejects them. So just use numbers like 123456 and it works. You could probably use any numbers here. 4. Click the submit button, you will see a pop up box saying your email ID and Mobile number will be validated! click OK. 5. The next screen will confirm your registration. See image sample below:  6. You obviously will not get the mobile verification code since you entered your foreign phone number. Check your email, here you will see a message from the IRCTC with a link where you are required to log in and enter the mobile verification code they sent to your phone number. Since you do not have the verification code. Lets refer to the email message I posted above from the IRCTC. Follow the instructions in the email shown above, to request that your mobile verification code to be sent to by email to your registered email ID. 7.  Once you get this code (may take a few days), logon to the link mentioned in your earlier email and enter the verification code to complete your registration. See image below: In case you have additional questions, email the IRCTC at care@irctc.co.in  They apparently respond in a timely manner, I received a response to my query within a matter of a few hours. Dear T.I.S. I'm not sure that the information in your article "How to Buy train tickets without local mobile phone" is valid. I have tried numerous times to sign up/register on the IRCTC website and each time I've been unable to proceed because I don´t have a valid mobile phone number. I.e. an Indian mobile phone number. This is quite frustrating because it puts a halt on my travelling plans. Any suggestions on how to solve this rather annoying problem would be highly appreciated. Kindest regards/ Leif Renholm, Stockholm, Sweden Travel India Smart If you are using your phone number make sure it’s 10 digits as Indian numbers are 10 digits. When registering, as soon as you select a foreign country in the address section you will see a message; ‘International users should contact care@irctc.co.in for verification of their account at IRCTC after online submission of registration forms at www.irctc.co.in along with their nationality documents such as passport etc. for due verification.’ The other alternative is to book you railway tickets through a travel agencies authorized to do so by the Indian Railways. For more information check http://nriinformation.com/faq_two/faq_page98.htm Thank you so much for your reply. This information was most helpful. Kindest regards/Leif Felix Renholm
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How to Buy train tickets without local mobile phone

Making reservations on trains in India

from abroad - Step by step instructions

for foreigners

Most people, who live in foreign countries naturally do

not have local Indian mobile phones. Hence, the recent

changes, requiring a local mobile number, to use the

online train ticket reservation system on Indian

railways, has left many people who reside outside

India pretty upset.

To clarify the new requirement, I sent an email to the IRCTC to inquire what can be done to make reservations  from abroad, in the absence of a local mobile phone number. I received a response within a few hours, Here’s what they said: Dear Customer, You can register at our website by filling in your mobile number. Further you need to send the scanned copy of your passport so that we can forward your email to the concerned department. Scanned passport should be sent as an attachment only (not embedded inside the email body) and size of this attachment should be less than 1MB. Please note that you will receive your mobile verification code through email sent to your registered email ID. Thanks & Regards This procedure will surely help everyone who is abroad and wants to make a train reservation using the IRCTC website.

Step by Step procedure to buy train

tickets without a local Indian mobile

phone

1. To be able to use the online train reservation system, you must first register. To register, Go to  https://www.irctc.co.in/ and select signup link to start registration. 2. The form for registration appears when you click the 'signup' link. Filling the form is pretty straightforward until you come to the Mobile number requirement. Even though a local number is expected here, you can use your foreign phone number that you have. 3. Rest of the form is also straightforward, the only place where a conflict occurs is in the Pin/Zip entry. This box is designed to accept only numbers. So if your Zip code includes alphabets, the system rejects them. So just use numbers like 123456 and it works. You could probably use any numbers here. 4. Click the submit button, you will see a pop up box saying your email ID and Mobile number will be validated! click OK. 5. The next screen will confirm your registration. See image sample below:  6. You obviously will not get the mobile verification code since you entered your foreign phone number. Check your email, here you will see a message from the IRCTC with a link where you are required to log in and enter the mobile verification code they sent to your phone number. Since you do not have the verification code. Lets refer to the email message I posted above from the IRCTC. Follow the instructions in the email shown above, to request that your mobile verification code to be sent to by email to your registered email ID. 7.  Once you get this code (may take a few days), logon to the link mentioned in your earlier email and enter the verification code to complete your registration. See image below: In case you have additional questions, email the IRCTC at care@irctc.co.in  They apparently respond in a timely manner, I received a response to my query within a matter of a few hours. Dear T.I.S. I'm not sure that the information in your article "How to Buy train tickets without local mobile phone" is valid. I have tried numerous times to sign up/register on the IRCTC website and each time I've been unable to proceed because I don´t have a valid mobile phone number. I.e. an Indian mobile phone number. This is quite frustrating because it puts a halt on my travelling plans. Any suggestions on how to solve this rather annoying problem would be highly appreciated. Kindest regards/ Leif Renholm, Stockholm, Sweden Travel India Smart If you are using your phone number make sure it’s 10 digits as Indian numbers are 10 digits. When registering, as soon as you select a foreign country in the address section you will see a message; ‘International users should contact care@irctc.co.in for verification of their account at IRCTC after online submission of registration forms at www.irctc.co.in along with their nationality documents such as passport etc. for due verification.’ The other alternative is to book you railway tickets through a travel agencies authorized to do so by the Indian Railways. For more information check http://nriinformation.com/faq_two/faq_page98.ht m Thank you so much for your reply. This information was most helpful. Kindest regards/Leif Felix Renholm

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