When Booking Train Tickets From Outside India
You 1st need to register with IRCTC
https://www.irctc.co.in/ and sign up
Then register at..
When you are a registered user of IRCTC, please communicate with both IRCTC, and Cleartrip, through the email ID registered in your IRCTC user profile “.
Use the exact same details on both sites.
Now you will need to link both these accounts, and no matter what you do you will fail, because you dont have an Indian mobile phone number, and if you do, it, will most probably fail as well.
You will need to write an email, or ten, to both IRCTC and Cleartrip. I suggest to add all the addresses to every email, and do it all in one go
EMAIL ADDRESSES TO SEND REG APP TO
What you are aiming for is to receive an email like this.
Please find email OTP and mobile OTP for activation:
Email OTP: ??????
Mobile OTP: ??????
user id : ????? (your ID)
Thanks & Regards
You do not want a text message sent to any mobile phones
Send an email like the one that follows, or copy & paste the one below, and edit it accordingly.
IMPORTANT ITEM TO REMEMBER
A scanned passport (photo page) should be sent, as an attachment only, and the 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, as per the example above.
Subject: Re: Cleartrip/IRCTC link accounts FAO Monica Jaiswal Customer care
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear customer services agent.
Please try to understand the following…
or forward this mail to Monica Jaiswal, or Avijit Mitra, (Executives), Customer Care
My name is ??????, I am from the UK or wherever ??????
I am trying desperately to book online train tickets from outside of India.
My 1001 attempts so far, have all failed, and my frustrations are mounting somewhat.
I have registered at Cleartrip.com (Your cleartrip account user ID)
I have registered at IRCTC (your IRCTC account user name here)
The email account registered for them both is .. Your email@example.com
My phone number is … +44???????? but as mentioned already it is a UK number
I am unable to receive an SMS OTP from anyone because my phone number does not begin with +91
What I need is to receive both of my OTP passwords by email
In an earlier mail from IRCTC I was asked to send my passport details that this could be forwarded to the “correct department”.
In accordance with that request, my passport photocopy is attached to this mail. Please see attachments.
I trust this will be sufficient information to complete the necessary formalities, and that I will receive my OTP’s by email ASAP
Thanks very much for your anticipated cooperation, in what has so far been a nightmare of frustration, and utter confusion.
Your name here
Good luck all, this does work
Personal Disclaimer : Found this helpful note of Trip advisor from a member from UK