Once they sprint out from passport control to the baggage claim concourse, their bags are most likely to be moving on the conveyor belts.
"Baggage claim has always been the biggest bottleneck at Delhi airport," moaned one NRI on a travel site. Others complained that they missed their onward train bookings due to airport delays.
Not likely any more.
The T3 has 14 baggage reclaim conveyor belts to speed up this chore.
If an NRI has nothing to declare and brings in gifts or goods valued under Rs 8,000, he/she breezes through customs and enters the arrivals hall.
A host of services are on hand here from taxis, car rentals, hotels, currency exchange, telephones, shopping and lots more.
By the end of this year, the NRIs can ride the direct Delhi Metro Airport Express (DAME) link from the airport to the city centre.
In less than a half-hour ride on this most modern rapid transit system in the world, he/she will be in Rajiv Chowk (Connaught Circus) and change for any other Metro station on the network.
Image: A view of the entrance to terminal T3.