Indian Visa Application and Documents
Indian Tourist Visa and e Visa Application Online
The Government of India has recently established an e-Tourist Visa (eTV) program for a select number of countries. Foreign national travelers looking forward to visiting India must hold a valid Indian e-Tourist Visa. Presently, travelers from 74 countries can apply for an Indian e-TV from the comfort of their home by filling out the Indian evisa application form online. The application is processed and issued electronically and is sent to the applicant via email. Visitors must carry a copy of their e-Tourist Visa for India when traveling. Upon arrival in India, visitors will have their biometric information taken at the airport. If you've previously held an Indian Visa, check with the consulate to see if it's still valid. Most are valid for 5-10 years. Go here to renew your Indian visa.
It is strongly advised by the US State Department that American citizens who plan on traveling to India register with the US Embassy in India.
The Consulate of India requires an application form that is completed online. The Indian Consulate requires an online completion of the visa application form found here:
What kind of India Visa is applicable for a baby born in the United Kingdom?
I am a holder of an indefinite visa, and we already requested an Indian passport for our baby who was born in the UK. I need to know what kind of visa is required for our child who was born to Indian parents.
What are the new rules for people who wants to get an Indian tourist visa?
I need to know the newly implemented rules on Visa for India.
- Those who are originating from India, their dependent children and their husband/wife will not get visitor visas anymore. They must get entry visas instead.
- A gap of at least one-month is a must for getting a fresh visitor visa upon the expiration of the recent visitor visa.
- At least a break of 2 months between two India visits using a visa for tourists. You can apply for an exemption to this law, and you can seek further information on the checklist for the tourist visa in our page for frequently asked questions. Please feel free to reach us at 0892 230 358, our call centre hotline.
2. Those NGO volunteer applicants are not allowed to acquire entry visas any longer. It is advisable for them to just obtain a visa for employment.
3. There are condition changes to visa for entry, tourist, and work. You can access the new checklist on our section for "visa types."
4. Your visa application evolution will be sent to you via SMS and email. You are informed after the completion of your application process. You are required to pay 1€50 for this service.
5. Foreigners who are residents in France are now permitted to acquire a business visa in France for as long as they are in France for less than two years. However, a minimum of at least 15 working days is the estimated length of time that this application is processed. Those who can show an evidence of their at least two-year France residence will get a privilege to process their application in roughly seven working days; it is advisable, in all cases, to give your available proof of residency in France. The times for processing mentioned above are for submitted applications in person at our centre in Paris. For those who wants to present their application in a different mode of submission, please check our processing times page.
6. The Indian embassy has informed us about the new procedure in processing Journalist visa. They instructed us that it cannot be processed urgently anymore.
7. Those who are attending the Mathematicians International Congress in August 2010 are appealed to give an emphasis on this when applying, so it can be appropriately processed. Please see the checklist for conference visa for the list of the documents that are required.
8. Satphones official information from Indian Embassy:
"Indian Telegraph Act of 1885 is regulating any usage/operation of devices/services that are considered telegraphic. Unauthorised usage of any telegraphic devices like Satphone is a violation of the Indian Telegraph Act of 1885 Section 4, and the penalization is under section 20 as well as the section 21 of this act.
Anyone who intends to carry satellite phone to India shall get a prior permit from the Telecommunications Department. For an instance of importing a cargo with a satellite phone, the person importing must provide a declaration about the details of the item being imported. Anyone who brings satellite phones in hand baggage/baggage without permit or licence would be detained until the importer can provide a permit given by the Telecommunications department.”
How Do I get a renewed Indian passport in New York and USA? Also How can I apply for an USA visa Appointment India?
My passport was given to me when I was 11 years old. My passport has been expired since we came here in the United States. I badly need my passport to be renewed and obtain a visa. What shall I need to do? What website do I need to visit? I am only 18 years old now, and I honestly don't know any idea about this matter. I am not a full American Citizen, but I am a green card holder.
The name of the establishment is Consulate General of India. The complete address is 3 East 64th Street New York, NY, and the zip code is 10065. It is between Madison and 5th Avenue. You can reach them at (212) 774-0600 or fax them at (212) 861-3788.
I want to know some information about the proof of residence requirement for an India Visa Application.
I am a minor and citizen of the United States applying for an Indian student visa. I just want to verify the details that I saw on the requirements page. It states under the proof of residence that both parents or the legal guardian of the minor may submit a proof of residence. Do I have to provide a proof of address with the name of my father and mother, or is it already fine to only give one utility bill with just the name of my mum since they just lived in one address?
You must first identify who is the authority that is requesting for this information. Based on your statement, I think it can be either IRS or Homeland Security. After you determine who is the right point of contact, then you can check directly with them.
Can a Russian citizen get an India Travel Visa in Belgium?
I am a citizen of Russia, but I am now residing in Belgium. I want to go to India. Can I obtain a visa at the Embassy of India in Brussels?
I need some information regarding acquiring an Indian passport and visa.
My husband and I are both citizens of India; however, our daughter is a US citizen. I just want to know if we can visit India with our 6-month old baby. Does our child need to have both an Indian passport and visa? Can she go with us to India without a visa?
I just want to know what type of India Visa Online do we need to apply for our child. Is it an entry visa or a tourist visa?
If the purpose is tourist related or family visit, those who are children of persons who are from India can either get a visa for entry or tourist.
I want to know more about U visa. Who must have this type of visa when going to India?
Do holders of OCI card India and PIO card cannot go to India anymore if they don't have any visa?
If you are a holder of OCI card and you want to travel to India, you must bring your passport that has a U visa and your OCI card. If ever that the holder of OCI card has acquired a new passport when the old passport where U visa is attached has expired, he/she is required to bring the OCI card together with the old and new passport when going to India.
What are the requirements for getting an Indian visa?
I cannot find the Indian consulate here in Hawaii. I just want to know if a citizen of the United Sates can acquire an Indian visa when he/she arrives in India.
What do I need to do to get a Proof of the Need of Indian Visa? We tried with Consulate General of India San Francisco but are still confused what to do.
Our baby who is a girl was born in the United States. We have to get a passport for her in a Passport Agency because we are scheduled to travel before this month ends. They require me to provide a Foreign visa or proof for Travel. What kind of proof can we present to the said agency for her to get an Indian visa within fourteen (14) days?
For the passport, it usually takes more than fourteen (14) especially the season now is full summer.
If you have to travel or if you have to get your passport, so you can obtain your visa for no longer than 14 days, you can call the National Passport Information Center. Their phone number that you have to reach is 1-877-4USA-PPT (1-877-487-2778) so that you can set up an appointment to apply personally through a Passport Agency (please check the note below).
Children aged 16 and below are considered minors and special requirements apply. They also need to file their application in person. For more details, you can visit the page below.
I did not expect that I still don't have my new passport. I need to visit Delhi, India immediately. I want to know if I can acquire a visa when I arrive in India. I am also wondering how much it will it be, and what are the required identification documents for it. Lastly, I need to be aware if there is a difference if I go to Ladakh.
You can visit the Consulate of India in San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, or New York so that you can apply in person for your Indian visa. If you arrive early in any Indian Consulates in the United States, you can typically leave the same day once you already have your visa. You can also apply this instruction when you apply for an Indian visa at the Indian Embassy in Washington.
However, if you cannot go personally to the Indian Embassy or any of the Indian Consulates, you have to send your new passport and your visa application through the mail. One of my contacts informed me that visa application via mail normally takes within ten business days before you obtain your passport and visa affixed to it. This case will only apply to you once you have your new passport. When you send your request through the mail, you have to provide at least two identical pictures, and you must also download and fill out an Indian visa application form.
If you are a citizen of the United States and applying for an Indian visa in the Embassy of India or any of the Indian Consulates in the United States, cash is the only way of for you to pay for any fee related to your visa application.
Bottom line: What you need is to count ten days from the time or day you have your passport returned to you and after you send it again until the day you receive it along with your visa inside. You must be okay depending on the date of your departure, but it would be better if you do it the soonest time possible. There is certainly no possibility that you can obtain your visa when you arrive. There is a separate process when you are applying for an Indian visa in person at a consulate or embassy.
If you want to ask more questions, you can call the Embassy of India in Washington D.C. at (202) 939-9865 or send your e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a need for me to obtain a visa to travel to India?
I am a permanent resident here in Australia. Do I have to process an application for a visa if I will visit India?
How long will I need to wait for the Indian visa that I applied for my daughter who is a minor and a naturalized American citizen?
I was born in Pakistan, and I am a US citizen. How can I get an Indian tourist visa, should I try with Consulate General of India Houston?
I need to get an Indian tourist visa. I was born in Pakistan, but I am now a citizen of the United States. I already went to India, and it was in the year 2007 when I visited India. My better half was born in India and also a US citizen now. She and I have relatives living in India. Is there a chance for me to have an Indian visa for tourist?
I would like to know how long does it normally take to obtain an Indian Visa when someone is in the United States.
I will visit New Delhi before April ends, and I will stay there for a month. I am wondering how immediate I must apply for an Indian Visa. Will there be other requirements that I will need? I already have a Passport.
Are PIO Card, Indian Visa or an OCI Card required for a baby born in the United States?
I need someone to give me some assistance. I am soon returning to India. My spouse and I are citizens of India (We are holding Indian passports). Our baby was born in the United States. Can someone help me understand what my baby needs? I would like to know what exactly he would need and if it would be an OCI card, PIO card or Indian visa. We will stay India in India for no less than six months. After few years, we will stay again in the United States before we come back the baby. Both of us will come on L2 and L1 Visa because we have to travel with our baby back and forth. What is the most appropriate step to do in accordance with the law, and which of the three (PIO card, OCI card or Indian visa) should we get?
Thus, you are left with two possible options: PIO or visa.
PIO has multiple benefits than a visa. I highly suggest that you should just get a PIO if you will stay for a considerable time and go to many places.
A passport coming from the United States and a PIO permits you to go to any places you want except the places that are restricted.
I wanted to travel to India; however, I learned that I have to acquire a visa first and undergo vaccination.
I am from the United States, and I am a 20-year old girl. I am scheduled to travel to India on the 10th of May with my colleague from India. I was already buying my ticket when I knew that I have to obtain a visa and get vaccinations first. I cannot pay extra money for this, and I don't like vaccinations. What should I do?
According to the website of CDC, International Health Regulations only requires vaccination that will prevent a person from getting yellow fever; this is only for those who are traveling to countries that are located in tropical South America and sub-Saharan Africa. The Saudi Arabia government is also requiring meningococcal vaccination for those who are traveling annually during the annual Islamic pilgrimage—Hajj.
There are websites across the internet that can guide you on how to obtain an Indian visa.
Furthermore, you can acquire a visa within the day if you go to any offices of Indian Consulate/Embassy which are located in Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, New York City, or Washington D.C. However, If you cannot go to the places I mentioned, it may take five working days before you can get your visa from the time they obtain your application.
How can I acquire a travel visa so I can visit India? I just want a short term vacation, I checked the India Visa requirements but still wondering.
May you tell me the exact procedure on how I can get a visa? I also need to know if I need to apply personally or send the visa application via mail.
I need to know how long can a person stay in India if he has an emergency visa.
I have a son who is now one year old. He badly needs to go to India using an emergency visa. I have his card, passport, and origin papers. I just want to know the length of time he can stay in India. Lastly, I want to verify, as well, if I can extend his visit to India.
Pune University is the school where I graduated.
I finished my studies in Pune University. Please help me on how I can obtain jobs that require low skills. I also want to know the process of applying for an Indian visa.
Here are the things that you must have:
a. A six-month valid passport
b. Two passport pictures
c. Application for visa
d. Fee for visa
1. Identify the appropriate visa type for you. You can acquire a tourist visa that is valid for six months, one year, five years, or ten years. You can also get a business or student visa that is valid for one year.
2. If you want to get a visa personally, you can go to the Embassy of India or any of the Indian Consulates which you can visit in Houston, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. The application will be completed on the day you visit the Indian Embassy or any of the Consulates of India. On the other hand, mailing your application is also an option, but it may take your request longer.
3. Give your trip details, pictures, visa fee, passport number, and finished application for the visa you are applying for. If you are mailing your visa application, you must double check everything that you need to send because any missing requirement in your application can delay the issuance of your visa.
4. Please be patient in waiting for your visa. If you use the mail in submitting your request for a visa, it may take awhile before you would receive it. You should apply early, so you would not have any problems if there would be a visa issuance delay.
5. Present your passport together with your visa and arrival card when you reach in India. Before you depart from the immigration, you have to look at your passport if it has correctly been stamped, so you will not encounter any problems while you are in India.
6. If the Indian visa that you are using is valid for 181 days or more, you have to register at the registration office for foreigners within 14 days. You must visit any of the main cities in India so you can accomplish this last step.
I need to go to India using an emergency visa in five days.
I must go to India on the 10th of January from Canada. I already have a ticket and Canadian Passport. I just want to know now if I can get an emergency visa on the next day. It will take five to seven working days if I process an application for a regular visa. What will I need to explain so I can have a visa for an emergency? Do I need to apply in four days or two days before my departure?
I recommend that you visit the Embassy of India or any Indian consulate so you can check if the completion of your visa application can happen sooner.
We are planning to go to India. I just need to know how difficult it would be to get a visa for travel.
My spouse and I will be visiting India in January. We have to acquire travel visas. I am curious on how hard it would be to obtain a visa for my wife and me. I also want to learn how long the process is.
I am a holder of a passport coming from the United Kingdom. Is there a need for me to acquire a visa so I can go to India?
I have a question about getting an Indian visa.
My parents and I are Indians. I had been holding a passport coming from India when I was a kid, and I am currently holding a passport from the United Kingdom. I need to request for a multiple entry visa that I can use for five years. I just want to visit my father who is now working in Chennai, India. How can I acquire the type of visa that I need here in the UK, and how much do I need to pay?
May I have the official website of Visa Interior Ministry for Sri Lankans?
I need to see on the internet if the Indian visa that I applied for has already been approved. What do I have to do? There should be an official website for me to check the status of my application. I have been looking for the site for many times now, but I am not able to see it. I need assistance for this. I hope someone can give me the website.
May I know the process of getting an Indian tourist visa?
I am now in the United States, and East Africa is my place of origin. I want to go to India, and I need to know the procedure in obtaining an Indian visa. What about the US travel docs India?
1. Visit the nearest Indian Consulate or Embassy of India in your place.
2. Ask for a visa application form
3. Obtain all the needed documents
4. Write all the required information on the application form
5. Attach the essential documents to your form.
6. Submit the completed application form and documents.
7. Go to the interview
8. Get the visa if it has been cleared.
I want to visit Delhi, India for a short span of time. Is there a need for me to acquire an Indian visa first?
I want to stay in Delhi, India for three days before I go to Sri Lanka and after I visit Tibet. Do I have to get a visa? If I need an Indian visa, does it already cover my next destination which is Sri Lanka, and may I just get a visa during my stay in Delhi?
You can visit some helpful websites on the internet for you to get the details about getting a visa for visiting Sri Lanka.
I would like to know if getting an Indian visa for tourist in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is cheaper.
Is it true that getting an Indian visa for tourist in Sri Lanka is cheaper than in Canada or Norway? I am aware that Canadian and Norwegian citizens must get visas before going to India. However, obtaining an Indian visa in Norway or Canada is expensive, and it is approximately 50 EUR. I will be staying in Sri Lanka for roughly ten days, and I want to know if I should just obtain a visa in Colombo on my first day there. How much would I pay in Colombo for getting an Indian tourist visa? What are the special requirements? I was informed that anyone who wants to acquire an Indian visa in any countries located in Sub-Saharan Africa must have a certificate showing that you underwent vaccination for yellow fever. Do I have to submit/present similar paperwork in Sri Lanka when I apply for an Indian visa?
If Africa is the place where you are coming from, you have to get a certification that you received a yellow fever vaccination. If you are coming from Norway, Canada, or any other places except Africa, you don't need to undergo a vaccination against yellow fever.
After I apply for an Indian visa, how long do I have to wait? How Do I get a Visa for India from USA?
How long do I need to wait right after I apply to obtain an Indian visa? I was born in the United States, and I am from Florida. And if I apply online at the Travisa website to get my visa thru mail, how long do I need to wait? I have already been to India once. However, I lost my visa and passport, and I am currently processing my new passport that I will get in two weeks.
If you apply in person, it may take 1-2 days. If you wish to do it by mail, it will be 7-9 business days plus delivery time.
Can I easily obtain Chinese, Pakistani, and Indian visa in Dubai?
Can I easily obtain Chinese, Pakistani, and Indian Visas In Dubai? To put it simpler, I think my question is would it be quicker if I get Chinese, Pakistani and Indian Visa (If you are a Canadian) in Dubai? Or will it be easier if I do it in Central Asia? I will be in Dubai in January, Iran in the spring. Then, I will come to Central Asia (Particularly in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan) in the Summer. I will cross the Chinese border, To Kashgar, before I go down to Pakistan through the Friendship Highway, and then I will finally arrive in India at the Lahore/ Amritsar Border. Since I would be required to have a Chinese, Pakistani, and Indian visa, apparently, I would like to get all of them quickly at the nearest embassy, or consulate in the area. I want to know if I should avail all these tourist visas in Dubai all at the same time or only if I travel and need them on the road in Iran, Or Central Asia? Some say that doing the latter can be troublesome because some embassy officials outside the industrialized world are difficult to deal with. Getting a Chinese Visa in Canada is very effortless, and within three days, you can get one that will last for three months for $50. I wonder if it will be the same in Dubai?
It is probably possible for you to obtain a visa for the other countries that you listed from here too.
Obtaining Indian Tourist Visa
Do I have to get prepared visa before I arrive in the said country? Or will I get the visa when I go there like in Thailand? I am a Canadian.
Here is a helpful article which you can check
It is advisable to finalize your travel itinerary only after you obtain a visa.
Complete applications are acceptable at the checkout counter at High Commission of India in Ottawa and Consulate General of India, Toronto. In certain cases, applications at the High Commission of India located in Ottawa are processed. Visas may also be delivered the same day.
While some visas are delivered the same day, some visas may be delivered the next business day. This requirement is not applicable to Canadian passports which usually take a longer time to process.
It is possible that applications will be sent by mail or courier to Consulate General of India located in Toronto, and at the High Commission of India in Ottawa. You can also drop these applications at Consulate which is in Toronto. It often takes 3-5 business days to process these visas from the time that the request is received.
People originating from India who is also applying for a visa for their first time are ought to submit their Indian passport. This process is necessary for the cancellation of their previous Indian passport. Some applicants may also need to show up so that at their cost. Visa applications which are accepted and paid does not automatically imply that the visa is granted; if the request is declined, there must be no explanation for the reason of rejection, and there must be no discussion be it in the form of phone or writing will be accommodated. These requests will not receive an answer.
If processing of their applications is taking a while, applicants are recommended that they can withdraw the passports they requested.
There must also be a receipt issued for every application that is registered.
During some Indian and other holidays, The High Commission or Consulate may be closed. You can contact them via a phone call to ask for further information about closed holidays, or you may check it on their website.
Here is a list of the visa types, needed documents, and fee if you are a Canadian passport bearer: (Fee may change without prior notice)
Transit visa: This is for people who stay in India so that they can get on the next flight for an onward trip. One needs to have verified airlines ticket to submit along with his or her application. The fee is fixed, and it is good for exactly 15 days.
Tourist Visa (T)- for a holiday/vacation, can not be extended, multiple entries.
Changes of purpose can not be made. The fee is fixed, and it should last for six months. Visa for one year is worth a similar fixed value.
Entry Visa (X): this is for the ones which fall under different categories and for visiting relatives who are inside India, multiple
Changes of purpose can not be made. The fee is also fixed, and it should last for exactly or around six months.Visa for one year is worth a similar value.
Student Visa(S): this is for authentic students who want to study in accredited educational establishments in India. This type of visa requires a letter coming from the educational institution validating the applicant' registration, course duration, and proof of financial arrangments for maintenance. The High Commission of India or Consulate General has authority to reject visas based on each case.There shall be no grounds for refusal that will be assigned. The fee for this type of visa has a specific value, which is good for exactly six months, similar to single year and if it is not exceeding five years.
Business Visa (B): this is for project/business/trade/scheme/conference. This type of visa requires one to submit a letter stating the nature or characteristics of the applicant's business, the estimated stay's length, the films and locations in India that he or she wishes to explore including guarantees that he can sustain the maintenance expenses while inside India including those when outside India. In the situation that the visa which is for long-term is needed, proof of business which is in India might also be filed. The High Commission of India or Consulate General has authority to reject visas based on each case. There shall be no grounds for refusal that will be assigned. The fee for this Indian visa is fixed which is good for exactly six months, for a single year and if it is not exceeding five years.
Employment Visa (E): this is for working in India. This visa requires proof of applicant's contract and the like of foreign citizens coming from company, organization, etc. and the particular organization's registration proof under the necessary provisions coming from Indian Government must be submitted along with the requestor's application. The Consulate General of India or the High Commission of India has authority to reject visas based on each case.There shall be no grounds for refusal that will be assigned. The fee for this type of visa is fixed which is good for six months, for a single year and if it is not exceeding five years.
Long term visa: this is for a stay that will not exceed five years; is given to people originating from India who wish to have frequent trips to India, permanent residence, holiday, school purposes or to establish a business. It can also be obtained by travel agents who are of the foreign travel agency (or agencies) and of foreigners who often visit India. For someone to be granted this visa, he must submit a letter stating the reasons in detail for a visa which is for long-term and financial assurance may be needed. Long-time visa bearers need to obey the regulations about Registration (which is done at Registration Offices for Foreigners in the requestor's particular region\which are located in Calcutta, Mumbai, Chennai, and Delhi as well as the Police's District Superintendent in the other districts), AIDS test, Income Tax Clearance, Multiple Entries.
The fee is fixed value if it is not more than five consecutive years.
(1) This conferring of visa for five years is subject to the approval of the India's High Commission or Consulate General. In the case of visa rejection, no telephone or writing discussion shall be accommodated.
(2) Foreigners entering and staying in India on visas for 181 days or more need to register within two weeks upon arriving in India.
(3) Foreign people originating from India who have visas that are for long-term and who will stay in India for 181 days or more will have to do registration with FRRO.
India's High Commission in Ottawa: For sending back the passport
Priority Mail via Fed Ex are typically the covered locations.
By the carrier companies. India's General Consulate, Toronto: For sending it back via Security Mail- $7/- (good for no more than three passports) plus an additional $1- for every other passport that is in the same single cover. For sending it back via priority post, a total of c $15- inside Ontario and $25/-outside the province of Ontario. If Priority Post/ Security Mail/ will be used; one can either enclose an envelope which is prepaid or deposits a requisite charge. Applicants also have the option to send the courier envelopes which are prepaid, but applicants themselves must arrange pick ups especially when it is time to picking up time.
An extra processing fee which is $30/- people applying for a visa who are also non-Canadian passport bearers must pay for this. $31/-levy can be paid on top of the processing and regular fees related to visa application if it is an American passport.
Visa mailing fees must be paid only in the exact amount using cash, certified bank cheque made for India's High Commission of India or Consulate General for requests sent by mail/courier. If the payment tendered is less than the prescribed fee, a possible service delay/refusal may happen. Company cheques, as well as personal cheques, are not acceptable. There must be no refund that will be processed too regardless whether there is visa application rejection or if someone withdraws it.
For visa reference situations, such as Research, arrival to protected and prohibited Areas, journalist, film shooting, Missionary work, visa for Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Pakistan, Chinese and Afghani nationals, there are other applicable rules from Visa officers. Pakistani people who have dual nationality are required to adhere to the proper procedures for those who are Pakistani nationals.
Fees for Visa requests are processing fees by nature, and any refusal of the application entitles no refund to the applicant.
Visas for protected/restricted areas: A requestor who wishes to go to an Indian area which is considered restricted or protected must file an application using the recommended form, so that he/she will be granted a special permit, on top of his/her visa application. The processing time for this requests is Indian Government Tourist Office which is at 60, Bloor Street West, No.1003, Toronto (Tel.No.416 062 3787)
Senior Citizen and Handicapped: People who are considered belonging to this group may visit Indian High Commission/ Consulate personally so that they will receive special attention and services.
For administrative purposes, there is a division of jurisdiction that is providing services inside Canada. The following are the included areas of the three offices which are in Canada.
HIGH COMMISSION OF INDIA: Springfield Road, Ottawa City, Ontario K1M 1C9 (Tel.No.613 744 3751/52/53, Fax No.613 744 0913). National Capital Region of Ottawa-Hull, Kingston, Cornwall, Renfrew, Hawks bury, Arnprior, Perth, Prescott, Morrisburg (Ontario), Smith Falls, Brockville, Montreal (Quebec), Carleton Place.
(b)CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, TORONTO: 1835, Yonge Street, 4th floor, Toronto City, Ontario M4S 1X8 (Tel.No.416 960 0751/52, Fax No.416 960 9812). Quebec and Ontario(not including places which are under the authority of Ottawa High Commission), Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island.
(C) CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, VANCOUVER: 325, Howe Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver, BC V6C 1Z7 (Tel.No.604 662 8811, Fax 604682 2471. Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Yukon Territory.
Applicants who regularly live in these jurisdictional locations need to request to the appropriate office only. Requestors who are not within these jurisdictional areas will have to pay a service charge of C $30/- and the average processing time is one week.
People entering India through or from areas infected with yellow fever need to have a certificate validating vaccination against the said disease.There are no vaccinations other than this required when arriving in India. People between 18 until 70 years old also undergo AIDS test.
The validity of Indian visa
My Passport has a stamp of Indian visa on it which is good until next week. Can I use this visa to travel for the next six weeks?
If you are located in the United States and have more questions, you can contact Travisa office (This office is the outsourcing group which handles Indian visa applications and assists Indian Embassy as well as their consulates which are in the United States. Yes. They are in India!)
We have been staying in India for five years, and we would like to know the procedures in applying for an Indian visa.
We want to know what are the current processes, and I would like to have a response the soonest time possible.
I need some instructions on what I need to do for me to obtain an Indian Visa.
I have arranged an appointment to request for my Indian Visa On the 7th of August. I will go to the BLS International Visa Center located in New York, USA.
I have finished filling out and printing my application for a visa, and I have also attached my passport photo.
What other things do I have to bring? There is nothing mentioned on the website of BLS.
I am aware that the total amount that I have to pay for the visa is $67. However, I am not sure whether I can make the payment in cash at the center or not, or if it must just be a blank money order for the said amount. How I wish that they would give a clearer explanation of how this entire process works.
Obviously, I will have to bring my application and my U.S. Passport, but is that all that I need to bring? I have to ensure that this appointment is going to succeed.
Do I have to get a transit visa If I am traveling from the United States to India through Vancouver, B.C., Canada?
I am currently working in the United States, and I am using a valid non-immigrant visa. Also, I am a citizen of India. I will need to visit my country, and I got a ticket from Lufthansa which is taking from Portland in the United States to Canada (specifically, Vancouver) via Air Canada. From there, I will go to Frankfort before I arrive in India via Lufthansa Airlines. We will just stay for one hour in Canada. Do we have to get a transit visa since we are traveling through Canada? And if yes, can I do it in the airport itself?
Other people who need to get a visa to enter Canada also have to obtain one for them to transit through a particular Canadian airport. They can apply for this visa through one of the Canadian visa offices in the USA. It is also not possible to issue a visa upon arrival. There is no fee when applying for a visa.
Indian citizens also need to secure an airport transit visa for Frankfurt which is in Germany. This requirement is applicable even if these people stay in the airport's international transit zone. This process does not apply, however, for US visa bearers when they are coming back home after they have used their visa. Kindly provide proof showing that you have gone legally to the United States.
What would be the quickest way to obtain an India Visa Chicago.?
Applications for visa on the same day for citizens of US who are born in any place in the United States must be filed personally to an outsourcing office. Also, you need to schedule an appointment which you have to select before you finish applying online. You will also have to make the payment with Money Order or Cash. If they grant you a visa, picking it up within the same day is also possible. However, this does not guarantee that all requests will receive approval on the same day. Some approved applications are issued the next business day.
How would a 2017 Indian visa appear?
I am now in the process of getting a six-month Indian tourist visa together with my passport. The post office got my photo; however, they were not able to take any space above my head. I think if I have to get another passport photo or just utilize this passport that I have now. I would like to know, as well, if the Indian visa is a stamp on the passport or if it has a picture of the holder, too.
Could I spend at least seven days in India using this one-year multiple entry business visa that I have?
I would highly appreciate your assistance in giving me some advice about my Indian visa. This visa that I have is a one-year multiple entry visa, and it is valid for one year. I need to go to my place of business for the first week. After that week, I will spend my holiday and travel to the Southern India for a week. Somebody told me that I could do these things using my visa; however, I am looking for someone who can assure me that they will allow this matter.
- Pakistan people who have an Indian visa have few options as they are not allowed to explore the country freely, and they need to stay in the city in which they are permitted.
- If you are not from Pakistan, you can go to any places in India excluding the locations that I stated.
It is advisable to call the Embassy of India in your country so you can confirm all of the statements I said.
Is my Indian visa already approved? The status states that the application that I submitted is already available for collection.
I was able to be a citizen of the United Sates five years ago. I need to get an Indian visa and renunciate my Indian citizenship.
Do I need to pay for any penalties, or I just have to forward my visa applications along with my Indian passport?
Indian passports are not possible to use for travel more than three months after getting foreign citizenship. Once passport from India which has an expiration date on or after 1st of June 2005 is kept more than three years after obtaining foreign citizenship, you must pay 250 USD for the penalty fee. Furthermore, there is a charge or a penalty of 250 USD everytime that an Indian passport is misused for travel more than three months from the day of foreign citizenship acquisition, which can rise to 1250 USD.
The Indian Embassy has assigned M/S Travisa Outsourcing for handling renunciation of Indian citizenship.
I need assistance in knowing if a citizen of the United States needs a visa when going to Ladakh and Kashmir in India as well as in Turkey. If a US citizen is required to get a visa, I would like to know in detail the procedure that a person must do to acquire visas from the following places mentioned. Please give links to a website or any helpful information. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
The Embassy of India in San Francisco was very cooperative. If you are located in that place, I suggest that you go there as they have a walk up counter for those who are getting their visa. You may also want to do Express Mail. You will need at least two pictures. I also recommend that you stay strictly as a tourist because some other locations open up various types of bureaucratic scrutiny and inquiries.
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