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All foreign nationals, including children, require a visa to enter India. The only exceptions are nationals of Nepal and Bhutan who can enter India without a visa. (Note: Nepalese and Bhutanese nationals need a visa if entering India from China)

Visa fees once deposited cannot be refunded even if requested service is modified or not granted. Please note that the validity of the visa begins from the date of issue by the High Commission of India and not from the date of travel on your application form

Foreigners coming from or through yellow fever countries must have a valid vaccination certificate.

Foreigners entering India on long term visas valid for more than 180 days should follow the relevant registration formalities. All persons who hold Student Visa, Employment Visa and Research Visa which are valid for more than 180 days are required to get themselves registered with the nearest Foreign Registration Office (FRO) or Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) within 14 days of arrival in India.


For Step by Step guide to the process for submitting an application for Indian Visa. Click here

Your visa for India is printed on a Visa Sticker on an entire page in your passport. Please check the details carefully for any spelling mistakes and or validity etc. as marked below once the Indian Visa has been granted:

  • Your Surname (Last Name) as stated in your Passport.
  • Your Name (Given Name) including Middle Name, if any, as given in the Passport.
  • Passport Number as in Passport.
  • Correct Photographs.
  • Visa Type: i.e. T = Tourist, B = Business, X = Entry.
  • Number of Entries: Multiple, Double, or Single.
  • Date of Issue.
  • Date of Expiration.

Types of VISA

Applicants can submit their visa applications with prior appointments only & as per jurisdiction. In case the applicant is unable to submit his/her application in person, an authorized nominee can submit the visa application on the applicant’s behalf with an authorization letter. Please click here to download the authorization letter format