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HOW TO APPLY

Step 1

Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say in whether you will be granted a visa or how long the process will take, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Consular Support Office (CSO). Please, visit the link 'Visa types’ to understand details of the various visas.

Step 2

All applications for Short stay visa are accepted at the Visa Service Centre. To submit your documents you need to schedule an appointment.

You can submit your visa application at the earliest 90 days prior to your date of travel.

Please ensure that you print your Appointment Letter and bring it with you when attending the Visa Application Centre. You will be allowed in the Application Center only if your name & details are mentioned in the Appointment letter.

Please carry the originals and copies of all documents.

Each applicant traveling must book an appointment for him/herself and must apply in person. This also applies to babies and minors.

Step 3

Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the visa service centres.

When arriving at the visa application centre, you will need to show your appointment confirmation letter at the reception. You will then be issued a token and directed to the waiting area. You will next be called to our submission counter where your application and supporting documents will be scrutinized.

Your biometrics data will be taken (where applicable), and your photograph and passport checked for validity.

Once you pay the applicable fees in cash, you will be issued an Invoice Cum Receipt. Please hold on to this receipt as you will need this later to collect your passport.

Please note that only applicants and carers/assistants will be permitted to enter the visa application centre.

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