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Visa Category

The India Visa and Consular Service Application Centre is the outsourced partner of the High Commission of India in the South Africa. In this capacity, the India Visa and Consular Service Application Centre is responsible for receipt of visa applications for travel to India and visa fees, submission of applications at the High Commission / Consulate of India in South Africa, collecting the processed passports from the High Commission of India in South Africa, and returning passports back to applicants.

The India Visa and Consular Service Application Centre is managed by VFS Visa Processing SA Pty Ltd who is not involved in the process of assessment of visa applications. The assessment of visa applications is carried out by the High Commission / Consulate of India in South Africa and the decision to grant or refuse a visa to India is at their sole discretion. Staff members of VFS Visa Processing SA Pty Ltd have no role or influence over the outcome of an application.

All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.

Important Notice

All visa applicants seeking visa for India are advised to mention the purpose of their visit to India clearly in their visa application forms and apply for relevant visa only. Please check the VFS Global website before filling in online India visa form to ensure that you are applying for appropriate visa and all the requisite documents are attached when presenting the printed application at the VFS Global.

It is mandatory to be present in South Africa at the moment of your visa application.

Please note that the validity of the visa begins from the date of issue by the High Commission / Consulate of India in South Africa and not from the date of travel mentioned on your application form.

Applications will not be accepted more than 30 days prior to departure.

Applicants can apply for any of the below category of Visas from the South Africa to India based on their purpose of travel and supporting documents as per the related checklists.

NB : Please note all documentation including bank statements are required to be in English.