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Visas for documentary filmmaking require an approval which may take an additional 2-8 weeks.

India E-visas must be obtained prior to travel to India. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing. You will receive an Electronic Travel Authority by e-mail. Biometric details will be taken upon arrival in India.

India E-visas must be obtained prior to travel to India. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing. You will receive an Electronic Travel Authority by e-mail. Biometric details will be taken upon arrival in India.

India e-Visa ETAs are double entry visas. When you first arrive in India and present the ETA to the Immigration Officer an e-Visa stamp will be endorsed in your passport. Your second entry to India must occur within 60 days from this date of stamping.

Only 3 ETAs may be issued within one year. If you are in need of more trips please apply for a visa at your local Indian consulate.

India E-visas must be obtained prior to travel to India. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing. You will receive an Electronic Travel Authority by e-mail. Biometric details will be taken upon arrival in India.

India e-Visa ETAs are double entry visas. When you first arrive in India and present the ETA to the Immigration Officer an e-Visa stamp will be endorsed in your passport. Your second entry to India must occur within 60 days from this date of stamping.

Only 3 ETAs may be issued within one year. If you are in need of more trips please apply for a visa at your local Indian consulate.

India E-visas must be obtained prior to travel to India. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing. You will receive an Electronic Travel Authority by e-mail. Biometric details will be taken upon arrival in India.

India E-visas must be obtained prior to travel to India. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing. You will receive an Electronic Travel Authority by e-mail. Biometric details will be taken upon arrival in India.

India e-Visa ETAs are triple entry visas. When you first arrive in India and present the ETA to the Immigration Officer an e-Visa stamp will be endorsed in your passport. The second/third entries will be granted within the e-Visa validity period stamped on your passport. Only 3 ETAs may be issued within one year. If you are in need of more trips please apply for a visa at your local Indian consulate.

Conference E-visas are only granted to attend a conference, seminar, or workshop organized by a ministry or department of the government of India. If you are attending a conference organized by another party or are unable to upload all of the documents below please apply for a consulate issued conference visa with VisaHQ instead.

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and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Visa application form. Completed application form for India will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
    IMPORTANT: Please note that ALL 3 PAGES of your application require your original signature! Also please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. With at least 6 months of remaining validity.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license or state issued ID, signed lease agreement, OR major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address. The address must not contain a PO Box. Address MUST match home address in your applicant profile.

  • Business Support Letter. A business letter from the sending company in the US. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of India, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in India.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in India. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of India, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in India.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Letter of Incorporation. Copy of the sponsoring company's Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies in India.

  • Disclaimer Form. An original, signed disclaimer form. This form is available here.

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for India will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
    IMPORTANT: Please note that ALL 3 PAGES of your application require your original signature! Also please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. With at least 6 months of remaining validity.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license or state issued ID, signed lease agreement, OR major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address. The address must not contain a PO Box. Address MUST match home address in your applicant profile.

  • Business Support Letter. A business letter from the sending company in the US. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of India, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in India.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in India. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of India, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in India.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Letter of Incorporation. Copy of the sponsoring company's Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies in India.

  • Disclaimer Form. An original, signed disclaimer form. This form is available here.

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for India will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
    IMPORTANT: Please note that ALL 3 PAGES of your application require your original signature! Also please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. With at least 6 months of remaining validity.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Driver's license. Copy of driver's license or state issued ID, or ORIGINAL major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address. The address must not contain a PO Box. Address MUST match home address in your applicant profile.

  • Disclaimer Form. An original, signed disclaimer form. This form is available here.

  • Enrollment Letter. A letter from a recognized institute in India, including Indian Registration Number, confirming admission, course duration, and any other relevant details.

  • Exchange Letter. If the program in India is affiliated with a US institution, a letter from the US institution with details of the exchange program, and stating whether credit will be earned.

  • Visa approval. A letter of approval from the relevant agency in India:
    For medical or paramedical courses:
    • Letter of approval or no-objection certificate from the Ministry of Health, India.
    For technical and engineering courses:
    • Letter of approval or no-objection certificate from the Ministry of HRD, India.

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for India will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
    IMPORTANT: Please note that ALL 3 PAGES of your application require your original signature! Also please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. With at least 6 months of remaining validity.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address. Driver's license or state ID must be issued within the past 12 months.

  • Declaration Form. An original signed copy of the India Declaration Form. This form is available here.

  • Undertaking Letter. If not traveling for journalism purposes, a completed and signed Journalist Undertaking Letter form. This form is available here.

  • Disclaimer Form. An original, signed disclaimer form. This form is available here.

  • Letter from Media Company. Journalists affiliated with a media company going to India for Journalism purposes OR for Tourism purposes are required to submit a letter from their company stating whether or not the applicant will be going for Journalism or Tourism only.

  • Additional documents. These forms must be provided if applicant is going to India to film a documentary:
    • Application for filming Documentaries/Commercials in India
    • List of Crew members and Cinematic Equipment
    • Undertaking from the Indian Employer
    • Signed undertaking for filming documentaries/commercials in India
    Please follow the link here for instructions on how to provide these forms https://mea.gov.in/documentary-filming-in-india.htm

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for India will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
    IMPORTANT: Please note that ALL 3 PAGES of your application require your original signature! Also please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. With at least 6 months of remaining validity.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address. Driver's license or state ID must be issued within the past 12 months.

  • Declaration Form. An original signed copy of the India Declaration Form. This form is available here.

  • Undertaking Letter. If not traveling for journalism purposes, a completed and signed Journalist Undertaking Letter form. This form is available here.

  • Letter from Media Company. Journalists affiliated with a media company going to India for Journalism purposes OR for Tourism purposes are required to submit a letter from their company stating whether or not the applicant will be going for Journalism or Tourism only.

  • Additional documents. These forms must be provided if applicant is going to India to film a documentary:
    • Application for filming Documentaries/Commercials in India
    • List of Crew members and Cinematic Equipment
    • Undertaking from the Indian Employer
    • Signed undertaking for filming documentaries/commercials in India.
    Please follow the link here for instructions on how to provide these forms https://mea.gov.in/documentary-filming-in-india.htm

  • Media Identification. A copy of the applicant's Journalist or Media ID.

  • Media Clearance. Clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs in India

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for India will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
    IMPORTANT: Please note that ALL 3 PAGES of your application require your original signature! Also please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. With at least 6 months of remaining validity.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license or state issued ID, or ORIGINAL major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address. The address must not contain a PO Box. Address MUST match home address in your applicant profile.

  • Disclaimer Form. An original, signed disclaimer form. This form is available here.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the photo page and information pages of your valid, signed passport. The passport must also have 2 remaining blank pages upon arrival in India.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the photo page and information pages of your valid, signed passport. The passport must also have 2 remaining blank pages upon arrival in India.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Business Card. Please upload a copy of your Business Card with your name, company name, company or business affiliation and contact information or an Invitation Letter from the company in India.

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for India will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
    IMPORTANT: Please note that ALL 3 PAGES of your application require your original signature! Also please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. With at least 6 months of remaining validity.

  • Passport-type photograph. 2 x 2 inches with a white or light background. The photo must show the head, shoulders, and chest and be taken within the last 6 months.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Tax liability letter. A copy of the tax liability letter from the company in India explaining to the consulate that the Indian office will take responsibility for paying Indian employment taxes for the employee.

  • Justification Letter. A justification letter from the Indian employer, justifying why a foreign national is being hired rather than an Indian national and explaining why a suitable Indian has not been found to fill the position. Additionally, the letter should include details of the applicant’s specialized skills and qualifications or technical expertise. If the applicant is being hired in a managerial position it is necessary to mention this in the letter.

  • Resume. A copy of the applicant's current resume.

  • Employment Detail Form. A completed Employment Detail Form, signed by the applicant. This form is available here.

  • Business Letter. A letter from the host organization or company in India. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of India, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • Appointment Letter. Appointment Letter from the host company in India. Must state salary (minimum USD $25,000 per year) and location of work to be performed.

  • Letter of Incorporation. Copy of the sponsoring company's Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies in India.

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for India will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
    IMPORTANT: Please note that ALL 3 PAGES of your application require your original signature! Also please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. With at least 6 months of remaining validity.

  • Passport-type photograph. 2 x 2 inches with a white or light background. The photo must show the head, shoulders, and chest and be taken within the last 6 months.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Employment Detail Form. A completed Employment Detail Form, signed by the applicant. This form is available here https://www.visahq.com/pdf/india_employment_letter.pdf

  • Resume. A copy of the applicant's current resume.

  • Appointment Letter. Appointment Letter from the host company in India. Must state salary (minimum USD $25,000 per year) and location of work to be performed.

  • Business Letter. A letter from the host organization or company in India. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of India, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter should indicate the nature of work to be performed, the place of work, and the type and desired validity of the visa requested.

  • Letter of Incorporation. Copy of the sponsoring company's Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies in India.

  • Disclaimer Form. An original, signed disclaimer form. This form is available here https://www.in.ckgs.us/resources/pdf/disclaimer-form.pdf

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for India will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
    IMPORTANT: Please note that ALL 3 PAGES of your application require your original signature! Also please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. With at least 6 months of remaining validity.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be 2 x inches x 2 inches.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Disclaimer Form. An original, signed disclaimer form. This form is available here.

  • Proof of Name Change. If applicant has changed their legal name at any point in time, please provide a copy for the proof of name change.

  • Proof of Relationship. Spouses of Persons of Indian Origin must submit the following:
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Copy of spouses Indian passport or naturalization certificate that shows previous nationality is Indian
    • Copy of passport and copy of visa issued to the Principle Visa Holder if dependent.

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for India will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
    IMPORTANT: Please note that ALL 3 PAGES of your application require your original signature! Also please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. With at least 6 months of remaining validity.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be 2 x inches x 2 inches.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Disclaimer Form. An original, signed disclaimer form.This form is available here.

  • Proof of Name Change. If applicant has changed their legal name at any point in time, please provide a copy for the proof of name change.

  • Proof of Relationship. Spouses of Persons of Indian Origin must submit the following:
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Copy of spouses Indian passport or naturalization certificate that shows previous nationality is Indian
    • Copy of passport and copy of visa issued to the Principle Visa Holder if dependent.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the photo page and information pages of your valid, signed passport. The passport must also have 2 remaining blank pages upon arrival in India.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport. The passport must also have 2 remaining blank pages upon arrival in India.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Letter from hospital. Copy of letter from the hospital in India written on letterhead.

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for India will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
    IMPORTANT: Please note that ALL 3 PAGES of your application require your original signature! Also please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. With at least 6 months of remaining validity.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be 2 x inches x 2 inches.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Disclaimer Form. An original, signed disclaimer form. This form is available here.

  • Proof of Name Change. If applicant has changed their legal name at any point in time, please provide a copy for the proof of name change.

  • Proof of Relationship. Spouses of Persons of Indian Origin must submit the following:
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Copy of spouses Indian passport or naturalization certificate that shows previous nationality is Indian
    • Copy of passport and copy of visa issued to the Principle Visa Holder if dependent.

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for India will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
    IMPORTANT: Please note that ALL 3 PAGES of your application require your original signature! Also please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. With at least 6 months of remaining validity.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address. Driver's license or state ID must be issued within the past 12 months.

  • Declaration Form. An original signed copy of the India Declaration Form. This form is available here.

  • Undertaking Letter. If not traveling for journalism purposes, a completed and signed Journalist Undertaking Letter form. This form is available here.

  • Letter from Media Company. Journalists affiliated with a media company going to India for Journalism purposes OR for Tourism purposes are required to submit a letter from their company stating whether or not the applicant will be going for Journalism or Tourism only.

  • Additional documents. These forms must be provided if applicant is going to India to film a documentary:
    • Application for filming Documentaries/Commercials in India
    • List of Crew members and Cinematic Equipment
    • Undertaking from the Indian Employer
    • Signed undertaking for filming documentaries/commercials in India.
    Please follow the link here for instructions on how to provide these forms https://mea.gov.in/documentary-filming-in-india.htm

  • Media Identification. A copy of the applicant's Journalist or Media ID.

  • Media Clearance. Clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs in India

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for India will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
    IMPORTANT: Please note that ALL 3 PAGES of your application require your original signature! Also please note that each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. With at least 6 months of remaining validity.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license or state issued ID, or ORIGINAL major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address. The address must not contain a PO Box. Address MUST match home address in your applicant profile.

  • Declaration Form. An original signed copy of the India Declaration Form. This form is available here.

  • Visa approval. A letter of approval from the relevant agency in India:
    For medical or paramedical courses:
    • Letter of approval or no-objection certificate from the Ministry of Health, India.
    For technical and engineering courses:
    • Letter of approval or no-objection certificate from the Ministry of HRD, India.

  • Exchange Letter. If the program in India is affiliated with a US institution, a letter from the US institution with details of the exchange program, and stating whether credit will be earned.

  • Enrollment Letter. A letter from a recognized institute in India, including Indian Registration Number, confirming admission, course duration, and any other relevant details.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • Former citizens of India
    Former Indian Nationals that have been Naturalized must provide copy of stamped Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate in order to apply. To order a Renunciation Certificate with your visa application, see the list for full pricing details. Completed and signed Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate. Copy of Naturalization certificate. Either the original Indian passport if you have it or a copy of your indian passport if you do not have it. For a child 5 years and older, signatures of the child and BOTH PARENTS are required. For child less than 5 years of age thumb impression of the minor child and signatures of BOTH PARENTS are mandatory.
  • Persons with Occupation Related to Media
    For journalists, writers, photographers, designers, and those who work with media; regardless of purpose in India, must apply for a Journalist Visa.
  • Applicant must not wear glasses in their photographs.
  • Additional required documents for applicants who have undergone a name change
    Marriage Certificate: A copy of the Marriage Certificate if the applicant's name differs between the documents provided
  • Visa validity alert
    Non-US citizens are strongly recommended to apply for the shortest duration available. The Embassy may issue a lesser validity visa at their discretion, regardless of the fee that is paid.
  • Applicants of Bangladeshi Origin
    Any applicant, regardless of their nationality, of Bangladeshi origin must fill out an additional application form, IN DUPLICATE, and must provide 2 ADDITIONAL passport photos, one for each form, in addition to the one photo for their visa application.
  • According to Indian Consulate's regulations, the passport will be mailed DIRECTLY to the traveler once their visa is issued. The passport will be shipped via FedEx or UPS and will only be sent to your RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. Therefore it is mandatory that the home address listed on your application is accurate and matches your driver’s license or a current utility bill.
  • The return delivery fee of $15 has been added as part of the standard consular fee. Please note this fee may be higher for residents in certain parts of Alaska and Hawaii where standard FedEx service is not available.
  • Passport MUST contain at least two blank visa pages in order for the visa to be issued.
  • Business letter
    If your Business Letter displays letterhead containing your company's headquarters and you work remotely in a different region/jurisdiction of the US, you may need to provide an additional letter explaining that you are an employee that works from home or remotely. This letter should include where you work remotely and an explanation of where your company is based versus where your home office is located. Please make sure this letter is signed and contains your contact information.
  • Applicants that have not resided in the US for at least 2 years continuously
    Applicants who have not maintained their current US visa status for 2 consecutive years, must apply in their country of citizenship.
  • Both Invitation Letter and US Business Letter MUST request the visa validity time.
  • Former citizens of India
    Former Indian Nationals that have been Naturalized must provide copy of stamped Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate in order to apply. To order a Renunciation Certificate with your visa application, see the list for full pricing details. Completed and signed Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate. Copy of Naturalization certificate. Either the original Indian passport if you have it or a copy of your indian passport if you do not have it. For a child 5 years and older, signatures of the child and BOTH PARENTS are required. For child less than 5 years of age thumb impression of the minor child and signatures of BOTH PARENTS are mandatory.
  • Persons with Occupation Related to Media
    For journalists, writers, photographers, designers, and those who work with media; regardless of purpose in India, must apply for a Journalist Visa.
  • Applicant must not wear glasses in their photographs.
  • Additional required documents for applicants who have undergone a name change
    Marriage Certificate: A copy of the Marriage Certificate if the applicant's name differs between the documents provided
  • Visa validity alert
    Non-US citizens are strongly recommended to apply for the shortest duration available. The Embassy may issue a lesser validity visa at their discretion, regardless of the fee that is paid.
  • Applicants of Bangladeshi Origin
    Any applicant, regardless of their nationality, of Bangladeshi origin must fill out an additional application form, IN DUPLICATE, and must provide 2 ADDITIONAL passport photos, one for each form, in addition to the one photo for their visa application.
  • According to Indian Consulate's regulations, the passport will be mailed DIRECTLY to the traveler once their visa is issued. The passport will be shipped via FedEx or UPS and will only be sent to your RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. Therefore it is mandatory that the home address listed on your application is accurate and matches your driver’s license or a current utility bill.
  • The return delivery fee of $15 has been added as part of the standard consular fee. Please note this fee may be higher for residents in certain parts of Alaska and Hawaii where standard FedEx service is not available.
  • Passport MUST contain at least two blank visa pages in order for the visa to be issued.
  • Business letter
    If your Business Letter displays letterhead containing your company's headquarters and you work remotely in a different region/jurisdiction of the US, you may need to provide an additional letter explaining that you are an employee that works from home or remotely. This letter should include where you work remotely and an explanation of where your company is based versus where your home office is located. Please make sure this letter is signed and contains your contact information.
  • Applicants that have not resided in the US for at least 2 years continuously
    Applicants who have not maintained their current US visa status for 2 consecutive years, must apply in their country of citizenship.
  • Both Invitation Letter and US Business Letter MUST request the visa validity time.
  • Former citizens of India
    Former Indian Nationals that have been Naturalized must provide copy of stamped Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate in order to apply. To order a Renunciation Certificate with your visa application, see the list for full pricing details. Completed and signed Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate. Copy of Naturalization certificate. Either the original Indian passport if you have it or a copy of your indian passport if you do not have it. For a child 5 years and older, signatures of the child and BOTH PARENTS are required. For child less than 5 years of age thumb impression of the minor child and signatures of BOTH PARENTS are mandatory.
  • Persons with Occupation Related to Media
    For journalists, writers, photographers, designers, and those who work with media; regardless of purpose in India, must apply for a Journalist Visa.
  • Applicant must not wear glasses in their photographs.
  • Additional required documents for minors (under 18)
    Application form. The minor must sign or print his or her name in the signature box under the photograph on page one. Minors that are too young to print their name should have their thumbprint stamped into the box in blue or black ink. The second page of the application form must be signed by both parents.
    Birth certificate. A photocopy of the applicant's birth certificate. The birth certificate must be the "long form" certificate which shows the names and nationalities of the applicant's parents. Applicants born outside of the US who cannot obtain a copy of their birth certificate may submit a copy of an official document issued by Government authorities, provided it shows their personal particulars like name, date of birth, parents names, and nationality. Foreign language documents must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.
    Parental Authorization. A Parental Authorization for Minors form from the Indian Consulate, signed by both parents and NOTARIZED. This form is available here
    Parents' passport copies. NOTARIZED copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    Parents' driver's licenses. NOTARIZED copy of both parents' driver's licenses.
  • Additional required documents for applicants who have undergone a name change
    Marriage Certificate: A copy of the Marriage Certificate if the applicant's name differs between the documents provided
  • Visa validity alert
    Non-US citizens are strongly recommended to apply for the shortest duration available. The Embassy may issue a lesser validity visa at their discretion, regardless of the fee that is paid.
  • Applicants of Bangladeshi Origin
    Any applicant, regardless of their nationality, of Bangladeshi origin must fill out an additional application form, IN DUPLICATE, and must provide 2 ADDITIONAL passport photos, one for each form, in addition to the one photo for their visa application.
  • According to Indian Consulate's regulations, the passport will be mailed DIRECTLY to the traveler once their visa is issued. The passport will be shipped via FedEx or UPS and will only be sent to your RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. Therefore it is mandatory that the home address listed on your application is accurate and matches your driver’s license or a current utility bill.
  • The return delivery fee of $15 has been added as part of the standard consular fee. Please note this fee may be higher for residents in certain parts of Alaska and Hawaii where standard FedEx service is not available.
  • Passport MUST contain at least two blank visa pages in order for the visa to be issued.
  • Former citizens of India
    Former Indian Nationals that have been Naturalized must provide copy of stamped Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate in order to apply.
  • Applicant must not wear glasses in their photographs.
  • Additional required documents for minors (under 18)
    Application form. The minor must sign or print his or her name in the signature box under the photograph on page one. Minors that are too young to print their name should have their thumbprint stamped into the box in blue or black ink. The second page of the application form must be signed by both parents.
    Birth certificate. A photocopy of the applicant's birth certificate. The birth certificate must be the "long form" certificate which shows the names and nationalities of the applicant's parents. Applicants born outside of the US who cannot obtain a copy of their birth certificate may submit a copy of an official document issued by Government authorities, provided it shows their personal particulars like name, date of birth, parents names, and nationality. Foreign language documents must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.
    Parental Authorization. A Parental Authorization for Minors form from the Indian Consulate, signed by both parents and NOTARIZED. This form is available here
    Parents' passport copies. NOTARIZED copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    Parents' driver's licenses. NOTARIZED copy of both parents' driver's licenses.
  • Additional required documents for applicants who have undergone a name change
    Marriage Certificate: A copy of the Marriage Certificate if the applicant's name differs between the documents provided
  • Visa validity alert
    Non-US citizens are strongly recommended to apply for the shortest duration available. The Embassy may issue a lesser validity visa at their discretion, regardless of the fee that is paid.
  • Applicants of Bangladeshi Origin
    Any applicant, regardless of their nationality, of Bangladeshi origin must fill out an additional application form, IN DUPLICATE, and must provide 2 ADDITIONAL passport photos, one for each form, in addition to the one photo for their visa application.
  • According to Indian Consulate's regulations, the passport will be mailed DIRECTLY to the traveler once their visa is issued. The passport will be shipped via FedEx or UPS and will only be sent to your RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. Therefore it is mandatory that the home address listed on your application is accurate and matches your driver’s license or a current utility bill.
  • The return delivery fee of $15 has been added as part of the standard consular fee. Please note this fee may be higher for residents in certain parts of Alaska and Hawaii where standard FedEx service is not available.
  • Passport MUST contain at least two blank visa pages in order for the visa to be issued.
  • Former citizens of India
    Former Indian Nationals that have been Naturalized must provide copy of stamped Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate in order to apply.
  • Applicant must not wear glasses in their photographs.
  • Additional required documents for minors (under 18)
    Application form. The minor must sign or print his or her name in the signature box under the photograph on page one. Minors that are too young to print their name should have their thumbprint stamped into the box in blue or black ink. The second page of the application form must be signed by both parents.
    Birth certificate. A photocopy of the applicant's birth certificate. The birth certificate must be the "long form" certificate which shows the names and nationalities of the applicant's parents. Applicants born outside of the US who cannot obtain a copy of their birth certificate may submit a copy of an official document issued by Government authorities, provided it shows their personal particulars like name, date of birth, parents names, and nationality. Foreign language documents must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.
    Parental Authorization. A Parental Authorization for Minors form from the Indian Consulate, signed by both parents and NOTARIZED. This form is available here
    Parents' passport copies. NOTARIZED copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    Parents' driver's licenses. NOTARIZED copy of both parents' driver's licenses.
  • Additional required documents for applicants who have undergone a name change
    Marriage Certificate: A copy of the Marriage Certificate if the applicant's name differs between the documents provided
  • Visa validity alert
    Non-US citizens are strongly recommended to apply for the shortest duration available. The Embassy may issue a lesser validity visa at their discretion, regardless of the fee that is paid.
  • Applicants of Bangladeshi Origin
    Any applicant, regardless of their nationality, of Bangladeshi origin must fill out an additional application form, IN DUPLICATE, and must provide 2 ADDITIONAL passport photos, one for each form, in addition to the one photo for their visa application.
  • According to Indian Consulate's regulations, the passport will be mailed DIRECTLY to the traveler once their visa is issued. The passport will be shipped via FedEx or UPS and will only be sent to your RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. Therefore it is mandatory that the home address listed on your application is accurate and matches your driver’s license or a current utility bill.
  • The return delivery fee of $15 has been added as part of the standard consular fee. Please note this fee may be higher for residents in certain parts of Alaska and Hawaii where standard FedEx service is not available.
  • Passport MUST contain at least two blank visa pages in order for the visa to be issued.
  • Former citizens of India
    Former Indian Nationals that have been Naturalized must provide copy of stamped Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate in order to apply. To order a Renunciation Certificate with your visa application, see the list for full pricing details. Completed and signed Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate. Copy of Naturalization certificate. Either the original Indian passport if you have it or a copy of your indian passport if you do not have it. For a child 5 years and older, signatures of the child and BOTH PARENTS are required. For child less than 5 years of age thumb impression of the minor child and signatures of BOTH PARENTS are mandatory.
  • Persons with Occupation Related to Media
    For journalists, writers, photographers, designers, and those who work with media; regardless of purpose in India, must apply for a Journalist Visa.
    For journalists, writers, photographers, designers, and those who work with media; regardless of purpose in India, must apply for a Journalist Visa.
  • Applicant must not wear glasses in their photographs.
  • Additional required documents for minors (under 18)
    Application form. The minor must sign or print his or her name in the signature box under the photograph on page one. Minors that are too young to print their name should have their thumbprint stamped into the box in blue or black ink. The second page of the application form must be signed by both parents.
    Birth certificate. A photocopy of the applicant's birth certificate. The birth certificate must be the "long form" certificate which shows the names and nationalities of the applicant's parents. Applicants born outside of the US who cannot obtain a copy of their birth certificate may submit a copy of an official document issued by Government authorities, provided it shows their personal particulars like name, date of birth, parents names, and nationality. Foreign language documents must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.
    Parental Authorization. A Parental Authorization for Minors form from the Indian Consulate, signed by both parents and NOTARIZED. This form is available here
    Parents' passport copies. NOTARIZED copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    Parents' driver's licenses. NOTARIZED copy of both parents' driver's licenses.
  • Additional required documents for applicants who have undergone a name change
    Marriage Certificate: A copy of the Marriage Certificate if the applicant's name differs between the documents provided
  • Visa validity alert
    Non-US citizens are strongly recommended to apply for the shortest duration available. The Embassy may issue a lesser validity visa at their discretion, regardless of the fee that is paid.
  • Applicants of Bangladeshi Origin
    Any applicant, regardless of their nationality, of Bangladeshi origin must fill out an additional application form, IN DUPLICATE, and must provide 2 ADDITIONAL passport photos, one for each form, in addition to the one photo for their visa application.
  • Persons with Occupation Related to Religion
    Any applicant with an occupation related to religion must also include a completed and signed Religious Undertaking Letter. Such applications will extend processing times and may receive a visa with shorter validity.
  • According to Indian Consulate's regulations, the passport will be mailed DIRECTLY to the traveler once their visa is issued. The passport will be shipped via FedEx or UPS and will only be sent to your RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. Therefore it is mandatory that the home address listed on your application is accurate and matches your driver’s license or a current utility bill.
  • The return delivery fee of $15 has been added as part of the standard consular fee. Please note this fee may be higher for residents in certain parts of Alaska and Hawaii where standard FedEx service is not available.
  • Passport MUST contain at least two blank visa pages in order for the visa to be issued.
  • Former citizens of India
    Former Indian Nationals that have been Naturalized must provide copy of stamped Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate in order to apply.
  • Required ports of entry
    Travelers must enter at one of the following airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Vishakhapatnam or seaports: Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai. However, travelers can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
  • Persons with Occupation Related to Media
    For journalists, writers, photographers, designers, and those who work with media; regardless of purpose in India, must apply for a Journalist Visa.
  • IMPORTANT:
    Applicants who: have been arrested/ prosecuted/ convicted by Court of Law of any country; have been refused entry / deported by any country including India; have been engaged in human trafficking/ drug trafficking/ child abuse/ crime against women/ Economic offense / Financial fraud; have ever been engaged in cyber crime/ terrorist activities/ sabotage/ espionage/ genocide/ political killing/ other act of violence; have by any means or medium, expressed views that justify or glorify terrorist violence or that may encourage others to terrorist acts or other serious criminal acts; have sought asylum (political or otherwise)in any country Are ineligible for e-Visa and must instead apply for a visa at the nearest Indian Consulate. Please contact VisaHQ for more information.
  • Former citizens of India
    Former Indian Nationals that have been Naturalized must provide copy of stamped Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate in order to apply.
  • Required ports of entry
    Travelers must enter at one of the following airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Vishakhapatnam or seaports: Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai. However, travelers can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
  • Persons with Occupation Related to Media
    For journalists, writers, photographers, designers, and those who work with media; regardless of purpose in India, must apply for a Journalist Visa.
  • In case of deleviring lecture/s under Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN)
    Copy of the sanction order under GIAN issued by the National Coordinating Institute viz. IIT Kharagpur.
  • IMPORTANT:
    Applicants who: have been arrested/ prosecuted/ convicted by Court of Law of any country; have been refused entry / deported by any country including India; have been engaged in human trafficking/ drug trafficking/ child abuse/ crime against women/ Economic offense / Financial fraud; have ever been engaged in cyber crime/ terrorist activities/ sabotage/ espionage/ genocide/ political killing/ other act of violence; have by any means or medium, expressed views that justify or glorify terrorist violence or that may encourage others to terrorist acts or other serious criminal acts; have sought asylum (political or otherwise)in any country Are ineligible for e-Visa and must instead apply for a visa at the nearest Indian Consulate. Please contact VisaHQ for more information.
  • Applicant must not wear glasses in their photographs.
  • According to Indian Consulate's regulations, the passport will be mailed DIRECTLY to the traveler once their visa is issued. The passport will be shipped via FedEx or UPS and will only be sent to your RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. Therefore it is mandatory that the home address listed on your application is accurate and matches your driver’s license or a current utility bill.
  • The return delivery fee of $15 has been added as part of the standard consular fee. Please note this fee may be higher for residents in certain parts of Alaska and Hawaii where standard FedEx service is not available.
  • Passport MUST contain at least two blank visa pages in order for the visa to be issued.
  • Business letter
    If your Business Letter displays letterhead containing your company's headquarters and you work remotely in a different region/jurisdiction of the US, you may need to provide an additional letter explaining that you are an employee that works from home or remotely. This letter should include where you work remotely and an explanation of where your company is based versus where your home office is located. Please make sure this letter is signed and contains your contact information.
  • Applicant must not wear glasses in their photographs.
  • According to Indian Consulate's regulations, the passport will be mailed DIRECTLY to the traveler once their visa is issued. The passport will be shipped via FedEx or UPS and will only be sent to your RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. Therefore it is mandatory that the home address listed on your application is accurate and matches your driver’s license or a current utility bill.
  • The return delivery fee of $15 has been added as part of the standard consular fee. Please note this fee may be higher for residents in certain parts of Alaska and Hawaii where standard FedEx service is not available.
  • Passport MUST contain at least two blank visa pages in order for the visa to be issued.
  • Business letter
    If your Business Letter displays letterhead containing your company's headquarters and you work remotely in a different region/jurisdiction of the US, you may need to provide an additional letter explaining that you are an employee that works from home or remotely. This letter should include where you work remotely and an explanation of where your company is based versus where your home office is located. Please make sure this letter is signed and contains your contact information.
  • Eligibility for this visa: Applicant is of INDIAN origin, who has held previous Indian nationality or is a Child/Grandchild of someone who held Indian nationality Applicant is a spouse or child of someone who has Indian nationality Applicant is spouse or dependent family member of a FOREIGN national coming into India holding a long-term visa (work, student, employment, etc...) to India. Applicant's purpose of visit does not match any other visa type, in which applicant must write a letter detailing purpose of trip.
  • Eligibility for this visa: Applicant is of INDIAN origin, who has held previous Indian nationality or is a Child/Grandchild of someone who held Indian nationality Applicant is a spouse or child of someone who has Indian nationality Applicant is spouse or dependent family member of a FOREIGN national coming into India holding a long-term visa (work, student, employment, etc...) to India. Applicant's purpose of visit does not match any other visa type, in which applicant must write a letter detailing purpose of trip.
  • According to Indian Consulate's regulations, the passport will be mailed DIRECTLY to the traveler once their visa is issued. The passport will be shipped via FedEx or UPS and will only be sent to your RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. Therefore it is mandatory that the home address listed on your application is accurate and matches your driver’s license or a current utility bill.
  • The return delivery fee of $15 has been added as part of the standard consular fee. Please note this fee may be higher for residents in certain parts of Alaska and Hawaii where standard FedEx service is not available.
  • Business letter
    If your Business Letter displays letterhead containing your company's headquarters and you work remotely in a different region/jurisdiction of the US, you may need to provide an additional letter explaining that you are an employee that works from home or remotely. This letter should include where you work remotely and an explanation of where your company is based versus where your home office is located. Please make sure this letter is signed and contains your contact information.
  • According to Indian Consulate's regulations, the passport will be mailed DIRECTLY to the traveler once their visa is issued. The passport will be shipped via FedEx or UPS and will only be sent to your RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. Therefore it is mandatory that the home address listed on your application is accurate and matches your driver’s license or a current utility bill.
  • The return delivery fee of $15 has been added as part of the standard consular fee. Please note this fee may be higher for residents in certain parts of Alaska and Hawaii where standard FedEx service is not available.
  • Business letter
    If your Business Letter displays letterhead containing your company's headquarters and you work remotely in a different region/jurisdiction of the US, you may need to provide an additional letter explaining that you are an employee that works from home or remotely. This letter should include where you work remotely and an explanation of where your company is based versus where your home office is located. Please make sure this letter is signed and contains your contact information.
  • Former citizens of India
    Former Indian Nationals that have been Naturalized must provide copy of stamped Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate in order to apply.
  • Required ports of entry
    Travelers must enter at one of the following airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Vishakhapatnam or seaports: Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai. However, travelers can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
  • Persons with Occupation Related to Media
    For journalists, writers, photographers, designers, and those who work with media; regardless of purpose in India, must apply for a Journalist Visa.
  • IMPORTANT:
    Applicants who: have been arrested/ prosecuted/ convicted by Court of Law of any country; have been refused entry / deported by any country including India; have been engaged in human trafficking/ drug trafficking/ child abuse/ crime against women/ Economic offense / Financial fraud; have ever been engaged in cyber crime/ terrorist activities/ sabotage/ espionage/ genocide/ political killing/ other act of violence; have by any means or medium, expressed views that justify or glorify terrorist violence or that may encourage others to terrorist acts or other serious criminal acts; have sought asylum (political or otherwise)in any country Are ineligible for e-Visa and must instead apply for a visa at the nearest Indian Consulate. Please contact VisaHQ for more information.
  • Former citizens of India
    Former Indian Nationals that have been Naturalized must provide copy of stamped Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate in order to apply.
  • Required ports of entry
    Travelers must enter at one of the following airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Vishakhapatnam or seaports: Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai. However, travelers can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
  • Persons with Occupation Related to Media
    For journalists, writers, photographers, designers, and those who work with media; regardless of purpose in India, must apply for a Journalist Visa.
  • IMPORTANT:
    Applicants who: have been arrested/ prosecuted/ convicted by Court of Law of any country; have been refused entry / deported by any country including India; have been engaged in human trafficking/ drug trafficking/ child abuse/ crime against women/ Economic offense / Financial fraud; have ever been engaged in cyber crime/ terrorist activities/ sabotage/ espionage/ genocide/ political killing/ other act of violence; have by any means or medium, expressed views that justify or glorify terrorist violence or that may encourage others to terrorist acts or other serious criminal acts; have sought asylum (political or otherwise)in any country Are ineligible for e-Visa and must instead apply for a visa at the nearest Indian Consulate. Please contact VisaHQ for more information.
  • Eligibility for this visa: Applicant is of INDIAN origin, who has held previous Indian nationality or is a Child/Grandchild of someone who held Indian nationality Applicant is a spouse or child of someone who has Indian nationality Applicant is spouse or dependent family member of a FOREIGN national coming into India holding a long-term visa (work, student, employment, etc...) to India. Applicant's purpose of visit does not match any other visa type, in which applicant must write a letter detailing purpose of trip.
  • Former citizens of India
    Former Indian Nationals that have been Naturalized must provide copy of stamped Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate in order to apply.
  • Applicant must not wear glasses in their photographs.
  • Additional required documents for minors (under 18)
    Application form. The minor must sign or print his or her name in the signature box under the photograph on page one. Minors that are too young to print their name should have their thumbprint stamped into the box in blue or black ink. The second page of the application form must be signed by both parents.
    Birth certificate. A photocopy of the applicant's birth certificate. The birth certificate must be the "long form" certificate which shows the names and nationalities of the applicant's parents. Applicants born outside of the US who cannot obtain a copy of their birth certificate may submit a copy of an official document issued by Government authorities, provided it shows their personal particulars like name, date of birth, parents names, and nationality. Foreign language documents must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.
    Parental Authorization. A Parental Authorization for Minors form from the Indian Consulate, signed by both parents and NOTARIZED. This form is available here
    Parents' passport copies. NOTARIZED copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    Parents' driver's licenses. NOTARIZED copy of both parents' driver's licenses.
  • Additional required documents for applicants who have undergone a name change
    Marriage Certificate: A copy of the Marriage Certificate if the applicant's name differs between the documents provided
  • Visa validity alert
    Non-US citizens are strongly recommended to apply for the shortest duration available. The Embassy may issue a lesser validity visa at their discretion, regardless of the fee that is paid.
  • Applicants of Bangladeshi Origin
    Any applicant, regardless of their nationality, of Bangladeshi origin must fill out an additional application form, IN DUPLICATE, and must provide 2 ADDITIONAL passport photos, one for each form, in addition to the one photo for their visa application.
  • According to Indian Consulate's regulations, the passport will be mailed DIRECTLY to the traveler once their visa is issued. The passport will be shipped via FedEx or UPS and will only be sent to your RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. Therefore it is mandatory that the home address listed on your application is accurate and matches your driver’s license or a current utility bill.
  • The return delivery fee of $15 has been added as part of the standard consular fee. Please note this fee may be higher for residents in certain parts of Alaska and Hawaii where standard FedEx service is not available.
  • Passport MUST contain at least two blank visa pages in order for the visa to be issued.
  • Former citizens of India
    Former Indian Nationals that have been Naturalized must provide copy of stamped Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate in order to apply. To order a Renunciation Certificate with your visa application, see the list for full pricing details. Completed and signed Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate. Copy of Naturalization certificate. Either the original Indian passport if you have it or a copy of your indian passport if you do not have it. For a child 5 years and older, signatures of the child and BOTH PARENTS are required. For child less than 5 years of age thumb impression of the minor child and signatures of BOTH PARENTS are mandatory.
  • Persons with Occupation Related to Media
    For journalists, writers, photographers, designers, and those who work with media; regardless of purpose in India, must apply for a Journalist Visa.
  • Applicant must not wear glasses in their photographs.
  • Additional required documents for minors (under 18)
    Application form. The minor must sign or print his or her name in the signature box under the photograph on page one. Minors that are too young to print their name should have their thumbprint stamped into the box in blue or black ink. The second page of the application form must be signed by both parents.
    Birth certificate. A photocopy of the applicant's birth certificate. The birth certificate must be the "long form" certificate which shows the names and nationalities of the applicant's parents. Applicants born outside of the US who cannot obtain a copy of their birth certificate may submit a copy of an official document issued by Government authorities, provided it shows their personal particulars like name, date of birth, parents names, and nationality. Foreign language documents must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.
    Parental Authorization. A Parental Authorization for Minors form from the Indian Consulate, signed by both parents and NOTARIZED. This form is available here
    Parents' passport copies. NOTARIZED copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    Parents' driver's licenses. NOTARIZED copy of both parents' driver's licenses.
  • Additional required documents for applicants who have undergone a name change
    Marriage Certificate: A copy of the Marriage Certificate if the applicant's name differs between the documents provided
  • Visa validity alert
    Non-US citizens are strongly recommended to apply for the shortest duration available. The Embassy may issue a lesser validity visa at their discretion, regardless of the fee that is paid.
  • Applicants of Bangladeshi Origin
    Any applicant, regardless of their nationality, of Bangladeshi origin must fill out an additional application form, IN DUPLICATE, and must provide 2 ADDITIONAL passport photos, one for each form, in addition to the one photo for their visa application.
  • According to Indian Consulate's regulations, the passport will be mailed DIRECTLY to the traveler once their visa is issued. The passport will be shipped via FedEx or UPS and will only be sent to your RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. Therefore it is mandatory that the home address listed on your application is accurate and matches your driver’s license or a current utility bill.
  • The return delivery fee of $15 has been added as part of the standard consular fee. Please note this fee may be higher for residents in certain parts of Alaska and Hawaii where standard FedEx service is not available.
  • Passport MUST contain at least two blank visa pages in order for the visa to be issued.

India Tourist e-visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidityProcessingEmbassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
Multiple Entryup to 1 year3-5 business days$41.00$59.00$0.00$100.00
Multiple Entryup to 5 years3-5 business days$82.00$59.00$0.00$141.00
Multiple Entryup to 1 year5 business days$103.00$69.00$0.00$172.00
Triple Entryup to 120 days3-5 business days$103.00$69.00$0.00$172.00
Single Entryup to 120 days3-5 business days$103.00$69.00$0.00$172.00
Multiple Entryup to 5 years10 business days$137.90$99.00$0.00$236.90
Multiple Entryup to 1 year10 business days$137.90$99.00$0.00$236.90
Multiple Entryup to 180 days10 business days$122.90$139.00$0.00$261.90
Multiple Entryup to 10 years10 business days$197.90$99.00$0.00$296.90
Multiple Entryup to 1 year10 business days$162.90$139.00$0.00$301.90
Multiple Entryup to 180 days10 business days$157.90$209.00$0.00$366.90
Multiple Entryup to 1 year10 business days$157.90$209.00$0.00$366.90
Multiple Entryup to 5 years10 business days$242.90$139.00$0.00$381.90
Multiple Entryup to 1 year10 business days$197.90$209.00$0.00$406.90
Multiple Entryup to 180 days10 business days$197.90$209.00$0.00$406.90
Multiple Entryup to 5 years10 business days$197.90$209.00$0.00$406.90
Multiple Entryup to 10 years10 business days$237.90$209.00$0.00$446.90
Multiple Entryup to 1 year10 business days$257.90$209.00$0.00$466.90
180 days
stay
Multiple Entry
entries
up to 1 year
Validity
3-5 business days
to get your visa
$100.00
price starts at
180 days
stay
Multiple Entry
entries
up to 5 years
Validity
3-5 business days
to get your visa
$141.00
price starts at
180 days
stay
Multiple Entry
entries
up to 1 year
Validity
5 business days
to get your visa
$172.00
price starts at
60 days
stay
Triple Entry
entries
up to 120 days
Validity
3-5 business days
to get your visa
$172.00
price starts at
30 days
stay
Single Entry
entries
up to 120 days
Validity
3-5 business days
to get your visa
$172.00
price starts at
365 days
stay
Multiple Entry
entries
up to 5 years
Validity
10 business days
to get your visa
$236.90
price starts at
365 days
stay
Multiple Entry
entries
up to 1 year
Validity
10 business days
to get your visa
$236.90
price starts at
180 days
stay
Multiple Entry
entries
up to 180 days
Validity
10 business days
to get your visa
$261.90
price starts at
180 days
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Frequently Asked Questions about India visa

  • How long is a visa valid for?
    e-Visa is valid for 120 days after issue. This means you must enter India within 120 days from the issuance date.
  • How long does it take to get a visa?
    e-Visa is processed within 72 hours.
  • Can I enter at any point of entry?
    e-Visa is valid for entry through 26 designated Airports (i.e. Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh,Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai,Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Vishakhapatnam) and 5 designated seaports (i.e. Cochin, Goa, Mangalore,Mumbai,Chennai). However, the foreigner can take exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
  • Do I require a yellow fever vaccine when traveling?
    Nationals of Yellow Fever affected countries or travellers arriving from these countries must carry YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CARD at the time of arrival, otherwise they may be quarantined for 6 days upon arrival in India.
  • Do I need an e-Visa if I am transiting through the destination country?
    You will not need a visa if you are transiting through India and you will not leave the transit area or go through customs.
  • How many times can I apply for e-Visa?
    e-Visa can be availed for maximum of three times in a calendar year i.e. between January to December.
  • If my e-Visa application is denied, will my fees be refunded?
    No, e-Visa fee once submitted is non-refundable as the fee is for processing of the application and is not dependent on either Grant or Rejection of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).
  • How long before my travel date should I apply for e-Visa?
    Applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 120 days.
  • How long is a visa valid for?
    The validity of e-Visa will be 60 days from the date of arrival in India.Double entry is permitted on e-Tourist Visa and e-Business Visa. Triple entry will be permitted on e-Medical Visa.
  • What should I do after I apply for my e-Visa?
    Once the application is approved, the evisa will be made available to your evisa account. Applicant should carry a copy of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) along with him/her at the time of travel.
  • Can i extend my stay in destination country?
    e-Visa is non-extendable, non-convertible & not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas. If you intend to visit Protected/Restricted/Cantonment areas, you would require prior permission from the Civil Authority

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    India Customs

    • Import Regulations
      Allowed
      • Tobacco products 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grammes of other tobacco products
      • Alcoholic beverages Up to 2 litres of wines or alcoholic beverages
      • Perfume 59 ml of perfume, 250 ml toiletries
      • Currency An unlimited amount of foreign currency can be imported into the country. Sums equalling US 10000 in local currency must be declared upon entry. Foreign travellers cannot take more foreign currency with them than the amount they entered India with but sums less than US 10000 generally will not need to be declared.
      • Goods for personal use
      Restricted
      • Plant and plant products Plants and plant products such as seeds or fruits are prohibited without prior permission.
      • Currency Unless taken by a native of the country, Indian currency is expressly prohibited from leaving India.
      • Species of wild life Species of wild life including ivory, musk and animal skins are prohibited from leaving the country.
      • Notes Travellers of Indian origin returning home or visitors entering the country from Pakistan, China or other countries may have different restrictions regarding the amount and nature of items that can be imported into the country. Travellers of Pakistani origin will likely be required to undergo additional customs procedures before being granted permission to enter or leave the country. All Indian currency is prohibited from being imported or exported out from the country by foreign travellers. Indian residents going on or returning from a holiday abroad can freely take or bring in up to Rs. 7500.
      Prohibited
      • Firearms and military ammunitions
      • Drugs
      • Hunting weapons Knives and deadly weapons
      • Plant and plant products Plants and plant products – unless permission has been obtained; endangered plants
      • Counterfeit money
      • Pornographic material
      • Pets and animals Pets and other live animals – unless permission has been obtained. Pigs and pig meat products
      • Antiques Culturally important or valuable antiques
      • Electronic devices Radio transmitters
      • Birds and bird products
    • Export Regulations
      Allowed
      • No information available
      Restricted
      • Medication
      • Antiques Vintage products, replicas of antiques or weapons
      • Sand and soil
      • Human blood plasma Whole human blood plasma and certain products derived from human blood
      • Sandal wood Sandal wood (except handicraft products and oil)
      Prohibited
      • Antiques Culturally important or valuable antiques
      • Drugs
      • Firearms and military ammunitions
      • Hunting weapons Knives and deadly weapons
      • Plant and plant products Plants and plant products – unless permission has been obtained; endangered plants
      • Counterfeit money
      • Pornographic material
      • Pets and animals Pets and other live animals – unless permission has been obtained. Pigs and pig meat products
      • Electronic devices Radio transmitters
      • Birds and bird products
    • Health and Security
      Basic health information for travelers to India
      • A yellow fever vaccination is required for all travellers coming from or through an infected zone. Any traveller planning to visit the country is advised to obtain a vaccination against the disease prior to arranging their visit.
      • Tap and other natural water sources should be considered infected and needing heating to be made safe. Icy should be avoided and sealed bottles of water are advised upon entry into the country. Milk and dairy products should be considered unsafe unless pasteurized first. All fruit, fish, meat and vegetables should be thoroughly cooked before being served and should always being eaten boiling hot for safety reasons. Salad should be considered unsafe and fruit should be peeled before being eaten.
      • Reports of bird flu from contaminated poultry have been reported in India and all travellers are advised to exercise caution if eating any egg based products during the course of their stay in the country.
      • Food and drink bought from vendors is not advised owing the chance of contamination from bad cooking and local pools, lakes and other water sources avoided owing to the likelihood of contamination and disease.
      • Before visiting the country, travellers are strongly advised to obtain appropriate vaccinations against a wide range of food and water based diseases which are present throughout India including Hepatitis A, Cholera, Typhoid and Diphtheria.
      • Cases of Malaria and Dengue Fever from deadly mosquito’s bites have also been reported in the country. Malaria is a year round danger in most areas of the country below 2300feet and has been reported in Assam and Mumbai amongst other places. All travellers are strongly advised to obtain plenty of close fitting clothing and insect repellent for protection and should seek out immediate medical assistance in the event of infection.
      • HIV and Hepatitis B are also both present in India and travellers are urged to maintain all necessary precautions when dealing with bloody or dirty needles or when engaging in sexual activity throughout your visit.
      • There are yearly reports of Japanese Encephalitis in more rural areas and travellers staying in the country for more than a month of participating in plenty of outdoors activities should obtain protection against the disease.
      • Travellers visiting the country should also stay away from any wild dogs or similar animals whose bites may contain Rabies. If bitten, travellers should immediately clean the wound before seeking medical assistance to check for any signs of infection.
      • Altitude sickness can become a serious danger to travellers visiting sections of the country over 2500 metres high. Any traveller feeling lightheaded or sick at these or higher altitude is advised to rest before heading slowly towards a lower altitude and to seek out medical aid if symptoms persist.
      • Travellers should dress appropriate to the region of the country that they are planning to visit with plenty of sunscreen and bottled water for the hotter areas and heavy clothing for the more higher or remote sections.
      • The country has a reasonable standard of healthcare in the major cities but standards may fall dramatically in more poorer or isolated sections of the country. Supplies of vital medicine may become difficult to obtain and all traveller are advised to take a personal medical kit in case of an emergency.
      • Noted hospitals in India include the Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad, the Fortis Hospital in Mohali and the P.D. Hinduja National Hospital in Mumbai. Doctors throughout the country are likely to demand instant payment for services rendered. An emergency evacuation may be required in the event of serious illness or injury and full travel and health insurance should be obtained prior to arrival.
      • descriptionUnclean food and water can cause travelers' diarrhea and other diseases. Reduce your risk by sticking to safe food and water habits: Eat: food that is cooked and served hot, hard-cooked eggs, fruits and vegetables you have washed in clean water or peeled yourself, pasteurized dairy products Don't Eat: food served at room temperature, food from street vendors, raw or soft-cooked (runny) eggs, raw or undercooked (rare) meat or fish, unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables, unpasteurized dairy products, ”Bushmeat” (monkeys, bats, or other wild game) Drink: bottled water that is sealed, water that has been disinfected, ice made with bottled or disinfected water, carbonated drinks, hot coffee or tea, pasteurized milk Don’t Drink: tap or well water, ice made with tap or well water, drinks made with tap or well water (such as reconstituted juice), unpasteurized milk
      • Prevent bug bites: Bugs (like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas) can spread a number of diseases in India. Many of these diseases cannot be prevented with a vaccine or medicine. You can reduce your risk by taking steps to prevent bug bites. To prevent bug bites: Cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats; use an appropriate insect repellent; use permethrin-treated clothing and gear (such as boots, pants, socks, and tents). Do not use permethrin directly on skin, stay and sleep in air-conditioned or screened rooms, use a bed net if the area where you are sleeping is exposed to the outdoors.
      Basic security information for travelers to India
      • There is a higher than normal danger from terrorist attacks in India with many regions and borders of the country considered potentially dangerous for foreign visitors. All travellers are strongly advised to check the region of the country that they are planning to visit for any current political or social instability prior to arranging their visit. Whilst inside the country, travellers should exercise great caution when visiting hotel resorts, restaurants, sporting venues or other public locations.
      • Recent incidents of violence against foreigners throughout the country include explosives planted at a cricket match in Bangalore, Karnataka and in the holy city of Varanasi which killed one child and injured six foreign civilians.
      • Owing to the extreme risk of terrorism and general acts of violence, travel to Jammu and Kashmir and the north east is not advised. Travellers are also strongly advised to consider their personal safety if deciding to visit the borders with Burma, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Pakistan with unexploded landmines and other deadly ordinance still present and a heavy military presence likely to be evident on both sides of the border. Travellers to India should note the continued state of tensions and potential for armed conflict between India and Pakistan and check the current state of political tensions before travelling to the country.
      • Dangers to a traveller’s safety in India can also come about thanks to occasional conflicts between different castes and religions throughout the country and all travellers should exercise caution if visiting during any major religious celebrations or protests which could quickly turn violent.
      • Incidents of petty theft and more violent crimes against foreigners have been reported throughout the country in airports and on public transport. Travellers visiting the country are advised to keep their passport and other valuable items in a safe location for the duration of their visit and avoid any obvious public displays of wealth which could serve to attract unwanted attention.
      • Reports of foreigners being drugged have been noted to be on the increase and travellers should take great care when eating or drinking in public and should check the strength of any alcoholic drinks on offer which might be stronger than foreign travellers are used to. Female travellers in particular should take care if travelling alone after dark owing to reports of women being attacked and sexually assaulted throughout their visit to the country.
      • Protests and demonstrations are a frequent occurrence throughout different regions of India and regularly turn violent. All travellers are advised to stay away from any large groups or protests which can potentially become unsafe and could lead to an uncomfortable encounter with the police or the security services. Curfews are often imposed in the country and all visitors should keep a copy of their passport with them at all times. Travellers are also advised to stay updated regarding the countries current political situation both prior to and during your visit to the country and should plan their visit accordingly.
      • Foreigners should exercise great care if driving around India thanks to the large number of accidents caused by the difficult environment and traffic conditions. Although reasonable in main cities, overall road quality becomes considerably poorer elsewhere in the country and car related accidents and fatalities are common. Foreign drivers should exercise caution when driving at all times throughout the country and avoid driving down poorly lit roads late at night. All drivers can also expect additional complications resulting from heavy levels of traffic, buses, scooters, horse and elephant riders and livestock.
      • Some roads may occasionally be disrupted or closed by police or army forces and violent assaults on foreign drivers are not unheard of. Flooding and other natural disasters can also sometimes close or disrupt transport throughout the country and all travellers should check their intended route before beginning their journey. Travellers should always remember to take extreme caution if travelling close to or through any potential areas of conflict or where incidents of terrorism and violence have been reported.
      • Foreigners planning on travelling by train should take care if accepting any food or drink which could be drugged. Poor conditions of both the trains and the tracks have often resulted in accidents and travellers should be prepared for packed or uncomfortable conditions on any form of public transport including trains and buses.
      • Visitors planning on a long visit to the country should make sure that they have obtained all necessary vaccinations against the many insect and water based diseases present in the country and have a suitable medical kit on hand in the event of an emergency.
      • Travellers in poor medical condition should exercise caution if visiting either higher regions of the country or during the summer months and take appropriate measures to stay safe and healthy throughout their stay.
      • Monsoon season in India normally runs from June to September and often results in flooding and landslides that can cause great damage to property and loss of life. Travellers should especially take care if visiting Mumbai during times of high tides or Monsoons which can result in sections of the country being cut off from each other and prove a potential health and safety risk. Much of the East coast of India suffers various Cyclones and Tropical Storms and all travellers should stay out of the water during unsafe or unpredictable weather conditions.
      • India is in a seismically unstable region and violent Earthquakes often strike the country and can cause much loss of life and property. Travellers visiting the country should stay updated regarding any predicted Earthquakes or other dangerous weather hazards and plan the rest of their visit accordingly.
      • All visitors to India are advised against committing any crime which could potentially bring them to the attention of the Indian police of other state authorities. Photos taken of important military or government facilities, including embassies and airports, could be removed without warning by the security services. Possession or trafficking in illegal drugs will be met with severe penalties and long term prison sentences and travellers should make sure that all required medicines brought into the country with them are sufficiently labelled if examined by the police.
      • Foreign visitors to India should maintain a polite and respectful manner at all times throughout their visit and avoid any remarks or behaviour which could attract attention. Travellers to the country are advised to dress modestly in public and to remember that nudity on the countries beaches in illegal.
      • Homosexuality is not illegal in the country but is often considered a taboo subject by both Indian citizens and their government alike. All couples visiting the country are advised to avoid any potentially complicated situations by limiting any open displays of affection which could attract unwanted attention and lead to violence.
    • India Customs contact information
      For further assistance please contact the Indian Customs authorities directly. They will provide the latest information about customs regulations and export-import procedures.

      Indian Customs contact information
      Address
      Gujarat zone, Ahmedabad 2nd floor, Custom House, near All India Radio Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, 380009
      Phone
      +9123092978


      For additional information about travel restrictions, security warnings, political updates, and basic travel guidelines, please contact the nearest Indian Embassy.

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