||Valid for three/six months stay.
||Valid for three months to five years stay with multiple entries.
Five year long-term stay visas are available to persons of Indian
||Valid for one to ten years with multiple entries. A letter from
Sponsoring organization indicating nature of applicant’s business,
probable duration of stay, places and organizations to be visited
incorporating therein a guarantee to meet maintenance expenses,
etc. should accompany the application. Business visa valid for five
years with multiple entries is available to foreign businessmen
who have set up or intend to set up joint ventures in India.
||Valid for six months to one year with multiple entries for bonafied
students to pursue regular studies at recognized institutions in
India. A letter confirming admission from such an institution alongwith
evidence of financial arrangements for stay in India should accompany
application. In case of admission in medical or para-medical courses
in India, a letter of approval or No Objection Certificate from
Ministry of Health is also required. Likewise, for admission in
graduate or post-graduate courses in Engineering or Technical institutions
in India, a letter of approval or a No Objection Certificate from
Ministry of Human Resources Development Dept. of Education) should
For research purposes detail synopsis of the research project, countersigned
by the sponsoring institution in India should be submitted.
NOTE: Processing of applications for research may take about three
||Valid for single/double entry for maximum stay of 15 days for
bonafied transit purposes only.
||Valid for single entry and duration as permitted by government
of India. A letter, in triplicate, from sponsoring organization
indicating intended destination in India, probable lenght of stay,
and nature of duties to be discharged should be submitted alongwith
guarantee for applicant’s maintenance while in India. NOTE: Processing
of applications for missionaries may take upto three months.
||Journalist visas are given to professional journalists and photographers
for three-month’s stay in India.
||Employment visas are initially issued for one year stay. This
can be extended by the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office
in India, if the job contract continues. Spouses and children will
get coterminus visas.
||A letter of invitation from the organizer of the conference is
to be submitted alongwith the visa application. For visit to Restricted
or Protected Areas, a separate form (in triplicate) is to be filled
in alongwith three photos. Processing of this application will take
two months. Besides the above-mentioned categories, visas are also
available for learning Yoga, Music and Dance in India from the institutions
approved by the government of India.
- NO REFUNDS: Visa fee once received cannot be refunded, even
if the application is withdrawn, visa is refused or the type
of visa applied for has not been granted.
- Incomplete/false information: Application forms should be
filled in fully, legibly and accurately and submitted with passport.
Misrepresentation of facts may result in denial of visa. Application
received with incomplete details will remain unprocessed.
- Applications are accepted from 9:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. The
visa counters are closed at 1:00 p.m., except in emergency cases,
such as death and serious illness in the family.
- Visa is issued on the same day between 4:30 p.m. and 5:15
p.m., except where prior reference is required to be made to
the authorities in India. Applications from non-US passport
holders, who are not permanent/long-term resident in this country,
take five working days to process. Visa applications are also
accepted by mail. Please go through detailed instructions before
submitting visa applications.