Most foreigners must obtain an entry visa before proceeding to
India. All applicants for visas are required to have an invitation
letter. Our invitation letter form will be available in summer 2015.
PLEASE apply for your visa in time!
Visa application to India
Passports must be valid for at least SIX MONTHS beyond the intended date of entry into India.
PROCEDURE FOR GETTING A VISA
Please fill up the visa
application form completely, stating clearly the purpose of the visit
to India. Kindly submit the completed visa form along with two passport-size photographs, support documents (this is necessary for certain kinds of visas as for example business visas) and the visa fee in person or by post to the Consular Wing of the Embassy of India, Berlin, or to any other embassy.
for India can be obtained from the Embassy of India, Berlin or from
other Indian Con-sulates General in Germany, or other countries.
- Passport valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of intended departure from India should accompany visa applications.
- Paste one photo and staple the other one on the form at specified place.
Documents required for visa extension:
- Passport / Travel Document
- Residence Permit
- PIO Card etc.
- Front page and visa page of passport.
- Relevant pages of Residence Permit having last extension.
- Other relevant documents for particular category of visa e.g.
- Bonafide Certificate and Identity card for student visa.
- Company letter and terms & conditions for business / employment visa.
- For Research visa – approval of research project from the Nodal Ministry.
The duration of stay in India, for each visit on a tourist visa or business visa, is only for a peri-od of 6 months even though a valid visa may be for more than 6 months.
Validity of all visas is counted from the date of their issue.
MISCELLANEOUS VISA INFORMATION
are issued for attending conferences / seminars / meetings in India. A
letter of invitation from the organiser of the conference is to be
submitted along with the visa appli-cation. Delegates coming to attend
conferences may combine tourism with attending confer-ences.
Tourist visa is given for 6 months normally,
rest specifically depends on the country of resi-dence. The applicant
is required to produce/submit documents in proof of his financial
stand-ing. Tourists travelling in groups of not less than four members
under the auspices of a recog-nised travel agency may be considered for
grant of collective tourist visa.
The visa fee structure depends on the nationality of the passport holder and type / duration of visa applied.
fees indicated in US$ are payable in local currencies as well. Visa
fees are not refundable except in cases where a visa already issued is
The prescribed visa fee can be paid
either in cash, postal money order or crossed Eurocheque with the
application. Please do not send cash by post.
deposit the visa fees in the respective Post Bank Accounts maintained
by the Embassy and its Consulates General as per the details given
below. However, in case the money is directly transferred to the
(Original bank remittance slip etc /
transferslip with the stamp of the bank) must be enclosed with the visa
application to avoid delays in verifying the receipt of the payment.
– More information you get from your responsible embassy / Consulate
PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR EMBASSY IN CHARGE