Visa application to India
Passports must be valid for at least SIX MONTHS beyond the intended date
of entry into India.
The "visa application" as pdf-file for download – german/english
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.
Visas for India can be obtained from the Embassy of India, Berlin or
from other Indian Consulates 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
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
The duration of stay in India, for each visit on a tourist visa or
business visa, is only for a period 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
MISCELLANEOUS VISA INFORMATION
visa 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 application. Delegates coming to attend conferences may
combine tourism with attending conferences.
Tourist visa is given
for 6 months normally, rest specifically depends on the country of
residence. The applicant is required to produce/submit documents in proof of his
financial standing. Tourists travelling in groups of not less than four members
under the auspices of a recognised 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.
Visa 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 cancelled
The prescribed visa fee can be paid either in cash, postal
money order or crossed Eurocheque with the application. Please do not send cash
Applicants may 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
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