Visa analytica ChinaMost 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.

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 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: 

Original documents

  • 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. 


Conference 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 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.

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 thereafter.

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.

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 Postbank Account,

(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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