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All foreign nationals who want to enter India must possess a valid international travel document such as a passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.

All visa applicants must apply for the Indian Visa online by filling out the online application form to get the Indian Visa.

The duly signed hard copy of the completed application form will be submitted at the concerned Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) or directly to the Indian Mission or Post. The instructions to fill out the form and appointment scheduling can be seen in the Regular Visa Application Instructions. The applicant must bring the referral number and the required documents on the scheduled date of the Interview.

The status of the Visa Application can be checked on the link for Visa Enquiry.

The applicants are also requested to visit the website of the Indian Mission for detailed information about an Indian visa.

Visa Processing Time

The Indian Mission/Post requires a minimum of 3 working days to process the application upon the application form’s receipt. However, the visa issuance can take longer, depending on the nationality of the applicants.

Photo Requirements

The applicant is allowed to upload a digital photo while applying online to complete the regular visa application. The digital Photo that is to be uploaded with the visa application should meet the following requirements.

  • Format: JPEG
  • Size should be a Minimum of 10 KB and a Maximum of 300 KB
  • The height and width of the Photo have to be equal.
  • The Photo should show the Full face, front view, and eyes open.
  • The centre heads within the frame present a full head from the top of the hair to the chin’s bottom.

The background has to be light-coloured or white.

There must not be shadows on the face or the background.

The Photo must not have borders.

The Photo needs to present a full head from the top of the hair to the chin’s bottom.

Head size measurement – 1 inch to 1-3/8 inches (25mm to 35mm).

Make sure the eyes height is between 1-1/8 inches to 1-3.

Fee for Indian Visa

The Fee for the visa depends on the type of visa applied and the duration. Therefore, the Visa fee is divided into various types depending on the case, such as:

Basic Fee, Special Fee, processing fee (if done through an outsourcing agency.

The basic Fee is displayed during the online registration process. However, the cost will be indicative, and the final Fee is charged when applying to the respective counter. The Fee is non-refundable even when the application is withdrawn, a visa is not granted, or if the permit is issued for a shorter duration than applied for other reasons. Please check with the Indian Embassy or Foreign Mission in your city/country or go online for more information.