Visa Information

Visa Information

Foreign Nationals are required to possess a valid passport of their country and a valid Indian Visa. We advise to apply for visa with sufficient time in hand.

The Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs is responsible for issuance of Indian visas to the foreign nationals for their visit for various purposes. This facility is granted through various Indian missions abroad.

Specific Visas are granted for a variety of purposes. Listed below in a tabular form are the types of visa; categorised on the basis of purpose of staying in India.

Types of Visa

Visa Type


Documents Required

Tourist Visa

6 months

Proof regarding assured financial standing i.e. return ticket and availability of sufficient money to spend during stay in India.

Business Visa

Up to 5 Years

Letter from the sponsoring organisation

Student Visa

5 years or Period of Course,

Whichever is less

Proof of admission in Indian Institution, letter of support from parent/guardian accompanied by a bank guarantee/certificate regarding financial standing.

Transit Visa

Maximum For 15 Days

Evidence of onward travel to a destination outside India

Conference Visa

For the duration of the conference or seminar

Letter of invitation from the organizer of the conference

Visa Application Form

Visa application form is available at the office of Indian Embassy in the country where the applicant resides. In some cases online form may be available.

Procedure for obtaining Visa

Visas can be applied for in person or by post at the High Commission of India based in the country from where the candidate intends to depart for India. Specific visas are granted for a variety of purposes that are aforementioned.

Requirements for Visa

Generally the following documents are required for obtaining Indian Visa. However, the requirement may vary from country to country:

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