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India

Visas & E-Visas for India




 

Regular Visa

  • Processing time: 2-3 weeks minimum processing
  • All items must be physically mailed to VP2Go’s Washington DC office.
  • Please send applicable items listed below.

  1. Valid and Signed Passport
  2. Completed online  Indian Visa Application form.
    • To begin, click on the left most orange button "Regular Visa Application"
    • Visa photo upload is optional. If uploading a photo please be sure it is the same photo as the ones provided in requirement #5 below.
    • Upon completion of the form please PRINT the application form. Do not set an appointment.
  3. Supplemental forms. Forms can be downloaded HERE.
  4. 2”x2” Passport Quality Photo
    • No glasses
    • No headwear
    • Cannot be the same photo as in passport
    • Must have been taken within the last 6 months
    • Must be printed on Photo paper. Standard printer paper is not acceptable.
    • Photo must be taken against a pure white background. Photos that are off-white, grey, beige, or colored may result in rejection of the entire application by the consulate.
  5. Proof of Address (Please provide ONE of the listed items below. Any other bill/document will NOT be accepted):
    • Copy of Valid U.S. Driver’s License
    • Copy of Valid State Issued ID
    • Utility Bill (gas, water, or electric)
    • Copy of current lease or rental agreement with traveler’s name listed.
    • IMPORTANT: YOUR PASSPORT WILL BE RETURNED TO THE ADDRESS SHOWN ON YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE / PROOF OF ADDRESS YOU CHOOSE TO PROVIDE as per the Indian Consulate’s policy (acceptable documents listed above)…NO EXCEPTIONS!!! Please be sure that the address shown on your proof of address / driver’s license is current. VP2Go cannot assist in the retrieval of passports that were delivered to an old address due to the Indian consulate’s policy.
  6. Copy of your airline ticket, reservation, travel agent itinerary or e-ticket confirmation.
  7. Non-U.S. Passport Holders only: Please provide a copy of your valid U.S. Visa or Greencard.
  1. Former Indian Nationals only: Please provide a copy of your Renunciation Certificate. If you have never obtained a Renunciation Certificate, or you have lost yours, you will have to contact the CKGS office of your jurisdiction and work with them directly. The Indian consulate will not issue a visa without it, and VP2Go is unable to assist with obtaining Renunciation Certificates at this time.

For Business Visa Applicants: In addition to the items above please obtain and send the following:

  • Certificate of Incorporation from Indian company/organization.
  • Letter of Invitation from inviting organization in India
  • Letter of Guarantee from your company/employer in the United States. Letter of Invitation and Letter of Guarantee must follow this template provided by the Indian Consulate.

Minors (17 years old and younger): If the applicant is younger than 18 years old the application must be signed by both parents and/or guardians. This is mandatory. In addition to items 1-8, please also complete and mail the following.

  • Signature on page 1 must be signed by the minor.
  • Signature on page 2 must be signed by both parents and minor.
    1.  If the minor is too young to write they may substitute their signature with their finger print.
  • Page 2 of signed application form must be notarized.
  • Completed Minor Travel Authorization Form. Please click HERE to download form.
  • Copy of both parent’s passport photo page
  • Copy of both parent’s valid driver’s licenses
  • Colored copy of minor’s birth certificate.
  • IF biological parents are not the legal guardians please provide copy of official court order or legal document stating who the minor’s legal guardians are.
  • Additional information may be requested by the consulate in addition to what is listed on this guide.
  • ALL MINOR DOCUMENTS MUST BE NOTARIZED

 

India Visa Fees


CountryVisa typeVP2Go pricingConsular feeDescriptionItem price
IndiaTourist145.00226.00 10 Year Multiple Entry / 15-30 Business Days371.00SELECT
IndiaTourist95.00113.00Tourist eVisa / 4-6 Month Double Entry / 3-5 Business days208.00SELECT
IndiaBusiness95.00113.00Business eVisa / 4-6 Month Double Entry / 3-5 Business days 208.00SELECT
IndiaBusiness145.00226.001 or 5 Year Multiple Entry / 15-30 Business Days371.00SELECT



  • Jurisdiction Fee (applicants who reside outside the Washington DC jurisdiction)............... $60.00

Which Consulate Will Process Your Visa?

  • Before you begin please confirm your jurisdiction. An additional jurisdiction fee will apply if you live in a state that is not a part of the Washington DC jurisdiction. All regular visa requests must be sent to the VP2GO Washington DC office regardless of jurisdiction. 


If you are a resident of:
       DC, VA, WV, MD, DE, KY, NC, & Bermuda ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ WASHINGTON DC 
       CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT 
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ NEW YORK NY
       IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, ND, SD, WI 
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐-- CHICAGO, IL
       AR, KS, LO, OK, TX, NM, CO & NE 
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ HOUSTON, TX
       AK, AZ, CA, GUAM, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY 
‐‐‐‐‐ SAN FRANCISCO, CA 
       AL, FL, GA, MS, Puerto Rico, SC, TN & Virgin Islands 
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ ATLANTA, GA 


Visa Processing / Consular Updates

  • CONSULAR UPDATE: EFFECTIVE 6/18/2018 - TOTAL CONSULAR FEE ABOVE IS $221:
    • BUSINESS AND TOURIST VISA FEES FOR U.S. NATIONALS ARE NOW $160.00 IRRESPECTIVE OF THE NUMBER OF DESIRED ENTRIES REQUESTED/GRANTED.
    • CKGS CHARGES $61.00 FOR ACCEPTANCE OF THE APPLICATION AND SHIPPING FEES
  • CONSULAR UPDATE: EFFECTIVE 7/1/2017 - PASSPORTS WILL BE RETURNED DIRECTLY TO THE TRAVELER'S HOME ADDRESS AS LISTED ON THEIR PROVIDED PROOF OF ADDRESS (DRIVER'S LICENSE / UTILITY BILL / LEASE) AS PER INDIAN CONSULAR POLICY....NO EXCEPTIONS! 
    • If the traveler is requesting 2 or more visas VP2Go will process the Indian visa request last to ensure the passport is not shipped prior to other visas being issued.
    • CKGS will NOT take responsibility for passports that are lost/damaged, therefore neither can we. Please contact the CKGS office of your jurisdiction directly if you do not receive your passport and/or visa.
    • Indian eVisas are not subject to the changes above.
  • Travelers must double-check their visa upon receipt to ensure all information is accurate. If any discrepancies are discovered please notify VP2Go IMMEDIATELY.

 

Additional Visa Processing Information

  • Missionary/Clergy/Church affiliated travelers: VP2Go has observed that the processing time for travelers who are affiliated with a church/religious organization takes longer than the above processing time. There have been instances where the Indian Consulate has taken 2-3 months to issue a visa. These visas are often of a short validity (1-6 months/single entry) as well. Please plan accordingly as the Indian consulate CAN take longer if they wish.
  • Former Indian Nationals must provide their Renunciation Certificate along with their visa requirements. If your certificate has been lost, or you never obtained a certificate, you must work directly with the CKGS office of your jurisdiction directly.
  • Pakistan passport holders/Persons of Pakistan origin: Travelers who hold a Pakistan passport, or are children and/or grandchildren of current or former Pakistan nationals, must apply inperson at CKGS office of your jurisdiction.
  • Chinese Passport Numbers Starting With The letter “E”: Those who hold a Chinese passport whose passport number begins with the letter "E" cannot apply for a regular Indian Visa in the United States. The Indian consulate requires you to apply for your Indian visa in China. Alternately, you may apply for an eVisa.

 


 

If you have any questions, please email or call us at 1-800-598-7240
 

Visas & Passports 2 Go, Inc.
4400 MacArthur Blvd NW 
Suite 302
Washington DC, 20007


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