Indian Visa & Passport Requirements
Issue of Visas to applicants from Colombia and Ecuador. Indian Consulates will only offer 10 year validity visas for TOURISM (5 Year for the San Fran Jurisdiction) - please ensure you are requesting a 120 Month (60 Month for San Fran) validity on the Visa Application for a Multiple Entry Visa for Tourism travel.
If you plan to visit more than one Schengen country in the course of one trip, or if you plan several separate trips within a period of two months, you must submit your application to the embassy or consulate of the country that is your main destination based on the length of your stay, or the purpose of stay.
For more information about journalist visa and before applying, kindly send an email at cons.welllington@ , giving full details about the purpose indian visa online of the visit, a synopsis of the project, itinerary and if any permissions from local authorities for the project have already been obtained.
An Indian business visa can be eligible from between 3 months to 5 years, but requires evidence in the form of a letter from a sponsoring Indian company when applied for, as well as an introductory letter from the employer in the applicant's country of residence.
Reports of foreigners being drugged have been noted to be on the increase and travellers should take great care when eating or drinking in public and should check the strength of any alcoholic drinks on offer which might be stronger than foreign travellers are used to. Female travellers in particular should take care if travelling alone after dark owing to reports of women being attacked and sexually assaulted throughout their visit to the country.
The Indian Business e-Visa is valid for entry through 28 designated Airports (i.e. Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam) and 5 designated seaports (i.e. Cochin, Goa, New Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai).
While regular travel visas still necessitate applications to be made through the Indian Consulate where the applicant is personally interviewed, and much-supporting documentation is required, the online electronic Visa only involves an online application, making travel easier.
IMPORTANT : If your visa is granted then it is the applicant's responsibility to check all the content of the visa issued to ensure it covers the period of stay requested, the number of entries required, the applicant details and that it is valid for the purpose of the trip.
This service can be requested while submitting the applications in the visa application center or postal submission & return courier service for a small additional cost (On selecting the courier service: The courier service fee (taxes included) would need to be added along with the above fee chart total.