India – Passport and Visa required
Visa Requirements for U.S.
Citizens (please choose the appropriate visa category - see
- A Tourist visa is given to
those visiting India for tourism or other non-business related
Business visa is strictly given those who are doing business in
India such as making sales or establishing contacts on behalf of
a company outside of India. Business visas may be valid for one
year or more with multiple entries. However, the period of stay
in India (for each visit) under this category is limited to six
months only. Business visas valid for ten years with multiple
entries may be available to foreign businessmen who have set up
or intend to set up joint ventures in India.
Applicants going for employment in projects/contracts in India
should apply for an Employment visa and not a Business visa. If
the applicant does not meet any other visa type standards, they
should apply for an Entry visa. Spouse and dependent family
members accompanying the applicant must apply for an Entry (X)
visa (NOT Tourist visa), co-terminus with the period of the
principal visa holder. Please note the visa is valid beginning
on the day it is issued. So, a 1 year visa issued on January 1
would be valid until December 31.
Please note the visa is
valid beginning on the day it is issued.
- Applicant is a
person of Indian Origin, defined as a person who has held
Indian nationality, or a children or grandchildren of a
person who have held Indian nationality.
- Applicant is a
spouse or dependent child of a person of Indian origin.
- Applicant is a
spouse or dependent family member of a foreign national
coming to India on long term visa such as Employment,
Business, Research or Student. In such cases, the visa
duration granted is co-terminus with the period of the
principal visa holder.
- Applicant's Indian
sponsor is a non-profit organization
- An Employment visa is
granted to those who are an employee or paid intern of an Indian
company. In addition, those traveling to India for volunteer
work with a Non-governemntental organization (NGO) must apply
for an Employment visa. The Consulate may grant an Employment
visa valid for up to one year irrespective of the duration of
the contract. Further extension of up to 5 years may be obtained
from MHA/FRRO in the concerned state in India. Spouse and
dependent family members accompanying the applicant must apply
for an Entry (X) visa (NOT Tourist visa), co-terminus with the
period of the principal visa holder. Please note the visa is
valid beginning on the day it is issued. So a 6 Month visa
issued on January 1 would be valid until June 30.
Please send all the required documents and payment
(Money Order, Company Check,
Cashier’s Check, American Express, Visa or MasterCard)
by courier delivery*
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● Requirements and fees are subject
to change without prior notice. All fees are non-refundable if your application was denied by the consulate or the
Passport Agency, or if you withdraw your application that has
already been submitted to the consulate or Passport Agency.
● Requirements and fees are for U.S.
Citizens only. Contact Travel the World Visas for information on
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responsibility for the services of any Travel Agent, Consulate,
Passport Agency or Embassy in connection with the granting of
visas, nor for any delays, loss of passports occasioned by such
services or the U.S. Mail. Damage compensation is not
India is a
triangular shaped country in southern Asia, buttressed by the
long sweep of the Himalayas in the north and protruding into the
Indian Ocean in the south. India has a three-season year -
the hot, the wet and the cool. The heat starts to build up on
the northern plains around February and by April it becomes
unbearable. While the monsoons which are huge rainstorms start
to begin around the month of June. They help to cool things off
throughout the country. India's major religion, Hinduism,
is practiced by approximately 80% of the population.
your trip on-line with the U.S. Embassy in this country.
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embassies and consulates assist nearly 200,000 Americans each
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Registration is voluntary and costs nothing, but it should be a
big part of your travel planning and security.