Indian Tourist Visa

  • Tourist Visa is issued to people who wish to visit India for tourist purposes i.e. Recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives etc. The visa is non- extendable amind non convertible. No other activity is permissible on Tourist visa.
  • 10 year Tourist visas are available only to US citizens under a bilateral arrangement.
  • All non-US passport holders are only eligible for up to a Six (6) month Tourist visa.
  • No Permit is needed if the visa holder is also travelling to neighboring countries of India for tourism purpose on the same itinerary as long as the trip follows the itinerary exactly. The visa holder must carry a copy of the itinerary to show the Immigration Officer.
  • Transfer of valid visa to a new passport is not mandatory and the applicant can travel to India with old passport having Indian visa, along with new current passport.
  • Duration & Validity:
    • The Period of stay for each visit is maximum upto six months from the date of entry and Visa validity could be upto ten years.
    • Validity of Tourist Visa commences from the date of visa issue.
    • Tourist Visa is generally issued with multiple entry endorsement.

Important Notice:
Once the visa is issued by the Embassy or Consulate of India, the passport with the visa will be sent back directly to the applicant’s address listed on the visa application form so make sure that the address is current.


  • Valid and signed U. S. Passport (valid at least 6 months beyond the date of entry; with at least two adjacent blank visa pages)
  • One Visa Application Form completed online at


  1. We strongly recommend you to download & study the Sample Online Visa Application Form before filling the actual Online Visa Application Form
  2. The Application Form should be printed on 2 separate sheet of paper, no front to back print out will be accepted.
    Note: Please make sure that the Application Form prints completely with the port of entry and exit completely printed at the bottom as well as the bar code.
  3. Make Sure you have filled the Application Form correctly otherwise it will not be accepted – Caution: Errors on the visa application form CANNOT be fixed, an error of any type WILL result in the application being rejected by the Indian Consulate.  Note: The address for the reference in India must be complete with the phone number, city, sector, street, and six digit pin code. If staying at a hotel include the complete address and phone number of the hotel as it appears on their website.
  4. DO NOT USE SPECIAL CHARACTERS i.e. ,$#(&)etc and use SPACE BAR instead
  5. On the “Period of Visas” section – please choose 120 months (equivalent to 10 years).  Tourist visa is now valid for 10 years. Note: Non-US passport holders will be issued visa with a maximum of 6 months duration.
  6. Applicants are required to sign the visa application in two places. On page 1, the applicant must sign COMPLETELY inside the box located under the photo area, if any part of the signature is outside of the box the application WILL be rejected. On page 2, the applicant must sign on the dotted line at the bottom of the page.
  7. For minor applicants (under 18 years old): Click Here for additional requirements or information.
  8. From the “Indian Mission” drop down list please select your correct consular district:

For residents of Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, please choose “USA-Washington” on the Indian Mission drop down.

For residents of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont., please choose “USA-New York” on the Indian Mission drop down.

For residents of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska, please choose “USA-Houston” on the Indian Mission drop down.

For residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming,  please choose “USA-San Francisco” on the Indian Mission drop down.

For residents of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, please choose “USA-Chicago” on the Indian Mission drop down.

For residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virgin Islands, please choose “USA-Atlanta” on the Indian Mission drop down. 

  • Two Passport Type Photographs – IMPORTANT: Please CLICK HERE for the photo specification – the embassy is very strict with photo requirements.  (Please NO eyeglasses)
  • Additional Particulars Form – MUST be completed and signed by the applicant (choose appropriate form for your state)
    Additional Particulars Form – New York Jurisdiction – Use this form for the following states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
    Additional Particulars Form – San Francisco Jurisdiction – Use this form for the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming
    Additional Particulars Form – All Other States – Use this form for all states not included listed under New York and San Francisco jurisdiction listed below
  • Computer generated flight itinerary from the travel agent or copy of roundtrip airline ticket
  • Proof of residential address in the United States:  Please submit a clear copy of applicant’s Driver’s License OR Utility Bill (NOTE: The applicant’s name MUST be on the proof of residency).  Address on the document cannot include a P.O Box number, and Must Match present and permanent address on the visa application form. The following items are NOT accepted: cell phone bill, credit card statement, bank statement or lease.
  • Adult Checklist Form (not required, for reference only)
  • Minor Checklist Form (not required, for reference only)
  • Disclaimer Form – MUST be completed and signed by the applicant
  • Additional Requirements for Minor Applicants (under 18 years old): Click Here
  • Travel the World Visas Service Order Form
  • Flight Itinerary

NOTE:  If at any time during the process you would like to close the application and retrieve your passport, you will need the Passport Withdrawal Order Form

NOTE: The Validity of an Existing Tourist Visa does not expire if a Visa holder acquires a new passport (if old passport has expired or is damaged), as long as his / her personal particulars (Name has remained the same and nationality of the holder has not changed.) The visa holder can travel carrying their old passport with a valid Indian Tourist Visa along with new passport.  Transfer of valid tourist visa to the new passport is optional choice by the applicant.

IMPORTANT: Before you send your documents to us by FedEx, please send us copies of the documents by e-mail at or fax us at 530-579-3315 so we can review it first.


Fee Information

Service Fee: 

For Residents of Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia

$125.00/person/visa (Regular Processing/10 business days)

$175.00/person/visa (Rush Processing/5 to 7 business days)

For residents of other “states” not listed above

$200.00/person/visa (Regular Processing/2 to 3 weeks)

$250.00/person/visa (Rush Processing /7 to 10 Business days)

Consular Fee:

$202.90 per person – 10 Year Multiple Entry

NOTE: All consular fees above include a $5 money order fee (consulate/embassy accepts money order only)

Return Mail Fee (1-3 passports):
For Alaska and Hawaii, please add $25.00

2-Day Delivery: $30.00
Overnight Delivery: $38.00
Saturday Delivery: $70.00

Travel the World Visas Service Order Form

For the safety of your passport, we recommend delivery by courier.  If there were a delay, we would be able to track or trace it.

Please send all required documents and payment (Money Order, Company Check, Cashier’s Check, American Express, Visa or MasterCard) by courier to:

1930 18TH STREET NW, UNIT #1

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Travel the World Visas acts only as an agent, and accepts no responsibility for the services of any Travel Agent, Consulate, Passport Agency or Embassy in connection with the granting of visas. We are not responsible for delays, loss of passports or damage caused by such service providers or the U.S. Mail.
Requirements and fees are for U.S. Citizens only. Contact Travel the World Visas for information on other nationalities.
Requirements and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Sorry but all fees are non-refundable.