Indian Tourist Visa

Embassy of India

Washington DC 

  • TOURIST VISA GUIDELINESThe Government of India has decided to issue fresh tourist visas with effect from 15 October, 2021 for group tourism and from 15 November, 2021 for individual tourist travel. It may be noted that existing valid e-Tourist Visa/regular paper Tourist Visa, issued before 6 October 2021, will continue to remain suspended and travel on such visas is not permitted. Foreign nationals residing within the consular jurisdiction of the Embassy of India, Washington DC ( may note the following for making a tourist visa application:i)   Please visit and select REGULAR/PAPER VISA and make an application for TOURIST VISA. Fill the application, upload the photo, submit the application online, take a print-out of the visa application and sign the same.  In case of a minor applicant, the visa application and the additional particulars form can be signed by either parent, but the parental authorization will need to be signed by both the parents.ii)  Visa Requirements to send to Travel the World Visas for Embassy of India in Washington DC jurisdiction –For residents of Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia

    a)   Copy of duly filled in and signed online visa application form and Additional Particulars Form (pdf).     b)   Original SIGNED passport of the applicant, as well as a copy of passport (only biographical pages), and existing visa, if any.

    c)   Copy of address proof (Driver’s license/ utility bill or lease agreement in the name of applicant or parents in case of minor applicant).

    d)   In case the applicant’s previous nationality was Indian, a copy of Renunciation Certificate/cancelled Indian passport with endorsement that foreign nationality has been acquired, If renunciation certificate has not been obtained earlier, please make an application with VFS (details available at, and enclose a copy of the fee receipt on submission of renunciation application, along with your visa application.

    e)   Copy of Birth Certificate of the child (if applicable).

    f)   Marriage Certificate of parents (in case of minor applicant).

    g)   In case of minor applicant, Notarized Parental authorization form (pdf), duly signed by both the parents, with copies of their passports.

    It may be noted that it could take up to 10 business days (longer in certain cases) for processing of the visa on receipt of the application in the Embassy, subject to complete submission of documents. Applicants are advised not to finalize travel arrangements prior to issuance of visa. It may be noted that incomplete applications will be rejected and returned without issuance of visa. The applicants are also advised to go through the guidelines for international travel to India available at

    Since individual travel on fresh tourist visa is allowed only from 15 November, applicants are advised not to send their application to the Embassy before 10 November, 2021.

    US nationals, Pakistani-origin foreign nationals and holders of Pakistani passports are advised to send an email at for guidance on making a visa application.

    Applicants seeking visas other than Tourist and Emergency Visas are requested to send an email at for guidance.




Fee Information

Service Fee: 

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


Consular Fee:

$45.00 per person – visa application is subject for approval by the embassy

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: $40.00
Overnight Delivery: $48.00
Saturday Delivery: $85.00

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.