India is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and with good reason. With a vast array of cultures and landscapes to explore, it’s no wonder that millions of people visit India every year. But how do you get there? And once you’re there, what do you need to know in order to make the most of your trip? Indian Visa On Arrival
In this article, we’ll discuss both Indian Visa On Arrival and Indian Visa Application Process. We’ll outline the different requirements that each entails, as well as describe the process in detail. By the end of this article, you’ll be better equipped to navigate through the Indian visa application process on your own!
What is an Indian Visa?
If you are a citizen of India, you can apply for an Indian visa online using the e-Visa application system. The visa processing time is about two weeks. You will need to provide some official documents, such as your passport photo, your birth certificate, and your education records. You will also need to pay the visa application fee. If you are traveling on a business trip or for tourism purposes, you must obtain a Business Visa. To apply for a Business Visa, you will need to provide documentation that proves that your visit is for business purposes only.
How to Apply for a Visa
If you are planning to visit India and stay for more than 180 days, you will need to apply for a visa. A visa application form called the ‘Form- I-Visa’ must be filled out and submitted with your passport application. The fee for a visa is $160 USD. You can apply online or by mail.
If you are travelling for tourism, business, study or medical reasons, you do not need a visa. However, if you are travelling on a tourist visa and intend to work in India, you will need to obtain an employment permit from the Indian embassy or consulate before arriving in India. Indian Visa Application Process
There are currently ten visa categories in India. The ten visa categories are: A, B, C, D, E, F, G-10, J-1 and M-2. Each category has its own specific requirements and restrictions.
To be eligible for a visa in India you must have a passport from a country that is on the list of countries whose citizens are allowed to visit India without a visa. If you are applying for an Indian visa online using the e-Visa service, you will need to provide your passport number as well as the expiration date of your passport.
If you are applying for an Indian visa at a consulate or embassy outside of India, you will need to provide your passport number and the name of your destination country. You will also need to provide documents that prove your identity (a driver’s license or government identification card is usually sufficient).
The application process for an Indian visa can be long and complicated. First you will need to gather all of the documentation required by your category (see the list above). Next you will need to submit this documentation with your application form. Finally you will need to wait for a response from the Indian consulate or embassy about whether or not they have approved your application.
If you are applying for an Indian visa on arrival at an airport in India, there is no application process required – just arrive at the airport with your passport and travel document(s) valid for six months
Visit India FAQs
1. What are the visa requirements for Indian nationals?
The Indian authorities have announced a new tourist visa waiver program for nationals of certain countries. Nationals of the following countries do not need to obtain a visa prior to travel to India: Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand. Nationals of these countries who hold passports from one of these countries may enter India without a visa subject to the usual immigration requirements. All other nationals must obtain a tourist visa before traveling to India. The application process for visas can be complex and requires several documents including an onward ticket and proof of funds. Please see our detailed guide on how to apply for a Indian visa here.
2. How long will it take me to get my visa?
The application process can take up to three weeks depending on your nationality and the time of year you apply. Please note that some applicants may require additional documentation such as letters of invitation or proof of accommodation. We recommend that you submit your application as early in the visa application process as possible in order to avoid any delays.
3. What should I do if I am denied my visa?
If you are denied your visa, please contact our team immediately so that we can help resolve the issue with your embassy or consulate. We also offer helpful tips on how to appeal a visa denial here.