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India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to India.
1
Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
2
Indian Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy.
Only on-line Indian visa application forms are accepted. Once the application form has been printed, no corrections can be made. The Indian visa application form must be printed on two pages, and requires a signature on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. Improperly completed India visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa. We recommend that you complete your Global Service Order Form before you complete the Indian Visa Application Form; it is important to select the same type of visa and number of months on both forms.

Please read the New India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
3
Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Glasses should not be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

- AND -

Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
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Letter Of Invitation from India:
A letter of invitation on company letterhead from sponsor (either host company or individual) explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and contact information. The invitation should also confirm the validity of visa applied for (1 Year, 5 Year or 10 Year), as well as places and organizations to be visited.
Use the India Business Invitation Template

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A Copy of Certificate of Incorporation from the inviting sponsor is required.
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Business Letter:
Letter from employer or sponsoring company in the United States, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of visit to India. Detailed contact information for the organizations to be visited must be included. The business letter must also state the validity of visa applied for (1 Year, 5 Year or 10 Year) and indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant. For 5 year or 10 year requests, the letter must explain the need for future trips planned; visa validity will be granted at the discretion of the consulate.

Washington DC: the India Business Cover Letter requires this formatting.

For all other jurisdictions: generate an Indian Business Cover Letter on-line - fill out this Business Letter Form and print the completed letter on your company letterhead.
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Financial Requirements:
Residents in San Francisco jurisdiction: Applicants with occupation of Student, Retired or Unemployed; three most recent bank statements are recommended.
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Special Instructions:
For Applicants of Indian Origin: There are additional procedures and visa requirements for applicants of Indian origin. Please carefully review the requirements for applicants of Indian origin and include all necessary documents and fees with the visa application.

For applicants of Pakistani origin: Travisa cannot submit an Indian visa application for Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin. These applicants are required to submit visa applications in person.
For applicants of Sri Lankan origin: Additionals form for Sri Lankan nationals.
For applicants of Bangladeshi origin: Additionals form for Bangladeshi nationals.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
India Visa Validity:
Visas are usually granted for 1 year. Visas may be issued for 5 or 10 years at the discretion of the Indian Consulate. No refunds will be issued if a lesser validity is granted by the Indian Consulate than was originally requested.

Important: Travelers must leave India on or before the expiration of their visa. Travelers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visa could face detention and significant penalties. If your intended length of stay in India exceeds the validity of your existing visa, you must apply for a new visa.

How to read your Indian Visa.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to India.
1
Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
2
Indian Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy.
Only on-line Indian visa application forms are accepted. Once the application form has been printed, no corrections can be made. The Indian visa application form must be printed on two pages, and requires a signature on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. Improperly completed India visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa. We recommend that you complete your Global Service Order Form before you complete the Indian Visa Application Form; it is important to select the same type of visa and number of months on both forms.

Please read the New India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
3
Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Glasses should not be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

- AND -

Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
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Minors:
Parental Authorization For Minors
Note: In Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Washington DC this form must be original and must be notarized.

Copy of each parents' bank statements
Note: This is required in San Francisco only. Parents' joint account statements are acceptable when showing both parents' names. If the minor is traveling alone, parents' past three bank statements must be provided.

Copy of the minor's birth certificate.

Copy of both parents' signed passports.

Minors Signing the Application Form: A minor child should sign their name inside the signature box under the photo on first page of the application. If the child is too young to sign their name, the child's thumbprint must be stamped inside the signature box under the photo on first page of the application. On the second page of the application, the minor child should not sign the application. On the second page of the application, both of the child's parents must sign the application, and both parents' signatures should be notarized. Applications without both parents' notarized signatures will not be accepted.

The visa application must be signed by both parents and notarized. A copy of a parent's driver's license or utility bill can be used for proof of residential address in the US.

Minors of Indian Origin: a minor must submit a copy of the parent's cancelled Indian Passport and a copy of the parent’s Renunication Certificate. If they have a copy of the cancelled India Passport they may complete a Renunciation certificate and submit it. If they do not have either document, they will need to complete and submit the required documentation for a Deemed Surrender Certificate.
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Financial Requirements:
Residents in San Francisco jurisdiction: Applicants with occupation of Student, Retired or Unemployed; three most recent bank statements are recommended.
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Special Instructions:
For Applicants of Indian Origin: There are additional procedures and visa requirements for applicants of Indian origin. Please carefully review the requirements for applicants of Indian origin and include all necessary documents and fees with the visa application.

For applicants of Pakistani origin: Travisa cannot submit an Indian visa application for Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin. These applicants are required to submit visa applications in person.
For applicants of Sri Lankan origin: Additionals form for Sri Lankan nationals.
For applicants of Bangladeshi origin: Additionals form for Bangladeshi nationals.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
India Visa Validity:
Visas are usually granted for 6 months or 1 year. Visas may be issued for 5 or 10 years at the discretion of the Indian Consulate. No refunds will be issued if a lesser validity is granted by the Indian Consulate than was originally requested.

Important: Travelers must leave India on or before the expiration of their visa. Travelers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visa could face detention and significant penalties. If your intended length of stay in India exceeds the validity of your existing visa, you must apply for a new visa.

How to read your Indian Visa.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to transit through this destination.
1
Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
2
Indian Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy.
Only on-line Indian visa application forms are accepted. Once the application form has been printed, no corrections can be made. The Indian visa application form must be printed on two pages, and requires a signature on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. Improperly completed India visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa. We recommend that you complete your Global Service Order Form before you complete the Indian Visa Application Form; it is important to select the same type of visa and number of months on both forms.

Please read the New India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
3
Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Glasses should not be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

- AND -

Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
5
Minors:
Parental Authorization For Minors
Note: In Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Washington DC this form must be original and must be notarized.

Copy of each parents' bank statements
Note: This is required in San Francisco only. Parents' joint account statements are acceptable when showing both parents' names. If the minor is traveling alone, parents' past three bank statements must be provided.

Copy of the minor's birth certificate.

Copy of both parents' signed passports.

Minors Signing the Application Form: A minor child should sign their name inside the signature box under the photo on first page of the application. If the child is too young to sign their name, the child's thumbprint must be stamped inside the signature box under the photo on first page of the application. On the second page of the application, the minor child should not sign the application. On the second page of the application, both of the child's parents must sign the application, and both parents' signatures should be notarized. Applications without both parents' notarized signatures will not be accepted.

The visa application must be signed by both parents and notarized. A copy of a parent's driver's license or utility bill can be used for proof of residential address in the US.

Minors of Indian Origin: a minor must submit a copy of the parent's cancelled Indian Passport and a copy of the parent’s Renunication Certificate. If they have a copy of the cancelled India Passport they may complete a Renunciation certificate and submit it. If they do not have either document, they will need to complete and submit the required documentation for a Deemed Surrender Certificate.
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Financial Requirements:
Residents in San Francisco jurisdiction: Applicants with occupation of Student, Retired or Unemployed; three most recent bank statements are recommended.
7
Special Instructions:
For Applicants of Indian Origin: There are additional procedures and visa requirements for applicants of Indian origin. Please carefully review the requirements for applicants of Indian origin and include all necessary documents and fees with the visa application.

For applicants of Pakistani origin: Travisa cannot submit an Indian visa application for Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin. These applicants are required to submit visa applications in person.
For applicants of Sri Lankan origin: Additionals form for Sri Lankan nationals.
For applicants of Bangladeshi origin: Additionals form for Bangladeshi nationals.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
India Visa Validity:
Transit visas are usually valid for use within 15 days of issue. They are valid for direct transit only, up to a maximum of 3 days. For a stay beyond 3 days in India, a transit visa is not the appropriate visa. Applicants residing in the San Francisco jurisdiction must apply for a Tourist 6 month Visa, and will not be granted a Transit Visa. Important: Travelers must leave India on or before the expiration of their visa. Travelers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visa could face detention and significant penalties. If your intended length of stay in India exceeds the validity of your existing visa, you must apply for a new visa.
How to Read an Indian Visa.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to India. If you have a valid Indian visa in an expired passport, you can apply to transfer this visa to your new passport.
1
Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
2
Indian Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy.
Only on-line Indian visa application forms are accepted. Once the application form has been printed, no corrections can be made. The Indian visa application form must be printed on two pages, and requires a signature on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. Improperly completed India visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa. We recommend that you complete your Global Service Order Form before you complete the Indian Visa Application Form; it is important to select the same type of visa and number of months on both forms.

Please read the New India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
3
Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Glasses should not be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

- AND -

Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
5
Special Instructions:
For Applicants of Indian Origin: There are additional procedures and visa requirements for applicants of Indian origin. Please carefully review the requirements for applicants of Indian origin and include all necessary documents and fees with the visa application.For Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin: Travisa cannot submit an Indian visa application for Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin. These applicants are required to submit visa applications in person.

All persons of Indian origin as well as accompanying spouse and dependent family members must apply for an Entry Visa (not Tourist Visa).
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
India Visa Validity:
When a visa is transferred from an expired or canceled passport to a new passport, a new stamp is issued but the visa validity does not change. The new visa will expire on the same date as the visa being transferred.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required for travel to India.
1
Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
2
Indian Visa Application Form:
One India visa application form per applicant completed on-line, printed and signed. Only on-line visa applications are accepted. Signature must be original on each visa application. Improperly completed forms may delay the processing of your visa.http://india.travisa.com/ApplicationSelector.aspx?CountryID=IN&PartnerID=TA
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Photo Requirements:
Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.
Chicago, San Francisco and Washington DC jurisdictions: no glasses may be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

- AND -

Non Resident Form
Required in Houston and San Francisco jurisdiction.
All Non-US Citizens must show an address from the country of citizenship on the Permanent Address section of the India Non Resident Form. Regardless of how long the applicant has been in the United States, the permanent address must be from the applicant's home country.

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Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
5
Minors:
Parental Authorization For Minors
Note: In Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Washington DC this form must be original and must be notarized.

Copy of each parents' bank statements
Note: This is required in San Francisco only. Parents' joint account statements are acceptable when showing both parents' names. If the minor is traveling alone, parents' past three bank statements must be provided.

Copy of the minor's birth certificate.

Copy of both parents' signed passports.

Minors Signing the Application Form: A minor child should sign their name inside the signature box under the photo on first page of the application. If the child is too young to sign their name, the child's thumbprint must be stamped inside the signature box under the photo on first page of the application. On the second page of the application, the minor child should not sign the application. On the second page of the application, both of the child's parents must sign the application, and both parents' signatures should be notarized. Applications without both parents' notarized signatures will not be accepted.

The visa application must be signed by both parents and notarized. A copy of a parent's driver's license or utility bill can be used for proof of residential address in the US.

Minors of Indian Origin: a minor must submit a copy of the parent's cancelled Indian Passport and a copy of the parent’s Renunication Certificate. If they have a copy of the cancelled India Passport they may complete a Renunciation certificate and submit it. If they do not have either document, they will need to complete and submit the required documentation for a Deemed Surrender Certificate.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
India Visa Validity:
When a visa is transferred from an expired or canceled passport to a new passport, a new stamp is issued but the visa validity does not change. The new visa will expire on the same date as the visa being transferred.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to this destination.
1
Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
2
Indian Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy.
Only on-line Indian visa application forms are accepted. Once the application form has been printed, no corrections can be made. The Indian visa application form must be printed on two pages, and requires a signature on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. Improperly completed India visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa. We recommend that you complete your Global Service Order Form before you complete the Indian Visa Application Form; it is important to select the same type of visa and number of months on both forms.

Please read the New India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
3
Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Glasses should not be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

- AND -

Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
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Official Invitation from India:

Letter confirming admission from an Educational Institution along with evidence of financial arrangements for stay in India.
In case of admission in medical or paramedical courses in India, a letter of Approval or No objection certificate from the Ministry of Health, Government of India, is also required.
Similarly, for admission to graduate or post-graduate courses in engineering/ technical institutions in India, a letter of approval or a No objection certificate from the Ministry of Human Resources Development (Department of Education) is required.
San Francisco: Applicants in San Francisco must provide both a Registration Certificate and Recognition Certificate from the educational institution in India.
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Minors:
Parental Authorization For Minors
Note: In Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Washington DC this form must be original and must be notarized.

Copy of each parents' bank statements
Note: This is required in San Francisco only. Parents' joint account statements are acceptable when showing both parents' names. If the minor is traveling alone, parents' past three bank statements must be provided.

Copy of the minor's birth certificate.

Copy of both parents' signed passports.

Minors Signing the Application Form: A minor child should sign their name inside the signature box under the photo on first page of the application. If the child is too young to sign their name, the child's thumbprint must be stamped inside the signature box under the photo on first page of the application. On the second page of the application, the minor child should not sign the application. On the second page of the application, both of the child's parents must sign the application, and both parents' signatures should be notarized. Applications without both parents' notarized signatures will not be accepted.

The visa application must be signed by both parents and notarized. A copy of a parent's driver's license or utility bill can be used for proof of residential address in the US.

Minors of Indian Origin: a minor must submit a copy of the parent's cancelled Indian Passport and a copy of the parent’s Renunication Certificate. If they have a copy of the cancelled India Passport they may complete a Renunciation certificate and submit it. If they do not have either document, they will need to complete and submit the required documentation for a Deemed Surrender Certificate.
7
Financial Requirements:
Residents in San Francisco jurisdiction: Applicants with occupation of Student, Retired or Unemployed; three most recent bank statements are recommended.
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Special Instructions:
Spouse and dependent family members accompanying the Student Visa applicant must apply for an Entry Visa (not Tourist Visa), for the same period.For Applicants of Indian Origin: There are additional procedures and visa requirements for applicants of Indian origin. Please carefully review the requirements for applicants of Indian origin and include all necessary documents and fees with the visa application.

For Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin: Travisa cannot submit an Indian visa application for Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin. These applicants are required to submit visa applications in person.
9
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
India Visa Validity:
Holders of long term visas must register at the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) within 14 days of arrival in India (Required Documents).

Travelers must leave India on or before the expiration of their visa. Travelers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visa could face detention and significant penalties.

How to read your Indian Visa.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required for research scholars and professors, or participants attending research conferences, seminars and workshops.
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Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
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Indian Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy.
Only on-line Indian visa application forms are accepted. Once the application form has been printed, no corrections can be made. The Indian visa application form must be printed on two pages, and requires a signature on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. Improperly completed India visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa. We recommend that you complete your Global Service Order Form before you complete the Indian Visa Application Form; it is important to select the same type of visa and number of months on both forms.

Please read the New India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
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Photo Requirements:
Nine identical, recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.
Chicago, Houston, and Washington DC jurisdictions: no glasses may be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

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Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
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Financial Requirements:
Residents in San Francisco jurisdiction: Applicants with occupation of Student, Retired or Unemployed; three most recent bank statements are recommended.
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Other Requirements:
Evidence of the subject of the research project, details of places to be visited, previous visits, evidence of financial resources, and proof of admission into a recognized or reputed institution. Note, the proof of admission must be an original document. Emails and copies of admission letters cannot be accepted.

7 copies of Proforma Form: seven copies of Proforma required for all research visa applicants.

Foreign Professors/Scholars: in addition to seven copies of the proforma, an invitation from a central education institution or publicly funded State University.

Foreign Participants attending Conferences/Seminiars/Workshops: in addition to seven copies of the proforma, an invitation from the organizing Ministry/Department of the Government of India, State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, Central Education Institutions, Public-funded Universities or an organization owned and controlled by the Government of India or State Governments, United Nations or its Specialized Agencies and NGO is required. The decision of granting visas in this category rests with the Indian Mission.
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Special Instructions:


For Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin: Travisa cannot submit an Indian visa application for Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin. These applicants are required to submit visa applications in person.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
India Visa Validity:
The decision of granting this visa is at the discretion of the Indian Consulate/Mission. Research visa applications should be submitted a minimum of six weeks in advance of planned departure to India, and if approved, visas will be valid for entry into India four weeks after issue.

How to read your Indian Visa.
Indian Visa Processing Time:
The processing time for Research Visas varies and is at the discretion of the Indian Consulate. The decision of granting this visa is also at the discretion of the Indian Consulate/Mission. The processing time available on our Consular Fee and Processing Options table is an estimate and cannot be guaranteed. Research visa applications should be submitted a minimum of six weeks in advance of travel to India, and if approved, visas will be valid for entry into India four weeks after issue.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A passport and visa are required to travel to India as a pilot or member of crew. Note: The Embassy of India does not issue a "Crew" visa. A Business or Employment visa will be issued to the applicant/crew member.

Pilots and Crew members of all Chartered, Private jets, Cargo, Demonstration and Trainers Flights are in the category of Unscheduled Airlines and are treated as Reference cases, needing prior clearance from competent authorities in India. The minimum time required for processing such Visa applications is five (5) weeks. No Visa will be issued without the mandatory clearance. The following additional forms are required:

1) The landing permit issued to the airline or cargo operator by the DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation) in India
2) A Copy of A999 (Air Operators Certificate) issued by the FAA
3) A copy of ICAO issued by the FAA
4) A Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Government of India to the company's India office

When completing an application for a flight crew business visa the specific job title must be on the application "crew member" is not an acceptable occupation. Please specifically designate Pilot or Flight Attendant in occupation.
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Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
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Indian Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy.
Only on-line Indian visa application forms are accepted. Once the application form has been printed, no corrections can be made. The Indian visa application form must be printed on two pages, and requires a signature on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. Improperly completed India visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa. We recommend that you complete your Global Service Order Form before you complete the Indian Visa Application Form; it is important to select the same type of visa and number of months on both forms.

Please read the New India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
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Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Glasses should not be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

- AND -

Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
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Letter Of Invitation from India:
A letter of invitation on company letterhead from sponsor (either host company or individual) explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and contact information. The invitation should also confirm the validity of visa applied for (1 Year, 5 Year or 10 Year), as well as places and organizations to be visited.

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A Copy of Certificate of Incorporation from the inviting sponsor is required.
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Business Letter:
Letter from employer or sponsoring company in the United States, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of visit to India. Detailed contact information for the organizations to be visited must be included. The business letter must also state the validity of visa applied for (1 Year, 5 Year or 10 Year) and indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant. For 5 year or 10 year requests, the letter must explain the need for future trips planned; visa validity will be granted at the discretion of the consulate.

To generate an Indian Business Cover Letter on-line, fill out this Business Letter Form and print the completed letter on your company letterhead.
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Financial Requirements:
Residents in San Francisco jurisdiction: Applicants with occupation of Student, Retired or Unemployed; three most recent bank statements are required.
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Special Instructions:


For Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin: Travisa cannot submit an Indian visa application for Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin. These applicants are required to submit visa applications in person.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required for travel to India.

A Medical Visa is given to those seeking medical treatment in reputed/recognized specialized hospitals/treatment centers in India. Up to two attendants who are blood relatives are allowed to accompany the applicant under separate Medical Attendant visas.
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Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
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Indian Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy.
Only on-line Indian visa application forms are accepted. Once the application form has been printed, no corrections can be made. The Indian visa application form must be printed on two pages, and requires a signature on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. Improperly completed India visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa. We recommend that you complete your Global Service Order Form before you complete the Indian Visa Application Form; it is important to select the same type of visa and number of months on both forms.

Please read the New India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
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Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Glasses should not be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

- AND -

Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
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Minors:
Parental Authorization For Minors
Note: In Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Washington DC this form must be original and must be notarized.

Copy of each parents' bank statements
Note: This is required in San Francisco only. Parents' joint account statements are acceptable when showing both parents' names. If the minor is traveling alone, parents' past three bank statements must be provided.

Copy of the minor's birth certificate.

Copy of both parents' signed passports.

Minors Signing the Application Form: A minor child should sign their name inside the signature box under the photo on first page of the application. If the child is too young to sign their name, the child's thumbprint must be stamped inside the signature box under the photo on first page of the application. On the second page of the application, the minor child should not sign the application. On the second page of the application, both of the child's parents must sign the application, and both parents' signatures should be notarized. Applications without both parents' notarized signatures will not be accepted.

The visa application must be signed by both parents and notarized. A copy of a parent's driver's license or utility bill can be used for proof of residential address in the US.

Minors of Indian Origin: a minor must submit a copy of the parent's cancelled Indian Passport and a copy of the parent’s Renunication Certificate. If they have a copy of the cancelled India Passport they may complete a Renunciation certificate and submit it. If they do not have either document, they will need to complete and submit the required documentation for a Deemed Surrender Certificate.
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Medical Requirements:
A certificate of preliminary medical advice from the country of origin/country of residence that shows the applicant has been advised to go for specialized medical treatment. In cases where the applicant desires to go for treatment under the Indian system of Medicine, the case may also be considered.
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Financial Requirements:
Residents in San Francisco jurisdiction: Applicants with occupation of Student, Retired or Unemployed; three most recent bank statements are recommended.
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Special Instructions:
For couples seeking surrogacy in India, the following conditions need to be followed for Medical Visa and Medical Attendant Visa for surrogacy purposes:

- A copy of marriage certificate showing the foreign man and woman have been married for at least two years.
- A letter from the Embassy of the Foreign country in India or the Foreign Ministry of the country to which the applicant couple belongs stating clearly that (a) applicant couple's country recognizes Surrogacy, and (b) the child/children to be born to the commissioning couple through the Indian surrogate mother would be permitted entry into the applicant couple's country as biological child/children of the couple commissioning surrogacy.
- An undertaking letter stating that the applicant couple would take care of the child/children born through surrogacy.
- Documentation demonstrating that treatment will be done only at one of the registered Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) clinics recognized by Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR).
- A notarized agreement between the applicant couple and the prospective Indian surrogate mother.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
India Visa Validity:


How to read your Indian Visa.
Indian Visa Processing Time:
Visa processing time varies in different locations, depending on the state of residence of the applicant (see jurisdiction list below). Please visit our Consular Fee chart for estimated processing time in each location.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required for travel to India.

A Medical Attendant Visa can be granted to up to two attendants accompanying a person granted a Medical Visa. The attendants should be blood relatives of the person granted the Medical Visa. Medical Attendant Visas will have the same validity as the Medical Visa.
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Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
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Indian Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy.
Only on-line Indian visa application forms are accepted. Once the application form has been printed, no corrections can be made. The Indian visa application form must be printed on two pages, and requires a signature on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. Improperly completed India visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa. We recommend that you complete your Global Service Order Form before you complete the Indian Visa Application Form; it is important to select the same type of visa and number of months on both forms.

Please read the New India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
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Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Glasses should not be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

- AND -

Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
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Medical Requirements:
The medical reports on the basis of which the Medical Visa for the patient was granted. If there has been any updates on the medical condition, please enclose those documents as well.
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Financial Requirements:
Residents in San Francisco jurisdiction: Applicants with occupation of Student, Retired or Unemployed; three most recent bank statements are recommended.
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Other Requirements:
Proof of kinship with the patient traveling on a Medical Visa, birth certificates or a marriage certificate.
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Special Instructions:
For couples seeking surrogacy in India, the following conditions need to be followed for Medical Visa and Medical Attendant Visa for surrogacy purposes:

- A copy of marriage certificate showing the foreign man and woman have been married for at least two years.
- A letter from the Embassy of the Foreign country in India or the Foreign Ministry of the country to which the applicant couple belongs stating clearly that (a) applicant couple's country recognizes Surrogacy, and (b) the child/children to be born to the commissioning couple through the Indian surrogate mother would be permitted entry into the applicant couple's country as biological child/children of the couple commissioning surrogacy.
- An undertaking letter stating that the applicant couple would take care of the child/children born through surrogacy.
- Documentation demonstrating that treatment will be done only at one of the registered Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) clinics recognized by Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR).
- A notarized agreement between the applicant couple and the prospective Indian surrogate mother.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
India Visa Validity:
The visa validity will be granted according to the validity of the Medical Visa. The initial duration of the visa is up to one year or the period of the treatment, whichever is less. The visa will be valid for a maximum of 3 entries during the 1 year.

How to read your Indian Visa.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to attend a conference in India.

Note: To attend a conference/seminar/workshop being organized in India by a private company, please follow instructions to apply for a Business Visa. In this case a 3 month single entry business visa will generally be granted.

Conference Visa instructions are for visas issued to attend a conference/seminar/workshop being organized by an Indian Government agency.
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Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
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Indian Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy.
Only on-line Indian visa application forms are accepted. Once the application form has been printed, no corrections can be made. The Indian visa application form must be printed on two pages, and requires a signature on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. Improperly completed India visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa. We recommend that you complete your Global Service Order Form before you complete the Indian Visa Application Form; it is important to select the same type of visa and number of months on both forms.

Please read the New India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
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Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Glasses should not be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

- AND -

Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
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Official Invitation from India:
Letters from the organization in the USA which nominated the applicant to attend the conference as well as an invitation from the conference organizer: Ministry or Department of the Government of India, State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, Central Educational Institutions, Public Funded University or an organization owned and controlled by the Government of India or State Government, UN or its specialized agencies and reputed NGOs.
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Financial Requirements:
Residents in San Francisco jurisdiction: Applicants with occupation of Student, Retired or Unemployed; three most recent bank statements are recommended.
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Special Instructions:
Conference Visas may be issued to delegates if they are able to produce an invitation to a conference/seminar/workshop being organized in India by a Ministry or Department of the Government of India, State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, Central Educational Institutions, Public Funded University or an organization owned and controlled by the Government of India or State Government, UN or its specialized agencies and reputed NGOs. To attend a conference/seminar/workshop being organized in India by a private company, applicants should request a business visa. In this case a 3 month single entry business visa will generally be granted. For Applicants of Indian Origin: There are additional procedures and visa requirements for applicants of Indian origin. Please carefully review the requirements for applicants of Indian origin and include all necessary documents and fees with the visa application.

For Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin: Travisa cannot submit an Indian visa application for Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin. These applicants are required to submit visa applications in person.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
India Visa Validity:
Conference visas are generally issued for a single entry and valid for up to 3 months. Important: Travelers must leave India on or before the expiration of their visa. Travelers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visa could face detention and significant penalties. If your intended length of stay in India exceeds the validity of your existing visa, you must apply for a new visa.

How to read your Indian Visa.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to this destination.
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Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
2
Indian Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy.
Only on-line Indian visa application forms are accepted. Once the application form has been printed, no corrections can be made. The Indian visa application form must be printed on two pages, and requires a signature on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. Improperly completed India visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa. We recommend that you complete your Global Service Order Form before you complete the Indian Visa Application Form; it is important to select the same type of visa and number of months on both forms.

Please read the New India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
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Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Glasses should not be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

- AND -

Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
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Financial Requirements:
Residents in San Francisco jurisdiction: Applicants with occupation of Student, Retired or Unemployed; three most recent bank statements are recommended.
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Other Requirements:

Appointment Letter: A letter provided by the applicants employer certifying that the applicant has been offered a position with the company and outlining the nature and duration of the position and salary. The salary must be at least $25,000 USD per year.

Contract: A copy of the complete employment contract. The contract must contain details of the salary agreement and the signature of both parties.

Resume: The applicant's current resume.

Organization Registration: Proof that the organization is registered in India, provided by the Indian employer.

Tax Liability Letter: A tax liability letter from the company in India which must certify that the Indian company should be liable/take responsibility for paying taxes on behalf of the applicant; applicants should understand that there may be a delay in decisions made on the issuance of the visa.

Employment Details Form: One completed Employment Details Form.

Justification Letter: A letter provided by the employer certifying that the applicant is a skilled and qualified professional, technical expert, senior executive or in a managerial position. This letter should also justify as to how these skills are not available in India.
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Special Instructions:
Spouse and dependent family members accompanying the Employment Visa applicant must apply for an Entry Visa (not Tourist Visa), for the same period. For Applicants of Indian Origin: There are additional procedures and visa requirements for applicants of Indian origin. Please carefully review the requirements for applicants of Indian origin and include all necessary documents and fees with the visa application.

For Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin: Travisa cannot submit an Indian visa application for Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin. These applicants are required to submit visa applications in person.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
India Visa Validity:
Holders of long term visas must register at the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) within 14 days of arrival in India (Required Documents).

Travelers must leave India on or before the expiration of their visa. Travelers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visa could face detention and significant penalties.

Note: If you remain employed by the same company in India, and intend to stay beyond the validity of your existing visa, you must renew your visa in India. Applications for a second employment visa can only be submitted in the US with special Consul approval.

How to read your Indian Visa.
Indian Visa Processing Time:
The processing time for Entry Visas varies and is at the discretion of the Indian Consulate. The processing time available on our Consular Fee and Processing Options table is an estimate and cannot be guaranteed.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to India. The Entry Visa is for persons of Indian origin and their family members, and for family members accompanying a person with a long term visa.
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Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
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Indian Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy.
Only on-line Indian visa application forms are accepted. Once the application form has been printed, no corrections can be made. The Indian visa application form must be printed on two pages, and requires a signature on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. Improperly completed India visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa. We recommend that you complete your Global Service Order Form before you complete the Indian Visa Application Form; it is important to select the same type of visa and number of months on both forms.

Please read the New India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
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Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Glasses should not be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

- AND -

Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
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Minors:
Parental Authorization For Minors
Note: In Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Washington DC this form must be original and must be notarized.

Copy of each parents' bank statements
Note: This is required in San Francisco only. Parents' joint account statements are acceptable when showing both parents' names. If the minor is traveling alone, parents' past three bank statements must be provided.

Copy of the minor's birth certificate.

Copy of both parents' signed passports.

Minors Signing the Application Form: A minor child should sign their name inside the signature box under the photo on first page of the application. If the child is too young to sign their name, the child's thumbprint must be stamped inside the signature box under the photo on first page of the application. On the second page of the application, the minor child should not sign the application. On the second page of the application, both of the child's parents must sign the application, and both parents' signatures should be notarized. Applications without both parents' notarized signatures will not be accepted.

The visa application must be signed by both parents and notarized. A copy of a parent's driver's license or utility bill can be used for proof of residential address in the US.

Minors of Indian Origin: a minor must submit a copy of the parent's cancelled Indian Passport and a copy of the parent’s Renunication Certificate. If they have a copy of the cancelled India Passport they may complete a Renunciation certificate and submit it. If they do not have either document, they will need to complete and submit the required documentation for a Deemed Surrender Certificate.
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Financial Requirements:
Residents in San Francisco jurisdiction: Applicants with occupation of Student, Retired or Unemployed; three most recent bank statements are recommended.
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Other Requirements:
If applicable, documents establishing the employment of the spouse/parent along with a copy of his/her visa.
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Special Instructions:
For Applicants of Indian Origin: There are additional procedures and visa requirements for applicants of Indian origin. Please carefully review the requirements for applicants of Indian origin and include all necessary documents and fees with the visa application.

For Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin: Travisa cannot submit an Indian visa application for Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin. These applicants are required to submit visa applications in person.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
India Visa Validity:
Holders of long term visas must register at the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) within 14 days of arrival in India (Required Documents).

Travelers must leave India on or before the expiration of their visa. Travelers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visa could face detention and significant penalties.

Note: If you remain employed by the same company in India, and intend to stay beyond the validity of your existing visa, you must renew your visa in India. Applications for a second employment visa can only be submitted in the US with special Consul approval.

How to read your Indian Visa.
Indian Visa Processing Time:
Visa processing time varies in different locations, depending on the state of residence of the applicant (see jurisdiction list below). Please visit our Consular Fee chart for estimated processing time in each location.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to this destination.
1
Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
2
Indian Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy.
Only on-line Indian visa application forms are accepted. Once the application form has been printed, no corrections can be made. The Indian visa application form must be printed on two pages, and requires a signature on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. Improperly completed India visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa. We recommend that you complete your Global Service Order Form before you complete the Indian Visa Application Form; it is important to select the same type of visa and number of months on both forms.

Please read the New India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
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Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Glasses should not be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

- AND -

Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
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Letter Of Invitation from India:
If you are intending to make a documentary in India, kindly contact the Press and Information wing in the Embassy. The contact details in the Press and Information Wing of the Embassy is sksharma@indiagov.org. Telephone: 202-939-7048. Processing time is usually a minimum of 3-5 working days.
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Financial Requirements:
Residents in San Francisco jurisdiction: Applicants with occupation of Student, Retired or Unemployed; three most recent bank statements are recommended.
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Other Requirements:
Journalists affiliated with a media company going to India for journalism purposes or for tourism purposes are required to submit a letter from their company stating whether or not the applicant will be going for journalism or tourism only.

Journalist Undertaking Letter: If the applicant is visiting for tourism or business purposes and not for Journalism purposes, a Journalist Undertaking Letter must be submitted with visa application, declaring the applicant is only visiting for tourism or business and will not engage in any journalistic activities.
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Special Instructions:
For Applicants of Indian Origin: There are additional procedures and visa requirements for applicants of Indian origin. Please carefully review the requirements for applicants of Indian origin and include all necessary documents and fees with the visa application.

For Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin: Travisa cannot submit an Indian visa application for Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin. These applicants are required to submit visa applications in person.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
India Visa Validity:
Important: Travelers must leave India on or before the expiration of their visa. Travelers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visa could face detention and significant penalties. If your intended length of stay in India exceeds the validity of your existing visa, you must apply for a new visa.

How to read your Indian Visa.
Indian Visa Processing Time:
Visa processing time varies in different locations, depending on the state of residence of the applicant (see jurisdiction list below). Please visit our Consular Fee chart for estimated processing time in each location.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

India Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to this destination.
1
Passport Requirements:
Actual, original signed passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page.
The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in India, with at least two blank visa pages available for India visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
2
Indian Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy.
Only on-line Indian visa application forms are accepted. Once the application form has been printed, no corrections can be made. The Indian visa application form must be printed on two pages, and requires a signature on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. Improperly completed India visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa. We recommend that you complete your Global Service Order Form before you complete the Indian Visa Application Form; it is important to select the same type of visa and number of months on both forms.

Please read the New India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
3
Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Glasses should not be worn in these photos; photos should not be stapled to the application.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:
India Particulars Form
This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.

- AND -

Proof of Residential Address
Clear photocopy of applicant's proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), or most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures.
If applying in San Francisco a copy of the state ID or Drivers License must also be included when submitting a utility bill as proof of address.
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Letter Of Invitation from India:
Three copies of the letter from the sponsoring organization indicating intended destination in India, expected length of stay, and nature of work to be discharged should be attached along with a guarantee for applicant's maintenance while in India.
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Financial Requirements:
Residents in San Francisco jurisdiction: Applicants with occupation of Student, Retired or Unemployed; three most recent bank statements are recommended.
7
Special Instructions:
For Applicants of Indian Origin: There are additional procedures and visa requirements for applicants of Indian origin. Please carefully review the requirements for applicants of Indian origin and include all necessary documents and fees with the visa application.

For Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin: Travisa cannot submit an Indian visa application for Pakistani citizens and applicants of Pakistani origin. These applicants are required to submit visa applications in person.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
India Visa Validity:
This visa is issued at the discretion of the visa officer. Visas are generally issued for one entry for and allow a period of stay determined by the Indian Government. The visa will be valid beginning on the day it is issued. For example, a 6 month visa issued on January 1st would be valid until June 30th.

How to read your Indian Visa.
Indian Visa Processing Time:
Visa processing time varies in different locations, depending on the state of residence of the applicant (see jurisdiction list below). Please visit our Consular Fee chart for estimated processing time in each location.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in India

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.