Yes - A visa is required for travel to India

India Transit visa for US citizens. Apply Now!

Thursday, September 03, 2015

A valid passport and visa are required to transit through this destination.

Send these documents to Travisa

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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 passport 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.
Please Note: The actual traveler must sign their own visa application form, and signatures on the application must match the signature in the applicant's passport.

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. If the signatures on the application do not match the signature on the passport, a new original application form will be required.

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
- A clear photocopy of the applicant's driver' license or state issued ID, with an address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly, is the best proof of address.
The most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage), or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signature, may also be accepted.
New York: If submitting a utility bill as proof of address, the original is required, a photocopy is not accepted.

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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.

Click here for India Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

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.

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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.