A valid passport and tourist visa are required to visit India.
Send these documents to Travisa
Original 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 stamps. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Indian visas.
India Visa Application Form:
One signed India visa application form plus one copy. - The 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 signed on both pages. The applicant must sign under the photo on the first page, and at the bottom of the second page. - This is an online application form. On the Indian Government website, select the orange button on the left that says "Regular Visa Application" to start the visa application form. - Once you complete the visa application, please print the form. Do not make an appointment and payment at this time Please read the India Visa Application Guide before you begin the online visa application form.
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 when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
Additional Particulars Form This form must be printed out, completed and signed by all visa applicants.
Proof of State Residency:
A clear photocopy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID is the best proof of address. The address on the ID must match the present address on the visa application exactly. Alternatively, 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.
Applicants Under the Age of 18:
Washington, DC: Original, notarized Parental Authorization For Minors
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 Renunciation 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.
Country of Origin:
For Applicants of Indian Origin: There are additional procedures and visa requirements for applicants of Indian origin, including applicants born in the US to parents 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.
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
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.
Visa Processing Time:
Traditional Indian visa processing time varies, typically applications are reviewed at the Indian Consulate for a week or longer. The e-Tourist visa is generally issued within three business days.INDIA VISA FEE INCREASE AND POSSIBLE DELAYS TO VISA PROCESSING:
The Consulates of India across the U.S. have announced unspecified visa fee increases effective April 1, 2017. Because of these changes the consulates have warned of the potential for submission and processing delays. Please take these delays into account when preparing to apply for your visa application.
Register your trip with the US Embassy:
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. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.
Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.
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