notes: New! Travelers on a Tourist visa were previously required to have a gap of at least 2 months between 2 separate visits to India. The restriction has now been lifted except for nationals of China, Iran , Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origin and stateless persons.
• Original Passport Required (with 2 blank adjacent visa pages).
* Passport must be signed * Over 6 months remaining validity * Two blank Visa pages adjacent to each other.
If Traveling on Tourism: • Proof of Residence - (photocopy of license or major utility bill: electric, gas, water or sewage)
If Traveling on Business:
• Letter of invitation(format) required. - Letter from host or sponsoring organization should also indicate length of visa validity (e.g. 6 months, one year, 5 years). • Business Letter Required: Business Letter Format
- Letter should indicate length of visa validity (6 months, 1 year, 5 yrs) and for longer validity, please provide a schedule of travel dates by calendar year.
• Proof of Residence - (photocopy of license or utility bill)
Proof of legal status
- Photocopy of Green Card
- Valid US Visa (ie: H1B, F1, J1, E)
- Advance Parole Document
- Valid DS2019 (formerly IAP66)
• Additional Requirements for Minors
* Copy of Birth Certificate
* Letter of Consent from non-accompanying parent(s). * A parent or guardian proof of address may be submitted.
Additional requirements for applicants of Indian Origin who are applying for a visa for the FIRST time: Submit their Indian passport and a completed Renunciation Visa Form.
Additional requirements for applicants of Afghan or Pakistan origin:
A copy of their cancelled Afghan/ Pakistani passport OR
A notarized letter stating that they are now US/UK(etc.) citizens and would like the visa to be issued in their current passport.
For Bangladesh Passport Holders :
(2) Two photographs
(2) Bangladesh Special Visa Form Non-US Citizens here on a tourist or short term visa:
Additional $20 fee for reference to be made to the country of their original residence. Processing time is additional 5-7 business days.
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Transit- 15 days
Tourist- 6 months
Tourist- 1 yr
Tourist- 5-10 yr
Business- 1 yr
Tourist visa transfer
Business visa transfer
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