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Visa Application Form

General Visa Rules

Visa Information

This office grants visas for those intending to visit India for tourist, business and other purposes in accordance with rules and regulations of the Government of India. Visa application forms are available at this office free of cost. You can also use a photocopy of the form or download it from the website. Passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date of intended departure from India should accompany visa applications. Paste one photo on the form at specified place. In normal cases, the local residents and foreigners holding valid resident permit may get visa on the same day. For those do not hold a valid resident permit, a reference has to be made to their country of residence which will involve extra processing time and additional fee. Validity of all visas is counted from the date of their issue. This office reserves the right to refuse any visa without assigning any reasons whatsoever.

Registration of Foreign Nationals in India

Normally for persons holding long term (validity exceeding 6 months) Tourist, Business and Entry Visas, the duration of each stay in India should not exceed 6 months. However, if the stay in India is to exceed 6 months, registration with Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) within 14 days of arrival in India, is mandatory.

Foreign nationals except Pak/Afghan are required to register themselves within 14 days of their first arrival in India if their visa is valid for more than 180 days. All nationals except Pak/Afghan holding up to six months visa are exempted from Registration. US nationals with a valid Tourist or Business visa for a period of 10 years are exempted from Registration. Pakistan nationals are required to get their names registered within 24 hours of their arrival in India. Afghan nationals are required to get their names registered within 7 days of their arrival in India. Registration can be done with the Registration Officer at the following addresses. Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO), Ist floor, Hans Bhavan, Bhadur Shah Zafar Marg, Near ITO, New Delhi; FRRO & Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Branch-II (CID), Mumbai; Chief Immigration Officer, Shastry Bhavan Annexe, 26, Haddow Road, Chennai; S. P. (Immigration and CID), Interrogation Centre, PCP Attari Rail Mal Mandi, Amritsar; DIG (Border), Intelligence Branch, 13-Lord Singh Road, Calcutta.

Fee Structure

Service Requirements Fee
Visa (General) One photograph  
  (a) 6 months tourist visa/visit visa SR
  (b) One year Visa SR
  (c) Above one year SR
Visa for US Nationals One recent passport size photograph Charges as per general visa + SR
service charges extra
Visa for Pakistani Nationals Apply in Visa Application for Pak Nationals (Four copies with Passport size recent photographs on each) SR
Visa for Bangaladesh Nationals Apply in Visa application form for Bangladesh Nationals with one recent passport size photograph and Financial Security Guarantee of liquidity equivalent to US $ 500/- for travel expenses. SR
Visa for Non residents One recent photograph Charges as per general visa + TLX charges for reference to country of origin/domicile
Visa for Sri Lankan Nationals One photgraph/necessary letters/documents, if any. SR  for each entry + TLX charges for reference
Transit Visas One photograph  SR 

Mode of Payment


No Refunds

Fees, once received, cannot be refunded, even if the application is withdrawn or service cannot be rendered.

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