Sunday, July 7, 2013

The visa fee depends upon the type of applied for and duration of visa. Visa fee is divided into various types depending upon the case viz; Basic fee, special fee, processing fee by out-sourcing agency. During the online registration process, at the end of the process the basic fee shall be displayed. However, this fee shall be indicative only and final fee shall be charged while submitting the application at the respective counters

Fee once received are non refundable even if the visa application is withdrawn, the visa is not granted, or if visa issued is of shorter duration of period than applied for or otherwise issued or returned at a time or on terms and conditions that may vary from those sought by the applicant.

For further information on this, please check with local embassy office or Indian Visa Application center office or websites for information on applicable fee and payment methods.
A. Online application form:

• This application form is meant for those foreigners who are applying for visa from outside India.
• Each online application form is meant for one person only. Separate application has to be filed for each applicant.
• Furnish information exactly in the manner asked for in the forms, especially the names, address and date of birth.
• Applicants are required to verify the application details before submitting the online application. They have an option to save the online application form, in case it is not to be submitted.
• Once the online application form is submitted by the applicant, then further modifications are not allowed. Hence applicants are requested to check and validate the details before submitting the online application form.
• Applicants are requested to keep the File Number (generated automatically after the submission of online form) for further communications.

B. Appointment Scheduling:

• Applicant can schedule the appointment as per his/ her convenience with the concerned Indian Mission.

• Each applicant to schedule a separate appointment with the Indian Mission

Process for filling up online application form:

1.1. Applicant shall access the Visa Application system online through the following link: http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa.

1.2. Applicant visits the above mentioned web link and selects the Indian Mission from where he intends to apply for the Visa from the tab “Select Mission”.

1.3. Applicant fills the application on-line as per the forms standardized by the Ministry.

1.4. After filling the form and submitting it, the system shall automatically generate a File number. Applicants are requested to keep this file number for further communications with the concerned Indian Mission.

1.5. System will automatically ask the Applicant for the following confirmation: “Select ‘Yes’ if the applicant want to seek appointment and make payment online or ‘No’ if the applicant just want to print the submitted application form.”

1.5.1. If the applicant response is “No”, then it is requested by the applicant to take the print out of the submitted online application form and approach the concerned Indian Mission for submission of the online form along with supporting documents.

1.5.2 If the response from applicant is “yes” then the system automatically takes the link to perform the following:

a. Selection of Date and Time of appointment at the concerned Indian Mission
b. Calculation of Visa fee, service charge, VAT etc. as applicable according to the Visa type

1.5.2. ePayment using service provider’s payment system

1.6. In case the facility of Appointment Scheduling and e-Payment is not available for the concerned Indian mission, then applicant has to take the printout of the online application form and visit the concerned Indian Mission to submit the same along with supporting documents and make the payment.


* The e-payment facility is not available for all the Indian Missions abroad. Wherever the said facility is not available, it is requested to kindly submit the application submission fees to either the out sourcing agency or to the Mission directly along with the supporting documents.
Government of India issues the following visas: Business Visa, Conference Visa, Diplomatic Visa, Employment Visa, Emergency Visa, Entry Visa, Journalist Visa, Medical Visa, Missionaries Visa, Permit to re-enter within 2 months, Research Visa, Student Visa, Tourist Visa, Transit Visa. Please follow the link for details on Visa Provision and supporting documents.
All Individual visa seekers are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through online application link. Or can apply by typing the URL: http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ in the address bar of web browser, in order to make an application for getting the Indian visa.

In either case, no hand written application form will be accepted by any of the Indian Mission/ Post, where-ever online Visa facility has been implemented. The application form completed in all respect and submitted succesfully, is to be submitted at the concerned Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) or directly to Indian Mission/ Post in absence of IVAC, on the scheduled date of interview along with the requisite supporting documents. The instructions for filling the form and scheduling the appointment can be refered at Instructions for Online Visa Application. Important technical information for filling online Indian visa application can be referred at Technical Instructions.

If you have already applied online for Indian Visa online and want to know the status of your application, please follow the link for Visa Enquiry.Further details / description shall be available on the Visa Enquiry page.
All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.

All Individual visa seekers are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through Online application, in order to make an application for getting the Indian visa.

The duly signed physical copy of the application form completed in all respect and submitted succesfully, is to be submitted at the concerned Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) or directly to Indian Mission/ Post, on the scheduled date of interview along with the requisite supporting documents. The instructions for filling the form and scheduling the appointment can be seen at Instructions for Online Visa Application. Important technical information for filling online Indian visa application can be referred at Technical Instructions.

The status of Visa Application can be seen on the link for Visa Enquiry https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/VisaEnquiry.jsp.

The applicants are also requested to visit website of the Indian Mission concerned for detailed information about Indian visa.