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India Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizens

Important Notice About India Visa Applications

Effective on and after June 18, 2018, the Government of India has rationalized and revised the Visa fees for TOURIST and BUSINESS visas for U.S. nationals.

How to Apply for a Visa to India

  • Review the visa requirements below, depending on the type of visa you need (tourist or business).
  • Gather the required documents and review them to ensure you have everything you need.
  • Send your documents to our office or visit our office in Washington, DC.


Tourist Visa Requirements
  • India Tourist Visa Requirements:

    • Submit your signed passport having two (2) completely blank visa pages and 6 months validity beyond the travel dates. If you need help securing, renewing, or updating your passport, please contact GenVisa at 800-845-8968 for requirements and fees.
    • Visa Application Form completed online, printed, and signed. Please be aware that the name listed on the visa application must match the name listed in the passport (i.e. Thomas Smith, not Tom Smith).
    • Two (2) recent professional passport-type photographs on white background (no glasses or hats allowed).
    • A clear copy of applicant’s Driver’s License or Utility Bill as proof of residence in the Embassy’s area of jurisdiction. The following items are NOT accepted: cell phone bill, credit card statement, phone bill, bank statement, or lease.

    Copy of return or onward tickets or travel agency/airline itinerary in each traveler’s name.


Business Visa Requirements
  • India Business Visa Requirements

    • Submit your signed passport having two (2) completely blank visa pages and 6 months validity beyond the travel dates. If you need help securing, renewing, or updating your passport, please contact GenVisa at 800-845-8968 for requirements and fees.
    • Two (2) recent professional passport-type photographs on white background (no glasses or hats allowed).
    • Completed Online Visa Application.
    • A clear copy of applicant’s Driver’s License or Utility Bill as proof of residence in the Embassy’s area of jurisdiction. The following items are NOT accepted: cell phone bill, credit card statement, phone bill, bank statement, or lease.
    • Copy of return or onward tickets or travel agency/airline itinerary in each traveler’s name.
    • Order form, which can be downloaded here.
    • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation from the company/organization in India.
    • A letter of invitation from the sponsoring organization in India, typed on the organization’s letterhead and addressed to:Embassy of India/Indian Consulate General, Visa Section in the city of applicant’s jurisdiction.

    The letter must explain all of the following:

      • The nature of the applicant’s business.
      • The probable duration of stay in India.
      • Statement requesting visa validity required i.e. 1 year, 5 years, or 10 years (must match visa application question #25).
      • Places and organizations to be visited in India.
      • A business letter of responsibility (sample) typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to Embassy of India/Indian Consulate General, Visa Section in the city of applicant’s jurisdiction.

                   The business letter of responsibility must:

      • Explain the nature of the business performed.
      • Include the name and address of the business reference to be visited.
      • Specify the duration of intended stay in India.
      • Request visa validity i.e. 1 year, 5 years or 10 years (must match application question #25).
      • Guarantee sufficient financial support for the visit.
      • Guarantee return transportation to the U.S.

    Be signed by a company officer other than the applicant.

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Processing Instructions
Please forward the completed requirements detailed above to:
Generations Visa Service
2233 Wisconsin Ave NW
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Washington, DC 20007
Fees

GenVisa Service Fee:

$81.00 per visa (60 days or more)

  • Add $65.00 per person for expedited service within 45 days
  • Add $95.00 per person for expedited service within 30 days.

For processing within 21 days, please contact us for processing fees and instructions.

 

Consular Fee (Includes $5.00 Money Order fee):

US Citizens Consular Fees:

Tourist Visa

  • 10 Year Multiple Entry Tourist visa fee – $200.00

Business Visa

  • 1 Year Multiple Entry Business visa fee – $200.00
  • 5 Year Multiple Entry Business visa fee – $295.00
  • 10 Year Multiple Entry Business visa fee – $295.00

UK Citizens 

  • Tourist Visa
    • 6 Month Multiple Entry Tourist – $182.00
  • Business Visa
    • 6 Month Multiple Entry Business visa fee – $218.00
    • 1 Year Multiple Entry Business visa fee – $494.00
    • 5 Year Multiple Entry Business visa fee – $860.00
Return Postage

Continental USA Only:

  • $34.00 FedEx Letter (Next Business Day – up to three passports)
  • $24.00 FedEx 3 Business Days
  • $55.00 FedEx Letter (Saturday Delivery)

 

Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands:

Add $35.00 to the shipping fee chosen above

For international shipping costs, please contact GenVisa.

Notes About Our India Visa & Passport Services

For Double-Entry 60-day validity Tourist Visa On Arrival (must arrive and depart by plane), click here for the application and here for the visa order form.

Passport must have at least six (6) months remaining validity and contain two (2) blank visa pages for visa to be issued. GenVisa can assist with obtaining U.S. Passports, whether new issue or renewal.

Special requirements exist for U.S. Official and Diplomatic passport holders.

Send ALL the requirements above (and a check payable to Generations Visa Service) via traceable form of mail to the GenVisa office immediately. GenVisa will hand-carry your application to the Embassy if applicable. Please allow at least 21 business days of processing time.

Disclaimer

GenVisa acts only as an agent. It is the traveler’s responsibility to fully and accurately complete the application. GenVisa cannot be held responsible for any delays or loss of passports when not in the actual possession of GenVisa.

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