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Important Notice About India Visa Applications

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to technical issues in its server, NO Consular Services (i.e. Visa/Passport) will be provided by the Consulate General of India, New York, until further notice. During this period, only Emergency (Visa/Passport) consular services (in case of death or medical emergencies) will be provided through the Embassy of India, Washington DC. Applicants having genuine emergencies should visit CKGS New York Office, with documents including proof of emergency, for assistance.

 

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.

For former citizens of SAARC countries, such as Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Iran and Iraq applying for an India visa with their US Passport may require personal appearance in order to apply for a visa, therefore, GenVisa is unable to process visa requests at this time.

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.


E-Visa Requirements
  • E-TOURIST VISA:

    TOURIST VISA

    DOUBLE ENTRY, VALID FOR 4 MONTHS.

    • Professional, High Resolution color copy of the data page of your US Passport bio data page and signature page (page 2 and 3 on your passport).
    • Professional, High Resolution passport type photo, taken within 6 months on complete white background without any shadows. Photo should be 2”x 2” with front view, no smiling, and no glasses.
    • Application Form.

    Choose your service options

    Visitor Visa — Double-Entry Visa Valid for 4 months for stay up to 60 days.

    Processing Time: 10 Business Days

    $ 164.00

    Visitor Visa — Double-Entry Visa Valid for 4 months for stay up to 60 days

    Processing Time: 5 Business Days

    $ 199.00

     

Tourist Visa Requirements
  • India Tourist Visa Requirements:

    MULTIPLE ENTRY, VALID UP TO 10 YEARS FOR U.S. PASSPORT HOLDERS

    • 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).
    • Additional Particulars Form, must be completed by each applicant in addition to the application form. Answers YES or NO will be acceptable, please do not write N/A.
    • 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.
Processing Instructions
Please forward the completed requirements detailed above to:
Generations Visa Service
2233 Wisconsin Ave NW
Suite 311
Washington, DC 20007
Fees

GenVisa Service Fee:

$89.00 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
Optional insurance:
$9.00 per passport:
  • in the unlikely event that your passport is lost or damaged in transit. This will cover your full out of pocket visa(s) and passport replacement costs up to $2,000.
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

Need a Visa Order Form? Download a Copy Here!
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For international shipping costs, please contact GenVisa.

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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