Planning to visit India? You will have to apply for a visa to India. As visa is one of the basic requirement if you want to visit another country. Somehow, fortunately, the government is also taking initiatives. In order to make it easy to apply or receive a visa.
So, here is a quick guide on how to apply for a visa if you are planning to go/travel India.
Use Government Official Site
Most convenient or safe way to apply for a visa is direct to visit government official sites. On the other hand, you can opt for an alternative option which is via different agencies. But, it is advisable to apply through government sites only.
You can find below a link to the official website where you can directly apply for the visa for India. Only in just three simple steps:
Apply Online: Just click here! Fill the form and Submit your Visa Application.
Submit Documents: You have to submit some mandatory documents. At the Indian Visa Application Center or at Indian Mission.
Receive a Passport, visa: After your successful application. You can collect your passport/visa. Either from the Indian Mission/Visa Application Center or you will get it by post.
Requirements for Indian Tourist Visa:
The first and most important requirement is your Passport. It should have a minimum validity of six months from the intended date of return from India.
It is always better to have the Photocopies of your passport bio page handy.
Second most important doc is your confirmed ticket. So, keep the copy of the reservation Ticket and not Confirmed ticket with you. As it may check at the time of submission of the application. Moreover, it always better to have two-way ticket proof with you.
- Your receipt of recent bank statement as proof of financial standing.
- Your marriage certificate in case married to Indian National.
- If minor you can provide a birth certificate and marriage certificate of parents.
How long does it take to get a visa to India?
Yes, I know you are eagerly waiting for your visa. But, the answer to this question is its depends upon the type of application. Also, it can be a delay in the holiday seasons and hence it may take longer time than usual. If you are lucky enough the whole process may take less also.
Applied Only For Yourself?
In case you have applied only for yourself. It can take around 3-5 working days for processing.
Are You Indian With US Citizenship?
It will take at least one to two weeks for processing for people of Indian origin. Or for the US citizens who need a reference and all non-US residents, and for short-term visas. In certain cases, it may take longer.