The Consular Passport, Visa (CPV) Division of The Ministry of External Affairs is fundamentally in charge of issuing Indian visa to the immigrants for their stay for various purposes. This provision is acclaimed through different Indian missions abroad. Visa fee is non-refundable and subject to change without any notice. The Embassy/High Commission or Consulate reserves the right on allowing and deciding the type/duration of visa irrespective of the fee tendered at the time of creating the application. The granting of a visa does not render the right of entry to India and which is subject to the concern of the Immigration Authorities. Specific visa is granted for different purposes.
- Visa issued for vivid categories, like the immigrant visit to India are approved by The Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) Division (Ministry of External Affairs) and the provision is approved via the Indian Missions or Consulates abroad.
- The visa fee is non-refundable and can change without notice. Irrespective of the fee which is paid at the time of applying, the Embassy/ High Commission or Consulate has the rights on allowing and deciding the type or duration of the visa.
- Visa is available based on the purpose of journey. Tourist visa is valid for a period of 6 months.
- Documents those are required including the original passport of minimum 6 months validity, Visa fees, supporting documents and passport size photographs along with a duly filled application form.
- Business visa is issued for duration of a year or longer.
- Tourist Visa on Arrival is available for the immigrants of eleven countries- Cambodia, Finland, Indonesia, Laos, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam and Myanmar
- The Visa on Arrival facility would not be applicable:
If the citizens of the above mentioned countries or their parents, grandparents (paternal or maternal) were born in, and the person was a permanent resident of Pakistan
II. Persons those are holding Diplomatic/ Official passports
III. A person who is working in India or a resident
- A person who may be affirmed persona non grata by the Government of India and who is not the subject of a blacklist or who may be facing any threats or warning circular or any other restrictive list
- A tourist with a valuable visa on arrival is permitted to enter India only two times in a year, with a gap of minimum two months between each visit. It is non-convertible and non-extendable and this facility is available only at the Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai airports.