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India Passport & Visa Requirements

Visa Agencies

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Travel Visa Pro, San Francisco, USA. (866) 378-1722 or www.TravelVisaPro.com

Travel Visa Pro in UK: +44 (0) 20 3743 3155 or www.travelvisapro.co.uk.


Entry requirements for Americans

US citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least six months upon arrival, and a visa, to enter India. US Citizens can purchase tourist visas that are valid for 5 and 10 years respectively.

Entry requirements for UK nationals

British citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least six months upon arrival, and a visa, to enter India.

Entry requirements for Canada

Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least six months upon arrival, and a visa, to enter India.

Entry requirements for Australians

Australian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least six months upon arrival, and a visa, to enter India.

Entry requirements for South Africans

South African citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least six months upon arrival, and a visa, to enter India.

Entry requirements for New Zealanders

New Zealand citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least six months upon arrival, and a visa, to enter India.

Entry requirements for Irish nationals

Irish citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least six months upon arrival, and a visa, to enter India.

Passport/Visa Note

Visa extensions are not possible for tourist visas. Other visas may be eligible for extensions, which are applied for through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Holders of multiple-entry Tourist Visas (visa type code "T"), with a validity ranging from above three months and up to 10 years, are no longer required to leave a gap of at least two months between visits unless they are nationals from Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan and Bangladesh.

Note that a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required, if arriving in India within six days of leaving or transiting through heavily infected areas. Also note that the following areas of India are restricted, and require that visitors obtain a permit BEFORE entering them: (Protected Areas) parts of the state of Manipur, parts of the state of Mizoram, parts of the state of Arunachal Pradesh, the whole state of Nagaland, the whole State of Sikkim, parts of the state of Uttaranchal, parts of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, parts of the state of Rajasthan, parts of the state of Himachal Pradesh; (Restricted Areas) the whole of the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, part of the state of Sikkim. If surface travel is involved, and nationals travel via restricted areas, they require a "pass" issued by either the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (located in each major Indian city), or the Superintendent of Police (located in each Indian district), or the diplomatic representation of India in Bhutan or Nepal.

NOTE: It is highly recommended that your passport has at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

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