India - Tourist - Regular Service: Visa Requirements

Multiple Entry / Visa Valid for 3650 days

1Required Documents

  • image description Valid Passport
    Valid Passport

    Provide your SIGNED passport. Your passport must be signed on the appropriate line. (For US citizens the line is located on the page following your information page). The passport must be valid with an expiration date greater than six (6) months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. Passport must have sufficient blank pages (at least 2 pages) for any visa stamps. These pages must say VISAS at the top of the page.  

    If your passport does not meet the requirements, we can assist with renewing a US Passport or obtain a new US Passport from us prior to obtaining the visa.

    (Important Note:  Keep a copy of your passport biographical information page for your records)

  • image description Completed India Visa Application
    Completed India Visa Application

    The Consulate of India requires that the visa application is completed online.  Click here to complete the Indian Visa Application Online.

    Begin, by clicking the orange button labeled "Regular Visa Application" located at the top left of the webpage.

    A successfully completed application must:

    • display your name, date of birth, passport number, issue date and expiration date EXACTLY as displayed on your passport.
    • Include answere to all questions/fields.
    • Be signed in TWO places (on the first page under the photo AND on the second page).  Both signatures must match the signature in yoru passport.
    • Be printed on single-sided sheets of paper.
    • have all dates used in the DD/MM/YYYY format.
    • MINOR REQUIREMENTS: The visa application itself has to be signed and NOTARIZED by BOTH parents on page 2. If minor is 13 or under, child thumbprint should be present in signature box of page 1. 
  • image description Two Passport-style Photographs
    Two Passport-style Photographs

    You must provide 2 passport photos. These passport photos must match the requirements of a standard US passport photo. They must be taken at an official passport photo provider (pharmacy, Costco, post office) and should not be taken and printed via a home photo printer.

  • image description Itinerary
    Itinerary

    Copy of computer generated round trip tickets or travel itinerary showing round trip travel entering India and exiting India.  Preferably, the proof of departure documents should show your departure from the United States to India and back.  Additionally, the Applicant's name must be on the travel document.  

  • image description Proof of Residence
    Proof of Residence

    Submit proof of your current residency (address) which exactly matches the present address listed on the Indian visa application.  Submit ONE of the following items:

    • Clear copy of your state issued driver’s license
    • Copy of state issued ID card
    • Copy of major utility bill
    Minors: Applicants under 18 must submit copies of both parents’ driver’s licenses or the above.

  • image description Requirement for a MINOR (Under 18)
    Requirement for a MINOR (Under 18)

    Additional Requirements of a Minor (Under 18).  Submit the following items:

    • Visa Application Form.  The visa application itself has to be signed and NOTARIZED by BOTH parents on page 2. If minor is 13 or under, child thumbprint should be present in signature box of page 1.
    • Parental Authorization Form.  The authorization form must be signed and NOTARIZED by BOTH parents. Download the Parental Authorization Form HERE.
    • Birth Certificate.  A photocopy of the minor’s birth certificate.
      • US Born Minor. Copy of your US birth certificate ("long form" showing names of parent’s and nationalities of your parents).
      • Indian Born Minor Copy of your birth certificate, old Indian passport or school leaving certificate.
      • Others.  Copy of your birth certificate or other government issued document from your birth country showing your birth.
    • Parent’s Passport Copies.  Copy of the information pages of both parent’s passports.
    • Parent’s Drivers Licenses.  Copy of both parent’s state-issued drivers licenses.
  • image description For Applicants of Indian Origin
    For Applicants of Indian Origin

    The Indian government requires proof of renunciation of Indian citizenship; meaning, Indian nationals who obtain citizenship in another country must surrender their Indian citizenship prior to obtaining an Indian visa. Find out more about the required procedure for Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

  • image description Additional Particulars Form
    Additional Particulars Form

    Provide a signed and completed Additional Particular Form. India Additional Particular Form

  • image description Cox and Kings Disclaimer
    Cox and Kings Disclaimer

    Provide a signed and completed Cox and Kings Disclaimer Form. CKGS Disclaimer Form

  • image description Media Professionals ONLY
    Media Professionals ONLY

    Applicant’s affiliated with the media (photographers, videographers, cameraman, writers, authors, freelancer, SELF EMPLOYED, etc) will require a Journalistic Undertaking Form: Journalistic Undertaking Form

2Consular and Service Fees

# Detail Fee
1 Consulate Fee $125
2 Service Fee $99

3Ship Documents

1.) Place the above mentioned documents in a FedEx Letter.

2.) Send the FedEx Letter to us at :

Passports and Visas.com
Attn: Processing

7878 Roswell Road, Suite M
Atlanta, Georgia 30350

The expected processing time for this visa application is 10 business days.

Please note that processing times, fees, and requirements are based on government rules and are subject to change without notice.

1Gather Documentation for a India Visa

1. Valid Passport

Provide your SIGNED passport. Your passport must be signed on the appropriate line. (For US citizens the line is located on the page following your information page). The passport must be valid with an expiration date greater than six (6) months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. Passport must have sufficient blank pages (at least 2 pages) for any visa stamps. These pages must say VISAS at the top of the page.  

If your passport does not meet the requirements, we can assist with renewing a US Passport or obtain a new US Passport from us prior to obtaining the visa.

(Important Note:  Keep a copy of your passport biographical information page for your records)

1. Completed India Visa Application

The Consulate of India requires that the visa application is completed online.  Click here to complete the Indian Visa Application Online.

Begin, by clicking the orange button labeled "Regular Visa Application" located at the top left of the webpage.

A successfully completed application must:

  • display your name, date of birth, passport number, issue date and expiration date EXACTLY as displayed on your passport.
  • Include answere to all questions/fields.
  • Be signed in TWO places (on the first page under the photo AND on the second page).  Both signatures must match the signature in yoru passport.
  • Be printed on single-sided sheets of paper.
  • have all dates used in the DD/MM/YYYY format.
  • MINOR REQUIREMENTS: The visa application itself has to be signed and NOTARIZED by BOTH parents on page 2. If minor is 13 or under, child thumbprint should be present in signature box of page 1. 

1. Two Passport-style Photographs

You must provide 2 passport photos. These passport photos must match the requirements of a standard US passport photo. They must be taken at an official passport photo provider (pharmacy, Costco, post office) and should not be taken and printed via a home photo printer.

1. Itinerary

Copy of computer generated round trip tickets or travel itinerary showing round trip travel entering India and exiting India.  Preferably, the proof of departure documents should show your departure from the United States to India and back.  Additionally, the Applicant's name must be on the travel document.  

1. Proof of Residence

Submit proof of your current residency (address) which exactly matches the present address listed on the Indian visa application.  Submit ONE of the following items:

  • Clear copy of your state issued driver’s license
  • Copy of state issued ID card
  • Copy of major utility bill
Minors: Applicants under 18 must submit copies of both parents’ driver’s licenses or the above.

1. Requirement for a MINOR (Under 18)

Additional Requirements of a Minor (Under 18).  Submit the following items:

  • Visa Application Form.  The visa application itself has to be signed and NOTARIZED by BOTH parents on page 2. If minor is 13 or under, child thumbprint should be present in signature box of page 1.
  • Parental Authorization Form.  The authorization form must be signed and NOTARIZED by BOTH parents. Download the Parental Authorization Form HERE.
  • Birth Certificate.  A photocopy of the minor’s birth certificate.
    • US Born Minor. Copy of your US birth certificate ("long form" showing names of parent’s and nationalities of your parents).
    • Indian Born Minor Copy of your birth certificate, old Indian passport or school leaving certificate.
    • Others.  Copy of your birth certificate or other government issued document from your birth country showing your birth.
  • Parent’s Passport Copies.  Copy of the information pages of both parent’s passports.
  • Parent’s Drivers Licenses.  Copy of both parent’s state-issued drivers licenses.

1. For Applicants of Indian Origin

The Indian government requires proof of renunciation of Indian citizenship; meaning, Indian nationals who obtain citizenship in another country must surrender their Indian citizenship prior to obtaining an Indian visa. Find out more about the required procedure for Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

1. Additional Particulars Form

Provide a signed and completed Additional Particular Form. India Additional Particular Form

1. Cox and Kings Disclaimer

Provide a signed and completed Cox and Kings Disclaimer Form. CKGS Disclaimer Form

1. Media Professionals ONLY

Applicant’s affiliated with the media (photographers, videographers, cameraman, writers, authors, freelancer, SELF EMPLOYED, etc) will require a Journalistic Undertaking Form: Journalistic Undertaking Form

2Consular and Service Fees

2.1 Consular and Service Fees

India visa fees are as below :

# Detail Fee
1 Consulate Fee $125
2 Service Fee $99

3Ship your Application to Passports and Visas.com

3.1 Place the above documents in an Overnight Envelope

Enclose the documents from Section 1 (Gather Documents for your India  Visa) and a print out of your order confirmation in an Overnight Envelope (Fedex, UPS, etc).

3.2 Send the Application Materials to Us

Please Note: If you paid for an inbound shipping service your account manager will contact you to provide a FedEx shipping label via email to send us your completed application. 

Send the Overnight Envelope (Fedex, UPS, etc) to us at :

Passports and Visas.com
Attn: Processing

7878 Roswell Road, Suite M
Atlanta, Georgia 30350