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India

Neighbouring Origin Applicant

All applications of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Srilanka origin have to apply for a Indian visa in-person at the Indian consulate.

How to Apply

Tourist visas are for quick tourism purpose only.

  • If you have visited India previously on tourism there should be a gap of two months between your next visit.
  • Irrespective of the duration of validity of visa, on each visit maximum period of stay in India is limited to 6 months (180 days)
  • Former nationals of India, spouse and children are advised to apply for an entry visa institute of tourist visa, there are no two month gap restrictions.

Minors Under 18

  • Copy of the birth certificate is required.
  • Copy of each parent’s passport information page or copy of drivers licenses.
  • Minors not traveling with both parents/guardians must provide a notarized of consulate signed by the non accompanying parent(s)/guardian(s) authorizing the consulate to issue a visa.
  • The application must be notarized.

Parental Consent Form

Valid U.S. Passport

  • You must submit your current undamaged passport and it must have one blank visa page.
  • The passport must be signed and valid for six months from the date of departure.

Copy of Valid Identification

  • Address on your driver’s license must match the address on your application.
  • If the address on your driver’s license does not match your residence, you may include a copy of a major utility bill (water, power, or sewage).

Visa Photos

  • Passport photo services available at our offices.
  • Must be 2″ x 2″ on a white background.
  • Photo must not be older than one month.

Service Order Form

Service Order Form

If you are processing your application with us via mail, please fill out the service order form and send it along with the documents.

Valid U.S. Passport

  • You must submit your current undamaged passport and it must have one blank visa page.
  • The passport must be signed and valid for six months from the date of departure.

Copy of Valid Identification

  • Address on your driver’s license must match the address on your application.
  • If the address on your driver’s license does not match your residence, you may include a copy of a major utility bill (water, power, or sewage).

Business Letter

Business Letter

  • The Business letter should be on the company letterhead with an original signature.
  • Name, address and phone number of the contact person in India must be stated in the letter.
  • The letter must state the name, position, nature of work for how many days, where he is staying and who will provide financial guarantee.

Invitation Letter

Invitation Letter

  • An invitation letter can be original or scanned copy. Please provide an original or scanned copy of invitation letter on the company’s letterhead with the company seal or the red seal from the official foreign ministry.

Letter/Certificate of Incorporation

  • A Letter/Certificate of Incorporation from the business in India that is inviting the applicant must be included.

Visa Photos

  • Passport photo services available at our offices.
  • Must be 2″ x 2″ on a white background.
  • Photo must not be older than one month.

Service Order Form

Service Order Form

If you are processing your application with us via mail, please fill out the service order form and send it along with the documents.

An Employment visa is granted to those who are an employee or paid intern of an Indian company. In addition, those traveling to India for volunteer work with a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) must apply for an Employment visa.

The Consulate may grant an Employment visa valid for up to one year irrespective of the duration of the contract. Further extension of up to 5 years may be obtained from MHA/FRRO in the concerned state in India. Spouse and dependent family members accompanying the applicant must apply for an Entry visa (NOT Tourist visa), coterminous with the period of the principal visa holder. Please note the visa is valid beginning on the day it is issued.

Complete Online Application

Valid U.S. Passport

  • You must submit your current undamaged passport and it must have one blank visa page.
  • The passport must be signed and valid for six months from the date of departure.

Copy of Valid Identification

  • Address on your driver’s license must match the address on your application.
  • If the address on your driver’s license does not match your residence, you may include a copy of a major utility bill (water, power, or sewage).

Appointment Letter

An employment appointment letter must contains salary information. The salary must be a handsome amount.

Contract Letter

The employment contract letter must be detailed.

Resume

  • The resume of the applicant must be included.

Company Registration

  • Please provide copy of the registration of the company registered in India.

Tax Liability Letter

  • This letter must be from the company in India certifying :
    • Indian company takes responsibility for paying taxes on applicant’s behalf.
    • Foreigners hired will not exceed 1% of workforce.
    • If the number of employees is within 1% but more than 20, there may be a delay in processing.

Employee Details Form

  • This form must be completed and included.

Justification Letter

  • The letter from the company must justify that the applicant is the skilled and qualified and profession and those kind of skilled of not available in India

Visa Photos

  • Passport photo services available at our offices.
  • Must be 2″ x 2″ on a white background.
  • Photo must not be older than one month.

Minors Under 18

  • Copy of the birth certificate is required.
  • Copy of each parent’s passport information page or copy of drivers licenses.
  • Minors not traveling with both parents/guardians must provide a notarized of consulate signed by the non accompanying parent(s)/guardian(s) authorizing the consulate to issue a visa.

Parental Consent Form

Service Order Form

Service Order Form

If you are processing your application with us via mail, please fill out the service order form and send it along with the documents.

Complete Online Application

Complete Online Application

Complete Additional Particulars Form

Complete CKGS Disclaimer Form

Documents Checklist & Form

Minors Under 18

  • Copy of the birth certificate is required.
  • Copy of each parent’s passport information page or copy of drivers licenses.
  • Minors not traveling with both parents/guardians must provide a notarized of consulate signed by the non accompanying parent(s)/guardian(s) authorizing the consulate to issue a visa.
  • The application must be notarized.

Parental Consent Form

In addition to applying for your visa, you will need to complete the following requirements. If you have renounced Indian citizenship, one of the following must be produced as proof:

  • A certificate of renunciation issued by a Consulate of India; or
  • Your cancelled Indian passport with stamp stating the passport is cancelled due to obtaining US (or any non Indian country) citizenship.

If you have NOT renounced Indian citizenship, or cannot show proof, the following must be provided:

  • Copy of your naturalization certificate; and
  • Most recent Indian passport.*

*If the most recent Indian passport is available, provide the following:

  • Two copies of the completed Renunciation Form.
  • Copies of the first three pages and the last two pages of the most recent Indian passport.

*If do not have your most recent Indian passport, you must provide the following:

  • If you were naturalized over 10 years from today, you must provide two (2) copies of a Deemed Surrender Certificate Form
  • If you were naturalized less than 10 years ago, you must provide an Affidavit of Loss; and either a copy of your birth certificate or a school leaving certificate.

Renunciation Fees

  • There will be a separate renunciation fee automatically calculated as a part of the visa application depending the date of naturalization:
    • Naturalized before June 1, 2010: $20.00 renunciation fee
    • Naturalized on or after June 1, 2010: $175.00 renunciation fee

Penalties

  • If the most recent Indian passport is retained for more than 3 years after acquisition of citizenship of another country, a penalty of $250.00 will be automatically calculated as a part of the visa application except where the most recent Indian passport expired before January 1, 2005 or where the most recent Indian passport shows a ‘Cancelled’ stamp. In addition, a penalty of $250.00 will be charged for each case of misuse of the Indian passport for travel after 3 months of acquisition of citizenship of another country subject to a maximum penalty of $1250.00.For help calculating the renunciation and penalty fees due, you can refer to the Renunciation and Penalty Fee Flowchart

Naturalization Certificate

  • A copy of the Naturalization Certificate is required if:
    • Your most recent Indian passport expired or is due to expire on or after January 1, 2005.
    • Your US passport is issued on or after June 1, 2010 while naturalization took place on or before May 31, 2010.
    • A minor gained naturalization through his/her parents and possesses no separate naturalization certificate then a notarized written statement signed by both parents is required stating the circumstances that their child received his/her naturalization status and why the child does not possess his/her own certificate.
    • A copy of the Naturalization Certificate is required for all applicants applying in the Houston jurisdiction.

Complete Online Application

Complete Online Application

Note: We Provide our customers complete assistance with your online application, uploading your documents and Photo Service in our office.

Minors Under 18

  • Copy of the birth certificate is required.
  • Copy of each parent’s passport information page or copy of drivers licenses.
  • Minors not traveling with both parents/guardians must provide a notarized of consulate signed by the non accompanying parent(s)/guardian(s) authorizing the consulate to issue a visa.
  • The application must be notarized.

Parental Consent Form

Original Indian Passport

  • You must provide your actual Current or Expired Indian passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport.

Valid U.S. Passport

  • Must be 2″ x 2″ on a white background.
  • Full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression.
  • You may not wear eyeglasses or headwear except for religious purposes.
  • Photo must not be older than three months.

Note: Photo services are available at our offices.

Visa Photos

  • Passport photo services available at our offices.
  • Must be 2″ x 2″ on a white background.
  • Photo must not be older than one month.

Proof of Residency

  • A clear photocopy of the applicant’s drivers license or state issued ID is the best proof of address.
  • The address on the ID must match the present address on the visa application exactly.
    • Alternatively, the most recent major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage), or a copy of a valid/current lease containing both the landlord and tenant signature, may also be accepted.

Residency Status

  • You must provide proof of your current U.S. Immigration status. You must provide a copy of your U.S. Immigration paperwork (Status of H1-B, H-4, L1, L2 , EAD, I-120 copies) or a copy of your Green Card Front/Back.

Child OCI

  • You Must Provide Both Parents Indian passport copies
  • You must provide a copy of your U.S. Immigration paperwork (Status of H1-B,H- 4,L1, L2 or I-120) or a copy of your Green Card Front/Back.
  • Two Original Parental Consent Letter (Signed and Notarized)
  • Child Signature or Thumb Print on Application
  • If Applicant ever held Indian Passport, you must apply for Renunciation certificate for cancellation of Indian Passport. or submit a proof of renunciation certificate or copies of Indian Passport with cancelled stamp “Passport cancelled as Holder requires US Citizenship” or Call our Office at: (310) 402 1619 and talk to our expert team.
  • Child Birth Certificate copy
  • Parents’ Marriage Certificate Copy

Renunciation Proof

  • If Applicant ever held Indian Passport, you must apply for Renunciation certificate for cancellation of Indian Passport. or submit a proof of renunciation certificate or copies of Indian Passport with cancelled stamp “Passport cancelled as Holder requires US Citizenship” or Call our Office at : (310) 402 1619 and talk to our expert team.

Note: If you have Lost your Current Indian Passport, Please submit at least four additional documents for deemed renunciation certificate, such as your Indian Passport copies, your Indian Birth Certificate, School Leaving Certificate, High School Diploma issued by Indian Government, Parents Indian Passport copies, Parents Marriage Certificate copy, parents Birth Certificates or death certificates copies issued by Indian Government.

Female Applicant Requirement

  • Female Applicants must submit a copy of their Marriage certificate or divorce decree.

Processing Time

  • The average OCI processing time is 45-60 days.
  • Please call Us at: (310) 402-1619 for more information about the processing time.

Relevant Forms

New OCI Registration Icon PDF  Sample Form
Document Checklist (ADULT) Icon PDF  Download
Document Checklist (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
Parental Authorization (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
Document Checklist (FOREIGN SPOUSE) Icon PDF  Download
Sworn Affidavit (FOREIGN SPOUSE) Icon PDF  Download
OCI Registration (In Lieu of Valid PIO card) Icon PDF  Sample Form
Document Checklist (ADULT) Icon PDF  Download
Affidavit in lieu of Originals (ADULT) Icon PDF  Download
Document Checklist (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
Affidavit in lieu of Originals (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
Parental Authorization (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
OCI Registration (In lieu of LOST PIO card) Icon PDF  Sample Form
Document Checklist (ADULT) Icon PDF  Download
Affidavit in lieu of Originals (ADULT) Icon PDF  Download
Document Checklist (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
Affidavit in lieu of Originals (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
Parental Authorization (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
OCI Miscellaneous services Icon PDF  Sample Form
Document Checklist (ADULT) Icon PDF  Download
Affidavit in lieu of Originals (ADULT) Icon PDF  Download
Document Checklist (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
Affidavit in lieu of Originals (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
Parental Authorization (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
OCI in lieu of Damaged/Lost OCI Card Icon PDF  Sample Form
Document Checklist (ADULT) Icon PDF  Download
Affidavit in lieu of Originals (ADULT) Icon PDF  Download
Document Checklist (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
Affidavit in lieu of Originals (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
Parental Authorization (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
Cancel OCI Card
Document Checklist (ADULT) Icon PDF  Download
FORM-XXII-Recent (ADULT) Icon PDF  Download
FORM-XXIIA (ADULT) Icon PDF  Download
Document Checklist (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
FORM-XXII-Recent (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
FORM-XXIIA (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download
Parental Authorization (MINOR) Icon PDF  Download

Service Order Form

Service Order Form

If you are processing your application with us via mail, please fill out the service order form and send it along with the documents.

For help with India ETA / Visa On Arrival, please call our office at: (310) 914 1400

Complete Application

Valid U.S. Passport

  • You must submit your current undamaged passport and it must have one blank visa page.
  • The passport must be signed and valid for six months from the date of departure.

Copy of Valid Identification

  • Address on your driver’s license must match the address on your application.
  • If the address on your driver’s license does not match your residence, you may include a copy of a major utility bill (water, power, or sewage).

Visa Photos

  • Passport photo services available at our offices.
  • Must be 2″ x 2″ on a white background.
  • Photo must not be older than one month.

Service Order Form

Service Order Form

If you are processing your application with us via mail, please fill out the service order form and send it along with the documents.

Visa Fees & Processing Times

Type of Visa Entry Validity Fees
Tourist Multiple 10 Years $120.00
Tourist Multiple 5 Years $120.00
Business Multiple 10 Years $273.00
Business Multiple 5 Years $273.00
Business Multiple 6 Months $193.00
OCI Card Multiple Lifelong $295.00
E-Visa / Emergency Visa Single Only 60 Days (No Extension) $123.00
Processing Time Fees
Rush $199.00
Express $145.00
Regular $99.00
ETA $184.00

We only return passports using FedEx.

Priority Overnight Delivery $35.00
First Overnight (8:30 AM) $69.00
Saturday Delivery $42.00
  • You can include a prepaid return air bill in which case you will not be charged.
  • You can provide a FedEx account number and we will generate the air bill – an additional fee of $5 will be charged to your work order.

Total Fees

Government Fees + Sameday Passport Expedite Fees + Return FedEx Shipping Fees = Total Fees