Visa is a mandatory requirement for anyone to enter
India, including children. One should ensure its possession before planning
to enter India. For the purpose of tourism, usually, a multi-entry visa,
valid for a period of 180 days, is granted. The visa is deemed valid from
the date of issue. Tourist Visa can also be granted for 3 months, valid from
date 1st entry into India which should be within 2 months from date of
Prerequisites for Visa
» Passport valid for at least 6 months
» Paid visa fee
» Few passport size photographs
» Supporting documents, whereever necessary
» Duly completed application form
Tourist Visa Additional Requirements
Tourist visa is effective from the date of issue. It is non-convertible and
non-extendible. Travel agents whose work more visits to the country can be
granted tourist visas for a longer duration.
Points to Remember
» Granting of visa does not mean that one is armed with the right to
enter India. One's entry is subject to the discretion of the Immigration
» The documents can be verified whenever the need arises.
» Some cases might need clearance from the government level.
» Time taken for issuing visa differs for every application.
» Persons who desire to visit restricted/protected areas need special
» If one plans to visit a neighboring country and then re-enter India,
a double/multiple entry visa should be obtained.
Visa relaxations have been given to the nationals of the countries like
Nepal and Bhutan. One can obtain the details from the respective Indian
Visa for Trekking and Mountaineering Expeditions
» When the proposed tour itinerary includes taking people to the
height of more than 6000 metres, visa is granted after 'No Objection' of the
Indian Mountaineering Federation.
» When the itinerary proposes visit to the areas below 6000 metre, it
is mandatory to forward with the visa application an itinerary which
indicates days and places to be visited along with their height.
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