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The Indian tourist visa is required for most passport holders wishing to travel to India. Regardless of the length of your trip, it is likely you will require a visa. Fortunately all the information you need is here and we can help you to obtain your visa.
Other Indian visas:
Download the visa application form from this web page. The form can be downloaded by clicking here. You can then save it to your computer.
Print out and begin filling in the form with a black pen. If you have any questions regarding the form, please call us for advice free of charge. We are more than happy to help you.
Send the application and your passport to us along with any additional documents mentioned on the form. It is best to post it using a secure service such as Royal Mail Special Delivery or another courier company.
If you are a non-UK passport holder and do not have proof of two years residence in the UK the case will be treated as a referral which can take up to 15 working days. In this case your application must be supported by this form.
Applicants travelling to restricted or protected areas (Port Blair/Andaman-Nicobar/Sikkim) must complete the additional form for a Restricted Area Permit. Granting the ‘Restricted Area Permit’ is subject to the Embassy’s discretion.
Your photograph needs to be exactly 50x50mm.
The photo should capture your full face directly from the front with your eyes open. The head should be in the centre of the frame. There should be no distracting shadows on the face or background.
The photo-print should be clear and with a continuous tone and printed on proper photographic paper.
The passport should be valid for at least another 6 months. If it is due to expire before then, you will need to get a new passport. Additionally, if the passport was issued less than 6 months ago, you will need to include your previous passport with the application.
The passport needs to have two completely free pages facing each other in order for the visa to be stamped in. If you do not have two pages side by side, then you will need to get a new passport.
You must hold a valid UK passport in order to apply under the standard conditions. If you hold another type of passport, please see the additional documentation section on this page to find out what else you need to include.
You can include cash with your application when you are sending the application forms to us. You would find the appropriate amount on the order form.
You can include a Cheque or Postal Order with your application when you are sending it to us. If so, please make it payable to Visa24.
You can pay by BACS bank transfer while your application is being processed. If you choose this option, we shall invoice you once we have received your application and you make the payment while the embassy considers your request.
There are three different ways to receive your passport and visa when the process is complete. You can select the option on the order form that you download and print out from this web page. The options are:
|Shipping Service||Additional cost|
|Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day||£10|
|Royal Mail Special Deliver Next Day with Consequential Loss||£16|
|Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day (9am delivery)||£20|
How do I pay?
Cheque: You can include a cheque or postal order with the application making it payable to VISA 24.
Cash: You can pay by cash upon submission or collection of your passport. You can also send us the cash payment with your application, we would then recommend sending this via recorded mail.
Bank Transfer: You or your company can pay by bank transfer by choosing “Bank Transfer” on the payment options on our order form. You will then receive an email from us with our bank details and an itemised invoice.
Visa24 is not affiliated with the government of India. If you want to apply for a visa directly with the Indian Embassy, you can make an appointment to go in person. Click here for the Indian Embassy website in the United Kingdom.