Consular & Visa >> Important Notices

1. Change in address of Indian Visa Application Centre

The Indian Visa Application Centre in Beijing is being shifted to a new location and will be operational from new location w.e.f.18th July 2016 (Monday). Address and contact details of the new location are as follows:


India Visa Application Centre

B-505, Xiaoyun Centre

No. 15, Xiaguangli, Chaoyang District, Beijing

(Contact Person: Mr. Mustafa Dewaswala, Tel No. 18519742215)

 During the period from 13.07.2016 to 15.07.2016, all visa applicants (including Private Passport holders) are requested to submit their visa applications directly in the Embassy at No.5, Liang ma qiao Bei  Jie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, from  11.00 AM to 01.00 PM and  again from 2.00 PM to 04.00 PM.


2. Scaling down of visa issuance process during 23-27, May 2016

In view of the for thcoming VVIP visit being handled by the Embassy of India, Beijing, the visa issuance system by the Embassy will be scaled down during the period from 23-27 May 2016. All visa applicants who plan to travel to India during the period mentioned above are requested to apply for visa in advance.

3. Notice regarding the prohibition on the use of satellite phones in India

This is to inform all concerned including foreigners visiting India that satellite telephone services are not permitted in India. Unauthorized use of handsets of Thuraya, Iridium and other such satellite operators are not permissible under Indian law. People, including visitors to India, found to be making use of satellite telephone services will be prosecuted and all sets found in possession of any individual will be seized.

4. Notice regarding visa to India for the purpose of entering into surrogacy arrangements

Any person seeking a visa to India for the purpose of entering into a surrogacy arrangement must ascertain beforehand whether the law of that country permits surrogacy and will provide appropriate travel documents to the child for accompanying the surrogate parents. Entering into surrogacy arrangements under any other visa not sought for surrogacy is punishable under Indian law.


Indian e-Tourist Visa seekers may kindly note that the following websites claiming to provide e-Tourist Visa services to visa applicants desiring to travel to India are fake and do not belong to Government of India :

The correct website belonging to Government of India is:   

Indian e-Tourist Visa seekers are advised to use the website: while applying for Indian visa including e-Tourist visa.