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Visa for Foreign Nationals


For all categories of visas, applicants must be in possession of the Foreigner Resident Permit (Green Booklet issued by the Public Security Bureau) or Alien Employment Permit (issued by the Labor Department). The passport must have a validity of at least six months. The application form must be duly completed and signed by the applicant himself/herself. For business visas, visitors should submit a letter of invitation from the concerned Indian Company.


Short term visitors to China, or those who are not in possession of Resident Permit Cards, may also apply for visas to India if they have not, for any reason, been able to do so at an Indian Mission in the place of their normal residence. They need to pay an additional Yuan 100.00 towards telex/fax charges.


Note: All foreigners including foreigners of Indian origin visiting India on long-term (more than 180 days) visas will be required to register themselves with the concerned Foreigner’s Regional Registration Office (FRRO) within 14 days of their arrival.




All visa applications submitted at the Indian Visa Application Centre [i.e. by the ordinary passport holders] and at the Embassy [i.e. by Diplomatic, Official and Public Affairs Passport holders] are only accepted in the online form. Online application form can be accessed at the following link:


Online Visa Application


For information regarding Online Visa Application click here.


Information regarding Online Visa Application is also available at the website of India Visa Application Center, Beijing -


Note: It is a mandatory requirement to ensure that applicant’s photo is 2 inch x 2 inch (51 mm x 51 mm) in size with white background. Photos which do not meet this specification will not be accepted. The Indian Visa Application Centre also have a photo booth facility (on payment basis) meeting these standards for applicants choosing to submit their application in person.


Download Forms


Additional form to be filled by all foreign nationals


Additional form for applicants of Pakistani origin


Useful links 


Online Visa Form


India Visa Application Centre


Registration by Foreigners


Contact details of FRROs/FROs