Visa Application >> Important notices for visa applicants

Scalingdown of visa issuance process during 23-27, May 2016

In view of the forthcoming 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.


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.


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.