Visa & Customs
Passport and Visa Regulation
Delegations coming from SAARC, European and other continents are requested to possess a genuine and valid national passport or any other internationally recognized travel document establishing his/her nationality and identity and bearing photograph of the foreigner.
Nepal and Bhutan nationals if entering India by land or air from the Nepal or Bhutan border respectively do not require a passport for entering into India. However, they are required to possess an authorized identity proof. Further, if they are entering India from a place other than their own country then the possession of passport is a must.
Provision of ‘Visa on Arrival’ in India is not available. Foreigners are advised to ensure that they are in possession of valid Indian Visa before they start their journey to India.
To get a visa for India, you need to submit a number of documents. Following is a list of important documents for Indian visa:
- Duly completed Visa application form
- Passport having a minimum validity of six months on the date of application
- Two identical latest passport sized photographs
- Supporting documents depending upon the type of visa, such as tourist, business, transit, journalist, student, conference or entry
- Visa fee
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A valid yellow fever certificate is mandatory for all persons (including infants) who have been, even in transit, in Africa or South America or Papua New Guinea in the last six days. The Certificate becomes valid 10 days after vaccination. India does not require immunisation against smallpox and cholera. A person arriving in India, who is required to possess a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate in accordance with these requirements will, in the absence of a valid vaccination certificate be quarantined for a period of upto six days, without exception.