India visa application and requirements

                    India Visa

India Visa

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If you hold a BNO Passport, please contact info@visahq.hk for detailed requirements

India travelers applying for visa for the purposes of NGO, volunteer, journalism or employment are not eligible for an EVISA and are advised to apply for the appropriate consular visa instead.



India E-visas must be obtained prior to travel to India. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing. You will receive an Electronic Travel Authority by e-mail. Biometric details will be taken upon arrival in India.
If you have a valid visa in your old passport, this visa is still valid for entry. You have to bring your old passport along with your new passport and earlier granted valid e-Visa (ETA) document with you. Please do not apply if you have a valid visa in any other passport. Your application will be rejected. If your passport with Indian visa was lost, and you are applying with a new passport, please let us know


Those who visited People's Republic of China on or after January 15, 2020 may contact nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate for regular visa.

India business e-visa is required for citizens of Hong Kong.

Former citizens of India
Former Indian Nationals that have been Naturalized must provide copy of stamped Renunciation Form or Deemed Surrender Certificate in order to apply.
Required ports of entry
Travelers must enter at one of the following airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh,Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Vishakhapatnam
or seaports: Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai.
However, travelers can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
Persons with Occupation Related to Media
For journalists, writers, photographers, designers, and those who work with media; regardless of purpose in India, must apply for a Journalist Visa.
In case of deleviring lecture/s under Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN)
1) Invitation of the host institute to the foreign faculty. 2) Copy of the sanction order under GIAN issued by the National Coordinating Institute viz. IIT Kharagpur.
IMPORTANT:

Applicants who:

• have been arrested/ prosecuted/ convicted by Court of Law of any country;

• have been refused entry / deported by any country including India;

• have been engaged in human trafficking/ drug trafficking/ child abuse/ crime against women/ Economic offense / Financial fraud;

• have ever been engaged in cyber crime/ terrorist activities/ sabotage/ espionage/ genocide/ political killing/ other act of violence;

• have by any means or medium, expressed views that justify or glorify terrorist violence or that may encourage others to terrorist acts or other serious criminal acts;

• have sought asylum (political or otherwise)in any country

Are ineligible for e-Visa and must instead apply for a visa at the nearest Indian Consulate. Please contact VisaHQ for more information.
For travellers with Pakistani passport or Pakistani origin
International Travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.

Advisory : Travel and Visa restrictions related to COVID-19


• All regular (sticker) Visas/e-Visa (including VoA for Japan and South Korea) granted to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan and issued on or before 03.03.2020 and who have not yet entered India, stand suspended with immediate effect. Such foreign nationals may not enter India from any Air, Land or Seaport ICPs. Those requiring to travel to India due to compelling reasons, may seek fresh visa from nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate.

• Regular (sticker) visa / e-Visa granted to nationals of Peoples Republic of China, issued on or before 05.02.2020 were suspended earlier. It shall remain in force. Such Chinese nationals may not enter India from any Air, Land or Seaport ICPs. Those needing to travel to India under compelling circumstances may apply for fresh visa to nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate.

• Regular (sticker) visas/e-Visas granted to all foreign nationals who have travelled to Peoples Republic of China, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Japan on or after 01.02.2020, and who have not yet entered India stand suspended with immediate effect. Such foreign nationals may not enter India from any Air, Land or Seaport ICPs. Those requiring to travel to India under compelling circumstances may apply for fresh visa to nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate.

• Diplomats, officials of UN and other International bodies, OCI cardholders and Aircrew from above countries are exempted from such restriction on entry. However, their medical screening is compulsory.

• All foreign and Indian nationals entering into India from any port are required to furnish duly filled self declaration form (including personal particulars i.e. phone no. and address in India) and travel history, to Health officials and Immigration officials at all port.

• Passengers (foreign and Indian) other than those restricted, arriving directly or indirectly from China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan must undergo medical screening at port of entry.
IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, at this time, VisaHQ does not provide full service for business e-visas to India. All applicants must apply in person at the nearest Embassy of India . Information below is for reference purposes only. Please address all questions to the Embassy of India directly.

To apply for a travel visa to India requires the following documents:

a
Scanned copy of Hong Kong passport. A clear scan of the photo page and information pages of your valid, signed passport. The passport must also have 2 remaining blank pages upon arrival in India.
b
Passport-type photograph: must be uploaded to your applicant profile.
c
Business Card Copy or Invitation Letter. Please upload a copy of your Business Card with your name, company name, company or business affiliation and contact information

OR

An invitation from the company in India.

Embassy of India in the Hong Kong offers visa processing of 5 business days.

Take advantage of our extensive embassy and consular database to find the nearest one. Upon contacting the embassy confirm the required documents, the time it takes to process the visa and whether the consulate accepts applications by mail.

Multiple entries will be granted within the e-Visa validity period stamped on your passport.
If the intention is to stay for more then 180 days, shall get registered with FRRO/FRO concerned within two weeks after the expiry of 180 days.
India visa for citizens of Hong Kong is required. For more information please contact the nearest India embassy.

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