India Business and Tourist Visas

FORMER CITIZENS OF INDIA: If you have ever been issued an Indian passport, it is MANDATORY that you provide proof of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship. For details or more information, please contact us.

FORMER CITIZENS OF PAKISTAN: As of January 2014, we are no longer capable of handling Indian visa requests from travelers who were born in Pakistan, formerly held Pakistani citizenship or those who are of Pakistani heritage.

ATTENTION: Foreign consulates do not accept demands from travelers. They do not work around a traveler’s time-frame, and may request additional documents not listed in the general instructions at any given time and circumstance without notice.

STEP 1

Fill out your ONLINE forms and gather your required documents outlined below.

GATHER DOCUMENTS

Follow the instructions below. Pay close attention to the important notices!

STEP 2

Come to our office so we can review, sort, prepare your documents, and take your photo.

COME IN TO OUR OFFICE

If you already have your own passport-type photos, bring them with you. Otherwise we will take your photos.

STEP 3

Your visa application will be submitted to the foreign consulate the next business day.

SUBMIT APPLICATION

Should any additional requirements or demands from the consulate arise, we will communicate it to you immediately after we leave the consulate lobby.

STEP 4

We will collect your passport and visa from the consulate on the day scheduled by the consulate.

RECEIVE DOCUMENTS

Your visa & any other original documents will be at our office available for pick up on the same day they are released by the consulate or shipped if requested.

Follow These Instructions to Obtain a Visa for India

FORMS must be typed-in ONLINE and signed by hand. No electronic or photocopied signature will be accepted.

DO NOT ship your documents to our office without first communicating with us.

DO NOT ship your materials for 8AM delivery unless instructed to do so.

Visa Requirements

  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave India
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count)
  • Your passport MUST be signed and in good condition. The consulate staff may reject your passport if they find it to be in damaged condition, even if you don’t think that’s the case
  • If your passport shows that you have recently visited or were born in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Iran, Iraq, Sri Lanka, or Syria, please make sure to contact us for further information

Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

  • Form 1: CLICK HERE for the Online Visa Application form, the orange button on the far left of the main page menu. (Note: The information on this form will be entered online. It is susceptible to being timed-out)
  • Form 2: CLICK HERE for a Additional Particulars Form
    • ATTENTION: It is MANDATORY to answer ALL the questions with YES or NO. DO NOT use “N/A” to answer questions on the form. Forms not correctly filled-out or answered with N/A will be put on hold as incomplete by the Indian Consulate
  • Form 3: CLICK HERE to download and fill-in BY HAND the Undertaking form

IMPORTANT:

    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline. They must be typed-in and signed by hand only
    • Keep all the lines in your signature WITHIN the signature box ENTIRELY. Lines outside the signature box will get your application rejected by the Indian consulate
    • All applicants over the age of 5 (five) MUST sign their own application form. For applicants under the age of 5 children must have their right thumb digital printed on the form
  • Please CLICK HERE to print and sign the Work Order Form & Terms of Service
  • Professional passport-type photographs: qty 2
    • Recent photo taken within the previous 6 months
    • Mouth-closed, neutral expression
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it to us as an attachment and we will be glad to print it for you at our office

A copy of the traveler’s driver’s license, or utility bill, containing name and address within the Indian Consulate – San Francisco area of jurisdiction:

  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

IMPORTANT: The following is the Indian Consulate’s list of additional documents and instructions for minors. It is not created by Arista, and we have no control over its merit or content. This list is also subject to change based on the requirements of the Indian Consulate. The Indian Consulate may request for additional documentation at any time, per their own discretion, and without advance notice. All documents submitted, both originals and copies, should be clear, legible and in good condition. Please comply with this list providing the documents exactly as it is described in it to prevent the application from being rejected by the consulate. We make no guarantee and shall not be held responsible for a negative consulate decision regarding the documents submitted or the visa process itself. But we will leverage all our resources, expertise and service excellence to help, advise, and review your documents as you go, prior to submission, in our efforts to obtain the visa being requested.

a) COPY OF ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE

  • For adopted children: present original adoption papers/court order

b) APPLICATION FORM: CLICK HERE for the Online Visa Application form, the orange button on the far left of the main page menu. The information on this form will be entered online. It is susceptible to being timed-out

  • Parent’s valid phone numbers and email addresses must be entered in the online application. If incorrect contact details are entered, it will cause a delay in processing of the application
  • SIGNATURES OF THE APPLICATION FORMS: BOTH parents OR the legal guardians must SIGN the 2nd page of application
    • All parents’ signatures MUST be duly NOTARIZED and match with passport signatures
    • Sign the printed-out application in the appropriate signature box
    • A thumb imprint of minor must be made on BOTH pages
    • ATTENTION: Applications will be put on hold and a new application will be asked for if a parent’s signature does not match with the passport signature

c) ADDITIONAL PARTICULARS FORM: CLICK HERE

  • Form must be signed by BOTH parents OR the legal guardians, AS WELL AS of all minors older than 5 years of age
    • ATTENTION: It is MANDATORY to answer ALL the questions with YES or NO. DO NOT use “N/A” to answer questions on the form. Forms not correctly filled-out or answered with N/A will be put on hold as incomplete by the Indian Consulate

d) PARENTAL AUTHORIZATION FOR MINORS: CLICK HERE

  • BOTH parents OR the legal guardians must have their signatures NOTARIZED

e) PROOF OF ADDRESS

  • Proof of address to match with present address listed on the application
  • Acceptable proof of residence:Parents’ state-issued ID card or Driver’s Licenses
  • Copy of Utility Bill – Water, Electricity, Gas
  • Copy of a valid rental lease signed by landlord and tenant

f) PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

  • Copy of the information page of the minors and BOTH parents passports information page, containing the picture and basic details
  • NON-U.S. CITIZEN PARENTS – U.S. IMMIGRATION STATUS
    • Copy of the Permanent Resident Card – Both Sides
    • Employment Authorization Card which states ‘Serves as 1 – 512’
    • Copy of Pages showing H1 / H4, L1 / L4, F1 / F2, J1 / J2 etc.
    • NOTE: Transfer Notices and Receipt of Action notes are not accepted
    • ALL U.S. VISAS MUST BE VALID FOR AT LEAST 3 MONTHS

g) Copy of Parents Valid Indian Visa or Application for Indian Visa being applied for along with the minor’s application

For out-of-jurisdiction processing, please contact us

Type of visa Validity Processing Consulate Fee Our Service Fee
Multiple entry 10-Year (120 Months) 10-12 business days $135 $160

*A double entry, 60-day eVisa is also available.  Contact us for more information.

  • The visa fees indicated above are PER VISA
  • There is no expediting service available for Indian visas
  • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
  • Shipping to/from San Francisco
  • 1 submission and 1 pick-up visit to the consulate

Payment Options:

  1. Make ONE payment to us for all services and fees altogether (We will then purchase the MONEY ORDER for the government fees on your behalf for an additional $10 fee)
  2. Make TWO individual payments:
    • Submit your own MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $120), and…
    • Pay for our service fees separately with cash, check, credit or debit card
Shipping documents back to you:

      • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope
      • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you
      • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info
  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave India
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count)
  • Your passport MUST be signed and in good condition. The consulate staff may reject your passport if they find it to be in damaged condition, even if you don’t think that’s the case

Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

  • Form 1: CLICK HERE for the Online Visa Application form, the orange button on the far left of the main page menu. (Note: The information on this form will be entered online. It is susceptible to being timed-out)
  • Form 2: CLICK HERE for a Additional Particulars Form
    • ATTENTION: It is MANDATORY to answer ALL the questions with YES or NODO NOT use “N/A” to answer questions on the form. Forms not correctly filled-out or answered with N/A will be put on hold as incomplete by the Indian Consulate
  • Form 3: CLICK HERE to download and fill-in BY HAND the Undertaking form

IMPORTANT:

    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline. They must be typed-in and signed by hand only
    • Keep all the lines in your signature WITHIN the signature box ENTIRELY. Lines outside the signature box will get your application rejected by the Indian consulate
    • All applicants over the age of 5 (five) MUST sign their own application form. For applicants under the age of 5 children must have their right thumb digital printed on the form
  • Please CLICK HERE to print and sign the Work Order Form & Terms of Service
    • Professional passport-type photographs: qty 2
      • Recent photo taken within the previous 6 months
      • Mouth-closed, neutral expression
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it to us as an attachment and we will be glad to print it for you at our office

A copy of the traveler’s driver’s license, or utility bill, containing name and address within the Indian Consulate – San Francisco area of jurisdiction:

  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Additional requirements for those who are traveling for business purposes:

FROM THE U.S. EMPLOYER:

An ORIGINAL business letter from the sending company in the US. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to “The Consulate of India, Visa Section”, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above). The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:

      • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant)
      • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in India
      • Specify the type and desired validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa)
      • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel

FROM THE HOST/INVITING COMPANY IN INDIA:

    1. A copy of the Business Invitation Letter from the sponsoring company in India. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to “The Consulate of India, Visa Section”, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above). The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
      • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant)
      • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in India
      • Specify the type and desired duration of stay, the validity of visa applied for 1 Year, 5 Year or 10 Year, places and organizations to be visited during the applicant’s stay
    2. A copy of the CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION in India. CLICK HERE to view a sample
Type of visa Validity Processing Consulate Fee Arista Service Fee
Multiple entry 5-Year (60 Months) 10-12 business days $305 $160
1-Year (12 Months) 10-12 business days $195 $160

*A double entry, 60-day eVisa is also available.  Contact us for more information.

  • The visa fees indicated above are PER VISA
  • There is no expediting service available for Indian visas
  • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
  • Shipping to/from San Francisco
  • 1 submission and 1 pick-up visit to the consulate

Payment Options:

  1. Make ONE payment to us for all services and fees altogether (We will then purchase the MONEY ORDER for the government fees on your behalf for an additional $10 fee)
  2. Make TWO individual payments:
    • Submit your own MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $180), and…
    • Pay for our service fees separately with cash, check, credit or debit card

Shipping documents back to you:

  • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope.
  • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you.
  • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info.

  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave India.
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count).
  • Your passport MUST be signed.

Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

  • Form 1: CLICK HERE for the Online Visa Application form, the orange button on the far left of the main page menu. (Note: The information on this form will be entered online. It is susceptible to being timed-out)
  • Form 2: CLICK HERE for a Additional Particulars Form
    • ATTENTION: It is MANDATORY to answer ALL the questions with YES or NODO NOT use “N/A” to answer questions on the form. Forms not correctly filled-out or answered with N/A will be put on hold as incomplete by the Indian Consulate
  • Form 3: CLICK HERE to download and fill-in BY HAND the Undertaking form
  • Form 4: CLICK HERE for the Non-US citizen additional form

IMPORTANT:

    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline.They must be typed-in and signed by hand only
    • Keep all the lines in your signature WITHIN the signature box ENTIRELY. Lines outside the signature box will get your application rejected by the Indian consulate
    • All applicants over the age of 5 (five) MUST sign their own application form. For applicants under the age of 5 must have their right thumb digital printed on the form
  • Please CLICK HERE to print and sign the Work Order Form & Terms of Service
  • Your original permanent resident card (green card), I-94, or advance parole originals.
  • Professional passport-type photographs: qty 2
    • Recent photo taken within the previous 6 months
    • Mouth-closed, neutral expression
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it to us as an attachment and we will be glad to print it for you at our office

A copy of the traveler’s driver’s license, or utility bill, containing name and address within the Indian Consulate – San Francisco area of jurisdiction:

  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

IMPORTANT: The following is the Indian Consulate’s list of additional documents and instructions for minors. It is not created by us, and we have no control over its merit or content. This list is also subject to change based on the requirements of the Indian Consulate. The Indian Consulate may request for additional documentation at any time, per their own discretion, and without advance notice. All documents submitted, both originals and copies, should be clear, legible and in good condition. Please comply with this list providing the documents exactly as it is described in it to prevent the application from being rejected by the consulate. We make no guarantee and shall not be held responsible for a negative consulate decision regarding the documents submitted or the visa process itself. But we will leverage all our resources, expertise and service excellence to help, advise, and review your documents as you go, prior to submission, in our efforts to obtain the visa being requested.

a) COPY OF ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE

  • For adopted children: present original adoption papers/court order

b) APPLICATION FORM:CLICK HERE for the Online Visa Application form, the orange button on the far left of the main page menu. The information on this form will be entered online. It is susceptible to being timed-out

  • Parent’s valid phone numbers and email addresses must be entered in the online application. If incorrect contact details are entered, it will cause a delay in processing of the application
  • SIGNATURES OF THE APPLICATION FORMS:BOTH parents OR the legal guardians must SIGN the 2nd page of application
    • All parents’ signatures MUST be duly NOTARIZED and match with passport signatures
    • Sign the printed-out application in the appropriate signature box
    • A thumb imprint of minor must be made on BOTH pages
    • ATTENTION: Applications will be put on hold and a new application will be asked for if a parent’s signature does not match with the passport signature

c) ADDITIONAL PARTICULARS FORM: CLICK HERE

  • Form must be signed by BOTH parents OR the legal guardians, AS WELL AS of all minors older than 5 years of age
    • ATTENTION: It is MANDATORY to answer ALL the questions with YES or NO. DO NOT use “N/A” to answer questions on the form. Forms not correctly filled-out or answered with N/A will be put on hold as incomplete by the Indian Consulate

d) PARENTAL AUTHORIZATION FOR MINORS: CLICK HERE

  • BOTH parents OR the legal guardians must have their signatures NOTARIZED

e) PROOF OF ADDRESS

  • Proof of address to match with present address listed on the application
  • Acceptable proof of residence:Parents’ state-issued ID card or Driver’s Licenses
  • Copy of Utility Bill – Water, Electricity, Gas
  • Copy of a valid rental lease signed by landlord and tenant

f) PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

  • Copy of the information page of the minors and BOTH parents passports information page, containing the picture and basic details
  • NON-U.S. CITIZEN PARENTS – U.S. IMMIGRATION STATUS
    • Copy of the Permanent Resident Card – Both Sides
    • Employment Authorization Card which states ‘Serves as 1 – 512’
    • Copy of Pages showing H1 / H4, L1 / L4, F1 / F2, J1 / J2 etc.
    • NOTE: Transfer Notices and Receipt of Action notes are not accepted
    • ALL U.S. VISAS MUST BE VALID FOR AT LEAST 3 MONTHS

g) Copy of Parents Valid Indian Visa or Application for Indian Visa being applied for along with the minor’s application

For out-of-jurisdiction processing, please contact us

Type of visa Validity Processing Consulate Fee Arista Service Fee
Multiple entry up to 10 years 2-4 weeks Please Contact Us $160

*A single entry, 30-day eVisa may also be available.  Contact us for more information.

  • The visa fees indicated above are PER VISA
  • There is no expediting service available for Indian visas
  • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
  • Shipping to/from San Francisco
  • 1 submission and 1 pick-up visit to the consulate

Payment Options:

  1. Make ONE payment to us for all services and fees altogether (We will then purchase the MONEY ORDER for the government fees on your behalf for an additional $10 fee)
  2. Make TWO individual payments:
    • Submit your own MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $120), and…
    • Pay for our service fees separately with cash, check, credit or debit card

Shipping documents back to you:

      • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope
      • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you
      • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info
  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave India
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count)
  • Your passport MUST be signed

Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

  • Form 1: CLICK HERE for the Online Visa Application form, the orange button on the far left of the main page menu. (Note: The information on this form will be entered online. It is susceptible to being timed-out)
  • Form 2: CLICK HERE for a Additional Particulars Form
  • ATTENTION: It is MANDATORY to answer ALL the questions with YES or NODO NOT use “N/A” to answer questions on the form. Forms not correctly filled-out or answered with N/A will be put on hold as incomplete by the Indian Consulate
  • (Note: please type the questions on the form, print it and sign it)
  • Form 3: CLICK HERE to download and fill-in BY HAND the Undertaking form
  • Form 4: CLICK HERE for the Non-US citizen additional form

IMPORTANT:

    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline.They must be typed-in and signed by hand only
    • Keep all the lines in your signature WITHIN the signature box ENTIRELY. Lines outside the signature box will get your application rejected by the Indian consulate
    • All applicants over the age of 5 (five) MUST sign their own application form. For applicants under the age of 5 must have their right thumb digital printed on the form
  • Please CLICK HERE to print and sign the Work Order Form & Terms of Service
  • Your original permanent resident card (green card), I-94, or advance parole originals
  • Professional passport-type photographs: qty 2
    • Recent photo taken within the previous 6 months
    • Mouth-closed, neutral expression
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it to us as an attachment and we will be glad to print it for you at our office

A copy of the traveler’s driver’s license, or utility bill, containing name and address within the Indian Consulate – San Francisco area of jurisdiction:

  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Additional requirements for those who are traveling for business purposes:

FROM THE U.S. EMPLOYER:

An ORIGINAL business letter from the sending company in the US. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to “The Consulate of India, Visa Section”, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above). The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:

      • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant)
      • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in India
      • Specify the type and desired validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa)
      • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel

FROM THE HOST/INVITING COMPANY IN INDIA:

    1. A copy of the Business Invitation Letter from the sponsoring company in India. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to “The Consulate of India, Visa Section”, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above). The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
      • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant)
      • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in India
      • Specify the type and desired duration of stay, the validity of visa applied for 1 Year, 5 Year or 10 Year, places and organizations to be visited during the applicant’s stay
    2. A copy of the CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION in India. CLICK HERE to view a sample
Type of visa Validity Processing Consulate Fee Arista Service Fee
Multiple entry up to 10 years 2-4 weeks Please Contact Us $160

*A single entry, 30-day eVisa may also be available.  Contact us for more information.

  • The visa fees indicated above are PER VISA
  • There is no expediting service available for Indian visas
  • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
  • Shipping to/from San Francisco
  • 1 submission and 1 pick-up visit to the consulate

Payment Options:

  1. Make ONE payment to us for all services and fees altogether (We will then purchase the MONEY ORDER for the government fees on your behalf for an additional $10 fee)
  2. Make TWO individual payments:
    • Submit your own MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $120), and…
    • Pay for our service fees separately with cash, check, credit or debit card

Shipping documents back to you:

    • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope
    • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you
    • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info


For further details, please contact us