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Visa Services  

Visa guidelines, categories, requirements, fee and instructions

Visa Services

Visa for Specified Nationals:

1. Nationals of Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Democratic People’s Republic Korea (DPRK), Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, South Africa, and Uruguay are issued

Gratis Visa

2. Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan nationals are required to apply in Visa Application Form specifically meant for them. Nationals of Bangladesh are issued gratis visa. Pakistani nationals are charged only US$ 1/- as visa fee + US $ 25/-
towards communication charges.

3. Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan do not require visa. However, Nepali nationals require visa if they enter India from China, which will be granted gratis.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

1. Only recent passport size color photograph showing full frontal view of the face without dark/coloured glasses will be accepted.

2. Cases requiring reference will be granted Visa only after receipt of approval from concerned authorities.

3. The Embassy has the sole discretion to determine duration of the Visa and the number of Entries in each case. Visa can be refused to any person without assigning any reason.

4. Visa fee once accepted will Not be refunded.

5. Additional documents may be sought and a personal interview may be warranted, in certain cases.

6. Validity of Visa starts from the date of its issue.

7. If visa applicant is not normally resident in DR Congo or Republic of Congo or Gabon or Central African Republic visa processing may take longer time. Additional US $ 25 will be charged and additional documents may be sought.

8. For registration information relating to Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO)/ Foreigners Registration Office (FRO), please visit -  www.immigrationindia.nic.in for details

9. PIO/OCI card holders will require prior permission of the Government of India to undertake any missionary, mountaineering and research work

10. Nationals of Morocco, Nigeria, Angola, Tanzania, Canada, and Kenya are required to submit a letter of introduction from their respective Missions in Kinshasa.

11.

Tourist Visa
Sl.  Description      Fees in US $
1. Valid upto six months     42.00

 
Documents required

  • Original Passport together with the copy of the relevant pages of the passport (valid for a minimum period of six months)
  • Two recent Passport size photographs showing full frontal view of the face without dark/coloured glasses
  • Visa Application Form, duly completed.
  • Copy of the national Identity Card /copy of residence permit in case of a foreigner
  • confirmation on accommodation/ air ticket

 

Note: All nationals visiting from DR Congo, ROC, Gabon & CAR to India need Yellow fever Vaccination card

Student Visa
Sl.     Description    Fees in US $
1. Valid for appropriate period from date of issue      77.00


Documents required

  • Original Passport together with the copy of the relevant pages of the passport(valid for a minimum period of six months)
  • Two recent Passport size photographs showing full frontal view of the face without dark/coloured glasses
  • Visa Application Form , duly completed
  • Copy of the national Identity Card /copy of residence permit in case of a foreigner
  • Provisional admission or confirmed admission letter from a recognized educational institution in India.
  • A letter of financial support from the parent/Guardian accompanied by a Bank Guarantee/Certificate for the duration of course/study.
  • Evidence of transfer of adequate Funds for at least 4 months sustenance in India or travelers cheque/Demand Draft (DD) for US$ 2000/ in the name of student.
  • Diploma translation in English
  • confirmation on accommodation/ air ticket

Note: 1) All nationals visiting from DR Congo, ROC, Gabon & CAR to India need Yellow fever Vaccination card

2) In case of medical/ paramedical education, a 'No Objection Letter’ from the Ministry of Health, Government of India is also required to be furnished. Maximum of three  entries are allowed in a year.

3) Student Visa holders are required to register with the nearest Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO)/Foreigners  Registration Office (FRO) within 14 days of arrival in India.

4) A Student Visa (valid for duration of study, up to the maximum validity of five years) is normally issued

Medical Visa
Sl. Description   Fees in US $
1.    Valid up to six months from date of issue 82.00


  Documents required

  • Original Passport together with the copy of the relevant pages of the passport (valid for a minimum period of six months)
  • Copy of the national Identity Card /copy of residence permit in case of a foreigner
  • Two recent Passport size photographs showing full frontal view of the face without dark/coloured glasses
  • Visa Application Form, duly completed
  • Copy of the national Identity Card /copy of residence permit in case of a foreigner
  • Medical documents establishing the need for taking medical treatment in India. Medical Reports translated in English / Hospital or doctor’s Reference/s
  • Proof of availability of sufficient funds for stay in India including the expenses for medical treatment by producing documents such as Bank statement, Salary certificate, sponsorship letter etc
  • A letter of Admission from the recognized hospital/doctor in India.
  • Reservation on accommodation/ air ticket

 Note: All nationals visiting from DR Congo, ROC, Gabon & CAR to India need Yellow fever Vaccination card

Business Visa
Sl.       Description  Fee in US$
1.Congolese nationals valid up to six months from the date of issue82 (including $ 2 ICWF Charges)
2. Business Visa fee for few specified foreign nationals varies from country to country  See the list

Documents required        

  • Two recent Passport size photographs showing full frontal view of the face without dark/coloured glasses
  • Visa Application Form , duly completed
  • Copy of the national Identity Card /copy of residence permit in case of a foreigner
  • A letter of request from a business establishment in DR Congo and letter of  invitation from Indian Company
  • Copy of the commercial document ( a copy of the registration permit and a copy  of affiliation to a national or regional chamber of Commerce)
  • Proof on financial standing
  • confirmation on accommodation/ air ticket

Note: All nationals visiting from DR Congo, ROC, Gabon & CAR to India need Yellow fever Vaccination card
         

CONFERENCE VISA
Sl.Description Fees in US $
  1.Valid upto six months from date of issue  82.00

Documents required            

  • Original Passport valid for a minimum period of six months
  • Two recent Passport size photographs with white/light background showing full frontal view of the face without dark/coloured glasses
  • Visa Application Form , duly completed
  • Letter of Invitation from organizers in India;
  • Clearances from competent authorities in India for holding the conference
  • Confirmation on travel - air ticket etc
  • Note: All nationals visiting from DR Congo, ROC, Gabon & CAR to India need Yellow fever Vaccination card  

 

Transit Visa
Sl. Descriptio Fees in US $
1. Valid for actual transit stay required in India (up to maximum 15 days)22 (including $ 2 ICWF Charges)

 

Documents required

  • Original Passport together with the copy of the relevant pages of the passport (valid for a minimum period of six months)
  • Two recent Passport size photographs showing full frontal view of the face without dark/coloured glasses
  • Visa Application Form , duly completed
  • Copy of the national Identity Card /copy of residence permit in case of a foreigner
  • Photocopy of the onward journey ticket.
  • Reservation on accommodation/ air ticket

Note: All nationals visiting from DR Congo, ROC, Gabon & CAR to India need Yellow fever Vaccination card

Diplomatic / Official Visa
Sl. Description Fees in US $
1.  Diplomatic/Official Visa Valid for three months from date of issueGratis in case of official visit


 Documents required

  • Original Passport valid for a minimum period of six months
  • Two recent Passport size photographs with white/light background showing full frontal view of the face without dark/coloured glasses
  • Visa Application Form , duly completed
  • Note Verbale from the applicant's Embassy indicating the purpose of the visit.
  • In case of Congolese officials and diplomats visiting for official purpose to India a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is needed

Note: All nationals visiting from DR Congo, ROC, Gabon & CAR to India need Yellow fever Vaccination card

  ENTRY VISA
Sl.  Description  Fees in US $
1. Valid upto six months from date of issue82.00

 

Documents required

  • Original Passport valid for a minimum period of six months
  • Two recent Passport size photographs with white/light background showing full frontal view of the face
  • Visa Application Form , duly completed

Imp-An Entry Visa is normally granted to a person of Indian origin (who is not a holder of PIO/OCI cards) or for a specific purpose not covered under other categories of visas

Note: All nationals visiting from DR Congo, ROC, Gabon & CAR to India need Yellow fever Vaccination card

Employment Visa:
Sl.Description Fees in US $
1.Valid upto six months  122.00
2. Visa fee varies from countrytocountrySee the list for fee

 

Documents required

  • Original Passport together with the copy of the relevant pages of the passport (valid for a minimum period of six months)
  • Two recent Passport size photographs showing full frontal view of the face without dark/coloured glasses
  • Visa Application Form , duly completed
  • Copy of the national Identity Card /copy of residence permit in case of a foreigner
  • Employment Letter from Indian employer;
  • Employment Contract (photocopy);
  • Minimum salary: US $ 25,000 per annum (Except for ethnic cooks, language teachers, (other than English language teachers)/translators);
  • Reservation on accommodation/ air ticket

Note: All nationals visiting from DR Congo, ROC, Gabon & CAR to India need Yellow fever Vaccination card

Description82.00

JOURNALIST VISA
Sl.Fees in US $
  1. Valid upto six months from date of issue

   

Documents required

  • Original Passport valid for a minimum period of six months
  • Two recent Passport size photographs with white/light background showing full frontal view of the face without dark/coloured glasses
  • Visa Application Form , duly completed
  • Invitation letter from India, if any
  • Copy of his accreditation A Journalist Visa intended to make documentaries etc in India; six weeks are required to process the application.

Note: All nationals visiting from DR Congo, ROC, Gabon & CAR to India need Yellow fever Vaccination card

 

RESEARCH VISA
Sl.Description  Fees in US $
1.  Validity as per requirements As per validity

 

Documents required

  • Original Passport valid for a minimum period of six months
  • Two recent Passport size photographs with white/light background showing full frontal view of the face without dark/coloured glasses
  • Visa Application Form , duly completed
  • Research project draft (copy)
  • Original letter of admission from a recognized Indian university/institute
  • Affidavit of financial support It is a mandatory requirement for all Foreigners arriving on Research Visa to register themselves with the nearest
  • Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) or Foreigners Registration Office (FRO) within 14 days of arrival in  India

Note: All nationals visiting from DR Congo, ROC, Gabon & CAR to India need Yellow fever Vaccination card

   PROJECT VISA
Sl. Description Fees in US $
1. Valid upto six months from date of issue  82.00

 

  Documents required

  • Original Passport valid for a minimum period of six months
  • Two recent Passport size photographs with white/light background showing full frontal view of the face without dark/coloured glasses
  • Visa Application Form , duly completed
  • Letter from Indian company awarding contract to foreign company, specifying details about the foreign company, project (including location,
  • duration), total number of workers (highly skilled/skilled/semiskilled) required to be sent by foreign company to India
  • Letter from Applicant’s Employer (brief description of its projects in India, nature of work in India);

Note: All nationals visiting from DR Congo, ROC, Gabon & CAR to India need Yellow fever Vaccination card.
                         

 

Categories of Visa:

Tourist- ­(TR) ; Student (S) ; Business - ( B); Medical - (MED) ; Medical Attendant - (MED- X); Diplomat- (D) ; Other officials/ MISC - ( O) ; Entry - (X); UN Official - (UD) ; Transit -TR; Seminar/ Conference- ( C); Employment - ( E);

Journalist - (J); Missionary - (M); Mountaineering - (MX); Research - (R); Project - ( P); Universal - ( U) - for OCI Card Holders; and,

All other types of Visa - (X)

 
 
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