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Student Visa

  1. Student Visa

Student visa is granted to a foreigner whose sole objective is to pursue on academics, full time (structured courses) at recognized educational institutions in India. The list of recognized institutions is given on following links –

UGC recognized institutions - External website that opens in a new window PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.

Autonomous colleges – External website that opens in a new window

MHRD recognized institutions – External website that opens in a new window

AICTE colleges – External website that opens in a new window


Documents required:

  • Copy of passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the date of proposed arrival date in India.
  • Copy of E-Taskira or paper Taskira attested by National Statistics & Information Authority.
  • Polio vaccination certificate
  • Copy of admission letter from the concerned recognized institution, specifically mentioning the name and contacts details of authorized signatory (person) of the institution.
  • Copy of receipt of fees paid by applicant to the institution or proof of GOI sponsored scholarship.
  • Copy of the certificates of qualifying examination attested by MoFA, Afghanistan.
  • Bank Statement of self or sponsor’s
  • If bank statement of sponsor is submitted then Identify proof of the sponsor like valid and attested Taskira is required.
  • Please note that following the visa-interview the Embassy of India could at its discretion request further documentation from the applicant.


Note: Applications simply made on the basis of invite/admission letter from non-recognized institutions will be rejected.

  • NOTE: Grant of any type of visa is the sole discretion of the Embassy of India, Kabul.
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