Visa Application Process in India
Simplified Visa procedures facilitate economic development by encouraging foreign investors to invest in India
You can take the recent example of the recent merger of Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) schemes, which has simplified the visa/citizen rules under the a single set of guidelines.
Also, most of the visa procedure and foreigner registration in India has been made online.
E-tourist Visa (Valid for 166 countries)
Visa through Indian mission abroad
Employment Visa, Business Visa, Project Visa, "x"/Entry Visa, Tourist Visa, Research Visa, Transit Visa, Conference Visa, Medical Visa, among others.
Non-Resident Indians (NRI) having Indian passport
OCI cardholders (Valid for PIO/OCI)
Permanent Residency status
Entry Into India is still subject ot permission of an immigration
official at the time of actual entry
* After 30 September 2018, handwritten PIO cards are considered invalid travel document according to the ICAO guidelines. Click here to know more and apply for OCI card.
Note : Foreign nationals planning to travel to India are required to possess a valid passport of their home country and a valid Indian Visa.
Key visa types for investors
e-Tourist Visa (eTV) for 166 countries
Attach to your visa application
Receive electronic travel authorisation by e-mail (in 72 hours)