• Visa Requirements For Indian Citizens

    Most nations require the nationalities of other nation to obtain a visa prior to visiting the territory of their nation. Depending on the country and their visa policies, the application process may differ, however, they are similar in nature. Most countries need other nationalities to have a valid passport or travel document in order to qualify for the visa. In addition to passports, most countries need the applicants to either submit an invitation letter, proof of address, proof of sufficient funds, etc. to qualify for their visa. Based on the applicant’s profile and specific visa requirements, he/she may need to submit additional documents.

    Indian passport holders who wish to visit other countries are required to obtain a visa prior to their travel. The visa is a document that indicates the permissible period of stay, validity, restrictions, etc. While the visa norms of one country may differ from the other, Indian passport holders need to provide the following documents/details to enter most countries:

    • Visa application form – Most visas are issued to applicants after they have submitted the completed visa application form along with the passport size photograph and other documents.
    • Passport/travel documents – In order to visit other nations, Indians are required to either provide their passport or any other valid travel documents. Most countries need the passport to be valid for at least six from the intended date of travel. Additionally, the passport must have sufficient blank pages for immigration stamping.
    • Biometrics Certain countries need Indian visitors to provide their biometric details such as fingerprints either prior to the arrival or at the immigration check.
    • Invitation letter – Indian nationalities may require providing a letter of invitation while applying for a visa of few specific countries.
    • Visa interview – Depending on the category of the visa, Indian nationalities are required to appear for the visa interview while applying for the visa of certain specific countries.
    • Visa fee – Based on the applicant’s visa requirement pertaining to stay period, entry scheme, etc. Indian visitors are required to pay a certain visa fee as the processing fee. The visa depends on various factors such as the period of stay, entry scheme, etc.

    The following list contains the names of the popular countries and their visa requirements pertaining to Indian nationalities:

    Name of the country Visa option
     Afghanistan Visa is required
     Albania Visa is required
     Algeria Visa is required
     Andorra Visa is required
     Angola Visa is required
     Antigua and Barbuda E-Visa is required
     Argentina Visa is required
     Armenia Visa is required
     Australia Visa is required
     Austria Visa is required
     Azerbaijan e-Visa is required
     Bahamas Visa is required
     Bahrain e-Visa is required
     Bangladesh Visa is required
     Barbados Visa is required
     Belarus Visa is required
     Belgium Visa is required
     Belize Visa is required
     Benin Visa is required
     Bhutan Visa is not required
     Bolivia Visa on arrival facility
     Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa is required
     Botswana Visa is required
     Brazil Visa is required
     Brunei Visa is required
     Bulgaria Visa is required
     Burkina Faso Visa is required
     Burundi Visa is required
     Cambodia e-Visa is required/Visa on arrival facility
     Cameroon Visa is required
     Canada Visa is required
     Cape Verde Visa on arrival facility
     Central African Republic Visa is required
     Chad Visa is required
     Chile Visa is required
     China Visa is required
     Colombia Visa is required
     Comoros Visa on arrival facility
     Republic of the Congo Visa is required
     Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa is required
     Costa Rica Visa is required
     Croatia Visa is required
     Cuba Visa is required
     Cyprus Visa is required
     Czech Republic Visa is required
     Denmark Visa is required
     Djibouti Visa is required
     Dominica Visa is not required
     Dominican Republic Visa is required
     East Timor Visa on arrival facility
     Ecuador Visa is not required
     Egypt Visa is required
     El Salvador Visa is not required
     Equatorial Guinea Visa is required
     Eritrea Visa is required
     Estonia Visa is required
     Ethiopia e-Visa is required/Visa on arrival facility
     Fiji Visa is not required
     Finland Visa is required
     France Visa is required
     Gabon e-Visa is required/Visa on arrival facility
     Gambia Visa is required
     Georgia e-Visa is required
     Germany Visa is required
     Ghana Visa is required
     Greece Visa is required
     Grenada Visa is not required
     Guatemala Visa is required
     Guinea Visa is required
     Guinea-Bissau e-Visa is required/Visa on arrival facility
     Guyana Visa on arrival facility
     Haiti Visa is not required
     Honduras Visa is required
     Hungary Visa is required
     Iceland Visa is required
     Indonesia Visa is not required
     Iran Visa is required
     Iraq Visa is required
     Ireland Visa is required
     Israel Visa is required
     Italy Visa is required
     Ivory Coast e-Visa is required
     Jamaica Visa is not required
     Japan Visa is required
     Jordan Visa on arrival facility
     Kazakhstan Visa is required
     Kenya e-Visa is required/Visa on arrival facility
     Kiribati Visa is required
     Kuwait Visa is required
     Kyrgyzstan e-Visa is required
     Laos Visa on arrival facility
     Latvia Visa is required
     Lebanon Visa is required
     Lesotho e-Visa is required
     Liberia Visa is required
     Libya Visa is required
     Liechtenstein Visa is required
     Lithuania Visa is required
     Luxembourg Visa is required
     Macedonia Visa is required
     Madagascar Visa on arrival facility
     Malawi Visa is required
     Malaysia e-Visa is required
     Maldives Visa is not required
     Mali Visa is required
     Malta Visa is required
     Marshall Islands Visa on arrival facility
     Mauritania Visa on arrival facility
     Mauritius Visa is not required
     Mexico Visa is required
     Micronesia Visa is not required
     Moldova Visa is required
     Monaco Visa is required
     Mongolia Visa is required
     Montenegro Visa is required
     Morocco Visa is required
     Mozambique Visa on arrival facility
     Myanmar e-Visa is required
     Namibia Visa is required
     Nauru Visa is required
     Nepal Visa not required
     Netherlands Visa is required
     New Zealand Visa is required
     Nicaragua Visa is required
     Niger Visa is required
     Nigeria Visa is required
     North Korea Visa is required
     Norway Visa is required
     Oman Visa is required
     Pakistan Visa is required
     Palau Visa on arrival facility
     Panama Visa is required
     Papua New Guinea Visa is required
     Paraguay Visa is required
     Peru Visa is required
     Philippines Visa is required
     Poland Visa is required
     Portugal Visa is required
     Qatar e-Visa is required/Visa on arrival facility
     Romania Visa is required
     Russia Visa is required
     Rwanda e-Visa is required
     Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa is not required
     Saint Lucia Visa on arrival facility
     Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa is not required
     Samoa Entry Permit on arrival
     San Marino Visa is required
     Sao Tome and Principe e-Visa is required
     Saudi Arabia Visa is required
     Senegal Visa is not required
     Serbia Visa is not required
     Seychelles Visitor's Permit on arrival
     Sierra Leone Visa is required
     Singapore e-Visa is required

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    News About Visa Requirements for India

    • Law Minister tight-lipped on question posed by EC

      After several People of Indian Origin (PIOs) campaigned for the candidates of AAP party during the Punjab elections, the chief electoral officer of the state had raised a query regarding whether that was possible. However, even after months, the law minister and his ministry is yet to come up with an answer as to who can campaign in elections held in the country and whether it was a violation of any law or visa rules. On the contrary, the ministry had sought suggestion from the election commission regarding the issue. The issue is important as PIOs are not considered as Indian citizens. They need a visa when they are on a visit to the country and need to show a purpose for the visit from among official, personal or tourism.

      22 February 2018

    • No changes to visa policies for Maldivians

      The speculations pertaining to visa extension and student visa policies have been answered by spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in one of the press conferences. Recently, an article was published on a Maldivian news website regarding the relation between India and Maldives. The article which indicated the difficulties faced by citizens of Maldives while applying for an extension of visa and student visa to India was brought up by journalists in the conference. Responding to the journalists and media, Raveesh Kumar confirmed that there are no changes to the visa policies.

      28 December 2017

    • Israel eases visa policy for Indian passport holders

      In a bid to promote tourism and attract more visitors, Israel has decided to ease the visa policies for Indian passport holders. Under the new policy, Indians who have already availed Schengen, US, Canada, or Australia visa can obtain the Israel Visa with minimum documentation. The changes to the policy will not only provide fast and efficient visa services to the applicants but it will also help Israel to receive more visitors which will boost the country's economy. Moreover, Israel is also working with VFS to provide express visa services. The recent changes to visa and passport policies across the globe will improve bilateral relations between many countries.

      22 December 2017

    • Foreigners to get Indian visa at a lower price

      Soon, the Government of India will be offering visas to foreigners at a reduced price during the lean seasons. The initiative was taken to boost tourism in India even during the lean seasons. Considering the fact that tourism helps in economic growth, discounted visa fee will become one of the contributing factors for nation’s development. The government has already taken many initiatives to provide easy visa application process to visitors from around the globe. There are many nationalities who are allowed to enter India with an eTV (Electronic Travel Visa) which makes it even easier for foreigners to come to India.

      26 October 2017

    • Rajshahi and Rangpur applicants for Indian tourist visa can directly walk-in and apply at the centre

      From September 10, Rajshahi and Rangpur applicants for Indian tourist visa can directly walk-in and apply at the Indian Visa Application Centres (IVACs) with no prior appointment. Applications shall be received between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The schedule for the submission of other existing walk-in visa application schemes for medical, business, non-tourist and conference visas will remain the same. The walk-in tourist visas for freedom fighters and senior citizens will continue. The applicants of tourist visa shall not be required to submit allotted tickets to India, the press release from the High Commission of India revealed.

      7 September 2017

    • eTV improves tourism industry in India

      The launch of e-Tourist Visa (eTV) in India has improved and boosted the nation's tourism sector. Since the launch, there has been a significant growth in foreign tourist arrival. The government's report shows the growth to be over 70% compared to the last year. The growth is essential for the Indian economy which will eventually boost trade with other nations. Earlier, a foreigner coming to India had to go through the cumbersome paper-based visa application process, however, with the availability of the eTV, the granted nationalities can go online to fill in the visa application form and follow few simple steps to get the eTV via an email. The eTV can be produced at few of the major airports and ports in India to enter the country. Moreover, an eTV can be applied for various reasons under the single and multiple entry options. The Government of India has also eased many passport and visa policies which can contribute to the nation's economic growth.

      28 August 2017

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