Indian Tourist Visa - Tourist Visa to India  
Indian Visa - Visa to India - Visa for India

Requirements For Indian Tourist Visa

A Indian Tourist Visa is given to those visiting India for tourism or other non-business related purposes.

Applicants volunteering, working with charities or working with non-profit organizations must apply for an Employment visa.

5 year and 10 year Tourist visas are available only to US citizens under a bilateral arrangement.

There should be a gap of at least 2 months between two separate visits to India on a Tourist visa. For Tourist visa holders who wish to visit India within 2 months of their last visit, an application for a Permit to Re-enter India is necessary. No Permit is needed if the visa holder is traveling to multiple countries on the same itinerary and the trip follows the itinerary exactly. The visa holder must carry a copy of the itinerary to show the Immigration Officer.

All non-US passport holders are only eligible for up to a Six (6) month Tourist visa.

Irrespective of the duration of validity of visa, on each visit maximum period of stay in India is limited to 6 months (180 days). Please note the visa is valid beginning on the day it is issued. So a 6 Month visa issued on January 1 would be valid until June 30.

Visa Requirements

  • Passport: Provide your signed original passport book. NOTE: Your valid passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of your planned departure and have at least one blank page in it.  The amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps. If you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, you must first amend your passport to have pages added. If your passport expires within six months, you must first renew your passport. We can assist you in obtaining a new US passport, renewing your current one, or obtaining additional visa pages for your current valid passport. We will secure your visa using the added pages or new passport.
  • One (1) completed Visa Application Form: The visa application must be completed online.
    Print out two copies of the completed application.  NOTE: Improperly completed forms may delay the processing of your visa. The signature on each Indian visa application must be original.
  • Two (2) passport photos in color or black and white, front view and with a plain/light  background, taken not more than three (3) months from the date of submission of the application. NOTE: Glasses may not be worn in the photos.
  • Proof of Travel: A copy of your round-trip tickets or itinerary.
  • Indian Consular Fees: Make a money order payable to IAG and specify that it is for the “India Consular Fee.”

1 Year Multiple Entry Visa: $76
5 Year Multiple Entry Visa: $166
10 Year Multiple Entry Visa: $166

  • Two (2) copies of the IAG Letter of Authorization

For Adult Applicants: Click here
For Minor Applicants Click here

  • Proof of Address: Applicants must submit a photocopy of both sides of their state-issued Driver’s License or State ID. The address on the ID must match exactly the address written on your India Visa online application. For minors: Photocopies of the Proof of Address of both parents or guardians may be submitted instead.
  • For Minors Only: One (1) Copy of your Birth Certificate or any other government-issued document that shows your parents’ names, your date of birth and nationality. Acceptable documentation depends on your nationality at birth:
    • NOTE: Indian Born applicants can use their Indian Birth Certificate, an old Indian passport or a school leaving certificate.
    • All Others: Those not born in the US or India should submit a birth certificate or any government document from the country of origin that has parents name, date of birth and nationality. The document must be translated into English and notarized.
  • For Minors Only: Photocopies of the passports of both parents.


Special Instructions for Former Indian Citizens:

Former Indian Nationals must provide proof of Renunciation of their Indian Citizenship:

  • If the applicant has already renounced Indian citizenship, one of the following must be produced as proof:
      • A certificate of renunciation issued by a Consulate of India; or,
      • The cancelled Indian passport with a stamp stating the passport is cancelled due to obtaining US (or any non Indian country) citizenship.
  • If the applicant has NOT renounced their Indian citizenship, or cannot show proof, the following must be provided:
  • Two (2) copies of the completed Renunciation Form
  • Copy of your naturalization certificate
  • Most recent Indian passport:
    • If you do not have your most recent passport you must provide an Affadavit of Loss, and either a copy of your birth certificate or a school leaving certificate.
    • If you were naturalized over 10 years ago and do not have your most recent passport, you can obtain a deemed surrender certificate: Two (2) copies of a separate renunciation form, a copy of the naturalization certificate and a $20.00 renunciation fee must be submitted.
  • Copies of the first three pages and the last two pages of the most recent Indian passport.
  • Renunciation Fee:

Naturalized before June 1, 2010: $20.00 renunciation fee
Naturalized on or after June 1, 2010: $175.00 renunciation fee


  • The Renunciation Declaration and payment of $175.00 is required for all Indian citizens who have acquired foreign nationality after May 31, 2010, even if the Indian passport is claimed to have been lost.
  • Once a person acquires citizenship of another country, it is obligatory to surrender Indian citizenship, and the Indian passport should not be used for travel 3 months beyond the date of acquisition of citizenship. If the Indian passport is retained for more than 3 years after acquisition of citizenship of another country, a penalty of $250.00 will be charged except where the Indian passport expired before January 1, 2005. In addition, a penalty of $250.00 will be charged for each case of misuse of the Indian passport for travel after 3 months of acquisition of citizenship of another country subject to a maximum penalty of $1,250.00.

Naturalization Certificate
A copy of the Naturalization Certificate is required ONLY if:

    • Your most recent Indian passport expired or is due to expire on or after January 1, 2005
    • Your US passport is issued on or after June 1, 2010 while naturalization took place on or before May 31, 2010.
    • A minor gained naturalization through his/her parents and possesses no separate naturalization certificate then a notarized written statement signed by both parents is required stating the circumstances that their child received his/her naturalization status and why the child does not possess his/her own certificate.
    • A copy of the Naturalization Certificate is required for all applicants applying in the Houston jurisdiction.

Additional Requirements and Information:
• If you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, you must first amend your passport to have pages added, or if your passport expires within six months, you must first renew your passport. Before you apply for an Indian Visa, please contact us to assist you on how to obtain or renew your passport or add pages to your existing passport book. We can secure your visa using the added pages or new passport.

Business visas may be valid for one year or more with multiple entries. However, the period of stay in India (for each visit) under this category is limited to six months only. Business visas valid for ten years with multiple entries may be available to foreign businessmen who have set up or intend to set up joint ventures in India.

Applicants going for employment in projects/contracts in India should apply for an Employment visa and not a Business visa. If the applicant does not meet any other visa type standards, they should apply for an Entry visa.

Dual Citizenship: Applicants who have dual citizenship with the US and another country must apply on their US passport, if living in the US. The exception is for applicants who hold dual citizenship with Pakistan.

  • Persons who have held Pakistani citizenship, and have also acquired US citizenship must apply for a visa on their Pakistani passport, with the only exception being for those that can prove that they have renounced their Pakistani citizenship with a copy of their renunciation certificate. Absence of Pakistani passport or an expired Pakistani passport is not considered proof of renunciation of Pakistani nationality. When applying for the visa on the Pakistani passport it is required to complete four (4) copies of the Special Pakistan Application, and submit all requirements.

• Please contact us for additional details on consular and visa fees.


Please send all the required documents to the address indicated below. Documents can be sent via courier service, FEDEX, UPS or Airport. In order to confirm that the documents have been sent and to track their arrival, please send an e-mail to with your tracking number.

Visa Department - 1 Day US Passport
Inter-American Group, Inc.
1717 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 900
Washington DC, 20006

We are located in the heart of Washington, D.C. in close proximity to 184 foreign Embassies and Consulates.

1717 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Suite 900 Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: (202) 223-7203 - Fax: (202) 223-7205 
Toll Free: 1-866-727-7362


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