Who can enter India without a visa

Entry requirements for India

A passport that is valid for at least 6 months and a visa are required for a trip to India. There are two types of visa: a regular visa and a new ETA visa since September 2019 with particularly favorable conditions.

How and where can you get the regular India visa?

The classic India visa in the form of a sticker is issued by the representations of India (embassies and consulates in Germany) and allows entry by air, land and water. To apply for the India visa, an application form must be filled out online by a visa service. We recommend Visa Dienst Bonn GmbH & Co KG for this purpose.

What do I need to apply for a visa?

You need the following documents for the visa application with a visa service:

  • a printout of the completed online application form (no copy, no fax)
  • two identical original passport photos (format 5 × 5 cm, borderless, in color, white background)
  • your original passport, which is valid for at least 1 year after the requested visa validity and in which the sticker is stuck
  • an online application form, completed in full
  • a travel booking confirmation
  • a passport copy of the personal data page

You send these documents to the visa service responsible for you, and you will receive your passport, visa (and the invoice) back later. An India visa for tourists is available from approx. 130 € per person - this includes the visa and service fee.

Tourist visas are generally issued with a period of validity of 6 months from the date of issue, whereby multiple entries are possible (multiple entry visa). However, once you have left India, you can only enter again after two months.

Entry regulations for German citizens can change at short notice without the Foreign Office being informed beforehand. It is therefore recommended that you obtain information about the valid entry requirements from the relevant Indian diplomatic mission before you plan to travel. If you are a non-German citizen, please contact the Indian consulate responsible in your country for information on entry requirements.

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Address of the Visa Service Berlin / Bonn

Visa Dienst Bonn GmbH & Co. KG
Berlin office
Dessauer Str. 28/29
10963 Berlin
Tel .: 030-31 01 16-0
Fax: 030-31 01 16-59

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