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Indian Visa Information Center

Many a travel plan do not fructify due to non-availability of timely visas and the entire plan of making the most of it by visiting a foreign land goes down the drain. More often than not, there are minor hiccups in getting a visa that can be easily averted by a little guidance and advance planning. It is towards this aim for which INDIAN VISA INFORMATION CENTRE(IVIC) has been established and we assure you to make the best of it when you plan to travel to India.

Indian Visa Information Center – is an initiative to facilitate visa applicants applying for all kind of visas. For all foreigners, it is mandatory to carry a valid visa while entering India on the National Passport. The Visa process is now online and every traveler must fill the online application form and submit it to the nearest Visa Application Center (VAC) duly signed by the applicant. A prior appointment is required to submit application in Person or by Post. W.e.f 10th August 2013, Indian High Commission/Embassy does not accept any Visa Application directly.

Travel Advisory: Please do not book your flight unless you have your Visa in hand. Prior to getting a Visa, it is advised that only Refundable Tickets are booked.

Same Day Visa/Emergency Visa is granted on the same day only on following grounds:

  1. Medical – Self, family, relatives or acquaintances
  2. Legal Commitment – For Self only

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  • Visa-on-arrival facility extended by India to tourists from 180 nations

  • "The facility will provide a major boost to the country's tourism sector. This is historic," Mr Shukla said.

  • Tourists travelling to India from 180 countries will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas after New Delhi announced a "historic" overhaul of its strict visa regime.

  • Citizens from eight countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Iraq have not been included in the changes for security reasons.
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Tips and security
  • Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visas, if required. Fill in the emergency information page of your passport before you go.
  • Do not leave your luggage unattended in public areas. Do not accept packages from strangers.