Indian visas are available from Indian Consular Offices around the world, on payment of visa fee. Click here to for addresses of Indian Consulates/ Missions in your country.
UK citizens have to pay visa fee. Applications for multiple and single entry visas are accepted. Indian visas are necessary for all foreigners visiting India.
There are several kinds of visas including Entry Visa, Tourist Visa, Business Visa, Long terms visa(upto 5 years with multiple entry facilities) etc. are available. Also Collective Landing Permits are available for foreign tourists in groups.
Tourists visas are available for a maximum period of 180 days. No charge are levied for visa extension within the maximum period of 180 days. Identical passport photographs are required. However, in case of an extension beyond 180 days, which is allowed only in exceptional cases, an extension fee is charged. Tourists from other countries are advised to check current applicable visa fee/visa extension fees with government of India Tourist Offices or Indian Consular Offices located in their respective countries.
Special permits can be obtained if specifically asked for while applying for a visa or they may be obtained after arrival in India.
The FRROs (Foreigners’ Regional Registration Offices) in Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and the Chief Immigration Officer in Madras can issue the same as well as group permits. This permit is valid for a maximum period of 15 days only. Permits must be applied for at least two weeks in advance for group tourists.
PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING PLACES:
North Eastern Frontiers: Permits are available at the FRRos in Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay and with the Chief Immigration Officer in Madras.
Andaman Islands: Permits are obtainable from an Indian Embassy or Consular Offices abroad or from the FRROs in Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and the Chief Immigration Officer in Madras.