GUIDE TO INDIA
INDIA VISA SERVICE
INDIA STUDENT VISA SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE GATHER, PREPARE AND SEND THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
Step 1 Valid Passport:
You must send the actual passport. The passport must have at least six (6) months validity remaining before expiration and has at least one complete blank visa page for the visa stamp.
NOTE: The last three pages on the passport are not visa pages and are not acceptable. If your passport doesn't meet the requirement, click here to see our passport services.
Step 2 Visa Application Form & Additional Information Form:
Please click on the link at the bottom of this section to complete, and create your India visa application online. After you fill out the form online, your application form will appear completed on your screen (PDF file), and please print it out!
Click here to completely fill-out, print out, and sign India visa application form. One form per applicant.
Click here to completely fill-out, print out, and sign additional information form. One form per applicant.
Step 3 Photograph:
You must provide one 2"x2" passport type photo. Homemade Digital Photographs are not acceptable.
Step 4 Proof of Address:
Applicants must submit one clear copy of their utility bill or driver license. For Minor, copy of parent's driver license is acceptable.
Step 5 Copy of the birth certificate:
Applicants must submit one clear copy of their birth certificate. For Non-US born applicants that do not have their birth certificate, provide a copy of a document issued by Government authorities. This document could be an old (not current) passport or a school leaving certificate etc., provided it shows their personal particulars like name, date of birth, parents names, and nationality.
Step 6 Admission Letter:
A letter confirming admission from such an institution along with evidence of financial arrangements for stay in India should accompany the application. In case of admission in medical or paramedical courses in India, a letter of Approval or No objection certificate from the Ministry of Health, Government of India, is also required. Similarly, for admission to graduate or post-graduate courses in engineering/ technical institutions in India, a letter of approval or a No objection certificate from the Ministry of Human Resources Development (Department of Education) is required. A Business Letter from your company address to "Consulate of India " explaining the purpose of the trip, guaranteeing financial support for you while in India.
Step 7 Additional Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizens:
You must send a copy of both sides of your U.S. Green Card or your U.S. visa.
Step 8 Visa Express Order Form:
Click here to completely fill-out order form. You will be asked to input your personal information, order information, and payment information. After inputting your data, click on "Submit Order" which will create your completed order form, then print it out and sign it.
Step 9 Total Fees (A + B):
A) Consulate Fee & Service Fee:
Please check the following table for Indian consulate fee and our service fee:
|SERVICE TYPE||VALIDITY||CONSULATE FEE||SERVICE FEE||PROCESSING TIME|
|REGULAR||6 MONTHS||$73||$39||7 DAYS|
|REGULAR||12 MONTHS||$98||$49||7 DAYS|
|REGULAR||60 MONTHS||$163||$59||7 DAYS|
|REGULAR||120 MONTHS||$163||$59||7 DAYS|
|RUSH||6 MONTHS||$108||$60||48 HOURS|
|RUSH||12 MONTHS||$133||$70||48 HOURS|
|RUSH||60 MONTHS||$198||$80||48 HOURS|
|RUSH||120 MONTHS||$198||$80||48 HOURS|
*** For Non US passport holder, the processing time take a extra day.
B) Return Shipping Option & Fee:
Fedex Next Day Service $23
Fedex to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico $38
Fedex Saturday Delivery $38
Fedex First Over Night (8 am delivery) $65
Click here to see the total amount.
Step 10 Payment Methods:
We accept company check, money order, cashier's check or credit card**. Please make check or money order payable to Visa Express. You can write the total amount on one check or money order.
** Credit card payment is subject to a $3 or 3% processing charge, whichever is greater.
Step 11 Ship Above Materials to:
Please send all the required documents to Visa Express, the address is listed on the top of your order confirmation page.