India Visa Types
If you are a US passport holder and wish to travel to India, you must have a visa. Visas are issued by the Consulate General of India, and some visa types even require approval by various ministries in the Indian government before a visa can be issued.
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This visa is for tourists or those traveling to India for any personal reasons, and is valid for up to 6 months. For those who wish to visit India multiple times, there is generally a 2-month waiting period required between visits. If you are of Indian descent or are family members with an employee, businessperson, or student in India, you may be eligible for the Entry visa—see details below.
This visa is for those working in companies outside
of the India, intending to conduct any kind of business in India. A maximum stay of 5 years with multiple entries is possible.
Distinct from the business visa, this visa is intended for those working for
Indian entities, such as foreign nationals hired by a company in India. This is valid for up to one year, and extensions may be granted.
This visa is for current students attending universities or other institutions in India. Those studying aspects of traditional Indian culture, such as yoga or dance, should also apply for this visa. The student visa may be valid for up to five years and extended.
Intended for researchers, scholars, participants of conferences, this visa requires more time to be cleared by the government of India. Six weeks of lead time is recommended.
The official visa is the only type issued directly by the Consulate General of India, intended for those involved in US-India diplomacy.
Good for three months, this visa is for professional journalists and photographers.
This visa is issued for only specific cases in which the government of India holds an international conference and foreign nationals are invited.
Good for a single entry, this visa is intended for those visiting India for religious reasons.
This visa is intended for professional and amateur athletes, judges, and referees.
This is a special visa for those of Indian descent or those who are family members with someone with a Business, Employment, Research, or Student visa in India (proof of kinship or marriage, and visa are required). This visa permits multiple entries without a 2-month gap.
The transit visa is for those passing through India to another final destination, for a maximum stay of 3 days.
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