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Tourist Visa for India
India Tourist Visa Requirements
Passport Information
U.S. Passport or passport of any other nationality, must have at least 6 months remaining validity from the day of entry into the country for which VISA has been applied for. If validity is less than 6 months ETS will renew your passport (Fee's apply). 
 
  • Visa application form, fully completed and signed.
  • Passport: Passport must have a minimum validity of six months from the date of application with at least two blank visa pages. Last 2 amendment pages are not acceptable. Must be the actual passport not a copy because your visa will be stamped in the actual passport.
  • Photographs: 2 latest identical passport size photographs (color) depicting front pose against light background on photographic paper. No glasses are allowed to be worn in the photo.
  • Proof of Address: Applicants must submit a photocopy with proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application exactly. Photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID), major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) or a copy of a lease containing both the landlord and tenant signatures must be submitted.
  • Applicants who are not Citizens of USA, but hold long term US visa or a Green Card should submit a copy of the visa or the Green Card. Do not send the original Permanent Residence Card/Green Card.
 
For Minors Only - Copy of Birth Certificate: For minors only (under 18), a photocopy of the birth certificate or any government issued document that shows parents name, date of birth and nationality. Depending on your nationality at birth, these are the documents that are accepted. 
  • US Born: Only birth certificates are accepted for applicants born in the US.
  • Indian Born: Those born in India can use their birth certificate, old Indian passport or school leaving certificate.
  • All Others: Those not born in the US or India should submit a birth certificate or any government document from the country of origin that has parents name, date of birth and nationality. Must be translated into English and notarized.
  • Parents' Passport Copies: A copy of the vital page(s) containing the picture and signature page of both parents signed passports. For Minor Applicants only.
Please note: There should be a gap of at least 2 months between two separate visits to India on a Tourist Visa. For Tourist Visa holders who wish to visit India within 2 months of their last visit, an application for a Permit to re-enter India is necessary.
  • The letter must highlight the urgency of the visit and the purpose of the visit must be for recreation/sight seeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives/others (to be specified).
  • They may not be engaged in Business Activities/Employment or pursuing studies/research, etc.
5 year and 10 year visas are available only to US citizens under a bilateral arrangement. 
All non-US passport holders are only eligible for up to a Six (6) month Tourist visa.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
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