:: Passport valid for at least 180 days
:: Two blank visa pages in passport
:: Two recent passport photographs
The photographs must measure 50x50mm. We can adjust your standard passport photographs for an additional fee. Please see our Services page or contact us for further information.
:: Application form, completed online
The application form must be completed online. Please ensure all questions are answered in full, and all names and details exactly match those in your passport. Once you have completed the online form, print it out twice, then sign and date both copies (making sure your signature stays within the box provided), ready to submit to us along with the other application requirements. Please do not process any payment or book an appointment; we will handle both on your behalf.
Please note, the online form only remains valid for 14 days after it’s completed. If your documents are not submitted to the Indian High Commission within this period, you will have to start the process again.
:: Authorisation letter
Please provide a signed letter authorising us to submit and collect your application.
:: Signed declaration form
:: Special permit (restricted areas) form, if applicable
:: Biometric information, if applicable
All travellers applying for a 5 year multiple-entry visa are required to provide biometric information in person at the Indian visa processing centre on the day of application. The provision of biometrics is compulsory and applications from travellers who refuse to give their fingerprints will automatically be rejected.
:: Birth certificate and letter of consent, if applicable
Applicants under 16 years must submit a copy of their birth certificate, showing the names of both parents, plus a photocopy of parents’ passports, including a copy of any current, valid Indian visa. In the case parents are Indian citizens, please alternatively supply a copy of UK residence permit(s).
Applicants must also supply a letter of consent, addressed to the High Commission of India (or the relevant consulate if you are applying in Birmingham or Edinburgh), and signed by both parents. If parents are divorced, a custody letter from the court in respect of the child is required. In the case of a single parent, please supply proof of child benefit and a solicitor’s letter.
Either parent may sign a child’s application form.
You may also be eligible to apply for an Indian eVisa which can be used to undertake recreational activities, sightseeing, visiting friends/relatives or short-term medical treatment. The eVisa is valid for multiple entries within a period of 365 days, and costs approximately £80. Please click here for more information.