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Instructions/ Guidelines

    Ordinary Passport Holders are not eligible to apply

  • Foreign Nationals, holding Diplomatic/Official/Service Passport and are already in India, can apply for visa services through this portal.

  • Visa extension, Visa type conversion, New Visa and Transfer of Visa are the services provided through this Portal. These services are not available for Ordinary Passport holders.

  • Passport should have minimum validity of 6 months on the date of application and should have minimum 2 blank pages.

  • Recent front facing photograph (size 3.5X3.5 cms.) with clear light background.

  • Cover page and photo page of the Passport containing information like Name, Date of Birth, Nationality, Expiry date etc., to be uploaded by the applicant. Details are available at Photo & Document requirement page.

  • While submitting the application, the applicant is also required to upload documents as indicated against each type of service. Additional documents can be uploaded subsequently also, using the application ID.
  • The applicant need not submit Passport or printed copy of the application after submitting online application.
  • Passport is required to be submitted to CPV Division, Ministry of External Affairs, only on receipt of information from the CPV Division. The information shall be conveyed through e-mail and / or SMS.

VISA Application PROCESS

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Fill up form, Upload photo & required documents