How to Get a Official Diplomatic Visa for India

Indian Official Diplomatic Visas are issued for:


Government Travel • Official Visits • Diplomatic Purposes

Get a Official Diplomatic Visa to India in Just 4 EASY STEPS:

Get a Official Diplomatic Visa to India
in Just
 
4 EASY STEPS:

Step 1:
Gather Documents

Step 2:
Complete Forms

Step 3:
Ship Documents

Step 4:
Place Order

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Getting a Visa for Diplomatic Travel to India
has never been easier!

UVC Step by Step India Official Visa Help Guide 
 Easy to Follow Comprehensive Instructions
Detailed Application Requirements
Current Entry Information
Secure Online Ordering 
Downloadable Forms

STEP 1: INDIA OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC VISA


Carefully Review the Following Information & Gather Together the Required Documents

Passport


Your actual, currently valid & signed passport must be submitted with your India Official Diplomatic Visa Application.
The passport needs to have a minimum two blank side by side visa pages and must not be expiring 6 months or less from the date you return into the United States.

U.S citizens should note that the last six pages of your U.S. Passport cannot be used for entry/exit stamps or visa issuance. These are amendment pages specifically designated for US State Department use only.

If your passport does not meet current India official diplomatic visa requirements, UVC can process your Indian official diplomatic visa application and your application to Renew Your US Passport, to add Additional Passport Pages, or to Get a New US Passport back to back and in time for your trip.

 

Photo


Two passport photographs will be needed for your Indian Official Diplomatic Visa Application submission.
The photo's should be:

  • in color & not blurry;
  • 2×2 in size;
  • front view with body completely facing forward;
  • on a plain white background;
  • with no glasses or head wear;
  • not older than 90 days;
  • taken at a reputable facility such as Walgreen’s, CVS or Fed Ex.

Copy of ID


A clear color copy of your current and valid drivers license or state ID will be needed as proof of your residential address for your India Official Diplomatic Visa Application. This is to establish which consular jurisdiction you reside in.

If necessary, the Embassy of India & Indian Consulates will also accept a clear color copy of either a major utility bill (electric/gas/water/sewage) or a current valid lease containing both landlord and tenant signatures.

Important Note: The address on the whichever proof of residence you provide cannot be a P.O. Box and must match exactly what you input as "present address" on the India visa application form. In addition, the "Present Address" will be used as the return shipping address by the Embassy of India or Indian Consulate.

 

State Department Letters


Two Original Letters of Request Letter from U.S. Department of State are required for all Official Diplomatic India Visa Application submissions.

The State Department Letters should:

  • indicate the applicant's position and title;
  • provide the applicants passport number
  • explain the exact nature of the official visit;
  • state the the dates of intended entry into and exit from India;
  • provide information name, address, & contact information of the intended contact person in India

Processing Times

Processing Times for US Citizens and Legal Residents in the United States, average current processing times are 6-10 business days. Rush Service is currently unavailable.

Applicants without permanent residence status or have had it for less than two years normally have their applications referred back to India and can experience extended visa processing times (3 weeks or more).

More Important Instructions & Helpful Information


The validity of Indian Official Diplomatic Visas for U.S. citizens are decided on a case by case basis and solely at the discretion of the Indian Government.


Travelers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visa could face possible detention and significant penalties.


Embassy requirements and consular fees are subject to change without prior notice.


Applicants of Indian Origin are required to surrender their Indian citizenship. Those who have already renounced Indian citizenship must provide a copy of both their renunciation certificate & naturalization certificate. Persons of Indian origin who have not renounced Indian citizenship or cannot provide evidence of renunciation must apply for renunciation and/or Visa directly through CKGS.
UVC cannot assist with the Indian citizenship renunciation process.


Applicants of Pakistani Origin or that have held a Pakistani passport must make a personal appearance to apply for an Indian visa at the Indian Embassy / Consulate. UVC is unable to assist in the visa process for any applicants that are Pakistan nationals or of Pakistani origin.


Applicants of Sri Lankan Origin nationals and nationals of Sri Lanka must complete and sign two copies of the Additional Information Form for Sri Lankan Nationals.


Applicants of Bangladeshi Origin and nationals of Bangladesh must complete and sign two copies of the Additional Information Form for Bangladeshi Nationals.

STEP 2: INDIA OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC VISA


Carefully Complete the Following Required Forms

India Official Diplomatic Visa Application Form


Fill out completely, then print & sign two copies of the Indian Governments
Online India Official Diplomatic Visa Application Form.

The application should be printed on two separate sheets of paper and not double sided on a single sheet. This should be send to UVC along with all supporting documents.

It is highly recommended to use our easy to follow India Official Diplomatic Visa Application Help Guide with step by step instructions. Print and refer to it as you fill in the Online Application.

 

India Extra Particulars Form


Fill out completely, then print & sign two copies of the
India Extra Particulars Form
.

 

India Additional Information Forms


Fill out completely, then print & sign two copies of the
India Additional Applicant Information Form 

AND

India Extra Travel Information Form.

 

STEP 3: INDIA OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC VISA


Select Your Preferred Shipping Method 

Where to Ship

Where to Send Your Application for an
Indian Official Diplomatic Visa


Residents of the following U.S. states must apply for a visa in Atlanta :

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virgin Islands

Attn: US Visa Connection - Atlanta

510 Earls Court Drive
Katy, TX 77450
877-847-2362
(Click Here for Ship Label)


Residents of the following U.S. states must apply for a visa in Chicago :

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin

Attn: US Visa Connection - Chicago
1 East Erie Suite 525
Chicago, IL 60611
877-847-2362
(Click Here for Ship Label)


Residents of the following U.S. states must apply for a visa in Houston :

Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas

Attn: US Visa Connection - Houston
510 Earls Court Drive
Katy, TX 77450
877-847-2362
(Click Here for Ship Label)


Residents of the following U.S. states must apply for a visa in New York :

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont

Attn: US Visa Connection - New York
450 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10165
877-847-2362
(Click Here for Ship Label)


Residents of the following U.S. states must apply for a visa in San Francisco :

Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Guam

Attn: US Visa Connection - San Francisco
870 Market St, Suite 888
San Francisco, CA 94102
877-847-2362
(Click Here for Ship Label)


Residents of the following U.S. states must apply for a visa in Washington, DC :

Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Bermuda

Attn: US Visa Connection - Washington DC
2228 Decatur Place NW
Washington, DC 20008
877-847-2362
(Click Here for Ship Label)


 

Shipping Fees

Shipping Fees for Your
Indian Official Diplomatic Visa


FedEx Return Shipping FedEx Logo
Continental USA Only Price
Overnight - Next Business Day $38.00
2 Day - 2nd Business Day $28.00
Saturday Delivery $48.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day / 2 Day (No Saturday Delivery) $48.00
International Price
Call UVC for Prices (Varies by Location) Varies

Once your order has been completed, your passport with visa will be returned to you with the shipping option you choose. It is highly recommended all documents be shipped using FedEx.

If you are sending a pre-paid return label or will be using a FedEx or UPS account, you can supply that information when placing your order.

STEP 4: INDIA OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC VISA


Place Your order

Order Form

Order Your
Indian Official Diplomatic Visa


Complete the US Visa Connection US Visa Connection Order Form.

The Order Form provides us with your contact, payment, and return shipping information as well
as the level of service needed to meet your intended travel date.


Have Questions? Need Assistance?

Call the Doc!  877-VISADOC (847-2362)

STEP 1: INDIA OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC VISA


Carefully Review the Following Information & Gather Together the Required Documents

Passport


Your actual, currently valid & signed passport must be submitted with your India Official Diplomatic Visa Application.
The passport needs to have a minimum two blank side by side visa pages and must not be expiring 6 months or less from the date you return into the United States.

U.S citizens should note that the last six pages of your U.S. Passport cannot be used for entry/exit stamps or visa issuance. These are amendment pages specifically designated for US State Department use only.

If your passport does not meet current India official diplomatic visa requirements, UVC can process your Indian official diplomatic visa application and your application to Renew Your US Passport, to add Additional Passport Pages, or to Get a New US Passport back to back and in time for your trip.

 

Photo


Two passport photographs will be needed for your Indian Official Diplomatic Visa Application submission.
The photo's should be:

  • in color & not blurry;
  • 2×2 in size;
  • front view with body completely facing forward;
  • on a plain white background;
  • with no glasses or head wear;
  • not older than 90 days;
  • taken at a reputable facility such as Walgreen’s, CVS or Fed Ex.

Copy of ID


A clear color copy of your current and valid drivers license or state ID will be needed as proof of your residential address for your India Official Diplomatic Visa Application. This is to establish which consular jurisdiction you reside in.

If necessary, the Embassy of India & Indian Consulates will also accept a clear color copy of either a major utility bill (electric/gas/water/sewage) or a current valid lease containing both landlord and tenant signatures.

Important Note: The address on the whichever proof of residence you provide cannot be a P.O. Box and must match exactly what you input as "present address" on the India visa application form. In addition, the "Present Address" will be used as the return shipping address by the Embassy of India or Indian Consulate.

 

State Department Letters


Two Original Letters of Request Letter from U.S. Department of State are required for all Official Diplomatic India Visa Application submissions.

The State Department Letters should:

  • indicate the applicant's position and title;
  • provide the applicants passport number
  • explain the exact nature of the official visit;
  • state the the dates of intended entry into and exit from India;
  • provide information name, address, & contact information of the intended contact person in India

Processing Times

Processing Times for US Citizens and Legal Residents in the United States, average current processing times are 6-10 business days. Rush Service is currently unavailable.

Applicants without permanent residence status or have had it for less than two years normally have their applications referred back to India and can experience extended visa processing times (3 weeks or more).

More Important Instructions & Helpful Information


The validity of Indian Official Diplomatic Visas for U.S. citizens are decided on a case by case basis and solely at the discretion of the Indian Government.


Travelers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visa could face possible detention and significant penalties.


Embassy requirements and consular fees are subject to change without prior notice.


Applicants of Indian Origin are required to surrender their Indian citizenship. Those who have already renounced Indian citizenship must provide a copy of both their renunciation certificate & naturalization certificate. Persons of Indian origin who have not renounced Indian citizenship or cannot provide evidence of renunciation must apply for renunciation and/or Visa directly through CKGS.
UVC cannot assist with the Indian citizenship renunciation process.


Applicants of Pakistani Origin or that have held a Pakistani passport must make a personal appearance to apply for an Indian visa at the Indian Embassy / Consulate. UVC is unable to assist in the visa process for any applicants that are Pakistan nationals or of Pakistani origin.


Applicants of Sri Lankan Origin nationals and nationals of Sri Lanka must complete and sign two copies of the Additional Information Form for Sri Lankan Nationals.


Applicants of Bangladeshi Origin and nationals of Bangladesh must complete and sign two copies of the Additional Information Form for Bangladeshi Nationals.

STEP 2: INDIA OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC VISA


Carefully Complete the Following Required Forms

India Official Diplomatic Visa Application Form


Fill out completely, then print & sign two copies of the Indian Governments
Online India Official Diplomatic Visa Application Form.

The application should be printed on two separate sheets of paper and not double sided on a single sheet. This should be send to UVC along with all supporting documents.

It is highly recommended to use our easy to follow India Official Diplomatic Visa Application Help Guide with step by step instructions. Print and refer to it as you fill in the Online Application.

 

India Extra Particulars Form


Fill out completely, then print & sign two copies of the
India Extra Particulars Form
.

 

India Additional Information Forms


Fill out completely, then print & sign two copies of the
India Additional Applicant Information Form 

AND

India Extra Travel Information Form.

 

STEP 3: INDIA OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC VISA


Select Your Preferred Shipping Method 

Where to Ship

Where to Send Your Application for an
Indian Official Diplomatic Visa


Residents of the following U.S. states must apply for a visa in Atlanta :

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virgin Islands

Attn: US Visa Connection - Atlanta

510 Earls Court Drive
Katy, TX 77450
877-847-2362
(Click Here for Ship Label)


Residents of the following U.S. states must apply for a visa in Chicago :

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin

Attn: US Visa Connection - Chicago
1 East Erie Suite 525
Chicago, IL 60611
877-847-2362
(Click Here for Ship Label)


Residents of the following U.S. states must apply for a visa in Houston :

Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas

Attn: US Visa Connection - Houston
510 Earls Court Drive
Katy, TX 77450
877-847-2362
(Click Here for Ship Label)


Residents of the following U.S. states must apply for a visa in New York :

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont

Attn: US Visa Connection - New York
450 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10165
877-847-2362
(Click Here for Ship Label)


Residents of the following U.S. states must apply for a visa in San Francisco :

Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Guam

Attn: US Visa Connection - San Francisco
870 Market St, Suite 888
San Francisco, CA 94102
877-847-2362
(Click Here for Ship Label)


Residents of the following U.S. states must apply for a visa in Washington, DC :

Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Bermuda

Attn: US Visa Connection - Washington DC
2228 Decatur Place NW
Washington, DC 20008
877-847-2362
(Click Here for Ship Label)


 

Shipping Fees

Shipping Fees for Your
Indian Official Diplomatic Visa


FedEx Return Shipping FedEx Logo
Continental USA Only Price
Overnight - Next Business Day $38.00
2 Day - 2nd Business Day $28.00
Saturday Delivery $48.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day / 2 Day (No Saturday Delivery) $48.00
International Price
Call UVC for Prices (Varies by Location) Varies

Once your order has been completed, your passport with visa will be returned to you with the shipping option you choose. It is highly recommended all documents be shipped using FedEx.

If you are sending a pre-paid return label or will be using a FedEx or UPS account, you can supply that information when placing your order.

STEP 4: INDIA OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC VISA


Place Your order

Order Form

Order Your
Indian Official Diplomatic Visa


Complete the US Visa Connection US Visa Connection Order Form.

The Order Form provides us with your contact, payment, and return shipping information as well
as the level of service needed to meet your intended travel date.


Have Questions? Need Assistance?

Call the Doc!  877-VISADOC (847-2362)

How soon do you need your
Official Diplomatic Visa to India?

$99.00

Regular
8-10 Business Days

$125.00

Rush
5-7 Business Days

Regular Processing
8-10 Business Days

UVC Fee: $99.00


Below are the Consular Fees charged by the Indian government for issuing an Official Diplomatic visa.
The fees are per person per visa.

Type Entry Fee Max stay Validity Processing Time
Regular Single/Multiple $202.90 180 Days Up to 10 Years 8-10 Business Days

A postal money order is required by the Embassy/Consulates of India.
The Consular Fees above include an additional $5.00 for UVC to obtain the money order.

Important Note: The processing times above are the normal average processing times of the Indian Embassy/Consulates.
Visa processing times are subject to change at the discretion of the Indian Government.

Rush Processing
5-7 Business Days

UVC Fee: $125.00


Below are the Consular Fees charged by the Indian government for issuing a Official Diplomatic visa.
The fees are per person per visa.

Type Entry Fee Max stay Validity Processing Time
Rush Single/Multiple $202.90 180 Days Up to 10 Years 5-7 Business Days

A postal money order is required by the Embassy/Consulates of India.
The Consular Fees above include an additional $5.00 for UVC to obtain the money order.

Important Note: The processing times above are the normal average processing times of the Indian Embassy/Consulates.
Visa processing times are subject to change at the discretion of the Indian Government.

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