IMPORTANT NOTE: Indian Embassy / Consulates, CKGS VISA Application Centers and Contact Center shall remain CLOSED on Monday, September 5, 2016 on account of Labour Day.
In order to successfully complete the requirements for the same, it is essential that travellers identify the jurisdiction area that they fall under, as well as the closest service center in which to submit their Indian visa application forms. Once these steps have been followed, travellers can also track the progress of their application forms while planning for additional travel requirements. Please refer to the steps given below for a detailed understanding on how to apply for an Indian visa from the USA.
Types of Visa
- Business Visa - for business
meetings with companies in India, meetings, sales or exhibiting on behalf of a company outside India.
- Transfer Tourist Visa
the remaining duration of valid visa to a new passport.
- Employment Visa - for US Nationals
who are to be employed in India i.e. on contracts, training, skilled services as consultants, installation, commissioning, projects, etc.
- Medical Visa - for patients
for treatment in reputed / recognized hospitals / treatment centres in India.
- Medical Attendant Visa - for attendants
who are blood relatives of the patient and to accompany the patient for treatment in India.
- Medical Visa - for Surrogacy
Vide Government of India guidelines dated:03.11.2015, the foreign nationals including OCI/PIO card holders are not allowed to commission surrogacy in India.
- Missionary Visais issued to persons coming to India to join a foreign Missionary organization in India approved by Government of India, not involving proselytization.
- Transit Visa
India to reach his / her ultimate destination.
- Transfer Business Visa
transferring the remaining duration of valid visa to a new passport.
- Emergency Service Visa
US Passport holder of Indian Origin on
- Medical Grounds - Unfortunate incidents of loss of life, accident or serious illness of parents, children and nearest relatives
- Legal Commitment - To attend to your legal matters in India.
- Entry Visa
- a Person of Indian Origin
- a Spouse or a child of a Person of Indian Origin
- Dependant family members of EMPLOYMENT VISA or RESEARCH VISA holders
- If purpose of visit to India does not match any other type of visa.
- Transfer of Entry Visa
Transferring the remaining duration of valid visa to a new passport.
- Visitor Visa - to travel to India
for Pakistan Passport Holders who have not renounced their Pakistan Citizenship.
- Tourist Visa - for tourist
purposes i.e. recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives etc.
- Conference Visa - for attendance
at International Conferences, Seminars or Workshops.
- Journalist Visa - for Professional
Journalists and photographers for up to three months stay in India.
JOURNALIST VISA – ALL foreign Journalists, regardless of whether they are travelling for Tourism OR Work, have to apply for a 'J' (Journalist) Visa.
JOURNALIST VISA - for DOCUMENTARY FILMING for crew member who are cleared by Embassy / Consulate & receipt of No Objection and customs permit.
BUSINESS VISA - for those crew members cleared by I&B Ministry to produce feature films, reality shows, commercial TV serials
EMPLOYMENT VISA - for Journalists or intern journalists who intend to work in Indian media organizations
- Student Visa - for bona fide
students who wish to pursue regular studies in recognized educational institutions in India.
We hope that you have read the "How to Apply" before commencing your Visa application.
If not, you must read it before proceeding. This will help you avoid errors in your Visa application.
Atlanta Applicants for Emergency Submission
Applicants are hereby informed that they are required to take prior approval in person from the Consulate (Timing on working days 10.00-12.30 PM) before submitting the application to CKGS Application Centre, details of which could be found on http://www.indianconsulateatlanta.org/page/display/47.
Emergency visa services are provided to persons of Indian descent holding a US passport to facilitate visits to India arising due to reasons mentioned below:
|Step 1:||Visit http://www.in.ckgs.us and fill in the details in the widget which will guide you on filling your Visa Application along with the fees, documentation, checklists and forms.|
|Step 2:||Then you will be guided to the Government of India Online Visa Application site to fill in the Government form.|
|Step 3:||You are required to return to CKGS website and complete the application process.|
|Step 4:||You are required to take prior approval in person from the Consulate (timing on working days 10.00-12.30 PM).|
|Step 5:||Post approval at the Consulate you are required to submit the application at CKGS Application Center. Emergency Fee in addition to the Consular Fees and CKGS Service charge of USD 100 will have to be paid at CKGS which would later be handed over to the Consulate.|