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Government Online Visa Form
Common Mistakes to avoid while filling Online Visa Government Form
Applying for an Indian Visa
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Processing Time and Fees
Transferring Visa From Old Passport To New Passport
Applying for Family Members, Children or Co-Workers
Business Visa or Employment Visa
Surrogacy in India
Visas for Certain Professions
Long Term Residents
Additional info for United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) funded Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship.
New Visa / PIO Announcements from Prime Minister, Narendra Modi
Travelling to Neighboring Countries
Contact list of FRRO
Applying from CAMP
What documents do I need for visa?
Where can I get the forms?
How can I get the documents notarized?
What are the modes of submission of my documents?
Can anyone submit the document at the center or does the applicant have to do that?
How many applications can I send in one envelope?
Do I need to get my child (minor) for the document submission?
My parents are dead and I don't have their birth certificate, I want to know what needs to be done?
Can a foreign company / organization that does not have any Project Office / subsidiary / joint venture / branch office in India, sponsor a foreign national / employee of a foreign company for Employment Visa?
Can an Indian company / organization which has awarded a contract for execution of a project to a foreign company that does not have any base in India, sponsor an employee of a foreign company for an Employment Visa?
Can I still hold my Indian passport after acquiring Foreign Citizenship?
I am a Pakistani national holding a Pakistan passport applying for Indian Visa, how do I obtain sponsorship certificate?
Is Renunciation a mandate if I have to travel to India?
Do I need to complete a separate application for a Renunciation Certificate if I am also applying for a Visa?
Do San Francisco applicants need to complete a separate application for a Renunciation Certificate if they are also applying for a Visa?
How do I renounce my Indian Citizenship?
Will my documents for OCI be sent to India?
Can I send my Renunciation forms to you along with my Visa application?
I have completed the OCI process on your website, why do you need a physical copy?
For which OCI categories do I have to submit my original documents?
Can San Francisco applicants send Renunciation forms to CKGS along with their Visa application?
I have filled the online form, do I still need to submit my original documents to the CKGS application Centre?
What if I do not have my Indian Passport? How do I renounce my Indian Citizenship?
I have got my OCI card in the UK and have got a valid UK passport. I also have a US passport. Can I travel or do I need a visa?
Can I apply for Visa and Renunciation together?
Can San Francisco applicants apply for Visa and Renunciation together?
Can I send my renunciation and visa documents together?
Is a Naturalization certificate necessary for the Renunciation?
Is it necessary to carry the Certificate of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship during travel to India?
Do I really need to send in my passport?
What kind of photos do I need?
I do not have a valid state ID that reflects my true current address, is there an alternate method to prove my residency?
What should be submitted as proof of residence when the applicant is a minor?
What should be submitted as proof of residence when the applicant is active duty military stationed overseas?
I am a student and my driver's license is not from the state that I am now currently studying / residing in. What other kinds of proof of address can I submit?
I am applying for my child's visa and both parents have signed the application. Does the signature from both parents need to be notarized?
Do I need to notarize my marriage certificate?
How do you want me to send you my documents?
I have received a notification that some documents are pending and I want to check what documents are those?
Does the minor have to give his / her thumb imprint on all the forms?
Where do I get the documents notarized?
I need your help with the documents checklist.
How many sets of documents do I need to send?
Do I need the order form?
I forgot to mention some of the details on my application form and want to check can I handwrite it?
How many forms do I need to send?
How many photos do you need?
Can I staple all my forms and send it?
For the name change can I send you my marriage certificate?
My driving license has got my old address. Can I still apply for a Visa?
I just want to check whether you have received the pending documents that I sent?
In how much time do I have to send the pending documents?
I have sent the documents to the wrong jurisdiction? What do I do?
I am unable to fill the additional particulars and other forms online so can I take a print out and handwrite the form?
My name has changed after I got married but my passport is still in my maiden name. What do I do?
I forgot to mention the address of the place where I am going to stay in India and it is not allowing me to enter the details now. What do I do?
What will happen with my documents after you get it back from the Indian Embassy?
We will return your documents back to you in the envelope purchased by you through CKGS and the shipping address will be the same address as given by you.
What is the address for your VAC?
Can I go before the document collection time mentioned on your website and collect my passport?
I have not received a notification about my document collection from the center yet.
Will someone sign for the documents that I am sending?
I am going to be a bit late for my appointment. Is that okay?
I am too old to fill all the forms, so can I go to the center directly and will someone help me with the forms?
Will someone check my documents if I go to submit my documents in person?
At what time generally do you dispatch the passports from the center?
Why do the policies differ from Mission to Mission when you all are a part of the same Indian Consulate?
I do not want to pay for the return courier and want to check whether I can collect it from the center directly?
I have got the confirmation about the appointment that I have booked, however, the time and date is not mentioned?
What additional documents do I need to provide?
What shall I do if I do not get the witness of valid green card holder if asked to fill in the application?
OCI is on my old passport and it has not been transferred to my new passport, can I travel?