2107 Massachusetts Ave NW
Fax: (202) 265-4351
Phone: (202) 939-7000
2536 Massachusetts Ave NW
Fax: (202) 387-6946
Visa Phone: (202) 939-9888
The Embassy of India and its Consular Section are located at different locations. While the Chancery is only 2-minutes away from the Dupont Circle Metro Station, the Consular Section is approximately at a 15-minute walk from the station. Use the map and directions shown below to find suggested routes.
From Dupont Circle Metro Station
From Dupont Circle Metro Station
Passport holders of the following countries do not need a visa to enter India: Bhutan, Maldives (Up to 90 days stay), and Nepal.
Visitors having a "Persons of Indian Origin Card" are exempted from having a visa to enter India, provided they are not citizens of: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
Emergency Visa Services
Emergency Visa Services are available on weekends between 11AM-1PM, and are strictly granted to persons of Indian-origin in case of a genuine emergency like death or serious illness of a close relative. This service will be granted based on documentary proof of an emergency and a copy of flight ticket. An amount of US$100 is charged over and above the normal visa fee, for providing the emergency visa service. This service is not available for visa applications sent by Mail.
E-Tourist Visa (eTV)
Passport holders of the following countries may apply for e-Tourist Visas:
Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Island,Chile, China, China- SAR Hong Kong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand,Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam.
1- Travelers visiting India with the objective of sightseeing, visiting friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
2- Passport should be valid at least 6 months from your date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least 2 blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
3- Travelers should have a return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during their stay in India.
4- Travelers having Pakistani Passports or Pakistani origin should apply for regular visa at the embassy.
5- Not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders, to individuals endorsed on Parent's/Spouse's Passport, i.e., each individual should have a separate passport, nor to International Travel Document Holders.
E-Tourist Visa Application Process
Online: E-Tourist Visa (eTV) Application
Applicants may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 30 days. For example: If you are applying on September 1, then you can select arrival date from September 5th to October 4th.
The following documents are required for an e-Tourist Visa:
1- Scanned first page of your passport.
2- Scanned passport-size photograph with a white background. The digital photograph should be uploaded along with the visa application.
Instructions for e-Tourist Visa
The documents listed below need to be uploaded by the applicant. The application will be rejected if the uploaded documents are not clear.
1- A digital passport-size photograph.
2- A digital copy of your passport's data page containing personal details, such as your name, date of birth, nationality, expiry date, etc.
The e-Tourist Visa fee depends upon the type of visa and duration of visa. The fee must be paid at least 4 days before the expected date of travel otherwise the application will not be processed. The fee is non-refundable. The e-Tourist Visa is allowed for a maximum of two visits in a calendar year.
Where is the e-Tourist Visa Valid?
The e-Tourist Visa is valid for entry through 16 Indian airports i.e. Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum & Varanasi. The eTV is not valid for entry from sea ports in India.
Applicants should carry a copy of the e-Tourist Visa at the time of travel.
Biometric details of the applicant will be collected by Immigration Officers upon arrival in India.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Card
Passport holders of yellow fever affected countries must carry a Yellow Fever Vaccination Card at the time of arrival in India, otherwise they may be quarantined for 6 days upon arrival in India. Visit the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for the latest guidelines regarding yellow fever countries.