Embassy of India - Washington DC

Metro Closest Metro Stop:
Dupont Circle Travel
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Embassy of India

2107 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Fax: (202) 265-4351

Phone: (202) 939-7000

Consular Section

2536 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Fax: (202) 387-6946

Visa: (202) 939-9888
Passport: (202) 939-9864

The Embassy of India and its Consular Section are located at different locations. While the embassy 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 shown below to find suggested routes.

From Dupont Circle Metro Station
Approximately 0.1 mile, 2 min walk
Travel Leave the station through the Q Street Exit.
Travel Head west on Q St NW toward 20th St NW.
Travel Turn right onto 21st St NW.

From Dupont Circle Metro Station
Approximately 0.8 mile, 15 min walk
Travel Leave the station through the Q Street Exit.
Travel Head west on Q St NW toward 20th St NW.
Travel Slight right onto Massachusetts Ave NW.
Travel At the traffic circle, stay on Massachusetts Ave NW.

Quick Facts

Passport Validity
Must be valid for six months beyond date of visa application to obtain a visa

Blank Passport Pages
Two pages required for entry stamp

Tourist Visa Required
For U.S. Citizens: Yes

Required for yellow fever if the traveler is arriving from an infected area

Currency Restrictions for Entry

Currency Restrictions for Exit
Check local law for reporting requirements for exiting with large quantities of foreign currency and Indian rupees.

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.

Required Documents

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.

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