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Visa Information

INDIAN VISA

All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.

All Individual visa seekers are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through Online application link , in order to make an application for getting the Indian visa.

The duly signed physical copy of the application form completed in all respect and submitted succesfully, is to be submitted at the concerned Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) or directly to Indian Mission/ Post, on the scheduled date of interview along with the requisite supporting documents.

The status of Visa Application can be seen on the link for Visa Enquiry.

Visa Processing Time

Upon receipt of the Visa Application through Indian Visa Application Center or directly, the Indian Mission/ Post requires a minimum of three working days to process the case and issue a visa depending upon the nationality and excluding special cases.

Visa Categories

Governement of India issues the following visas: Business Visa, Conference Visa, Diplomatic Visa, Employment Visa, Emergency Visa, Entry Visa, Journalist Visa, Medical Visa, Missionaries Visa, Permit to re-enter within 2 months, Research Visa, Student Visa, Tourist Visa, Transit Visa.

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About Delhi

A city of Immense possibilities:

Delhi is an amalgam of many cultures, with a foothold in the past; it is also gaining in importance and significance as a powerhouse for the future.

Delhi is a city dotted with ancient monuments, yet building infrastructure for the future. The city offers one a glimpse of India’s religious diversity, yet retains the essence of each culture (the ancient Indian, the Mughal, the British) in its purest form.

It is a place where you can find a good meal for $ 1 to $ 100.

Beautiful gardens offering the opportunity for leisurely walks are located steps away from busy political and business corridors.

Welcome! Or as we say in Hindi, Swagat!

History:

From the epics :

Delhi – the city we know today – is supposed to have been built and re-built more than 5 times. The earliest reference is from the Mahabharatha, about 3000 years ago. The city (earlier called Indraprastha) was the capital of the Pandavas.

Fact Sheet:

Population: 25 million

Area: 1484 sq km

Best Time to Go: November-March

STD Code: 011

Time: GMT +5.5.

Money: The local currency is the Rupee (INR), which is divided into 100 paisa.

Religion: Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian

Delhi is the second most populated urban area in world

Geography – The city is located on the banks of Yamuna river which makes its crop lands fertile. To the North is the Himalayas, and the nine districts in Delhi are in the Indo-Gangetic plain

Languages in Delhi – English, Punjabi and Hindi are the most common languages. While English is the official language, Punjabi and Hindi are also common.

Place to visit

Historical:

  • Red Fort or Lal Quila
  • Purana Quila
  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Safdarjung Tomb
  • Tughlakabad Fort
  • Qutub Minar
  • Rashtrapathi Bhavan

Religious:

  • Akshardham Temple
  • Lotus Temple
  • Birla Mandir
  • Hanuman Mandir
  • Jama Masjid
  • ISKCON Temple

Memorial:

  • India Gate
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum
  • Rajghat

For Children:

  • Jantar Mantar
  • Garden of Five Senses
  • Mughal Garden
  • Talkatora Garden
  • Lodhi Gardens
  • Zoological Garden
  • Kalindi Kunj
Shopping

If you would like to linger around for a bit of shopping, Connaught Place has plenty of attractions. Janpath is close by. It’s an arcade full of shops and definitely a shopper’s delight. Near by is the underground shopping centre, Palika Bazar where you could just browse around for a wee bit of shopping. These places are within walkable distance from Connaught Place. You could just stroll around and get back to the spot where your cab is parked

Local Transport

India is well connected by air, trains and road transport. Advance booking is possible for all of them, hence try to make a tentative plan for your stay / travel in India.

Have photocopies of all the important documents like passport visas travel insurance and driving license etc just in case it is lost is a wise way to ensure you at least have a copy.

Keep important emergency numbers with you. Print emergency numbers in Delhi.

Don’t forget cash. Credit cards /Debit cards / travelers cheque are the safe mode of payment, however in many situations cash would be required. Try to keep some local currency in hand.

Hiring taxis from prepaid booths or availing of services of registered cabs is always safer. If you do travel by local transport, insist on going by the meter or fix the fare in advance to avoid being fleeced.

If you are unsure about booking local transport yourself, ask your tour operator to do it for you.

Weather

Weather in Delhi – Contrasting summers and winters

New Delhi is a land locked city and experiences an extreme continental climate.

The temperature range varies from 45 degrees in summers to 4 degrees in winters (hence very hot summers and cold winters). The winters are marked by mist and fog in the mornings, which often clears in the afternoon to become sunny and warmer.

In summers the heat wave is immense and adequate precaution has to be taken before going out in the hot summer afternoons.

The best season to visit Delhi is during the shoulder seasons of February to April and August to November. During February and March in particular, Delhi is very colourful. This is a great time of the year to see Delhi – the fine weather brings much greenery and the city is literally in full bloom.

Health

There are several countries regarded as Yellow Fever-infected. For further details and updated information, please visit www.immigrationindia.nic.in/

The following regulations apply to citizens of the affected countries:

(A) For entry into India:-Any person, Foreigner or Indian, (excluding infants below six months) arriving by air or sea without a vaccination certificate of yellow fever will be kept in quarantine isolation for a period up to 6 days if:

  • He arrives in India within 6 days of departure/transit from a yellow fever endemic area.
  • Has come on a ship which has started from or transited at any port in a yellow fever endemic country within 30 days of its arrival in India provided such ship has not been disinfected in accordance with the procedure laid down by WHO.

(B) For leaving India:-There is no health check requirement by Indian Government on passengers leaving India.