India Visa Services

Important:

 

Money Order Fee - Effective, October 4, 2017, for all visa and passport services that require money orders, USCCC will charge a $1.20 money order fee.  

 

The Indian Consulate in Chicago will no longer issue 10 year business visas.  Applicants may still apply for 5 year and 1 year business visas.

 

U.S. Passport holders applying for tourist visas MUST apply for 10 year tourist visas.

 

Non-US passport holders may only apply for visas valid for six (6) months.

 

Changes in India Visa Processing – Urgent

 

Effective July 24, 2017, the Indian Consulate will return all passports and visas back to the visa applicants directly.  Third parties will no longer pick up completed visas from the Indian Consulate. 

 

There are several important changes:

 

  • The Indian Consulate will ship the passport directly back to the address that is listed on the proof of address (driver’s license or utility bill) and the application form.  Please make sure the addresses on your application form and your driver’s license/utility bill match and are VALID and that you can receive packages at that address. 

 

  • To receive tracking information for your return shipment, please make sure that your email address is completed correctly on the application form. 

 

  • Consular fees will increase by $15.00 to cover the cost of return shipping of the passport.

 

At this time, we are unsure if the tracking number for the packages will be given to us.  We will send another update when additional information becomes available.

 

Please contact our office if you have any questions. 

 

Please review our FAQs section for information on completing the India visa application form and for a list of common mistakes made when completing the form.

 

We advise anyone who is trying to apply for an Indian visa to please contact us before sending any documents so that we may review your application materials with you before submission.

 

India Business Visa Requirements (B Visa):

1. Valid Passport with an expiration date greater than six months from the date of entry and at least two

    blank pages.

​2. Completed and Signed Application Form. The application must be filled out electronically at:

    http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/

  • Once on the site, click on either "online application link" in the middle of the site or "Online Visa Applicatio Registration" at the bottom of the page. Either link will take you to the India Visa application.

  • Select the correct Indian Consulate that you will apply to under "Indian Mission"

  • Sign the application at the end of the application and under the picture

  • Once an application has been submitted online, it cannot be edited.  Changes to the application can only be made by redoing the entire application.  Please carefully review your application before submitting it.

  • Please upload photo to application form.

3. Two recent passport-style color photos, with full face, front view, no hat, and against a plain white 

    background. You cannot wear glasses in your picture.

 

4. Additional Particular Forms (Download)

  • For New York jurisdiction, download form here.

  • For San Francisco jurisdiction, download form here.

5. Travel Itinerary or a Copy of a Plane Ticket

6. Photocopy of Driver’s License or State ID - the address shown on the proof of address will be where the Indian Consulate/CKGS mails the passport back to. Please make sure this is updated to show your current address.

7. Business Letter from Applicant’s Company in US (see sample)

  • For Washington, DC jurisdiction - the invitation letter must follw a specific template.  To download the template, please click here.

  • Letter must mention that applicant is going to India for "business meetings."

8. Invitation Letter from Sponsoring Company in India

  • For Washington, DC jurisdiction- the invitation letter must follow a specific template.  To download the template, please click here.

  • Letter must mention that applicant is going to India for "buisness meetings."

 

9. Copy of Certificate of Incorporation from Inviting India company

 

10. CKGS Disclaimer Form (Download)

 

11. Authorization Letter (download)

 

12​. Fee Schedule (download) ​

 

*****If you have had a name change, please also include a copy of the document (court order, marriage certificate, etc.) showing that name change.

Persons of Indian Origin Must Include:

1. Renunciation of Indian Citizenship (Certificate of Renunciation or Indian Passport with Stamps of Renunciation) AND Photocopy of Naturalization Certificate

Non-U.S. Passport Holders Must Include:

 

1. A copy of a green card (both sides) or a valid US visa

 

2. Non-US Citizen Form (download)

* Please note that the Indian Consulate may request additional documents for non-US passport holders and ​the processing time may take longer.

 

**Non-US citizens can only apply for business visas valid up to six (6) months. Non-US passport holders MUST have their permanent address on the application form and Non-US citizen form be in their home country.  If they no longer maintain a residence in their home country, the address of a relative may be used.

 

***If you are of Bangladeshi, Pakistani, or Iranian origin, please contact our office before submitting your application as you may need additional paperwork or requirements.  Processing may be longer than standard processing.

 

For more details on the Indian Visa requirements, please download our application package.

 

Indian Tourist Visa Requirements (T Visa):

 

** All U.S. passport holders must apply for 10 year (120 month) India tourist visas.**

1. Valid Passport with an expiration date greater than six months from the date of entry and at least two

    blank pages.

​2. Completed and Signed Application Form. The application must be filled out electronically at:

    http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/

  • Once on the site, click on either "online application link" in the middle of the site or "Online Visa Application Registration" at the bottom of the page. Either link will take you to the India Visa application.

  • Select the correct Indian Consulate that you will apply to under "Indian Mission"

  • Sign the application at the end of the application and under the picture

  • Once an application has been submitted online, it cannot be edited.  Changes to the application can only be made by redoing the entire application.  Please carefully review your application before submitting it.

  • Please upload photo to application form.

3. Two recent passport-style color photos, with full face, front view, no hat, and against a plain white

    background. You cannot wear glasses in your picture.

4. Additional Particulars Form (Download)

 

5. Travel Itinerary or a Copy of a Plane Ticket

6. Photocopy of Driver’s License or State ID

 

7. CKGS Disclaimer Form (Download)

 

8. Authorization Letter (Download)

9. Fee Schedule (Download)

 

Persons of Indian Origin Must Include:

1. Renunciation of Indian Citizenship (Certificate of Renunciation or Indian Passport with Stamps of Renunciation) AND Photocopy of Naturalization Certificate

 

Non-U.S. Passport Holders Must Include:

1. A copy of a green card or a valid US visa

 

2. Non US Citizen Form (Download)

* Please note that the Indian Consulate may request additional documents for non-US passport holders and ​the processing time may take longer.

 

**Non-US citizens can only apply for tourist visas valid up to six (6) months. Non-US passport holders MUST have their permanent address on the application form and Non-US citizen form be in their home country.  If they no longer maintain a residence in their home country, the address of a relative may be used.

 

***If you are of Bangladeshi, Pakistani, or Iranian origin, please contact our office before submitting your application as you may need additional paperwork or requirements.  Processing may be longer than standard processing.

 

*****If you have had a name change, please also include a copy of the document (court order, marriage certificate, etc.) showing that name change.

 

 

 

For Minors (under the age of 18) - Additional Documents

1. The minor must sign their name in signature box on page 1.  Minors too young to sign their name should have their fingerprints stamped in the box in black ink.  The second page must be signed by BOTH PARENTS and the signature must be NOTARIZED.

 

2. Birth certificate - a long form photocopy of the birth certificate is required.  It must show the names and nationalities of both parents.  The copy of the birth certificate should be NOTARIZED.

 

3. Parental Authorization for Minors form - must be signed by BOTH PARENTS and NOTARIZED. (Download)

 

4. Additional Particulars Form - must be signed by BOTH PARENTS and NOTARIZED(Download)

  • New York Additional Particulars form (Download)

  • San Francisco Additional Particulars form (Download)

 

5. Parents' passport copies - NOTARIZED copy of the information page of both parents' signed passports.

 

6. Parents' driver's license - NOTARIZED copy of both parent's driver's licenses.

 

 

For more details on the Indian Visa requirements, please download our application package.

​Visa Types

Business Visa (B Visa) - A Business Visa is issued to a person who is invited to India for business.

Tourist Visa (T Visa) - A Tourist Visa is issued to a person who comes to India for sightseeing, visiting family members/friends or other private purposes.

 

Employment Visa (E Visa) - An Employment Visa is issued to a person seeking employment in India.  (Download application package)

 

Business Visa Transfer - Valid business visas can be transferred to new passport books

 

Tourist Visa Transfer - Valid tourist visas can be transferred to new passport books

**Tourist and Business visas can be issued for one year multiple entry visa, five years multiple entry visa, and ten years multiple entry visas. Each entry can have a durations of up to 90 days per stay. Please contact our office to obtain instructions for a visa transfer or for an employment visa.

Processing Time

Regular Service                                 

8-10 Business Days                          

        

Processing can vary by jurisdiction.  Please contact our office for the latest information about processing times.

 

Please call or email our office to if you have an emergency situation and to make sure that you have all required documents. Any errors in the application materials can delay the process of obtaining a visa.

India Visa Fees (Download)

revised on December 7, 2017

Consular Fees                                                          Cost                  

​Business Visa

One Year Multiple Entry Visa                                        $195

Five Years Multiple Entry Visa                                      $305

6 Month Multiple Entry Visa -Non US Passport Holder    fees vary by country

Tourism Visa

Ten Years Multiple Entry Visa                                      $135

Non US Passport Holder                                             fees vary by country

 

Employment Visa

Six Month Multple Entry Visa                                      $175

Twelve Month Multiple Entry Visa                                $255

USCCC Fee                                                                Cost                  

Normal Processing Fee within Jurisdiction*                 $125           

Normal Processing Fee outside Jurisdiction*                $285

Money Order Fee                                                      $1.20

*Within jurisdiction includes applicants residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. An additional shipment fee will be charged in order to send the application materials to the appropriate Consulate if you live outside of the Chicago jurisdiction. This cost will be charged either on the provided shipping account or the USCCC account.

​USCCC accepts cash, credit card or check. If you would like to pay by check, please make the check payable to US-China Chamber of Commerce. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express credit cards. Please note that a 4.9% credit card fee applies to the total cost.

 

Any additional work required to complete a visa in a timely manner may be subjected to an additional charge. For example, additional trips to the Consulate or personal passport delivery. 
 

 

​Shipping

Please call our office at (312) 368-9911 to make sure that your materials meet the requirements before sending us your application materials. You can also email us a copy of your application materials at info@usccc.org, so we can check your documents.

Once you have assembled all of the documents, you can send them to:

ATTN: Visa Department

U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce

55 W. Monroe Street, Suite 630

Chicago, IL 60603

USCCC can ship the completed passport, Indian visa and receipt using the applicant's FedEx or UPS shipping account. If the applicant does not have a shipping account, we will charge a shipping fee to cover the cost of shipping. The estimated shipping cost is $32.50.

India Visa Application Package.

Atlanta

Chicago

Houston

New York

Washington, DC

 

India Visa Application. Click to see application.

Sample Business Letter. Click to download

Washington DC Business Letter Template

Sample Authorization Letter. Click to download

India Fee Schedule.

Click to download

Need help with travel arrangements to India? Contact our office at (312) 368-9911 for help with hotel and airfare arrangements. 

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about India Visa

Sample India Visa

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