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India Tourist Visa

A Tourist Visa is granted to those who would visit India for tourism. Tourist visas may be valid for 6 months to 2 year with single or multiple entries. Irrespective of the duration of validity of visa, on each visit maximum period of stay in India is limited to 6 months (180 days) only. Please note the validity of the visa is effective from the date of issue.

Please note that if you are planning on visiting either Sikkim or Andoman Island, you will need to apply for an additional permit. This can be done directly with the India VFS offices. Should you require any further information please ask at the time of applying for your Indian tourist visa.

As all visas are issued at the discretion of Indian High Commission. India Visa Company can not be held responsible for any losses that may occur due to delays in the application process. Please take this into account when making your travel plans.

Please find below details on applying for an Indian Tourist Visa.


Indian Tourist Visa Details


£160.00 Up to One Year (Single / Multipleentry)(maximum stay of 180 days per visit).

£360.00 Visa Duration From One Year Upto Five Years (Multiple entries) (maximum stay of 180 days per visit).

Additional charge of £15.00 to make the the complete application set


Passport (Valid for at least 6 months)

1 x Online India Visa Form (This should be completed as in step 2 )

2 Photos 50mm x 50mm. This is a different size to a normal passport photo and can be done through selected photo shops. Call us and we can help in advising where these can be found.

1 x Declaration form (Step 3)

Please enclose a Special Delivery envelope for us to return to your passport and visa with the correct address for return printed on

Visa Validity:

Up to 6 Months (this is at the discretion of the Indian Embassy)

Additional Information:

Those of Sri Lankan or Bangladeshi origin can be processed but there may be delays.

We do not process visas for those of Pakistani origin as there can be severe delays from the embassy in processing these. We can not offer the level of service  we would like to  in these cases so recommend you process your visa directly.

A supporting letter (on letter headed paper) will need to be provided by your employer if your occupation is listed below. The letter must state that you are traveling for a holiday and will not take part in any work related activities.

Charity worker, Police officer, Minister of any religion, Media worker, Cabin crew, Pilot, Writer, Musician, Photographer, Editor, Publisher, Researcher, Armed Forces, Prison Officer, Artist, Scientist, Actor, Actress, Civil Servant, Solicitor, Lawyer, University Lecturer  (we aim to keep this list updated but it is subject to change at any time ).

For children under the age of 16 additional document will be required.. Click here to find out more...


If you would like to apply for a Indian Tourist Visa than please follow the steps below:

 Step 1 : Complete the Online Indian Visa Application Form

Download and complete India visa application form online

The above link will take you to a form hosted by the Indian Government and not India Visa Company. Should you have any queries about this form please call us on 020 3642 6910 and we will be happy to help.

Help with completing the online form:

Before completing the online form please read through the additional information section above.

  • Please do not leave out any information and complete the form accurately.
  • At the top of the form please select "UK-London" as your Indian mission as our applications are processed through here.  Selecting any other mission could delay your visa application.
  • Once completed click on "Print form". This will create a PDF file that you will need to print.
  • Please sign both pages of the form in BLACK INK. Page 1 (near top of page, under the photo box) and Page 2 (at the end of the form).

Step 2: Please print, complete & sign the declaration formin black ink.

Declaration Form

Step 3: Please print, complete & sign the letter of authorisation formin black ink

Declaration Form

Step 4:

Either drop your completed form, passport photos and passport to anyone of our branches
(Advisable to pre book an appointment to avoid waiting).
(click here for addresses).

Or post them to :-
The India Visa Company
Skylord Travel Plc.
208 Field End Road
If you are sending us your forms by post we recommend that you send them by special delivery.

Payment to Skylord Travel should be for the full amount.
Visa fee, Handling Charge & Postage (if applicable)

Cheque: Please make cheques payable to Skylord Travel Plc.
Visa applications paid by cheque will only be sent to the embassy after the cheque has been processed by our bank.

Can be paid into anyone of our branches. (click here for addresses).. Please do not send cash in the post.

Credit / Debit Card: When dropping of your application to our office you can pay by card or if you wish to use a credit / debit card for a postal application please call us on 020 8582 1117.

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Please note all visa processing times indicated on this website are an indication only based on average times from our own experience. We try to give a realistic time frame to help you better judge your own plans. We do how ever recommend that you do not confirm any travel plans until your visa is issued. The India Visa Company or Skylord Travel will not be responsible for any loses due to any delays in visa processing. Should your visa be refused by the High Commission of India, you could loose the full visa application fee.We will always keep you posted on the progress of your visa and offer the highest level of customer service.
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