Visa

 

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There are two options to apply for Visa:

 

  • 1. E-TOURIST VISA (eTV) which is applied by the applicant directly online, pay visa fee online and also receive ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation) online.  There is no requirement to visit the Embassy.  However, such a visa is valid for 30 days stay and meant for tourism, meeting friends/relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.  Only single entry is given for E-Tourist Visa and is allowed for a maximum of two visits in a calendar year.

 

It may please be noted that there is no system of Visa upon arrival in India. Persons wishing to avail of eTourist Visa facilities should apply for the same online at least 4 days in advance of date of travel, and ensure that they have received their eTourist Visa by e-mail in confirmation from Indian authorities, and also carry a printed copy of the same PRIOR to undertaking travel to India.

For complete information on eTourist Visa and online application procedure, please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

 

  • 2. REGULAR ONLINE VISA APPLICATION which is applied online by the applicant and thereafter print a copy of the application and submit to the Embassy with the required documents.  This is meant for all other types for visas for various duration.  Prior appointment is not required. Following points may please be noted while completing such online visa application:


  For proper uploading of online visa applications, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox internet browser options are recommended.
Complete the Online at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ The visa application form is available online in English only. It is necessary to upload a digital photograph, as per prescribed specification. The system will automatically generate the application in .pdf format. Print it. If you want to print it later, please copy the Web File number and use the option “Reprint Registered Application”.

•  You may verify that the 12-digit PDF visa application Web File Number generated begins with letters ‘PERL’ and ensure that the visa application is submitted at the Embassy within a maximum period of seven days later, in order to enable its online retrieval at the Embassy.

After filling online the application form, please print and submit the  same at the Embassy along with other supporting documents  and prescribed visa fees. Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 11:45 hrs except Holidays, There is no prior appointment required. Advisory on Biometrics.

Passport must have a minimum validity of six months from the date of application with at least two blank visa pages.

Applicants who have dual citizenship with Peru/Bolivia and another country may apply on their Peruvian / Bolivian passport if living in Peru / Bolivia.

 

Documents required for visa:

All visa applicants are required to submit the following documents:

 

1. Visa Application Form OnlineThe  form has to be completed, printed and duly signed (in the box below the photo and at the end of the Form).  In the fields Surname and Given Name, enter all your surnames and given names, exactly as shown in the passport.  Please re-check all your entries in the Form before submission online, specially the accuracy of passport number, its issue and expiry date, date of birth, gender and previous visits to India, if any.  The Embassy will not be responsible for error in filling up online application, which will reflect in the visa and cannot be corrected at a later stage.

2. The passport, in original, and one photocopy. If you hold dual nationality, attach copy of your other passport and fill in the additional form: foreigners/dual nationality.

3. Requisite fees for the visa.  (Please see the Visa Fees chart below).

4. Copy of DNI or your country’s Identification Card (ID).

5. Photocopy of Valid International Yellow Fever Certificate. The validity of this certificate begins ten days after the date of vaccination. It means that you can only enter India if you have taken it at least 10 days before your date of entry into India.

6. One 5 cm X 5 cm size colour photograph with white background. (Photo Requeriment). Please paste your photograph on the printed Form.

7. Copy of confirmed flight booking.

8. Latest bank statement or proof of financial support of the applicant. Copy of debit/credit cards are not accepted.

9. Apart from the above requirements, the Embassy reserves the right to ask for additional documents such as letter from employer/educational certificates etc.

 

Important Points

Visa is valid from the date of issue and not from the date of entry into India. Please bear this in mind when completing the section "Visa Period" on your visa application to be valid for your whole trip.

Acceptance of visa application does not automatically guarantee grant of visa.

Visa processing fee once deposited shall not be refunded. Fee should be deposited only after ascertaining the correct type and period of visa applicable for the purpose of travel.

The duration and number of entries granted to the applicant will be solely at the discretion of the Embassy. No claims and correspondences shall be entertained in this regard.

Applicants holding passports, other than Peru/Bolivia, must have a valid stay permit for at least one year in Peru/Bolivia for grant of all types of visas except Business and Employment. In case of Business visa, stay permit of at least two years in Peru/Bolivia is necessary. In all other cases, clearance is to be obtained from Indian Missions in their respective countries, which will take longer period for processing.

All applicants should check the details in their visas, immediately on collection, and bring any discrepancies to the attention of the issuing authority without delay for rectification. The Embassy shall not bear any responsibility for consequences of failing to do so.

All travellers to India, especially long-term visa holders, are advised to check the latest immigration and entry regulations before travel.

Satellite telephone services like Thuraya and Irridium are not permitted in India. Unauthorised use of satellite telephone services will be prosecuted under section 6 of Indian Wireless Act and section 20 of Indian Telegraph Act.
In case of Peruvian/Bolivian passport holders, with single citizenship, tourist/business visa is normally issued the next working day once they are approved.   

Registration: Foreigners entering India on Student visa, Employment visa, Research visa, Missionary visa valid for more than 180 days are required to get themselves registered with the concerned Foreigners Registration Office within 14 days of their arrival in India. Foreigners holding any other type of visa valid for more than 180 days do not require registration if the period of their stay in India on each visit is less than 180 days. However, they must register themselves within 180 days of arrival if the period of their continuous stay exceeds 180 days. For more details, please access the website:
www.immigrationindia.nic.in.

 

  • Visas issued to foreigners are not valid for certain specified areas. Special permits should be obtained from India for visiting  Restricted or Protected Areas. All Tibetan settlements are Restricted Areas.

 

Violation of visa rules, including overstay, indulging in activities not allowed by the purpose of the visa, non-registration, etc. are treated very seriously and may lead to fines, debarment from future entry and even detention and imprisonment.

 

Types of Visa

The following types of India visa are issued to foreign nationals in accordance with the purpose of their visit.

 

  Type of visa

Abbreviation

 1.  Diplomat

 D

 2.  Official

O

 3.  UN Official

UD

 4.  Transit

TR

 5.  Entry

 X

 6.   Tourist

T

 7.   Employment

E

 8.   Project

P

 9.  Student

S

 10. Journalist

J

 11. Business

B

 12. Missionary

M

 13. Mountaineering

MX

 14. Conference / Seminar/Meeting

C

 15. Research

R

 16. Medical

MED

 17. Medical Attendant

MEDX

 18. Universal

U

 

1/2/3.   Diplomatic/Official/UN Official

Diplomats/Officials assigned to their countries Missions/Posts in India or Diplomatic/Official/UN passport holders working in UN or international organizations located in India and their spouses/children holding any type of passport are granted diplomatic/official visas.

 

Additional Documents Required:

Besides Documents required for VISA a Note Verbale issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru/Bolivia or from the respective Diplomatic/UN Mission.

 

4.   Transit Visa

A Transit Visa is granted for the sole purpose of enabling the holder to travel through India to reach his/her ultimate destination. Change of purpose is not allowed. The visa will ordinarily be valid for a single/double journey and for entry within 15 days of date of issue. The Transit visa is valid for direct transit only for a maximum period of 3 days. For a stay in India beyond 3 days, an appropriate visa should be obtained.  Please note that validity of the visa begins from the date when visa is issued, and not from the date of travel on your application form.

 

5.   Entry visas

Entry Visa is issued to a Person of India Origin, foreign spouse of Indian national and to spouse/children of foreigners holding any type of visa other than tourist/transit visa. An Entry Visa is given for a specific purpose as decided by the mission. Registration is required within 14 days of arrival in India if the stay is more than 180 days.

 

Additional Documents required:

Besides Documents required for VISA following documents are required:

Invitation letter from the organization/agency based in India and a letter from the concerned organisation in native country for persons going for voluntary work. For students letter from their institutions and letter of financial guarantee either from parents or bank.

 

6.  Tourist Visa

Persons wishing to visit India as tourists, or for meeting friends and relatives, will be given Tourist Visas valid for a maximum period of six months. Tourist visas are non-extendable and non-convertible. 

Please see section Documents required for VISA for the requisite documents.

 

7.  Employment Visa

Employment Visa is granted to a foreigner who wants to take up an employment in India. Visa is granted for the duration of the employment or for a maximum period of two years whichever is less. Annual salary should be more than US$ 25,000 per year. Registration is required within 14 days of arrival if employment visa is for more than 180 days.

 

Foreign nationals who wish to come to India for honorary work (without salary) with NGOs registered in India are granted employment visa for one year. However, foreign nationals can draw a monthly remuneration not exceeding Rs. 10,000/- for honorary work.   While in India, for all visa queries and possibility of further extension of visa, Foreigners Regional Registration Office in the concerned state may be approached. 

 

Additional Documents required:

Besides Documents required for VISA following documents are required:

     Proof of employment or contract or engagement by the company/organization in India.  The document should clearly mention the salary proposed.
     Details of the assignment, terms and conditions, contract signed with Indian companies etc.
  •   Documentary proof of educational qualifications and  professional expertise. 
  •   Copies of Registration Certificate of the Company.

 

A letter of introduction from Indian Chamber of Commerce in Peru (INCHAM) may also be submitted. 

INCHAM’s coordinates are given below:

Ms. Sandra Valcárcel 
Asistente Administrativa 
Víctor Mantilla 255, Surquillo 
Tel. 7151560 
svalcarcel@inchamperu.com

 

8.   Project Visa

Project visa is a sub-set of employment visa and is granted to foreigners employed for executing in Steel and Power Sector Projects.  Requirement of documents is similar to Employment Visa.

 

9.   Student Visa

Student visas are given to bona fide students to pursue regular studies at recognized institutions in India and to persons going for studying Yoga, Vedic Culture, Indian systems of dance/music etc. The visa is valid for the period of study as approved by the educational/recognized institutions in India or to a maximum period of five years. Registration is required within 14 days of arrival in India, if period of stay is more than 180 days. Students sponsored by AIESEC for project based work in companies/industries are eligible for business visa and those going for community/social services are granted entry visa.

 

Additional Documents required:

Besides Documents required for VISA, admission letter from the educational institution which is duly recognized by the Government of India and copy of its Registration Certificate.

 

10.   Journalist Visa

Given to professional journalists and photographers. Visa is granted for a period up to three months. Those interested in making documentaries in India may contact the Embassy for details. 

All professional Journalists and photographers are granted only Journalist visa irrespective of the purpose of visit.

 

Additional Documents required:

Besides documents required for VISA, a letter from the employer stating the purpose of travel.

 

11.   Business Visa

Business Visa is granted to a foreign national who wants to visit India to establish an industrial/business venture or to explore possibilities to set up industrial/business venture, or wants to purchase/sell industrial products in India. 

 

Additional Documents required:

Besides Documents required for VISA following documents are required:

A Letter of Invitation from an Indian company on their official company letterhead, clearly stating the purpose and duration for which visa is requested. A similar letter from the local Peruvian/Bolivian company. A copy of Certificate of Registration of both the companies is also required.

 

A letter of introduction from Indian Chamber of Commerce in Peru (INCHAM) may also be submitted.  INCHAM’s coordinates are given below:

 

Alexandra Valladares
Secretaria
Telf : 715 1560 / 715 1561
secretaria@inchamperu.com

 

12.    Missionary Visa

Visa to foreign missionaries, other than those holding ‘No objection to return to India’ endorsements, are granted only after clearance by concerned Ministry/Department in India.

 

13.    Mountaineering Visa

Additional Documents required:

Besides Documents required for VISA Mountaineering clearance from competent authorities in India is required.

 

14.   Conference Visa
Foreign nationals are granted conference visas on production of an invitation to a conference/seminar/workshop being organized in India by Ministry/Department of the Government of India; public sector undertaking; central educational institution; public funded universities; organizations owned and controlled by the Government of India/State Government/Union Territory/United Nations or other specialized agencies/ organizations.

 

Conference/seminar/workshop sponsored by an NGO in India needs clearance/approval of concerned ministry of the Central/State Government.

 

Additional Documents required:

Besides Documents required for VISA following documents are required:

   A copy of the signed Letter of Invitation for the Conference from organizers in India.
 •  A copy of the letter from the Institution represented in Peru/Bolivia.

 

15.   Research Visa

Research Visas are granted for Research work for a maximum of three years or for the duration of the research project. All Research Projects need to be cleared from India and it can take long time for issuance of such visas. 

 

Additional Documents required:

Besides Documents required for VISA following documents are required:

 Submission of subject of research along with the application
Original admission letter of recognized university/organization
 Evidence of financial resources.

 

16 & 17.    Medical/Medical Escort Visa

A Medical visa is given for medical treatment in India. The visa is granted up to one year with triple entries and registration is required within 14 days of arrival.

 

A Medical Escort visa is given to those who are accompanying the patient. Maximum of two escorts are permitted with a patient. Visa is granted up to one year with triple entries. Registration is required within 14 days of arrival in India.

 

Additional Documents required:

Besides Documents required for Medical VISA relevant letters signed and stamped from the hospital concerned in India is required.

 

Visa Fees

 

For Peruvian citizens:

 

  Transit Visa (Single or Double entry / up to 15 days):

US$  23

  Tourist Visa: (5 years)

US$  133

  Student Visa:

US$ 78

  Business Visa (5 years):

US$ 203

  Employment Visa:

          upto 1 year:

US$  123

          upto 5 years

US$  203 

  Other Visas:

          upto 6 months:

US$ 83

          upto 1 year:

US$ 123

          upto 5 years:

US$ 203

 

For Bolivian citizens:

 

  Transit Visa (Single or Double entry / up to 15 days):

US$  23

  Tourist Visa:

          upto 6 months:

US$  43

  Student Visa:

US$ 78

  Business / Employment Visa:

          upto 1 year:

US$  123

          upto 5 years

US$  203 

  Other Visas:

          upto 6 months:

US$ 83

          upto 1 year:

US$ 123

          upto 5 years:

US$ 203

 

For US citizens:

 

  Transit Visa (Single or Double entry):

US$  53

  Tourist Visa:

         upto 10 years:

US$  113

  Student Visa:

US$ 108

  Business Visa:

         upto 1 year:

US$ 173

         from 5 to 10 years:

US$ 253

  Work Visa:

         upto 6 months:

US$ 133

         upto 1 year:

US$ 173

         upto 5 years:

US$ 253

  Other Visas:

         upto 6 months:

US$ 113

         upto 1 year:

US$ 153

         upto 5 years:

US$ 233

 

For British citizens:

 

  Tourist Visa:

         upto 1 year:

US$  165

         upto 5 years:

US$  487

  Entry Visa:

         upto 1 year:

US$ 165

         upto 5 years:

US$ 487

  Business Visa:

         upto 1 year:

US$ 245

          more than 1 year up to 5 years:

US$ 729

   Employment Visa:

         upto 6 months:

US$ 463

         upto 1 year:

US$ 503

         upto 5 years:

US$ 600

 

For citizens of other nationalities:

 

  Transit Visa (Single or Double entry):

US$  33

  Tourist Visa:

         upto 6 months:

US$  53

  Student Visa:

US$  88

 

Business Visa charges (on reciprocal basis)

 

Sl. No

Country

Up to 1 year us$

More than 1 year
up to 5 years (us$)

  1.  

  Ecuador

253

333

  1.  

  New Zealand

143

223

  1.  

  Ukraine

213

293

  1.  

  France

278

358

  1.  

  Australia

228

308

  1.  

  Czech Republic

203

283

  1.  

  Iran

288

368

  1.  

  Ireland

213

293

  1.  

  Nigeria

303

383

  1.  

  Philippines

233

313

  1.  

  Poland

158

238

  1.  

  Saudi Arabia

228

308

  1.  

  Thailand

213

293

  1.  

  United Arab Emirates

428

508


 

Employment Visa (fees in US$)

 

Sl. No.

Country

Up to 6 months

Up to 1 year

More than 1 year
up to 5 years

  1.  

  Canada

163

203

283

  1.  

  Ireland

173

213

293

  1.  

  France

148

188

268

  1.  

  Italy

118

158

238

  1.  

  Denmark

138

178

258

  1.  

  Portugal

103

143

223

  1.  

  Austria

98

138

218

  1.  

  Norway

103

143

223

  1.  

  Australia

193

233

313

  1.  

  New Zealand

158

198

278

  1.  

  Thailand

173

213

293

  1.  

  United Arab Emirates

388

428

508

  1.  

  Turkey

113

153

233

  1.  

  Israel

1013

1053

1133

  1.  

  Iran

248

288

368

 

 

  Other Visas

         upto 6 months

US$  93

         upto 1 year

US$ 133

         up to 5 years

US$ 213

 

• Japan - All visas US$ 21 except Transit Visa which is US$ 14.

• Singapore - Tourist Visa up to 6 months: US$ 38.

• Russia - All visas US$ 53 (single entry); US$103 (double entry); US$123 (multiple entry.

• Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, South Africa and Uruguay - All visas: US$ 13

• Nepal and Bhutan - Visa is not required.

 

Submission of Applications:

 

In Peru

Visa/Consular services have to be applied in person at the Embassy. Completed visa application form along with all required documents and fee should be submitted at the Embassy by the applicant. The Visa/Consular fees have to be paid in cash (exact amount) only in US Dollars by the applicant. Payment in Soles, Credit Cards, Cheques, etc. are not acceptable.

Most visa applications are processed and visas issued while the applicant waits, provided all documents are in order.

 

From Bolivia

Completed applications, along with necessary documents and fees should be deposited and routed to Embassy through Honorary Consulate General of India in La Paz, Bolivia whose contact details are given below:

 

In La Paz


General (Retd.) Jorge Velázquez
Honorary Consul General of India, 
Calle 1 Bloque "F" Dpto. 302 
Bolognia - Zona sur 
La Paz, BOLIVIA 
Telephone: 00 591 70671442 
Telefax: 00 591 2 272-2077
e-mail: jvelazquezb19v@gmail.com

 

In SANTA CRUZ


Calle Sucre 619
Santa Cruz, BOLIVIA
Telephone: 00 591 3  3259548
e-mail: jvelazquezb19v@gmail.com

 

Alternatively, visa applicants in Bolivia can also send their applications to the Embassy, by following the instructions given below:

 

 The Embassy of India in Peru has opened a bank account in Bolivia in which visa applicants should deposit only visa fee in exact amount and NO courier charges or whatsoever should be included.  Thereafter, a scanned copy of the Deposit Receipt should be sent by email to us at consular@indembassy.org.pe.  Henceforth, no cash will be accepted. The details of the bank account are as under:

 

  •  Nombre del Banco:

 Banco de Crédito BCP

  •  Nombre de la cuenta:

 EMBAJADA DE LA INDIA EN PERU

  •  Tipo de cuenta:

 Caja de ahorro

  •  Moneda:

 Dólares

  •  Número de la cuenta:

 201-51041095-2-43

 

The application form, passport and other documents should, however, be couriered to the Embassy separately at applicant’s cost.  When the service has been rendered and ready for dispatch, the Embassy will inform the applicant to arrange a pre-paid courier for collection from Lima.

 

It may be noted that 3-4 working days are required for processing of visa, in addition to courier transportation time, to send the passports back to the Honorary Consul General of India in Bolivia.

 

Visa timings are:          9.30 A.M. to 11.45 A.M. 
                                       (No appointment required)
Contact visa officer:    Mrs. Purnima Ramakrishna,  Attache (Consular)
Telephone :                   (51-1) 460-2289/461-0371/261-6006
Fax :                               (51-1) 461-0374
E-mail:                           
cons.lima@mea.gov.in

 

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