Visa application / entry requirements for India

AUTHORITY
depends on the residence of the applicant

SERVISUM Berlin

Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt Thüringen

SERVISUM Hamburg

Bremen, Hamburg, Niedersachsen, Schleswig Holstein

SERVISUM Frankfurt

Hessen, Saarland, Rheinland-Pfalz, Nordrhein-Westfalen

SERVISUM München

Baden-Württemberg, Bayern


Please pay attention to the responsibilities mentioned above.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR GERMAN CITIZEN
FOR ALL VISA CATEGORIES

FOR TOURIST VISA

see minimum requirements

FOR BUSINESS VISA

additional to minimum requirements:

  • letter from the company you are working with including the declaration of assumption of all cost
  • Invitation (purpose of visit: business discussions)
  • Proof that the Indian company is listed in the commercial register ("certificate of incorporation")

FOR SHORT-TERM EMPLOYMENT VISA

additional to minimum requirements:

  • letter from the company you are working with including the declaration of assumption of all cost
  • Invitation (purpose of visit: employment/training)
  • Proof that the Indian company is listed in the commercial register ("certificate of incorporation")
  • Proof of qualification or employment contract with German company or proof of salary (at least $25,000 p.a.)
  • Written agreement between the German and Indian companies concerned
  • qualification proof/certificate of qualification in copy

FOR RESIDENTIAL EMPLOYMENT VISA

additional to minimum requirements:

  • letter from the company you are working with including the declaration of assumption of all cost
  • Invitation (purpose of visit: business discussions)
  • Proof that the Indian company is listed in the commercial register ("certificate of incorporation")
  • Proof of qualifications (e.g. university certificate)
  • Employment contract (with company in India)
  • in Frankfurt: Curriculum Vitae in form of a table and in English (currently only applicable for Frankfurt consulate)

If you'd like to travel to Sikkim & Andaman and apply in Hamburg you'll need the additional form.

HANDLING TIME:

from 3 days on (nlow)
in Munich: from 7 days on (nlow)

E-VISA

For tourists, business travelers (casual business) and for medical treatments an e-visa with a stay up to 60 days can be applied. It's only available if you enter one of these citys via plane or ship.

Airports

Ahmedabad

Bengaluru

Cochin

Gaya

Hyderabad

Lucknow

Nagpur

Trivandrum

Amritsar

Chandigarh

Coimbatore

Goa

Jaipur

Mangalore

Pune

Varanasi

Bagdogra

Chennai

Delhi

Guwahati

Kolkata

Mumbai

Tiruchirapalli

Seaports

Cochin

Goa

Mangalore

More information: here.

OUTSOURCING

As the visa departments of the Indian consulates need to be outsourced to IGCS/IVS, an additional service fee per visa must be paid to IGCS/IVS. SERVISUM will charge this fee to you.

Please attach the SERVISUM-Order Form to your assignment.

You can place an order for the pre-check and/or the pick-up of your documents via using the visafinder.

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Embassy fees

FOR GERMANS

T=Tourist, B=Business, SE=short term Employment, OA=On Arrival
C=Conference

T:

98,00 €

*

B:

117,00 €

*

SE:

117,00 €

*      

C:

79,00 €

*

T/B:

$ 50,00

E-Visa                   

* plus. IVS fee in Berlin and Munich (30,99 €) / bzw. IGCS fee in Hamburg and Frankfurt (13,50 €)

Application Help

Do you have troubles with the online application form?

We'll help you!

Please send us the application form by e-mail with the following documents and we will make your online application.

  • Scan of your passport (page with personal data) and
  • additional:
    • for tourists: booking confirmation of your journey
    • for business: copy of your letter of invitation from India

fee per applicant:
23,80 € (incl. VAT)

processing time: within 72 h

Application Help

E-VISA

We can help you to apply for your e-visa.

Please fill out the following form and send us all documents via mail:

  • passport photograph (american format, JPG, min. 350 x 350 pixel / min. 10 KB, max. 1 MB)
  • copy of passport (back and front, PDF, min. 10 KB, max. 300 KB)
  • additional
    • for business: scan of business card (PDF)
    • for medical treatment: letter from hospital in India (PDF)

fees per applicant:
50,00 € (visa fee)
+ 65,45 € (SERVISUM fee, incl. VAT)
 
processing time: about 4 working days

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