Visa application / entry requirements: India

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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


UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, VISA ISSUANCE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN GERMANY IS SUSPENDED.
 

All visas and e-visas issued up to and including March 11, 2020 by German nationals who have not yet entered India are invalid with immediate effect. Visas of Germans who have already entered India remain valid. No visas are issued for Germans at the moment.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VISA CATEGORIES

  • visa application form
    fill in online via https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html 
    print and sign twice (on the 1st page below the photo exactly in the box)

  • passport
    in original, at least valid for 6 months after journey, minimum two free pages

  • two passport pictures
    in original, no glasses american size, photo requirements

  • NEW
    list of countries
    travelled to the last 6 months
    use this pattern
  • in FRANKFURT certificate of registration
    Meldebescheinigung, not older than 6 months

  • in HAMBURG when entering the island groups Sikkim & Andaman
    additional form
    download here

    non-German applicants:
  • current residence registration (Meldebescheinigung) and
  • valid residence permit for Germany (if not EU citizen)
  • additional form depending on where the application is made
    please fill out in black, under "permanent address" the (last) address in your home country
    Berlin | Hamburg | Frankfurt | München
  • additional form for citizen with Pakistani parentage
    Berlin | Hamburg | Frankfurt | München

FOR TOURIST VISA

additional to minimum requirements above

  • cruise travellers click here for more information

    Please note: If you are taking a cruise, please include the name of the ship, the port in India and the telephone number of the shipping company as a reference in India. This number can also be a German telephone number.

FOR BUSINESS VISA

valid for visas for business trips to meetings, for technicians and mechanics
additional to minimum requirements above

  • letter of invitation 
    from company in India,
    in english, addressed to the Indian consular section you've chosen in the application form

  • company letter 
    from employer in Germany (sample)
    in eglish, addressed to the Indian consular section you've chosen in the application form

  • Certificate of Incorporation
    commercial register of Indian company

  • in HAMBURG (if Short Term Employment Visa) Purchase Order

FOR RESIDENTIAL EMPLOYMENT VISA

in Berlin only personal application
additional to minimum requirements above

  • letter of invitation 
    from company in India,
    in english, addressed to the Indian consular section you've chosen in the application form

  • company letter 
    from employer in Germany (sample)
    in eglish, addressed to the Indian consular section you've chosen in the application form

  • certificate of incorporation
    commercial register of Indian company

  • in FRANKFURT curriculum vitae
    from applicant, in english in tabular form

PLEASE NOTE:

Please note the above-mentioned responsibility regulation. 

IN FRANKFURT: All applicants in Frankfurt must submit a registration certificate (non-German citizens an extended registration certificate). For Employment Visa, Student Visa all applicants must also appear in person at the Visa Application Center once (due to the submission of fingerprints).

IN MUNICH: For business and tourist visas - that should be valid for 5 years or more - applicants must also appear in person at the Visa Application Center once (due to the submission of fingerprints).

HANDLING TIME (nlow)
minimum 3 working days
in Munich: minimum 7 working days


Website of the embassy: https://www.indianembassyberlin.gov.in/ 

E-VISA


German citizens are also entitled to apply for a so-called E-Visa (electronic visa) online. It is possible for tourists, Business travellers (casual business), conferences and medical treatments.

To find out whch other citizens are entitled to apply for an E-Visa click here..

Tourist visas are valid for either 30 days for two entries, one year or 5 years for multiple entries. Business visas are valid from the date of issue for one year and multiple entries, visas for medical purposes are valid for 60 days from the date of entry and for a maximum of three entries. 

An E-Visa must be applied online in advance (maximum 120 days but no later than 4 days prior to planned entry) and is only valid for entry via one of the following airports and seaports:

Airports

Ahmedabad

Calicut

Coimbatore

Guwahati

Lucknow

Nagpur

Varanasi

Amritsar

Chandigarh

Delhi

Hyderabad

Maduarai

Pune

Vishakapatnam

Bagdogra

Chennai

Gaya

Jaipur

Mangalore

Tiruchirapalli

Bengaluru

Cochin

Goa

Kolkata

Mumbai

Trivandrum

Seaports

Chennai

Cochin

Goa

Mangalore

Mumbai


E-visas cannot be renewed or modified and not be retroactively converted into another visa category. 

The passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival. Temporary passports and children's passports are not eligible for E-visa applications.

How you can apply for an E-Visa via SERVISUM is shown in the black box on the right.



Please attach the SERVISUM-Order Form to your assignment for regular visa.

 
You'll need the Adobe Reader to display PDF files. You can download the latest Version here.

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 €

*

B:

$ 80.00

eVisa                   

T:

$ 25.00

eVisa (30 Tage)

T:

$ 40.00

eVisa (one year)

T:

$ 80.00

eVisa (5 years)

* plus. IVS fee in Berlin (30.99 €) and Munich (39.63 €) / bzw. IGCS fee in Hamburg and Frankfurt (17.70 €)

Application Support

Do you have troubles with the regular online application form?

We'll help you!

Please fill out the following form, send it via e-mail with the following documents and we fill out your online application for you:

  • scan of passport 
    first double page with personal data

    IF TOURIST:
  • booking confirmation

    IF BUSINESS:
  • copy of letter of invitation from company in India


Fee per application form:

23,80 € (incl. VAT)

Form

E-Visa

We will be happy to obtain an E-Visa for India for you.

Please fill in the E-Visa Application Form linked below and send it to us by e-mail together with the following documents:

  • scan of your passport 
    coloured, first double page with personal data
  • passport picture
    coloured, 350 x 350 px, no glasses, american size

    for business visa:
  • copy of business card or
  • letter of invitation from company in India 

    for medical treatment
  • letter from hospital in India

fees per person:
25,00 € to 100,00 € (visa fee) 
+ 65,45 € (SERVISUM fee, incl. VAT)
plus administration fee (4,50 €, incl. VAT, per order)

handling time:
about 4  to 2 working days

E-Visa Application Form

Please attach this SERVISUM-Order Form to your assignment. Not required for E-Visa.

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


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.