India travel advice

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Indian Business visa is currently required by all nationalities wishing to travel to India on a business trip. These visas are normally given to those who are undertaking business in India. Such as attending meetings/establishing contacts on behalf of a company outside of India and can be granted for up to 12 months.

The Urgent/same day business visa is for applicants travelling on urgent business trips and requiring their visa processing within the Same day/24 Hrs. For this service Please call 0845 500 2426 or Landline No. 01293 520 960

To apply for Indian Visa please click below on Pay Now, follow instructions, make payment and system will automatically re-direct you to printing of the Authorisation Letter and Declaration Form. Click Next Step to go to the Regular Visa tab and fill in the Online Visa Application Form.

Click for Visa Fees

For the  24 hr service please call us on 0845 500 2426 or Landline No. 01293 520 960 before sending Passport. This service is only available to British Passport holders and  For non UK passports, who provide Two years residence proof in UK (i.e. utility bill-water, gas, electricity, council tax or Indefinite stay stamp or Agreement papers if staying as tenant] in the case of applicants applying on their country of Origin Passport.

Payment by Credit/Debit card, PayPal, Bank transfer and cheques accepted.


Government of India has increased visa prices with effect from 1st Feb 2017, listed below are the new prices :

Visa Type

Valid For

Processing Time



Business Visa

Up to 12 Months

Same Day


2-5 years

Same Day


Please note:

*The length of visa and number of entries to be granted, is at the sole discretion of the Visa officer and fees are non-refundable regardless of what length of visa is granted.


If you need our express service please call us on 0845 500 2426 or Landline No. 01293 520 960 before sending Passport.

Urgent/Same Day Business Visa Requirements

  • Biometrics are required.
  • Original Passport with at least 2 blank pages and 180 day validity remaining.
  • Signed Declaration Form (Please click for copy of Declaration Form)
  • Filled in and signed Letter of Authorization (Please click for copy of Authorization Letter)
  • Letter of invitation from the India based company to be visited, addressed to the High Commission of India
  • Original support Letter from UK employer, addressed to the High Commission of India, requesting the visa and outlining the nature of the business related trip and the duration for which the visa will be required. Applicant's Passport number, date of issue and date of expiry MUST be entered in both letters (click here for a Sample Business Support Letter) and (click here for a Sample Business Invitation Letter).
  • "Please note that if the company requesting a business visa is not located in the UK, the business letter should explain the reason why the applicant is applying from the UK".
  • Prepaid Self Addressed Royal Mail Special Delivery Envelope.
  • Click on Online Visa Application Form for Regular Visa (For E Tourist Visa - eTV Click Here)
  • Please choose Indian Mission as UK LONDON.
  • Please enter full names on visa application form as showing on your passport.
  • Please enter full names of Parents, Spouse wherever Applicable
  • Please choose the print option once form is completed.
  • Two, 50mm by 50mm size photographs ( Larger than passport size, PHOTOS must be taken from photo machine or professional photographer)
  • The form requires 2 signatures, once on the first page on top right hand corner and once on the 2nd page
  • Payment by Credit/Debit card, PayPal, Bank transfer and Cheques accepted.

  • Requirements for Applicants whose previous nationality was Indian before acquiring foreign nationality.
  • Copy of Surrender Certificate and Copy of the Cancelled Indian Passport (Self-Attested)


Non UK Passport Holders
Stamp of Indefinite Stay OR Utility Bills, Includes, Landline Telephone, Gas, Electricity, Water, Council Tax Bills and Tenancy Agreement.

  • Mix and Match Utility Bills will not be accepted.
  • Bank Statements will NOT be accepted.
  • For NON UK passport holder who does not have proof of residency in the UK for more than 2 years, the Visa processing time is 15 to 20 working days. They are required to fill in a NON UK resident form and an extra £10 fee is chargeable. (Example of text is on our ‘‘Application form & Letter templates’ on home page).
  • American Passport holders Additional £25.00 payable on top of visa fees
  • Please make Cheques or Postal orders payable to "India Visa”.
  • Payment by Credit/Debit card, PayPal, Bank transfer and Cheques accepted.

India Visa
40, Cuckmere Crescent,
Gossops Green,
Crawley, West Sussex.
RH11 8DL

Return of your passport:
Your passport and any documents sent to us will be returned to you via the prepaid registered Special Delivery envelope that you send us.

Courier Service Available
If you require your documents picked up and dropped off. Please call 0845 500 2426 or Landline No. 01293 520 960
Our visa charges include the fee payable to the Government of India, our handling & administration charges.
Please note all visas are granted solely at the discretion of the High Commission of India and its Consulates.

Please note: Include a self addressed prepaid Royal Mail Special Delivery Envelope for return of your passport securely.