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Indian visa information

Find out about India's visa requirements and how to apply.

This page is for people visiting India, who might need a visa to enter the country.

For information about visas for some of our other destinations, visit our Visa and entry requirements page.

India's entry requirements differ depending on your nationality and the reason for your visit. If you're not an Indian national, you will usually need a visa to enter the country, which you should get before you travel. 

For more information and advice, contact the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs.

Apply for an Indian visa

Visa Central

If you need an Indian visa, we can help. We've partnered with VisaCentral, the global visa and passport experts, where for a fee they will apply on your behalf. And if you're a Flying Club member, you'll also earn two miles for every £1 you spend.​

You can also apply for your visa through the Indian High Commission in London:

High Commission of India

Tel: 020 7836 8484

Opening hours

Mon - Fri, 09:15 - 17:45

Information for visitors returning to India within 2 months

If you’re planning on returning to India within two months of your last visit, you will need special permission from a local Mission Post or Embassy (such as the Indian High Commission in London). Without this permission you could be denied entry, and returned to your country of origin at your own expense.

 

Information for UK passport holders

If you are a UK passport holder visiting India, your passport must have 2 blank pages for your visa, and must be valid for a minimum of 180 days at the time of your visa application.

This guidance is for UK passport holders only. Passengers from other countries should check with the necessary Government department for travel information.