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Indian Transit Visa Requirements

by admin | February 4th, 2010

Are you traveling through India on the way to somewhere else? Make sure you have all the proper documentation first. Even if you are just passing through, y0u will likely need an Indian transit visa just to change planes.

Indian transit visas can only be used by travelers who are staying in India for 3 days or less on their way to another country.  Here’s what you need to apply:

  • 1 Indian visa application form
  • 2 passport-sized photos
  • Proof of address, such as a legible copy of a driver’s license or a utility bill.
  • A copy of your birth certificate.
  • A confirmed airline itinerary showing that you are continuing on to another country.

An Indian transit visa is good for stays of 3 days or less, and must be used within 15 days of the date it is issued.

There are also a few other things you should know about India’s visa system before you apply.  First of all, India’s visa system is jurisdictional, which means that you have to submit your application to the right embassy or consulate, the one that is assigned to handle Indian visa applications from your state.

Second, there are some special requirements if you were born in India but are no longer an Indian citizen and will be traveling under another country’s passport. You will need to submit your old Indian passport and your renunciation of citizenship. Or, if you’ve applied for an Indian visa in the past, you should submit your previous Indian visas.

At, we specialize in helping people navigate the visa systems of countries all over the world. We can review your itinerary and walk you through the application process, step by step.  Then, we’ll submit your visa to the appropriate Embassy or Consulate for extremely fast processing.

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2 Responses to “Indian Transit Visa Requirements”

  1. Md. Abu Hanif

    I am working in Concern Worldwide, Afghanistan and will go to Bangladesh taken as annual leave coming 27th February 2011 and will back 13th March 2011. I have booked my ticket dirct from Kabul to New Delhi and New Delhi to Dhaka and same as returing time. The flight will be connecting and will not go outside of the airport/terminal. Do I need transit visa for using the connecting flight? Please help me providing this information.

  2. admin

    You may not, if you’re not leaving the terminal, but it depends. Give us a call and we’ll find out: 1-866-241-8520

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