About Us Visa General Information

As per the Government of India instructions no visa will be issued by the Embassy to foreign nationals intending to visit India for commissioning surrogacy with immediate effect (06.11.2015)

For child/children born through surrogacy already commissioned on or before issue of above notice, exit permission will be decided by Foreign Regional Registration Office (FRROs) on a case to case basis.

Important Notice

All applicants for Tourist Visa may kindly note that:

'A tourist visa is only granted to a foreigner who does not have a residence or occupation in India and whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives etc. Applicants may please note that anyone who is found to be doing something else, such as attending a training programme or working, is likely to be blacklisted and asked to leave India immediately.  Therefore, please be accurate in specifying the purpose of your visit to India.

All applicants for Tourist Visas may kindly note that a return ticket (if returning back to Sweden/Latvia) or ticket for onward journey (if going to some other country) would have to be attached along with their visa applications w.e.f. 15th October, 2015.

As per Government of India regulations Satellite Phones are not permitted into India. If any foreigner is found carrying such, their satellite phones will be seized.

General information

1. Who needs an Indian visa

All Foreign Nationals need a visa to enter India unless:

(i) They hold a valid OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) card

IMPORTANT: OCI card does not entitle the holder to carry out research, missionary work or mountaineering, without prior permission

(ii) They are holders of a DIPLOMATIC /OFFICIAL passport of countries with which India has signed WAIVER AGREEMENTS.

2. Where to apply

All visa applicants except Diplomatic/Official/UN passport holders should apply at the Indian Visa Application Centres (IVAC) M/s Cox & Kings global services in Stockholm.

3. Diplomatic/Official/UN passports holders may follow these steps

    1. Fill online visa application form which is available at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/..
    2. Print out the completed form and sign it and add one more photograph.
    3. Submit the application form along with all requisite enclosures at the Embassy.