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Indian VISA Guidelines

  • Visit Embassy of India, Kathmandu website. Click on “Visa & Passport” on the Home page of the website and then click on “Visa” for general information/instructions on visa and type of visa, you wish to apply. You will find all relevant information pertaining to the visa category selected therein. You may then click on the hyperlink“Online Visa Application” to be redirected to the Government of India Visa Online Application Website for the online visa application form.  
  • Carefully note down the Temporary Application ID number (15 characters) consisting of numbers and alphabets, which will be displayed immediately on the Government of India Visa Online application form. This can be saved to retrieve your application and continue in case you wish to complete part of the application later.  
  • Complete the application online. You will receive a Web Reference Confirmation Number. The completed Government of India Visa Application form will open up in PDF format at this stage. Save the form and print out the same for submission to the Indian Visa Service Centre, House No.296, Kapurdhara Marg, Kathmandu (Adjacent Embassy of India, Kathmandu) on the next day.
  • When filing the Online Form, please do ensure that all details entered are accurate. The option to edit text is not available once the form has been saved and printed. In such a case, a new form needs to be filled with all correct information entered.  
  • You can use either an Ink-Jet or Laser printer to print the completed Visa Application Form once you have submitted online.  
  • This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer (Windows) version 8.0 and above.
  • You must also have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or a higher version installed on your computer in order to download and print the completed application form.
  • Once you have completed your online application form, please save, print and sign and present it along with the supporting documents and passport for scrutiny and processing of visa to Indian Visa Service Centre, Kathmandu on the next day.
  • Submission of all relevant documents mentioned in the checklist on the website is important for acceptance of the visa application at the Indian Visa Service/Embassy of India, Kathmandu. 
  • It is a mandatory requirement to ensure that your photo is 2 inch x 2 inch (51mm x 51mm) in size with white background. Photos which do not meet this specification will not be acceptedDetail requirements regarding the photo can be found in the Indian Online VISA Site.
  • The online visa application form should be filled at least one day in advance of submission of application form print-out at the Indian Visa Service Centre/Embassy of India, Kathmandu. 
  • In case of any difficulty in filling up of visa application forms, applicants may please call our Indian Visa Service Centre Tel: 00977-14001516. 

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