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Transit Visa

  • A Transit visa granted for travel through India is valid for entry within 15 days of date of issue for a maximum stay of 3 days. For a stay in India beyond 3 days, an appropriate visa should be obtained.
  • A foreign national (other than a Pakistani national) on Transit visa will be allowed to avail facilities provided under Tourist Visa. However, if the foreigner intends to perform some work or business in India, irrespective of the duration of his/her proposed stay, he/she should obtain a visa of the appropriate category.
  • A person who desires to make two entries into India in transit in the course of the same journey can be granted a transit visa valid for two entries and for stay in transit for a period not exceeding 3 days for each journey.
  • A Transit visa is not required by a foreigner passing through, in direct transit by air, and travelling onward through India, provided he/she does not leave the specified juridiction of the airport.
  • A Transit visa is not required by a foreigner who does not leave the ship while it halts at an Indian port.
  • For transit period less than 24 hours in Indian Port, applicant is required to clarify from their Airline and destination airport authority if transit visa is required.

Documents required

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 6 months with at least two blank pages.
  • One photograph. For photo requirements, visit
  • Printout of the online application form duly signed.
  • Valid travel documents for the country of destination and the countries en route.
  • Evidence of onward travel outside India - confirmed air ticket for onward journey.
Note: Any German document must be officially translated into English.

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