advised to obtain Indian visas from the Indian Missions
located in the country where they Normally reside. The Embassy
of India in Katmandu will normally entertain visa applications
only from foreign nationals in Nepal. However Transit/tourist
visa applications from foreigners visiting Nepal for short
periods will be entertained.
required to be present at Embassy of India, Katmandu for
Interview before grant of visa.
Transit Visas - Are
not extendable in India and are operative from the date of
issue. Such visas are meant only for bona-fide transit and not
for general purposes like tourism.
Tourist Visas- which
are now valid for 6 months are issued only to those foreigners
who have no residence or occupation in India and whose sole
objective in visiting India is recreation, sightseeing or
casual visit to friends and relatives. Tourist visas count
from the date of issue and cannot be extended or converted in
to any other category in India.
applications - for tourist visas will not be entertained.
All visas other than
transit visas are issued only after telex/fax clearance is
received from the Indian Mission in the country to which the
applicants belongs. This process takes around one week after
telex/faxes are sent. Applicants should therefore be prepared
to wait for one week after telex/fax clearance is sought
before visas are issued to them. Telex/fax clearance charges
are in NRS 300/00 only. According to official sources all visa
processing are out sourced by state bank of India situated
100 mt south of Indian embassy main gate.
Official circular dated : Nov 2009.