India Business and Tourist Visas

FORMER CITIZENS OF INDIA OR PAKISTAN? As of January 2014, ARISTA is no longer capable of handling Indian visa requests from travelers who were born in India or Pakistan, or have Pakistani heritage.

PLEASE NOTE: You will be required to submit your passport to the consulate. You will NOT have access to your passport until the visa process is finished by the consulate. Please plan accordingly. The consulate will not release your passport until the visa process is finished.

ATTENTION: Foreign consulates do not accept demands from travelers. They do not work around a traveler’s time-frame, and may request additional documents not listed in the general instructions at any given time and circumstance without notice.

Processing Time


STEP 1

Fill out your ONLINE forms and gather your required documents outlined below.

GATHER DOCUMENTS

Follow the instructions below. Pay close attention to the important notices!

STEP 2

Come to our office so we can review, sort, prepare your documents, and take your photo.

COME IN TO OUR OFFICE

If you already have your own passport-type photos, bring them with you. Otherwise we will take your photos.

STEP 3

Your visa application will be submitted to the foreign consulate the next business day.

SUBMIT APPLICATION

Should any additional requirements or demands from the consulate arise, we will communicate it to you immediately after we leave the consulate lobby.

STEP 4

We will collect your passport and visa from the consulate on the day scheduled by the consulate.

RECEIVE DOCUMENTS

Your visa & any other original documents will be at our office available for  pick up on the same day they are released by the consulate or shipped if requested.

Follow These Instructions to Obtain a Visa for India

FORMS must be typed-in and signed by hand, but they CANNOT be hand-written

DO NOT ship your documents to Arista Offices without first communicating with us.

DO NOT ship your materials for 8AM delivery unless instructed to do so.

Visa Requirements

  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave India.
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count).
  • Your passport MUST be signed.

Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

  • Form 1: CLICK HERE for the Visa Application Form (Note: The information on this form will be entered online. It is susceptible to being timed-out)
  • Form 2: CLICK HERE for a supplementary information form (Note: please save the form after you are finished and email it to ARISTA)
  • Form 3: CLICK HERE to download and fill-in BY HAND the undertaking form

IMPORTANT:

  • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline.They must be typed-in and signed by hand only.
  • Keep all the lines in your signature WITHIN the signature box ENTIRELY. Lines outside the signature box will get your application rejected by the Indian consulate.
  • All applicants over the age of 5 (five) MUST sign their own application form. For applicants under the age of 5 must have their right thumb digital printed on the form.
Passport-type photograph: 2 (two). To be uploaded while filling out your online application, as well as submitted to the consulate with your printed application. You MUST use the same set of photos at all times. PLEASE do not submit different photos of yourself, and make sure that you the ones you submit and upload are professionally taken PASSPORT-TYPE photos.
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead.
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it as an attachment to us at info@aristavisa.com and we will be glad to print it for you at our office.
Please present a copy of a valid California Driver’s license or state issued ID, or major utility bill (water, gas, electric, copy of apartment lease, etc.), showing the applicant’s name and current address AS ENTERED ON THE VISA APPLICATION FORM. Please DO NOT ENTER a PO Box on the online form.
Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple entry 10-Year (120 Months) 12-15 business days $170 $160
5-Year (60 Months) 12-15 business days $170 $160
6-Month 12-15 business days $80 $160
  • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country.

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • 1 set of visa photos
  • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
  • Shipping to/from San Francisco
  • 1 submission and 1 pick-up visit to the consulate

Payment Options:

  1. If you would like to pay for your consulate fee using a credit card through Arista, a convenience charge of 3% will be added to the consulate fee amount.
  2. There is no expediting service available for Indian visas.
  3. As of January 2014, ARISTA is no longer capable of handling Indian visa requests from travelers who were born in India or Pakistan, or have Pakistani heritage.
  4. Make ONE payment to ARISTA for all services and fees altogether (Arista will then pay for the government fees on your behalf)
  5. Make TWO individual payments:
    1. Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $180), and…
    2. Pay for the Arista service fees separately (by check, credit/debit card, cash, etc).
Shipping documents back to you:

      • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope.
      • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you.
      • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info.
      • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave India.
      • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count).
      • Your passport MUST be signed and in good condition. The consulate staff may reject your passport if they find it to be in damaged condition, even if you don’t think that’s the case.

Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

      • CLICK HERE for Forms
        • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline.
        • Click on VISA REQUEST  (lower left).
        • You MUST answer your questions ONLINE and then print the final bar-coded ONE-PAGE form when finished.
      • HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR VISA APPLICATION FORM:
        • Be very thorough and careful when filling out your questions on the form.
        • Enter ALL dates in the SPECIFIED FORMAT: DD/mm/YYYY
        • PLEASE ENTER ALL YOUR NAMES EXACTLY AS THEY ACTUALLY APPEAR IN YOUR PASSPORT. Do NOT omit, abbreviate or add extra names or nicknames. Do NOT include titles and/or extra letters not contained in your passport. All added data that is not IDENTICAL to your legal documents will cause your process to be rejected.
        • Please SIGN the form to match the passport signature. All applicants over the age of 18 MUST sign their own application form.
      • Professional passport-type photographs: 2
      • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead.
      • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it as an attachment to us at info@aristavisa.com and we will be glad to print it for you at our office.

Additional requirements for those who are traveling for business purposes:

FROM THE U.S. EMPLOYER:

An ORIGINAL business letter from the sending company in the US. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to “The Consulate of India, Visa Section”, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above). The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:

      • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
      • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in India.
      • Specify the type and desired validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
      • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.

FROM THE HOST/INVITING COMPANY IN INDIA:

    • A copy of the LETTER OF INCORPORATION in India.
    • Business Invitation Letter from the sponsoring company in India. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to “The Consulate of India, Visa Section”, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above). The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
      • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
      • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in India.
      • Specify the type and desired duration of stay, the validity of visa applied for 1 Year, 5 Year or 10 Year, places and organizations to be visited during the applicant’s stay.
Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple entry 10-Year (120 Months) 12-15 business days $260 $160
5-Year (60 Months) 12-15 business days $260 $160
6-Month 12-15 business days $180 $160
  • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country.
  • All visa and service fee payments must be made upfront prior to the submission of applications.
  • Please provide your own US Postal Service MONEY ORDER payment for the consulate visa fees (leave the Payable to portion blank).
  • If you would like to pay for your consulate fee using a credit card through Arista, a convenience charge of 3% will be added to the consulate fee amount.

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • 1 set of visa photos
  • Tracking the visa status
  • Emails and phone call follow ups
  • 1 submission and 1 pick-up visit to the consulate

Payment Options:

  1. Make ONE payment to ARISTA for all services and fees altogether (Arista will then pay for the government fees on your behalf)
  2. Make TWO individual payments:
    1. Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $180), and…
    2. Pay for the Arista service fees separately (by check, credit/debit card, cash, etc).
Shipping documents back to you:

  • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope.
  • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you.
  • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info.

  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave India.
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count).
  • Your passport MUST be signed.

Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

  • Form 1: CLICK HERE for the Visa Application Form (Note: The information on this form will be entered online. It is susceptible to being timed-out)
  • Form 2: CLICK HERE for a supplementary information form (Note: please save the form after you are finished and email it to ARISTA)
  • Form 3: CLICK HERE to download and fill-in BY HAND the undertaking form
  • Form 4: CLICK HERE for the Non-US citizen additional form

IMPORTANT:

  • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline.They must be typed-in and signed by hand only.
  • Keep all the lines in your signature WITHIN the signature box ENTIRELY. Lines outside the signature box will get your application rejected by the Indian consulate.
  • All applicants over the age of 5 (five) MUST sign their own application form. For applicants under the age of 5 must have their right thumb digital printed on the form.
Your original permanent resident card (green card), I-94, or advance parole originals.
Passport-type photograph: 2 (two). To be uploaded while filling out your online application, as well as submitted to the consulate with your printed application. You MUST use the same set of photos at all times. PLEASE do not submit different photos of yourself, and make sure that you the ones you submit and upload are professionally taken PASSPORT-TYPE photos.
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead.
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it as an attachment to us at info@aristavisa.com and we will be glad to print it for you at our office.
Please present a copy of a valid California Driver’s license or state issued ID, or major utility bill (water, gas, electric, copy of apartment lease, etc.), showing the applicant’s name and current address AS ENTERED ON THE VISA APPLICATION FORM. Please DO NOT ENTER a PO Box on the online form.

Argentina Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple entry 10-Year 12-15 business days $190 $160
5-Year 12-15 business days $190 $160
6-Month 12-15 business days $100 $160

Singapore Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
6-Month 12-15 business days $65 $160

Sri Lanka Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple entry 6-Month 12-15 business days $65 $160
Double entry 3-Month 12-15 business days $65 $160
1-Month 12-15 business days $55 $160
Single entry 3-Month 12-15 business days $55 $160

United Kingdom Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
5-Year 12-15 business days $855 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $484 $160
6-Month 12-15 business days $169 $160

Other Nationals

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 6-Month 12-15 business days $80 $160
  • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country.

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • 1 set of visa photos
  • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
  • Shipping to/from San Francisco
  • 1 submission and 1 pick-up visit to the consulate

Payment Options:

  1. If you would like to pay for your consulate fee using a credit card through Arista, a convenience charge of 3% will be added to the consulate fee amount.
  2. There is no expediting service available for Indian visas.
  3. As of January 2014, ARISTA is no longer capable of handling Indian visa requests from travelers who were born in India or Pakistan, or have Pakistani heritage.
  4. Make ONE payment to ARISTA for all services and fees altogether (Arista will then pay for the government fees on your behalf)
  5. Make TWO individual payments:
    1. Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $180), and…
    2. Pay for the Arista service fees separately (by check, credit/debit card, cash, etc).
Shipping documents back to you:

      • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope.
      • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you.
      • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info.
  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave India.
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count).
  • Your passport MUST be signed.

Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

  • Form 1: CLICK HERE for the Visa Application Form (Note: The information on this form will be entered online. It is susceptible to being timed-out)
  • Form 2: CLICK HERE for a supplementary information form (Note: please save the form after you are finished and email it to ARISTA)
  • Form 3: CLICK HERE to download and fill-in BY HAND the undertaking form
  • Form 4: CLICK HERE for the Non-US citizen additional form

IMPORTANT:

  • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline.They must be typed-in and signed by hand only.
  • Keep all the lines in your signature WITHIN the signature box ENTIRELY. Lines outside the signature box will get your application rejected by the Indian consulate.
  • All applicants over the age of 5 (five) MUST sign their own application form. For applicants under the age of 5 must have their right thumb digital printed on the form.
Your original permanent resident card (green card), I-94, or advance parole originals.
Passport-type photograph: 2 (two). To be uploaded while filling out your online application, as well as submitted to the consulate with your printed application. You MUST use the same set of photos at all times. PLEASE do not submit different photos of yourself, and make sure that you the ones you submit and upload are professionally taken PASSPORT-TYPE photos.
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead.
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it as an attachment to us at info@aristavisa.com and we will be glad to print it for you at our office.
Please present a copy of a valid California Driver’s license or state issued ID, or major utility bill (water, gas, electric, copy of apartment lease, etc.), showing the applicant’s name and current address AS ENTERED ON THE VISA APPLICATION FORM. Please DO NOT ENTER a PO Box on the online form.
Additional requirements for those who are traveling for business purposes:

FROM THE U.S. EMPLOYER:

An ORIGINAL business letter from the sending company in the US. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to “The Consulate of India, Visa Section”, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above). The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:

      • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
      • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in India.
      • Specify the type and desired validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
      • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.

FROM THE HOST/INVITING COMPANY IN INDIA:

    • A copy of the LETTER OF INCORPORATION in India.
    • Business Invitation Letter from the sponsoring company in India. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to “The Consulate of India, Visa Section”, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above). The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
      • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
      • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in India.
      • Specify the type and desired duration of stay, the validity of visa applied for 1 Year, 5 Year or 10 Year, places and organizations to be visited during the applicant’s stay.

Argentina Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple entry 10-Year 12-15 business days $280 $160
5-Year 12-15 business days $280 $160
6-Month 12-15 business days $200 $160

Australia Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $335 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $255 $160

Czech Republic Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $310 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $230 $160

Ecuador Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $360 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $280 $160

France Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $285 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $205 $160

Iran Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $395 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $315 $160

Ireland Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $320 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $240 $160

New Zealand Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $250 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $170 $160

Nigeria Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $410 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $330 $160

Philippines Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $340 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $260 $160

Poland Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $265 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $185 $160

Saudi Arabia Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $335 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $255 $160

Sri Lanka Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple entry 5-Year 12-15 business days $160 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $120 $160
6-Month 12-15 business days $120 $160
3-Month 12-15 business days $80 $160
1-Month 12-15 business days $65 $160
Single entry 3-Month 12-15 business days $67 $160

Thailand Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $320 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $240 $160

UAE Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $535 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $455 $160

Ukraine Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $320 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $240 $160

United Kingdom Citizens

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $855 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $484 $160

Other Nationals

Type of visa Validity* Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Multiple 5-Year 12-15 business days $240 $160
1-Year 12-15 business days $160 $160
  • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country.

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • 1 set of visa photos
  • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
  • Shipping to/from San Francisco
  • 1 submission and 1 pick-up visit to the consulate

Payment Options:

  1. If you would like to pay for your consulate fee using a credit card through Arista, a convenience charge of 3% will be added to the consulate fee amount.
  2. There is no expediting service available for Indian visas.
  3. As of January 2014, ARISTA is no longer capable of handling Indian visa requests from travelers who were born in India or Pakistan, or have Pakistani heritage.
  4. Make ONE payment to ARISTA for all services and fees altogether (Arista will then pay for the government fees on your behalf)
  5. Make TWO individual payments:
    1. Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $180), and…
    2. Pay for the Arista service fees separately (by check, credit/debit card, cash, etc).
Shipping documents back to you:

      • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope.
      • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you.
      • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info.


For Details and Further Inquires Click The Appropriate Button Below

Contact Information

(818) 665-2051 | info@aristavisa.com
2217 W. Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 6 PM PST
Sat: 10 AM – 2 PM PST
Sun: Closed