Indian visa application – step-by-step guide

Type of visa: Entry Visa

Documents required:

  • Signed printout of the online application form
  • Passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages
  • Two recent photographs
    • 51 mm x 51 mm
  • Invitation letter from the organization/agency based in India
  • Invitation letter from the Cultural Bridge Program
  • Proof of enrollment at home university
  • Letter of financial guarantee either from parents or Bank
    • Copies of passports of parents
  • Proof of registration of the organization in India
  • Fees: around 130€(for a validity of up to 6 months)

All required documents need to be handed in at:

Indian Visa Application Centre
Fritschestraße 61/62,
10627 Berlin
Tel. No.: +49 30-319977-80

Application Submission Timings

Monday to Friday
08:30 am to 2:30 pm

Tips for your stay in India

What to pack:

  • Comfortable and loose clothing
    • Long trousers
    • Tops covering shoulders and décolleté
    • Enough clothes for around two weeks
  • Torch or forehead lamp
  • Sandals or slip-on shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Inlay of sleeping bag
  • Cover for head
  • Sunglasses
  • Ear plugs
  • Toiletries and feminine hygiene products
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Tissues

What to be prepared for:

  • Big cultural differences
  • Language barrier
  • Bucket shower
  • Asian style toilet
  • Power cuts
  • Challenging weather conditions
  • Spicy food
  • Tab water not safe for drinking