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Welcome to the Visa Service of the Embassy of India, Ankara

Applicants are advised to send an email to consular@indembassy.org.tr in case of difficulty in getting required appointment date.

Online Visa

Online Visa application has been introduced by Embassy of India, Ankara with effect from 5th Feb 2013.

All applicants are requested to visit the website http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ for applying visas online. Applicants are also requested to apply online for their visa at least 20 days prior to their scheduled date of travel.

No handwritten visa application would be accepted by the Embassy.

All visa applicants need to visit the Embassy in person with the requisite documents to submit the online application form with photo uploaded and enroll for Biometric. Please note that applications without the requisite documents and online application without photo uploaded will not be acceptable.

While filling the application, follow the steps given below

1.    Open the website http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ and click on the Online Visa Application Registration button given below.

2.    A separate window opens and a Temporary Application ID is provided. You need to fill up all the details online and continue to next pages.

3.    On the last page please upload your recent photo. For details of photo, click on the Photo Requirement button on the left side the home page.

4.    The duly signed copy of the application form completed in all respect and submitted successfully, is to be submitted at Embassy of India, Ankara, on the scheduled date of interview along with the requisite supporting documents and fees.

Important Information:  Please note that satellite telephone services are not permitted in India.  Therefore, people including tourists found to be making unauthorized use of Thuraya satellite telephone services will be prosecuted and all the sets found in possession of any individual will be seized. Foreigners visiting India  are advised not to carry  satellite phones with them.

All foreigners travelling to India should strictly abide by the local laws. All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport or UNI Laissez Faire with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.

This Embassy requires one working day to process your visa application if you are a Turkish national or a bonafide resident of Turkey. However, if you are not a Turkish national or a long-term resident of Turkey, a maximum period of three working days is required to process the case.

Applicants living in following areas are requested to submit their Visa Applications at Consulate General of India, Istanbul:

Istanbul, Edirne, Kirklareli, Tekirdag, Kocaeli, Bursa, Yalova, Balikesir and Canakkale.

All visa seekers are required to apply in the prescribed online form for visa. The application, complete in all respects, with 2 passport-size photographs and passport (original) alongwith photocopy of the passport (first 2 pages) and other documents as required, should be submitted with the prescribed fee at the designated counter on any working day.

Working hours of Visa counter: 10.00 am to 11.30 am.

Delivery of Visa stamped Passports : 05.00 pm to 05.30 pm

Fees for visa service are accepted at the Embassy in cash in US Dollars (Please tender exact amount).  For any clarification or further information, please e-mail as at consular@indembassy.org.tr

Gratis (free of charge) Visas are issued to those holding Diplomatic or Official passports travelling for official visits and to persons of the following nationalities: Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, People's Republic of Korea, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius,  South Africa and Uruguay.

Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan do not require visa to enter India.

"e-Tourist Visa (eTV) Scheme"   e-TOURIST VISA (eTV)

e-Tourist Visa Facility is available for holders of passport of following countries:

Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

Eligibility

  • International Travellers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.

  • Passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.

  • International Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.

  • International Travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.

  • e-TV is not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders.

  • Not available to individuals endorsed on Parent’s/Spouse’s Passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport.

  • Not available to International Travel Document Holders.

Fee for eTV

 A fee of US $ 60/- or an equivalent amount in Indian rupees per passenger (including children) will be charged from each foreigner for the grant of eTV.

Please ensure the following, when submitting your application:

  1. Passport should be valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date of intended departure from India. 

  2. Paste one photo and staple the other one on the form at the specified place.

  3. The application forms should be filled only in English. Please fill all columns and do not leave any column blank.

  4. Each visa application is considered on its merits and the Embassy may ask for additional information at any stage during the processing of the application. Submission of application along with prescribed fee does not guarantee issuance of visa.

Following types of visas are available:

  • Tourist Visa

  • Business Visa

  • Conference Visa

  • Employment Visa

  • Transit Visa

  • Student Visa

  • Entry Visa

  • Research Visa

  • Journalist Visa

  • Medical/Medical Attendant Visa

  • Visa For Pakistan Nationals

  • Visa For Afghan Nationals

  • Visa For Bangladesh Nationals

  • Miscellaneous Information

Visa fee for UK Nationals

Visa Fees for UK Nationals

Visa types and Fees

* With effect from 15.06.2011, a service charge of US $2.00 would be charged in addition to the fees mentioned below against each visa service.

A SERVICE

DETAILS & DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

FEES

 

Tourist Visa

  • Visa application form.

  • Two recent Passport size photos.

  • Original Passport with photocopy.

  • Copy of Hotel booking confirmation.

  • Flight details (to and return).

  • Copy of Residence Permit for non-Turkish applicant

  • Latest bank account statement or any other proof to satisfy financial soundness of the applicant.

Note: There shall be a gap of at least 2 (two) months between two visits to India on a Tourist Visa on re-entry of nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistan origin and Stateless persons 

 

$ 42 * (upto 6 months)

 


$ 67* (upto 1 year)

Business Visa

  • Visa application form.

  • 2 recent Passport size photos.

  • Original Passport.

  • Passport photocopy with the resident permit

  • Letter of invitation from the company in India.

  • Letter from the employer giving the position of applicant in the company, the reason for the visit with particulars of companies to be visited.

  • Commercial License Copy of the Local Company.

  •  Tax papers

Note : Applicants from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Nigeria, Somalia, Iran, Iraq and PAK-Origin foreigners are required to fill Reference Form for MHA India.

 

 

 


$ 122* (upto 1 year)

 

Conference Visa

  • Visa application form.

  • 2 recent Passport size photos.

  • Original Passport.

  • Passport photocopy

  • Invitation letter from the organizer of the conference.

  • Letter from employer in Turkey

  • MHA & MEA Clearance copy from India.

  • NOC from the local sponsor (If traveling in personal capacity, NOC not required).

  • Reference Form for faxing: Participants from AFGANISTAN, CHINA, IRAN, PAKISTAN, IRAQ, SUDAN, PAK-Origin foreigners Prior authorization from Ministry of External Affairs, India & Ministry of Home Affairs, India required.

 

$ 82*

Employment Visa

  • Visa application form.

  • Employment Visa Additional Form Annex I & Annex II .

  • Two recent passport size photographs.

  • Original Passport.

  • A photocopy of relevant pages of passport with the residence visa page/Residence Permit

  • The employing company/ organization should be registered in India and a copy of such registration should be submitted.

  • Professional or educational certificate.

  • The employing company / organization should certify that not more than 1% of their work force is foreigner.

  • The applicant must submit the proof of employment or contract or engagement by the company or organization in India.  (Employment/ Contract letter should be notarized and attested by Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Ministry of External Affairs {MEA}).

  • Reference Form for Faxing (Applicants from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and PAK-Origin foreigners ).

 

 

$ 102 * (upto 6 months) 

 

$ 142   (upto 1 year)

Transit visa

  • Visa Application Form

  • Undertaking Form

  • 2 photographs

  • Valid visa for destination after India

  • Confirmed onward air tickets

  • Application not before one week of departure.

  • Photocopy of Resident Permit

Note: Upto 15 days single/double entry

 

$ 22*

Student visa

  • Visa application form.

  • Two recent passport size photographs.

  • Original Passport.

  • A photocopy of relevant pages of passport with the residence visa page.

  • Student declaration form.

  • A Bonafide certificate from the concerned educational institution in India.

  • Bank account statement or photocopy of demand draft in the name of the student for $1500.

  • In case of minors, NOC and passport copy of parent is required.

  • Clearance from the education department.

  • Reference Form (Applicants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan and PAK-Origin 
    Foreigners).

  • Note Verbal from the concerned Embassy (Students from African Countries only).

  • Salary statement of the student's sponsor in Turkey (Students from African Countries only).

  • 2 Months Bank statement of the Student's Sponsor(Students from African Countries only).

 

$ 77*

Entry Visa

  • Visa application form.

  • 2 recent Passport size photos.

  • Original Passport.

  • Passport photocopy with copy of resident permit.

  • Documentary evidence for Entry Visa.

Following category of applicants will be eligible for X- Visa

  • Spouse and dependent family members of a foreign national coming on long term visas like Employment, Business, Research etc. may be granted only 'X' visa (Not Tourist visa) co-terminus with the period of the principal visa holder.

  • Persons of Indian Origin, his /her spouse and dependent children may be granted only 'X' visas subject to their producing proof of the PIO status marriage certificate(in respect of spouse) and birth certificate(in respect of children).

  • Foreign nationals married to an Indian national (holding Indian passport) or spouse of an OCI/PIO card holder and dependent children may be granted only 'X' visas subject to production of necessary proof.

  • The family members of diplomatic households who do not qualify for diplomatic visas may have to come on an 'Entry (X)' Visa if eligible

  • Seamen going to inspect/visit a vessel in India.

  • Foreign nationals going to India for training purpose.

 

 

$ 82* (upto 6 months)

 

 

 

$ 122* (upto 1 year)

 

 

Research Visa

 

  • *  Visa application form.

  • 2 recent Passport size photos.

  • Original Passport.

  • Passport photocopy

  • Information from the institute/ organization where applicant studying/employed.

  • Original letter from the Indian institution stating that the applicant has been selected as a Research fellow.

  • A proforma (seven sets) should be filled and submitted along with the visa application

 

 

$ 82* (upto 6 months)

 

$ 122* (upto 1 year)

 

Journalist Visa

  • Visa application form.

  • 2 recent Passport size photos.

  • Original Passport

  • Passport photocopy with the UAE residence visa page.

  • Letter from employer stating purpose of visit.

  • Copy of Journalist accreditation card or Press ID.

For photographers/ Cameraman.       
~   List of equipments being carried by him/her.

For Documentary/Filmmakers.
~   Document mentioning the synopsis of the documentary, crew-list, filming locations.

 

 

$ 82 * (upto 6 months)

 

$ 122* (upto 1 year)

 

Medical Visa

  • Visa application form.

  • 2 recent Passport size photos.

  • Original Passport.

  • Photocopy of the passport with the relevant pages including residence visa page

  • Letter from a recognized/reputed Indian hospital/treatment centre.

  • Valid medical documents from a recognized hospital in Turkey stating their illness.

 

$ 82 * (upto 6 months)

$ 122 * (upto 1 year)

 

Medical Attendant Visa

  • Visa application form.

  • 2 recent Passport size photos.

  • Original Passport.

  • Document establishing relationship with the patient.

  • Copy of Medical credentials (In case medical professionals accompanying the patient).


Note:- Applicant will have to register with the concerned FRRO's/FRO within 14 days from the date of arrival in India.

 

$ 82 * (upto 6 months)

 

$ 122* (upto 1 year)

 

Additional Forms for download

1.     Employment Annex – I

2.     Employment Annex – II

3.     Proforma for Research Visa

PAKISTAN NATIONALS

  • Application form specific for Pakistani nationals (Duplicate).

  • Mandatory Attested Sponsorship Certificate from India with details of the Indian sponsor.

  • Two recent passport size photographs.

  • Current and all previous passports.

  • Photocopy of the passport with the relevant pages, including residence visa page.

  • Documentary evidence establishing the relationship with the contacts in India.

  • Documentary evidence in case of other reasons for travel.

Please ensure the following, while submitting your Indian visa application:

  • Original Passport and photocopies of relevant pages.

  • Verifiable addresses and phone numbers of the contacts in India need to be clearly mentioned.

  • Entry & Exit points need to be clearly mentioned and has to be same.

  • Address and phone number in Pakistan.

  • 6 months validity should be there in the passport.

  • Minimum 2 blank visa pages in the passport.

  • 2 Passport size recent photographs.

  • Online visa application form duly filled in and signed by the applicant.

  • Copy of the residence permit issued by the Turkish government.

Note:- Non-Residents are not eligible.

AFGHAN NATIONALS

  • Application in duplicate in the form specific for Afghani nationals.

  • Two recent passport size photographs.

  • Original Passport.

  • Photocopy of the passport with the relevant pages, including residence visa page.

Please ensure the following, while submitting your Indian visa application.

  • Original Passport with photocopies of relevant pages and copy of Taskara (ID card) for Afghan nationals.

  • 6 months validity should be there in the passport.

  • Minimum 2 blank visa pages in the passport.

  • 2 Passport size recent photographs.

  • Visa application form duly filled in capital letters and signed by the applicant.

  • Copy of the resident permit issued Turkish government.

Note :-  Validity of the visa is effective from the date of issue. Each visa application is considered on its merits and the Indian Embassy may ask for additional information at any stage during the processing of the application. Submission of application along with prescribed fee does not guarantee issuance of visa. Non-Residents are not eligible.

  • Visa applicants are required to submit their own bank statements proving financial ability to pay all costs of the trip. In case of minor applicant (aged 15 and below) or a dependent, if they do not have individual bank account then they can submit bank statement of their parents/ spouse/ children.

  • Applicants should apply for appropriate category of visa. Visas of tourist visa holders found to be travelling for other purposes such as business, study or medical treatment are liable to be cancelled and they may be denied future visa services. 

  • All Afghan nationals are required to register within 14 days of their arrival in India with the FRROs at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Amritsar and Kolkata. 

  • Business visa is issued from the country of origin, or from the country of domicile of the foreigner, provided the period of permanent residence of that applicant in that particular country is more than two years.

BANGLADESH NATIONALS

  • Application in duplicate in form specific for Bangladeshi nationals (Note: The entry, exit points need to be clearly mentioned and has to be the same.)

  • Three recent passport size photographs.

  • Original Passport.

  • Photocopy of the passport with the relevant pages, including residence visa page.

Please ensure the following, while submitting your Indian visa application.

  • Original Passport and photocopies of relevant pages.

  • 6 months validity should be there in the passport.

  • Minimum 2 blank visa pages in the passport.

  • 2 Passport size recent photographs.

  • Online visa application form duly filled in and signed by the applicant.

Copy of the residence permit issued by the Turkish government

Note:- Validity of the visa is effective from the date of issue. Each visa application is considered on its merits and the Embassy may ask for additional information at any stage during the processing of the application. Submission of application along with prescribed fee does not guarantee issuance of visa. Non-Residents are not eligible.

Details for Other Nationalities

 

Nationality

Details

Visa Fee/Surcharge

NON-TURKISH WHO ARE NOT RESIDENT IN TURKEY

 

As for relevant regular Visa

AMERICAN NATIONALS

(diplomatic passport holders and official passport holders on official travel exempt from all charges; official passport holders on non-official travel will be liable only to surcharge as indicated)

 

As for relevant regular Visa,

plus and service charge of $ 20

JAPANESE NATIONALS

 

$ 1 for Transit Visa and $ 8

for all other types of visa.

PRC NATIONALS

Visa will be issued only after clearance from New Delhi, for which a minimum of four weeks is required

As for regular visa

 RUSSIAN NATIONALS

 

Service charge of $ 40/-.

ROMANIAN NATIONALS

 

Service charge of $ 10/-.

 NATIONALS ELIGIBLE FOR GRATIS Visa

 

Gratis

TRANSFER OF VISA FROM OLD PASSPORT TO NEW PASSPORT

 

Service fee of $ 5

will be levied


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

The duration of stay in India, for each visit on a tourist visa or business visa is only for a period of 6 months even though a visa may be valid for more than 6 months.

Visa is given for a period for which passport is valid. Validity of all visas is counted from the date of their issue.

Type of visa issued to foreign journalist: All foreign journalists, regardless of the purpose of their visit should apply for Journalist Visa (“J” Visa), except for those journalists who are employed by Indian media houses.

RE-ENTRY WITHIN TWO MONTHS ON TOURIST VISA

  • There shall be a gap of at least 2 (two) months between two visits to India on a Tourist Visa on re-entry of nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistan origin and Stateless persons.