Visa FAQ

I need a visa

Which country visa do you need?

I need a visa for _____________

What is the purpose of your travel to ______________; tourism, business or visiting family or friends?

What is the difference?

The documents differ in each case and in case of visitor visa a longer duration of stay can be shown

How many days in advance can I apply for the visa?

Each country has their own rules and regulations; for eg: Singapore visa can be applied only within 30 days of the travel date; whereas Schengen visa can be applied maximum 3 months before the travel date

How long should by passport be valid for any international travel?

Minimum passport validity should be 6 months from the date of travel or in the case of Schengen areas minimum 3 months from the date of return to India

How long is the visa valid?

Different countries have different visa validity and stay periods

Which countries have visa on arrival for Indians?

Thailand, Bhutan, Cambodia, Maldives, Macau, Indonesia, Iraq, Nepal, Laos, Jordan, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Ecuador, Bolivia, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, El Salvador, Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tuvalu, Palau

I have a valid US/UK/Canada visa, can I avail visa on arrival for other countries?

Some countries will allow you get visa on arrival like Mexico; while other countries you can apply for an eVisa like Turkey

Can I travel to UK and apply for my Schengen visa there?

No, as per general rule your cannot apply for the visa of a third country in the country where you are travelling as a tourist

Which countries visa do I have to personally appear for submission, bio metrics etc?

Some countries like the UK, personal appearance is mandatory every time you apply for the visa. However, some countries like the Schengen areas, it is mandatory to appear personally once every five years

Is it mandatory to appear for interview for US visa?

If applying for US visa for the first time, interview with the US Visa Officer is mandatory if the age is above 14 years. Or if the previous visa was issued out of India

I am an Indian citizen living abroad. Can I apply for my visa in India?

As per general rule, visa has to be applied in the country of residence irrespective of nationality

What are the basic documents required for a visa?

Passport, photos, bank statement , ITR, hotel bookings, tickets and documents related to occupation

What are the reasons of visa rejections?

Normally visas are not rejected if all documents are in proper order; however, the general reasons for rejection could be related to age, employment status, purpose of travel, incomplete documentation etc

Why do you ask for my financial documents like bank statement and IT Returns?

Financial documents are needed to prove your financial standing to show that you are capable of undertaking the journey and return back to India

What is the visa processing time?

Processing time will differ from country to country; for eg: Singapore will take about 5 working days, while Malaysia takes about 3 working days