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Consulate General of India
San Francisco

The Government of India, from time to time, has revoked the ban on several categories of visas for travel to India, which were earlier put in place due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The details of currently permitted categories are available at PERMITTED CATEGORIES FOR TRAVEL TO INDIA.

2. The Government of India has restored all existing visas, which had been suspended earlier, including electronic visa except e-Tourist Visa, Tourist Visa and Medical Visa. All those who hold such valid visas (other than e-Tourist Visa, Tourist visa and Medical visa) need not apply to the Consulate for revalidation of their existing visa. In other words, only those who hold e-Tourist visa/Tourist visa (regular) and Medical visa need to apply for a fresh visa.

3. Those foreign nationals who fall in the list of permitted categories for travel to India, but whose visa has expired may note the following:

a. Please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in and apply for REGULAR/PAPER VISA APPLICATION. Fill application, upload the photo, submit the application and take the printout of the visa application.

b. Thereafter, send the following physical documents along with original US passport (minimum validity of 6 months) & Visa application with a self-addressed return shipping prepaid envelope (not FedEx) to the attention of Visa section at 540 Arguello Blvd, San Francisco CA 94118

(i) Copy of address proof;

(ii) Copy of Birth Certificate of the child (if applicable).

(iii) Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

(iv) Copy of passport and OCI/Existing visa (if any of your and spouse or parents);

(v) Notarized Parental authorization form, duly signed by both the parents, with copies of their passports (only for minors). Please note that in case of minor is not able to sign or put thumb impression on the visa application form, then either of the parents or both of them can sign the minors visa application. Unsigned application is liable to be rejected. 

(vi) Supporting documents for reason of travel (death certificate or doctors/hospital certificate).

(vii) Visa fees (for 1 Year entry visa) of US$143.00 in money order/cashier’s check in favor of Consulate General of India San Francisco. Please ensure that applicants name is clearly mentioned/written on the money order/ cashier's check. Please note that personal checks will not be accepted.

(viii) One passport size photograph (2" x 2" on white background)

(ix) Copy of Renunciation/Surrender certificate if the previous nationality is Indian (if you have not applied for renunciation so far please visit- https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind/apply-for-renunciation, and apply for the same).

Note - (a) Visa application will be rejected & returned if it is incomplete, unsigned & if photo is not uploaded.
           (b) Please Don't send the expired US passport
           (c) It may take 15 business days for issuing a visa after receiving the complete application with documents at the Consulate. Please enquire only after seven(7) business days.


Entry Visa

Tourist Visa

Business Visa

Employment Visa

Medical Visa

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