About Us Permitted Categories for Travel to India

A. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Cardholders

The Government of India has decided to permit all OCI/PIO card holders regardless of which country passport they hold.

B. Visa

(i) 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.
(ii) In case the validity of such a visa has expired, an application to obtain a fresh visa of appropriate category may be made with the Consulate.
(iii) In case of Medical Visas, including for Medical Attendants, foreign nationals intending to visit India for emergency medical treatment, may also make an application with the Consulate. 
(iv) Foreign nationals not covered by the above categories requiring travel to India urgently due to a family emergency may make an application for Entry Visa.  Such visas will be issued on a case-to-case basis depending on the merit of the case.
(v) Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan are permitted to travel to India from any country (including any third country).
(vi) Tibetan migrants who have residence in India and holding Certificate of Identity issued by the Ministry of External Affairs and Return Visa to enter India, are permitted to travel to India.  In case the visa has expired, an application for fresh visa may be made with the Consulate.