A tourist visa can be granted to a foreigner who does not have a house or profession in India and whose only purpose of visiting India is leisure, sightseeing, informal visits to meet friends and relatives, etc. No other commotion is allowable on a tourist visa. A tourist visa may be issued usually for three months to six months with single, double or multiple entries and is non-extendable and non-convertible. The period of the visa is at the solitary discretion of the Issuing Authority. All visa fees once paid are non-refundable irrespective of the outcome of the visa application and period granted. Please note the validity of the visa is effective from the date of issue.
Applicant(s) on a Single Entry Tourist Visa can come into India only for one time and is required to apply for a new visa if he/she plans to travel again. The applicant(s) can apply for a new visa only after two months from the last exit date from India.
Applicant(s) on a double entry tourist visa can tour to a third country from India during their vacations and can re-enter into India without a gap of two months to carry on with their holidays. In such cases the visa will be issued with an authorization to re-enter into India from the precise country or city, which allows the applicants to re-enter in India without a gap of two Months from their last exit date from India.
For this claimant(s) are required to provide a tentative route in order to apply for Double Entry Tourist Visa.
Re-entry on a double entry visa is permissible only from the neighboring countries which are Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Thailand etc.
Candidates who wish to take a trip to Restricted/Protected Areas (Andaman-Nicobar /Sikkim) for sightseeing are requisite to acquire the Restricted Area Permit before their travel.
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