India Student Visa

Student visas are granted to people who wish to come to India and study long-term at an officially recognized educational institution. This includes the study of yoga, Vedic culture, and Indian system of dance and music. The main document required is student admission/registration papers from the institution. Student visas are issued for up to five years, depending on the duration of the course. They can also be extended in India.

Spouse and dependent family members accompanying the applicant must apply for a ‘Student Visa’ (NOT Tourist or Entry visa).
Its termination date will coincide with the period of the principal visa holder.

Duration & Validity

The duration of Student Visa will be the as per the duration of the study course period as per the Educational Institution in India.

Student Visa is generally issued with multiple entry endorsement.

The validity of a Student Visa and a Provisional Student Visa commences from the date of visa issuance and NOT from the date of entry into India.

Visa Extension

The duration of Provisional Student Visa is for 3 months, and has to be extended only from the Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO).

No extension of a Provisional Student Visa is allowed.

Documents required for india student visa application

  • Application form * 1
  • Colour photo * 1 (3,5 x 4,5 cms)
  • Original passport
  • Copy of return ticket or reservation
  • Letter from the university, school or yoga kendra (school) with the complete information about studies, total period of studies and confirmation of addmission
  • Proof of the paid tution fee
  • Copy of the registration certificate of the university, school, kendra or institute
  • Bank statement of the applicant’s bank account (The Embassy of India has put this requirment to see if the applicant will be able to cover all the expences while staying in India)


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