India Tourist Visa

This is one of the most popular types of visas. For those who would like to view spectacular sights of ancient India and check out short yoga can go for this visa. You are required to possess a valid passport with a valid Indian visa before you start your travel to India. Every traveler, including minor children, must each have a valid visa to travel to India.

Duration & Validity

  • Tourist Visa is generally issued with multiple entry endorsement.
  • Validity of Tourist Visa commences from the date of visa issuance and NOT from date of entry into India.
  • There are times when tourist visas are granted for longer than six months, once again it depends on the nationality of the Visa applicant.
  • However, it is still not possible for a tourist visa holder to stay in the country for greater than six months at a time.
  • Extension of stay is not granted for Tourist VISA.

Note: Duration of Visa or number of entries is purely the discretion of the Indian Embassy / Consulate and CKGS has no role to play in the decision making process. Applicants must note and understand that Visa is not a matter of right and hence the Embassy / Consulates could deny the visa if not found eligible / or does not have adequate supporting documentation or grant a visa for a period lesser than what has been requested in the application and what the applicant has paid for. There shall be no clarifications in this regard and the decision of the Embassy / Consulate will be final and binding.

Document required for tourist visa application

  • Application form * 1
  • Colour photo * 1 (3,5 x 4,5 cms)
  • Original passport
  • Copy of return ticket or reservation


In case of more than one application, please attach copy of ticket to each visa application form

For long term tourist visa (12 months and 60 months) each stay should not exceed 90 days.

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