Indian High Commission in Windhoek, Namibia

High Commission of India in Windhoek, Namibia represents Indian political and economic cooperation, trade and investment, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, ilateral/multilateral contacts, rendering consular services. This site offers all related information of Indian High Commission in Windhoek, Namibia such as address, phone numbers, fax numbers, email, official website, opening hours right here:

Address: 97, Nelson Mandela Avenue
Windhoek
Namibia
Phone: (+264) 61-226 037 / 228 433
Fax: (+264) 61-237 320
Email: hoc.windhoek@mea.gov.in
cons.windhoek@mea.gov.in
Website: hciwindhoek.in
Office hours: 08.30-13.00 and 13.30-17.00
Head of Mission:
Kumar Tuhin, High Commissioner

 

VISA POLICY OF INDIA


▶ VISA-FREE ENTRY
Citizens of the following countries do not require visas to enter India (unless
arriving from mainland China), and may remain in the country without any
limit of stay (unless otherwise noted):
• Bhutan
• Maldives (90 days)
• Nepal
Foreign citizen
Foreign citizens possessing an Overseas Citizen of India registration certificate are also exempt from visa obligations.
Citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, mainland China, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka are generally not entitled to hold Overseas Indian Citizenship
▶ VISA ON ARRIVAL
Citizens of Japan and South Korea can apply for visa on arrival in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi,
Hyderabad, Kolkata or Mumbai. The visa is issued for business, tourist, medical and conference categories, and has a validity of 30 days (with Japan) and 60 days (with South Korea)

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION:


1.What is an Indian Visa?

An Indian visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials of India on a passport that allows the bearer to visit India. “Visit” is further defined as the reason for entry, usually business, tourist or transitory.

There are over 270 countries that offer visas and literally thousands of different types of visas available based upon country, type of visit, and length of visit.

2.How long does it take to obtain a India visa?

Typically, a visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15+ days to process in the India Embassy/Consulate depending on the consulate that we need to send the application. The processing time for a visa is dependent on several factors and can change without notice at the consulate’s discretion.

3.Do I need a India visa?

MOST foreign nationals require a visa. The type of visa an applicant needs is dependent on the applicant’s nationality, purpose of visit, and length of stay, among other factors.

4.How long is a visa valid?

Tourist visa: Valid for 3 months to 5 years. 5 years visa is available only to US citizens under a bilateral arrangement depending on the decision of Consulate General Of India. Irrespective of the duration of validity of visa, on each visit maximum period of stay in India is limited to 6 months (180 days). Multiple entry visas are given to only for Residence of UAE, Validity of visa’s and no of entries will be depending on the Consulate General of India, (Dubai) and Embassy of India, (Abu Dhabi), Non –Residence Cannot apply for Multiple Entry ,Pakistan National cannot apply for Tourist Visa ,Non –Residence of Pakistan National or Pakistan Origin cannot apply for any Kind of Visa.
Bangladesh National who applied from UAE. They not allowed to travel by road (whether from UAE OR Bangladesh), they should travel specified entry and exit point which is provided at time of submitting application.

Business visa: Valid for minimum 6 months to 1 year upto 5 years with multiple entries. However, the period of stay in India (for each visit) under this category is limited to six months only. A letter from the sponsoring organization indicating nature of applicant’s business, probable duration of stay, validity of visa, places and organizations to be visited and also a guarantee to meet maintenance expenses etc should accompany the application. Business visa valid for ten years with multiple entries is available to foreign businessmen who have set up or intend to set up joint ventures in India.

5. Where can I download the India Visa Application Form?

To apply for a India visa , all the appplicants must download visa application form and fill out in the blank. You can visit Indian High Commission in Windhoek, Namibia to get a form for free. We also offer India visa application form that you can download file in PDF for free here: India Visa Application Form

 

 INDIA TRAVEL EXPERIENCES



Bring Cash

Although some areas accept credit cards, the primary currency across India is cash – especially once you reach the more rural parts of India. To avoid extra hassles, bring plenty of cash for cabs and tuks tuks, for restaurants and markets and especially for shopping. Many of the city bazaars (bustling shopping centers) are a shopper’s paradise, so don’t skip picking up those Sri Lanka cinnamon sticks or that homespun elephant scarf due to a lack of funds.

The Traffic is Insane

Believe the hype and the movies that show cars not sticking in the same lanes. In Delhi there are a lot of stop signs and red and green lights, but regardless of the rules no one seems to give a damn and no one seems to be doing anything about it. You cannot pay me to drive in India. Driving in Kashmir and other cities like Lucknow, Aligarh, and Meerut is even worse. I haven’t seen that many traffic lights and people indicate their turns by honking. I’m sure it’s the near equivalent everywhere in India. I haven’t been to every town so I don’t want to say something that’s not true but 95% of the roads I’ve been on can be treacherous if you’re not a skilled driver. But people do get around.

Do not pet stray dogs

I recently rescued a newborn puppy from a dog that had been living outside my house for months. I gave it shots immediately and had it cleaned. Dogs in India shouldn’t be messed with. Yes, I did something risky because of the risk of rabies strays carry but that doesn’t mean you should not try to help using safety precautions. I saw a European couple enamored by puppies on the street and they decided to feed and pet them. Next thing you know, a herd of dogs came to get their share of food and it became ugly. Luckily, they escaped. The woman lost her scarf though. There are stray dogs everywhere in India, it’s sad but you have move along for your safety.

Enter With an Open Mind

Nothing can prepare you for the traffic of Mumbai or Delhi, where you’ll dodge and weave past tuk tuks and minibuses or when you reach a stoplight and children approach your car, banging on the car windows for food and money. There’s no way to equip yourself for everything you’re going to see, feel or hear during your time, so brace yourself for the unexpected by traveling  with an open mind and taking everything as it comes.

Dress Conservatively

India’s culture, like many other Southeast Asian countries, is conservative-leaning, so plan ahead when you’re packing your bags. Bring scarves and long pants for covering arms and legs when visiting religious sites, and opt for regular t-shirts in lieu of V-necks. Also, it’s common to remove shoes when you enter someone’s home or a temple, so bring socks if you’d prefer not to go barefoot.

There are a lot of guesthouses

Depending on what part of India you’re traveling in, sometimes families open their homes and welcome visitors for a stay. In my opinion, it is more of a “welcome home” feel when you stay at a guesthouse.  Compared to staying in hotels (which are actually super luxurious in New Delhi), guesthouses are much cheaper and you get home-cooked food. These are really popular in Kashmir. Be aware though, in a lot of guesthouses and households in India the mattresses are hard—but like comfortable hard. In the US, we’re used to bed from Sleepys and Mattress King but many orthopedic surgeons have suggested that sleeping on a harder surface is better for your back, and from my experience it’s has done wonders.

There’s a tremendous respect for elders

You’ll hear kids call you didi, aunty, bhai, or uncle. Even younger siblings refer to the elders by bhai or didi.  These are just signs of respect.

Do not have the street food or water

This is a given. Food is amazing but if you’re not used to the street food you’re probably going to get sick. Most of the diseases are also water-born so instead of tap water stick to bottled water or sodas, especially if you’re traveling to smaller villages and towns.

If you want to travel India, please visit High Commission of India in Windhoek, Namibia to apply for a visa for your trip now.

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