Before you travel to India, it is important to familiarize yourself with the visa requirements. While the Indian government has made some attempts to make the process easier for tourists, there are still a few things you will need to take care of in advance. In this article, we will outline the different visa photo requirements and document requirements that you will need to comply with before applying for an Indian visa. INDIAN VISA PHOTO REQUIREMENTS
What are the Indian Visa Photo Requirements?
Indian visas are not issued at the Embassy or Consulate in the United States. You must go to an Indian Visa Office which is either the Indian Passport Office or Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The requirements for an Indian visa depend on your nationality and place of residence.
For a tourist visa, you will need a passport valid for six months beyond your planned stay in India. For business travelers, you will need a passport valid for at least one year beyond your planned stay in India. If you are applying for a family member visa, they must also have a valid passport.
All applicants must provide two photos: one photo that meets the general requirements and one photo that meets the specific requirements of your visa type. The general photo must be 2″x2″, show your face clearly, and not be blurry or out of focus. The specific photo must meet the following criteria: it must be recent (within 30 days), show your face clearly, have no tears or scratches, and not have been cut out from any other source.
What are the Indian Visa Document Requirements?
Indian visas are issued by the Indian embassy or consulate in your home country. You will need to provide a passport-style photo, 2 recent passport-style photos, 1 recent color photograph, and 1 photocopy of your visa application form. The application form can be downloaded from the Indian embassy website. INDIAN VISA DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS
If you are applying for an emergency visa, you will only need to provide a photocopy of your passport and visa application form.
How to Take a Photo and/or Scan Your Documents for an Indian Visa Application
If you are applying for an Indian visa, make sure to take a few photos and scan your documents before you go to the embassy or consulate. The embassy or consulate will ask for these photos and scanned documents in order to process your application.
Here are some tips on how to take a photo and/or scan your documents:
- Have your passport ready.
- Take a picture of yourself holding your passport up so that the photo page is visible. You can also use a selfie stick if you have one.
- Scan the front and back of your passport pages with the included scanner software. Make sure to save both scans as separate files on your computer. It’s important to have copies of all of your documentation in case there are any questions during the visa application process.
- Keep all of your documentation together in a safe place, such as a locked file cabinet or hidden inside a photocopy machine cover so that it is not easily accessible by others (especially children). If you lose any of your documentation, it will be difficult to apply for an Indian visa without it.