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Visa to visit India - General Information

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Visa online Services

          The Embassy of India announces the starting of its online visa services with immediate effect.  Those intending to visit India for tourist, business and other purposes can access the website at to fill up the application form online.
      A print out of the filled in application form duly signed is required to be submitted along with fee, two recent passport size photographs, photocopy of ID card/Iqama, proof of confirmation of hotel accommodation, airlines booking and passport-valid for at least six months beyond the applicable visa period- be submitted at any of the Visa application centre of M/s VFS GCC LLC between 08.30 hrs to 15.00 hrs on all working days. (i.e. Sunday to Thursday). 

          Visas applied at Jeddah and Riyadh will normally be issued on the 3rd working day except in cases which require detailed procedural formalities and clearances.  Visas applied at other centres may take a little longer. In case of any difficulty the visa applicants may contact Attache(Visa) at or 011-4884144 Ext 205.


General Information

The Embassy of India, Riyadh has entered into a new contract with M/s VFS GCC LLC for outsourcing its passport, visa and consular services. The outsourcing of consular services covers areas of Central and Eastern regions falling under the jurisdiction of Embassy of India, Riyadh and areas of Western, Northern and Southern regions falling under the jurisdiction of Consulate General of India, Jeddah.  The services of the agency at the new rates will commence from 1st January 2015 with new service fee rates as follows.  

Sl. No. Service Type of Service Service Fee (Including all Taxes and Levies)
1. Passport Services Primary SR 13
2. Visa Services Primary SR 60
3. Attestation Services Primary SR 15
4. Enrollment of Fingerprint biometrics Primary SR 0
5. Facial biometrics capture Primary SR 0
6. Filling of Form Value Added Service SR 10
7. Filling of IVFRT Form Value Added Service SR 25
8. SMS (Min. of 3 messages) Value Added Service SR 1
9. Photocopy/page Value Added Service SR 1
10. Photograph/copy Value Added Service SR 5
11. Courier Service Value Added service SR 30
12. Printer Service per page Value Added services SR 2
13. Computer with internet facility(per half hour usage) Value Added service SR 5

·         Note: (1) The Consular fee for passport, visa and attestation and the ICWF charges remain unchanged.
                   (2) Value Added Services are optional for the applicants and the service provider cannot impose these services without the consent of the applicants. 
  The services will commence at the centres at Riyadh (Batha), Jeddah (Tahliya Street), Al Khobar, Abha and Tabuk with effect from 1st January, 2015.
For the remaining centers at Riyadh(Ummul Hammam), Jeddah, Buraidah, Dammam and Wadi al Dawasir, a temporary arrangement has been made to continue the services beyond 31st December, 2014 with M/s VFS GCC LLC at the new service rates till the final arrangements are made.
                Embassy requests the applicants to bear with us for the inconvenience, if any, that they may face during this interim period.

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Any person seeking a visa to India for purpose of entering into a surrogacy arrangement must ascertain beforehand whether the law of that country permits surrogacy and will provide appropriate travel documents to the child for accompanying the surrogate parents.  Entering into surrogacy arrangement under any other visa not sought for surrogacy is punishable under the Indian law. 

Note: Applicants visiting India are advised to abide by the law of the land and not to misuse status of their respective visa granted by the Mission. Indulgence in any unlawful or undesirable practice will be dealt with strictly.

Satellite telephones services are not permitted in India. Under the law, people including tourists found to be making unauthorised use of satellite telephone services will be prosecuted and all the sets found in possession of any individual will be seized.

Foreign Nationals visiting India on a short visit or for tourist purposes are allowed to carry a maximum of Rs. 25000 in Indian currency of any denomination. It is also advised that such currency should be procured from authorized agents with receipt or other authorized sources only as instances of counterfeit currency have come to notice of the authorities. Travellers found in possession of such currencies may face prosecurition as per relevant provisions of the Indian law.

For foreigners who do not hold a valid resident permit for Saudi Arabia, a reference will be made to the Indian Mission in their country of residence and would require additional processing time and fee of SR.100 (Saudi Riyals One hundred).

The period of validity of the visa begins from the date of issue of visa. The Embassy reserves the right to refuse visa without assigning any reason. Visa fee is charged regardless of whether visa is issued or not.

For other closed holidays for the Embassy, please check List of Holidays.