Visa Rules For Indian People


Visa rules for Indian citizens vary based on the country they wish to visit. Here are some general guidelines and examples of visa requirements for popular destinations:

General Tips for Visa Application

  1. Passport Validity: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay.
  2. Visa Categories: Determine the type of visa you need (tourist, business, student, etc.).
  3. Application Forms: Complete the visa application form accurately.
  4. Photographs: Provide passport-sized photographs as per the specifications.
  5. Financial Proof: Show proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay.
  6. Travel Itinerary: Provide details of your travel plans, including flight bookings and accommodation.
  7. Supporting Documents: Submit any additional required documents (invitation letter, employment letter, etc.).

Visa Requirements for Popular Destinations

United States

  • Visa Type: B1/B2 (Tourist/Business)
  • Application Process:
    • Complete the DS-160 form.
    • Pay the visa application fee.
    • Schedule an appointment for a visa interview at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
    • Attend the interview with required documents (passport, DS-160 confirmation, visa fee receipt, photograph, etc.).
  • Approval: Based on the interview and submitted documents.

United Kingdom

  • Visa Type: Standard Visitor Visa
  • Application Process:
    • Complete the online application form.
    • Pay the visa fee.
    • Schedule an appointment at a visa application center for biometrics.
    • Submit required documents (passport, photograph, financial statements, travel itinerary, etc.).
  • Approval: Usually within 3 weeks.

Schengen Area (e.g., France, Germany, Italy)

  • Visa Type: Schengen Visa
  • Application Process:
    • Complete the Schengen visa application form.
    • Schedule an appointment at the respective country’s consulate or visa center.
    • Submit required documents (passport, photographs, travel insurance, financial proof, accommodation details, etc.).
  • Approval: Typically within 15 days.


  • Visa Type: Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa)
  • Application Process:
    • Complete the online application.
    • Pay the visa fee.
    • Submit biometrics at a Visa Application Center.
    • Provide supporting documents (passport, photographs, financial proof, travel history, etc.).
  • Approval: Generally within a few weeks.


  • Visa Type: Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)
  • Application Process:
    • Complete the online application.
    • Pay the visa fee.
    • Submit required documents (passport, photographs, financial proof, travel plans, etc.).
  • Approval: Usually within 20 days.


  • Visa Type: Short-Term Visit Pass
  • Application Process:
    • Complete the visa application form.
    • Submit required documents (passport, photograph, financial proof, travel itinerary, etc.) through an authorized visa agent.
    • Pay the visa fee.
  • Approval: Typically within 3-5 working days.

Visa-Free and Visa-On-Arrival Countries for Indians

Some countries offer visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to Indian citizens. Examples include:

  • Visa-Free: Nepal, Bhutan, Indonesia, Mauritius, Maldives (up to 30 days)
  • Visa-On-Arrival: Thailand, Sri Lanka (Electronic Travel Authorization), Cambodia, Kenya


Visa requirements and processes can change, so it’s essential to check the official embassy or consulate website of the destination country for the most up-to-date information before applying.


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