General Guidelines

General Guidelines

All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess valid international travel document in the form of a national passport or UN Laizzez Faire with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad. Nationals of Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives are however, exempted from this requirement.

Iranian nationals, as also nationals of other countries are required to apply online. Applicant will have access to the Visa Application System online through the following link:

The Applicant is required to visit the above mentioned web link and select the Indian Mission from where he/she intends to apply for the visa. The Applicant would fill the application and submit it online, after which a web file number is generated automatically for future references.

For Tourist Visa/Business Visa/Student Visa/Research Visa/Conference Visa /Medical Visa/Entry Visa, a print out of the online application submission form is taken by the applicant who would approach "Indian Visa Application Centre" (IVAC- outsourced agent for Indian Visa service) Address: No.145, Negin Building, Beheshti St., After Sohrevardi Junction, Negin Parvaz Pars Travel Agency with documents required to be submitted for that category of visa as enumerated in subsequent paras. The application, complete in all respects should be submitted along with the fees at the IVAC from 08:00 AM to 13:30 PM on all working days i.e. Sunday to Thursday. After due processing of visa application in the Embassy, the passport will be returned to the IVAC for delivery to the applicant on the due date of delivery. There is no delivery of passport from the Embassy. IVAC web link is:

Working hours

Submission of Forms

Time of Submission

Time of Delivery

Embassy (Sunday to Thursday)

0900 to 1230 hrs

0830 to 1000 hrs
(For MFA Note Verbale /  Diplomatic Mission’s cases)

IVAC (Sunday to Thursday)

0800 to 1330 hrs

0800 to 1000 hrs

Please ensure the following, while submitting your application:
1. Passport should be valid for a minimum period of six month beyond the date of intended departure from India.
2. Iranian tourists also attach old passport, if any, along with photocopy with the visa application form.  If the passport is lost then corresponding Police report may be attached.
3. Paste one photo and staple the other one on the form at a specified place.
4. The application forms duly signed by applicant should be filled in English only and all the columns should be filled up correctly. Applications that are incomplete or have incorrect entries and those which lack details will be summarily rejected by IVAC / Embassy.
5. Each visa application is considered on its merits and the Embassy may ask for additional information at any stage during the processing of the application.
6. Submission of application along with prescribed fee does not guarantee of visa.
7. Fee once paid is not refundable.
8. Satellite phone is banned in India.  Please do not carry Satellite Phone while traveling to India.

Note: Tourist Visa and Business Visa will be issued in 5 working days and all visas other visas would be issued in 7 working days

An additional amount of Rials 220,698/- will be charged in addition to various Visa fees as Service Charges + Biometric Charges by the Outsourcing Centre

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