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How to Apply

1: Apply online for the right category of visa based on the purpose of your visit (please refer to Documents and Forms). The website for filling up the online form indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa

Steps to fill up Visa Application

  1. Open https://indianvisaonline.gov.in
  2. Select 'For e-visa by Bureau of Immigration' for Visa online without coming to our office

 OR

Regular visa paper visa from ROI, Ramallah.

  1. Read the instructions, counties eligible, documents upload, size & format, useful visa links, fees/payment related instructions carefully (Please take care while filling the application (size & formats of uploads), if the passport details are not compatible it may get rejected.
  2. After reading the instructions, scan and save all the documents in required format then proceed to fill the application
  3. Select 'Apply here for e-visa'.
  4. Select Nationality according to Passport (Jordanian- Jordanian / Palestinian- Palestinian)
  5. Given Name: First name & 2 middle names (initials or otherwise as in passport) Surname: Family name
  6. Proceed for the next page & pay the fees online in case of visa online (Please speak to your bank to authorize international banking transaction for your card to pay the fees online). Save the application ID for further inquiry.
  7. Keep a track on your email continuously if e-visa system needs more documents / data re upload. It's a time bound system, you need to provide the data / re-upload data within time frame, otherwise the application would be rejected and there would be no refund of visa fees.
  8. Check your visa status using application ID.
  9. If granted, take a print out and check.

***It may be noted that the Representative Office of India does not process e-visas and any enquiries in this regard will need to be made directly on the e-visa portal. Service of e-Visa involves a completely online application for which no facilitation is required by any intermediary / agent etc. Applicants are, therefore, advised to be cautious.

***In case of Regular visa, take a print out of Regular visa application form, attach 2 similar photos, sign on two pages and submit the same with all the documents required for visa by email to cons.ramallah@mea.gov.in

2: Please submit the completed application form at the Representative Office of India, Ramallah, with the following:

  1. Print out of the completed application form.
  2. Two photographs (4cm x 4cm), showing the face clearly, against a light background
  3. Passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of application and at least two blank pages.
  4. Supporting documents (please refer to Documents and Forms)
  5. Prescribed fees in cash (please refer to Documents and Forms).

3: The visa application is processed in 3-5 working days.

4: At the time of collection of passport, please carry the Invoice cum Receipt issued by the Representative Office of India, Ramallah. If a representative is designated to collect the passport, then the representative needs to produce an authorization letter signed by the applicant, Invoice cum Receipt and a photographic Identity card of the representative. Applicants should check their visa upon receipt and report any inaccuracies immediately.

Documents and Forms

Please note the following:

  1. The validity of the visa (e.g. 6 months, 1 year) begins from the date of issue and not from the date of travel.
  2. Change of visa category is not permitted after reaching India.
  3. All foreigners who intend to stay in India for more than 180 days continuously should register themselves with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) in India. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section for further details.
  4. Tourist Visa cannot be extended at all. Other categories of Visa holders seeking extension are advised to apply well in advance of the expiry of the visa at the FRRO.
  5. Visa fee is accepted only in cash and is not refundable. Visa fees vary according to nationality of the applicant.

Visa Types, Duration, Supporting Documents and Fees*

Tourist Visa

Purpose: Tourism or visiting family/friends

Supporting documents: Ticket and Hotel bookings (and/or any other document as asked by the Representative Office of India, Ramallah).

Duration: 2-6 months from the date of issue (not from the date of entry).

Visa Fees

Up to 01 year

NIS 380

More than 01 year

NIS 750

Business Visa

Purpose: Business

Supporting Documents:

1. A letter on the letter head of the Palestinian company, giving company profile, designation of the applicant, purpose and tentative dates of visit. A certificate from the Chambers of Commerce & Industry regarding its registration.

2. Invitation letter from the Indian business counterpart, with name and passport details of the applicant, purpose and dates of visit.

Duration: Maximum - Multiple entry (up to one year). Each stay not to exceed 180 days.

Visa Fees

Up to 1 Year

NIS 460

More than 1 year

NIS 930

Employment & Project Visa

Purpose: For resident employment in India
Supporting Documents:

1. Signed employment contract, which gives details of employment, duration and other terms and conditions.

2. Curriculum Vitae of the applicant.

3. Certificate of incorporation of the employer company

Duration: Maximum period of one year. Extension of employment visa, if required, has to be sought in India.

Visa Fees

Up to 6 Months

NIS 3680

06 Months - 01 year

NIS 3830

More than 01 year

NIS 4130

Student Visa

Purpose: For those who are admitted to a recognized Indian College / University
Supporting Documents:

1. Admission letter from recognized Indian Institution in the name of the applicant, giving dates, title and duration of the course.

2. Documents to prove financial adequacy to cover expenses during stay in India.

Duration: Depends on the duration of the course.

Visa Fees

For the duration of the course or 05 years, whichever is less

NIS 310

Research Visa

Purpose: To pursue research in recognized educational institutes.
Supporting Documents:

Details of the proposed research and financial arrangements for research including local costs.
Duration: Depends on the duration of the research.


Note: The processing time for this visa is between two to four months.

Visa Fees

Up to 06 Months

NIS 310

06 Months - 01 year

NIS 460

More than 01 year

NIS 750

Journalist Visa

Purpose: Journalists traveling to India for any purpose are given Journalist Visa. E.g. Journalist going for tourism is issued Journalist (Tourist) Visa.
Supporting Documents:

1. Detailed letter from the Palestinian media agency/ company with an introduction of the journalist, purpose, dates of visit etc.

2. Please fill in a separate application form, and submit list of equipment to be carried to India, in case the applicant wishes to make a film or documentary in India.

 Duration: Normally, for a period of three months. Under special circumstances, period of more than three months is granted.

Up to 06 Months

NIS 310

Medical Visa & Medical Attendant Visa

Purpose: To seek medical treatment in established/recognized specialized hospitals/ treatment centers in India.

Supporting Documents: Production of return ticket and financial adequacy to cover expenses during the stay in India including medical expenses.

Duration: One year or the period of treatment, whichever is less. This can be further extended up to one year by FRRO on production of requisite papers.

Visa Fees

Up to 06 Months

NIS 310

06 Months - 01 year

NIS 460

Conference / Seminar Visa

Purpose: To attend a conference/seminar/workshop being organized in India.

Supporting Documents: Invitation to a conference/ seminar/workshop being organized in India.

Duration: Depends on the duration of the conference, subject to a maximum of 6 months.

Visa Fees

Up to 06 Months

NIS 310

Entry Visa

Grounds for Granting the Visa:
a. Non-Indian Spouse of Indian national; or
b. Spouse of foreigners visiting India on business/employment; or
c. Foreigners of Indian origin visiting India.

Supporting Documents:

1. Marriage certificate for (a) above.

2. Copy of the business/employment visa of the spouse and marriage certificate for (b) above.

3. Proof of Indian origin for (c) above.

Duration: Up to one year for (a) and (c) above. Co-terminus with the expiry of the business/employment visa of the spouse for (b) above.

Visa Fees

Up to 6 Months

NIS 310 

06 Months - 01 year

NIS 460

More than 1 Year

NIS 750

Intern Visa

Purpose: Internship in Indian company/educational institutions and NGO’s.

Supporting Documents: Letter from Indian company/educational institute/NGO concerned sponsoring the foreign national for internship program.

Duration: Maximum one year.

Up to 01 Year

NIS 310

Film Visa

Purpose: To shoot a feature film/ reality TV show and/or commercial TV serials.

Supporting Documents: Approval from Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India to shoot the film.

Duration: Maximum one year.

Up to 01 Year

NIS 460

Transit Visas

Up to 15 Days / Single or Double Entry

NIS 80

 
 
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