A Visa is an official document that allows the bearer to legally enter a foreign country. The visa is usually stamped or glued into the bearer’s passport. There are several different types of visas, each of which afford the bearer different rights in the host country. NRIs generally don’t need a visa to enter India as they have an Indian Passport. However, for the individuals who change their citizenship by living abroad can obtain the OCI Card that will enable a lifelong visa free entry in India.
The Indian Visa
Visas provide permission for a temporary stay in a country for a specified period of time. People from all over the world can visit India and stay here for all the different purposes such as tourism, business, education, etc.
How to apply for a Visa?
The application process is essentially the same for every country. What creates a difference here is the documentation involved and the associated charges as they differ from country to country. You can apply for a visa either online or offline. The process involves filling the visa application form and submitting it along with the required documents (country specific) at the concerned Visa Application Centre.
Can I check my Visa status online?
Yes! Visa status can be checked online. You need to visit the visa status enquiry section of a particular consulate and keep your details handy. To know your visa status, you may be required to put the following information:
Note: You can also track your visa status by visiting a third party website and entering your passport number and date of birth.
Types of Visas issued in India
India issues multiple types of Visas, some of them are:
Single Entry Visa: Valid for one visit within validity tenure.
Multiple Entry Visa: Valid for multiple entries within validity tenure.
Business Visa: Valid for overseas business negotiations.
Tourist Visa: Valid for travelling purposes.
Residence Visa: Valid for extended stay but employment isn’t permitted.
Visa on Arrival: Get visas directly after reaching the country. Valid for short stays/ transit.
Short Stay Visa: Valid for short stays.
Long Stay Visa: Valid for long stays for specific purposes.
Work Visa: Valid for stay and taking up employment for a specific period.
Electronic Visa: Digital visas on computer/ mobile.
Visa Services for NRIs
Although NRIs and OCIs don’t need a visa to enter India, they do need visas to travel globally. For NRIs taking up foreign citizenships, OCI Card becomes an imminent way to continue visa-free travel to India.
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