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Visa Types and Requirements
Guidelines & Basic requirement for Submission of Visa Application
All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document with a minimum remaining validity of Seven months in the form of a national passport or any other internationally recognized travel document like UN Laissez Faire for establishing his / her nationality with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad. Nationals of Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives are however, exempted from this requirement.
Please ensure the following while submitting your application.
- Passport and Civil ID should be valid further for a period of minimum 7 months from the date of submission of the visa application.
- Two blank pages, opposite to each other in the Passport should be blank for Visa and immigration stamping.
- Applicant has to come in person to apply for visa.
- Applicants may log on to the Public portal at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in. After successful on-line submission, the hard copy, so generated, has to be signed by the applicant and submitted with supporting documents in accordance with the type of visa along with the applicable fee in cash at any of the outsource centres. (Form Filling Services are available at the BLS Center)
- It is essential that applicants fill in their personal details as exactly available in their passports. Mismatch of any of the personal details would lead to non-acceptance of the application. Fees once paid are non-refundable. All children would have to obtain separate visa on their respective passports.
- Passport in original and photocopy.
- Copy of Residence Proof / ID card issued by Kuwait Government. (Photocopy services are available at the BLS center).
- Paste one photo with white background of the size 51mm X 51mm and staple another on the application form. (Photograph services are available at the BLS center)
- The application form should be filled in English only and ensure that all columns are filled neatly and correctly. Incomplete applications and those which lack details will be summarily rejected.
- Special Visa application forms should be filled in by citizens of Pakistan (3 copies with 3 photos).
- Each visa application is considered on its merits and may ask for additional information at any stage during the processing of the application. Submission of application along with prescribed fee does not guarantee issuance of visa.
- Applicants who are not residents of Kuwait and hold a tourist visa for Kuwait should normally apply for Indian visas in the countries of their permanent residence.
- Validity of all visas is counted from the date of the issue of visa and not from the date of entry into India.
- The Embassy may ask for additional documents, if needed, while processing the application for visa.
- Registration with the concerned FRRO / FRO is compulsory within 14 days of first arrival in India if such an endorsement appears on the visa.
- Diplomatic / Official and Special Kuwaiti Passport visa applications will continue to be received at the Embassy as per the established procedure.
- Salary Certificate is mandatory for Non-Kuwaitis.
- For Bangladesh Nationals: Copy of Birth Certificate/Bangladesh National ID card copy (only in English) and Salary Certificate.
Ban on Use of Thuraya / Irridium Satellite Phones in India
The use of Thuraya / Irridium Satellite Phones is banned in India. It is for the information of all those visiting India to not carry the Thuraya / Irridium Satellite Phones with them. Those caught with these phones will be punished as per the local laws in India.
- Press Release Dated - 01 March 2018, Embassy of India, Kuwait
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