Multiple Entry Visa To India

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A multiple entry visa to India is available to travelers who wish to enter the country on more than one occasion during a specific period of time. The multiple entry tourist visas have validity of either 6 months or 10 years. The multiple entry business visas have validity of 1 year, 5 years and 10 years. This article will present the requirements needed for U.S. citizens who obtain a multiple entry visa to India.

India has modified visa requirements several times over the past few months. The most recent change requires applicants to submit a copy of either their birth certificate or school diploma. Applicants should not send original documents and the Indian consular service does not take responsibility for any original documents that are sent. Other requirements include a completed visa application, a valid passport and two passport-style photos. India will no longer accept visa applications in which the applicant is wearing glasses in the photo.

Business visa applicants must also provide a business letter on company letterhead stating the nature of business to be conducted in India and the name of a reference in India. The letter also has to specify the validity and number of entries that the applicant is requesting. A sponsor letter from the organization in India must also be submitted. This, too, must be on company letterhead.

Travelers who are granted a multiple entry tourist visa to India are now required to wait two months between each visit. Anyone who wants to visit India before the two month gap is completed must request special permission from the respective Head of Mission. Requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and there is no guarantee that permission will be granted.

Visit U.S. Passport Service Guide for complete India visa instructions and online application to expedite India visa

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