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Updates and Notices

Dear Applicants,
This is to intimate that the competent authorities in Government of India has issued the following visa restriction related to COVID-19.
a) All existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN / International Organizations, employment, project visas, stand suspended till 15th April 2020.
b) Any foreign national who intends to travel to India for compelling reason may contact the nearest Indian Mission.
In view of above, it is requested to not accept visa applications at IVAC until further update on the matter.

Competent authorities in Government of India has informed of some changes in the validity period and fees of e-visa. These are summarized below:

  • - A short duration e-visa for tourist, with one-month validity with visa fee of USD 25 has been introduced.
  • - To encourage off-season (April-June) tourism, visa fee of USD 25 would be reduced to USD 10 during this period.
  • - Validity of the regular e-visa with fee of USD 80 has been increased from current permissible 1 year to 5 years with multiple entry.
  • - Fee for one year e-Tourist visa has been reduced from USD 80 to USD 40.

Visa Fee (October 1, 2018)

As part of further liberalization, simplification and rationalization of visa regime in India to facilitate greater movement & interaction between the people of the two countries, multiple entry, Tourist and Business visa up to a period of 5 years can be granted to the Russian nationals when biometric enrollment is started.

The Embassy of India, Moscow further wishes to inform that the Visa Service Charge for the nationals of the Russian Federation and the visa fee for the remaining nationalities have been adjusted to the prevailing exchange rates. The new rates for the Visa Service Charges for all types of visas for the Russian nationals is as follows :

1. Single Entry - Ruble 2749/-
2. Double Entry - Ruble 6184/-
3. Multiple Entry - Ruble 8246/-

In addition to the above, Valid Indian visas can be transferred at the rate of Russian Rubles 2330.

The new rates shall come into effect from October 1, 2018. The Government charges @ Russian ICWF charge - Ruble 207/-and the service charges of the Outsourcing Agency will continue to remain the same till further notice.

e-Tourist Visa Facility is available for nationals of following countries/territories :-
Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, British Subject & Colo, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Slovak Republik, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
24 X 7 TOURIST HELPLINE (RUSSIAN) : 1800111363/ 1363 (TOLL FREE)

Revision of "Government Charges" ICWF charges from 28th Nov'16 Onwards. The ICWF charges for all visa services from the present 70 RUB to 95 RUB with effect from 28 November 2016 (Monday).

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