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Important Points:

[Consular surcharge of Euro 2.00 shall be levied on all consular services including visa with effect from 01.04.2011]

  • Visa is valid from the date of issue
  • Acceptance of visa application does not automatically guarantee grant of a visa.
  • Visa processing fee once deposited shall not be refunded. Fee should be deposited only after ascertaining the correct type and period of visa applicable to the purpose of travel.
  • The duration and number of entries granted to the applicant will be solely at the discretion of Embassy/Consulates. No claims and correspondences shall be entertained in this regard.
  • Applicants holding passports, other than German, must have a valid stay permit for at least one year in Germany for grant of all types of visas except Business and Employment. In case of Business visa, stay permit of at least two years in Germany is necessary. In all other cases, clearance is to be obtained from Indian Missions in their respective countries. Referral fee would be charged in addition to visa fee .
  • Foreign nationals in Germany having stay permit less than two years should apply for employment visa from their home countries.
  • Applicants for employment, business and tourist visas are advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), links are available in the respective section of the website.
  • All applicants should check the details in their visas, passports, OCI/PIO cards and other Consular documents immediately on delivery/collection, and bring any discrepancies to the attention of the issuing authority without delay for rectification. Failing to do so, Embassy of India and the Consulates bear no responsibility for the consequences.
  • All the information on this website is purely of advisory nature and shall not constitute any basis for any claim whatsoever.
  • All travelers to India, especially long-term visa holders, are advised to check the latest immigration and entry regulations before travel.
  • Satellite telephone services like Thuraya and Irridium are not permitted in India. TCL (Tata Communications Limited) is permitted to provide Inmarsat services in India only after a no objection certificate is issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DOT) on a case to case basis. Unauthorised use of satellite telephone services will be prosecuted under section 6 of Indian Wireless Act and section 20 of Indian Telegraph Act.
  • Surrogacy arrangement: Any person seeking a visa to India for purpose of entering into surrogacy arrangement must ascertain beforehand whether the law of the cournty permits surrogacy and will provide appropriate travel documents to the child for accompanying the surrogate parents. Entering into surrogacy arrangement under any other visa not sought for surrogacy is punishable under the Indian law.

    The appropriate visa category will be a medical visa.

    A letter from the Embassy of the foreign country in India or the Foreign Ministry of the country should be enclosed with the Visa application stating clearly that (a) the country recognises surrogacy and (b) the child/children to be born to the commissioning couple through the Indian surrogate mother will be permitted entry into their country as a biological child/children of the couple commissioning surrogacy.

    The couple should produce a duly notarised agreement between the applicant couple and the prospective Indian surrogate mother.

    The couple will furnish an undertaking that they would take care of the child/children born through surrogacy.
  • There shall be a gap of at least two months between two visits to India on a Tourist Visa on re-entry of nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of Pakistan origin and Stateless persons.
Address: Embassy of India, Tiergartenstr.17 10785 Berlin, Germany.

Working hours: 9.00 hrs to 17.30 hrs (Monday to Friday)
Public dealing hours for application of passports, OCI and other consular documents is Monday till Friday from 09:30 - 12:30 hours.
Public dealing hours for collecting documents is Monday till Friday from 16:00 - 17:00 hours.
Telephone Numbers: 0049-30-257950
Fax Number: 030 26557000

Last updated on: 30-09-2016

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