PERMITTED CATEGORIES FOR TRAVEL TO INDIA PERMITTED CATEGORIES FOR TRAVEL TO INDIA

    A. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Cardholders

The Government of India has decided to permit all OCI/PIO card holders regardless of which country passport they hold.  It may be mentioned that the Government of India has recently decided to grant further extension of time till 31 December, 2021 to get the OCI card re-issued and that there is no need to carry the old passport on which the OCI was issued. Please see related details at https://www.indianembassyusa.gov.in/pages/NjI

    B. Visa

  • The Government of India has restored most visas, which had been suspended earlier, except Tourist Visas (e-Tourist and regular Tourist Visa) issued before 6 October 2021 and e-Visas of all other types issued before 30 March, 2021.
  • Applicants are also advised that the Embassy does not process e-visas and any enquiries in this regard will need to be made directly on the e-visa portal.
  • Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan are permitted to travel to India from any country (including any third country).
  • Tibetan migrants who have residence in India and holding Certificate of Identity issued by the Ministry of External Affairs and Return Visa to enter India, are permitted to travel to India.  In case the visa has expired, an application for fresh visa may be made with the Embassy/concerned Consulate.

For any queries, the applicants may contact the Embassy or the respective Consulates depending on their location.