EMERGENCY VISA GUIDELINES EMERGENCY VISA GUIDELINES

Embassy of India

Washington DC

EMERGENCY VISA GUIDELINES

  1. The Government of India, from time to time, has revoked the suspension on several categories of visas for travel to India, which were earlier put in place due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The details of currently permitted categories are available at PERMITTED CATEGORIES FOR TRAVEL TO INDIA.
  2. The Government of India has restored all existing visas, which had been suspended earlier, except electronic visa (e-Visa) of all types, Tourist Visa and Medical Visa. All those who hold such valid visas (other than e-Visa, Tourist visa and Medical) need not apply to the Embassy for revalidation of their existing visa.
  1. If an applicant has a valid regular paper 'Entry (X) Visa' (and not an electronic visa), he/she can travel on the existing visa and there is no need to apply for an emergency visa.
  1. Foreign nationals of Indian origin residing within the consular jurisdiction of the Embassy of India, Washington DC (https://indianembassyusa.gov.in/pages/MTk) and requiring to visit India in family emergencies may note the following:

(i) Please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in and apply for REGULAR/PAPER VISA APPLICATION and make an application for ENTRY VISA. Fill the application, upload the photo, submit the application and take a print-out of the visa application and sign the same;

(ii) Thereafter, please send the following documents in PDF format by email to asovisa.washington@mea.gov.in and visa1.washington@mea.gov.in

  1. Copy of Duly filled in and signed online visa application form and Additional Particulars Form (pdf)
  2. Copy of Renunciation certificate/cancelled Indian passport with endorsement that foreign nationality has been acquired (if previous nationality was Indian). If renunciation certificate has not been obtained earlier, please make an application with VFS (details available at https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind) and enclose a copy of the fee receipt on submission of renunciation application along with your visa application.
  3. Eligibility: Documentation (letter from the doctor/hospital) regarding eligibility for getting Indian visa on account of emergencies like critical medical condition/death in the immediate family OR copies of the Indian passports of the parents in case of minor applicants of Indian citizens OR copy of Indian passport where the applicant is married to an Indian national;
  4. Copy of address proof;
  5. Copy of Birth Certificate of the child (if applicable);
  6. Marriage Certificate (if applicable);
  7. Copy of passport and existing visa;
  8. Notarized Parental authorization form (pdf), duly signed by both the parents, with copies of their passports (if the applicant is under the age of 18 years);
  1. Once the application has been approved, the applicant will be asked to visit the Embassy along with the original passport, two photographs, as well as the Visa Fee (to be conveyed on approval) for grant of visa. Please do not visit the Embassy unless the visa has been approved.
  1. In case of any additional queries, please send an email on the email IDs mentioned at 4(ii).

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