Incredible India Tourism :Tourist Visa

All the foreigner travels need visa for traveling in India, along with valid passport issued by the authorities from the home country. It is essential for tourists to carry their passport all the time with them for the purpose of identification however this is not compulsory for the citizens of Nepal and Bhutan. Indian embassy or consulate in various countries are the sources for getting Visa.

Tourist visa is valid for 180 days and costs US$ 40 only. There is provision of multiple entries but is non extendable. This also helps in simplifying entry to the neighboring countries to India.

If you are traveling in the group of four or more and your tour is organized by recognized travel agent you can go for a collective Visa. The relative rules and procedures are 

1. It is essential to submit the detailed list [four copies] and passports of all the members of the group, to the Indian authorities in that country at least three days before the scheduled departure to India.

2. After the necessary checking a collective visa along with three copies of the list, [two copies of this, to be handed over to immigration officer in India] will be issued. It is not essential to stamp individual passports in this case.

3. If you are willing to split your group for the purpose of visiting different parts of India, It is essential for you to get "License to travel" for the members of each sub group from the Indian immigration authorities.

4. If you are from the tourism trade you can get a visa extended up to 5 years. In this case within the 14 days of your arrival in India registration is compulsory.

Foreigners' Regional Registration Offices
New Delhi
Foreigners Regional Registration Officer
Level II, East Block VIII, R.K. Puram, Sector-1 New Delhi -110022
Foreigners Regional Registration Officer
237 Annexe, II, 3rd Floor, Crawford Market,Mumbai 400 001
Foreginers Regional Registration Officer
237 Acharya Jagdish Chander Bose Road, Kolkata 700 020 
Chief Immigration Officer, Bureau of Immigration,
Shastri Bhawan' Annexe, No. 26, Haddows Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 006
Additional Deputy Director, Bureau of Immigration,
B/123, Ranjeet Avenue, Amritsar

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