* ​Request for proposal for office space on rent for IVAC at Kustia * ​Tender for supplying adhesive sticker to IVACs * ​RFPs for the premises of IVAC Kustia is proposed to open on 25.08.2022 at 10:30 am at SBI Country Office, 12th Floor, Navana Prestine Pavillion. * ​Completely unfounded - Minimum three months * ​Those seeking to travel by Mitali Express (Expected launch date:01/06/2022) May please ensure that their visa is endorsed for entry via ICP New Jalpaiguri. * ​Revised IVAC timing from 04 May 2022 * ​Discontinuation of Gratis Visa in Tourist visa Category * ​ROLL OUT OF BIOMETRIC DATA CAPTURE AT IVACs * ​Medical treatment in India without medical visa * ​Checkpoints Before Submission of Visa Application * ​FRRO required within 14 days of arrival in India for Medical visa * ​Travel Card & Dollar Endorsement Facility * ​Additional route endorsement service at all IVACs * Beware of Fake Call/ imposter * ​Online payment of Indian Visa Application Processing Fee
Restricted/Protected Area
Restricted or Protected Areas

What is restricted or protected area?

There are certain places/regions in India that are designated as Restricted or Protected Areas to which access is limited and requires a special permit. For details about Protected Area Permits (PAP)/Restricted Area Permits (RAP), click here: https://mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/AnnexVII_01022018.pdf

Please note that in partial modification of current procedure, the entire area of the State of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the protected areas regime notified under the Foreigners (Protected Areas) Order, 1958, for a further period of 2 (two) years beyond 31 December, 2013.

Visa applicants who wish to visit a restricted/protected area are required to fill an additional form that can be downloaded here. The processing of such applications can take up to 8 weeks and in some cases, even longer.

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