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(1).NOTICE - Business Visa to Philippines nationals to be issued same day

(2). Press Release - Indian Visa Outsourcing Service

(3). Public Notice : Prohibition of Satellite Telephone Services in India

(4). eTourist Visa for Philippine national

(5). Guidance Booklet on Marriages with NRIs

(6). 
Important: Carrying satellite phones to India is prohibited. Violation would result in interception and seizure.


 
Application Process                      

Online Submission of Visa Application Forms

  • Online submission of Visa Application Forms is mandatory.
  • The Embassy of India does not normally accept visa applications at its premises except from Diplomatic/Official passport holders. However, in exceptional and urgent cases, applicants may submit hard copies at the Embassy on working days between 0930 hrs and 1130 hrs. Such applicants are required to pay an additional fee.
  • Non-Philippines nationals, who are on a short visit and not resident here should obtain a visa for India from the country of their normal residence or country of origin.
  • The validity of all visas is counted from the date of issue.
  • The staff at the Visa Application Centres are trained to answer your enquiries and provide information on visa related issues. They are not however Embassy personnel.  Please feel free to contact the Embassy (contact details given on the front page) for additional information or if you feel that the response provided by the Visa Application Centre is not satisfactory.
  • Your passport must have a minimum validity of six-months at the time of submission of application.
  • Please note that all fees for applications made at the Embassy are payable in cash.
  • The visa fee charged is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application or the applicant withdrawing the application after submission or if the visa cannot be processed within the timeframe desired by applicants.
  • Please fill the Visa Application Form with care and take note of requirements of additional documentation for business or employment visas. Applications are to be submitted along with a recent coloured photograph (2x2 inches, white background).
  • Visa applications should be submitted at the designated India Visa Application Centre appointed by the Embassy.  The address and contact details of the Indian Visa Application Centre are provided below.
  • In case of any difficulty and for clarifications regarding online submission of the visa application, please contact theIndian Visa Application Centre ( info.ph@blsinternational.net) or contact Telephone No. 0063-2-5555060, Telefax: 4789152.

India has announced an eTourist (eTV) Visa scheme for Philippines, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau  .

The eTV scheme will facilitate travel to India for a short stay of 30 days by enabling the prospective visitor to apply for an Indian Visa from his/her home country online without visiting the Indian Mission and also pay the visa fee online. Once approved, the applicant will receive an email authorising him/her to travel to India and he/she can travel with a print out of this authorization. On arrival, the visitor has to present the authorisation to the immigration authorities who would then stamp the entry into the country. This facility is available to Foreigners whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, short duration medical treatment, casual business visit, casual visit to meet friends or relatives etc. and not valid for any other purpose/activities. This will allow entry into India within 30 days from the date of approval of ETA and will be valid for 30 days stay in India from the date of arrival in India. The eTV cannot be availed more than twice in a calendar year. The facility will be available at nine International airports in the country namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Goa.

The facility will encourage people to travel to India with short-term planning, while transiting through India and bring family members while on business visits. The information and instructions for the eTV scheme is available on the link https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html.

Steps for submitting Visa Application online

  • Log on to visa and complete the application online after carefully going through the instructions listed on the web page.
  • Submit hard copy of the completed application form, duly signed, at the designated Indian Visa Application Centre appointed by the Embassy along with valid passport, requisite fee and other documents (depending on the type of visa required) with a service fee of Peso 147.
  • The Embassy of India does not normally accept visa applications at its premises except from Diplomatic/Official passport holders. However, in exceptional and urgent cases, applicants may submit hard copies at the Embassy on working days between 0930 hrs and 1130 hrs. Such applicants are required to pay an additional fee.

Visa Application Centre

The Indian Visa Application Centre (M/s BLS International Services Ltd.) is located at the following address:

902 A (9th Floor), One Corporate Plaza, Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City.
Tel: 0063-2-4789152, 5555060
Email:  
blsinternationalphilippines@gmail.com
Website: www.blsindiavisa-ph.com 
Submission of applications:        0900 to 1200 hrs - Monday to Friday
Delivery of passports :          1600 to 1700 hrs - Monday to Friday

The information displayed on the website is intended as a guide to facilitate visa applicants. Requirements listed here are however liable to change.
 

TYPE OF VISA

FOR INFORMATION OF ALL VISA APPLICANTS
With effect from 28 May 2015, all visa applicants (other than Diplomatic and Official Passport holders) are requested to visit the Embassy of India visa collection centre, BLS International, 9th Floor, 1 Corporate Plaza, Pasay Road, Makati City, Metro Manila for biometric enrolment.


1. TOURIST VISA 
(SIX MONTHS VALIDITY)

* Two recent colour photographs (size: 2x2 inches) showing full frontal view of face against a white background to be pasted on the application form.
    Photograph should not be stapled.  To know more about photo specifications, click here       

* Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the contemplated stay in India with photocopy;

* Copy of the reservation itinerary (not confirmed ticket) needs to be attached with the Visa Application at the time of submission of the application.
    (Note: non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until your passport with visa is in your possession);

* proof of financial standing (recent bank statement, sponsorship letter, etc.); 

* accommodation arrangements / hotel bookings; 

* In case of non-Filipino applicants who are not resident in Philippines, reasons for applying for visa from Manila;  

The provision relating to 2 months gap between two visits of a foreign national to India on a Tourist Visa has been reviewed by the Government.  It has been decided to lift the restriction of two-month gap on re-entry of foreign nationals coming to India except in case of nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origins and Stateless persons and in such a case, permission should be sought from the Head of Indian Mission in the region and registration would be required within 14 days of arrival in India with the FRRO. 


Online Visa Application 

VISA FEES:

1.

FOR FILIPINO NATIONALS

Php 2,210.00
2.

FOR U.S. NATIONALS

Php 4,310.00 (Including fax charge and surcharge)

3.

FOR SINGAPORE NATIONALS

Php 2,460.00 (Including fax charge)

4.

FOR UK NATIONALS

Php 7,861.00 (including fax charge)

5.

FOR OTHER NATIONALITIES

Php 3,260.00 (Including fax charge)

6.

PROCESSING TIME:

4 working days for Filipino nationals                                   
7 working days for other nationalities


2. TRANSIT VISA VALID FOR 15 DAYS for SEAMAN JOINING THE VESSEL

  • 2 passport size photos
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the contemplated stay in India with photocopy
  • Seamans Book
  • Contract of Employment
  • Sponsorship Letter from India
  • Guarantee Letter from company in the Philippines
  • Airline Print Out with Ticket Numbers

VISA FEES:

 

 

Php 1,210.00

1.

PROCESSING TIME:

4 working days for Filipino                                           
7 working days for other nationalities


3. TRANSIT VISA FOR OTHERS (EXCEPT SEAMAN)

  • 2  passport size photos
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the contemplated stay in India with  photocopy
  • Confirmed onward journey

VISA FEES:

 

 

Php 1,210.00

1.

PROCESSING TIME:

3 working days for Filipino nationals and Permanent residents
6 working days for other nationalities



4. BUSINESS VISA
  • 2 passport size photographs (size 2x2 inches);
  • passport valid at least for 6 months beyond the intended date of return from India and also should have at least 2 blank pages;
  • Invitation letter from the relevant company India; or
  • sponsorship letter from the company/firm being represented in the Philippines, duly attested by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) or Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC);
  • proof of financial standing and expertise in the field of intended business;
  • copy of air ticket or tentative airline booking;
  • appropriate visa fee.

Note: Foreign nationals with less than two years of residence in the Philippines must apply in the country of their origin.

VISA FEES:

1.

FOR FILIPINO NATIONALS

UPTO ONE YEAR

Php 6,360.00

MORE THAN ONE YEAR 
UPTO 5 YEARS
Php 10,510.00
2.

FOR U.S. NATIONALS

UPTO ONE YEAR

Php 9,510.00
(Including fax charge 
and surcharge)

MORE THAN ONE YEAR 
UPTO 5 YEARS

Php 13,660.00
(Including fax charge 
and surcharge)

3.

FOR OTHER NATIONALITIES EXCEPT FOR 15 SPECIFIED COUNTRIES GIVEN IN ANNEXURE I (CLICK HERE)

UPTO ONE YEAR

Php 7,410.00 
(Including fax charge)

4.

PROCESSING TIME:

3 working days for Filipino businessman 
7 working days for other nationalities

5. EMPLOYMENT VISA
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the contemplated stay in India with photocopy
  • Contract of Employment (original with photocopy)
  • Letter from the employer justifying the appointment of a foreigner
  • Proof of Registration of the Company under relevant provisions of the Government of India rules.
  • Documentary proof of educational aqualifications and professional expertise
  • Airline Print Out with Ticket Numbers
  • Interview by the Consul
  • Foreign nationals with less than two years of residence in the Philippines must apply in the country of their origin. 

VISA FEES:

1.

FOR FILIPINO NATIONALS

UPTO SIX MONTHS

Php 4,310.00

UPTO ONE YEAR

Php 6,360.00

2.

FOR U.S. NATIONALS

UPTO SIX MONTHS

Php 7,410.00 (Including fax charge and surcharge

UPTO ONE YEAR

Php 9,510.00
(Including fax charge 
and surcharge)

3.

FOR OTHER NATIONALITIES EXCEPT FOR 15 SPECIFIED COUNTRIES GIVEN IN ANNEXURE I (CLICK HERE)

UPTO SIX MONTHS

Php 5,310.00 (Including fax charge)

UPTO ONE YEAR

Php 7,410.00 (Including fax charge)

4.

PROCESSING TIME:

4 working days for Filipino national
7 working days for other nationalities

6. STUDENT VISA

  • 2 passport size photos
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the contemplated stay in India with photocopy
  • Admission Letter from a recognized Educational Institution in India
  • Satisfactory evidence of financial support 

VISA FEES:

 

Upto 5 Years

  Php 4,010.00

1.

PROCESSING TIME:

  4 working days for Filipino                                          
  7 working days for other nationalities


7. ENTRY/CONFERENCE/JOURNALIST VISAS ETC.

(INCLUDING X VISA FOR PERSON OF INDIAN ORIGIN)

  • 2 passport size photos
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the contemplated stay in India with photocopy
  • For attending Conferences/volunteering in India, a letter of invitation from the organizers of the Conference/Volunteering Institutes and approval, if any, obtained by the organizers from the Government of India for holding the Conference/volunteership to be attached. For participation in certain conferences, reference/approval therefore, require a longer processing time.

VISA FEES:

FILIPINO NATIONALS
1.

UPTO SIX MONTHS

Php 4,310.00
2.

UPTO 1 YEAR

Php 6,360.00

3.

UPTO 5 YEARS

Php 10,510.00

US NATIONALS

5. UPTO SIX MONTHS Php 6,410.00 (Including fax charges and surcharge)
6. UPTO 1 YEAR Php 8,410.00 (Including fax charges and surcharge)
7. UPTO 5 YEARS Php 12,610.00 (Including fax charges and surcharge)
OTHER NATIONALITIES
9. UPTO SIX MONTHS
Php 5,310.00 (Including fax charges)
10. UPTO 1 YEAR
Php 7,410.00 (Including fax charges)
11. UPTO 5 YEARS
Php 11,560.00 (Including fax charges)
Conference Visa

For attending Conferences/volunteering in India, a letter of invitation from the organizers of the Conference/Volunteering Institutes and approvals/clearances obtained by the organizers from the Government of India for holding the Conference/ volunteership to be attached. These are: Clearance letters from the Ministry of Home Affairs; the Ministry of External Affairs; State Government/Union Territories and the Nodal Ministry that holds jurisdiction over the conference. Example, an education conference needs a clearance letter from the Ministry of Education. For participation in certain conferences, reference/approval therefore, require a longer processing time.

TRANSFER OF VISA

  • 2 passport size photos
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the contemplated stay in India with photocopy
  • Letter of Request for Transfer of Visa
  • Photocopy of previous visa                

VISA FEES:

 

Upto 5 Years

Php 410.00

1.

PROCESSING TIME: 

4 working days for Filipino                                           
7 working days for other nationalities

Note.  Foreigners other than US nationals may contact Visa Section of the Embassy for visa fees.





Revision of visa fees for Ukraine nationals.

All types of Visa
(excluding ICWF charges and service providers fee)

Revised Fee
(Philippine Peso)

Transit (Single/double entry)
(Duration – 15 days)

5575

Tourist (Single/double/multiple entry)
(Upto 6 months)

5575

All other types of visas i.e. Conference, Employment, Journalist, Entry visas etc.
(Upto 6 months)

5575

All other types of visas i.e. Conference, Employment, Journalist, Entry etc.
(Upto 1 year)

7913

Student Visa
(Upto 5 years)

5575

Business Visa (Single/double/multiple)
(Upto 1 year)

7913

Business Visa (Single/double/multiple)
(Upto 1 to 5 years)

11548

All other types of visas i.e. Conference, Employment, Journalist, Entry visas etc.
(Upto 5 years)

11548

Emergency visa fee

4415

Revision of visa fees for Nigerian nationals.

All types of Visa
(excluding ICWF charges and service providers fee)

Revised Fee
(Philippine Peso)

Business Visa

14145

Student Visa

14145

Medical Visa

14145

Entry Visa

14145

Tourist Visa

14145

Employment Visa

14145

Conference Visa

14145

Other Visas

14145

Revision of visa fee for USA nationals.

All types of Visa
(excluding ICWF charges and service providers fee)

Revised Fee
(Philippine Peso)

Tourist Visa (only)
(Maximum of 10 years)

6354



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