A tourist visa can only be granted to a foreigner who does not have a residence or occupation in India and whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives. No other activity is permissible on a Tourist Visa. The Tourist visa is non-extendable and non-convertible.
The government of India in its latest guidelines has decided to lift restriction of two-month gap on re-entry of foreign nationals coming to India on Tourist visa except in case of nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, foreigners of Pakistan (Pak origin).
Type of Visa
Issued to persons, intended to travel to India for tourism purposes
Additional Documents Required
For UAE Nationals and UAE Resident visa holders, no additional documents required.
For UAE Non Residents
Visit Visa copy or on arrival Visa page copy.
Copy of Hotel Booking Conformation
Local number for CGI to contact
Open ticket Booking Confirmation.
Letter from applicant stating why they are applying visa from Dubai.
Letter from their respective Embassy stating their home country address is bonafide.
Non Residents if they are staying with friends/relative's house in India, they need to get letter and passport copy of the respective person in India.
For Pakistan Origin applicant
If holding Pakistan nationality previously, then Pakistan nationality Surrender certificate is required.
Tourist Visa Duration is Maximum for 6 months. For One year or more than one year prior approval required from CGI DUBAI.
UAE residents with Abu Dhabi or Al-Ain issued visa residing in Dubai/Northern Emirates must provide a copy of residency proof in their name (Tenancy contract / Electricity bill).
For Minors (below 18 years) a NOC (No Objection Certificate) is required with proper content and it has to be signed by both parents. Parent's signature should be the same as is in their respective passports.
Cabin crews/Pilots - ID card copy.
Housemaids/Servants - NOC from Sponsor and Sponsor's passport copy.
Journalist – Copy of ID card/ Press Accreditation card and letter from UAE Company stating that they will be going for Tourism purpose only.
For Switzerland Nationals copy of ticket booking is mandatory.
BLS International offers "Other Services" for the Convenience of applicants at centers.