India

inAll Individual visa seekers are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through online application link. Or can apply by typing the URL: http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ in the address bar of web browser, in order to make an application for getting the Indian visa.

In either case, no hand written application form will be accepted by the consulate general of India in Johannesburg. The application form completed in all respect, print, sign and submit with all supporting documents.

As per new immigration regulations, the Government of India has mandated a ‘Two Months Gap’ between two tourism related visits to India.
Hence, a tourist visa holder will be allowed to re-enter India only after a gap of 60 days from the last date of his/her departure from India. Please access www.indiainsouthafrica.com for more info on this.

A photo copy of the applicants South African ID will be required.

South Africans of Indian origin no longer need to produce an affidavit to prove that they are of Indian origin.

All foreign visitors to India, holding any category of visa, are required to compulsorily register with Foreigners Registration Office (FRO/FRRO), if their continuous stay in India exceeds 180 days. They are required to register with the FRO/FRRO within 14 days of first arrival only. This registration is required during the first visit after the visa is issued. Subsequent travels using the same visa do not require registration. Children below the age of 16 years are exempt from this requirement.

SA Passport holders need a transit visa if transiting in India. A transit visa will not be issued for more than 15 days

Normally the applicants are advised to file the application in person at the Consulate. However, those not resident in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban could submit the application through mail. Applicants are encouraged to use a courier service instead of sending through normal post. However, the Consulate does not take the responsibility for safe delivery of application, passports and the documents or delays in processing of visa.

Also the Consulate reserves the right to summon the applicant for an interview by the consular officer.

In certain cases the visa officer may also demand additional documents such as proof of financial strength of the applicant.

On submission of application, a receipt is issued by the Consulate wherein the date or time of delivery is clearly mentioned. Visa can be collected through an agent who should produce his ID on demand and produce an authorization letter from the applicant.
Delay/Validity/Cost Delay: 3 working days. No application for urgent visa will be entertained on the grounds that the tickets have been booked for a particular date. The applications in all emergency cases must be accompanied by appropriate documentary proof from India.

Valid: valid for the given period from the date of issue (Tourist visas are non-extendable and non-convertible).

Cost: Free – for SA passport holders only
Requirements (Application forms which are not filled in properly will not be accepted)

TOURIST VISA

Visa application form (completed online, print and signed by the applicant). Children intending to travel to India must apply on a passport in their own names.
Two (2) 5x5cm colour photos per applicant (Both supplied loose)
Copy return air ticket.
South African passport (original valid for at least 6 months).
Photo copy of birth certificate/ South African ID
Proof accommodation in India
Utility bill is required.

BUSINESS VISA

Visa application form (completed online by the applicant) -duplicate.
Two (2) 5x5cm colour photos per applicant (Both supplied loose)
Copies of confirmed return air ticket – Duplicate
Copies of Invitation letter/ Sponsorship from India – Duplicate.
Letter from South African company – Two copies
Copy of South African ID and passport- duplicate
Proof of residence in India
(applicants are required not to engage in money lending and petty trading)
Utility bill is required.

For info on Employment visa or Sports visa, contact the Embassy.
Health Requirements Yellow Fever certificate is recommended.
Days Closed 2012: 26 Jan/ 5 Feb/ 8 Mar/ 6, 9, 27 Apr/ 1, 6 May/ 15, 20 Aug/ 24 Sep/ 2, 24, 27 Oct/ 13, 25 Nov/ 25 Dec
Office Hours 09h00-12h00 Mon to Fri (Visa Applications & Enquires) NB! No telephone enquiries
15h00-16h30 Passport returns (Delivery)

Contact Details

Consulate General of India (Johannesburg)
(For applicants residing in any other province except in Kwazulu Natal, Free State and Eastern Cape)
Telephone No : (011) 581 9800/ 9998
Fax No : (011) 482-4648/ 8492

Street Address:

No 1 Eton Road Corner Jan Smuts Avenue & Eton
Road Parktown 2193
Postal Address : P.O. Box 6805 Johannesburg 2000
Website : http://www.indiainsouthafrica.com
Email Address : vccons1@indconjoburg.co.za