Do I need a visa to go to India?
foreigners except for nationals of Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives,
need a visa to enter India. With regard to Maldives' nationals, a
visa is required if intended stay in India for longer than 90
Can I get a visa to enter India on arrival?
must obtain a visa prior to taking a flight to India. Visa cannot
be obtained on arrival in India and immigration authorities will
not permit any foreigner to enter India without a visa.
I wish to visit India for tourism. Which visa should I
You should apply for a Tourist Visa. .
I have to go for internship/training in a
University/institute/Company in India for a short period. Which
visa should I apply for?
You should apply for an Entry
Visa along with a copy of the offer letter stating the terms of
internship. You may also be required to submit a copy of
inter-university student exchange agreement if the proposed
internship is a component of such agreement. You would be required
to submit proof of financial standing to support your stay in
I will be going to study in India for one
semester/trimester in an IIT/IIM/IISc./Indian University. Which
visa should I apply for?
You should apply for a Student
Visa along with an original copy of the admission letter from the
Institute/University confirming your acceptance as a student. You
would also be required to submit proof of bank guarantee of BD
700/- In the name if Embassy of India, Bahrain and financial
standing to support your stay in India.
I applied for a visa for India but I have changed my mind
about going to India. Can I claim a refund of visa fee?
Visa fees are non-refundable once the visa application is
accepted and cannot be refunded even if the visa is refused/not
Service charges are also non-refundable even if
the visa is refused/not granted.
My application and passport have been submitted and it has
been a while, how can I enquire about the status of my
You can trace your application on line by
visiting our website http://www.octicinternational.com/
or by calling
How do I know when my passport is ready for collection from
the India Passport & Visa Application Centre?
track your passport either by logging on the website or you can
even call our helpline number (01)to check the status of your
Can I collect my passport from the Consulate General of
No. The passport has to be collected from
the place where the application was made.
Do I have to submit my passport and visa application with
the India Visa Application Centre only?
Diplomats and officials of foreign diplomatic Mission, UN and
other international organization personnel who are eligible for
Visa on "Gratis" basis must submit their visa application directly
to the Embassy of India, Bahrain.
How do I pay for the visa charges and service charges?
Visa fee and services charges need to be paid in cash at
the Indian Passport/Visa Application Center, Bahrain in person.
Is a Temporary Resident with less then 1 year stay
considered a Non-Resident for purpose of issue of visa?
Yes, But the applicant would need to pay additional
referral charges to the tune of BD. 100 and will take 4 working