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Tourist visa

Before applying for an Indian visa, please go through Visa General Information and  checklist and information booklet

A Tourist visa is granted to a foreigner whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives. Tourist visa is non-extendable and non convertible. Change of purpose is not allowed.

Tourist Visa - Re-entry restrictions

The restrictions on repeat/consecutive visits into India on a Tourist Visa have been relaxed for foreign nationals. However, there should be a gap of at least 2 months between two visits to India on a Tourist Visa on re-entry of nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Maldives, foreigners of Pakistan origins and Stateless persons.

This stipulation of two months gap between two visits does not apply on any other type of visa, i.e. Business (B) or Entry (X) types of visas. It also does not apply to OCI card holders.

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