India

VISA Requirements for Filipinos Applying for Indian Tourist Visa

Just this year (2011) Visa On Arrival is now available for Filipinos traveling to India. VOA fee is 2,200 Rupees. However, those who want to have a visa sticker on their passport can still apply at the Indian Embassy.

The following are the requirements:

Duly accomplished applications form
2 pieces passport side ID photo
Original passport valid for at least 6 months
Roundtrip ticket reservation
Bank Certificate
BIR Tax Return
Photocopy of all above

Visa application is only accepted in the morning from 9.30AM-12NN and releasing is from 2.30PM-4PM. Processing time is 3 working days. Visa fee is 3,200.00 for single entry visa (not so sure if this has changed). All payments must made in cash and are none refundable.

India Embassy in Manila is located at Paraiso St., Dasmarinas Village, Makati.

UPDATE!!!

Tourist Visa on Arrival for Filipinos entering India solely for tourism purposes are now available in the following airports:

New Delhi Airport
Chennai Airport
Mumbai Airport
Kokata Airport
Trivandrum Airport
Bangalore Airport
Hyderabad Airport
Kochi Airport

If you are entering India apart from these airports, you need to have a valid visa.

To secure an Indian Visa, one needs to apply online here.

The Indian Embassy in Manila does not accept walk-in application for tourist visa.

After applying online, print the completed application form and sign the same. Submit the following requirements as well:

1. Complete Online Application Form, signed and with 2×2 ID picture against a white background. The ID picture must be pasted and not stapled
2. Original and valid passport
3. Ticket Reservation
4. Hotel reservation
5. Proof of Financial Capacity – Bank Certificate, Bank statement, sponsorship letter and similar documents

The Indian Visa Application Center in Manila is:

BLS International Services Ltd.
902 A, One Corporate Plaza, Arnaiz Avenue
Makati City.

Processing time is normally 4 working days. Indian tourist visa is valid for 6 months.

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