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General Information

  1. A complete online application form filled, printed, signed and with a valid photo glued.
  2. Copy of payment must be attached to the Online application form If paid via bank transfer ( Nordea Bank, Account Number : 6011.08.13131) ; or else you may pay via credit/bank card at our office at the time of submission. (A surcharge is applicable if paying with Credit/Bank Cards)
  3. Your passport must be valid for minimum 6 months from the date you arrive back from India. All Non-Norwegians (i.e. foreign passport holders) should submit the copy of their residence permit. If an applicant holds dual nationality, then he/she should submit preferably both the passports. If not, should at least submit copy of the second passport. (First & last page, visa pages)
  4. Note that your passport at the time of submission must hold at least two empty adjacent pages.
  5. Attach the Bank Kvittering for applicable visa fees + kr 195 Rekkomandert postal charges (This charge is applicable if you want us to send the Passport back to you via Rekkomandert post. We send one Passport in one envelop only). The payment has to be be made in our bank account 6011.08.13131
  6. Please note that all incomplete applications will be returned at the expense of the applicant without processing, together with an informative document.

NOTE:

  1. It has been brought to Government of India's notice that some foreigners are carrying satellite phones with them while coming to India on tourist visa. These foreigners were intercepted and their satellite phones were seized.
  2. As per the existing rules and regulations of Government of India, carrying satellite phones by foreigners into India is banned.
  3. Travellers to India are advised to take note of this to avoid any inconvenience later.

NOTE: Normally it takes minimum 3-6 working days to process visas for ethnic- Norwegian nationals and for applicants who are not ethnic Norwegian (i.e. are originally from another country, hold a previous nationality or born in a foreign land), an additional 5 working days processing time is required. Note that such applicants are to fill, Telefax for Visa Clearance in addition to the Online application form.

Normally it takes minimum 3-6 working days to process visas for ethnic- Norwegian nationals and for applicants who are not ethnic Norwegian (i.e. are originally from another country, hold a previous nationality or born in a foreign land), an additional 5 working days processing time is required. Note that such applicants are to fill, Telefax for Visa Clearance in addition to the Online application form.

Documents Required:

  • ALL APPLICANTS NEED TO SUBMIT A COPY OF THE RETURN TICKETS AND A COPY OF VALID TRAVEL INSURANCE ALONG WITH VISA APPLICATION AND OTHER EXISTING DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS.
  • IF YOUR NAME HAS SCANDINAVIAN ALPHABETS, THEN PLEASE USE THE ENGLISH VERSION OF YOUR NAME MENTIONED IN THE LAST LINE OF THE PASSPORT. ( Ø IS OE, Æ IS AE AND Å IS AA).
  • Online Visa application form duly filled and signed by the applicant Click here.
  • Note:

    1. The application should be printed on 2 separate sheet of paper.
    2. Make Sure you filled the form correctly otherwise it will not be accepted, As BLS International are not allowed to modify any details.
    3. One recent colour passport size (about 2x2 inch) photograph in colour, showing full frontal view of face against a white background to be pasted on the application form. Photograph should not be stapled. To know more about photo specification click here.
    4. Current Valid passport with minimum of 180 days validity and two blank pages. Last two observation pages are not considered.
    5. Proof of address

    All Applicants need to submit a photocopy with proof of residence/address that matches the present address on the visa application
    Examples for Address proof: State Issued Identity cards i.e. Driving licence, Utility Bills for water, Gas, Electric, Sewage. Copy of Valid Lease, with signature of Landlord AND tenant to be provided. Do not cut any document to smaller size like Driving size, passport copy.
    Note: The following documents are not considered as address proof.

    1. Cell phone bill, credit card Statement and bank Statement.
    2. The address cannot include a P.O. Box
    3. For minors below 18 of age: Birth certificate copy or any government issued document which shows parents name, date of birth and nationality.
    4. US Born: Only birth certificates are accepted for applicants born in the US.
    5. India Born: Those born in India can use their birth certificate, old Indian passport or school leaving certificate
    6. All Others Citizens: The minor applicant not born in the US or India should submit a birth certificate or any government document from the country of origin that has parents name, date of birth and nationality. The documents must be translated into English and notarized.

    Note: Please do not submit the originals as BLS international is not responsible for any loss.

    1. For Minor below 18 of age:
    2. A copy of the vital page(s) containing the picture and signature page of both parents signed passports
    3. Visa applications for minors should contain both parent's signatures which have been duly notarized with a notary stamp and seal
    4. Applicant holding Dual Citizenship: Applicants who have dual citizenship with the US and another country must apply on their US passport, if living in the US except for applicants who hold dual citizenship with Pakistan. Pakistani citizens who have also acquired US citizenship must apply for a visa on their Pakistani passport only

    Condition and Exceptions:

    1. The only exception if applicant can prove that they have renounced their Pakistani citizenship with a copy of their renunciation certificate.
    2. Absence of Pakistani passport or an expired Pakistani passport is not considered proof of renunciation of Pakistani nationality.
    3. If applying on the Pakistani passport it is required to complete the Special Pakistan application, and submit all requirements mention in the application form
    4. Please click here for the Special Pakistan application: Pakistan.pdf
    5. For Sri Lankan Passport holders/Person of Sri Lankan origin:
      Dully Filled Sri Lankan Additional Form. Please click here to download the additional srilankan application form.
    1. for Bangladeshi Passport Holders

    Citizen of Bangladesh are required to fill special Bangladeshi form (2 copies with 2 photos). Please click here to download the additional Bangladeshi form.

    1. Confirmed return tickets for onward journey
    2. Valid visa for final destination
    3. Applicants planning to travel in the following areas in India will need to apply for a special protected / restricted area permit. Arunachal Pradesh, Parts of Himachal Pradesh, Parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Parts of Rajasthan, Sikkim and Parts of Uttarakhand. A completed Protected Area Permit Form is required. To download the form click here
    1. Non US Citizens: If you are a non-US citizen, then you must provide a copy of one of the following documents:
      • your Permanent Resident Card (both sides),
      • Employment authorization card or copy of page showing H1 / H4, L1/L2, F1/F2, J1/J2 etc.
    2. Applicants who are not citizens/residents of the USA and hold a tourist or other short-term visa for the USA should normally apply for Indian visas in the country of their permanent residence.

    Note: APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT HOLD NORWEGIAN PASSPORTS, ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A COPY OF THE PROOF OF RESIDENCE, SUCH AS, RESIDENCE PERMIT CARD ISSUED BY UDI/ CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION (FROM SKATTETATEN)(THIS IS BOATTEST IN ENGLISH VERSION)/ REGISTERING BEVIS FOR EEA CITIZENS ISSUED BY THE POLICE. THIS IS A MANDATORY DOCUMENT THAT THE EMBASSY REUIRES AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.

    Processing Fee

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    1. Telex form for Visa clearance should be submitted along with online visa application by Non-ethnic Norwegian applicants.
    2. The Sri Lankan National form is to be filled by persons of Sri Lankan origin.
    3. When an applicant has an Indian father/ spouse, then it is important then he/she will have to provide the necessary documents such as Copy of PIO Card etc... alongwith the Online application form.
    4. Missionary Form in addition to the Online visa application form is to be filled by those who visit India on missionary purposes.
    5. Payments can either be made through bank transfer (Nordea Bank, Account Number : 6011.08.13131) ; or else you may pay via credit/bank card at our office at the time of submission. (A surcharge/gebyr is applicable if paying with Credit/Bank Cards. PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHEQUES/AMEX/DINERS).
    6. For easy and convinient tracking of Your Passports and delivery, you can order for sms alerts for a Nominal cost.

    Revised Visa Fee w.e.f April 1,2017

    Other Viss Fees for Norway nationals

    SN Type Duration Entries Fee to be on website
    1 Missionary upto 6 M S/M 940+45*+115+195*
    2 Missionary 6M to 1 Y M 1340+45*+115+195*
    3 Mountaineering upto 6 M S/M 940+45*+115+195*
    4 Mountaineering 6M to 1 Y M 1340+45*+115+195*
    5 Intern upto 1 Y M 940+45*+115+195*
    6 Film upto 1 Y S/M 1340+45*+115+195*

    Other Citizenship Visa Types

    SN Type Duration / Entries Fee to be on website
    7 For Afganistan, Argentina*, Bangladesh, DPR Korea, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, South Africa, Uruguay** and Seychelles*** nationals:   
      All types of visa   140+45*+115+195*
    8 For Singapore nationals:     
      All other types of visa fee will same as mentioned above at SN 2 to 31    
    9 For Japanese nationals:     
      All other types of visa for Japanese nationals   215+45*+115+195*
    10 For UK nationals:    
      Emergency visa charges   960+45*+115+195*
    11 For Nigerian nationals:     
      All types of visa   2440+45*+115+195*
    12 For Ukrainian nationals: 
      All other visas (entry, conference, jouranalist etc.)    
      upto 6 months  940+45*+115+195*
      upto 1 year 1340+45*+115+195*
      Emergency visa fee 940+45*+115+195*
    13 For Russian nationals: all types of visa Single Entry 540+45*+115+195*
      Double Entry 970+45*+115+195*
      Multiple Entry  1340+45*+115+195*
      Transfer of valid visa   540+45*+115+195*
    14 For Mozambique Nationals   140+45*+115+195*
      All other types visas (Except Transit and Student) up to 6 months 2150+45*+115+195*
      up to 6 months ( in Emergency) 2880+45*+115+195*
      up to one year 2880+45*+115+195*
      up to one year (in Emergency) 2880+45*+115+195*
      upto 5 year 2880+45*+115+195*
      up to 5 year (in Emergency) 2880+45*+115+195*
    15 Visa Fee for Pakistan Nationals for all types of Visas
          140+45*+115+195*
    16 Visa Fee Nepal and Bhutan National for all types of visas.
          140+45*+115+195*
    17 Visa Fee for Japanese nationals
      Other Visas   215+45*+115+195*
    18 NA    
    19 Restricted / Protected Area Permit   415+45*+115+195*
    20 Pakistan All types of Visas 155+45*+115+195*
      *Argentina Gratis only for TVs, BVs and Tr.V  
      **Uruguay Gratis only for TVs  
      *** Seychelles Employment Visa fee at par with other nationals  

    Other Viss Fees for USA nationals

    SN Type Duration Entries Fee to be on website
    21 Missionary upto 6 M S/M 1060+45*+115+195*
    22 Missionary 6M to 1 Y M 1420+45*+115+195*
    23 Mountaineering upto 6 M S/M 1060+45*+115+195*
    24 Mountaineering 6M to 1 Y M 1420+45*+115+195*
    25 Intern upto 1 Y M 1060+45*+115+195*
    26 Film upto 1 Y S/M 1420+45*+115+195*

    Please Note Nok 45* is Optional for SMS Charges

    Please Note Nok 195* is Optional for Post Charges

    Postal Charges

    Rekkomandert post charges : Kr. 195,- per person per Passport. Please pay this amount in our bank account 6011.08.1313 together with the Visa fees. You can pay the Visa fee and postal charges together as one payment.

    Express/Overnight post : Please contact us for Express post charges.

    We do not send Passports back in normal posts.

    Please do not send us stamps or envelops.

    Processing Time

    Minimum 6 working days from the date of application submission

    For postal applications (who send their applications by post) minimum 10 working days over and above the normal processing time of 6 working days.

    For non-Norwegian (i.e. are originally from another country, hold a previous nationality or born in other country) will take an additional 5 working days for processing. There is also additional processing fee of NOK 50 for the Visa Clearance.

    Note: Applicants are to fill Telex form and in addition to the Online application form.

    Other information

    Acceptance of the visa application does not guarantee issue of visa. The issue of visa, its type and duration are determined on the merits of each case. The Indian Embassy issues visa at their discretion. Get your visa confirmation before booking your flight. We are not responsible for delays.

    Note: Indian visas are valid from the date of issued by the Embassy, not from the date of entry into India.

    Please make sure that you correctly specify the category of visa applied for, depending on the purpose of your visit. Activities in India incompatible with the category of the visa may result in immediate revocation of the visa.

    If you wish to cancel your application or are in need to withdraw your passport please allow for a 12 hr handling period.

    Forms

    Click below mention links to download form

    Online Visa Application Click here to fill online

    Additional Telefax for Clearance Form Click here to download

    Additional For Sri Lankans Form Click here to download

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