Important Notice: As per the present international guidelines all passengers should have a passport valid for 6 months or more from the date of travel. You must contact the airline concerned if your passport does not have sufficient validity.

Visa Services

Welcome to the visa services section. This page contains relevant information to make a visa application.

Please do read this carefully for the proper understanding of visa procedure and to ensure that your visa application is complete in every respect in the first instance. This will help you in your easy submission of your visa application and avoid any delay in processing of visas beyond the processing timelines.

Visa application Fee effective 1 April 2017. CLICK HERE to download.

I.       Online visa application
II.      Understanding basic steps for a regular visa application
III.     Important Notice – Guidelines and procedure for a regular visa
IV.     Important Notice – Foreigners of Indian Origin
V.     How to apply for a Visa?
VI.    Types of Visas
VII.   Visa Fees
VIII.  Visa Checklist
IX.  Transfer of Visa from old passport
X.    e-Visa ( Electronic Visa )
XI.   Use of Satellite phones is illegal in India

I.     Online visa application

The High Commission of India in Wellington follows Online Visa procedure. Handwritten/ manually typed Visa Applications, therefore, cannot be accepted.

Accordingly, applicants must submit printed Visa applications after completing it (application ID no. starting with NZLWV- - - - -  will be generated in such a case) to the High Commission after filling out all required data online and uploading their photo online. Signed and completed application forms with photo uploaded must be sent to High Commission of India, Wellington along with visa fee, passport and required documents for processing of visas.

Visa application form can be accessed at : https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/info1.jsp.  

NOTE:

  • Online visa form is not compatible with "apple mac Safari" browser
  • Please use Google chrome or internet explorer
  • Please select “New Zealand/ Wellington” as Mission
  • Applicant must press “Submit” tab to finally complete their application.  Application file number starting with NZLWV- - - - - - will be generated. 

II.    Understanding basic steps for a regular Visa application

Keeping in view the approximate processing of time of 15-20 business days as at present, applicants are advised to apply for visa sufficiently in advance so that their visas get processed in time.

  • Enter all requisite data online and complete your visa application form – select “New Zealand – Wellington” as an option for the “Mission Field” while filling out details online
  • Correctly upload your photograph (vertically and not sideways) - this is Mandatory–   

NOTE -  YOU WILL HAVE TO RE-DO THE VISA APPLICATION IF YOU FORGET TO UPLOAD YOUR PHOTO IN THE FIRST INSTANCE.  PLEASE SAVE/ SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATON AND TAKE A PRINT OUT ONLY AFTER YOU HAVE UPLOADED YOUR PHOTOGRAPH      

please control + click   PHOTOUPLOAD INSTRUCTIONS - phot size should be less than 22 KB

  • Take a print-out of the completed visa application form
  • Sign on page 1 and on page 2 (declaration)
  • Send it along with your passport, fee by way of banker’s cheque payable to High Commission of India, Wellington and all required documentations to the High Commission for processing / issue of Visa.
  • If you are submitting your visa application at the counter of High Commission of India (submission time 0930 hrs to 12 noon on any business day), you can also pay the fee in cash.
  • Do ensure that you are sending a self-addressed return courier bag with tracking facility ( and remember to note this down for future reference ) also along with your completed and signed visa application form + required documents ***
  • Do also ensure that you have written at the back of the cheque

a.) Your (visa applicant’s) name  
b.) Visa application reference number (starting with NZLWV….) and
c.) Date of application.

Note – Visa application that is incomplete in any way and/ or is not supported by required documents will not be accepted / is liable to be returned. You can avoid delays in processing of your visas at your end by ensuring that only completed visa application form is submitted in the first instance.

Minimum documentation (for a tourist visa) –  

  1. Completed and signed visa application form with your photo uploaded vertically (and not sideways)
  2. Valid passport - passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of travel
  3. Two photographs (2” x 2”) -  You can cut the photo with scissor to bring it to required dimension if it is any larger (if you do not have identical photograph as you uploaded online, please make sure that you are providing your latest and similar/ matching photographs).
  4. Visa fee by way of Banker’s cheque in favour of ‘High Commission of India, Wellington’ – please write
    a.) Your (visa applicant’s) name  
    b.) Date of your application and
    c.) Visa application reference number starting with NZLWV0….. at the back of the cheque 
  5. Visa check list CLICK HERE  TO DOWNLOAD VISA CHECKLIST
  6. Additional form [for non-NZ nationals only – please indicated your permanent address as in your native country ( CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD )

*** required documentation depends on the type of visa applied for. 

Note -
            a) Do read section no. VI Type of visas” to be aware of the visa you need to apply for.
            b) Do also read section no. VII Visa Fee” to know the visa fee you are to pay.

Email us if any further clarification is required : visa.wellington@mea.gov.in

III.  IMPORTANT NOTICE – KINDLY READ CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING FOR VISA :-                

 

  • Visa/ type of visa/ duration of visa cannot be demanded as a right. Visa can be denied without assigning any reason. 
  • Visas are valid from date of issue [the visas are not issued from the future date to match applicant’s itinerary for inward and outward journey to/from India]
  • Visa fee is towards processing charges of your visa application and cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Applicants should not make any firm travel arrangements/ purchase air tickets before obtaining visa. The high commission of India cannot, in any circumstance, be held responsible for applications which are not completed in time for your intended date of departure.
  • You are advised to apply for visas at least 4 weeks in advance of your intended date of travel.  However, you need to make sure that your application should be registered closer to the date of submission (Applications registered earlier than 2 months will not be accepted in the system)
  • Your passport must have a minimum validity of 190 days and two blank pages at the time of submission of visa application.
  • Visas can only be issued on passports and not on travel documents. 
  • All applicant(s) must complete all fields and ensure that they have signed on page 1 (top) and undertaking on page 2 (bottom) of the application form(s). Unsigned application, missing documentation or information will result in delay which will be the sole responsibility of the applicant(s). Incomplete application form(s) will not be accepted or processed –the processing time for visas starts on the day applications complete with all requisite documents and fee are received at our office
  • Please remember to upload your photograph which is mandatory. To upload photograph and photo resizing, please control + click: photo upload instructions .
  • Kindly ensure that you provide with most recent and complete contact details on the visa application form(s). 
  • Suppression of facts and information will not only result in delay/ or denial of visa applied for but will also debar the applicant from applying under this system in future.
  • Visa application may be accepted, modified or refused by the high commission in its full right. Decision of the high commission of India in the matter shall be final.
  • Each visa application is processed individually by the high commission. As a result processing time given on our website may vary even between applications that appear to be similar.
  • The high commission reserves the right to withhold any application submitted for an in-depth examination.
  • Personal interviews by the Visa Officer with applicants may be required in some cases
  • Foreigners / people of Indian origin [those who have acquired NZ citizenship by naturalisation] must also attach a copy of their previously held Indian passport/ copy of surrender of Indian citizenship document issued by this high commission.
  • Visa fee is payable by way of banker’s cheque only. Cash payment can be accepted only for applications submitted in person at high commission of India office in wellington (between 0930 hrs and 1200 noon on any business day). We do not accept payment by credit card/ personal cheques/ postal money orders.
  • Requirement of two months gap between two visits on tourist visa has been done away with for most nationals including New Zealand and Fiji nationals. However, this requirement continues to remain in force for nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origins and stateless persons.
  • This high commission has no control over electronic tourist visa [e-Visa] which is directly dealt with from visa offices in India. The contact details for e-Visa are –             
Website: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/indianVisaReg.jsp
E-mail Address: indiatvoa@gov.in
Contact Number:  0091 1124300666 

 Some websites which are not authorized by the government of India have been soliciting visa seekers to apply for Indian visa through their online portal against a service fee.

 Please note that the only authorized online visa portal for e-Visa is

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html 

  • Non-NZ nationals are required to fill out an additional form and provide this along with their visa application. Please see link– http://www.hicomind.org.nz/hcinz/assets/applicationforms/addition-form-to-be-filled-by-non-nz-passport-holders.pdf
  • Due to huge volume of enquiries, it may not be possible for this High Commission to entertain queries on above which have been clearly and precisely stated. Your understanding on the matter is appreciated.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted and are liable to be returned.  In the interest of timely processing of visas, do ensure application is complete in all respects.
  • All foreign nationals visiting India are strictly advised not to carry / use Thuraya/ Irridium satellite phones in India.  The use of satellite phones is strictly illegal in Indian and any violation in this regard shall have serious consequences and the users are liable for prosecution under Indian laws.
  • For any other concerns related to your individual visa, please do drop an e-mail directly to visa.wellington@mea.gov.in we will respond asap.

IV. Important Notice to People of Indian Origin ( PIO )

            1)     Surrender of Indian Citizenship after acquiring citizenship of New Zealand -

Of late, many cases have been coming to the notice of this High Commission where the applicants have not surrendered their Indian Passports within three years of acquisition of New Zealand citizenship. In some cases, the applicants have gone even further and used the Indian passports for travel after acquisition of foreign nationality.

In this regard, attention of all PIOs in New Zealand, Samoa and Niue, who have acquired foreign nationality, is iited to the following relevant extracts of the Indian Passport Act 1967:

 

“The Indian Citizenship Act, 1955, does not allow dual citizenship. Holding Indian passport/acquiring Indian passport/travelling on Indian passport after acquisition of foreign citizenship constitutes an offence under the Indian Passport Act, 1967, and attracts penalties. The Government of India has prescribed imposition of penalty on a graded scale, depending on number of trips made on Indian passport after acquiring foreign nationality, for the violation of Passport Rules and retention of Indian Passport for more than 3 years after acquiring of foreign nationality.”

All PIOs who have been in violation of the Indian Passport Act are liable to GOI prescribed penalty in terms of the provisions of the Act. Kindly note that this High Commission has no authority or discretion to waive off such penalty, and that ignorance of rules cannot be accepted as a reason for waiving off the penalty.
In view of the above, all PIOs, who have been in violation of the Indian Passport Act, are advised to surrender their passports without further delay and deposit the penalty wherever it has become due to escape further penalty. The defaulters may contact the High Commission to know the actual penalty due in each case.
            2)    Visa application for minor / dependent children

Parents of minor children of Indian origin holding New Zealand nationality are henceforth required to submit a copy of their cancelled/ previously held Indian Passport with the visa application of the minor children as a proof of compliance of the Indian Passport Act to enable processing of the visa application.

            3) Entry visa                

 i)     In cases where parent/s are holding Indian Passports, their children can only apply for Entry Visa if they were born in New Zealand and hold New Zealand passport 

ii)     Either of the parents holding PIO or OCI cards, the Children (holding New Zealand) Passport must apply for Entry Visa

iii)    Persons of Indian Origin holding New Zealand Passport as well as their family members (Children) holding New Zealand Passport must apply for Entry Visa, in case they have their own residence or are visiting India for reasons other than tourism.

iv)    Indian origin New Zealand Passport holder having foreign spouse (of non-Indian origin) must apply for Entry Visa for either or both

v)     Foreign spouse of Indian national (Indian passport holder) must apply for Entry Visa

vi)    Persons of Indian Origin holding New Zealand Passport and family members (Children) also holding New Zealand Passport have the option to apply for Tourist Visa in case the visit is strictly limited to sightseeing, and also if they do not own a residence in India. 

Note: Entry Visa can be extended by the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer in India. Validity is at the discretion of the FRRO Officer. Foreigners visiting India on long term Entry (X) visa would not require registration with the concerned FRROs/FROs if the duration of his/her stay does not exceed 180 days on a single visit. In case of a foreigner intends to stay more than 180 days on a single visit he/she should get himself/herself registered well before the expiry of 180 days.

It is in the best interest of all foreigners of Indian origin to apply for Entry visa, which has a lot fewer restrictions vis-à-vis a tourist visa – among other things, tourist visas are non-extendable, non-convertible, has a cap on continuous stay and allow no other activities other than tourism/ sightseeing.

All PIOs may also consider applying for OCI Card, which, among many other benefits, facilitates easy and visa-free travel to India for life. This also takes care of your emergency travel needs to India and last minute difficulties in making travel related arrangements, besides ensuring economy of expenditure in the long run.

          4) OCI Card 

All PIOs may also consider applying for OCI Card, which, among many other benefits, facilitates easy and visa-free travel to India for life. This also takes care of your emergency travel needs to India and last minute difficulties in making travel related arrangements, besides ensuring economy of expenditure in the long run.  

Kindly note that all PIO card holders have to get their document converted to OCI Card latest by 30/06/2017.  This service is available Free of Cost until 30/06/2017. 

Kindly also read our section on OCI services for better understanding of the procedure to apply for OCI Card and its various benefits – 

http://www.hicomind.org.nz/hcinz/consular-services/oci-services/

V.    How to apply for a Visa?

For regular visa, you must apply to the High Commission for a visa at least 3 weeks before your intended date of travel to India.

Please read the checklist for information on the documents you are required to submit with your application.

1. Where and how to send the application?

Applicants must complete the online application form  using "Internet Explorer" or "Google Chrome" browser at: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html  After completing the application online with their photo uploaded and printing of the application form, the applicant must sign the application form on the front and back page [top right hand 1stpage right below the photograph section and declaration - bottom left side of the 2nd page] submit the printout of the online filled application form along with all required documentation (minimum requirement - passport + requisite fee by way of banker’s cheque + 2 passport sized photographs) to the High Commission for issue of Visa.

NOTE: 

  • Two photographs are required with the visa application.
  • Kindly upload your photograph which is mandatory. To upload photograph and photo resizing, Control + Click: PHOTOUPLOAD INSTRUCTIONS .
  • Online visa form is not compatible with "apple mac Safari" browser.
  • Do write your (visa applicant’s) name, your date of visa application and your application reference no. starting with NZLWV… at the back of your cheque

The applicant should use the courier service (with tracking facility) of their choice and are advised to keep the tracking numbers (for self-addressed return courier as well) with them. The High Commission of India does not and will not accept any responsibility in case the courier is lost/misplaced/damaged or delayed. Please DO NOT send the application via ordinary post. 

Application for grant of Visa should be submitted in person (between 0930 hrs and 1200 noon on any business day) or sent by courier (preferably with tracking facility) to the following address -

Visa Desk
The High Commission of India
Ranchhod Tower, Level-2, 102-112, Lambton Quay,
Wellington-6011 PO Box:4045
New Zealand
Email: visa.wellington@mea.gov.in

2. Timings - For visa application submission/ collection of visas

Application submission timing –         0930 hours to 1200 noon – Visa applications are received at the counter from 0930 hours to 1200 noon on all business days. (Holiday list)

Visa / passport collection timing –       1600 hours to 1700 hours

[We are open from 0900 hours to 1730 hours on all business days]

3. Acknowledgement

Please send a separate acknowledgement envelope, if you (the applicant) want acknowledgement of the receipt of the application. Or you may contact your courier service provider for the delivery of application in the high commission with the help of your courier tracking number.

4. Status Inquiry  

No queries on receipt or status of applications will be entertained before the time limit indicated for processing the application. Processing time of applications is calculated from the date of delivery of completed applications only at the High Commission of India.

Before making any status enquiry about the application, please make sure with the courier service provider whether the application has been delivered to our office. 

The status enquiries will only be entertained after the given processing time [visa.wellington@mea.gov.in]

Do provide full details of yours such as,

i)           Your full name as on your passport
ii)          Whether application presented in person or sent by courier
iii)         Exact date your application was received in this High Commission
iv)         Your passport number
v)         Visa application reference number starting with NZLWV…
vi)         Your date of travel
vii)         Your nationality.

 Only completed applications with your photo uploaded will be accepted for processing.
Incomplete applications will be returned. 

5. Emergencies

Emergencies by definition refer to unexpected urgent situation. Emergency applications must be supported by documentary evidence.

Holidays, business trips, confirmed bookings made before obtaining visa do not qualify as emergencies and will not be treated as such.

6. Jurisdiction

This High Commission has jurisdiction over New Zealand, Republic of Samoa and Niue.

The applicants who are physically present in the JURISDICTION can apply for visa at this high commission. The applicants, who are not present in the Jurisdiction of this High Commission, should contact the Indian Mission/Embassy/high Commission in their country of residence (Temporary Residence) (For e.g. A New Zealand Passport holder residing in Australia should apply for Visa in Australia). This high commission will not accept the application outside its Jurisdiction.

7. Approximate Processing Time

Most applications are processed within 15 working days.  However; it may take longer in certain cases. 

Kindly note that the Approximate Processing Time indicated is subject to completion of all formalities and is counted from the day completed and signed application form with photo uploaded, passport, requisite fee and supported documents are received. 

There is no time limit to issue visa of Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Sudan Nationals and foreigners of Pakistan origin and stateless persons.  

All applicants are advised to make their firm bookings/travel plans only after issue of visas.  Confirmed bookings will not be accepted as a ground for expediting visas.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US BEFORE THE INDICATED TIME FRAME.

 

VI.    Types of Visas

1. Tourist Visas 

Tourist visa is granted to foreigners, who do not have a residence or occupation in India and whose sole objective of visiting India is sight-seeing, recreation or meeting friends. No other activity is permitted on tourist visa. Foreigners are normally granted tourist visa up to a period of six months, though the continuous period of stay permissible on this visa is maximum 90 days at a time.  Validity of visa is effective from the date of issue. Tourist visas are non-extendable and non-convertible.

NOTE:

  • Kindly ensure that you send your visa application form completed and signed on page 1 and page 2 with photo uploaded; valid passport; requisite fee by way of banker’s cheque in favour of ‘High Commission of India, Wellington’ and 2 photographs.
  • Do write your name, date of visa application, and application reference no. starting with NZLWV0… at the back of the cheque.
  • All persons travelling to India on board a Cruise are advised to obtain "Tourist Visa" in advance. They should clearly write in bold on top of their application “Cruise Trip to India” and request for double/ triple or multiple entries depending on the no. of entries required to enter Indian port.
  • Foreigners of Indian origin (PIO) and their minor children are advised to apply for "ENTRY" visa in their own interest along with their cancelled Indian passport.
  • Spouse/ dependent children of Indian nationals/ OCI card holders cannot be granted tourist visas.
  • Foreigners of nationalities indicated at Para 1 above holding Tourist Visa, who wish to visit neighbouring country (ies) and then come back to India, may request for double or more entries.
  • For dependent children (below 18 years), parents must additionally sign the declaration jointly on page 2 of visa application form, and provide copy of their passport along with birth certificate of their child (ren) seeking visa. 

2. Entry Visas

 i)     In cases where parent/s are holding Indian Passports, their children can only apply for Entry Visa if they were born in New Zealand and hold New Zealand passport 

ii)     Either of the parents holding PIO or OCI cards, the Children (holding New Zealand) Passport must apply for Entry Visa

iii)    Persons of Indian Origin holding New Zealand Passport as well as their family members (Children) holding New Zealand Passport must apply for Entry Visa, in case they have their own residence or are visiting India for reasons other than tourism.

iv)    Indian origin New Zealand Passport holder having foreign spouse (of non-Indian origin) must apply for Entry Visa for either or both

v)     Foreign spouse of Indian national (Indian passport holder) must apply for Entry Visa

vi)    Persons of Indian Origin holding New Zealand Passport and family members (Children) also holding New Zealand Passport have the option to apply for Tourist Visa in case the visit is strictly limited to sightseeing, and also if they do not own a residence in India. 

Note: Entry Visa can be extended by the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer in India. Validity is at the discretion of the FRRO Officer. Foreigners visiting India on long term Entry (X) visa would not require registration with the concerned FRROs/FROs if the duration of his/her stay does not exceed 180 days on a single visit. In case of a foreigner intends to stay more than 180 days on a single visit he/she should get himself/herself registered well before the expiry of 180 days.

It is in the best interest of all foreigners of Indian origin to apply for Entry visa, which has a lot fewer restrictions vis-à-vis a tourist visa – among other things, tourist visas are non-extendable, non-convertible, has a cap on continuous stay and allow no other activities other than tourism/ sightseeing.

All PIOs may also consider applying for OCI Card, which, among many other benefits, facilitates easy and visa-free travel to India for life. This also takes care of your emergency travel needs to India and last minute difficulties in making travel related arrangements, besides ensuring economy of expenditure in the long run.

 

3. Transit Visas

Those transiting through India, may apply for Transit visas, which is valid for 15 days from the date of issue of the visa. Applicant is permitted to stay for only 72 hours in transit. Transit visa must be obtained before departure. Transit visas can’t be obtained from immigration counters at ports of entry in India. Evidence of confirmed onward travel to a destination outside India is required.

Note -

Passengers transferring to a connecting flight who do not intend to leave the airport or pass through the Immigration do not need a Transit Visa.

4. Business Visas

Business visa is granted to foreigners who intend to go to India for genuine business purposes. A letter each from the i) local employer and ii) the sponsoring company in India stating the purpose of visit, places and organizations to be visited and duration of visit and iii) additional business form is required to be submitted along with the visa application. Multiple entry business visas for one year or more can be granted to foreign businessmen who have set up industrial/business joint ventures in India on the basis of documentary evidence.

* Additional form to be filled by those applying for Business Visa for India ( click here to Download )

Note : Non New Zealand passport holders are also eligible to apply for Business visa if they have been permanently residing in New Zealand for more than two years.

5. Student Visas

It is normally issued for a duration of the course of study. The applicant should submit proof of admission to a recognized educational institution in India along with documents certifying recognition of the Educational institution in India by the GOI authorities concerned and proof of finances to meet the cost of education cost in India.

6. Employment Visas

Employment visa is issued to those who are taking up assignment /employment with companies registered in India. An authenticated copy of the Employment contract and proof of registration of the employing organisation are to be furnished. Employment visa is granted initially for a period of six months or for the duration of the employment contract. Further extension, if necessary, may be granted by the relevant Foreigners Regional Registration office (FRRO) in India.

Note :

  1. Non New Zealand passport holders can also apply for an employment visa if they have been permanently residing in New Zealand for more than two years.
  2. Those intending to go to India for volunteer work should also apply for Employment visa.

7. Conference Visas

Conference visa is granted for the duration of the conference to those who are going to India for attending an international conference/seminar etc. A copy each of the letter of invitation from the organiser and permission letter from the Government of India for holding of the conference are necessary for the purpose of conference visa. Letter from the local participant/ employer should also be submitted to establish credentials of the applicant.

8. Journalist Visas

Journalists and media persons travelling to India for work-related purposes need special clearance. Please contact the Visa Section of the High Commission of India (visa.wellington@mea.gov.in) for further information.

9. Medical visas

For medical visa, you need to attach medical documents, establishing the need for medical treatment in India along with the offer of treatment from a recognised medical institution in India. Proof of availability of sufficient funds for the duration of stay and the expenses for medical treatment in India should also be submitted.

Note : With effect from November, 2015, there is a complete ban on surrogacy procedures in India commissioned by foreigners / NRI couples.  No visa is, therefore, granted for this purpose.

10. Entry Visas for Sportsperson:

All Sportspersons going to India for participation in international sporting events are required to apply/ pay for entry visa. Visa will be issued for the duration of sporting event. Officials/coaches/trainers etc. accompanying the players /contingents will need to apply for Business visa. It may, however, be clearly noted that a copy of the clearance granted by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports of India for holding the International Event needs to be submitted with the Visa application to enable grant of Visa.

NOTE:

  • Kindly ensure that you send your visa application form completed and signed on page 1 and page 2 with photo uploaded; valid passport; requisite fee by way of banker’s cheque in favour of ‘High Commission of India, Wellington’ and 2 photographs.
  • Do write your name, date of visa application, and application reference no. starting with NZLWV0… at the back of the cheque.

11. If you wish to apply for any visa other than the above, such as for intern, research, mountaineering, films or Missionary, please send us an e-mail.

For anything further on visa, please feel free to e-mail the High Commission’s Visa Help desk visa.wellington@mea.gov.in  

VII.    Visa Fees:

1. Payment of Visa Fee

Fee can only be paid by Banker’s Cheque drawn in favour of “High Commission of India Wellington”.

Personal Cheques or Postal money orders or payment by Credit card are not accepted.

Cash fee is accepted at the counter if application is submitted in person at the High Commission of India office in Wellington. We do not accept online money transfer, credit card or debit card payment.

It may also be noted that fees once received will not be refunded under any circumstances, even if the application is withdrawn by the applicant or services are not provided to the individual as his/her case does not qualify for that particular service.

Note – Do remember to write your/ visa applicant’s name, date of your application and application reference no. starting with NZLWV0….. at the back of your cheque.

2. VISA Fee Chart

Approximate Processing Time:

  • New Zealand / Samoa / Niue Passport    : 15 Business Days
  • Other than NZ / Samoa / Niue Passport  : 15-20 Business Days
  • Pakistan,  PR China & Sri Lanka    : No Time Limit

NOTE: Duration of a particular visa will be decided by the chief visa officer / visa officer

DOWNLOAD VISA FEE STRUCTURE

NO VISA REQUIRED: Citizens of Bhutan & Nepal do not need a visa to enter India.

VIII.   Visa Checklist

 DOWNLOAD VISA CHECKLIST ( LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENS ) : CLICK HERE  TO DOWNLOAD VISA CHECKLIST

All application must be sent to the following address.

Visa Desk
High Commission of India
Ranchhod Tower,
Level-2, 102-112, Lambton Quay,
Wellington-6011 PO Box:4045
New Zealand
Ph: 04-4736390

Fee can only be paid by Banker Cheque drawn in favour of “High Commission of India, Wellington”.

* We do not accept personal cheques or postal cheques or payment by debit/ credit cards.

** Cash is accepted at the counter between 0930 and 1200 noon if application is submitted in person.

The applicant may use the courier service (with tracking facility) of their choice and are advised to keep the tracking numbers with them as High Commission of India will not take any responsibility in case the courier is lost/misplaced/damaged or delayed.

Do not send the application via ordinary post.

Before making any status enquiry about the application, please check with the courier service whether the application has been delivered to our office.

* EVERY VISA APPLICATION MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY VISA CHECKLIST : CLICK HERE  TO DOWNLOAD VISA CHECKLIST

Please Note:

  • i)          This list is not an exhaustive one. Just because you have complied with the guidelines, which are necessary to apply for visas, it does not mean that visa is guaranteed.
  • ii)         The High Commission of India reserves the right to ask for additional documents if required.

IX.     Transfer of Visa from old passport:

To apply for Transfer of visa, applicants are required to complete the online application form: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/info1.jsp After applying online, the applicant is requested to submit the printout of the online filled application form along with all required documentation to the High Commission for issue of Visa.

List of Required Documents:

  1. Duly completed and signed online application form with photo uploaded (vertically and not sideways) ( https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/info1.jsp )
  2. Fee of NZ$ 20.00 to be paid by Banker Cheque drawn in favour of “High Commission of India Wellington”.
  3. Original Passport ( old + new )
  4. Two Photographs
  5. Additional Form ( only to be completed by non-New Zealand National )
  6. Self-addressed courier bag for return of documents/ visa

Application to be Couriered to :

Visa Desk
High Commission of India
Ranchhod Tower,
Level-2, 102-112, Lambton Quay,

Wellington-6011 PO Box:4045
New Zealand

X.    e-Visa link -     e-Visa ( Electronic Visa )

 Website:

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/indianVisaReg.jsp

E-mail Address:

indiatvoa@gov.in

Contact Number:

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XI.    Use of Satellite phones is illegal in India

All foreign nationals visiting India are advised not to carry / use Thuraya/ Irridium satellite phones in India.  The use of these phones is strictly illegal in Indian and any violation in this regard shall have serious consequences and the users are liable for prosecution under Indian laws.

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