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The High Commissioner
How to apply for Visa?
Unless you are eligible for a tourist visa on arrival, you must apply to the High Commission for a visa before your 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?
To apply for a visa, applicants are required to complete the online application form: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/indianVisaReg.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.
The applicant should use the courier service (with tracking facility) of their choice and are advised to keep the tracking numbers (for return courier as well) with them. The High Commission of India will not accept any responsibility in case the courier is lost/misplaced/damaged or delayed. DO NOT send the application via ordinary post. All applications for Visa services should be sent by courier to the following address or submitted in person.
High Commission of India
180 Molesworth Street
Po Box 4045
Applications for all passport/consular services are received at the counter from 0930 hours to 1300 hours on all working days. (Holiday list)
Please send a separate acknowledgement envelope, if you (the applicant) want acknowledgement of the receipt of the application. Or you may check with your courier tracking number.
4. Status Inquiry
No telephonic/fax/e-mail queries regarding 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.
Before making any status enquiry about the application please check with the courier service whether the application has been delivered to our office. The status enquiries will only be entertained after the given processing time. Only the completed applications will be accepted for processing. Incomplete applications will be returned.
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.
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. Processing Time
Most of the applications are processed within 15-20 working days however; it may take longer in certain cases. The Processing time indicated is subject to completion of all formalities.
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. Please do not make firm booking prior to obtaining visa.
All applicants are advised to make their firm bookings/travel plans only after issue of visas as confirmed bookings will not be accepted as a ground for expediting visas.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US BEFORE GIVEN TIME FRAME