Visa Services

VISA TYPES

Entry Visa

  • Overview
  • Visa Fees
  • Documents Required
  • Photo Specifications
  • Processing Time
  • Download Forms
  • Overview

    This visa allows you to travel to India for a longer period. Due to this fact, Entry visas are restricted to applicants with the following cases:

    • A person of Indian origin
    • Spouse and children of a person of Indian nationality or origin
    • Dependents of a person holding an Employment, Business or Research visa. Note that dependents of a person holding an Employment Visa must select Employment Visa Dependent on the application form (documents required are as per the Entry Visa checklist)
    • Applicants wishing to settle down in Auroville
    • Applicants wishing to join an ashram or follow a course in yoga, meditation or Vedic culture
    • Applicants travelling to India for acclaimed mountaineering expeditions
    • Applicants owning a property wishing to reside in India

    THE FOLLOWING PERSONS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY VISAS:

    • Applicants applying on dependent or spouse basis must be married. Civil partnership is not recognised by the Indian Government and hence such applicants must apply for a Tourist visa .

    Generally, the Embassy of India issues a visa valid for the duration of the planned visit (6 months, 1 year or more) with multiple entries. The Embassy of India, The Hague reserves the right to grant the visa for a shorter duration than that requested. In such cases no refund of fees paid would be made.

    This visa can be extended in India at the FRO (Foreigner's Registration Office in Delhi) or the FRRO (Foreigner's Regional Registration Office). The Entry Visa permits unlimited stay during the validity of the visa but any stay exceeding 6 months requires a registration at the FRO/FRRO within the 14 days of your arrival in India.

    Please note: the validity of a visa begins on the day it is issued by the Embassy of India and not on the date of departure.

  • Visa Fees

    Your payment allows you to deposit an application. The latter can be accepted, refused or modified by the Embassy of India in its full right. Once fees have been paid, they cannot be refunded, even in a case of an application refusal or cancellation.

    Modes of payment

    • Credit Card or Debit Card (American Express is not accepted)
    • Cash

    Fees Chart

    The price of your application is made up of fixed service charges and variable consular charges. Please consult the fees chart below in order to calculate the total amount to pay.

    Print Fees Brochure Visa Services

    Indicative Fees:

    CATEGORY SERVICE FEES APPLICABLE INCLUDING MISSION FEE, SERVICE FEE, COURIER, VAT(21%)
    Visa Visa upto 1 year to 4 years Details
    Dutch National - 6month Entry Visa 118.25
    Dutch National - 12month Entry Visa 151.25
    Dutch National - 12month Business Visa 151.25
    Dutch National - 6month Employment Visa 151.25
    Dutch National - 12 month Employment Visa 218.25

    Accepted payment modes: Bank Transfer

    Bank Transfer to the following account:

    The bank account holder name VF Services (UK) Ltd

    Bank account number: NL16INGB0007372993

    BIC: INGBNL2AXXX

    Please ensure to mention your surname + date of birth+service applied when making the transfer and don’t forget to attach the proof of payment along with your application.

    Important: Payments by cash/cheque are not accepted by post.

  • Documents Required

    Kindly print the check list which corresponds with the visa category you wish to apply for and attach it with your application. It must be filled in and signed. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

    Print Entry Visa Checklist
  • Photo Specifications

    Photographs should be in colour and strictly as per the specifications below.

    • Un-mounted - 2 inch x 2 inch in size.
    • Face should cover about 70 to 80% of the photo area.
    • Frame Subject with Full Face, Front view, Eyes open
    • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance.
    • The photographs must be clear, well defined and taken against a plain white background.
    • Appropriate brightness and contrast showing your skin tones naturally
    • Even lighting (no shadows across or behind the face)
    • Face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling and with your mouth closed.
    • If you must wear a head covering for religious reasons, make sure your full facial features are not obscured.
    • Non-tinted prescription glasses are allowed as long as your eyes are clearly visible. Make sure that the frame does not cover any part of your eyes. Sunglasses are not acceptable.
    • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
    • Photograph for Child/babies - The photograph should show the baby or child awake, looking straight at the camera with mouth closed and nothing covering the mouth. It should also show both edges of the face clearly (no toys, blankets, chair backs or other people visible) and no hair across the eyes.

    Please Note:

    A photo service is available in all of our centres.

  • Processing Time

    The Embassy of India and VF Services Netherlands Limited cannot, in any circumstances, be held responsible for any applications which are not completed in time for your intended date of departure. Kindly note that obtaining a visa is not automatic; your application may be accepted, modified or refused by the Embassy of India in its full right.

    Applications processed individually

    Each application is processed individually by the Embassy of India: as a result processing times may vary between applications that appear to be similar.

    Minimum processing times

    The company VF Services Netherlands Limited has no influence over the processing times of a visa application: these depend essentially on the Embassy of India. We are therefore not in a position to guarantee maximum processing times. We are only able to communicate minimum processing times, provided for information purposes only.

    Mode of Submission Minimum Processing Time
    Walk-in appointment Minimum 3 – 5 working days but may take longer
    Postal application Minimum 5 working days but may take longer

    The Embassy of India reserves the right to withhold any application submitted for an in-depth examination.

  • Download Forms

    Application Form

    All applicants are required to complete the online application form and submit the same at the preferred India visa application centre. Please click here to complete your application form online.

    Declaration form (Mandatory for all applicants)

    Additional Forms -

    Consent form for minors
    Declaration form for second passport)

    Telex Form