The Embassy of India in Chile is happy to announce the launching of online visa application system with effect from Monday, May 6, 2013. For any type of Indian visa, beginning May 6, 2013, applicants are required to apply online by accessing the link given below for the designated website: www.indianvisaonline.gov.in.
After filling-in and completing a visa application online with a good quality passport size photograph, a print-out may be taken in PDF format and submitted to the Consular Section of the Embassy, located at Alcantara 971, Las Condes, along with the passport, requisite supporting documents and fees. Details of documentary requirements for various types of visa have been posted on the consular section of the Embassy’s website: www.embajadaindia.cl
|Submission of Visa application/document||09-30 AM to 12-00 PM|
|Collection of Visa/document||04-00 PM to 05-00 PM|
|Visa enquiry over telephone||04-00 PM to 05-00 PM|
Visa applications will henceforth be made only online. The earlier system of accepting application forms made in the previous format has now been discontinued. For further details and clarification please contact Mr. Rajiv Bodwade, Second Secretary/Consul at e-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 22635817 & 22284141.
Applicants are also advised that the recommended internet browser options to ensure the proper loading of the above mentioned websites are the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
Visa applicants may kindly note that application for all consular services should be submitted with the embassy in the same month in which the fees have been deposited in the embassy bank account. Applicants applying by mail should ensure that their applications reach the embassy four working days before the month end in which the fees has been deposited. No service will be rendered for fees deposited in previous months and no requests for refunds will be entertained.
MISSION´S BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER FOR VISA FEE IS
10278-4 BANCO SANTANDER
The fees should be deposited in cash only in embassy bank account and the name of the applicant should be written in the deposit receipt which should be enclosed in original with the application.
For further information on visa and consular fee schedule kindly look under the link for Fees Schdeule in the Consular Section of the webpage.
Information 1: All consular fees are subject to change without prior notice. The current fee at time of applying will be charged.
Information 2: It may please be noted that the Fees, once paid, will not be refunded, even if the application is withdrawn or service is denied / not rendered.
Information 3: FOREIGNERS VISITING INDIA ARE ADVISED NOT TO CARRY THURAYA SATPHONES AND OTHER SUCHSATELLITE PHONES WITH THEM. USING SUCH SATELLITE PHONES IN INDIA IS PROHIBITED / ILLEGAL.
Foreign Nationals desirous of going to India are required to possess valid passport of their country and a valid Indian Visa.
There is no provision of 'Visa on Arrival' in India and no fee is charged for immigration facilities at the airports. Foreign passengers should ensure that they are in possession of valid Indian Visa before they start their journey to India except nationals of Nepal and Bhutan who do not require visa to enter India and nationals of Maldives who do not require visa for entry into India for a period up to 90 days (a separate Visa regime exists for diplomatic/official passport holders).
Immigration check is done for all passengers, Indians or foreigners, both at the time of arrival and departure. The passports are duly stamped at arrival as well as departure. Passengers should be careful to see that their passports are duly stamped before leaving the immigration counter.
All passengers, Foreigners as well as Indians, coming to India or departing from India are required to fill-up D (Disembarkation) Card and E (Embarkation) Cards on arrival and departure respectively. The following information is required to be provided by the passengers in these cards:-
1. Name and Sex
2. Date of birth, Place of Birth, Nationality
3. Passport details viz. number, place and dates of issue/expiry.
4. Visa details viz. number, place and dates of issue/expiry (for arriving foreigners only)
5. Addresses and Place of Stay in India
6. Flight number and date of arrival/departure
8. Purpose of visit to/from India
Requirements for Visa Application
- Application form for visa duly filled in and signed. Special forms have to be filled by citizens of Pakistan (4 copies with 5 photos) and Bangladesh (2 copies with 3 photos).
- Passport in original, valid for a minimum period of one year, should accompany visa application.
- One photo pasted firmly on the form and one attached
- Copy of the air ticket.
Normally the Chilean passports are delivered the next 3 working day. Applicants who do NOT have Chilean Passport must bring copy of their Chilean Permanent Visa or Copy of their Chilean Identity Card for issue of visa. For non-Chilean applicants who live in Chile, a reference is to be made, and the processing may take up to 5-10 working days and also depends on the status of report received from native country of the applicant.
Visas will be valid from the date of issue and for the period requested by the applicant. It is the responsibility of the applicant to apply for the visa on time and for the period required, since once the visa is issued it can not be changed to any other type of visa. Parents can sign the visa application form in case children are minors.
For Chinese, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan Nationals, who are not permanent residents of Chile, must apply for visa in their country of domicile. The clearance for a Pakistani Nationals may take minimum three months to be approved. The clearance for a Chinese National may take from one to three months to be approved. The clearance for Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan Nationals (including Sri Lankan origin people) may take around two weeks to be approved.
TYPES OF VISAS
Tourist visas valid for six-month are available. A person desirous of visiting India frequently but not intending to stay for more than 90 days at a time is advised to apply for this type of visa. Please note that it is not possible to extend the stay in India beyond 90 days if visiting India on this visa.
Valid for six months to one-year stay with multiple entries for legitimate purposes only. Five-year long-term stay visas are available only for Chilean citizens of Indian origin. The five-year entry visa allows the holder to stay in India for up to 5 years after they have registered themselves with the authorities in India. This visa is advisable for people who intend to live in India on a long-term basis and for more than six months at a time.
Valid for one year with multiple entries. A letter from Sponsoring Organization indicating the nature of applicant's business, probable duration of stay, places and organizations to be visited incorporating therein a guarantee to meet maintenance expenses, etc. must accompany the application. A business letter from India or Chile is necessary.
Depending upon the duration of the course, multiple entry student visas for bonafide students to pursue regular studies at recognized institution in India are available. Visa is valid for up to five years or the duration of the course, whichever is less. A letter confirming admission from the institution along with evidence of financial arrangements for stay in India should accompany the application. In case of admission in medical or para-medical courses in India, a letter of approval or No Objection Certificate from Ministry of Health, Government of India, New Delhi, is mandatory. Likewise for admission in graduate or post-graduate courses in Engineering or Technical Institutions in India, a letter of approval or a No Objection from Ministry of Human Resources Development (Dept. of Education), Government of India, New Delhi, should be submitted. For research purposes detailed synopsis of the research project, countersigned by the sponsoring institution in India should be submitted. Processing of applications for research may take about three months.
Valid for 15 days with single/double entry for stop over in India while travelling to a third country is available. Confirmed onward tickets must accompany the application.
Valid for single entry and duration as permitted by the Government of India. A letter in triplicate, from sponsoring organization indicating intended destination in India, probable length of stay, and nature of duties to be discharged should be submitted along with guarantee for applicant's maintenance while in India. Processing of applications for missionaries may take up to three months.
Journalist visas are given to professional journalists and photographers for three months stay, with single entry, in India. Journalists going for tourism only are also given Journalist Visa.
Employment visas are initially issued for one-year stay. The following documents should be enclosed with the application:
- Copy of the contract with the employer.
- Copy of the registration of the Company.
- Undertaking on the following lines from the employer.
We take full responsibility for the activities and conduct of Mr/Mrs ______________,national of ______________ during his/her stay in India. If anything adverse comes to notice during this period, we undertake to repatriate him/her on our cost.
Seal: (Signature of competent authority)
Kindly note that Employment Visa is given only for jobs that require very high level of skills and expertise. This can be extended by Foreigners Regional Registration Office in India, if the job contract continues. Spouses and children are granted co-terminus entry visas on request.
Conference Visa is granted on a case by case basis, with ad hoc validity. Letter of invitation from the organizer of the conference and approvals of Indian authorities are to be submitted along with the visa application.
TRANSIT VISA (TR):
For the sole purpose of enabling the holder to travel through India, valid for direct transit for a maximum period of 3 days; ordinarily valid for single/double journey and for entry within 15 days of the date of issue. Confirmed airline ticket for onward journey and valid visa for final destination are required.
ENTRY VISA (X):
Applicable for people of Indian origin or persons married to Indian nationals, with validity from 1-5 years, with multiple entries. It is extendable in India. Entry visa is also issued for learning Yoga/Vedic culture in recognised institutions. All Indian origin people should apply for this visa when going to visit their relatives and friends in India along with tourism.
TRANSFER OF VISAS:
To transfer visas issued from an expired passport to the new passport, application form duly filled in along with one photo and the required fees. It is possible to travel with expired old passport with valid Indian visa and valid new passport issued subsequent to issue of visa.
Besides the above-mentioned categories, visas are also available for learning Yoga, Music and Dance in India from the institutions approved by the Government of India.
VISIT TO RESTRICTED OR PROTECTED AREAS:
For visit to Restricted or Protected Areas, a request in the form of a letter should accompany the application. Entry of foreigners to such areas is limited to certain tourist locations only. Persons desiring to visit restricted areas require permission for the same from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi. Further information on the restricted area permit is at http://mha.nic.in/foreigDiv/pdfs/FAQs-onPAPandRAP.pdf.
Contact points for visitors in India
In case of any mishap/accident the visitors may kindly contact their respective Embassies in New Delhi. Chilean nationals may kindly contact Embassy of Chile at the following address:
Embassy of Chile in New Delhi
|Address:||A-16/1 Vasant Vihar New Delhi,110057|
Visitors may also contact Foreigners Regional Registration Officers (FRRO) in the following cities:
- Delhi: FRRO, Level -II, East Block VIII, R.K. Puram Sector -I, New Delhi
- Mumbai: FRRO, Annexe-II, Commissioner of Police, Craw Ford Market, Mumbai- 400001
- Kolkata: FRRO, 237, Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata-700020
- Amritsar: Additional Deputy Director, Bureau of Immigration, B/123, Ranjeet Avenue, Amristar
- Chennai: Chief Immigration Officer, Bureau of Immigration, Shastri Bhavan Annexe, No. 26, Haddows Road, Chennai-600006.
Visitors not residing in the above cities may kindly contact:
Joint Secretary (Foreigners), Ministry of Home Affairs, 1st Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi-110003/ Deputy Commissioner of Police in the concerned localities, in case contact cannot be made with these FRROs. For further details regarding the FRROs, procedures, forms etc., please visit the website of Bureau of Immigration of the Government of India.