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Visa Information

 

Visa Information

 

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

 

IMPORTANT TIMINGS

 

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

 

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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: cons.santiago@mea.gov.in 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.

 

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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.

 

VISA FEES

 

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.

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VISA INSTRUCTIONS

 

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

7.   Occupation

8.   Purpose of visit to/from India

 

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Requirements for Visa Application

 

 

  1. 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).
  2. Passport in original, valid for a minimum period of one year, should accompany visa application.
  3. One photo pasted firmly on the form and one attached
  4. 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.

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TYPES OF VISAS

 

 

TOURIST VISA:

 

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.

 

ENTRY 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.

 

 BUSINESS VISA:

 

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.

 

STUDENT VISA:

 

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.

 

TRANSIT VISA:

 

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.

 

MISSIONARIES:

 

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 VISA:

 

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 VISA:

 

Employment visas are initially issued for one-year stay. The following documents should be enclosed with the application:

 

  1. Copy of the contract with the employer.
  2. Copy of the registration of the Company.
  3. Undertaking on the following lines from the employer.

 

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UNDERTAKING

 

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.

 

Date:

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:

 

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.

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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.

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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
   Phone:      +91-11-4310-0400
   Fax:         +91-11-4310-0431
   Email:  embchile@airtelmail.in
   Website URL:   http://chileabroad.gov.cl/india/en/

 

 

Visitors may also contact Foreigners Regional Registration Officers (FRRO) in the following cities:

 

 

  1. Delhi: FRRO, Level -II, East Block VIII, R.K. Puram Sector -I, New Delhi
  2. Mumbai: FRRO, Annexe-II, Commissioner of Police, Craw Ford Market, Mumbai- 400001
  3. Kolkata: FRRO, 237, Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata-700020
  4. Amritsar: Additional Deputy Director, Bureau of Immigration, B/123, Ranjeet Avenue, Amristar
  5. 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.

 

 

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