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Regent Visa Service LTD is not affiliated with any government or embassy.
Prices include the fees due to the relevant government visa office and additional and separate service charge.

India Journalist Standard visa for United Kingdom nationals.

  Entry Validity Service type Visa fee Handling fee Total
inc. VAT
  Single 1-3 months Standard [i] £71.44 £79.00 £166.24
Please note our handling fees exclude VAT & dispatching.
  Entry Info Total
inc. VAT
  Single [i] £166.24
Please note our handling fees exclude VAT & dispatching.
Please note there is a 3.5% fee on payments by AMEX, credit cards and PayPal.
REQUIREMENTS
Passport
  • Has to have at least 2 blank visa pages.
  • Needs to be valid for at least 6 months from date of lodging.
Previous nationalities:
  • If the applicant is of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, Somalia or Sri Lanka origin, the application will be referred to India, the High Commission of India in London will retain the passport until the approval from India is received, this may take up to 8 weeks.
  • Applicants whose previous nationality was Indian, have to had their passports surrendered to the High Commission of India, before submitting a visa application. They must their original Surrender Certificate and copy of the cancelled Indian passport OR if they have travelled to India before, please provide the previous Indian visa.
  • Anyone of Pakistan descent will have their application referred to India for approval. This can take from weeks to months to get a decision. The visa might be restricted.
Visa Application Form
  • Visa form completed online. Print and sign. View Form
  • You will find also find a link with this in our document pack.
Photographs
  • Supply two recent photos measuring 50mm x 50mm (2'' x 2'' ) in size, and excluding the white border. They must be on an off whitish background.
Print and sign the Letter of Authoristion.
  • You will find this in our document pack.
Proof of UK Residency:
  • Required for British dual nationals and only when applying with the non British passport. Supply a photo copy of the bio photo page from the British passport as proof of UK residency. No further documentary proof is required.
  • Applicants that cannot provide these bills, must fill out a non resident form and will be referred between 10-15 working days and will be subjected to an additional £10 Embassy fee.
  • If you do not have a visa for an Indefinite stay visa, then you must supply your current UK visa (if applicable) and copies of two identical utility bills (i.e.both gas bills). One must be the most recent, and the other must be dated between 24-30 months old.
  • A photocopy of the UK residence visa is acceptable if it is in the old passport. Also include a photo copy of the bio photo page from the passport it relates to.
  • If the UK residence visa is in the form of a card or paper document, then supply only a photo copy of both sides of it. Also include a photo copy of the bio photo page from the passport it relates to.
  • An Indefinite leave to remain visa for the UK
Original UK company letter
  • If the employer is outside of the UK, then the letter must state that there is no UK company and that the applicant is the sole representative.
  • Applicants full name.
  • Passport number and Nationality.
  • Purpose of the purpose of travel and detailed programme and the places to be visited for journalism purposes.
  • The employer is financially responsible for the trip.
  • State the length of visa and amount of entries needed.
  • It must be fully addressed to the Indian Embassy in London.
  • It must include the following points:
  • Passport Start date.
  • Passport Expiry date
  • The letter must be dated.
Members of the media who are planning to travel to India to film a documentary must contact the High Commission for forms and information on obtaining the appropriate permit.
Authorization form. Complete by hand. This is available in our downloadable pack.
Declaration form. Complete by hand. This is available in our downloadable pack.
Any dual national of Pakistani origin who holds a Pakistani passport, must apply with their Pakistani passport.
Regent Visas Order Form:
  • You will find this in our document pack.
Complete Journalist undertaking form. You will find one in our downlo
Important notes:
  • If using the Regent Visa Service for obtaining your visa, then you need to choose 'UK-London' as the India Mission place of lodging on the application form.
  • If the applicant was born abroad, then officially the visa application must be made with passport from that country. However, if a letter from the applicant is supplied stating that the applicant has never had any other nationality other than British, then the British passport can be applied on. Please see 'Proof of Residency' further down for additional information. This rule does not apply to Pakistani dual nationals.
  • You must enter and exit within the validity dates stated on the visa.
  • Kindly note on the standard service, the day of lodging will be on the appointment date chosen when the visa form was completed.
  • Kindly note the Embassy may charge an additional compulsory SMS fee of £1.44
  • The handling fee includes filling in/ checking your visa form.
  • Kindly note the visa form is available for only a limited time on the Embassy site. It remains on their site for approximately 2 weeks and then falls off. Therefore applications should be made to the Visa Centre as soon as possible.
  • Regent Visas offer an Indian visa form filling and appointment making service. You can add this to your order by clicking on the ’Other Services’ tab on our home page, and then choosing ‘Other’ from the drop down menu.
  • The India visa centre operates an appointment system, pre-booked online. It can take up to one week to get an appointment to lodge on the standard service. For an extra fee of £14.88 (on top of the Visa fees displayed on our site) the Indian visa centre allows applications to be lodged the next working day without the need for an appointment. Regent visas can still lodge your application even if an appointment has not been made. However, our product called ‘Indian No Appointment surcharge’ will be added to your order. This incurs an additional £49 plus vat per passport.
The Applicant must make an appointment at the Indian visa centre to get a finger print and facial scan.
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Should you choose not to apply online, please be aware that there is an additional charge of £5.00 (incl. VAT).

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