Visas to india
When you travel to India, you will need a visa.
Type of the visa
The type of the visa depends on the purpose of the travel.
Tourist visa is multiple and it is issued for 6 months.
Business-visa is issued for multiple business trips for one year.
Employment-visa is issued for half a year or for a year, and it gives the right to stay longer periods in India and work there for Indian employer.
NOTE that the prices and handling times are for the owners of Finnish or Estonian passports only. Other nationalities, please check the availability, price and handling time from our office.
|Visa type||Visa validity||Handling time||Price|
|Tourist visa||6 kk||approx. 8 working days||100 €|
|Business visa||12 kk||approx. 8 working days||191 €|
|Employment visa||6 kk||approx. 8 working days||144 €|
|Employment visa||12 kk||approx. 8 working days||191 €|
|Visa transfer to another passport||approx. 8 working days||55 €|
Please note - the express visa can be applied only by holders of Finnish or Estonian passports
|Express visa with either Finnish or Estonian passport||approx. 4 working days||80 €|
Necessary documents for the visa
The following documents for the visa process are necessary: passport, photograph and application form.
Passport has to be valid at least for six months with an empty page for a visa. Passport has to be in a good shape.
Photo (5 x 5 cm)
The only acceptable photo size is 50 x 50mm and must be in coloured (a recent photo). The official passport photographs can take at the Russian tour's office in Vuorimihenkatu for a separate fee (10 euros for 8 photpgraphs).
Note! In case of the photographs is very different from the passport which is always happend with a children's passport. Please get the new passport before applying any type of visa.
Fill the application form carefully online, print and sign it (signature must be in both pages of the application form).
Note! Please recheck every questions must be filled in and give the details that the embassy is needed, especially for a question "H" which is refered to a main address in India. If you forgot to fill in some informations from the online application form. When you print it out please fill in by hand writting.
For tourist visa travel insurance certificate is not needed anymore.
Business and Employment visa
For the business visa an invitation letter from Indian company is needed. The invitation letter can be scanned. Another letter (support letter from employer) is needed from the Finnish company. There must be a mention, that all the expenses of the travel are paid by employer. Both letters must be written in English and there must be clear mention of the type of visa and he period of which visa is applied, e.g. one-year business visa with multiple entries. If only one business trip is mentioned, the visa will be granted for the duration of that trip only.
For the employment visa an invitation letter from the Indian employer, and also a work contract. Work contract should be form "expatriate assignment contract".
Foreigners (except Estonians) applying for business visa have to provide certificate from the Local registration office (Maistraatti) that they have been living in Finland as minimum for 2 years. If the home country of foreign applicant is outside the EU, the residence permit in Finland also must be provided.
Valid visa can be moved from the old passport to the new passport. You will have to fill the application form and choose "visa transfer". Print the application form, sign it in both pages, attach a photo and the both passports.
Visa terms and conditions
Russian Tours Ltd is not responsible for any price changes made by the Indian consulate or Ministry of the Interior of India, nor for the costs occurred by changes in the visa process or regulations. All prices are presented without liability.