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Visas to India

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 trip:

Tourist visa

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 Finnish or Estonian citizens only. Other nationalities, kindly 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 145 €
Business visa 12 kk approx. 8 working days 164 €
Employment visa 6 kk approx. 8 working days 164 €
Employment visa 12 kk approx. 8 working days 240 €
Visa transfer to another passport   approx. 8 working days 55 €

Extra Services

Please note - the express turist and business visa can be applied only  by holders of Finnish or Estonian passports

Express Handling time Price
Express visa with either Finnish or Estonian passport approx. 4 working days 225 €

Necessary documents for the visa

The following documents for the visa process are necessary: passport, photograph and online application form or visa application submission service form (explained later)


Passport must be valid for at least 6 months since the day of entrance to India, and it must have at least two blank pages left. Passport must be in good condition, otherwise visa application may be rejected.

Photo (5 x 5 cm)

One coloured photo 5 X 5 cm, maximum 6 months old. The photo can be taken at our Vuorimiehenkatu office (10 €). Also, we can edit the normal size passport photo to 5 X 5 cm (15 €).

Note! In case the photograph looks a lot different in passport (which often happens with a child passport). Please get the new passport before applying any type of visa.

Application form

India visa application must be submitted to Indian consulate online. You can submit the application by yourself or let SoloVisa service fill and submit the online application on your behalf. Our service fee is 40 €.

To submit the online application by yourself: Klick application form and select "Regular Visa Application" (orange box). Send the completed visa application electronically to consulate. Print the form and add signatures on the first page under the photo and on the second page on the bottom.

To use our service: Fill, save and email us a visa application submission service form. Klick service form for further instructions.

Tourist visa

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 a work contract is needed.

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. 

Visa transfer

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.

Application forms

Online visa application form

Instuctions for the online visa application form

An example of a correctly filled out visa application form

Visa application submission service form