A blog article about how a person may get an Indian visa based on nationality. An overview of the process for Belgian citizens and Austrian citizens alike, how long it takes to acquire the visa, and the different types of visas that are available for people who do not fall under any one country’s visa classification.
What is an Indian Visa?
Belgian citizens can apply for an Indian visa through the Belgian embassy in New Delhi. Austrian citizens can apply for an Indian visa through the Austrian embassy in New Delhi. Indian Visa for Belgian Citizens
Both Belgian and Austrian citizens must have a valid passport, a return ticket, and sufficient funds to cover their stay in India. Belgian and Austrian citizens must also have a visa application form complete with all required documents. The application fee is €60.
How to Apply for an Indian Visa?
Belgian citizens can apply for an Indian visa through the Belgian embassy or consulate in their respective country. Austrian citizens can apply for an Indian visa through the Austrian embassy or consulate in their respective country. The application process is the same for both Belgian and Austrian citizens, but there are a few key differences that should be noted. For Belgian citizens, the application deadline is January 31st of each year. For Austrian citizens, the application deadline is May 31st of each year. Both Belgium and Austria require applicants to submit a passport-style photograph, two passport size photographs, proof of residence in India for at least six months prior to applying, and a copy of your visa application form. Additionally, both Belgium and Austria charge a processing fee of €60 per person. Once all required documentation has been submitted, applicants will receive a decision notification from the respective embassy or consulate confirming whether they have been approved for an Indian visa or not.
Types of Indian Visas
There are a few different types of Indian visas that are available to Belgian and Austrian citizens. The most common type of Indian visa is the B-1/B-2 visa, which is for business or tourism purposes. Other types of Indian visas include the M-1 visa, which is for tourists visiting family members in India, and the J-1 visa, which is for researchers coming to India to conduct scholarly research. Indian Visa for Austrian Citizens
Pros and Cons of applying for an Indian Visa
Belgian citizens can apply for an Indian visa online or at a Belgian embassy or consulate. Austrian citizens can apply for an Indian visa online at the Indian embassy in Vienna. Applications must include a passport-style photograph, a copy of the passport, and the application fee. The Indian visa may be valid for up to six months and can be used to visit India for tourism or business purposes. However, visitors may not stay more than 90 days in any 180-day period.
If you are a Belgian citizen and would like to visit India, you will need to apply for an Indian visa. If you are an Austrian citizen and would like to visit India, you will need to apply for an Indian visa through the Belgium Embassy in Vienna.