India travel advice

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Transfer of Visa

Transfer of Visa could be done from the old passport to the new passport for any visa issued by the High Commission of India /Consulate General of India.

It is necessary to submit the new passport and old passport which holds the valid Indian Visa.

There should be a minimum validity of at least one month (30 days); on the day you submit your application.

Please note the validity of the visa is effective from the date of issue.

To apply for Indian Visa please click below on Pay Now, follow instructions, make payment and system will automatically re-direct you to printing of the Authorisation Letter and Declaration Form. Click Next Step to go to the Regular Visa tab and fill in the Online Visa Application Form.

Click for Visa Fees

Payment by Credit/Debit card, PayPal, Bank transfer and cheques accepted.



Government of India has increased visa prices with effect from 1st Feb 2017, listed below are the new prices :

Visa Type

Valid For

Processing Time



Standard Service up to 8/10 working days - Fast Track Express Service - 3/4 working days

Transfer Existing Visa


Standard Service


Transfer Existing Visa


Express Service


If you need our express service please call us on 0845 500 2426 or Landline No. 01293 520 960 before sending Passport.

Transfer of Visa Requirements

Please Note-Apply for three months or more duration of visa, the validity of the visa begins from the date it is issued and not from the date of your departure. As visas are valid from the date of issue and not the date of travel, it is applicant's responsibility to ensure that the visa they have been granted is valid for the duration of their stay in India.

  • Existing visa should be valid for more than three months on the day that you apply for the transfer of your visa
  • Visa can only be transferred from the Indian High Commission that it was issued from.
  • Click on Online Visa Application Form for Regular Visa (For E Tourist Visa - eTV Click Here)
  • Please choose Indian Mission as UK LONDON.
  • Please enter full names on visa application form as showing on your passport.
  • Please enter full names of Parents, Spouse wherever Applicable
  • Please choose the print option once form is completed. "
  • Two, 50mm by 50mm size photographs ( Larger than passport size, PHOTOS must be taken from photo machine or professional photographer)
  • The form requires 2 signatures, once on the first page on top right hand corner and once on the 2nd page
  • Payment by Credit/Debit card, PayPal, Bank transfer and Cheques accepted.
    Applicants whose previous nationality was Indian before acquiring foreign nationality.
    Copy of Surrender Certificate and Copy of the Cancelled Indian Passport (Self-Attested)

India Visa
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Return of your passport:
Your passport and any documents sent to us will be returned to you via the prepaid Registered Special Delivery envelope that you send us.

Courier Service Available
If you require your documents picked up and dropped off. Please call 0845 500 2426 or Landline No. 01293 520 960

Our visa charges include the fee payable to the Government of India, our handling & administration charges.  

Please note all visas are granted solely at the discretion of the High Commission of India and its Consulates.

Please note: Include a self addressed prepaid Royal Mail Special Delivery Envelope for return of your passport securely.