Confirmation letter from Airlines or Travel Agency that the passenger is holding return tickets or confirmed booking out of India to next destination.
Business introduction letter from the firm in Switzerland, which is sending the person to India giving the following details:
Designation/Status of the applicant in the firm.
Nature of Business in India.
Name and address of the receiving company in India along with names of responsible persons in the Indian Company.
In case the applicant is visiting offices of Central/State Governments, details of the same.
Letter of invitation from receiving company in India.
Holders of Business Visa are not authorised to take up employment in India.
Letter from the management of the College / Institution / University / Ashram recognised by the Government of India intimating that the applicant has been admitted in their institution for a specific course, indicating duration of the course. Application for Student visas should be accompanied by evidence of financial support available for completing studies in India. The applicants are advised to contact the Consulate General before applying for visa and paying the visa fees.
Applicants for Conference Visa are required to provide the following documents :
Invitation Letter from the Organizer.
Event Clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Administrative approval of the Nodal Ministry.
Political Clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs.
Clearance from the State Government / UT concerned.
In case of certain nationals clearance is required to be obtained from the concerned authorities before issuance of Conference Visas, which could take time.
Conference Visa Applicants are therefore required to submit their applications at least two months prior to their departure.
Application for visas for studying Yoga, Music, Dance, Religion, Culture, etc. should be accompanied by letter of admission from a Government of India recognised institution.
Certain visas may need approval from Government of India and such cases will take about 3 months or more, depending on procedures. Research, Student, Journalist and Conference visas are some that fall in this category. Appropriate documents in proof of research / studies / journalism / participation in conference etc. are required to be submitted with the application. Applicants are requested to make payment for visas only after checking with the Consulate General in the above mentioned cases.
CHANGE OF PURPOSE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
Vaccination against Yellow fever is necessary, if, on the way to India, the visitor travels through any Yellow fever infected area.
If you need any further information / clarification, please contact the Consulate General of India, Geneva.
NOTE: The above instructions are for regular passport holders only. Holders of Travel Document / Identity Certificate, etc. should contact the Consulate General for guidance.