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All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission. The Indian visa is issued under Government of India’s Foreigners Act. All Individual visa seekers are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through online application link http://www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/. (From July 16, 2012 hand written visa application forms are not accepted by the High Commission of India for issuance of visa.) 

For online visa application guidance please click here. Carrying Satellite Phones by foreigners into India is banned.

Warning about fake Visa Website.

It has come to the notice of the High Commission that various websites which are not authorized by the Government of India have been soliciting visa seekers to apply for Indian visa through their online portal against a service fee.

Please note that the ONLY authorized online visa application form is this weblink: - http://www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/

While applying for visa, please note that no fee is charged for filling the form or taking print-outs, visa seekers will have to pay necessary visa fee and service charge to only the authorized Outsource Service Providers (OSP) while submitting the print-out of the online visa form at the OSP’s offices, in case of Malaysia, the authorized OSP for Indian visa are the following:

1. Indian Visa Application Centre, G-01, Straits Trading Building, No. 2, Lebuh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-26922692, Fax: 03-26982692, Website: www.indiavisa.com.my , Email: kl@indiavisa.com.my

2. Indian Visa Application Centre, No. 105, Lebuh Chulia, 10200 Penang, Tel: 04-2505000.

3. Indian Visa Application Centre, Unit M-03, Mezz Floor (Ground Floor) Menara Tjb, No 9, Jalan Syed Mohd Mufti, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor. Tel: 07-2213305, Fax: 07-2200395, H/P: 012-3762535, E-mail: jb@indiavisa.com.my

4. Indian Visa Application Centre, No.120, Jalan Sultan Yussuf, 30000, Ipoh, Perak. Tel: 05 2554009.

5. Indian Visa Application Centre, No.2B, Jalan Temenggong, 75000 Melaka. Tel: 016 444 6467.

6. Indian Visa Application Centre, Suite No. 10, Second Floor, Lucky Plaza, Jalan Dato Lee Fong Yee, 70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. Tel: +606-7623136.

7. Indian Visa Application Centre, Lot G-06, Ground Floor Wisma Sabah, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Tel: +608 8-2459000.

8. Indian Visa Application Centre, Lot 572- 573 Section 10, Jalan Nanas 93400 Kuching, Sarawak. Tel: +608 2256 155.

9. Indian Visa Application Centre, No 25 Jalan Mahkota, 25000 Kuantan, Pahang. Tel: +609 513 4050.

For guidelines/procedure for uploading of photos for online visa application please click here.

Non–Malaysian Foreign Visa applicants are required to submit an additional form along with the online visa application printout.  For the additional form please  click here

Visa applicants are required to complete all fields in the online visa application form correctly and accurately. Incorrect/ incomplete applications are liable to be rejected. After completing and submitting successfully the online visa application form, the printout of the form along with prescribed support documents and fees is to be submitted at one of the Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) approved by the High Commission at following address;

1. G-01, Straits Trading Building, No 2, Lebuh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur. Tel : 03-26922692, Fax: 03-26982692
Website: www.indiavisa.com.my, E-mail: kl@indiavisa.com.my

2. No. 105, Lebuh Chulia, 10200 Penang, Tel: 04 - 2505 000

3. Unit M-03, Mezz Floor (Ground Floor) Menara Tjb, No 9, Jalan Syed Mohd Mufti, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor. Tel: 07-2223325; Fax: 07-2220325; H/P: 012-3762535
E-mail: jb@indiavisa.com.my

4. No.120, Jalan Sultan Yussuf, 30000, Ipoh, Perak. Tel No: 05 2554009

5. No.2B, Jalan Temenggong, 75000 Melaka. Tel No: 016 444 6467

6. Suite No. 10, Second Floor, Lucky Plaza, Jalan Dato Lee Fong Yee, 70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. Tel No: +606-7623136

7. Lot G-06, Ground Floor Wisma Sabah, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Tel: +608 8-2459000.

8. Lot 572- 573 Section 10, Jalan Nanas 93400 Kuching, Sarawak. Tel: +608 2256 155.

9. No 25 Jalan Mahkota, 25000 Kuantan, Pahang. Tel: +609 513 4050.

Visa application printout is required to be signed by the applicant himself/ herself.

The validity of Indian visa starts from the date of issue and not from the date of travel to India. Therefore applicants are required to apply for appropriate validity visa.

IVAC Operating hours:
  1. Submission of Visa Applications – 9am to 2pm (Monday to Friday).

  2. Time of Collection – 4:00 pm to 6:00pm

IVACs are closed on Saturday and Sunday and public holidays observed by the High Commission of India.

Visa Application Processing Period:

Malaysian Nationals: Ordinarily 3 working days

Non- Malaysian nationals: At least 5 working days for visa approval by the High Commission and 3 working days for visa stamping.

Following optional Value Added Services (VAS) are provided by the IVAC

Sl.No. Value Added Services Fees (RM)
1. Photo copying   0.50
2. Text messages   2.00
3. Form filling 20.00
4. Photo booth 20.00
5. Premium lounge 50.00
6. Home delivery 50.00
7. Courier service 20.00 (Peninsular Malaysia)
8. Courier service 30.00 (Sabah & Sarawak)

Please note: An additional 6% GST will be charged on the Valued Added Services mentioned above

The High Commission of India does not accept visa applications at its premises, except those requesting for grant of (i) Gratis visas to Non–Malaysian Foreign Visa applicants holding official and diplomatic passports. (Malaysian nationals holding official and diplomatic passports are exempted from requirement of visa.) (ii) Gratis visas for the invitees from the Government of India/State Government bodies and (iii) Issuing of visas on Emergency basis. Those requesting for grant of gratis visas on official and diplomatic passports and on emergency basis are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through online application link. For the additional form please click here. After completing and submitting successfully the online visa application form, the printout of the form along with prescribed support documents is to be submitted at  ;

High Commission of India,  
Level 28, Menara 1 Mon’t Kiara, 
NO 1, Jalan Mont Kiara, 50480, 
Kuala  Lumpur
Tel: (00-603) 6205 2350, 6205 2351, 
6205 2352,6205 2353 & 6205 2354
Fax: (00-603) 6143 1173

Website: www.indianhighcommission.com.my    from 9.30 am to 12 noon on all  working days.
Emergency visa services are available only on working days.

Visa Fees

 Visa fees for Malaysian Nationals are as given below:

TABLE: I

S.No

Visa Categories

Ringgit Malaysia

1

Tourist Visa

Up to 6 months/Single or Multiple Entry

RM 188

More than 6 months and up to 1 year/Multiple Entry

RM 456

2

BUSINESS VISA

Up to 1 year/Single or Multiple Entry

RM  546

More than 1 year and up to 5 years/Multiple Entry

RM 1128

3

ENTRY VISA

Up to 6 months/Single or Multiple Entry

RM 367

More than 6 months and up to 1 year/Multiple Entry

RM 546

More than 1 year and up to 5 years/Multiple Entry

RM 904

4

EMPLOYMENT & PROJECT VISAS

Up to 6 months/Single or Multiple Entry

RM 546

More than 6 months and up to 1 year/Multiple Entry

RM 904

More than 1 year and up to 5 years/Multiple Entry

RM 1352

5

STUDENT VISAS

Valid for the duration of the course or 5 years, whichever is less/Multiple Entry

RM 367

 6

MEDICAL VISAS & MEDICAL ATTENDANT VISAS

 

Up to 6 months/Single or Multiple Entry

RM 367

More than 6 months and up to 1 year/Multiple Entry

RM 546

 7

CONFERENCE/SEMINARS VISAS

 

Up to 6 months/Single (or Multiple) Entry

RM 367

8

JOURNALIST VISAS

 

Up to 6 months/Single Entry (or Double Entry with HOM’s approval)

RM 367

9

RESEARCH VISAS

 

Up to 6 months/Single (or Multiple) Entry

RM 367

More than 6 months and up to 1 year/Multiple Entry

RM 546

More than 1 year and up to 5 years/Multiple Entry

RM 904

10

MISSIONARY VISAS

 

Up to 6 months/Single or Multiple Entry

RM 367

More than 6 months and up to 1 year/Multiple Entry

RM 546

More than 1 year and up to 5 years/Multiple Entry

RM 904

11

MOUNTAINEERING VISAS

 

Up to 6 months/Single (or Multiple) Entry

RM 367

More than 6 months and up to 1 year/Multiple Entry

RM 546

12

INTERN VISAS

 

Up to 1 year/Multiple Entry

RM 367

13

FILM VISAS

 

Up to 1 year/Single or Multiple Entry

(Maximum duration of the visa will be 1 year)

RM 546

14

TRANSIT VISAS

 

 

Up to 15 days/Single or Double Entry

RM 98

 

Note: In addition to visa fee mentioned above, RM 8 as ICWF charges and RM 1.56 outsourcing agency's service charge by M/S IVS are chargeable.  

  • Gratis Visa: Gratis visa to be issued to nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia and South Africa. In respect of Seychelles nationals, all types of visas except for work/employment may be issued on gratis basis. 

Only Business, Tourist and Transit visas are to be issued on gratis basis to the nationals of Argentina. Only Tourist visas are to be issued on gratis basis to the nationals of Uruguay. Normal visa fee is applicable for all other type of visas in respect of these nationals. 

  • Visa Free Countries: Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan do not require visa to enter India. However, Nepali nationals require visa if they enter India from China, which is to be granted Gratis. 
  • Visa Fee for Pakistani Nationals: Pakistani nationals to be charged fee of Rs. 100 for an Indian visa of all types. 
  • Restricted/Protected Area Permit: RM 143 for issuing restricted/protected area permit. No fees for the nationals of those being given gratis visa, Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistani nationals. 
  • Gratis Business & Employment Visas for LDC Applicants: Business & Employment Visas (where applicable) to the applicants from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to be issued on gratis basis. However, the service of the outsourcing company, wherever applicable, and the ICWF fee will continue to be charged from the business and employment visa applicants as well. A list of 48 LDCs at Table IX.. 
  • Special Visa Fee Categories: 
  1. Singaporean Nationals: The charges for Tourist visa (Multiple entry) and valid up to six months in respect of Singapore nationals will berm RM 120. However, fee for all other types of visas will be same as applicable for Table I. 
  1. Japanese Nationals: A fee of RM 13 for transit visa and RM 44 for all other types of visa to be charged. 
  1. Nigerian Nationals: A uniform fee of RM 1120 to be charged for all types of visas valid for any duration from the nationals of Nigeria. 
  1. USA Nationals : A fee of RM 456 to be charged for Tourist visa only for the maximum period up to 10 years Fee for 10 years validity Business visa issued to US nationals will be RM 1128 as well as for 5 years. However, fee for all other types of visas will be same as applicable for other countries mentioned at Table I above. Visa application fee of RM 90 should be charged from US nationals in addition to visa fee, except for tourist visa which is inclusive of Visa application fees. 

Note: In addition to visa fee mentioned above, RM 1.56 outsourcing agency's service charge by M/S IVS are chargeable.  

TABLE II

BUSINESS VISA FEES FOR NATIONALS OF FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

S.No.

Country

UP TO ONE YEAR

MORE THAN ONE YEAR
UP TO FIVE YEARS

 

 

RM

RM

1

Australia

972

1330

2

Czech Republic

860

1218

3

Ecuador 

1084

1442

4

France

748

1128

5

Iran

1240

1599

6

Ireland

904

1263

7

New Zealand

591

1128

8

Nigeria

1128

1128

9

Philippines

994

1352

10

Poland

658

1128

11

Saudi Arabia

972

1330

12

Thailand

904

1263

13

UAE

1868

2226

14

USA

636

1128

15

Ukraine

591

1128

Note: In addition to visa fee mentioned above, RM 1.56 outsourcing agency's service charge by M/S IVS are chargeable. 

TABLE III

EMPLOYMENT VISA FEES FOR NATIONALS OF FOLLOWING COUNTRIES: 

S.No.

Country

VISA FEES

 

 

Up to 6 months

Up to one year

More than one year
up to five years

 

 

RM

RM

RM

1

Australia

815

994

1352

2

Canada

680

904

1352

3

Denmark

568

904

1352

4

France

613

904

1352

5

Israel

4488

4668

5026

6

Iran

1061

1240

1599

7

Ireland

725

904

1352

8

New Zealand

658

904

1352

9

Thailand

725

904

1352

10

UAE

1688

1868

2226

Note: In addition to visa fee mentioned above, RM 1.56 outsourcing agency’s service charge by M/S IVS are chargeable. 

 Visa fees for Sri Lankan nationals are as given below:

TABLE IV


S.No.

Type of Visa

Validity

Visa fee in RM

1

Transit Visa (single/double entry)

up to 15 days

53

2

Tourist visa (double entry)

30 days

76

Tourist visa (single entry)

90 days

76

Tourist visa (double entry)

90 days

120

Tourist (double/multiple entry)

6 months

120

3

Entry Visa (Multiple entry)

1 year

120

4

Business Visa (multiple entry)

30 days

120

Business Visa (single entry)

90 days

129

Business Visa (multiple entry)

90 days

188

Business Visa (multiple entry)

6 months

367

Business Visa (multiple entry)

1 year

367

Business Visa (multiple entry)

5 years

546

5

Employment Visa (multiple entry)

1 year

712

6

Student Visa (for institutions covered by bilateral agreement)

1 year

201

Student Visa (for institutions covered by bilateral agreement)

more than 1 year

371

7

Student Visa (for institutions not covered by bilateral agreement)

 

371

Note: In addition to visa fee mentioned above, RM 1.56 outsourcing agency's service charge by M/S IVS are chargeable. 

Visa fees (Service Charges) for Russian nationals are as given below:

TABLE V

Sl No.

Validity

Visa fees (in RM)

1

Single entry

188

2

Double entry

412

3

Multiple entry

546

4

Transfer of valid visa

188

Note: In addition to visa fee mentioned above, RM 1.56 outsourcing agency’s service charge by M/S IVS are chargeable. 

Visa fees for UK nationals are as given below:

TABLE VI

Sl No.

VISA TYPE/DURATION/ENTRIES

Fees in RM

 

1

Tourist Visa up to 1 Year (S/M Entry)

734

Tourist Visa valid for 1 Year to 5 years (Multiple Entry)

2177

 

2

Business Visa up to 1 Year (S/M Entry)

1093

Business Visa valid for 1 Year to 5 years (Multiple Entry)

3261

3

Entry Visa up to 1 Year (S/M Entry)

734

Entry Visa valid for 1 Year to 5 years (Multiple Entry)

2177

4

Student Visa up to 5 years (M/Entry)

1034

5

Medical Visa up to 1 year (M/Entry)

586

6

Research Visa up to 3 years or duration of course (whichever is less)

1034

 

7

Employment Visa up to 6 months

2069

Employment Visa up to 1 year

2248

Employment Visa more than 1 year

2683

8

Transfer of Visa

757

Transit Visa

403

9

Business Visa issued same day (Excluding Visa Fee)

972

10

Emergency Visa charges

407

Note: In addition to visa fee mentioned above, RM 1.56 outsourcing agency’s service charge by M/S IVS are chargeable.

Visa fees (Service Charges) for Ukrainian Nationals are as given below:

Table VII

VISA CATEGORY

DURATION

Fees in RM

Transit Visa

15 Days (Single/Double Entry)

389

Tourist Visa

Up to one year (S/D/M Entry)

456

Student Visa

Less than 5 years (Multiple Entry)

389

Business Visa

Less than 1 year (S/D/M Entry)

591

Business Visa

1 to 5 year (S/D/M Entry)

1128

Employment Visa

Less than 6 months

546

 

Less than one year

904

 

Less than 5 years (S/D/M Entry)

1352

All other types of visas i.e. Entry Visa, Conference Visa, Employment Visa, Journalist Visa etc.

Less than 6 months

389

Less than 1 year

591

Less than 5 years (S/D/M Entry)

904

Emergency Visa Fee

 

389

Note: In addition to visa fee mentioned above, RM 1.56 outsourcing agency’s service charge by M/S IVS are chargeable. 

Visa fees (Service Charges) for Mozambique Nationals are as given below:

Table VIII

Visa category

Duration/Entries/

Urgency

Fees in RM

Tourist Visa

Single Entry

367

Single Entry – Urgent

680

Multiple Entry

994

Multiple Entry – Urgent

1352

Business Visa/

Employment Visa

 

Gratis

All other types visas (Except Transit and Student)

Up to 6 months

994

Up to 6 months (in Emergency)

1352

Up to 1 year

1352

Up to 1 year (in Emergency)

1352

Up to 5 year

1352

Up to 5 year (in Emergency)

1352

 

Note: In addition to visa fee mentioned above, RM 1.56 outsourcing agency’s service charge by M/S IVS are chargeable.  

Visa fees list of least Developed Countries (LDCs) are as given below

Table XI

Sl No.

Country

Date of inclusion on the list

Sl. No.

Country

Date of inclusion on the list

1

Afghanistan

1971

25

Madagascar

1991

2

Angola

1994

26

Malawi

1971

3

Bangladesh

1975

27

Mali

1971

4

Benin

1971

28

Mauritania

1986

5

Bhutan

1971

29

Mozambique

1988

6

Burkina Faso

1971

30

Myanmar

1987

7

Burundi

1971

31

Nepal

1971

8

Cambodia

1991

32

Niger

1971

9

Central African Republic

1975

33

Rwanda

1971

10

Chad

1971

34

Sao Tome and Principe

1982

11

Comoros

1977

35

Senegal

2000

12

Dem. Republic of the Congo

1991

36

Sierra Leone

1982

13

Djibouti

1982

37

Solomon Islands

1991

14

Equatorial Guinea*

1982

38

Somalia

1971

15

Eritrea

1994

39

South Sudan

2012

16

Ethiopia

1971

40

Sudan

1971

17

Gambia

1975

41

Timor-Leste

2002

18

Guinea

1971

42

Togo

1982

19

Guinea-Bissau

1981

43

Tuvalu

1986

20

Haiti

1971

44

Uganda

1971

21

Kiribati

1986

45

United Republic of Tanzania

1971

22

Lao People’s Dem. Republic

1971

46

Vanuatu

1985

23

Lesotho

1971

47

Yemen

1971

24

Liberia

1990

48

Zambia

1971

 

Note: In addition to visa fee mentioned above, RM 1.56 outsourcing agency’s service charge by M/S IVS are chargeable. 

 

Eligibility Conditions and Supporting Documents for Different Visa Categories:

All visa applications should be accompanied by copy of personal particular page of the passport. Non-Malaysian applicants are required to submit copy of their last two years of Malaysian employment pass or visit pass or dependent pass while applying for visas.

FILM VISA: 

Foreigners or a foreign team for shooting of feature film or television/cinema and reality TV show/commercial TV show/ commercial TV serials.
Proposals regarding the shooting of a feature film or television/ cinema and reality TV show/ commercial TV serials will be processed in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, who will process the request and take decision within a specific time frame of maximum period of 60 days.

Important:

Foreigners being given Film Visa should adhere to the norms and regulations of foreigner’s guidelines during their stay in the country and visit only the areas permitted for their visit. They should not visit any restricted/ protected area or prohibited place without prior permission of the competent authority.

Money transaction for shooting of film should be done as per RBI guidelines.

The visa would be project specific i.e. film specific.

The international cast and crew coming to India on a Film Visa for the film shoot shall be employed by the Foreign Company seeking permission to shoot the film in India and the said company shall take the responsibility for the cast and crew coming to India for filming. The foreigners coming on Film Visa will have to register himself/ herself with the FRRO/ FRO concerned irrespective of the duration of the Film Visa/ stay of the foreigner in India.

Considering the fact that the cast and crew may be coming from a country which is not the same as that of the Foreign Production Company which is producing the film, the Indian Mission/Post  of that respective country will issue the Film Visa to the concerned person.

For shooting of documentary film/ advertisement film in India by a foreigner, the procedure for "Journalist Visa" will be applicable.

Duration of visa
Up to one year

Intern Visa:
A foreigner intending to pursue internship in Indian companies, Educational Institutions and NGOs.
  1. The intern visa will be granted after completion of graduation/ post graduation. The gap between the completion of graduation/ post graduation and the commencement of the internship should not exceed one year.
  2. Intern visa will not be issued for internship in certain strategic sectors.
  3. Conversion of the Intern visa into Employment visa or any other types of visa will not be permitted.
  4. Earnings from internship of the foreign nationals with Indian companies/ Educational Institutions/ NGOs will be subject to the Indian Income Tax Regulations.

Duration of visa

The period of visa would be restricted to the duration of the internship programme or one year, whichever is less.

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Tourist Visa:

Tourist Visa is granted to a Foreigner who does not have a residence or occupation in India and whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sight-seeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives. No other activity is permissible on a Tourist Visa. The Mission would be issuing six months validity multiple entry Tourist visa for eligible visa applicants including Malaysian nationals. The Tourist visa will be issued with the conditions that “each stay should not exceed 45 days”. The Tourist Visa is non-extendable and non-convertible. Applicant should submit 2 colour photographs (Size 2” X 2”) with white background,Malaysian identity card (photo copy ) , flight ticket ( photo copy) ,application form duly filled and original passport.

Business Visa:

The Business Visa is granted to a foreign national who wants to visit India to establish an industrial/business venture or to explore possibilities to set up industrial/business venture, wants to purchase/sell industrial products in India.  The applicant should be a person of assured financial standing and has the expertise in the field of the intended business.  It is not granted for petty trading.  For more information on Business visa click on the link

The Business Visa must be issued from the country of origin, or from the country of domicile of the foreigner, provided the period of permanent residence of that applicant in that particular country is for more than two years. Documents required for Business Visa: Local company letter and company registration, Invitation letter from India and the company registration along with forms, two colour photos in white background ( Size 2” X 2”),Malaysian identity card (photo copy ) , flight ticket ( photo copy).

Student Visa:

Original Passport, with duly filled-in visa application form as per the student visa guidelines. Two colour photos in white background ( Size 2” X 2”), Malaysian identity card (photo copy ) , flight ticket ( photo copy) . 

Entry Visa:

Entry Visa is granted to person’s spouses and dependent family members of a foreign national coming to India on long term visas like Employment and Research etc.  It is also granted to Persons of Indian Origin, his/her spouse and dependent children subject to production of proof of the PIO status, marriage certificate (in respect of spouse) and birth certificate (in respect of children). Spouses of an OCI/PIO card holders and dependent children can also apply for Entry Visa subject to production of necessary proof.Malaysian identity card (photo copy ) , flight ticket ( photo copy)

Supporting documents:

For those married to Indian nationals, Original Indian Passport of Spouse along with a photocopy, marriage certificate and photocopy. For children of either parent being an Indian passport holder, children’s birth certificate, one of the parents’ Indian passport original and photocopy.Two colour photos in white background ( Size 2” X 2”),Malaysian identity card (photo copy ) , flight ticket ( photo copy) . 

Employment Visa:

The Employment visa is granted to foreigners desiring to come to India for the purpose of employment.  The applicant should be a skilled and qualified professional or person who is being engaged or appointed by a company, organization, industry or undertaking, etc. in India on contract or employment basis at a senior level, skilled position such as technical expert, senior executive, or in a managerial position. For more information on Employment visa click on the link

The Employment Visa must be issued from the country of origin, or from the country of domicile of the foreigner, provided the period of permanent residence of that applicant in that particular country is for more than two years. Employment contract for the company in which they will be working, Indian company registration, academic certificate, application forms. Two colour photos in white background ( Size 2” X 2”),Malaysian identity card (photo copy ) , flight ticket ( photo copy) . 

Journalist Visa

ALL foreign journalists, regardless of the purpose of their visit, should apply for a "J" (journalist) visa, for up to three months' stay in India. "Journalists" for this purpose would include a professional journalist, columnist, cartoonist, editor, photographer, film producer or director (other than that of commercial films), a representative of a radio and/or television organization, travel writer/travel promotion photographer etc or any professional journalist/owner working for an association or a company engaged in the production or broadcast of audio visual news or current affairs programmes through the print, electronic or any other electronic form. All such applicants are required to apply along with a letter from their organization describing clearly the job title of the applicant and the nature of their work and whether they are travelling on work or as tourists.Malaysian identity card (photo copy ) , flight ticket ( photo copy) .

Foreign journalists seeking to work in Indian media organizations

Journalists or intern journalists who intend to travel to India to work in Indian media organizations should apply for Employment ‘E’ visas.

Foreign media assigned to India/to be based in India on long /permanent assignments

Correspondents/Journalists of foreign newspapers, news agencies, going to India as resident representatives should apply for a single entry ‘J’ visa valid for initial stay of three months in India. A letter from the organization which the applicant is going to represent should also be provided clearly stating the status of the applicant (whether permanent full time employee or not) and name of the person whom the applicant is going to replace in India office of the organization. Such a journalist is required to contact OSD(PR)/XP division in the Ministry of External Affairs upon first arrival in India. No change of employer is permitted while the journalist is still in India. In case the foreign journalist intends to change his/her employer, he/she is required to return to the country of origin and re-apply for issue of fresh "J" visa.

Visa application for Journalism courses:

Applications for full time courses in journalism in educational institutes/universities recognized by Government of India should apply for student visas.

Documentary related work

Prior authorization of the Indian Government is mandatory for any audiovisual reporting/ shooting of documentary films in India, regardless of their subject, category or duration.

NOTE: Visa fee once paid is non-refundable irrespective of the outcome of the visa application and duration granted. The validity of the visa begins from the date of issue by the High Commission of India and not from the date of travel on your application form.

Transit Visa:

To produce confirmed air ticket for onward journey along with form and two colour photos in white background (Size 2” X 2”). 

Conference Visa: Letter of invitation from the organizer of the conference, nomination letter from Malaysian organisation along with form and two colour photos in white background (Size 2” X 2”), Malaysian identity card (photo copy ) , flight ticket ( photo copy) . 

Note:

  1. Visa fee and service fee are non-refundable. 

  2. The Mission would be issuing six months validity multiple entry Tourist visa for eligible visa applicants including Malaysian nationals. The Tourist visa will be issued with the conditions that “each stay should not exceed 45 days”.

  3. Non-Malaysian Foreigners have to produce copy of Passport, including the Malaysian visa page proving two years continuous residency in Malaysia along with the application.

  4. The validity of Indian visa starts from the date of issue and not from the date of travel to India.

  5. Applicants should apply for appropriate category of visa. Tourist visa holders found to be travelling for other purposes such as business, study or medical treatment are liable to be cancelled.

  6. If you have any specific questions related to Visa services, please click here

  7. To refer to guidelines for foreigners visiting India please click here

  8. For information on e-Tourist Visa please click  here 

  9. For baggage rules information please click  here 

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