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Indian Embassy in Houston, USA

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VISA INFORMATION:

GUIDELINES FOR THE VISA APPLICANTS

1. TIME TAKEN TO ISSUE VISA:
Counter Cases: Ordinary Tourist and Entry Visa can be obtained from the consulate at Houston on the same day. Applications for Visa are received at the counter between 9.00 A.M. and 12.30 P.M. on all working days (Monday through Friday). Serviced documents /passports are returned the same day between 4.00 P.M. and 5.00 P.M.

Overnight Mail/Certified/Registered Mail cases: Applications could also be sent to the Consulate through mail. For returning the passport by Certified mail, please send a self addressed stamped envelope along with your application OR include an additional amount of $5.00 in case of one passport and an extra $1.00 for every additional passport to the fees towards return mail charges. If you want it delivered by priority mail, add $7.00 if by registered mail, add $10.00 and if you want it by courier services (FEDEX/UPS), please enclose $15.00 extra. Account numbers , COD's are not acceptable. It normally takes 3 to 5 working days to process such cases.

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2. TYPES OF Visa, VISA FEES & REQUIREMENTS:

TYPE OF VISA VISA FEE (U.S. \\$)
1. Six Months Visa(Multiple Entry) 60.00 for U.S. Nationals 40.00 for Other Nationals
2. One Year Visa(Multiple Entry) 85.00 for U.S. Nationals 65.00 for Other Nationals
3. Student Visa 95.00 for US Nationals 75.00 for Other Nationals
4. Visa with Validity Between One & Five Years 150.00 for US Nationals 130.00 for Other Nationals
5. Tourist/Business visa with 10 years validity 150.00 for US Nationals N/A for Other Nationals
6. Transit Visa 30.00 for US Nationals 10.00 for Other Nationals
7. Visa Transfer Fee 25.00 for US Nationals 5.00 for Other Nationals
8. Emergency Charges $35.00 for US Nationals Only

Note: All types of Visa are valid for the indicated period from the issue and not repeat not from the date of entry.

3. VISA FEE :
Mode of Payment All visa fees and mailing charges are payable by Cashier's Check or Money Order or cash at the counter. An additional outstation processing fee of US \\$10.00 is charged when Visa and other consular services are rendered outside Houston by visiting consular teams. Please DO NOT send cash in mail.

4. REQUIREMENTS FOR A TOURIST VISA:
1. Application form duly filled in. (Form can be downloaded from the web site)

5. REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS OTHER THAN US PASSPORT HOLDERS:
1. A photocopy of BOTH SIDES of your Alien registration/temporary resident/permanent resident/employment authorization or a copy of a approved US visa petition.
2. Two 2"X 2" photograph.
3. Valid Passport.

6. In certain cases [such as visits to restricted/protected areas, long term stay, research projects, studies (for student visa proof of admission and approval from concerned department are also required)], issue of visa takes longer. Please enquire about the time taken for issue of visa. Additional forms (in triplicate with three photos) have to be filled in for obtaining permit for restricted/protected areas.

7. Visa could be refused if any relevant information is withheld or is incorrect. The fact that an application for visa has been made does not guarantee that visa will be granted.

8. Please send your valid passport with the application for the stamping of visa, (Indian Visa are NOT issued on separate visa sheets.)

9. An additional outstation fee of US $ 10.00 is charged when service is rendered outside Houston by visiting consular teams.

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