An Indian visa is now cheaper than a US visa for expats, making it more popular among expats.
Read More , with Indian companies paying a lower average visa fee of $4,924 compared to $9,842 for a US-based visa.
The number of Indians who apply for visas has been steadily rising over the past few years, with some companies claiming a total of 2.1 million visa applications this year.
The latest figures from the US State Department show that there were 438,000 visa applications for expatriates in 2016, up 8.2% from 2015.
In India, the visa is available for up to four years and can be renewed for up for another two years.
However, the US government does not require visa renewals in India.US Visa Renewal Rates in India: Indian Visa Application Fee US Visa Renewable Rate (US$) Indian Visa Applications Per Day (July-September) 2,948,000 1,500,000 2,984,000 Per Capita 3,872,000 4,056,000 5,715,000 Median 4,788,000 6,569,000 7,913,000 Number of Applicants per 100,000 People 1,068,000 10,095,000 14,853,000 Percent of Visa Recipients per 100 People 0.0% 0.7% 1.0 % Median Annual Income per Capita $16,500 $32,100 Median Annual Wage per Capit.
$17,400 $35,300 Median Annual Homeownership Rate per Capi.
11.5% 18.3% Median Annual Rent Rate per Av.
$2,200 $4 and up Median Annual Average Annual Income $46,000 $66,000Average Annual Income in India $51,500$68,100Average Annual Salary $38,300 $50,800Average Annual Wage in India per Capito $1,800 $1.5