Here’s how to get an easy-to-grant visa for your family of 4 if you live in India and your spouse is Indian or a citizen of India.
The visa card can be a little confusing.
Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know about getting an Indian visa.
What are the requirements for getting a visa?
A visa for couples or families with children under the age of 18 is required for everyone except those who have an emergency in India or if they are accompanying their spouse to India.
If you have more than one child, you need both a visa and a special visa.
A spouse and a child must be travelling together to get the visa.
For more information, see the Indian visa page on our website.
Are there any special rules for Indian citizens?
Indian citizens can only enter India on a special “bulk visa” which allows them to enter India for a maximum of 72 hours and not travel on a normal visa.
The duration of the bulk visa depends on the country, which is typically 72 hours from the date of entry to India and 48 hours from departure.
You must submit a stamped form (with the date) and a photograph of yourself with your spouse.
Your passport must be valid and have your photo taken.
For further information, visit the Indian passport page on this website.
What if I need more information?
If you need more details about the process, you can contact the consulate in your area.
If you have any questions about getting a vanilla Visa for your child, visit our Indian visa pages.