Visa L visas are usually issued by India’s central bank for citizens of the LTFB and the Indian High Commission, but in recent months, there has been a surge in applications, particularly for foreigners.
Here’s what you need to know about the visa:1.
What is the L1 visa?
The L1 (Line 1) visa is the visa that is normally issued to a person on arrival in India for entry into the country.
A person can apply for a visa L1 after arriving in India from a third country.
There are three levels of visa L 1 visas:Line 1 visas are for Indian citizens who have been living in India since the age of 21.
These visas are issued on arrival at a port of entry in India and require a valid Indian passport.
Line 2 visas are valid for citizens who live outside India for less than six months.
Line 2 visas have a minimum duration of five years and maximum duration of three years.
Line 3 visas are the longest visa L visas.
These are issued at ports of entry for citizens coming from outside India and a requirement of a valid passport.2.
How much does it cost to apply?
There are a range of costs associated with obtaining a L visa.
The Visa Office in Delhi can charge between Rs 500 to Rs 2,000 per application.
The Indian government has a Visa Processing Fee, which is 1.5% of the total cost of the application.
For an application to be processed, a minimum of 500 applicants have to apply.
The fee can also be waived if a citizen of a non-LTFB country has already applied for the same visa.3.
How do I apply?
Visa applications can be done online through Visa L Visa website.
Visa L visa applications must be received by the Visa L Office in the L 1 visa section of the portal.
The visa office in Delhi is responsible for processing all Visa L applications.
A Visa L office will take an oral or written submission for the application process.
A visa application will be sent out to the applicant after completing the application form.
Once the applicant receives the written submission, he/she has 30 days to reply with his/her reasons for requesting the visa.
In case of an electronic submission, the applicant can also submit the online application.4.
How long does it take to receive my visa application?
The visa process can take anywhere between 30 to 90 days.
A written copy of the visa application can be sent by email to the Visa Office.
The application can also include a copy of your passport or other documents that you need.
The person who has submitted the application is responsible to complete all necessary documents.5.
When can I expect to receive a visa?
Visa L application processing is open to all citizens and residents of India.
If you have applied for a Visa L 1 Visa L your application is considered as final and cannot be amended.
If the applicant fails to reply to a response within three days of receiving the notification from the Visa office, the visa is not considered final.
The applicant can appeal to the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) if he/ she does not receive the final decision.6.
Can I apply for another visa if I am already in India?
Visa applicants cannot apply for more than one visa.
A foreigner can apply only for one visa visa.
A visa can only be issued to people who have successfully completed a course of study, such as a Masters in Education, a Bachelor of Business Administration, or a Master of Engineering.
For example, a person who completed the Masters of Business administration, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Technology in the Indian Institute of Management in 2016 would not be eligible for the Visa extension.
If a student is enrolled in a Masters of Management course, he or she would be eligible to apply as a candidate.7.
Will I have to pay for my visa?
No, the Visa is not required to pay any fees.
However, the application fee will be assessed by the MHA.8.
How will I know if my application has been approved?
The Visa office will notify the visa applicant if his/ her application has received an official decision.
The MHA will send the official decision within two weeks of receipt of the official notification.9.
What happens if I have already applied?
If you already applied, the MVA may allow you to renew the visa before the application deadline if the MSA has not sent the final report.10.
What if I cannot wait?
If your application has not been approved by the L visa L office within two days of receipt, you can apply to have it amended.
The amendment can be made to the application for a new visa L visa in the Visa Officer.11.
Will my visa stay valid if I do not get an official clearance?
The MVA will process the final visa L application within five working days.12.
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