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1. Posted by Yogidog (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

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Hi guys,

Anyone know whats the quickest and easiest way to get a tourist visa to india?
A few people have mentioned that Its a nightmare and takes ages?

Also Whats the longest period of time you can spend in india as a tourist?

Many Thanks x

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3736 posts) 4y

Which country will you be applying from? I applied in the Manchester VFS global office and it took around a week. It will take longer if you apply by post.

3. Posted by Yogidog (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Im from UK - London/essex.

What I have heard is that the visa is valid for 6 months from the date of issue, but wasnt sure how long the application takes. Dont want it to expire before I travel.

Some people said they waited ages?

A week sounds good! :-)

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3736 posts) 4y

Yes the visa starts from the date of issue. Have a look at this site; all applications have to go through VFS global now. If you look under FAQs it says 2-3 days processing time - if you apply at the London office you should be fine. They will check over your application for you and then send it off; you'll then receive your passport back via courier.

I had heard a few nightmare stories too but you should be fine as long as there are no mistakes on your application but as I mentioned, the staff at VFS will check this.

There was a girl in the Manchester office who had been waiting 6 weeks for her visa which she thought was because they didn't take kindly to the fact that she'd visited Pakistan many years ago.

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Jun-2012, at 02:32 by bex76 ]