Two blog posts about Indian visas written by a Canadian. He has some suggestions for people who might have issues with their visa application.
What is a Visa?
A visa is a document that allows a person to enter a foreign country. A visa may be issued by a national authority of the issuing country (a visa issuer) or by the immigration authorities of the host country. Visas are not required for holders of diplomatic or official passports. INDIAN VISA FOR BELGIAN CITIZENS
How to Obtain a Visa
Belgian citizens can obtain an Indian visa if they are visiting India for tourism, business, or scholarships. Italian citizens can obtain an Indian visa if they are visiting India for tourism and business purposes only.
Belgian citizens should apply online at the Indian Embassy in Brussels. Italian citizens should apply online at the Indian Embassy in Rome. Applicants must provide their passport number, full name, nationality, date of birth, contact information (including email address), and a copy of their ticket or plane ticket to India. Applicants must also provide a recent passport-style photograph and proof of financial support (if applicable). Applicants may be required to undergo a medical examination. The application process may take up to four weeks to complete.
How to Fill Out the Visa Application
To fill out a Belgian visa application, you will need to submit a completed application form, two passport-style photos, the appropriate fees (see below), and your passport.
If you are applying for an Indian visa for Belgian citizens, you will need to submit a completed application form along with two passport-style photos taken within the last six months. If you are applying for an Indian visa for Italian citizens, you will need to submit a completed application form and one passport-style photo taken within the last six months.
The appropriate fees vary depending on your nationality and whether or not you are requesting a business or tourist visa. The fee for a Belgian visa is €60. The fee for an Indian visa for Belgian citizens is €85 and the fee for an Indian visa for Italian citizens is €110.
The Application Process
Belgian and Italian citizens can apply for an Indian visa through their respective embassies. Applicants must provide proof of citizenship, a passport-style photo, and the application fee. The embassy may also request additional documentation or an interview. After submitting the application, applicants will receive a notification regarding the status of their application.
What are the Requirements for Indian Visa?
There are a few requirements for obtaining an Indian visa, depending on your nationality. Belgian citizens must have a valid passport and two photographs taken within six months of the desired visit. Italian citizens must have a valid passport and proof of residence in India for at least 90 days prior to the planned trip. Additionally, all travelers must be in good health and carry both a return or onward ticket and sufficient funds to cover their expenses while in India.
Can visa be revoked?
If you are a Belgian citizen and you have an Indian visa, your visa can be revoked. If you are an Italian citizen and you have an Indian visa, your visa can be revoked if you do not leave the country within 30 days of receiving notice from the Indian Embassy or Consulate that your visa has been revoked.