DROP BOX FACILITY

for lodging Visa Applications only




A new facility to lodge Visa Applications is now available at the Consulate. This DROP BOX facility aims to meet a long standing public demand to reduce the waiting period to lodge Visa applications. The facility is for those individuals who wish to avoid waiting in a queue.

Visa applicants are encouraged to deposit their applications in the Drop Box provided in the Consular Hall. Currently the facility is only for individuals paying the scheduled fees through a Bank cheque (draft) or a Money order.

All the Instructions as displayed on the Notice Board have to be fully complied with before depositing the application in the drop box.

PLEASE NOTE DROP BOX IS ONLY FOR VISA APPLICATIONS


While every care shall be taken on our part to accept and process the applications deposited in the DROP BOX within five working days, the Consulate shall not be responsible for delays due to incomplete/incorrect applications. Incomplete/Incorrect applications are likely to be rejected and shall be returned along with the fee, only on the scheduled date of delivery.

Before depositing the applications into the DROP BOX, please ensure that you have carefully read the Instructions and filled up the application as per requirements.

The Check List is as follows :

1. All the columns of the Application Form have been filled up.
2. The application has been signed.
3. Photograph (One Only) has been affixed at the right place.(In the Box on top of the application Form)
4. Exact fee has been enclosed. Only Bank Cheque/MOs
are accepted. NO CASH Please.
The visa fee for a 6 months Tourist Visa is $75/ . Business or other categories where duration of visa could be longer, the fee for 1 year is $120/ and for 5 years it is $240/. Please go through the Fee schedule on Visa Application Forms.
5. Itinerary has been attached.
6. In case of Business Visas, letters from own company and from company in India have been attached.


IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

The completed applications may be put together with attachments in the Numbered Envelope with Date. The envelopes are available on the shelf at the Consular Hall. Please make a note of the number and date as it will be used as reference to return your Passports on the due date. Please also write your name and number of Passports deposited, on the envelope itself.

Normally the due date for collection shall be the same day, a week later. For example, Visa applications deposited in this fashion on a Monday shall be ready for delivery on the following Monday. The passports can be collected during usual delivery hours between 2-3 PM from the counters by giving your reference number ie. Envelope No. and the Date of deposit.

THIS FACILITY MAY BE USED ONLY WHEN YOU ARE CONFIDENT OF HAVING FILLED UP THE APPLICATION FORM CORRECTLY AND COMPLETELY. OTHERWISE PLEASE USE THE COUNTERS TO LODGE THE APPLICATIONS.

Please note that No Receipt shall be issued for Visa applications lodged in the DROP BOX. A receipt for the fee however shall be handed over at the time of delivery.

Note :

The Consulate shall not be responsible for any loss of Passports lodged in DROP BOX, unless the applicant gives the Number of the envelope and the Date of Lodgment.

The Consulate General of India reserves its right to reject applications or refuse visa to any individual without assigning reasons and shall not be responsible for any delay or loss on account of extraneous circumstances.






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