Passport and Visa Info for trip to India for
EKAM and Courses at O&O Academy
First thing to do as you plan for your trip to India
Passport: You must have a passport showing an expiration date at least 6 months after your departure from India. If you do not have a passport or need to renew, you can get the forms at any post office. You may also download the forms from www.usps.com/passport. If you have more than 2 months before travel you may go through the passport/visa application process on your own. If you have less than 2 months before travel, you should request expedited service for a slightly higher fee.
Visa: You will need a Tourist Visa from the Indian government. You may do this online at https://www.in.ckgs.us/ (Takes about 2-3 weeks). Please allow ample time to send in for a visa, as you will need to send them your passport, and you don’t want to be without that on your travel date! You may wish to use a expediter like Travisa https://india.travisa.com/. They will charge a fee to handle your visa application for you.
Short term – 60 Day Visa
If you have less than 8 weeks before travel, it is safest to get a 60 day visa on arrival. This visa is handled completely online and you get the stamp in your passport when you arrive in India. The Visa is good for 60 days in India
The application must be completed online. You must complete this process before 4 days prior to arrival in India. http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html. A second and well-recommended alternative for the online 60 day visa is indiavisa.org.in (they offer an easier streamlined online application process, for a reasonable extra fee.
Notes on India Visa Application:
NOTE THAT YOUR ARE APPLYING FOR A TOURIST VISA only
Be sure to write down your temporary #, or better yet take a photo of your screen with the number on it. Then you can access your application again if you are unable complete it all in one sitting.
- Have an official passport photo on your computer to upload onto the form.
- Visa Type: Tourist
- No of Entries: Multiple
- Place of Issue: USA or Canada
- Duration: 120 months
- Country Code: 001
- Local Contact in India: Narasimha Kumarji
Local Address: Varadaiahpalem, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh – 517 541
Contact Phone Number: +91 93-44-04047