India Revises Visa Fees for US Citizens and It is Applicable from April 1, 2017

Enough of USA visa and immigration updates, which have been making social media feeds and news headlines since the US elections 2016! Now we got something important to share about the visas to India for US citizens. The Indian Embassy in Washington DC publicized the new visa fees for US citizens, following the latest update on revision of visa fees by the Government of India. The revised fees for visas to India will be applicable from April 1, 2017.

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From April 1, 2017, US citizens will have to shell out more for 14 different visas to India, including Tourist Visa (T), Student Visa (S), Entry Visa (X), Medical Visa (MED), Business Visa (B), Transit Visa, Employment and Project Visa (P), Journalist Visa (J), Missionary Visa (M), Intern Visa (I), Conference/Seminar Visa (C), Film Visa (F), Medical Attendant Visas (ME X), and Mountaineering Visa (MX).

India’s Tourist Visa Fees for US Citizens  

The tourist visa to India with validity for up to 10 years will cost $100 to US citizens.

India’s Business Visa Fees for US Citizens

They will have to pay $160 for a single-entry business visa to India for a period of 12 months, and $270 for a multiple-entry business visa to India with validity up to 10 years.

India’s Entry Visa Fees for US Citizens

$100 is the new fee for entry visa to India valid for six months, while a multiple entry visa to India for 6 months to 1 year will cost $140 now onwards. The multiple-entry visa to India will cost $220 for 1 to 5-year validity.

India’s Employment & Project Visa Fees

The revised fee for India’s employment and project visa for US citizens is $100 for up to six months. The same visa with multiple entry and for 6 months to 1 year will cost $220 from April 1, 2017. The same multiple-entry visa to India for employment and project will come for $320 if validity is up to five years and not less than 1 year.

India’s Medical Visa Fees for US Citizens

The new fee for medical visa to India, single or multiple entry, is $100 for US citizens. The medical visa to India will cost $140 in case of validity from 6 months to 1 year. The same are the revised fees for medical attendant visas to India for US citizens.

India’s Student Visa Fees for US Citizens

$100 is the revised fee for student visas to India for US citizens if the validity is up to 5 years or as long as the duration of an academic course.

The revised fees will be applicable to visa applications received by the Embassy of India on or before April 1, 2017, though the applications were filed before that particular date. The embassy would collect an additional amount from the applicants based on the latest revision of fees for visas to India. Apart from this, the applications whose approval is pending due to additional documentation or investigation will be charged the new fee as per the revision. Check the complete list of revised Indian visa fees for US citizens here.

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6 thoughts on “India Revises Visa Fees for US Citizens and It is Applicable from April 1, 2017

  1. Dennis Kamstra

    If we are traveling via cruise line (Costa Victoria), will we still need a visa. If so, will we need a multiple entry visa if we intend to visit more than one port in India.

  2. foad fazel

    how much are the fees if i was born in Mysore and want a 10 year multiple entry visa (assuming i can apply for the OCI card after i arrive in Bangalore)

  3. Sujata Rao

    How much is the indian visa 5 year multiple entry for US naturalized citizen , if i was born in India , to visit family.
    where do i mail the check and application to

    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sujata! Please visit the website of VFS Global services or the website of Indian Embassy, Washington DC.


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