USEFUL ADDRESSES

- ConsulaTE OF INDIA : 20-22, rue Albéric-Magnard, 75016 Paris - Tel.: +33 (0)1-40-50-71-71 - Email : conswing@wanadoo.fr

Warning, this is no longer the consulate that issues visas, but VFS France (see below).

 

- EMBASSY OF INDIA : 15, rue Alfred-Dehodencq, 75116 Paris

Tél. : 01-40-50-70-70 - Open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 13 pm and from 13.30 pm to 17.30 pm

You have to call to make an appointment.

 

- INDIAN NATIONAL TOURIST OFFICE : 13, bd Haussmann, 75009 Paris - Tel.: +33 (0)1-45-23-30-45 - Email : indtourparis@aol.com

Open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 13 am and from 14 pm to 17.30 pm days except some holidays Indian and French. Good documentation.

 

- VFS France : 42-44, rue de Paradis, 75010 Paris - Tél. : 0892-230-358 (0,34 €/mn)

Deposit application files, from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 13 pm; withdrawal of visas Monday to Friday from 14 am to 18 pm.

Tourist visa: provide at least 3-5 day period by filing the case to their Paris office (about a week more if deposit in one of their centers in the province and much more by post).

 

The Indian Embassy has outsourced the processing of visa applications to this company in order to improve service. Attention must start with a pre-registration on their website before going there. In the offices of VFS, there is also a photo booth and a photocopier. There are also VFS centers in Marseille and Lyon.

ENTRY FORMALITIES

Il It is imperative to be in possession of a visa to enter India.

Since the 1 st May 2015, the Indian authorities have introduced a visa delivery device upon arrival, which is operational in nine airports in Indian Territory (Bangalore, Bombay, Calcutta, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad Kochi and Trivandrum). It is valid for applicants for tourist visa / business / medical treatment of short duration, holders of a French passport with a validity of at least six months from the date of issue of the electronic travel authorization.

 

Important tourist visas, valid for 6 months from their issue, are generally issued to «multiple entries».

 

Two big restrictions: each time you stay must not exceed 90 days, and, as part of a single visa, each visit to India should be spaced a period of two months. It is however possible to obtain a waiver.

 

It is strongly recommended to consult the website regularly VFS: changes of rules or delays may occur at any time.

 

For all tourist visas, transit, business, etc. : Armed with his passport, connect to the website of VFS France.

Make sure all documents and evidence required for tourist visas (six months multiple entry) and transit (valid 3 months, 2 entries, 72 hours maximum per visit).

Then fill out the online form (in English) and download and note the reference number is then assigned you. Finally, print and sign it. You just have to go to the nearest VFS center, equipped with all required documents, your printed form, your reference number and a means of payment (cash, Visa or MasterCard card, check Certified bank). Your passport number will allow you to track on the website the evolution of your file.

Here are 3 agencies specializing in obtaining visas Service: Action-Visas.com, Visas Express and Home Visas.

VACCINATIONS

No vaccinations are mandatory administratively for travelers from Europe. It should be up to date for "universal" vaccines: diphtheria, tetanus, polio, whooping cough, hepatitis B and check if you are up to date for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR). Vaccination against hepatitis A is highly recommended for those who are not naturally immunized (in practice all Europeans under 70 years). Vaccination against typhoid is advised, as India is the temple of the disease. The combined vaccine (one injection) hepatitis A + typhoid is possible in a single syringe. If prolonged stay in the north of the country, vaccination against meningococcal meningitis (A + C) is recommended, especially for travelers under 40 years. For trekkers, preventive vaccination against rabies. Expatriates and / or senior rural stays month: vaccine against Japanese encephalitis.

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