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Visa Requirements for Indian Citizens

Indian national visa requirements are the rules and regulations that apply to Indian nationals and must be followed when traveling abroad.
International travel requires more preparation than domestic travel and typically requires you to provide travel authorization documents, such as: For example, visa.
Currently, 111 countries require Indian passport holders to present a valid embassy visa on arrival.
General or embassy visas are processed after you complete the application process at the embassy or consulate of the country you are visiting.
This process can be complex and time-consuming, as it typically requires numerous supporting documents, including the submission of official documents.
In addition, processing times can take up to several weeks. For this reason, an embassy visa is considered the most difficult visa to obtain.
Although Indian citizens do not have much freedom to travel abroad, some destinations offer more accessible alternatives to the regular embassy visa.
Examples: electronic visas, visas on arrival, and even visa-free travel.
40 countries offer e-visas, 49 countries offer visa-on-arrival, and 27 countries allow visa-free entry. Depending on the country you choose, its specific requirements, and the type of visa you choose, the length of your stay will vary (especially for embassy visas).
Ordinary residence permits can be issued for both short-term and long-term stays, whether related to work, study or meeting important people abroad.
Decide on the length of your stay and the purpose of your visit, as electronic visas, visas on arrival, and visa-free travel are typically short-term trips (often 30, 60, or 90 days), useful for tourism, business, etc.
becomes easier and transit purposes.
Please see below for more information on individual entry types and associated specific visa requirements.

Electronic visa for Danish passport holders

An e-visa is an online visa that is part of the system introduced and is an easier alternative to a regular visa.
Electronic visas are typically issued for short-term stays related to leisure, business, or transit stays.
This electronic travel authorization document is available entirely online and will be sent to the applicant's email address once approved.

List of countries that offer eVisas for Indian citizens

  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Russia
  • Rwanda(with East Africa Tourist Visa)
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Indian citizens can travel to the above-mentioned 40 countries using the e-visa system.
Most e-visas are issued within 72 hours after submitting an application online and are then delivered to each applicant by email.
In most cases, all you need to apply is:
  • A valid passport that does not expire within the next 6 months
  • Valid email address
  • Access any online payment method or credit/debit card
Some countries may require you to submit additional documentation.
This may include the applicant’s photo, a copy of a round-trip ticket, proof of a hotel reservation, or proof of sufficient funds for the trip.
The electronic visa issued allows its holder to stay abroad for a short period of time (usually it is 30 or 90 days). Travelers can enjoy their stay for leisure, business, or transit purposes.
For example, when going on vacation, attending a business meeting, visiting family and friends, or simply stopping by while traveling to your next destination.

Visa on Arrival

A visa on arrival is a travel authorization document issued upon arrival at your chosen destination after completing the application process at the nearest border checkpoint.
This may involve waiting in long lines and having to process your visa at the last minute.

List of countries offering a Visa on Arrival for Indian citizens

  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • East Timor
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • The Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • Zimbabwe
Indian citizens can apply for visa on arrival in 49 countries.
This eliminates the need to complete a visa application process before departure when visiting these destinations. However, this does not mean that supporting documentation is not required.
Some countries require Indian passport holders to further verify their travel by submitting several documents.
Indian citizens may require a valid visa or permanent residence from a Schengen Area country, the United States, the United Kingdom, or Canada to obtain a visa on arrival.
In addition, supporting documents may include simpler documents such as hotel reservations for the trip, round-trip airfare, and proof of sufficient means for planned stays abroad. To avoid problems with visa issuance, it is important to find out before you arrive whether you need to attach any supporting documents to your VoA application and prepare them before you depart.
Once you have prepared your VoA application, all you need to do upon arrival is to fill out the application form and possibly pay the visa issuance fee (which may be required in your local currency). Her VoA issued allows Indian nationals to stay abroad for short periods of time, usually 30 or 90 days, for tourism, business or transportation-related reasons. All Indian citizens should note that many VoA countries also offer e-visa options.
This will help you avoid long lines upon arrival and help you prepare for your trip and avoid stress.

Embassy visa

An embassy visa or regular visa is a traditional travel authorization document that is usually stamped in the traveler's passport.
For this type of visa, you will need to complete the application process at a public institution such as an embassy or consulate.
Applications must be submitted in person and may require many steps to complete.

List of countries that require Indian citizens to present a valid Embassy visa upon arrival

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • The Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • The Republic of the Congo
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • The Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • The Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • The Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tonga
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen
111 countries require Indian citizens to present a valid embassy-issued visa on arrival.
This means that your application must be submitted to a public institution, either an embassy or consulate. Indian passport holders should check the embassy’s specific visa requirements and prepare the necessary documents before starting the application process.
Next, fill out the application form. This application form is available on the official website of the government of the country you wish to visit.
Indian citizens must visit the embassy or consulate where they wish to apply and submit their application in person with complete and accurate documentation.
Your next steps may vary depending on your goals. Some countries require Indian nationals to pay an issuance fee and attend a visa interview. Please note that traditional visa processing times can take several weeks, so it is important to submit your application well in advance of your scheduled departure date. 

Visa-free countries

Currently, 27 countries allow visa-free entry for Indian citizens to travel abroad.
However, some visa-free destinations have specific requirements that must be met to allow visa-free travel. Indian citizens can visit the above destinations without a visa.
However, it is important to meet some country-specific requirements, such as: Travel for only 72 hours, visit only selected areas of the country, or possess certain documents.
Otherwise, Indian citizens will need a valid passport or ID card (depending on destination).
Visa-free travel is the easiest way to explore other countries as it does not require complicated visa processing processes. Indian passport holders can take advantage of visa-free travel to go on vacation, visit friends and family abroad, attend business meetings, conferences, seminars, and while traveling to different destinations.
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List of visa-free countries for Indian citizens

  • Albania
  • Barbados
  • Bhutan
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Macao
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • Nepal
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Vanuatu

Indian citizens can also enter 33 countries with a visa on arrival, and 29 countries with an eVisa. 

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