Indian citizens from Belgium or Australia looking to apply for an Indian visa can do so online by visiting the official website of the Embassy of India in Brussels or in Canberra, depending on your location. If you live in Belgium, visit the Belgian website; if you live in Australia, visit the Australian website instead. The detailed instructions to follow are provided below to ensure that the application process runs smoothly and you receive your visa on time.
Which visa should I apply for?
You will need to apply for a business visa if you’re traveling to India on business and will be going there frequently (more than once every two years). If you’re going as a tourist, you’ll need to apply for a standard tourist visa. The country in which you are currently living (or where your permanent residence is) determines which Indian visa you can get. You can find all of these details in our comprehensive guide. Indian Visa from Australia
How do I book an appointment?
In most countries, you can book a visa appointment through your nearest Indian consulate’s website. If you’re applying in person, simply go to your designated embassy and walk-in on a working day between 8am and 11:30am. Make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment time to ensure that everything runs smoothly. During peak times—such as prior to major holidays—you may need to queue in line outside of the building, but if you turn up earlier than 10:30am, be prepared to wait even longer.
What documents do I need?
First, you will need to apply for a visa authorization number (VAC) before applying for your visa. To do so, you must submit your passport and two photographs at your nearest VAC center in India. You will need your VAC number to apply for your Indian visa. Here is a list of VAC centers by state/region In addition to these documents, you will also need: Your Indian Passport The address of your intended place of stay A certificate that shows that you have enough money to support yourself during your stay in India An invitation letter from someone who lives in India or a company registered there Proof that you have obtained health insurance coverage while staying in India A letter confirming that all members of your family are included on your application forms Confirmation that someone can meet you at Mumbai airport when you arrive (if coming into Mumbai). These requirements change regularly; check with local Indian embassies and consulates for more information. Finally, there are certain special cases where additional documentation may be required; make sure to check with Indian immigration officials about what additional documentation may be needed based on each individual case.
Where do I submit my visa application?
If you’re applying to visit India on a tourist visa, apply at your nearest Indian embassy. For example, if you live in Germany and plan to stay in India longer than three months, head over to your country’s embassy website and submit your application there. If you don’t know where that is, contact your national department of foreign affairs or do a quick Google search for Indian Embassy [your country]. If you’re staying for less than three months, get your visa directly through an authorized tour operator (ATO) before heading to India. Your hotel should be able to recommend one; if not, a simple Internet search will yield results. Indian Visa from Belgium
The important things to remember while applying online
Remember to use an email that you check regularly and not just one that is rarely used. You need to monitor your applications, as it will take some time until your documents are reviewed. There is a fee associated with applying online so make sure you have enough funds in your account to process payments. Many countries accept credit cards but be careful if using them internationally as there may be additional charges involved in using them. If you know someone who is going on vacation within India soon, ask them if they can bring a letter of invitation with them on their trip and have it ready when they get to India. If you do not know anyone who can do that for you, there are websites where people offer these services and charge only a few dollars per letter of invitation.
What happens after submitting my application online?
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive a letter by post. This letter will confirm that we have received your application and provide some important information regarding your visa request. The next stage is to send supporting documents and fees to our office in New Delhi. Once these are received, we will start checking your application for completeness. Once we have confirmed that all supporting documents are present, we will check if you meet all of our requirements, such as holding a valid passport and having adequate funds to cover travel costs. We will then start to process your visa on behalf of Indian Missions in Australia and Belgium by sending it electronically to them.