Diplomatic Visa for Foreigners
Basically a Diplomatic visa for Foreigners issued by Indian Government for specific purpose. Diplomatic Visa will not be issued to general public. A Diplomatic Official working for respective government Mission/Post in India or a person who holds a Diplomat/Official/UN Passport working for International Organizations or for a Mission/Post present in India or a UN representative for a mission which is present in India. Diplomatic Visa issued for Foreigners by Indian Government holds some conditions & validity also.
How to Apply Diplomatic Visa
Most of the Diplomatic Visas are issued respective Indian Embassy | Consulate in their countries, but still some Indian Embassies | Consulates are outsourced to authorized agencies (e.g. BLS International for instance). Readers are requested to check with the respective embassies | Consulates at their respective countries Diplomatic Visa issuance status.
Conditions & Validity
Diplomatic Visa issued to foreigners will attract some conditions as per the bilateral agreement and also conditions mentioned in the Diplomatic Visa Application form. And the validity of the same will according to the project or as directed by the respective embassy | Consulate after due verification before issuance of the visa. Find below the sample copy of the Diplomatic Visa application form and some other additional documents need to submit along with Diplomatic Passport.
Note: Please note this are sample copies of Indian Embassy | Consulate in US. Readers/Applications are requested to check with their local Embassy | Consulates. This is purely for your reference.
General Timings for applying Diplomatic Visa is between 09:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on all working days except Saturdays. But we suggest the readers to check the timings before apply, because according to local working culture embassies | Consulates may change the timings.
Fees and Charges
Visa Fee or Service Charges will not applicable to Diplomatic Visa Type. As this visa purpose is not commercial in nature and this visa is issued on bilateral agreement countries to carry out permitted administrative activities in India.
The respective passport holder need to submit at their respective Embassy | Consulate and can pick-up the passport with Diplomatic Visa after four working days. If due to some time lag on account of administrative activities the same will informed via phone or registered email Id mentioned in the diplomatic Visa Application Form.
Note: Spouse/Children of the diplomatic visa applicant can get Diplomatic Visa irrespective of passport type they hold.