Going on a holiday or visiting a friend in India from Australia? This website will help you to find out whether you will require a Indian visa and further guide you through the visa application procudure.

Should you require a tourist visa, you will also be able to order or download the required visa forms for travelers from Australia. Click on the web links below to find out more info about Indian tourist visas.

Indian Tourist Visa | Indian Business Visa
Other Indian Visas | Indian Visa Forms
Indian Visa Letters | Indian Embassy in Canberra

Indian Tourist Visa


Indian tourist visa is issued for a limited time of leisure travel and no business activities allowed.

   * Fully completed visa application form for India and statutary declaration

   * Passport size photographs

   * Valid national passport and one copy

   * Original of valid visa in Australia if you are national of another country and one copy

   * Your latest bank statement and one copy

   * Confirmation letter from your travel health insurance company in Australia stating the coverage and one copy

   * Reference letter from your employer or education establishment in Australia

   * Proof of group travel/ hotel reservation in India / airline ticket reservation for India and one copy

   * Visa fees for Indian visa

Please click on Indian visa requirments to check if you need a tourist visa for travel to India or the current visitor visa requirements for India.

Please note: In individual situations, you may be expected to furnish additional documents. Procedures and rules in Embassy of India can and do, alter overnight. We accept no responsibilty for any such changes or any transaction initiated directly between an applicant and the Indian embassy.

  • Role of Embassies and Consulates in Your Country

    • Indian Embassy is normally a general term for the principal representative office of India in the capital city of Australia and primarily headed by the Indian Ambassador.

      Consulate or Consulate-General is a lower level Indian diplomatic representative office, often stationed in a city outside of Canberra and is typically headed by the Indian Consul-General.

      Honorary Consulate – A number of Consulates are headed by an Honorary Consul.This is generally a independent business person (primarily a citizen of Australia) who consents to execute limited consular duties on a part-time basis, in a city where the country does not have a representative.

      Indian diplomats negotiate a agreement, go to a state dinner, or organize or represent the interests and policies of India. Over and above that, roles and responsibilities of Indian diplomats are significantly varied.

      An ambassador is the highest-ranking representative of Indian government to Australia or international organization in Australia. A good ambassador ought to be a robust leader – a excellent manager, a resilient negotiator, and a highly regarded representative of India. A vital task of an ambassador of India is to coordinate the functions not only of the Overseas Service Officers and staff working below him or her, but in addition representatives of other agencies of his or her country in Australia.

      Indian diplomats are professional, trained officers who represent the interests of India abroad under the direction of the Indian ambassador. All diplomats listen to and observe what is going on in Australia, assess it, and report to the ambassador and Indian foreign ministry back home. As a result the Indian’s policy can be more responsive to the needs of other nations in addition to their people. An embassy of India commonly has several types of diplomats:

      Economic Representatives work with overseas governments to secure businesses, fund enterprises, protect the environment, or discuss fresh trade laws.

      Administration Officials are action focused front runners in charge of all Indian embassy, consulate, or diplomatic mission functions from property to people to spending budget.

      Political Officials keep the ambassador up-to-date on political events and changes developing in Australia.

      Public Liasion Officers develop common understanding and support for India’s policies by reaching straight to public in Australia and working with traditional and social networking; educational, cultural and sports programs; and all types of people-to-people exchange.

      Indian Consular Officers’ main work is normally supporting and protecting citizens of India in Australia. In the event you lose your passport, realise you are having problems with the law in Australia, or want to get married to a foreigner abroad, you will require the help of this officer. Indian consular officials also grant Indian visas to visitors residing in Australia, who want to travel, work, study, or live in India.

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