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A Tourist Visa-on-Arrival shall be granted to a foreigner

2014-04-15 4:30:50

A Tourist Visa-on-Arrival shall be granted to a foreigner who is national of Finland, Japan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Newzealand, Luxemburg, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos, REPUBLIC OF KOREA whose sole purpose of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives etc and for no other purpose / activity.



Good Friday

2014-03-27 01:15:28

This is to inform all the applicants and travel agents that Consulate General of India, Shanghai and India Visa Application Center we will closed on 18th April 2014,Friday in lieu of Good Friday.



Chinese New Year Holiday

2014-01-24 07:15:22

This is to inform all the applicants and travel agents that Consulate General of India, Shanghai and India Visa Application Centre will remained closed on 25th,26th ,31st Jan & on 1st,2nd,8th 9th Feb 2014 in lieu of Chinese New Year and we are open from 3rd Feb - 7th Feb 2014.



Makar Sankranti

2014-01-13 01:16:32

This is to inform all the applicants and travel agents that Consulate General of India, Shanghai and India Visa Application Center we will closed on 14th Jan 2014,Tuesday in liu of Makar Sankranti.



Xmas & New Year Holiday

2013-12-11 09:27:17

This is to inform all the applicants and travel agents that Consulate General of India, Shanghai and India Visa Application Centre will remained closed on 25th Dec 2013 in lieu of Christmas and on 1st Jan 2014 in lieu of New Year.



Bakrid

2013-10-15 11:06:16

This is to inform all the applicants and travel agents that Consulate General of India, Shanghai and India Visa Application Centre will remained closed on 16th Oct 2013 in lieu of Eid-ul-Zuha (Bakrid).



Eid-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)

2013-09-17 12:53:58

This is to inform all the applicants and travel agents that India Visa Application Center, Shanghai will remain close on 16th Oct,2013 on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)



Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday

2013-09-17 07:31:23

This is to inform all the applicants and travel agents that Consulate General of India,Shanghai and India Visa Application Center, Shanghai will remain open on 19th and 20th Sep,2013.



Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday

2013-09-17 07:26:07

Kindly note that Consulate General of India,Shanghai and India Visa Application Center will remain open during the Chinese National Day Holiday except on 1st Oct & 2nd Oct, 2013 it will be closed on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday.



Appointment for Agents & Companies.

2013-09-17 06:59:07

All the travel agent and companies for submitting more than 10  application kindly make an appointment. For appointment please email as at feedback.sh@blsinternational.net

Must provide all this information: No of Application ,Company Name, Agent Name, Cell Phone Number, Email address.  Appointment timing are 8:30am - 1:30 pm. Maximum 30 application per appointment per travel company.

Timing for Agents & Companies.

Timing for all the travel agents/company agents for submitting less than 10  application is from 8:30 am – 10:00am @ counter 4 & 5 (Monday – Friday, Except for the public holidays)

We will respond to you in one working day.



Eid-ul-Fitr & Independence Day.

2013-08-07 12:52:26

This is to inform all the applicants and travel agents that India Visa Application Centre and Consulate General of India, Shanghai will remained closed on 9th August 2013 in lieu of Eid-ul-Fitr and on 15th August 2013 for Independence Day.



Dragon Boat Festival

2013-06-04 07:03:07

This is to inform all the applicants and travel agents that Consulate General of India, Shanghai and India Visa Application Centre will be closed on 8th and 9th June. We will remain open on 10th,11th and 12th June.



Opening of Application centre

2013-04-26 10:13:57

The India Visa Application Center, Shanghai will accept visa applications in respect of ordinary passport holders from 18 March 2013. Applications submitted before 15 March 2013 may be directly collected from Embassy of India, Shanghai on all working days from 1530 hrs – 1700 hrs



Surrogacy Arrangement

2013-04-26 10:11:28

Any person seeking a visa to India for purpose of entering into a surrogacy arrangement must ascertain beforehand whether the law of Republic of India permits surrogacy and will provide appropriate travel documents to the child for accompanying the surrogate parents. Entering into surrogacy arrangement under any other visa not sought for surrogacy is punishable under the Indian law.



Gap of at least 2 months between two visits, Tourist Visa

2013-04-26 10:09:43

There should be a gap of at least 2 months between two visits to India on a Tourist Visa for foreigners.