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Diplomat Visa

Issuance of Diplomatic or official visas is offered to foreign officials or diplomats and their family members.

The eligibility-Ordinary passport holder is not allowed to apply for a diplomatic visa.

  • Foreign nationals or citizens, holding Diplomatic or official service passport or who are already in India can apply for the same through online portal. A new online system has been developed for the issuance of diplomatic or official visas in 2015.
  • However, if you want visa extension, new visa, visa type conversion, and transfer of Visa, then you can apply over this website and can avail the services; however, these services are not for ordinary passport holders.
  • All foreigners who hold diplomatic, official, or service passports in order to get a diplomatic or official visa are requested to submit their visa applications. However, to get this visa, you are not allowed to submit a physical visa application. In case, your visa gets acceptance for a diplomatic or official visa, you will be informed by email or SMS. And, then you need to collect it in person from the CPV Division.
  • If you are applying for this visa, then your passport must have at least 6 months' validity when you are applying for your visa application online. The passport should have at least 2 minimum blank pages.
  • Your passport cover page and photo must contain your information such as name, date of birth, the expiry date of your passport, nationality, etc. It is necessary to upload your passport bio page.
  • Once you done with your all the information, then submit your application, including required documents as indicated against each type of visa service.
  • The applicant who is applying for this visa type requests not to submit a passport or printed copy of the application after submitting the online application, because you are requested to submit your passport to CPV Division, Ministry of External Affairs, only on when you receive a receipt of information from the CPV Division. Then, you will be informed through email or SMS.

Document required for services

  • If you are applying for diplomatic or official visa services, then you need to upload only one copy of each document.
  • Your documents should be scanned and in the format of PDF.
  • The size of your documents must not be more than 200 KB or less than this.

For all applicants, these mandatory documents must be uploaded:

  • Photo-the applicants photo must be in size as per instruction.
  • The Passport-photo page or cover page of your passport must have all the information.
  • Visa-visa page should be there on your existing Indian visa.
  • Dependents- in case of dependents, the applicants are requested to assign a visa page while uploading a passport.
  • In case the person doesnt have an Indian visa, in this situation, the applicant must upload the page carrying immigration stamp.
  • Letter of request-you must have a copy of the Note Verbale or letter of request, and that also needs to be uploaded.

If the applicant is assignee:

  • In case you applied for Protocol ID issued by the Government of India; you are requested to upload a copy of that.
  • If you are holding Protocol ID issued by the Government of India; then you need to upload that Protocol ID.
  • If you do not have Protocol ID; then you are requested to upload a copy of the International organization ID.

If the applicant is dependent:

  • In case the applicant is dependent or a family member; then they need to upload the assignee visa page.
  • In case you are applied for Protocol ID issued by the Government of India; then you are requested to upload Protocol ID.
  • If you do not have Protocol ID; then you are requested to upload a copy of the International organization ID.

Requirements for Diplomatic or Official Visa

  • 1.Strictly no amendment in the application form, and every single detail should be in type written (*must not forget to type exact details which are written on your passport).
  • 2.Uploading of photographs. The Embassy or the authority of immigration wishes that all photographs which you are going to upload must match the given instruction: apply for the Basic Life Support. The photo should be the same as the 3.5* 3.5 cm picture attached in the application form.
  • 3.Your photo must be in size (3.5*3.5 cm or 3.5*4.5 cm)
  • 4.Your photo must not have shadow in the face or on the background
  • 5.Your photo should be clear
  • 6.Photocopy of passport (back and front)
  • 7.NO scanned signature.
  • 8.Foreign Nationals or citizens desire to live in India with Diplomatic Visa must provide an explanation letter why they're applying for this visa. *Hand written is not allowed.
  • 9.Passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of visiting India.
  • 10.You must have a photocopy of the passport bio page.
  • 11.Lease license of tenant

*Embassy may ask for the additional document if needed from the applicant.

Documents and other details

All pages of the Diplomatic or Official visa application form must be printed on the letter-head paper and the Undertaking must be signed with date and stamp. Two copies of the filled application form have to be submitted with the Undertaking to the Embassy of India, and should contain the following information which is written below:

Documents required for Diplomatic or Official Visa: Firstly, the applicant needs to submit his or her application for Diplomatic or Official visa with these documents

  • 2 recent Passport size photos.
  • Original Passport.
  • Photocopy of the passport with the relevant pages including residence visa page
  • Application Form
  • Undertaking
  • Detailed Synopsis
  • Itinerary (Ports of entry and exit from India to be indicated)
  • Bio-profile with details:
  • Name and surname as featuring in the passport
    1. Contact coordinates - telephone & e-mail address
    2. Profession
    3. Nationality
    4. Date and place of birth (Day/ Month/ Year)
    5. Passport number & validity

After submission of the entire Diplomatic or Official visa application online with the documents, colored photograph signature, and the files which mentions above, have to submit to the Indian Mission/ Post/ Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO)/ Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) concerned for an advance verification.

Visa Weaver Agreement

As on March 16, 2020

Countries, India operates for Visa Exemption Agreement for holders of Diplomatic, Official/Service Passports.

Sr. No. Country Category of Passport Period of stay Signed on Date of Entry into Force / Remarks
1 Albania Diplomatic and Official   27-11-2015 20-01-2018
2 Antigua & Barbuda Diplomatic &Official 90 days 17.09.2019 15.02.2020
3 Argentina Diplomatic &Official 90 days 31.03.1994 Visa free stay till assignment for those assigned to Mission
4 Azerbaijan Diplomatic, Official and Service 90 days 04-04-2018 06-09-2018
5 Bahrain Diplomatic & Special/Official 90 days 15-07-2018 19-12-2018
6 Bahamas Diplomatic and Official Passports 90 days 29.11.2018 w.e.f 23.01.2020
7 Bangladesh Diplomatic & official 45 days 15-07-2018  
8 Belarus Diplomatic & official Not Specified    
9 Belize Diplomatic & Official/Service 90 days 18-09-2017 30-04-2018
10 Benin Diplomatic & Official/Service 90 days 29-07-2019 08-03-2020
11 Bhutan All passports Not Specified    
12 Brazil Diplomatic & Official/Service 90 days 25.01.2004 w.e.f. 17.11..2004
13 Brunei Diplomatic & Official 14 days 04.04.2016 w.e.f. 04.05.2016
14 Bulgaria Diplomatic & Official/Service 90 days 03.03.2009 w.e.f. 02.07.2009
15 Cambodia Diplomatic & Official 60 days 09.04.2002 w.e.f..09.05.2002
16 Chile Diplomatic & Official 90 days 24.04.2003 w.e.f. 17.08.2004
17 Colombia Diplomatic & Official 90 days    
18 Costa Rica Diplomatic and Official/Service 90 days 8 March 2019 1 April, 2020
19 Cote dIvoire Diplomatic & Official 30 days 21-10-2016 17-07-2019
20 Croatia Diplomatic & Official/Service 30 days 19-09-2007 w.e.f. 08-04-2008
21 Cyprus Diplomatic & Official/Service 90 days 25-05-2007 w.e.f 01-05-2008
22 Denmark Diplomatic & Official   14 August 1986 14 December 2017
23 Ecuador Diplomatic & Official 30 days 22.6.2007 w.e.f. 18.08.2008
24 Egypt Diplomatic, Official, Special, & Service 90 days 18.11.2008 w.e.f. 15.02.2010
25 El Salvador Diplomatic & official 90 days 10.06.2008 w.e.f. 01.04.2009
26 Georgia Diplomatic and Official/Service 90 days 31.07.2017 20.09.2017
27 Guatemala Diplomatic & Official 90 days 28.05.2015 w.e.f. 14.12.2015
28 Guyana Diplomatic & Official/Service 90 days 04.02.2003 w.e.f. 03.01.2005
29 Honduras Diplomatic & Official 90 days 10.06.2008 w.e.f. 01.03.2009
30 Hong Kong Diplomatic & Official     Those assigned to mission require visa
31 Hungary Diplomatic & Official 90 days 04.11.2003 w.e.f. 01.04.2005
32 Indonesia Diplomatic & Official 30 days   w.e.f. 01.08.2008
33 Israel Diplomatic & Official/Service 90 days 09.09.2003 w.e.f. 20.10.2004
34 Jordan Diplomatic & Official 90 days 01-03-2018 30-09-2018
35 Kazakhstan Diplomatic & Official/Service 30 days 17.08.1999 w.e.f. 20.11.2000
36 Kuwait Diplomatic, Official & Special Passports 60 days 04.04.2018 08.03.2019
37 Kyrgyzstan Diplomatic & Official/Service 90 days 19.07.2013 w.e.f. April 2014
38 Laos Diplomatic & Official 30 days 06.11.2002 w.e.f. 01.04.2005
39 Malaysia Diplomatic & Official 90 days 14.05.2001 w.e.f. 01.10.2001
40 Maldives Diplomatic & Official 90 days 17-03-2019 05-08-2019
41 Mauritius Diplomatic & Official 90 days    
42 Mexico Diplomatic & Official 90 days 21.10.2005 w.e.f. 23.02.2006
43 Mongolia Diplomatic & Official 90 days 23.12.2005 w.e.f. 02.02.2006
44 Morocco Diplomatic & Official/Service 30 days 17.11.2015 w.e.f. 21.01.2016
45 Mozambique Diplomatic & official 90 days 07.08.2015 w.e.f. 09.05.2016
46 Myanmar Diplomatic & Official 90 days 02.11.2003 w.e.f. 15.3.2005
47 Namibia Diplomatic & Official 90 days 31.08.2009 w.e.f. 01.11.2011
48 Nepal All passports Not specified    
49 Nicaragua Diplomatic, official & service 90 days 10.06.2008 w.e.f. 01.10.2008
50 Oman Diplomatic, Official/ Service/ Special 90 days 11.2.2018 07.06.2020
51 Palestine Diplomatic & Official Passports 90 days 16-05-2017 20-04-2018
52 Panama Diplomatic, Official and Consular Passports 90 days 09-05-2018 30-08-2018
53 Paraguay Diplomatic & Official 90 days    
54 Peru Diplomatic and Official/Service Passports 90 days 03.06.2003 w.e.f. 16.09.2004
55 Philippines Diplomatic & Official 30 days 05-10-2007 w.e.f. 24-04-2008
56 Qatar Diplomatic, Official & Special Passport 90 days 03.12.2016 23 May 2017
57 Republic of Korea (South Korea) Diplomatic & Official 90 days 01.08.2005 w.e.f. 03.10.05
58 Russia Diplomatic & Official/Service 90 days 03.12.2004 w.e.f. 15.02.2005
59 Rwanda Diplomatic & Official 90 days 20.02.2017 25.12.2017
60 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Diplomatic and Official Passports 90 days 10.09.2019 w.e.f 13.01.2020
61 Serbia Diplomatic & Official 90 days 17.09.2007 w.e.f. 17.07.2009
62 Singapore Diplomatic & Official Not specified 24.01.1994 Tourism agreement
63 South Africa Diplomatic & Official 90 days 22-02-2008 w.e.f. 21-05-2008
64 Sri Lanka Diplomatic & Official 30 days 14.03.2015 w.e.f. 15.09.2015
65 St. Kitts & Nevis Diplomatic & Official/Service Passports 90 days 16-02-2018 09-10-2018
66 Suriname Diplomatic, Official and Service Passports 30 days 28.04.2017 23.02.2019
67 Swaziland Diplomatic & Official 90 days 09-04-2018 01st April 2019
68 Syria Diplomatic & Official 60 days 10-06-2010 w.e.f. 01.10.2010
69 Tanzania Diplomatic & Official/Service 90 days 10.07.2016 w.e.f. 26.12.2016
70 Tajikistan Diplomatic & Official 30 days 14.11.2003 w.e.f. 19.08.2005
71 Thailand Diplomatic & Official 90 days 09.10.2003 w.e.f. 01.03.2004
72 Tunisia Diplomatic & Official/Special 90 days 30/04/2015 w.e.f. 02.05.2016
73 Uganda Diplomatic & Official 90 days 24-07-2018 11 February 2019
74 UAE Diplomatic, Official & Special 90 days 25.01.2017 24 February 2017
75 Uruguay Diplomatic, Official 30 days    
76 UAE Diplomatic, Official & Special 90 days 25.01.2017 24 February 2017
77 Vietnam Diplomatic and Official 90 days 07.09.994  

Note: Duration of Visa or the number of entries in India is purely the discretion of the Indian Embassy, or Consulate has no role in order to make any approach or process. The applicant has to observe and realize that Visa will not be a subject of right, and, hence the Embassy / Consulates might deny the visa if no longer observed the eligibility / or does no longer have adequate supporting documentation. If the process is not matching according to the demand from the authority will not grant a Diplomatic or Official visa if you request more days or time in India. So, provide your details and information before you submit your application, and must pay your application process amount. There will be no clarifications on this regard, and the resolution or decision of the Embassy / Consulate will probably be final.

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