India Visa Requirements for international students

Visa Requirements for Students in India

Visa requirements for students that want to study in India are different for students depending on their citizenship. Select you country below, learn about the relevant regulations and find the embassies and consulates in your country!

An immigration check is carried out for all passengers at the port of arrival in India. The Foreigners arriving in India are required to furnish true particulars in the Disembarkation Card (Arrival Card) as to his name and nationality, his age, sex, place of birth, and address or intended address in India.

Immigration check includes checking of Passport, Visa, Disembarkation Card, entering foreigner's particulars in the computer, retention of Arrival Card, and stamping of Passport of the foreigner.

Pakistan nationals other than those on Diplomatic Visa (On Assignment), Non-Diplomatic Visa, SAARC Visa Exemption Sticker, and SAU Visa or those who have been exempted from carrying visa application are required to carry a Visa application form (duplicate copies) which will be issued in addition to regular Visa on their passport by the Indian Mission concerned.

On presentation at Immigration check post, they are issued Regular Residential Permit and are required to report to the FRRO/FRO or concerned Police Station in their places of stay within 24 hours unless and until they are officially Exempted from Police Reporting.

Foreigners holding PIO cards-The foreigners holding PIO cards can gain entry into India if valid PIO card is presented along with the valid new foreign passport issued in place of the passport endorsed on the PIO card.

However, the foreigners are advised to have the necessary endorsement of the new passport from the competent authority on their PIO cards to avoid any inconvenience.

Documents Required for Visa Application

  • Travel document i.e international passport
  • Letter of acceptance
  • Two passport photos
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Proof of funds – in the form of a bank statement showing an adequate amount of funds depending on the study duration which you are applying for.
  • Background checks or police report
  • Medical insurance

1.Step: Select your Country

Study Visa Information for Students from

Visa Type Cost
Study Visa required

Embassies and Consulates in for obtaining a Visa

If you fail to submit all the documents in time, the embassy will ask you to book another date for your appointment, therefore to avoid delays please submit all the documents in full.

As the Visa process for international students can take up to 3 months, depending on the country, we strongly encourage you to calculate enough time for it.


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