India Customs Declaration Forms & Immigration Guides

Download our customs guide for India to find out about the required documents and customs prescriptions for different goods.

For more information, read about our visa & immigration services for India and check out our guide on how to move to India.

Customs guide
India custom guide

India Visa and Immigration Services

Expats moving to India will discover a vibrant, pluralistic country that is the most populous democracy in the world. With an economy fueled by growth in industries such as IT, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals, India is considered a top corporate out-sourcing destination and is predicted to be one of the largest consumer markets in the near future.

Residents in India can explore the rich history and culture of the countryside while living in some of the world’s most vibrant cities.

But before you can enjoy all that India has to offer, it is important to navigate India immigration and obtain permission to either visit or live within the country.

Applying for visas to India can often be a long, complicated and expensive process, with many rules and restrictions to follow and adhere to. Depending on the type of visa you are trying to obtain, there are different requirements that you will need in order to qualify.

Santa Fe can take the pain out of applying for a visa in India, helping with your application and updating you when it’s ready.

Santa Fe can assist with the following types of visas in India:

India Business Visa: Valid for six months with multiple entries and is issued for business meetings, sales review and intra company trainings.

India Student Visa: Issued to students who wants to come and pursue higher studies in India. Issued only for the duration of the academic study or five years, whichever is less.

Journalist Visa: For three months for professional journalists and photographers visiting India.

Conference Visa: Issued to foreign nationals attending conferences and meetings in India.

India Employment Visa: Issued to skilled and qualified professionals or persons who are hired by Indian company or deputed by foreign companies to the branches in India. Visa is issued for a maximum period of 1 year or for the employment term, whichever is lower. Visa extension are applied and issued in India.

Dependent Visa: Issued to accompanying spouse and dependent children of an employment visa holder to stay in India.

Residential Permit Registration Certificate (RPRC): Issued by the Foreigner’s Regional Registration Office (FRRO) in place of stay city in India to those foreign nationals who are issued employment and dependent visa. FRRO certificate is required to be carried with the passport during travel into and out of India.

Contact us today to help secure your India Visa.

Please remember that immigration laws may change without notice. For current and detailed information regarding updates as well as documentary requirements, processing times and any other information pertaining to your specific needs, speak with a Santa Fe Immigration Specialist.

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