General Information on Visa General Information on Visa

General Information on Visa


I. General information:

Embassy of India issues visas to Mexican and Belizean nationals and those nationals of other countries, who are permanent residents of Mexico or Belize. Regular Visas are not issued to tourists and other short term visitors to Mexico. Persons with nationalities other than Mexican or Belizean, who are short term visitors to Mexico or Belize, may be eligible for the online eVisa Scheme subject to fulfillment of certain conditions (please see details below).

Embassy of India, Mexico has introduced online submission of visa applications. All Visa Applications need to be filled up on line and a printed and duly signed copy of the same is to be presented to the Embassy with all supporting documents.

Warning about fake websites claiming to offer Indian Visa/e-Visa related services on behalf of Government of India: It has been noticed that few fake websites apparently similar to Government of India's official websites claim to provide services to Indian visa applicants desiring to travel to India. These websites charge an extra fee for preparing the online applications with data of the applicants. Also, working through these websites delays the process of visa.

All persons who intend to seek Indian visa and apply online are advised to be careful while accessing such websites, which have no authorization of the Embassy of India, Mexico City or Government of India. The correct and authorized websites for Indian Visa Online applications are (For Regular visa) and (For the online eVisa).

Foreign nationals of Indian origin: India does not permit dual citizenship. All Indian Citizens who have taken up Mexican /Belizian or any other citizenship, automatically lose their Indian citizenship. Such persons should surrender their Indian passports to the Embassy immediately on taking up foreign citizenship. Failure to do so or attempting to get passport services even after taking up foreign citizenship is an offence under the Passports Act, 1967, and can lead to penalties, including a ban on all future entry into India.

These persons should travel to India on their foreign passports after obtaining a visa for India. Visa on such cases will be granted only on production of a Surrender Certificate for the Indian passport held by them previously.

Yellow Fever Vaccination: All travelers visiting India, who are transiting or have transited through a yellow Fever Zone, must possess a valid “Yellow Fever Vaccination” card. Vaccination is also required if they have lived in Yellow Fever Endemic Countries (See the list here – (linkbullet). An Advisory for passengers coming/returning to India from Yellow Fever Endemic Countries can be seen here (linkbullet). For more details please visit the link

List of Yellow Fever Endemic Countries by WHO- 1. Angola 2. Benin 3. Burkina Faso 4. Burundi 5. Cameroon 6. Central African Republic 7. Chad 8. Congo 9. Cote d’Ivoire 10. Democratic Republic of Congo 11. Equatorial Guinea 12. Ethiopia 13. Gabon 14. Gambia 15. Ghana 16. Guinea 17. Guinea-Bissau 18. Kenya 19. Liberia 20. Mali 21. Mauritania 22. Niger 23. Nigeria 24. Rwanda 25. Senegal 26. Sierra Leone 27. Sudan 28. South Sudan 29. Togo 30. Uganda 31. Argentina 32. Bolivia 33. Brazil 34. Columbia 35. Ecuador 36. French Guyana 37. Guyana 38. Panama 39. Paraguay 40. Peru 41. Suriname 42. Trinidad and Tobago 43. Venezuela

Applicants are advised to read all the instructions carefully before submitting the application. All incomplete and wrongly filled applications for Visa services will be returned at the applicant’s cost as these lead to undesirable and avoidable delays.

Location for Visa Services:
The Visa Section is located in the Embassy premises (Musset 325, Colonia Polanco, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, C.P.11550,exico D.F.) Telephones: 5254-0417, 5531-1002/1050/4636/6638, 5545-1491, 5203-4803).

Timings of Visa Services:

10:00 to 12:30 Hrs. – Submission of applications: Monday through Friday with prior online appointment (except on closed holidays)
17.00 to 17:30 Hrs. - Collection of Visas: Monday through Friday except on closed holidays.

II: Important information about the Indian Visa

(i) Visas are issued only at the Embassy of India, Mexico City.

(ii) Mexican Diplomatic and Official passport holders do not need visa to travel to India for visits up to 90 days.

(iii) Fees is acceptable in cash in Mexican Pesos only.

(iv) For other than Mexican and Belizean passports-holders issue of visas takes up to four additional working days. These applicants need to pay an additional processing fees of Mexican Pesos 110 only. This amount can be added to the visa application fees.

(v) The validity of the visa counts from the date of issue and not from the date of entry into India. As such, the visa application should not be submitted to the Embassy more than one month before the date of travel.

(vi) Visa may be refused without assigning any reason. Visa fee once received is not refunded even if the visa application is withdrawn or visa not granted. The Embassy also reserves to itself the right to decide on the type and duration of the visa granted.

(vii) Each visa application is considered on its merits and the Embassy may seek additional information at any stage during processing of the requests. Receipt of visa application and fees by the Embassy does not guarantee issue of visa.

(viii) Change of purpose of visit to India is usually not permitted upon reaching India. In particular, tourist visa can neither be extended nor can it be converted to any other kind of visa after reaching India. It is advisable to apply for the correct type of visa in the first instance.

(ix) Compulsory Registration for Long-term Stay: A foreigner who intends to stay in India for more than 180 days on a single visit, needs to register himself / herself with the concerned Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) within 14 days of his / her first arrival in India. Pakistani Nationals are required to register within 24 hours and Afghanistan Nationals are required to register within 7 days of their arrival in India. Children below 16 years of age do not require registration on any type of visa. For further details regarding the FRRO’s procedures, forms etc, please visit the website of Bureau of Immigration of the Government of India.

(x) With effect from 1st September 2017, a levy of M$ 55/- (in addition to the visa fees) will be charged towards contribution to the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) for each application for visa.

III. How to prepare the Visa Application

(a) Mexican and Belizean nationals and nationals of other countries, who are resident in Mexico or are visiting Mexico for short period for tourism, casual business or medical treatment and meet the criteria of eTV should apply online under this Scheme through the website:

(b) Other applicants (visiting India for purposes other than those specified in the eTV Scheme or who require stay of more than 60 days or make more than two (2) journeys to India or enter into India from a check post other than the 18 designated international airports and 4 sea ports) have to apply for a regular visa at the Embassy. They need to fill up an online regular visa application form at the website according to the instructions given on the link. They are required to obtain an online appointment for submission of application, passport and supporting documents at the Embassy.

The requisites for the application are as follows:
(i) Duly filled in Application form signed by the applicant on both the pages at the spaces provided. (In case of a Minor applicant, both parents need to sign on both the pages). Applicants are henceforth required to fill online visa applications (ii) Two recent photographs, in colour, 5 cm X 5 cm (2” x 2” inches), one pasted on the visa application form at the space provided and the other securely stapled.
(iii) The passport in original, with a minimum remaining validity of six months from the proposed date of entry/exit from India. A photocopy of the first page of the passport. In case, the applicant has taken Indian visa (s) in the past, such passport (s) in original along with a photocopy of each passport should be submitted. Original of old passports will be returned.
(iv) Applicable visa fees in cash in Mexican Pesos only.:
(v) Copy of ID card (IFE, Driving License) for Mexican nationals.:
(vi) Copy of Residence Permit i.e. FM2 or FM3 for foreign nationals. :
(vii) Necessary supporting documents (Please see the Types of Visa below for specific requisites for each category of visa).:

(c ) Applicants living outside of Mexico City (who do not fulfill the criteria for issuance of eTV) or those living in Belize may send their application to the Embassy by Post, for attention of the Consular Section, along with the applicable fees by two separate bank certified cheques in the name of `Embajada de la República de la India' for the applicable visa fees (details given below) and the ICWF charge (Mex Pesos 55/- only) respectively, as well as a pre-paid courier slip and an envelope with applicant's complete address.:
The requisites for the applications sent by post are the same as in (b) above.:

Other important points to note

  • Passports should have a minimum validity of 6 months and at least 3 blank pages, otherwise applications should be submitted with a new passport. The passport should be in good condition. Damaged passports will not be accepted for issue of visa.

  • It is mandatory to upload digital photograph on the visa applications filled online. Applications without uploaded photographs will be summarily rejected. The physical Photographs submitted with printed Visa applications should not be stapled under any circumstances but pasted neatly in the given box. Another copy can be stapled to the Form.

  • Separate visa form is required to be filled in respect of each child travelling with the parent even where name of the child is included in the passport of the parent.

  • Once the online application form has been submitted by the applicant, further modifications are not permitted. Hence, applicants are requested to double check the details before submitting the online application form. Applicants are requested to note down the File Number (generated automatically after submission of online form) for further communications and reference.

  • Applicants should submit a copy of the air bookings (Paid Ticket not required) for forward journey only in respect of transit & long term visas and copies of bookings for onward and return journey in respect of short duration visas of a period less than one year. Bookings should be made in sufficient advance so that the Embassy has sufficient time for processing of visas.

  • Applicants may be required to submit proof of sound financial standing such as a bank statement – for some categories of visas.

  • The Embassy reserves the right to interview visa applicants and visa will be granted subject to the applicant clearing the interview.

  • New machine readable visa stickers issued by the Embassy will be valid for entry into India. As per the new format, these stickers will not carry the signatures and stamp of the Embassy.

  • Visa processing will commence after submission of printed copy of Visa Application Form, other documents and deposit slip for visa fee. There will be no refund of visa fees in the event of non-issue of visa. Applicants are therefore requested to ensure that they provide all the documents and details and carry all original documents for scrutiny at the Embassy.

  • Applicants are advised to strictly adhere to the purpose for which visa has been sought during their stay in India and avoid overstay.

Updated as on 15 Nov 2017