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Applications for Indian Visa are to be submitted to the Consulate General of India, Hong Kong through its external application service centre (managed by M/s BLS International Services Limited) located at 2/F Morrison Commercial Building, 31 Morrison Hill Road, Hong Kong on any working day (Monday to Friday) except designated holidays between 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM. The timing for collection of documents is 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM.

Contact Details:
Website : www.blsindia-hongkong.com
Phone :+852 58195329
Fax :+852 2620 0341
Email Id : info.hk@blsinternational.net

The Consular Wing of the Consulate General of India is located at Unit D, 16th Floor, United Centre, 95, Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong.

(B) Procedure/General instructions for Visa application

  1. Some fake websites are reported to be duping those who seek Visa for India. Therefore, it is requested that all visa, passport, consular and other services seekers should exercise utmost caution while accessing the websites for Indian Visa.
  2. Applicants are required to fill online visa application only at http://indianvisaonline.gov.in
  3. Please select Indian Mission CHINA-HONG KONG
  4. Please note down the Temporary Application ID: (Your Information will be saved if you click save button or continue to next page. If you exit without doing either of that, your information will be lost. Minimum field required for partial save is up to Date of Birth)
  5. Please duly fill all the particulars including permanent and present address, e-mail id, mobile and phone number. Also mention the name and phone number of references/contacts correctly. Applications without complete details are liable to be rejected.
  6. Recent color photograph as per Photo specifications is to be uploaded and submitted with visa application
  7. The applicant has to take a printout of the online visa application form, starting with CHNH, and signed copy of the same with all relevant documents as required for the particular type of visa  to be submitted at external application service centre (managed by M/s BLS International Services Limited) located at 2/F Morrison Commercial Building, 31 Morrison Hill Road, Hong Kong on any working day (Monday to Friday) except designated holidays between 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM.
  8. There is no need for prior appointment for submission of applications. Applicants are attended on first come first serve basis. Applicants are required to come in person for submitting the application as biometric data and photographs are required to be captured at the time of visa application.
  9. Persons above the age of 70 and children below 12 years of age are exempted from biometric enrolment. The visa applications for applicants falling in this category may be submitted by their representatives with proper authority letter.
  10. All original documents are required to be kept ready for verification during submission of Visa application. These will be returned after verification.
  11. Even if, the application is accepted by the outsourcing agency, Consulate reserves the right to ask for further documentation from applicant. Applicant in that case is required to provide additional documents, for further processing of visa application.
  12. Visa Fee is to be paid in cash. Visa fee may vary for different nationalities and type of Visa. Please visit Visa Fee Schedule for details. Please note that in addition to the prescribed visa fee, a service fee of HK$ 47 will be charged by M/s BLS for each application. Value added services (VAS) offered by M/s BLS are optional services and will be charged separately, if the applicant chooses to avail those services. Applicants are free to avail these services from other places of their choice also. Applicants may note that Visa fee is processing charges and it will not be refunded even if Visa is not granted or granted for a shorter period than applied for.
  13. CGI Hong Kong issues Visas to applicants residing in Hong Kong and Macau only. Non-residents can apply for Visa at external application service centre however visa to non-residents will be granted only if their justification to submit visa applications in Hong Kong and not in their places of residence is acceptable to CGI HK. Short validity single entry visas will normally be issued to such applicants.
  14. In normal cases subject to application being complete and in order, it takes three working days for HK and Macau residents and six working days for non-residents to grant visa. There are certain categories of Visa/Nationalities which may require long processing time extending upto 1-2 months. BLS/ Consulate would advise the applicants once such categories/nationalities of persons submit their visa applications. In some cases, Consulate may require additional documentation and also ask the applicant to come in person for interview, which may result in extended processing time. Therefore the applicants are advised to apply well in advance.
  15. Acceptance of Visa application does not guarantee grant of Visa. Consulate reserves the right to reject  visa application without assigning any reason.
  16. Once Visa is granted, it cannot be changed or amended. .All Visas are valid from date of issue, not from date of arrival in India. Applicants must enter and exit India before the date of expiry mentioned on the visa. 
  17. All travelers to India are advised to check the latest immigration and entry regulations before travel.
  18. Applicants must ensure that while applying visa their Passport should have at least six months validity and minimum full two blank pages.
  19. Applicants must be in Hong Kong/Macau at the time of application for visa.
  20. The following additional documents are required form Pakistani nationals and persons of Pakistan origin:
    1. Sponsorship certificate is required for Visitor Visa from Pakistani national
    2. Form-I from Pakistani nationals and persons of Pakistan origin
  21. In addition to Visa application form, some applicants depending upon case to case basis may be required to fill in the Personal Particular Form

(C) Advisories for Visa applicants

  1. All applicants are requested not to deal with other websites that do not belong to the Government of India and apply for Indian visa only at www.indianvisaonline.gov.in
  2. Government of India makes no provision of charging of any emergency fees or additional fees for grant of any emergency / express visa.
  3. Use of satellite phones (including Thuraya, Iridium, BGAN, Inmarsat etc) is banned in India; unauthorized possession & use is a punishable offence. All foreigners visiting India are advised not to carry any kind of satellite telephone into India. All visa applicants are required to submit a self undertaking as per Form-II to this effect.
  4. Foreign nationals intending to visit a place falling in the Protected/ Restricted Area in India may submit an application for the grant of Protected/Restricted Area Permit to Concerned offices in particular Indian states OR nearest Indian Mission/Post. This requirement is in addition to getting an Indian visa. It will take shorter time, if the travelers apply for RAP from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) /Resident Commissioners of the Concerned State Govt. through nearest metropolitan City OR through travel/tour operators in India. If travelers apply in Indian Mission/Post abroad, it will take around 5-6 weeks to process. For more details please visit: https://mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/AnnexVII_01022018.pdf
  5. Consulate will not be responsible for any loss of bookings made in anticipation of grant of Visa.
  6. Visa applicants/ prospective traveller to India may make themselves aware of other rules like Airline guidelines, baggage rules, Indian Custom and Immigration rules etc before travelling to India to avoid inconvenience.

(D) Types of Indian Visa and documentations required

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