How to apply for Indian tourist visa for Filipinos


If you are a Philippine Passport Holder who plans to
travel to India as a tourist, you have to first, APPLY ONLINE.

Here are the steps for submitting your Visa Application

1. Read carefully and understand the instructions listed
on this web page 

2. Fill out the online application form on this web page 

Once you have completed your online application, proceed
to the following steps:

3. Print your online application form and duly sign on
it. Submit it to the Indian Visa Application Centre (details about the Indian
Application Centre can be found below) together with the following required

a. Original and Photocopy of Valid Passport (Note: Your
Philippine Passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your
contemplated stay in India)

b. Two recent 2×2 ID Pictures (Note: Photos should show
full frontal view of face against a white background to be pasted on the
application form. DO NOT STAPLE THE PICTURE)

c. Original and Photocopy of Reservation Itinerary (Note:
Non-refundable tickets or reservations such as PLANE TICKETS SHOULD NOT BE
PURCHASED until your passport with visa is in your possession)

d. Original and Photocopy of Accommodation Arrangements /
Hotel Bookings

e. Proof of Financial Standing (recent bank statement,
sponsorship letter, etc.) 

4. Pay Php 2,210.00 for the Indian Tourist Visa
Application Fee (Note: Wait for your turn to be called

5. Wait for 4 working days for the Embassy to process
your application

Visa Application Centre

The Indian Visa Application Centre (M/s BLS International
Services Ltd.) is located at the following address:

902 A (9th Floor), One Corporate Plaza, Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City.

Tel: 0063-2-4789152, 5555060




Submission of Applications: 0900 to 1200 hrs – Monday to

Release of Passports : 1600 to 1700 hrs – Monday to Friday

Another Important Note from Indian Embassy Website:

The provision relating to 2 months gap between two visits
of a foreign national to India on a Tourist Visa has been reviewed by
the Government.  It has been decided to lift the restriction of two-month
gap on re-entry of foreign nationals coming to India except in case of nationals
of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of
Pakistan and Bangladesh origins and Stateless persons and in such a case,
permission should be sought from the Head of Indian Mission in the region and
registration would be required within 14 days of arrival in India with the

For other types of Indian Visa Application, please refer to this link.

If you have questions, please leave them in the comment section below and we’ll try to respond as soon as possible. Or if you have applied for any Visa, we’d appreciate your tips. Thank you for taking time to read. Don’t hesitate to share this article!


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