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Step 1: Gather the list of required items listed below.

Step 2: Check out online or call (877) 917-9438 to place your order.

Step 3: Send the list of required items to 1 East Erie, Suite 525 Chicago, IL 60611

Swift Passport is a non-government, third party service that acts as a professional emissary between the user and various foreign consulates to secure travel visas in as little as 1 day. If you do not wish to use a third party service to obtain your visa, please consult the State Department website for further instruction.

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Expedited India Visa Processing

India Visa processing times can vary from 5 to 15 business days with no "expedited" option available at this time.  Processing time is at the sole discretion of the Indian Consulate.  The Indian Consulate has recently decided to utilize an outsourcing office named BLS International.  There will inevitably be new policies and proceedures for application submission; these potential changes have not been clearly defined by the Indian Consulate, so please be aware that processing timeframes, requirements, and policies may change without any advanced notice. 

Required Visa Items

Showing required items for citizens of: United States Select Visa Type: What type of visa is right for me? Business,Tourist,Entry

Gather the following items and send them to SPS:

Valid Passport

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Required for: Tourist, Business, Conference, Entry

Submit your ACTUAL passport containing two blank facing visa pages. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from date of entry. If you do not have blank visa pages in your US Passport, Swift Passport can help you obtain extra pages or help you renew your US Passport; please contact us for more information. Please note that the last 2 pages in a US Passport ARE NOT counted as visa pages, those are amendment pages.

Proof of Legal Status
All non-US Passport holders must proof of your legal status in the USA- i.e. copy of your green card (front and back), valid visa, I-20, IAP-66, etc.

India Visa Application

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Required for: Tourist, Business, Conference, Entry

IMPORTANT: You are required to select the proper Indian Mission (Consulate), dictated by your state of permanent residence. Swift Passport Services is headquartered in Chicago, however please determine the Indian Mission which corresponds to your permanent address before you begin the application process (see list below.) 

Helpful Application Tips

Your name must appear on the application EXACTLY as it does on your passport (ex. John Michael Smith)

India Application Naming Convention

Consulates will delay or reject the processing of a visa if the permanent address and the present address listed on the application do not match the address on your state I.D. or driver's license.  

Note that there are TWO areas to sign the India Applcation:

Signature box at the top of page 1

India Signature 1

Signature line at the bottom of page 2

India Signature 2

 

The consulate does not accept applications with strike outs or cross outs, so please do not write on the application.

Atlanta India Mission

AL, FL, GA, MS, Puerto Rico, SC, TN, US VIRGIN ISLANDS

Chicago Indian Mission

IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, ND, SD, WI

Houston Indian Mission

AR, CO, KS, LA, NE, NM, OK, TX

New York Indian Mission

CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT

San Francisco India Mission

AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

Washington D.C. India Mission

DE, DC, KY, MD, NC, VA, WV, America Samoa, Armed Forces- Americas, Europe, Pacific, Bermuda, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau

Supplemental India Form

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Required for: Business, Entry, Tourist

This form is newly REQUIRED for all India Visa applicants.  Please Download the form here, complete and send in with your India Visa application material.

Proof of Residence

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Required for: Business, Conference, Entry, Tourist

Proof of residential address in the United States: Clear copy of applicant's driver's license, utility bill, lease agreement, or other major utility bill. Address and name on the document must match address and name on the visa application form. Consulates will NOT accept credit/bank statements, or cell phone bills as proof of address.

1 Passport Type Photo

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Required for: Tourist, Business, Conference, Entry

Photo Requirements: Photos must have been taken in the last 6 months, be 2 inches by 2 inches in size, and have white background with no patterns or background objects visible. Photo must be in color and be free of glare. Ears should be visible, and you must be facing forward. Dark glasses, headbands, and spaghetti straps are not permitted. Feel free to smile!

  • Option 1: email a photo to Swift Passport Services photos@swiftpassport.com using the following guidelines. Swift Passport will size and print your passport photos for a nominal fee of $15.
    • Photo file needs to be attached to the email as a .jpeg file.  Other file formats cannot be properly formatted
    • Have someone else take the picture of you; please do not send pictures you take of yourself.
    • Photos need to be taken with a digital camera, phone camera photos will be of insufficient quality
    • Please do not attempt to resize or format the photo in any way
  • Option 2: Obtain a passport photo from a passport photo service (Walgreens, CVS, FedEx, etc.). Include photo in your package to Swift Passport Services.

Letter of Invitation from Company in India

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Required for: Business

A letter from the company which you are conducting business with in India on company letterhead.  Must be signed by the management in charge of the area that the applicant intends to be in contact with, informing:

  • Job position and job description of the contact person in India
  • Assignment description and information about the end-purpose of the intended activities in India (sales, purchases, coordination, auditing, etc.);
  • Date(s) and place(s) of the meetings and information on periodicity, average length and assignment description of future trips, if any
  • Financial and moral responsibility for the trip
  • Needs to be on Company Letterhead with India address included in the Letterhead, NOT in the body of the letter.  Address on Letter head needs to match the address on application
  • Letter needs to specify length and validity of visa being requested

Original Company Letter of Intent

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Required for: Business

  • Must be the original letter with original signature.  Unfortunately there are no exceptions to this
  • Needs to be on Company Letterhead with India address included in the Letterhead, NOT in the body of the letter.  Address on Letter head needs to match the address on application (Sample Letter)
  • Name and Title of the visa applicant must be included
  • Provide a detailed description of the business which will be performed in India including a detailed timeline
  • Letter needs to specify length and validity of visa being requested
  • Most India Consulates require an original signature on this letter.  If this is difficult for you to obtain, please contact Swift to determine next steps

Letter Of Authorization

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Required for: Business, Tourist, Entry

All applicants MUST print, complete, and sign the attached Letter of Authorization

Birth Certificate

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Required for: Entry

Birth Certificates are currently not required, however this can change unexpectedly.  Swift Passport recommends submitting Birth Certificates with all applications to avoid any delays.

Required Clearance

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Required for: Conference

  • Ministry of Home Affairs Clearance: A clearance letter from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Ministry of External Affairs Clearance: A clearance letter from the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • State Government/UT Clearance: A clearance letter from the State Government/Union Territories.
  • Nodal Ministry Clearance: A clearance letter from the Ministry that holds jurisdiction over the conference. Example, an education conference needs a clearance letter from the Ministry of Education. 7 Special Instructions: Conference Visas may be issued to delegates if they are able to produce an invitation to a conference/seminar/workshop being organized in India by a Ministry or Department of the Government of India, State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, Central Educational Institutions, Public Funded University or an organization owned and controlled by the Government of India or State Government, UN or its specialized agencies and reputed NGOs. To attend a conference/seminar/workshop being organized in India by a private company, applicants should request a business visa. In this case a 3 month single entry business visa will generally be granted.

Special Requirements for Minors

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Required for: Entry, Tourist

  • Copy of Birth Certificate: Please DO NOT send original birth certificates- we cannot take responsibility for original documents
    • US Born: Only birth certificates are accepted for applicants born in the US
    • Indian Born: Those born in ndia can use their birth certificate, old Indian passport, or school leaving cerificate
    • All Others: Thise not born in the US or India should submit a birth certificate or any government document from the country of origin that has parents name, date of birth and nationality.  Must be translated into English and Notarized.
  • Both Parents Original Signatures: Sign on Second Page of application.   MUST BE NOTARIZED
  • Proof of Residence: Send copy of valid state ID, or major utility bill such as gas, water, electric.
  • Photocopy of Both Parents Passport Information Page

Expedited India Visa Service Notes

Visa processing times are at the sole discretion of the Indian Consulate.  At this time, the Consulate does not offer any consistent processing time frames and recommends that no paid or confirmed travel be made until your visa has been issued by the Consualte

Expedited India Visa Service Pricing Options

Processing Option Service Fee Embassy Fee* Total Cost**
6 Month Multiple Entry - Tourist Visa $99 $67.7 $166.7
5 Year Multiple Entry - Tourist Visa $99 $157.7 $256.7
10 Year Multiple Entry - Tourist Visa $99 $157.7 $256.7
1 Year Multiple Entry - Business Visa $99 $167.7 $266.7
5 Year Multiple Entry - Business Visa $99 $247.7 $346.7
10 Year Multiple Entry - Business Visa $99 $247.7 $346.7
6 Month Multiple Entry - Entry Visa $99 $107.7 $206.7
1 Year Multiple Entry - Entry Visa $99 $147.7 $246.7
5 Year Multiple Entry - Entry Visa $99 $227.7 $326.7

*Swift Passport can obtain a money order for the consulate fee for $5.
**Total cost does not include return shipping. See options at checkout.