Expedited India Visa Service
If you’re heading to India, you will need to obtain a visa before your trip. Swift is here to help!
Obtaining a visa to India can be a daunting process. From knowing which type of visa to apply for, to making sure the proper documents are submitted, there are many to-do’s that must be done correctly. Thankfully, Swift is here to help and has procured hundreds of India visas for happy customers across the country.
Please note: The Indian Consulate utilizes an outsourcing office named VFS Global. Please be aware that processing timeframes, requirements, and policies may change without any advanced notice. Processing times can take up to 25 Business Days in some cases.
Before You Apply
Know you will need to have the following basic documents when you apply for your India visa. Other documents may be requested. You will be provided with a full list of documents and requirements when you submit your order through Swift.
Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months.
You may need to provide supporting documents such as a flight itinerary for tourism, a letter or invitation for business, or a program acceptance letter for students.
For traditional visas, you’ll be asked to complete an application specific to the country you are traveling to. For e-visas, the application will be electronic.
Applying for An India Visa: 3 Easy Steps
Click Order Now and you will be asked a few questions about your passport to check that it is valid and has not expired. You’ll then enter basic contact information and choose visa options from our dropdown menus until you are guided to the right visa product for your travel needs. In some cases, it may be a traditional visa. In others, it will be an e-visa (electronic visa). You will then submit your order and make payment.
After you submit your order, you will be provided with a full list of requirements that must be fulfilled along with a list of documents. Swift will guide you through these items step-by-step. Once you have gathered all documents, you will ship them to Swift using FedEx or UPS (do NOT use USPS). You will ship documents to:
Swift Passport & Visa Services
1 E Erie St
Chicago, IL 60611
If you are applying for an e-visa, you will complete your application online and we will direct you to the application page after you submit your order.
Swift will review your information, application, and carefully check your documents. If anything is missing or incorrect, we will reach out to you immediately. Once everything is in order, we will process your visa. It will then be shipped to you. We will update you throughout the process so you know when your visa will arrive.
Why Choose Swift
The Swift team consists of travel experts who have decades of industry experience. From processing passports, to understanding the ever-changing requirements for visas, our team is highly knowledgeable and eager to help. Count on our expertise to make the travel document process easy for you.
Small But Mighty
We're a small team, but a mighty one! Since the day we started Swift, customer service has been our top priority. We're able to provide the same solutions larger companies offer, but with the special attention to detail that only a smaller team can deliver. At Swift, every customer matters. We go out of our way to ensure each interaction is positive and personable.
Applying for a passport or visa is one of the most frustrating things a person can do. We do our part to make sure the process is easy and convenient for every customer. Whether you want your paperwork reviewed by an expert, need to know which step is next, or have questions, our entire team is here to guide you.
We are effective communicators who know how important timelines are, especially when our customers are about to depart for international trips. Our team will always provide you with up-to-date information about your travel documents and go the extra mile to make sure you remain informed.
Start Your Order to Receive a Quote
Visa prices vary and are dependent on the country, type of visa, processing time, and shipping. When you start your order, you’ll be provided with a quote for your visa.
Important India Visa Details
India Visa on Arrival ETA is Available for Passport Holders of these Countries
Albania, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameron Union Republic, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China-SAR Hong Kong, China-SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote de’lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Frans, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger Republic, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Sanit Lucia, Sanit Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
India E-Visa Processing Times
India ETA Visas typically take 72 hours to process (Monday-Friday). You do not need to pay for a passport photo or return shipping when checking out on Swift's website since this is an ETA visa and the process is completed electronically.
India Traditional Visa Processing Times
Processing Times for Expedited India Business Visas & India Tourist Visas: Indian visa processing time is 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 Consulate.
India Procedures on Arrival
On arrival in India, you will still have additional procedures to complete. Some travelers continue to have an inconsistent experience, including some major airlines refusing to accept the e-visa as a valid travel authorization. We strongly recommend travelers secure a visa prior to departure.
4 Month Window
The Indian Government allows a 4 month window when the traveler may first enter India once the ETA visa is issued
International travelers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sight seeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, or short duration medical treatment. Passport should have at least six months validity.
- Travelers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket,with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
- Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at Immigration on arrival in India.
- ETA is valid for entry through 9 designated Airports: Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Trivandrum.
- International travelers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may apply for a regular Visa.