Visa for Goa, India
Do I need a visa for Goa, India?
Yes - Visa requirements for Goa are the same as the rest of India. You can't enter Goa - even for a day without a travel visa for India.
Where can I get a visa for my holiday to goa?
Please finalize your travel arrangements only after you obtain an appropriate visa.
Obtaining a visa for Goa - Visitors (non Indian passport holders) are required to obtain a visitors visa for Goa in their country of residence. This is obtainable for a fee from the Indian High Commission. In the UK, there are offices in London, Birmingham and Edinburgh.
Passport holders from other countries resident in the UK must prove that they have been in the UK for 1 year, utility bills etc. just to show that they have residence in the UK.
The Consulate General of India, Birmingham reserves the right of granting visas and of deciding the type and duration of visa irrespective of the fees tendered at the time of making application. Granting of Visa does not confer the right of entry to India and is subject to the discretion of the Immigration Authorities.
With effect from Friday, the 6th of June, 2008, collection of visa applications plus visa fees and delivery of visas in respect of the counties falling under the consular jurisdiction of the Consulate General of India, Birmingham, have been outsourced to VF Services (UK) Limited. The address of M/s. VF Services (UK) Ltd., in Birmingham is given below:
Address: VF Services (UK) Ltd. (India Visa Application Centre),
20-21, Pemberton Street, Jewellery Quarter, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6NY.
FOR DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ON SENDING APPLICATIONS BY POST, FEES, CATEGORIES, ELIGIBILITIES, ETC., AND ENQUIRIES ON STATUS OF VISAS PLEASE ACCESS THE WEB SITE OF M/s. VFS SERVICES (UK) LTD.: http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk
If you are granted a visitor visa for Goa it will be valid for 6 months from the day of issue (not from your date of entry) and will allow multiple entries into India during that specific 6 month period.
Visitor visas are not renewable in India, you will have to return to your country of residence to obtain a new visitor visa for Goa.
There are other types of visa available. It is advised that you check with your India High Commission Office with respect to other options.
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