Student Visa

Student Visa

Student Visa

Applicable for students intending to study on-campus, full time courses at educational institutions duly recognized by statutory regulatory body.

Documents Required

Original Letter of Admission from the Indian Institute / University.

Proof of finances to cover traveling expenses to and fro from India and all expenditure in India in connection with his / her education and stay.

Other documents as specified in the Checklist.

Note: Students after their arrival in India will be required to register in the nearest FRRO/FRO within 14 days from the date of arrival. Student Visa holders are required to open NRO account (Non Resident Ordinary) in India and the details of it needs to be furnished to FRROs/FROs during Visa extension.

IMPORTANT: All visa applications submitted at the Indian Visa Application Centre [i.e. by the ordinary passport holders] and at the Consulate [i.e. by Diplomatic, Official and Public Affairs Passport holders] are only accepted in the online form. Online application form can be accessed at the following link:

Online Visa Application

For information regarding Online Visa Application click here.

Information regarding Online Visa Application is also available at the website of India Visa Application Center, Shanghai -

Note: It is a mandatory requirement to ensure that applicant’s photo is 2 inch x 2 inch (51 mm x 51 mm) in size with white background. Photos which do not meet this specification will not be accepted. The Indian Visa Application Centre also have a photo booth facility (on payment basis) meeting these standards for applicants choosing to submit their application in person.


Checklist for Student Visa applications

Checklist for Student Visa applications (already enrolled)(Intending to go to India to continue the same course in the same institute)

Download Forms

Additional form to be filled by all foreign nationals

Useful links

Online Visa Form

India Visa Application Centre

Registration by Foreigners

Contact details of FRROs/FROs


Student Visa
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