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All foreign nationals, including children, require a visa to enter India.

Applicants are advised to finalize their travel plan only after they have obtained visa. 

It may be noted that there is no requirement for undergoing tests for HIV/AIDS status for visiting India or disclosure of such status. 

South African nationals are issued visas FREE OF CHARGE to visit India.

Passport of all applicants should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of departure from India. 

No Visa applications would be accepted directly by the Consulate General of India in Durban.

Visa Applicants who reside in Gauteng, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces may apply at VFS Global Centre in Johannesburg. Residents of Northern Cape and Western Cape should apply at VFS Global Centre. South Africans residing in province KwaZulu Natal, Free State and Eastern Cape should apply at the VFS Global Centre in Durban.

Duly filled in and complete applications along with necessary supporting documentation may be submitted by applicants in person as biometric enrollment is mandatory. Should the applicant be exempted from biometrics, then only can it be submitted by other persons/travel agents/courier. It may be noted that unsigned applications would not be processed and be treated as incomplete. It is also clarified that preferably the applications be submitted by the applicants in person. VFS Global/Consulates General of India (CGIs) takes no responsibility for delay or loss of visa applications received through travel agents, couriers or post. Applicants may be called for an interview if required by the CGI. 

Applicants must make sure that they have completed their applications themselves and not by the travel agents. CGI would not be responsible for any mistake or typo-graphical error that might have been arisen simply because it was filled in by a travel agent on behalf of the applicant. Any such errors may lead to rejection of the application denial of entry by immigration. Therefore it is of utmost importance that the applicant has verified the visa application including photograph pasted on it before its submission. Incomplete applications received by courier or post will remain pending. Applicant is advised to remain in close contact with M/s VFS Global either by phone or e-mail in this regard. Consulate would not respond to any queries addressed directly. Visa issuance is not a right. Consulate reserves the right to reject/withhold/retain the application without assigning any reason whatsoever. In no case would any visa fee/application processing fee be refunded to the applicant. 

All visa applicants from the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of India Durban (KZN, Eastern Cape and Free State) must submit their applications at the following address :

VFS Global

Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre

Office 101, 1st Floor, 91-123 Cowey Office Park (Problem Mkhize Road),


Durban ,4001

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Please check the list of closed holidays during the current calendar year. 

On the basis of a bilateral agreement, South African nationals holding diplomatic and official passport are exempted from requirement of visa to visit India for a period of 90 days from the date of their entry into India.

Carrying satellite phones by foreigners while coming to India is prohibited