India welcomes a lot of visitors from New Zealand - may be for work, study or just to discover its cultural diversity. So, if you are heading towards the Indian country, it's always good to have right passport and visa on hand to ensure a trouble-free entry.
Each New Zealand citizen are capable of applying for a business or tourist visa to India. In the present world, an Indian visa can be acquired upon arrival (ETA) and it is the fastest and convenient mode. When you apply for a visa, make sure that the passport is valid for at least 6 months from the planned date of arrival to India.
To obtain a visa, it is important for you to come in person at Indian Embassy in New Zealand. The contact details are mentioned below:
Address: 180 Molesworth Str, PO Box 4045 Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: +64-4-473-6390, +64-4-473-6391
Office Hours: From Monday to Friday; Morning: 09.00 - 12.30 | Afternoon: 13:30 - 16:00
It is advisable to prepare all the documents before stepping in. This helps you to save your time. When you apply for visa application at Indian Embassy, it takes at least 5 to 6 days to verify the details.
New Zealand passport holders can take up the benefit of India's online visa service. All the details related to e-Tourist Visa (eTV) can be found here- https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html
The online application is required to be submitted within 3 to 40 working days in advance before the date of arrival. Arrival to India has to be within 30 days of e-Tourist visa approval date and essentially valid for a period of 30 days upon arrival. Fill in the details in the application form, upload a passport size photograph and a copy of passport data page. Pay the visa cost and submit the form.
Once you submit the application form, you get a receipt number and within 4 days, you would receive authorization. Take a print out of this document and check-in for a flight and at the time of immigration upon arrival. In addition, it is also essential to keep a copy of the eTV every time during your stay. These are single entry 30 days visas which are valid for arrival into 16 reputed airports: Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Cochin, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai, Lucknow, Trivandrum, Tiruchirapalli, and Varanasi. If you are reaching India through a different airport, it is important to acquire your visa in advance from the nearest Indian Embassy.
If you have planned to stay in India for a period of more than 30 days, you would need a multi- entry visa. To apply, get in touch with your nearest Indian Embassy or click the link below for more details: http://www.hicomind.org.nz So, do not hesitate!! Get your visa approved and travel to India peacefully.