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Applying for an Indian Visa as a Polish or Israeli Citizen

Since the 1960s, Poland and Israel have maintained very close diplomatic and trade relationships with India, but due to limited interactions over the years, many Polish and Israeli citizens still haven’t applied for an Indian visa before. However, if you happen to be one of these people, you can rest assured that it’s not as difficult or time-consuming as you might think! In fact, because of recent efforts to strengthen relations between Poland and Israel with India, applying for an INDIAN VISA FOR POLAND CITIZENS or Israeli citizens has never been easier.

Indians Need an Invitation

Indians applying for a visa to visit India must obtain their visa through an authorized tour operator. Once you’ve been granted your visa, make sure you bring it with you on your trip, as you’ll need it when you enter India. If your plans change and you decide not to go, remember that unused visas cannot be refunded or transferred to another person. Also, keep in mind that if Israel is indicated anywhere on your passport and/or nationality card—even if that information is shown only in Hebrew—you will not be able to get an Indian visa.

The Application Form

All applications must be submitted online. The registration process is simple and takes about 15 minutes. You will need your name, date of birth, passport number, address, and contact information. For security reasons, you will need to submit additional information such as your nationality and mother’s maiden name. After you are finished registering with CIBTvisas, you can apply in one of three ways: at an Indian Consulate in person; by mail through CIBTvisas; or through a visa agency that offers assistance in applying for Indian visas. If you choose to use an agency, make sure it is authorized by CIBTvisas before signing any contracts. INDIAN VISA FOR ISRAELI CITIZENS

Where to Apply

Though there are no formal differences in how you apply for an Indian visa based on your nationality, there are geographical differences. For example, if you’re living in Israel, you would submit your application to one of India’s missions located in Tel Aviv. If you’re living in Poland, on the other hand, you would submit your application to India’s mission to Poland. There are more than 20 Indian consulates and embassies across Europe and they vary somewhat with regard to timing and reporting. Just be sure that wherever you send your documents it reaches them at least three weeks before departure. India strongly recommends submitting your documents at least 30 days prior to departure because visas can sometimes take longer than expected to process.

What’s Next?

Applying for a visa is, at times, cumbersome and time-consuming. If you don’t receive your visa on time, book your flights in advance with flexible dates so that if you do encounter complications in obtaining your Indian visa, you won’t be forced to miss out on attending events. Just make sure to check what kind of visa you will need when booking your flight ticket; there are three main types of visas: single entry (cannot leave India and come back), multiple entries (can travel in and out of India freely) and transit (needs to leave within 24 hours).

What if I Don’t Get My Visa on Time?

Getting stuck on a visa can be frustrating and expensive, so it’s wise to prepare in advance by making sure you have enough time to get your documents ready. For example, Indian citizens need 14 days’ notice to apply for a long-term visa; if your trip is planned for two weeks, you should apply 30 days prior. Additionally, make sure you understand all of your requirements—for example if you’re traveling with minors under 18 years old. You might have to book additional flights and pay fees in order to bring them along.

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