Visa and Passport
All foreigners entering India must have a passport or any other internationally recognized travel document and visa.
Nepalese or Bhutanese nationals entering by land must have some Photo Identity Papers as proof of their nationality. But in case of entry by air directly from Nepal Bhutan or from a country other than China, they must have a passport. No visa is required. However, they must have visa if they are traveling from China
The visa applicant should ordinarily be within the jurisdiction of the mission post or else it is necessary to make a reference to the Indian mission post in the country to which the applicant belongs. Additional fee is chargeable for making reference to the concerned mission post.
Gratis visa is granted to diplomats and officials , UN officials traveling on duty or those traveling to India on invitation of Government of India as its guest. Those granted scholarship under Cultural Exchange Programmes are also granted gratis visa.