How To Apply For Visa
A decision has been taken by the Government of India to make it a requirement for all applicants for an Indian Visa to apply online. This system of online application is being rolled out in a phased manner in all Indian Embassies and Consulates around the world. It will be introduced on voluntary basis in the United Arab Emirates with effect from October 18, 2011. However, it will be mandatory from January 1st, 2012. During the transition period, the applicants can continue to use the current visa forms if they chose to do so.
Upon the start of this new online system, applicants will have an option to either complete the online form or BLS International will assist in completing the same at their Form Filling section at the Centers at a nominal standard fee.
How to apply for a Visa:
Please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ . This URL directs you to the Government of India Visa Online Application Webpage which displays the online visa form that has to be filled in. Each applicant must apply individually.
Please carefully note down the Temporary Application ID number (15 characters), consisting of numbers and alphabets, which will be displayed immediately on the Government of India Visa Online Application form. This can be saved to retrieve your application and continue in case you wish to complete part of the application later.
Complete the application online. You will receive an alphanumeric File number (12 characters) and a command to either print or save the file.
You can either print the completed visa form or note the File number and take it to the nearest BLS International Office for submission along with the supporting documents that are the required to apply for an Indian Visa. Details of the nearest BLS International offices in the UAE and checklist of requirements can be found at www.blsindiavisa-uae.com .
You can alternatively visit any of the branches of BLS International to get assistance in registering your visa form online. The form can be registered and submitted at the same time.