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With immediate effect the applicants are requested to apply visa on line at the below given link
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa

INFORMATION ON VISAS

The Embassy of India, Paramaribo issues Tourist / Student / Business / Employment and other types of visas to applicants who are residents of Suriname, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines. Visas to the nationals of the above-mentioned countries are issued same day. The nationals of other countries can normally obtain a visa in 3-4 working days subject to fulfillment of Consular requirements.

All applicants are required to apply in the prescribed application form along with two recent passport size photographs, passport in original and prescribed service fee. Passport must be valid for a minimum period of six months.

VISA FORMS ARE PROVIDED FREE and these can also be downloaded from the website http://passport.nic.in

Tourist Visa
Visa application form should be filled in English. One photograph to be pasted on each visa application form and a photo to be attached. Visas can also be issued to applicants, who are not residents of Suriname and hold other passports. Applicants under this category are required to pay an additional fee of US $ 10/-in addition to the fee prescribed, for their respective nationalities under the bilateral agreements.

Business Visa
One visa application form along with two photographs and some document about the applicant's company or business interest should be submitted for business visas.

Transit Visa
Transit visas are also required to be obtained before departure, as Transit visas for brief halts in India (up to 72 hours) en-route to other destinations, cannot be obtained from Immigration counters at airports in India.

Student Visa
Student visas can be obtained on furnishing proof of admission to recognized / reputed universities / institutions in India for the duration of the course of study. One visa application form with two photographs and the admission letter from the concerned institute / school / college are to be submitted.

Visa for study in Yoga, Vedic Culture, Indian System of Music, Dance, etc
Visa to foreigners to pursue studies in yoga, vedic culture, Indian system of music, dance, etc., in recognized Indian institutions is issued on production of admission letters from recognized Indian institutions.

Other Visas
Applicants seeking visas for Research, attending International Conference and seminars held in India, film shooting, to visit spouses/near relatives of persons working / employed in India, etc., are required to submit relevant documents along with their visa applications. Other conditions for visa remain the same.

VISA FEE
Each visa application is considered on its merits and the Embassy may ask for additional information at any stage during processing of the application. The fact that an application for visa has been made does not guarantee that visa will be issued. The Embassy reserves the right to refuse visa. The visa fees once paid cannot be refunded, even when visa is refused.

Please ad $10 as refund charges in case you are not permanent resident of Suriname,Barbados,St.Lucia and St.Vincent & the Grenadines.

For the nationals of Suriname,Barbados,St.Lucia and St.Vincent & the Grenadines, the visa
fee will be as per the
ANNEXURE 1

For Business visas and employment visas the fee for the nationals of a no. of
countries is higher on reciprocal basis.The same may be seen at
ANNEXURE 2

VISA FORMS
Visa forms can be obtained from above address or can be downloaded from the website http://passport.nic.in

This is to bring to the notice of the public that Government of India has introduced additional consular fee of US$ 3.00 for each passport/visa/OCI/PIO/Attestation/Misc. Consular Services application as contribution towards Indian Community Welfare Fund. The charges are effective from May 14,2010.

Applicants are advised to add US$ 3.00 to the cheques /drafts for fee drawn in favour of Embassy of India, Paramaribo.

WORKING HOURS
Visas applications can be submitted at the Consular section of the Embassy of India, Paramaribo from 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM on all working days. Visas can be collected from the same place on the specified dates from 3 PM to 4 PM. Embassy does not work on Saturdays and Sundays. There are a few other holidays, a list of which can be seen here.

WHERE TO OBTAIN VISA
Visa can be obtained from the Embassy of India at the following address:
Embassy of India
Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat 239
PO Box 1329, PARAMARIBO
Telephone No : (597) 498344
Fax No : (597) 491106
Email: india@sr.net
Web: www.indembassysuriname.com

Address: Embassy of India, Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat 239,
PO Box 1329, Paramaribo,Suriname.
Working hours: 0800 to 1630 hours (Monday to Friday)
Telephone Number: (0597) 498344/531448/531449
Fax Number: (0597) 491106/499382
Email : india@sr.net

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