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India Visas & Regulations

Visas for Foreign Nationals (other than Bangladeshis)
Foreign Nationals must normally procure long-term visas for India from Indian Missions in their country of stay. As per discussion with Mr. Sanjeev Sharma at the IHC in Chittagong, US passport holders will have to apply at the Indian Embassy in the US. Faculty/staff have to apply for a multiple-entry visa from their respective countries.

Short-term visas may be granted to tourists and businessmen at the AHCI Chittagong.  All visas issued to such applicants may take three working days or more as prior approval from their country of stay has to be obtained.

Setting Up an Appointment

You should inquire about getting a visa at least 3 weeks before you want to go to India--don't leave it to the last minute! Contact the High Commission directly with questions and to set up an appointment (say you are from AUW and know Zareen Nizam Sheikh, AUW External Affairs and Media Relations Officer):

Assistant High Commission of India, Chittagong
The Visa Counselor, Indian Visa Application Center
2111, Zakir Hossain Road (near Khulshi Mart)
Habib Lane, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Telephone: +880 31-654148
Fax: +880 31-654147
Office hours: 8:30 A.M. - 5:15 P.M., Sun.-Thurs.
Chittagong Map

Application Materials
When you meet with the High Commissioner to get a visa, you should present the following :
  • Assistant High Commission of India Chittagong visa application form (attached)
  • 2 passport photos
  • passport
  • copy of AUW contract
  • AUW work permit or application for work permit
Bring with you just in case:
  • international credit card + latest credit card statement
  • latest bank statement
Save your receipt! You will need it to pick up your visa.
Summer Lewis,
Jan 9, 2010, 7:30 PM
Summer Lewis,
Jan 9, 2010, 7:31 PM
Summer Lewis,
Jan 9, 2010, 7:31 PM