Diplomat Travel

Issuance of Diplomatic or official travel is offered to foreign officials or diplomats and their family members.

The eligibility-Ordinary passport holder is not allowed to apply for a diplomatic travel.

>> Foreign nationals or citizens, holding Diplomatic or official service passport or who are already in India can apply for the same through online portal. A new online system has been developed for the issuance of diplomatic or official travel in 2015.

>> However, if you want visa extension, new travel, visa type conversion, and transfer of Travel, then you can apply over this website and can avail the services; however, these services are not for ordinary passport holders.

>> All foreigners who hold diplomatic, official, or service passports in order to get a diplomatic or official visa are requested to submit their visa applications. However, to get this travel, you are not allowed to submit a physical visa application. In case, your visa gets acceptance for a diplomatic or official travel, you will be informed by email or SMS. And, then you need to collect it in person from the CPV Division.

>> If you are applying for this travel, then your passport must have at least 6 months’ validity when you are applying for your visa application online. The passport should have at least 2 minimum blank pages.

>> Your passport cover page and photo must contain your information such as name, date of birth, the expiry date of your passport, nationality, etc. It is necessary to upload your passport bio page.

>> Once you done with your all the information, then submit your application, including required documents as indicated against each type of visa service.

>> The applicant who is applying for this visa type requests not to submit a passport or printed copy of the application after submitting the online application, because you are requested to submit your passport to CPV Division, Ministry of External Affairs, only on when you receive a receipt of information from the CPV Division. Then, you will be informed through email or SMS.

Document required for services

>> If you are applying for diplomatic or official visa services, then you need to upload only one copy of each document.

>> Your documents should be scanned and in the format of PDF.

>> The size of your documents must not be more than 200 KB or less than this.

For all applicants, these mandatory documents must be uploaded:

>> Photo-the applicants photo must be in size as per instruction.

>> The Passport-photo page or cover page of your passport must have all the information.

>> Travel-visa page should be there on your existing Indian travel.

>> Dependents- in case of dependents, the applicants are requested to assign a visa page while uploading a passport.

>> In case the person doesnt have an Indian travel, in this situation, the applicant must upload the page carrying immigration stamp.

>> Letter of request-you must have a copy of the Note Verbale or letter of request, and that also needs to be uploaded.

If the applicant is assignee:

>> In case you applied for Protocol ID issued by the Government of India; you are requested to upload a copy of that.

>> If you are holding Protocol ID issued by the Government of India; then you need to upload that Protocol ID.

>> If you do not have Protocol ID; then you are requested to upload a copy of the International organization ID.

If the applicant is dependent:

>> In case the applicant is dependent or a family member; then they need to upload the assignee visa page.

>> In case you are applied for Protocol ID issued by the Government of India; then you are requested to upload Protocol ID.

>> If you do not have Protocol ID; then you are requested to upload a copy of the International organization ID.

Requirements for Diplomatic or Official Travel

  1. Strictly no amendment in the application form, and every single detail should be in type written (*must not forget to type exact details which are written on your passport).
  2. Uploading of photographs. The Embassy or the authority of immigration wishes that all photographs which you are going to upload must match the given instruction: apply for the Basic Life Support. The photo should be the same as the 3.5* 3.5 cm picture attached in the application form.
  3. Your photo must be in size (3.5*3.5 cm or 3.5*4.5 cm)
  4. Your photo must not have shadow in the face or on the background
  5. Your photo should be clear
  6. Photocopy of passport (back and front)
  7. NO scanned signature.
  8. Foreign Nationals or citizens desire to live in India with Diplomatic Travel must provide an explanation letter why they’re applying for this travel. *Hand written is not allowed.
  9. Passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of visiting India.
  10. You must have a photocopy of the passport bio page.
  11. Lease license of tenant

*Embassy may ask for the additional document if needed from the applicant.

Documents and other details

All pages of the Diplomatic or Official visa application form must be printed on the letter-head paper and the Undertaking must be signed with date and stamp. Two copies of the filled application form have to be submitted with the Undertaking to the Embassy of India, and should contain the following information which is written below:

Documents required for Diplomatic or Official Travel: Firstly, the applicant needs to submit his or her application for Diplomatic or Official visa with these documents

>> 2 recent Passport size photos.

>> Original Passport.

>> Photocopy of the passport with the relevant pages including residence visa page

>> Application Form

>> Undertaking

>> Detailed Synopsis

>> Itinerary (Ports of entry and exit from India to be indicated)

>> Bio-profile with details:

Name and surname as featuring in the passport
1. Contact coordinates – telephone & e-mail address
2. Profession
3. Nationality
4. Date and place of birth (Day/ Month/ Year)
5. Passport number & validity

After submission of the entire Diplomatic or Official visa application online with the documents, colored photograph signature, and the files which mentions above, have to submit to the Indian Mission/ Post/ Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO)/ Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) concerned for an advance verification.

Travel Weaver Agreement

As on March 16, 2020

Countries, India operates for Travel Exemption Agreement for holders of Diplomatic, Official/Service Passports.

Sr. No.CountryCategory of PassportPeriod of staySigned onDate of Entry into Force / Remarks
1AlbaniaDiplomatic and Official 27-11-201520-01-2018
2Antigua & BarbudaDiplomatic &Official90 days17.09.201915.02.2020
3ArgentinaDiplomatic &Official90 days31.03.1994Travel free stay till assignment for those assigned to Mission
4AzerbaijanDiplomatic, Official and Service90 days04-04-201806-09-2018
5BahrainDiplomatic & Special/Official90 days15-07-201819-12-2018
6BahamasDiplomatic and Official Passports90 days29.11.2018w.e.f 23.01.2020
7BangladeshDiplomatic & official45 days15-07-2018 
8BelarusDiplomatic & officialNot Specified  
9BelizeDiplomatic & Official/Service90 days18-09-201730-04-2018
10BeninDiplomatic & Official/Service90 days29-07-201908-03-2020
11BhutanAll passportsNot Specified  
12BrazilDiplomatic & Official/Service90 days25.01.2004w.e.f. 17.11..2004
13BruneiDiplomatic & Official14 days04.04.2016w.e.f. 04.05.2016
14BulgariaDiplomatic & Official/Service90 days03.03.2009w.e.f. 02.07.2009
15CambodiaDiplomatic & Official60 days09.04.2002w.e.f..09.05.2002
16ChileDiplomatic & Official90 days24.04.2003w.e.f. 17.08.2004
17ColombiaDiplomatic & Official90 days  
18Costa RicaDiplomatic and Official/Service90 days8 March 20191 April, 2020
19Cote dIvoireDiplomatic & Official30 days21-10-201617-07-2019
20CroatiaDiplomatic & Official/Service30 days19-09-2007w.e.f. 08-04-2008
21CyprusDiplomatic & Official/Service90 days25-05-2007w.e.f 01-05-2008
22DenmarkDiplomatic & Official 14 August 198614 December 2017
23EcuadorDiplomatic & Official30 days22.6.2007w.e.f. 18.08.2008
24EgyptDiplomatic, Official, Special, & Service90 days18.11.2008w.e.f. 15.02.2010
25El SalvadorDiplomatic & official90 days10.06.2008w.e.f. 01.04.2009
26GeorgiaDiplomatic and Official/Service90 days31.07.201720.09.2017
27GuatemalaDiplomatic & Official90 days28.05.2015w.e.f. 14.12.2015
28GuyanaDiplomatic & Official/Service90 days04.02.2003w.e.f. 03.01.2005
29HondurasDiplomatic & Official90 days10.06.2008w.e.f. 01.03.2009
30Hong KongDiplomatic & Official  Those assigned to mission require visa
31HungaryDiplomatic & Official90 days04.11.2003w.e.f. 01.04.2005
32IndonesiaDiplomatic & Official30 days w.e.f. 01.08.2008
33IsraelDiplomatic & Official/Service90 days09.09.2003w.e.f. 20.10.2004
34JordanDiplomatic & Official90 days01-03-201830-09-2018
35KazakhstanDiplomatic & Official/Service30 days17.08.1999w.e.f. 20.11.2000
36KuwaitDiplomatic, Official & Special Passports60 days04.04.201808.03.2019
37KyrgyzstanDiplomatic & Official/Service90 days19.07.2013w.e.f. April 2014
38LaosDiplomatic & Official30 days06.11.2002w.e.f. 01.04.2005
39MalaysiaDiplomatic & Official90 days14.05.2001w.e.f. 01.10.2001
40MaldivesDiplomatic & Official90 days17-03-201905-08-2019
41MauritiusDiplomatic & Official90 days  
42MexicoDiplomatic & Official90 days21.10.2005w.e.f. 23.02.2006
43MongoliaDiplomatic & Official90 days23.12.2005w.e.f. 02.02.2006
44MoroccoDiplomatic & Official/Service30 days17.11.2015w.e.f. 21.01.2016
45MozambiqueDiplomatic & official90 days07.08.2015w.e.f. 09.05.2016
46MyanmarDiplomatic & Official90 days02.11.2003w.e.f. 15.3.2005
47NamibiaDiplomatic & Official90 days31.08.2009w.e.f. 01.11.2011
48NepalAll passportsNot specified  
49NicaraguaDiplomatic, official & service90 days10.06.2008w.e.f. 01.10.2008
50OmanDiplomatic, Official/ Service/ Special90 days11.2.201807.06.2020
51PalestineDiplomatic & Official Passports90 days16-05-201720-04-2018
52PanamaDiplomatic, Official and Consular Passports90 days09-05-201830-08-2018
53ParaguayDiplomatic & Official90 days  
54PeruDiplomatic and Official/Service Passports90 days03.06.2003w.e.f. 16.09.2004
55PhilippinesDiplomatic & Official30 days05-10-2007w.e.f. 24-04-2008
56QatarDiplomatic, Official & Special Passport90 days03.12.201623 May 2017
57Republic of Korea (South Korea)Diplomatic & Official90 days01.08.2005w.e.f. 03.10.05
58RussiaDiplomatic & Official/Service90 days03.12.2004w.e.f. 15.02.2005
59RwandaDiplomatic & Official90 days20.02.201725.12.2017
60Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesDiplomatic and Official Passports90 days10.09.2019w.e.f 13.01.2020
61SerbiaDiplomatic & Official90 days17.09.2007w.e.f. 17.07.2009
62SingaporeDiplomatic & OfficialNot specified24.01.1994Tourism agreement
63South AfricaDiplomatic & Official90 days22-02-2008w.e.f. 21-05-2008
64Sri LankaDiplomatic & Official30 days14.03.2015w.e.f. 15.09.2015
65St. Kitts & NevisDiplomatic & Official/Service Passports90 days16-02-201809-10-2018
66SurinameDiplomatic, Official and Service Passports30 days28.04.201723.02.2019
67SwazilandDiplomatic & Official90 days09-04-201801st April 2019
68SyriaDiplomatic & Official60 days10-06-2010w.e.f. 01.10.2010
69TanzaniaDiplomatic & Official/Service90 days10.07.2016w.e.f. 26.12.2016
70TajikistanDiplomatic & Official30 days14.11.2003w.e.f. 19.08.2005
71ThailandDiplomatic & Official90 days09.10.2003w.e.f. 01.03.2004
72TunisiaDiplomatic & Official/Special90 days30/04/2015w.e.f. 02.05.2016
73UgandaDiplomatic & Official90 days24-07-201811 February 2019
74UAEDiplomatic, Official & Special90 days25.01.201724 February 2017
75UruguayDiplomatic, Official30 days  
76UAEDiplomatic, Official & Special90 days25.01.201724 February 2017
77VietnamDiplomatic and Official90 days07.09.994 

Note: Duration of Travel or the number of entries in India is purely the discretion of the Indian Embassy, or Consulate has no role in order to make any approach or process. The applicant has to observe and realize that Travel will not be a subject of right, and, hence the Embassy / Consulates might deny the visa if no longer observed the eligibility / or does no longer have adequate supporting documentation. If the process is not matching according to the demand from the authority will not grant a Diplomatic or Official visa if you request more days or time in India. So, provide your details and information before you submit your application, and must pay your application process amount. There will be no clarifications on this regard, and the resolution or decision of the Embassy / Consulate will probably be final.

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