India Entry Requirement

By | October 5, 2021

Visa: yes
Vaccinations: no
Andhra Pradesh – Hyderabad – Rajiv Gandhi (RGIA),
New Delhi – Indira Gandhi (DEL),
Gujarat – Ahmedabad – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (AMO),
Karnataka – Bangalor – HAL Bangalore (BLR),
Kerala – Kozhikode – Calicut Airport (CCJ),
Kerala – Kochi – Cochin (COK),
Kerala – Thiruvananthapuram – Thiruvananthapuram (TRV),
Maharashtra – Mumbai – Chhatrapati Shivaji (BOM),
Maharashtra – Pune – Pune (PNQ),
Punjab – Amritsar – Raja Sansi (ATQ),
West Bengal – Kolkata (suburb Dum Dum) – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (CCU),
Tamil Nadu – Madras – Chennai (MAA)
Other major airports:
Goa (GOI),
Lucknow (LKO) National
Languages: Hindi, English and 21 regional languages
Currency: Indian rupee (INR)
1 rupee = 100 Paise
Exchange rates:
1 EUR = 88.19 INR
100 INR = 1.13 EUR
1 CHF = 81, 68 INR
100 INR = 1.22 CHF
(rate from 02/12/2021)
Telephone area code: +91
Time zones: UTC + 5:30
CET + 4:30
Mains voltage: 220 V


Germans staying in India are not required to report to the embassy or one of the consulates.

The barriers to immigration are high. In addition to the tourist visa and some special visas, e.g. for missionaries, there are four different categories for conference participants, students, employees and business people. The last three allow a stay of up to 5 years.

Immigration opportunities

Employees, usually those posted by their companies, need confirmation letters from them. It is important to have a valid employment contract with which you will practically never be rejected.

The hurdles for obtaining “Indian Citizenship” are even higher. Non-Indians can acquire them by marriage if they have lived in India for more than seven years. Without marriage, the applicant must have lived in India for more than twelve years.

If you want to live there for a longer period of time as a German citizen without family ties to India, employment with a company in India is a mandatory requirement. By means of the so-called “Letter of Appointment”, which the future employer issues, you have to go to the responsible consulate.

Also mandatory for the visa application are the official registration certificate for the Indian company, the employment contract and a certificate containing your own academic qualifications. In addition, copies of documents should be attached to the application review that provide information about the company for which the traveler will work.

If there is a written invitation from an Indian company, it can be helpful to process the application to enclose a copy of the corresponding letter with the application for entry. The costs for these business visas are currently around 250 euros.

If you plan to emigrate completely to India and for this purpose give up your German or EU citizenship, you should – in addition to careful consideration – contact your responsible consulate, as the information on this topic – also from the official side – is very different.

On the one hand, the possibility of naturalization through naturalization is given, for which one must either have lived in India for eleven years within 14 years. Another piece of information says that you must have spent six years in a row in India.

Emigration to India, be it only for a limited period of time or forever, requires thorough consideration and planning and is littered with many bureaucratic hurdles that cannot be described in detail here. Visit petwithsupplies for India Travel Guide.

Indian embassies and consulates

In Germany

Tiergartenstrasse 17,
10785 Berlin
Tel.: 030 – 25 79 5 0
Fax: 030 – 25 79 5 102
[email protected]

Indian consulates general in Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg

Friedrich Ebert Anlage 26
60325 Frankfurt
Tel. (069) 1 53 00 50
Fax (069) 55 41 25

Widenmayerstrasse 15
80538 Munich
Tel. (089) 2 10 23 90
Fax (089) 21 02 39 80

Raboisen 6
20095 Hamburg
Tel. (040) 33 80 36
Fax (040) 32 37 57

In Austria

Opernring 1
Stiege E / 4th Floor A
1010 Vienna
Tel.: 0043 (1) 585 0793-46
Fax: 0043 (1) 585 08 05
[email protected]

In Switzerland

Kirchenfeldstrasse 28
3005 Bern
Tel.: 031 350 11 30
Fax: 031 351 15 57
[email protected]

Diplomatic missions in India

Embassy of Germany

No. 6 / 50G, Shanti Parth, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi 110021
Tel.: 0091 11 – 44 19 91 99
Fax: 0091 11 – 26 87 31 17 [email protected] de

Embassy of Austria

EP-13, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110 021
Tel: (+91/11) 2419 2700
Fax: (+91/11) 2688
6929 [email protected]

Embassy of Switzerland

Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi – 110 021
(PO Box 392)
Tel.: +91 11 2687 8372
Fax: +91 11 2687 3093
[email protected]

Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
Liaison Office in Germany
Citadellstraße 12
40213 Dusseldorf
Tel. (0211) 360 597/98 36 27 49
Fax (0211) 35 02 87
[email protected] en /

Travel, work, immigrate

As an EU citizen you need a visa to stay in India, which varies in length of stay and price. With the e-Visa you can stay in the country for up to 60 days, for example. It costs $ 50 and allows multiple entries into the country.

Business visas are only issued for meetings and shopping visits. In most cases an employment visa has to be applied for! For business trips (business and employment), a tabular curriculum vitae must be attached.

Special features and advantages at a glance

  • Emerging economy
  • Cultural diversity
  • Foreigner friendly
  • Great variety of flora and fauna
  • Pleasant climates by the sea
  • Inexpensive living (LHK-I 37.7)
  • Second language English

India is a country between dream and sobering reality, a subcontinent full of contrasts and incomparable diversity.

India has an irresistible allure due to its cultural diversity and history. No other country is so distinctive and inspiring in its music, clothing and culinary delicacies.

Not least because of Bollywood and films with the always welcome actor Shahrukh Kahn, India is also becoming the focus of interest in Western Europe.

As an economic miracle, India and China are making headlines again and again, for example in the computer industry and software development. But it also has its downsides.

Indians are generally very kind and intelligent people with a big heart for their families. You can live here very cheaply but also incredibly comfortably. English is a good way to get by in many parts of India. Especially in the north, however, it is an advantage if you speak at least a few words of Hindi.

India Entry Requirement