Using this page will assure that your online application is filled out correctly and help speed up the visa process.

Visas for India with application help 


Below you will find the requirements for AVS to help you complete the India visa process. Please scan the necessary documents, choose your processing time and place your order online or use the paper order form; email the scanned documents to us to begin the process. If you have questions at any point in the process, click the  and you will be directed to a pop-up page with more information; close that once your question is answered and proceed.


Jurisdiction: If you reside in the following States you can use the information below: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, ND, SD or WI. If you reside outside these states, click HERE for Out-of-Jurisdiction information.


Step 1: The following documents must be scanned and emailed to us:

  • The information page of your passport. This is the page with your photo and all the other data. If you have more than 1 passport, we need the scan of both your valid passports

  • Scan of Business Letter from company in the U.S. (for Business Visas) This letter must state the length of visa requested (1-year or 5-year) and match the Invitation. This letter must be on company letterhead which includes an address in the Chicago jurisdiction or it will be rejected.

  • Scan of the Invitation Letter from Company in India (for Business Visas)  This invitation must state the length of visa requested (1-year or 5-year) and match the Business Letter. Must be on letterhead from India and be signed

  • Clear scan of Driver's License or other State-Issued ID.

  • Information sheet completely filled out for AVS to complete online application process. This is an Adobe, fillable form so please open with your own Adobe software or print it and fill it out legibly by hand. Click HERE for the sheet

  • (For tourists) Complete name, address and phone number of your hotel(s) in India. Please send scans of confirmations if you have them

  • If were previously a citizen of India, you must present proof of Renunciation; call us for details or click HERE for more info.

  • If have dual nationality or became a US citizen through Naturaliztion, please provide copies of any previous or current passports as well those of your spouse if he/she also has or has had other nationalities. Call with questions.

  • (for Non-US Passport holders) Scan of front and back of Alien Registration Card ("Green Card") or U.S. visa in Passport

Using these items, we will complete the online application and Additional Particulars form and email them to you as a .PDF file. Please place your order for service below to complete this First Step of the process.

We will send a list of original documents that need to be shipped to us along with these application forms - including your passport book and a passport-type photo.


Processing Times and Fees:

Processing Type: Service Fee:
Regular Processing — 12 or more Business days: $190 (US Passportholders)
$215 (non-US Passports)
Rush Processing — 10 - 11 Business days: $250 (US Passport holders)
$285 (non-US Passports)

India charges $200 for all visas regardless of duration as of June 2018. Note that fees for non-US Passport holders can vary greatly so please use option 2 for payment below.

Please note: Non-US Passport holders can take 3 to 6 weeks to process. There is no guarantee of Rush processing for non-US Passports.

Step 2: Place order:

  1. Enter your Departure Date below, then Select a Service below that. When the pop-up window appears, click "OK" to calculate fees. Click "BUY NOW" and follow the instructions on each page. After billing, shipping and credit card info is completed send the above documents to us at:
  2. If you prefer not to place an online order or hold a non-US passport, click HERE for our paper order form. Complete all information, scan it and email it with all the other documents needed - see above - to us:

Non-US Passport and Tourist applicants should use option 2 above for payment as fees for these visas vary and we cannot offer every option as an online payment.

Type: Visa
Country: India
Departure Date: Click Here to Pick the date  << Click here to select a date
Select a Service:
Weekends and Holidays do not count as processing days.
Regular (12+ days)-US Passport w/App help
Rush (10-11 days)-US Passport w/App help
Regular (12+ days)-Non-US PP w/App help
Rush (10-11 days)-Non-US PP w/App help

American Visa Service - 53 West Jackson - Suite 1226 - Chicago, IL 60604  (312) 922-8860 fax (312)922-7578


Note: Visa documents not in our office by 9:30 a.m. (CST) may be submitted the following business day and/or may be charged additional rush fees to meet a date of departure. We suggest you ship documents by UPS Early AM with signature waived as all other options generally arrive too late for submission. All passport documents will be submitted the day after they are received. AVS is not responsible for deliveries to our office. American Visa Service, Inc. is not responsible for passports lost, delayed or damaged by any government office, Consulate or delivery service. American Visa is not responsible for the websites of other offices nor for problems with those sites. Fees and/or requirements may change with little or no advance notice. All cancelled orders will incur a 10% credit card fee to cover the fees AVS is charged by Visa/MC/Amex to process charges and refunds.