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Student Visa


A Student Visa is granted to an individual who produces proof of admission to a full-time course in a recognised education institute in India.

For school education and/or higher education (including South Asian University and Nalanda University), short term courses and for those coming under Student Exchange Programme.  provisional student visa is offered.

In case of admission in a medical or para-medical course, the applicant should produce a letter of approval or a " No Objection Certificate" from the Ministry of Health.

The applicant should also produce evidence of transfer of adequate funds for at least 4 months sustenance in India or produce travellers’s cheques for a similar amount.

*Applicants of Pakistani origin are requested to see this link before applying for an Indian visa.


  • Student Visa will not be issued to foreign nationals sponsored by franchise Educational Institutes running off-campus centres, Study Centres of Open Universities offering distance learning programmes, Educational Institutes running “outreach” programmes and offering courses without any statutory sanction from regulatory authorities.
  • Student Visa will not be issued for pursuing ‘Short Term Courses’ in India which are not recognized. List of recognized courses under vocational education is available in the website of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) – www.aicte-india.org
  • List of recognised institutions are available on, www.ugc.ac.in , www.mhrd.gov.in  institutions.  Further, list of institutes approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is available on their website http://www.aicte-india.org/  

Theological Studies

A student visa may be granted for the duration of the course or for a period of one year, whichever is less, to foreigners who want to come to India for theological studies in the Universities/Institutions mentioned below :-

(1) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

(2) University of Kolkata, Kolkata

(3) Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi

(4) Jamia Milia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi

(5) Osmania University, Hyderabad

(6) Gujarat University, Ahmedabad

(7) North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon

(8) University of Calicut, Calicut

(9) Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram

(10) University of Mumbai, Mumba

(11) M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara Visa in all other cases (except for studies in institutions/ universities mentioned above) for theological studies shall be granted only after obtaining prior clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs.


Documents Required

  • Duly filled up and printed copy of the Online Application Form (click here).
  • Canadian/Foreign passport* (Original and Copy)
  • Proof of Address
  • Photograph (link)
  • Surrender Certificate (mandatory only for Indian origin foreign nationals)
  • Admission Letter from Recognized Educational Institution
  • Certificate of Registration of Educational Institution
  • Financial Arrangement letter
  • Letter for Student Exchange Program (If applicable)
  • Admission acknowledgement fee receipt from the educational institution.
  • For research scholar - Additional form required— (See details in information booklet)
  • Fee (For Canadian nationals link) (For non-Canadian nationals link)



  1. For details about the above, please see the Information Booklet. Please go through all the details mentioned in the Checklist, Information Booklet and application form carefully before submitting the application.
  2. In case required, additional documents can be asked by the Consulate.
  3. While submitting the application, please keep the documents with the application form as per the above serial order.

Please refer the FAQs page for quries regarding the application process.




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