Missionary Visa

Documents Required:

For Sri Lankan Nationals
  1. Duly filled Application form.
  2. Copy of the NIC card/ Copy of the Driving license.
    • If you don’t have any of above document, can submit copy of the Birth Certificate
  3. Two recent (not more than 3 months old) 2×2-inch color photograph (without spectacles) depicting full face with both ear visible in white background. Photo on Passport and VAF must match applicant’s present appearance.
  4. Invitation from Indian host – organization, institution religious bodies
  5. Registration Certificated host organization with central/state government
  6. Undertaking from Indian host of meeting expenses and cost of journey.

Please Note:
  • A ‘MISSIONARY VISA’ is issued to applicants going to India for Religious purposes.
  • Financial documents or other additional documents should provide if Indian High Commission needed.
  • Visa application form should fill applicant’s name as per the passport
  • Applicants to book their travel ticket only after obtaining visa.
  • Previous visit details at Serial Number F of sample Visa application Form:
    • Applicant to fill the correct visa details of last visit to India.
    • Applicant mention the last availed (actual Traveled) visa number starting with alphabet along with date of issue. (eg: VLI123456 dated 25 June 2017).
    • In case the last visa was an ETV (electronic Visa / e-visa). The visa number and date (date of first entry on e-visa) as stamped / registered on applicant’s passport by Bureau of Immigration, India at time entry into India.
  • The Passport should have a minimum validity of 6 months on the date of application with at least two blank pages. Tampered/ damaged passports are not accepted. All previous passports (If previous is passport is lost, please ensure endorsement to that effect in current passport or provide the police compliant report).
  • Applicant’s address (present / permanent) should provide correctly.
  • Applicants with dual nationality must produce both the passports (along with photocopies) at the time of application.
  • Duration of visa will be decided on a case- to- case basis.
  • Some individual cases may require more time for processing.
  • Applicants may have to attend an Interview at “The High Commission of India” if required.
  • High Commission of India reserves the right to refuse visa without assigning reasons and without refund of fee.