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Diplomatic/Official Visa

Issuance of Diplomatic/Official Visas to foreign diplomats/officials and their dependent family members

A new online system for issuance of diplomatic/official visas has been introduced w.e.f February 2015.

All foreigners holding diplomatic/official/service passports, in order to obtain a diplomatic or official visa, are required to submit visa applications online (indianfrro.gov.in/mea). Physical visa application forms are not accepted. A message is sent via email or SMS when the visa is granted. Due to onset of Covid-19 pandemic, since May 2020, the CPV division, MEA, has been issuing e-FRRO Visa [Online Visa] in lieu of pasting visa stickers on passports. The e-FRRO Visa [Online Visa] will be sent to the respective applicant through email. The pasting of Visa sticker on the passport has been done-away with.

Other services that are rendered through this online portal are:

  • Extension of diplomatic/official visas
  • Conversion to diplomatic/official visas
  • Transfer of diplomatic/official Visa

Applicants are advised to apply at least 3 weeks before the expiry of their visas or visa free period.

(Note: Holders of ordinary passports are not serviced by MEA. Ordinary passport holders need to approach the FRRO/FRO concerned).

In case of any query, suggestion, problem or urgency related to issuance of diplomatic/official visa kindly contact:

Shri Roshan Lepcha
Deputy Secretary (VO),
CPV Division
Ministry of External Affairs
New Delhi
Phone: 011-23386630
Email:dspv@mea.gov.in

Appellate authority

Shri Devesh Uttam
Joint Secretary
CPV Division
Ministry of External Affairs
Phone: 011-23387104
Fax: 011-23782821
Email:jscpv@mea.gov.in