Since the 1960s, Poland and Israel have maintained very close diplomatic and trade relations with India, but due to limited interaction over the years, many Polish and Israeli citizens have not previously applied for Indian visas. However, if you are one of these people, you can rest assured that it is not as difficult or time-consuming as you may think! In fact, due to recent efforts to strengthen Poland and Israel’s ties with India, it has not been easy for Polish citizens or Israeli citizens to apply for an Indian visa. Indian Visa for Polish Citizens
Indians need an invitation
Once your visa is granted, make sure you bring it with you on your trip, as you will need it when you enter India. If your plans change and you decide not to go, note that unused visas cannot be returned or transferred to another person. Also, note that if Israel is indicated anywhere on your passport and/or nationality card—even if that information is only shown in Hebrew—you will not be able to obtain an Indian visa.
All applications must be submitted online. The registration process is simple and takes about 15 minutes. Your name, date of birth, passport number, address, and contact information will be required. For security reasons, you may be required to submit additional information such as your nationality and mother’s maiden name. After you have finished registering with CIBTvisas, you can apply in one of three ways: in person at the Indian Consulate; By mail through CIBTvisas; Or through a visa agency that assists in applying for an Indian visa. If you choose to use an agency, make sure it is approved by CIBTvisas before signing any contract. Indian Visa for Israeli Citizens
Where to apply
Although there is no formal difference in where you apply for an Indian visa based on your nationality, there are geographical differences. For example, if you live in Israel, you would submit your application at one of the Indian missions located in Tel Aviv. If you live in Poland, on the other hand, you will submit your application at the Mission of India in Poland. There are more than 20 Indian consulates and embassies across Europe and they vary slightly in timing and reporting. Just make sure wherever you send your documents reaches them at least three weeks before departure. India strongly recommends submitting your documents at least 30 days prior to departure as visas can sometimes take longer to process than expected.
Applying for a visa is often cumbersome and time-consuming. If you don’t get your visa on time, book your flights in advance with flexible dates so that if you face complications in getting your Indian visa, you won’t be forced to miss out on attending the event. Confirm the type of visa you need when booking your flight ticket; There are three main types of visas: single entry (cannot leave India), multiple entries (can travel freely out of India), and transit (must leave within 24 hours).
What if I don’t get the visa on time?
Getting stuck on a visa can be frustrating and expensive, so it’s wise to prepare in advance by making sure you have enough time to prepare your documents. For example, Indian citizens need 14 days’ notice to apply for a long-term visa; If your trip is planned for two weeks, you should apply 30 days in advance. You may need to book additional flights and pay fees to bring them along.