Visa for Journalism and for Journalists
All Journalists, including photographers/film producer or director (other than of commercial films), a representative of a Radio or Television organisation, travel writer or travel promotion photographer etc. are required to apply for Journalist Visa only, even if the visit to India is for reasons other than journalism.
Journalists are granted single entry visa valid for a maximum stay of three month.
Persons/Companies wishing to film documentaries in India are required to submit the following in addition to the above requirements :
o Undertaking in the prescribed form.
o Script / Synopsis.
o Details of locations where documentary is proposed to be filmed.
o List of cinematic equipment to be temporarily imported into India.
Note: Once the Consulate receives the above information, the same shall be forwarded to the concerned authorities in India for their clearance. Please allow at least 10 weeks for the clearance to be obtained.