So my parents just took off to Australia for a few weeks. They have a conference in Brisbane followed by some personal vacation time in
Ultimate Guide To Visas for Indian Citizens
As someone with a weak Indian passport, it is always a headache to figure out in advance if a visa is required for that particular country. Since it is one of the key issues faced by Indian travelers, I decided to write an ultimate guide to visas for Indian citizens for tourism purposes. I am hoping to keep this updated as much as possible. I have tried to source the data from various sources but since it is something that is constantly evolving, please expect to find some discrepancies now and then.
Table Of Contents
- 1 Ultimate Guide To Visas for Indian Citizens
- 2 Ultimate Guide To Visas for Indian Citizens
- 2.1 Schengen Visa for Indian Passport Holders
- 2.2 Countries where visa is mandatory for Indian Citizens
- 2.3 Visa Free Countries for Indian Passport Holders
- 2.5 Visa On Arrival for Indian Citizens
- 2.6 Countries where a prior visa is not required if you have a valid Schengen, US or UK Visa.
- 2.7 Conclusion
- 2.8 Latest Visa Posts from the Blog
- 2.8.1 Australia Visa for Indians (Tourist or Business Visa Subclass 600)
- 2.8.2 Your Ultimate Guide To Procuring a Schengen Visa from Netherlands (Indians)
- 2.8.3 Malaysia Visa For Indians (eNTRI or eVisa or Visa on Arrival?)
- 2.8.4 UK And Ireland Visa: British Irish Visa Scheme (BIVS) For Indians
- 2.8.5 Israeli Visa For Indians (A DIY Guide and other tips)
- 2.8.6 Schengen Short Term Tourism Visa for Indians – My Experience (Spain)
Ultimate Guide To Visas for Indian Citizens
Since the tourist visa requirements for Indian Citizens are different for different countries, I have segregated the list into different sections. As mentioned before in how Indian travel is different,
“According to the Passport Index, the Indian passport currently ranks 69 in terms of the Global power of the passport. Just to give a perspective, United Arab Emirates has the strongest passport in the world while Afghanistan currently holds the status of the weakest passport in the world with a rank of 94. If you see in terms of individual ranks, then we rank at 142 while Afghanistan ranks at 199. We have a visa score of 66 which means that we can go to 26 countries without a visa and we can avail the visa on arrival facility in 40 countries. Also, having a valid US/UK/Singapore visa can give us an option of availing visa on arrival for a few more countries. UAE nationals, on the other hand, can go to 116 countries without a visa and avail the visa on arrival facility in 57 countries.”
Similarly, getting an Indian visa is difficult for most foreigners and many complain about how it is a cumbersome process.
Schengen Visa for Indian Passport Holders
Europe has been a preferred destination for many people who are traveling outside India due to the string of popular Bollywood movies that have showcased the beauty of Europe over many years. But choosing Europe as your first international destination can be a little tricky since the visa process is quite tedious. The list of documentation you have to include with your Schengen visa application is humongous. I have been to Europe many times in the past and yet the process is daunting every single time. It definitely gets easier once you have an ‘x number of stamps on your passport’
Thankfully, now due to the Schengen visa policy, you can use a single visa to travel to 26 countries in the Schengen Area. Check out my post on how to apply for a Schengen Visa for Indians.
Some things that will make it easier for you to obtain a Schengen Visa for Indians:
- Financial independence is something that is key when applying for Schengen visa. You should always have proof of sufficient funds or you should have a sponsor who is willing to pay for your expenses
- One of the main things they check is if you have an intent to go settle in one of the Schengen countries. By showing enough proof that you intend to return is another key aspect in the case of a Schengen visa. This can be shown by proof of own property/parents.
- Ensure that you have a confirmed return ticket.
- A detailed itinerary of your time during your visit. Hotel bookings are usually mandatory.
- Insurance is mandatory as well.
- Write a convincing and detailed cover letter.
If you are visiting multiple Schengen countries, then you have to apply to only one country. There is an order to be followed in such scenarios.
- Main Destination / Main purpose of travel: In case you are going for purposes other than tourism, then you have to choose the country for which this is intended.
- Maximum Number of days: Next is to choose the country where you are going to spend the maximum number of days.
- Port of Entry: The country where you are entering the Schengen area through.
If a Schengen visa is issued, then you can enter the Schengen Area through any of the 26 countries and move freely among them. The validity of the Schengen visa is usually mentioned in your passport but in the case of short-term visas, it is usually granted for 90 days in a 180 day time period. It varies from case to case in the case of Indians.
VFS Application Centers
In India, most of the Schengen visa applications are handled by VFS and you can schedule an appointment with them to submit your application and your biometrics data.If you are applying on your own, you still need to go fill the online form yourself before you can schedule an appointment for submission. There are some exceptions to this as evidenced by the below table. VFS charges a service fee for this and this varies from country to country as well as from center to center. You can also opt for a courier service at an additional fee if you don’t wish to go and collect your passport. VFS application centers are usually found at all the major metropolitan cities in India. Please note that VFS does not have access to grant you visas. They only have the authority to collect your applications on behalf of the respective embassy.
Check out the below table for more details on visa for Schengen countries.
|Schengen Country||Region||Visa Fees and Maximum Number of days||Other Details|
|Austria||Central Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees||Note: As per instruction received from the Austrian Embassy applicant needs to sign on declaration and undertaking. Representative or travel agent must bring signed declaration and undertaking at the time of submission.
Austria Visa for Indians
|Belgium||Western Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees||Belgium Visa for Indian passport holders|
|Czech Republic||Central Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees|
Only cash accepted
|Czech Republic Visa for Indians|
|Denmark||Scandinavia||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees|
Only cash accepted
|Applicable for Greenland and Faroe Islands as well.
Denmark Visa for Indians
|Estonia||Northern Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees|
Only cash accepted
|Estonia Visa For Indians|
|Finland||Northern Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees||Finland Visa for Indians|
|France||Western Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros||France Visa For Indians
You can visit Monaco on this visa.
|Germany||Western Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees||Germany Visa for Indians|
|Greece||Balkans||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + Service Fees|
Only cash accepted
|Greece Visa for Indians
Not handled by VFS
|Hungary||Central Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees||Hungary Visa for Indians|
|Iceland||Nordic Island||Same as Denmark||Danish Embassy processes visa for Iceland. Iceland Visa for Indians|
|Italy||Mediterranean||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees||Italy Visa for Indian Citizens|
|Latvia||Northern Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees||Latvia Tourist Visa for Indians|
|Liechtenstein||Central Europe||To be Updated||To be Updated|
|Lithuania||Baltic State||Visa Fees : 80 Euros||You have to go in person to Delhi to apply for a Lithuania Visa for Indians|
|Luxembourg||Western Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees||Luxembourg Visa for Indian passport holders|
|Malta||Southern Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees||Malta Visa for Indians|
|Netherlands||North Western Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees|
Only cash accepted
Netherlands Visa for Indians
|In addition to other documents, travel history form and authorisation form is mandatory for Netherlands Visa for Indians|
|Norway||Scandinavia||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees||Norway Visa for Indians|
|Poland||Eastern Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros||Handled by the embassy directly and you have to attend an interview in person unless for some exceptions.
Poland Visa for Indian Citizens
|Portugal||South Western Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees||Portugal Visa for Indian Citizens|
|Slovakia||Central Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros||Handled by the embassy of Hungary in India. Have to directly book an appointment and again go in person to submit fingerprints.
Slovakia Visa for Indian Passport Holders
|Slovenia||Central Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees.|
Please note Applicants applying at Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad Centre need to pay additional courier charge which will include two way courier charges pertaining to the transfer of visa applications to New Delhi and sending back to regional VFS Visa Application Centres. Please make a note of the courier charges as applicable.
|Slovenia Visa for Indians|
|Spain||South Western Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + BLS Service Fees||Spain Visas are processed by BLS now.
More details at
Spain Schengen Visa for Indian Passport Holders
|Sweden||Scandinavia||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees||Sweden Visa for Indians|
|Switzerland||Central Europe||Visa Fees : 80 Euros + VFS Service Fees||Switzerland Visa for Indian citizen|
Countries where visa is mandatory for Indian Citizens
Unfortunately for most countries, a visa is mandatory for Indian citizens. In this section, I discuss in general about these countries. This is something which will be a work in progress and will be updated on a gradual basis.
|Country||Region||Approximate Visa Fees and Maximum Duration of stay||Important Information||More Details Here|
|Albania||Balkans||45 USD for 30 days single entry visa||Albania Visa for Indians|
Visa process is similar to Schengen
|Any visitor who holds a valid, multiple entry and previously used visa issued by a Schengen area country, United States, or the United Kingdom can enter Albania without a visa for 90 days. Visa must have been used at least once before arrival to Albania.|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Caribbean||30 Pounds for Single entry 30 day validity and 40 Pounds for Multiple entry 30 day validity||Visa on arrival if you have a valid Schengen, US or UK visa.|
|Australia||Oceania||Visa Fees: 145 AUD to 1020 AUD|
Validity: 3 months to 12 months
|Australian Government Site||Handled by VFS or online.
Australia Visa for Indians
|Azerbaijan||Eurasia||20 USD for 90 days||Azerbaijan Visa for Indian nationals|
|Bahrain||Middle East||77 USD for 30 days Valid visa||Bahrain Online Visa for Indians|
|Brazil||South America||Visa Fees: Rs6400 for 90 days validity||Fill up the application form online, upload all the documents, take the print out, sign and submit at the Embassy. This can be submitted by third party in the case of Indian nationals.|
The Embassy of Brazil only accepts Visa Fees and other Consular Fees in the form of a non refundable single Bank Draft, equivalent to the Visa Fee, drawn in favour of “Embassy of Brazil – Consular”, payable in New Delhi
|Brazil Visa for Indians|
|Canada||North America||100 Canadian dollars for 90 days Single entry tourist visa + VFS service fees||You have to fill the online form and upload all your documents. Then you have to submit your documents at the nearest CVAC(Canada Visa Application center) managed by VFS. Please note that locations of CVAC and VFS center may vary based on the center.||More details here|
|China||East Asia||Rs 2000- Rs7000 for Single/Multiple entry 30 day validity Visa||Easier to apply via a travel agent if you cannot go submit the application in person at Mumbai, Delhi or Kolkatta.|
Chinese Visa for Indian nationals
|China Visa for Indian Passport Holders|
|Colombia||South America||150 USD for 3 months||Online Visa Application for Colombia||Visa exemption for people who have a valid US or Schengen visa. Valid for 90 days|
|Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)||West Africa||85 USD for 3 months validity||eVisa for Ivory Coast||Please note that e-visa is only for those who enter Ivory Coast at the Abidjan Port Bouet Airport (also known as Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport).
Applicants arriving with the “Pre-enrollment” document at the airport in the “Visa airport” area must complete biometric enrollment. After that, the visa will be printed and delivered immediately. E-visa enrollment boxes are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please note that the enrollment of fingerprinting and photo is compulsory for each visa applicant, even if the applicant has already obtained several visas. Biometric visa requires the presence of the applicant.
|Croatia||Balkans||Visa Fees: 60 Euros + VFS service Charge|
Validity: 90 days
|Handled by VFS.|
Croatia Visa for Indians
|All third-country nationals who are holders of valid Schengen documents, as well as national visas and residence permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Romania do not require an additional (Croatian) visa for Croatia|
|Egypt||North East Africa||45 USD for 30 days Single entry||To be updated||More details here|
|Georgia||Eurasia||Visa Fees: 20 USD + VFS service fees |
for 30 days
|Georgia Visa for Indians||Handled by VFS
|Ireland||North Western Europe||Visa Fees: (55 Euros for single entry and 90 Euros for multiple entry.) +|
VFS Service Fee
|Same as UK||Handled by VFS. Ireland Visa for Indians|
|Israel||Middle East||27$ for Single entry. Valid for 3 months||Israeli Visa for Indian Passport Holders||More details here|
|Japan||East Asia||Rs510 for both Single/Multiple Entry||Japan Tourist Visa for Indians||Handled by VFS|
|Lesotho||Southern Africa||150 USD for Single entry and 250 USD for Multiple entry||Online Visa Application for Lesotho|
|Malaysia||South East Asia||Visa Fees: Rs2800 – Rs 4000|
Validity: 15 days eVisa and eNTRI.
30 days eVisa
|Till March 2018, Indians can apply for eNTRI (Electronic Travel Registration & Information). While entering the country, you need to present this eNTRI along with a set of documents. There are some restrictions for eNTRI and check if you will need an eVisa or eNTRI before applying.|
Malaysia Visa for Indians
|Moldova||East Europe||Visa Fees: 60 Euros||Moldova Visa for Indians||More details here|
|Morocco||North Africa||Visa Fees: 35 USD|
for 1 month Validity
|Morocco Visa for Indians|
|Myanmar [Burma]||South East Asia||85 USD for 28 days||Myanmar eVisa for Indians|
|New Zealand||Oceania||Visa Fees 165 NZ Dollar + Visa Center Service Fees|
Visa Fees Finder
|New Zealand Visa for Indians Guide||More details here|
|Philippines||South East Asia||Visa Fees: Rs 1500- RS8500 based on the validity of the fees||Philippines Visa for Indians||Not required if yo hold a valid Singapore, Schengen, Uk, USA or Australia visa|
|Russia||Eurasia||Visa Fees vary from Rs1300- Rs7800 based on Single Entry/Double Entry/ Multiple Entry and processing time.|
VFS Service Fees
Valid for 30 days
|Russia Visa Centers are at Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkatta. You can authorise others to submit the application on your behalf.||Handled by VFS. Russia Visa for Indians|
|Rwanda||East Africa||50 USD for 30 days Valid Visa||Rwanda Online eVisa for Indians application form||This is set to change from January 2018. All countries are eligible for a 30 day Visa on arrival facility from Jan 1st 2018.|
|Sao Tome and Principe||Central Africa||30 days||eVisa for Sao Tome and Principe||No prior visa required if you have a valid Schengen or US visa.|
|Saudi Arabia||Middle East||Visa Fees: To be updated.|
Validity: 90 days
|You need a sponsor to apply for a visitor visa and it is better to apply via a tour operator.||Saudi Arabia Visa for Indians|
|Seychelles||East Africa||Free for 30 days||A visitor’s permit is issued on arrival in Seychelles to a person who comes for the purpose of holiday, pleasure, business, visit friends or family and who –|
is not a prohibited immigrant;
is not the holder of a valid permit which entitles the holder to reside in Seychelles.
holds a valid return or onward ticket for duration of visit;
has confirmed accommodation;
has sufficient funds for duration of the stay.
Visitor’s Permit for Seychelles
|Singapore||South East Asia||Visa Fees: 30USD + Authorised Visa Agents Fees|
Validity: 30 days for a 9 week period
|Singapore eVisa can only be applied through authorised visa agents.||Singapore Visa for Indian passport holders|
|South Africa||Africa||Visa Fees: Only VFS service charge|
Validity: 90 days
|Only cash accepted at VFS.||Handled by VFS
South Africa Visa for Indians
|South Korea||East Asia||To be updated||To be updated||To be updated|
|Sri Lanka||South Asia||Visa fees: 20 USD for eTA||If you’re an Indian passport holder wishing to travel to Sri Lanka, you will need to apply for an online visa before travelling. An ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) allows you to enter the country for 30 days.||Sri Lanka Online Visa|
|Taiwan||East Asia||To be updated||To be updated||To be updated|
|Turkey||Middle East||To be updated||To be updated||To be updated|
|United Arab Emirates||Middle East||Visa Fees: 67 USD to 95 USD for a validity from 96 hours to 30 days.||I have availed both the visa options of applying online through Emirates and Visa on arrival facility for Indians with valid US visas.||Dubai Visa Details|
|United Kingdom – England, Scotland, Wales an Northern Ireland||North Western Europe||Visa Fees: 95 pounds |
Validity: 180 days
UK Visa Fees
|British Irish Visa Scheme (BIVS) for Indians||Handled by VFS. How to apply for a UK Visa for Indians|
|United States of America||North America||Visa Fees: 160 USD.|
6 months is the maximum duration
|Visa validity can range from 6 months to 10 years. Most people are issued a 6 month B2 (Tourism) visa for the first time. On subsequent applications, many are given a B1/B2 10 year valid visa.|
How to apply for a B1/B2 Visa for Indians
|B1/B2 Visa FAQ’s|
|Vietnam||South East Asia||Visa Fees: 35 USD for one month validity, 45 USD for a Single entry 3 month validity and 65 USD for a multiple entry 3 month validity visa.||Even though it is technically a Visa on arrival, you need to apply online to get a letter of approval from the consulate before you can pick the visa on arrival at the airport.|
Only applicable if you travel by air to three international airports.
|Apply Vietnam Visa on Arrival online|
|Zambia||East Africa||55 USD to 90 USD for a 3 month Single Entry- Multiple entry Visa||Zambia eVisa for Indians|
Visa Free Countries for Indian Passport Holders
The below countries do not require a visa for Indian citizens. The number is few compared to other nationalities. But we should definitely take advantage of our visa-free option for the below countries. We can go to 24 countries without a visa according to the passport index (This number does not include some of the disputed areas and countries. Hence the numbers in the list will be slightly different.)
All countries require a passport with a validity of more than 6 months. Some countries also require that you have a confirmed return ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
|Country||Region||Maximum Number Of Days||Other Details|
|Antartica||Antartica||Based on the number of days of the cruise.||You need a valid passport. No visa is required but a permit is required for anyone who wishes to visit Antartica. This is usually arranged by the cruise company. Since you will be likely starting your cruise from Chile, New Zealand, Argentina or Africa, you will need a visa for that country.|
|Bhutan||Asia||30 days if you arrive by air or 7 days if you drive down. You need to get a permit for your car.||Valid travel documents are Passport or Voter ID card|
|British Virgin Islands||Caribbean||30 days||You need to hold a valid return ticket.|
|Cook Islands||31 days||You need to hold a valid return ticket, proof of accommodation and proof of sufficient funds. Cook Islands Visa For Indians|
|Dominica||Caribbean||6 months||You need to hold a valid return ticket. Visitors who will remain on Dominica for less than 24 hours (including cruise-ship passengers) do not require a visa to enter.|
|Ecuador||South America||90 days within a period of 365 days||You need to hold a valid return ticket. Ecuador Visa For Indians|
|El Salvador||Central America||90 days||You need to hold a valid return ticket and proof of sufficient funds.|
|Fiji||South Pacific||4 months||You need to hold a valid return ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
Fiji Visa For Indians
|Grenada||Caribbean||90 days||You need to hold a valid return ticket.
Grenada Visa for Indians
|Haiti||Caribbean||3 months||You need to hold a valid return ticket
Haiti Visa For Indians
|Hong Kong||East Asia||14 days||Effective Jan 2017, Indians need to apply for and successfully complete online pre-arrival registration before they can continue to enjoy the current 14-day visa-free visit or enter Hong Kong during transit (except in direct transit by air and not leaving the airport transit area).
Hong Kong PreRegistration Form For Indians
|Indonesia||South East Asia||30 days||Only condition is that you need to leave within 30 days and this is tracked using a Visa exemption stamp when you enter the country. Visa on arrival is applicable if you intend to stay for more than 30 days.
Indonesia Visa Requirements for Indian Citizens
|Jamaica||Caribbean||30 days||You need to hold a valid return ticket|
|Macao||East Asia||30 days||You need to hold a valid return ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
Macao Visa for Indian Citizens
|Maldives||South Asia||30 days||Have a valid ticket to continue the journey out of Maldives
Have enough funds to cover the expenses for duration of the stay in Maldives. (US$100 + $50 dollars per day) or a confirmation of reservation in a Tourist Resort or a Hotel
|Mauritius||Island off East Africa||60 days||You need to hold a confirmed return ticket, proof of accommodation, proof of sufficient funds (100USD per day) and a sponsorship letter.
Mauritius Visa Requirements for Indian Passport Holders
|Micronesia||Western Pacific Ocean||30 days||You need to hold a valid return ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
|Montserrat||Caribbean||3 months||You need to hold a valid return ticket and proof of sufficient funds
|Nepal||South Asia||6 months||Freedom of Movement according to the 1950 Indo-Nepal Peace treaty. We can stay and work in Nepal for 6 months every year.|
|Palestinian Territories||Middle East||Not applicable||Since you need to enter via Israel or Jordan, you will need a visa for either country.
Israeli Visa for Indians
|Qatar||Middle East||60 days||Applicable from Aug 2017.
“Nationals of 47 countries (including India) will not require prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival in Qatar. The waiver will be valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips. This waiver may be extended for a further 30 day period”
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||Caribbean||30 days||You need to hold a valid return ticket and proof of sufficient funds.|
|Senegal||West Africa||90 days||You need to hold a valid return ticket.|
|Serbia||Balkan||30 days||You need to hold a valid return ticket.Serbia Visa for Indians|
|St. Vincent and the Grenadines||Caribbean||30 days||You need to hold a valid return ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
St Vincent and Grenadines Visa for Indians
|Trinidad and Tobago||Caribbean||90 days||You need to hold a valid return ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
Trinidad and Tobago Visa for Indians
|Vanuatu||South Pacific Ocean||30 days||You need to hold a valid return ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
Vanuatu Visa for Indian Passport Holders
Visa On Arrival for Indian Citizens
We are eligible for visa on arrival in around 27 countries. The procedure is different from country to country
|Country||Region||Approximate Tourist Visa Fees For Indians and vaidity||Additional Information||More Details Here|
|Armenia||Eurasia||30 USD for a maximum stay of 120 days||Evisa can also be obtained.||This has only been operational since July 2017 and hence details are not clear as of now.
Armenia Visa For Indian Passport Holders
|Bolivia||South America||Visa on Arrival is provided at major international airports in Bolivia at USD 55 for a maximum of 90 days.||Please carry letter of invitation issued by the Bolivian Immigration Authorities (DIGEMIG). May alternatively hold printed hotel reservations, return tickets, or printed itinerary.|
If you are doing a land crossing, it is advisable to take an advance visa. Bolivia Visa is free for Indians if taken in advance.
|Bolivia Visa for Indian Citizens|
|Cambodia||South East Asia||20 USD for 30 days||You should have a passport photo, sufficient funds, completed visa application form and confirmed return tickets||Apply for an Evisa if you intend to stay beyonf 30 days|
|Cape Verde||North Western Africa||40 Euros for 90 days||Two passport size photos, confirmed return or outbound tickets|
|Comoros||East Coast Africa||5 Euros (not sure) for 45 days or 9 Euros for 90 days||You must have a valid return ticket, proof of sufficient funds and accommodation proof||May require an approval from Consulate in India|
|Ethiopia||East Africa||20 USD – 100 USD based on the duration of stay||Please carry two passport size photos, proof of sufficient funds and carry a yellow fever health card.||Only applicable if entering from Addis Ababa airport.|
|Gabon||Central Africa||To be updated||To be updated||To be updated|
|Guinea-Bissau||West Africa||85 Euros for 90 days||Please carry proof of sufficient funds and confirmed return or onward tickets.|
|Jordan||Middle East||30 USD for 2 weeks||Must carry at least 1000 USD or equivalent in cash. Have confirmed onward or return tickets||Indians entering and exiting Jordan from Aqaba, along with the Red Sea, are granted a 1-month visa for free.|
|Kenya||East Africa||50USD||Please carry confirmed air tickets, a valid Yellow Fever health card and two passport size photographs||This is valid under the East African Tourist Visa on arrival is what I understood. Please reconfirm before traveling.|
|Laos||South East Asia||40 USD for 30 days||Please fill up the application form (available online or at the Arrival desk), confirmed itinerary and one photo|
|Madagascar||East Africa||Free for 30 days||You must also have confirmed hotel booking, return air tickets and two passport size recent coloured photographs|
|Marshall Islands||Oceania||30 days (Not sure about Visa Fees)||Need to include a recent police record and health clearance (proof of being free from HIV/AIDS and TB) on arrival.|
|Mauritania||North Western Africa||Not Very Clear||Can be obtained at Nouakchott (NKC) Airport|
|Mozambique||East Africa||66USD for 30 days||You need to carry proof of sufficient funds and confirmed return/onward tickets with valid travel documents.|
|Palau||Oceania||50 USD for 30 days||must produce proof of sufficient funds (at least $200 per week) to cover their stay in Palau and hold return or onward flight tickets with valid travel documents.|
|Rwanda||East Africa||50 USD for 30 days validity.||To be updated||Applicable from 1st Jan 2018|
|Saint Lucia||Caribbean||50 USD for 6 weeks||You must have a return ticket or ticket for onward destination with valid travel documents.|
|Samoa||Oceania||Free for 30 days||All visitors must have a return or onward ticket, copy of a bank statement, no record of deportation from other countries, no health problems that would pose a risk to Samoa, no history of criminal charges|
|Suriname||South America||35 USD for 90 days||Indians are granted a visa on arrival (tourist card) at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for €30, or at Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport or any Surinamese representation abroad for US$35||Not very clear on the documentation required
|Tajikistan||Central Asia||50 USD for 45 days||Applicable at Dushanbe Airport||Not very clear on the documentation required
|Tanzania||East Africa||50 USD – 200 USD based on length of the stay||Should have proof of sufficient funds, confirmed return flight tickets, hotel booking and yellow fever vaccination certificate.|
|Thailand||South East Asia||1000 Baht for 14 days||You need to carry your photographs, proof of funds, confirmed itinerary along with your application form.||Need to carry Baht or USD.|
|Timor-Leste||South East Asia||30 USD for 30 days||You must show proof of accommodation, confirmed return or onward tickets and evidence of funds (USD 150 per day)|
|Togo||West Africa||22USD for 7 days||You should hold confirmed air tickets, yellow fever vaccination card and three passport size photographs.|
|Tuvalu||Oceania||30 days validity||You must carry confirmed return tickets and proof of sufficient funds.|
|Uganda||East Africa||50 USD – 200 USD based on length of the stay||Should have proof of sufficient funds, confirmed return flight tickets, hotel booking and yellow fever vaccination certificate.|
|Ukraine||East Europe||100 USD for 15 days||Applicable from April 2017|
1. Port of arrival: Boryspil, Zhuliany and Odessa international airports
More details here
|Applicable from April 2017
1. Port of arrival: Boryspil, Zhuliany and Odessa international airports
More details here
|Zimbabwe||South Africa||To be updated||Applicable from Feb 2018||To be updated|
Countries where a prior visa is not required if you have a valid Schengen, US or UK Visa.
Now, a prior visa is not required for some countries if you have a valid Schengen, US or UK visa. Some conditions may apply. Please check with the concerned embassy before traveling. This list by Mahesh Murthy has been my source of information for many years.
|Country||Schengen Visa||UK Visa||US Visa|
|Albania||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|American Samoa||Visa required||Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Andorra||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
|Anguilla||Visa required||No prior Visa required||Visa required|
|Antigua & Barbuda||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Aruba||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Belarus (Minsk)||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
|Belize||No prior Visa required||Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Bermuda||Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Bonaire, St Eustatius, Saba||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||Visa required|
|Bulgaria||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
|Channel Islands||Visa required||No prior Visa required||Visa required|
|Chinese Taipei/Taiwan||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Colombia||No prior Visa required||Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Costa Rica||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Croatia||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
|Curacao||No prior Visa required||Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Cyprus||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
|Dominican Republic||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|French Guiana||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
|French Polynesia||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
|French West Indies||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
|Georgia||No prior Visa required||Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Gibraltar||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||Visa required|
|Guam||Visa required||Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Guatemala||No prior Visa required||Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Honduras||No prior Visa required||Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Ireland||Visa required||No prior Visa required||Visa required|
|Kosovo||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
|Mexico||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Monaco||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
|Montenegro||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Nicaragua||No prior Visa required||Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Northern Marianas||Visa required||Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Panama||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Peru||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Phillipines||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Puerto Rico||Visa required||Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Romania||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
|San Marino||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
|Sao Tome & Principe||No prior Visa required||Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|St. Maarten||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
|Svalbard||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
|Turkey||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Turks & Caicos||Visa required||No prior Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|UAE||Visa required||Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|US Virgin Islands||Visa required||Visa required||No prior Visa required|
|Vatican City||No prior Visa required||Visa required||Visa required|
Hopefully, we will see improvements over the next few years and we can travel to more countries without the headache of a visa.
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