What type of visa do I need?

You will be applying for an E-Tourist Visa to India.

How do I apply for the visa?

You will apply online, once you are instructed to do so by AFS USA. Generally, you must do so within 4-6 weeks of your departure date.

What documents will I need to collect in order to apply for the E-Tourist visa?

  • United States Passport, valid for at least six months after your return
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Additional information may be required

Do not begin collecting these documents until notified by AFS.

When do I apply for the visa?

You must apply for your visa 4-6 weeks before departure.

How much will the visa cost?

There are no fees associated with applying for the E-Tourist Visa. This is subject to change.

Are any of these costs covered in my AFS program fee?

No, your program fee does not cover any of the costs related to obtaining your passport or visa.

Can I travel before the start of my program?

You may travel before the beginning of your program.