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Visa Processing Times & Surcharges in the USA

Please see below for visa processing times and surcharges for urgent visa applications made in India. Please also note that the consulates are closed on official national holidays when visa processing is not possible. National holidays should be added to the overall processing time. 

Note: these are indicative time frames. The consulates may keep your passports longer if they are busy especially in summer and we cannot influence their decisions. Please do not delay your application to a later date.

Processing time begins from the moment your application is received in our visa processing office.
 

STANDARD VISA PROCESSING IN INDIA

Standard visa processing is included in the cost of your holidays (unless specified otherwise) when applying in India. Please also allow 2 extra days for postage.
 

URGENT VISA PROCESSING IN INDIA

We appreciate your circumstances may change and you urgently require your passport back for other travel needs. In this case please contact us immediately. We will either apply for urgent processing or return your passport. If you have agreed urgent processing with us, we will add an extra fee detailed below to your invoice and you will be liable for any extra costs involved with your visa application.
 

APPLICATIONS MADE OUTSIDE INDIA

Processing times. If you are based outside India, please contact your local consulate or our overseas visa partners for their processing times and visa costs .

Costs. If you book our tour from overseas and apply for your visa locally, we will deduct the visa fee from your invoice as per the schedule below. You will need to pay for your visas at the local consulate / visa centre.
 

VISA PROCESSING TIMES & SURCHARGES IN INDIA

Country Standard
processing
Urgent
processing
Price
standard
processing *
Urgent
processing
surcharge
Visa
discount
(if applied overseas) **
Russia visa 20 working days 5 working days included 6,500 6,500
China visa 10 working days 5 working days included 3,000 4,500
Mongolia visa 10 working days 5 working days included 2,500 1,500

Note: these are indicative time frames. The consulates may keep your passports longer if they are busy especially in summer and we cannot influence their decisions. Please do not delay your application to a later date.

* Our standard tours include the cost of the relevant visas as per the requirements for India passport holders.
** If you book our tour from overseas and apply for your visa locally, we will deduct the consular fee from your invoice as per the schedule.