Journalist visa

Journalist Visa The visa is issued only to journalists and photographers for a period of up to three months. Documentary filmmakers should also contact their local Indian representation in Germany.

Applicants from the area of ​​responsibility of the Indian Consulate General in Frankfurt please send the following documents in English and in PDF format by email to Ms. Ruby Jaspreet, Consul (Commercial, Press & Political) at: or

Journalists wishing to apply for a tourist visa must submit their application to IGCS without first submitting their documents to the consulate. In this case, journalists are issued visas, without the right to act journalistically in India.

Required Documents

  1. Passport valid for at least 180 days with at least two blank pages.
  2. Two identical photos in Indian format 5 x 5 cm  (Requirement of photograph for download)
  3. Completed application form & additional form
  4. Four copies of the detailed script for a feature film and detailed concept on TV show / TV series, details of the film crew and film locations.
  5. A statement of intent to mention the filming of the film in India in relation to the production schedule or the dates of the shoot, details of the cast and crew for the purpose of the production, location chosen and a list of the filming equipment you are bringing to India.
  6. Planned itinerary with place of entry and exit and a list of fellow travelers
  7. Additional form (undertaking form)
  8. Visa processing times
  9. fees

Important Note:
A documentary film license may take up to 8 weeks from the filing date of the application.

Further information can be found under FAQ

Failure to comply with the above points will result in the request for new documents, which may involve additional costs!

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