India Diplomatic Visa

Even though most other India visa applications are outsourced and processed through Cox & Kings Global Services, visas for Diplomatic and Official passports are still being processed by the Indian Embassy and Consulates.

Exception: U.K. diplomatic/official/service passport holders going to India on a private visa will need to submit a regular visa application through Cox & Kings Global Services.


Consulate hours are between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM on all working days.

Fees and Charges

There is no visa fee and there is no service charge.

Processing Times

You may pick up the passport with the visa stamped after four business days. However, if it is not ready due to administrative processing, you will be informed by phone or email.


The following documents are required for an India Diplomat Visa:

  1. Visa Application Form:
    Washington DC

  2. Letter from Department of State (Gale McCoy office of Passport Issuance Agency)

  3. Additional Information Form 1

  4. Additional Information Form 2

  5. In the case of bilateral visits, a letter of invitation from Indian agencies.

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