JV-Journalist Visa
Please finalize your travel arrangements only after you obtain an appropriate visa. VFS / Embassy of India, Belgium will not be responsible for any inconvenience/problems faced as a result of finalizing travel plans before obtaining your appropriate visa. The decision to grant the duration of visa is made solely by the Embassy of India

Journalist Visa: Please Click on (Checklist and additional forms) to Complete your online application form.

Journalist visas are given to professional journalists and photographers for up to three months' single entry. Journalists, Editors/Writers of Television networks and Radio Stations traveling to India on work or vacation are required to apply for visas along with a copy of their Media Accreditation Card and/or a document from their organization describing clearly the nature of their work and whether they are traveling on work. If Journalists are going as tourist, they will be granted as "J" tourism Visa.

Note: Journalists / Photographers who are called for an interview at the Embassy of India may present themselves at the Embassy of India on the appointed date and time as conveyed by VFS. In certain instances, telephonic interview could be taken by a Consular Officer of the Embassy of India. Visa applications for Still Photographers / Radio Journalists may require prior approval of Government of India.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR UK PASSPORT APPLICANTS
 
(i) The visa service will be open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
(ii) Applicants will need to present themselves in person at any of the following Visa Centres:
 
Residents of Belgium:
India Visa Application Centre, 19, Avenue Emile De Mot, 1000 Brussels (Tuesday/ Thursday from 9 to 12 noon)
India Visa Collection Centre, 62 Vestingstraat, 1Floor, 2018 Antwerp (Tuesday/ Thursday from 10 to 12 noon)
 
Residents of Luxembourg:
India Visa Collection Centre, 66 Rue Des Celtes, 1318 Luxembourg (Tuesday / Thursday from 10 to 12 noon)
 
(iii) Prior appointment over telephone or in person must be made at the Visa Centre’s for submission of visa application(s).
 
(iv) Processing time for a visa is 4 to 5 weeks. Applicants are therefore advised to apply well in advance of the proposed date of travel to ensure that they get a visa in time.
 
(vi) British nationals may continue to apply directly at the High Commission of India, London through the India Visa Application Centre’s in London with no Additional service fee.