SV-Student/ Research 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

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

Student visa is granted to a foreigner whose sole objective of visiting India is to pursue regular and full time academic studies in India and for no other purpose / activity. The applicant is required to produce proof of admission to a full time course in a recognized / reputed educational institution in India. Normally, the duration of the student visa is for the duration of the academic course of study.

Research visa is granted to a foreigner who desires to undertake research in India and who has secured admission to a recognized or reputed institution in India. Normally, the duration of the research visa is for the duration of the research project. For professors, teachers and scholars who are invited as visiting faculty, visa (research or entry) would be issued on the basis of an invitation from a Government of India educational institution.

(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.