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India Overview

The second most populous country in the world and the world’s largest democracy, India has an estimated population of 1.37 billion people. The country is the 7th largest in the world and is a third of the United States in size. The country’s capital is New Delhi and the official languages are Hindi and English.

Home to an extraordinary variety of climatic regions, the country’s climate is highly influenced by the Himalayas and the Thar Desert. The southern part is tropical while the northern part is temperate.

How strong is the Indian Passport

The Indian passport currently ranks on the 82nd place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. The passport holders of India enjoy better travel freedom compared to other countries.

Visa Not Required for Indian Passport Holders

Having an Indian passport allows entry to 25 countries and territories. List of Indian passport visa-free entry destinations:

  • Barbados
  • Bhutan
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Macao
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • Nepal
  • Niue
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Vanuatu

Visa on Arrival for Indian Passport Holders

Indian passport holders can obtain visa on arrival in the following countries and territories:

  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Myanmar
  • Palau
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka *(eTA)
  • St. Lucia
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe

 

*(eTA): Electronic Travel Authorization

eVisa for Iraq Passport Holders

India passport holders are required to obtain an eVisa before arriving in the following countries and territories.

  • Albania
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Colombia
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Djibouti
  • Georgia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lesotho
  • Malaysia
  • Moldova
  • Norfolk Island
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Russian Federation
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Singapore
  • South Sudan
  • St. Helena
  • Suriname
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia

Pre-arranged Visa Required for Indian Passport Holders

There are 141 countries and territories that require Indian passport holders to obtain a visa through their embassies and consulates prior to arrival. The visa requirement may be waived off at times, provided that Indian citizens meet alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire, St. Eustatius & Saba
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Congo Democratic Republic
  • Congo Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French West Indies
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen

Entry Refused for Indian Passport Holders

Although the number of countries and territories which allow visa-free access to Indians is limited, there is no country or territory that refuses entry to Indian passport holders.

Guide Consultants is an authorized agency in the Citizenship by Investment programs. Since the establishment of the company in 2016, it has helped investors and families of diverse nationalities acquire much-coveted dual citizenships and second passports.

Second passports and dual citizenships offer many privileges and some of the most advantageous are the opportunity to travel to several countries without visa, access to many emerging markets and an opportunity to diversify one’s portfolio.

Contact us to arrange a free consultation.