Consular Services Consular Services

Diplomatic/Official Visa

Issuance of Diplomatic/Official Visas to foreign diplomats/officials and their dependent family members

A new online system for issuance of diplomatic/official visas has been introduced w.e.f February 2015.

All foreigners holding diplomatic/official/service passports, in order to obtain a diplomatic or official visa, are required to submit visa applications online. Physical visa application forms are not accepted. A message is sent via email or SMS when the visa is granted. The visa is thereafter collected in person from the CPV Division.

Other services that are rendered through this online portal are:

  • Extension of diplomatic/official visas
  • Conversion to diplomatic/official visas
  • Transfer of diplomatic/official Visa

Applicants are advised to apply at least 3 weeks before the expiry of their visas or visa free period.

(Note: Holders of ordinary passports are not serviced by MEA. Ordinary passport holders need to approach the FRRO/FRO concerned. No phone calls/emails regarding the status of diplomatic/official visas would normally be entertained).

In case of any query, suggestion, problem or urgency related to issuance of diplomatic/official visa kindly contact:

Shri Harvinder Singh
Under Secretary (PV)
CPV Division
Ministry of External Affairs
New Delhi
Phone: 011-23386630

Appellate authority

Dr. Adarsh Swaika
Joint Secretary
CPV Division
Ministry of External Affairs
Phone: 011-23387104
Fax: 011-23782821