COVID-19 travel and visa restrictions for India
Visa for India stand suspended until further notice. The Indian government has extended the corona virus lockdown until 30th June 2020 (Phase 5).
More detailed information on regulations for diplomats, owner of OCI, etc. and travellers who are still in India can be found on the official website of the Bureau of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
The Indian government has eased some of the travel restrictions: Foreign businessmen of certain categorie are allowed to come to India. Moe iformation can be found here.
To travel to India foreign nationals have to obtain a fresh Business Visa from the Indian Missions/Posts abroad. Foreign nationals holding a valid long term multiple entry Business Visa have to get the Business Visa re-validated from the Indian Mission/Post concerned.
Urgent questions on Visa for India
If you live in Baden-Wuerttemberg or Bavaria you can contact the Consulate General of India in Munich. In urgent cases regarding visas for India, please send an E-Mail to the following adress: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Honorary Consulate of India in Stuttgart generally does not issue visas and can therefore only give limited advice on visas.
Indian citizens in Germany
The Indian government is operating evacuation flights from Germany to India. More information can be found on the website of the Indian Embassy in Berlin.
The Indian Embassy in Berlin is also operating a hotline in case of urgent questions.
In addition, the Consulate General of the Republic of India in Munich has published answers on frequently asked questions on its website.
If your residence permit it expiring soon, kindly contact the relevant immigration authority. The contact details of the immigration authority in Stuttgart can be found here.
Distressed Indian Nationals can apply for assistance from the Indian Community Welfare Fund. More information can be found here.
Up-to-date Information on the virus from the German Government
You can find up-to-date information on India and COVID-19 on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
Information for investors in India
Invest India has just launched the Invest India Business Immunity Platform, which is a comprehensive and interactive resource for investors and the wider business community to access all relevant information about India’s fight against COVID-19.
It is a dynamic platform which keeps a regular track of developments in controlling the impact of the virus and provides the latest information about government announcements. Invest India is using this platform to disseminate information on best practices on how corporates in India are managing the disruption to their businesses and most commonly asked questions during this time.
Investors can also reach out to Invest India using the 'Live Chat' on the platform.
Please be informed that the given information can change without prior notice. We ask you to check the provided websites on a regular basis.