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Visa Requirements for Indian Citizens

Where and How can you travel with an Indian Passport

While it is fun to travel the globe, with all the visa requirements and documentation required it can get overwhelming very quickly and lead frustration. The visa requirements for Indian citizens refer to official administrative entry restriction for a country and the required process for immigration.

As of 2019 Jan, Indian citizens have visa-free or visa on arrival access to 61 countries. We have listed out all the countries in the world and their visa requirements for Indian citizens and passport holder.

To be frank, it is not that hard to obtain tourist visas as long as you can prove that you will be returning back to your home country. The information about your consistent source of income is more important than your bank balance. You can visit countries that require VISA-FREE or VISA-ON-ARRIVAL and get your passport stamped a few times before you apply for VISA to the other countries, showing that you are a real traveler and just globe-trotting.

The visa process can be divided into the following four types:

  1. VISA-FREE: Your passport allows you to enter a country without a visa and stay for a particular period of time. A return flight ticket may be proof of hotel booking and a decent amount on hand may be required for the immigration. Your passport should be valid for at least six months.
  2. VISA-ON-ARRIVAL (VOA): You are required to obtain a visa to enter the country once you land in the country at the airport immigration counter. You may need to pay the visa fees if any and furnish the required documents. Your passport should be valid for at least six months.
  3. e-VISA: You can apply for a visa online with the required documentation. There is no passport stamp required. Your visa will automatically be linked to your passport allowing you to walk into the immigration counter in the destination country directly. Having a printout of the online visa application and acceptance letter can be helpful.
  4. VISA-REQUIRED: You need to apply for a visa at the respective country consulate, embassy or approved partner. Certain documentation and requirements may be required to aid the decision of granting you the tourist visa. This may include documents that support your financial ability, medical condition, and previous travel history.
CountryVisa Requirement
AfghanistanVisa Required
AlbaniaVisa Required
AlgeriaVisa Required
American SamoaVisa Required
AndorraVisa Required
AngolaE-visa
AnguillaVisa Required
Antigua and BarbudaE-visa
ArgentinaVisa Required
ArmeniaVisa on Arrival
AustraliaE-visa
AustriaVisa Required
AzerbaijanE-visa
BahamasVisa Required
BahrainE-visa
BangladeshVisa Required
BarbadosVisa Required
BelarusVisa Required
BelgiumVisa Required
BelizeVisa Required
BeninVisa on Arrival
BermudaVisa Required
BhutanVisa Free
BoliviaVisa on Arrival
Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisa Required
BotswanaVisa Required
BrazilVisa Required
British Indian Ocean TerritoryVisa Required
British Virgin IslandsVisa Free
BruneiVisa Required
BulgariaVisa Required
Burkina FasoVisa Required
BurundiVisa Required
CambodiaVisa on Arrival
CameroonVisa Required
CanadaVisa Required
Cape VerdeVisa on Arrival
Cayman IslandsVisa Required
Central African RepublicVisa Required
ChadVisa Required
ChileVisa Required
ChinaVisa Required
ColombiaVisa Required
ComorosVisa on Arrival
CongoVisa Required
Cook IslandsVisa Free
Costa RicaVisa Required
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)E-visa
CroatiaVisa Required
CubaVisa Required
CuraçaoVisa Required
CyprusVisa Required
Czech RepublicVisa Required
Democratic Republic of the CongoVisa Required
DenmarkVisa Required
DjiboutiE-visa
DominicaVisa Free
Dominican RepublicVisa Required
EcuadorVisa Free
EgyptVisa Required
El SalvadorVisa Free
Equatorial GuineaVisa Required
EritreaVisa Required
EstoniaVisa Required
Eswatini (Swaziland)Visa Required
EthiopiaVisa on Arrival
Falkland IslandsVisa Required
Faroe IslandsVisa Required
FijiVisa Free
FinlandVisa Required
FranceVisa Required
French PolynesiaVisa Required
GabonVisa on Arrival
GambiaVisa Required
GeorgiaE-visa
GermanyVisa Required
GhanaVisa Required
GibraltarVisa Required
GreeceVisa Required
GreenlandVisa Required
GrenadaVisa Free
GuamVisa Required
GuatemalaVisa Required
GuineaVisa Required
Guinea-BissauVisa on Arrival
GuyanaVisa Required
HaitiVisa Free
HondurasVisa Required
Hong KongE-visa
HungaryVisa Required
IcelandVisa Required
IndonesiaVisa Free
IranVisa on Arrival
IraqVisa Required
IrelandVisa Required
IsraelVisa Required
ItalyVisa Required
JamaicaVisa Free
JapanVisa Required
JordanVisa on Arrival
KazakhstanVisa Required
KenyaVisa on Arrival
KiribatiVisa Required
KuwaitVisa Required
KyrgyzstanE-visa
LaosVisa on Arrival
LatviaVisa Required
LebanonVisa Required
LesothoE-visa
LiberiaVisa Required
LibyaVisa Required
LiechtensteinVisa Required
LithuaniaVisa Required
LuxembourgVisa Required
MacauVisa Free
MacedoniaVisa Required
MadagascarVisa on Arrival
MalawiVisa Required
MalaysiaE-visa
MaldivesVisa Free
MaliVisa Required
MaltaVisa Required
Marshall IslandsVisa on Arrival
MauritaniaVisa on Arrival
MauritiusVisa Free
MexicoVisa Required
MicronesiaVisa Free
MoldovaE-visa
MonacoVisa Required
MongoliaVisa Required
MontenegroVisa Required
MontserratVisa Free
MoroccoVisa Required
MozambiqueVisa on Arrival
MyanmarVisa on Arrival
NamibiaVisa Required
NauruVisa Required
NepalVisa Free
NetherlandsVisa Required
New CaledoniaVisa Required
New ZealandVisa Required
NicaraguaVisa Required
NigerVisa Required
NigeriaVisa Required
NiueVisa Free
North KoreaVisa Required
Northern Mariana IslandsVisa Required
NorwayVisa Required
OmanVisa Required
PakistanVisa Required
PalauVisa on Arrival
PalestineVisa Free
PanamaVisa Required
Papua New GuineaVisa Required
ParaguayVisa Required
PeruVisa Required
PhilippinesVisa Required
PolandVisa Required
PortugalVisa Required
Puerto RicoVisa Required
QatarVisa Free
RomaniaVisa Required
RussiaVisa Required
RwandaVisa on Arrival
Saint BarthélemyVisa Required
Saint Kitts and NevisVisa Free
Saint LuciaVisa on Arrival
Saint Pierre and MiquelonVisa Required
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVisa Free
SamoaVisa on Arrival
San MarinoVisa Required
São Tomé and PríncipeE-visa
Saudi ArabiaVisa Required
SenegalVisa Free
SerbiaVisa Free
SeychellesVisa on Arrival
Sierra LeoneVisa Required
SingaporeE-visa
SlovakiaVisa Required
SloveniaVisa Required
Solomon IslandsVisa Required
SomaliaVisa on Arrival
South AfricaVisa Required
South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsVisa Required
South KoreaVisa Required
South SudanVisa Required
SpainVisa Required
Sri LankaVisa on Arrival
SudanVisa Required
SurinameVisa on Arrival
SwedenVisa Required
SwitzerlandVisa Required
SyriaVisa Required
TaiwanVisa Required
TajikistanE-visa
TanzaniaVisa on Arrival
ThailandVisa on Arrival
Timor-LesteVisa on Arrival
TogoVisa on Arrival
TongaVisa Required
Trinidad and TobagoVisa Free
TunisiaVisa Free
TurkeyVisa Required
TurkmenistanVisa Required
Turks and Caicos IslandsVisa Free
TuvaluVisa on Arrival
UgandaVisa on Arrival
UkraineVisa Required
United Arab EmiratesVisa Required
United KingdomVisa Required
United States of AmericaVisa Required
United States Virgin IslandsVisa Required
UruguayVisa Required
UzbekistanE-visa
VanuatuVisa Free
Vatican CityVisa Required
VenezuelaVisa Required
VietnamE-visa
Wallis and FutunaVisa Required
YemenVisa Required
ZambiaE-visa
ZimbabweVisa on Arrival

*Last Updated on Jan 27th, 2019
Source: Global Passport Index

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