Consulate General of IndiaChicago
Serving the states of: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Tourist Visa is issued to people who wish to visit India for tourist purposes i.e. Recreation; sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives etc .The visa is non- extendable and non-convertible. No other activity is permissible on Tourist visa.
10 year Tourist visas are available only to US citizens under a bilateral arrangement.
All non-US passport holders are only eligible for up to a Six (6) month Tourist visa.
Transfer of visa to a new passport is not needed in emergency and the applicant can travel to India with old passport having Indian visa, along with new current passport. However, visa may be transferred to new current passport subsequently.