A visa may be defined as either a stamp or computerized document affixed to a page in the passport by the concerned Country's Consular office abroad (Canada Here). It allows international visitors to travel to the Country as long as the visa has not expired. A visa is used only for travel to the concerned country, but it is not used to determine how long individuals may stay in the country concerned. Different countries issue different kind of visa according to the requirements of the applicants.General Information
For each visit on a tourist visa or business visa, the duration of stay in India is only for a period of six months even though a valid visa may be for more than six months.
For extension of visa in Delhi, one should contact Director (F), Ministry of Home Affairs New Delhi 110003. If visa is for more than 180 days, registration is compulsory within 14 days of first arrival in India. Processing time for the visa depends on the type of visa applied. Validity of all visas is counted from the date of their issue. Visa fees indicated in dollars are payable in local currencies as well. Visa fees are not refundable except in cases where a visa already issued is cancelled thereafter.