Journalist Visa

  • Documents Required
  • Processing Fees
  • Forms

Document Required

Journalist visa is issued to professional journalists and photographers visiting India. The applicants are required to contact the External Publicity Division of the Ministry of External Affairs and in other places, the Office of the Government of India's Press Information Bureau on arrival in New Delhi.

Foreign journalists visiting India on long term assignments (i.e. to be based in India), have to fill up the online form http://pibaccreditation.nic.in under category New users – select option – “I am applying through Indian Mission abroad) for issuance of PIB cards simultaneously with submission of their “J” visa application, in order to facilitate timely issuance of PIB cards.

Processing Fees

  • Fees will be accepted in cash or card. Administrative service charge on the total billed amount will be levied for payments made using the Debit or Credit card.
  • The CKGS Service charge for VISA application processing is 3.250 KWD and CKGS Service charge for PASSPORT application processing is 1.200 KWD.

Visa Forms