I am an American born, US citizen. My parents however came over from Pakistan in the 70's and haven't been back since. They have been citizens for over 30 years.

I am going to the embassy in SF to apply for an Indian Business Visa. I have a company sponsoring me which prepared a letter. How long would it take? Does anyone have experience? Is there any chance of out right rejection? I have a flight scheduled that I would hate to cancel.


  • Indian embassy pages for Netherlands and Canada state that processing time is a minimum of 7-8 weeks for Pakistani citizens or Persons of Pakistani origin.
    – RedBaron
    Dec 6 '18 at 6:41

You need to apply online. The embassy will not help you. The only sanctioned processor for Indian visas is CKGS (Cox & Kings Global Services). You should start here.

Rumors are it can take upto six weeks. However, there is a high chance of rejection even after the six weeks have transpired.

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