Journalist Visa
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Documents Required

  • The visa application form is to be filled up online at should take a printout of the filled-in application form and submit in the Consular Section (while filling the online application, select Indian Mission: Kyrgyzstan-Bishkek. After filling-in and completing visa application online with a good quality passport size photograph, a print-out may be taken in PDF format.)
  • One recent colour photograph – 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm
  • One photocopy of passport. Validity of passport should be for at least six months beyond period of expiry of India visa applied for.
  • Letter from local employer providing purpose / other details of visit.
  • Letter from the Indian side if the applicant is required to cover a particular event.
  • Copy  of hotel booking


The Embassy of India reserves the right to refuse visa without assigning reasons and without refund of fee.

Processing Time:

Two (2) working weeks subject to the documents being in order.

Journalist Visa (J)

Upto 6 months/Single Entry (or Double Entry with HOM’s approval




Address: Embassy of India, Bishkek : chancery : 100-A, Mahatma Gandhi Street,      Bishkek - 720010 (Kyrgyzstan) .
Working hours: 09:00 hours to 17:30 hours. Consular hours: 0930-1130 hrs.
Lunch Hour: 1300 hours to 1330 hours
Telephone Numbers:00996-312-979256 , 00996-312-979257 ,00996-312-979258.
Fax Number: 00996-312-979255 , 00996-312-979254 (Local)