Visa for Videography/ Documentary Film Making in India by Foreign Audio Visual Agencies
Before submitting their visa applications, documentary film makers are required to obtain clearance for documentary film making (the clearance may take 2-8 weeks) for which the following documents should be submitted:
The completed Documentary Clearance Form and signed Undertaking should be sent to:
Consul (Press & Information)
Consulate General of India,
3 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065
A copy should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the proposal for the documentary film making is approved and upon receipt of the Customs permit for the import of filming equipment, the Consulate General of India issues Journalist (‘J’) visa for travel to India for filming.
Documentary filming is not permissible on other types of visas (e.g. tourist/business visas).