About Us General Information

Mailing by Courier

The Embassy accepts mailings for Visas/Passports Applications and other miscellaneous consular services. Such applications are processed as soon as the payment and provided documents are complete. Any discrepancy or additional requirement will be notified to the applicants, the documents must be sent to the Embassy in the original. The payments must be made in Dollars for Ecuador and Colombian pesos in Colombia and bringing the original bank deposit slip in the account of the Embassy of India, Bogota for the processes requested. The passport will be returned once the service has been approved or denied. The Embassy does not accept and is not responsible for money sent by post.

Certification of documents
It is imperative that all documents produced in India to be presented in other countries are authenticated by the Ministry or State Entity in charge of the matter of interest, then Apostilled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in New Delhi (in case the documents are not issued by an Indian authority, they must be Apostilled by the Government that issued them)  to finally be legalized by this Embassy. The documents issued by the countries that are under the jurisdiction of this Embassy must be authenticated before a notary and then by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be finally legalized by this Embassy.

The passport, the copy of the resident permit, and the foreigner ID have to be attached with the formal request for the service.

Additional information for visitors in India
In case of any accident of foreigners, make contact with the respective Embassies in New Delhi. Colombians and Ecuadorians can make contact with the Embassy of Colombia and the Embassy of Ecuador in the following addresses:

Embassy of Colombia in Nueva Delhi
Address: 3, Palam Marg, Vasant Vihar

New Delhi (India)

Phone numbers: 51662103/05/06/09

Embassy of Ecuador in India
Address: D 3/1 Vasant Vikar
New Delhi, 110057
Phone numbers: 00 91 11 46011801/ 802 / 803
Fax: 00 91 11 46011804
E-mail: eecuindia@cancilleria.gob.ec

Visitors requesting additional information, assistance or extension of visas can also enter the following Foreigner Regional Registration Offices (FRRO)

1) Delhi: FRRO, Level II, East Block VIII, Sector R.K.Puram - I, New Delhi
2) Mumbai: FRRO, Annex-II, Police Commissioner, Buche Ford Market, Mumbai- 400001
3) Calcutta: FRRO, 237, Acharya Road Jagdish Chandra Bose, Kolkata-700020
4) Amritsar: Deputy Additional, Director of the Immigration Office, B / 123, Ranjeet Avenue, Amristar
5) Chennai: Chief Immigration Officer, Immigration Office, Shastri Bhavan Annex, no. 26, Haddows Road, Chennai-600006

For visitors not residing in the above cities they may contact the Common Secretariat (for Foreigners), Ministry of Housing Affairs, 1st Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi-110003. And also with the Deputy Commissioner of the police in the places in question, in case the contact cannot be made with these FRROs.

Use of Satellite Phones in India
The use/operation of any wireless telephone service is regulated by the India Telegraph Act, 1885. According to the guidelines of the Government of India, Inmarsat satellite telephones other than BGAN may be used by Government, Corporations, and members of mountain expeditions, and other similar categories with authorization from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).

The Thuraya satellite phone service is not allowed in India. Any person using this service constitutes a violation of section 4 of the Indian Telegraph Act 1885, generating a fine under sections 20 and 21.

In the case of importing phones, the importer must make a detailed statement about the goods.

In the event that satellite phones are entered on the handheld equipment, it should be licensed by the Department of Telecommunications; otherwise, they will be retained or confiscated according to the existing procedures until the holder of the telephone obtains a license issued by DoT.