Welcome to the website of Consulate General of India, Zanzibar.

The site provides information on various services provided by this Consulate including passport, visa and other consular services.

An endeavor has been made to provide access to the information on various facets of India in the most user friendly way.

Suggestions for improvement in the content of this site would be welcome. The Consulate is also open to entertain trade and investment related queries and information about education and scholarships in India.

What is New ?

1.   Know India Programme:

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has been organizing the Know India Program (earlier Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY) to create awareness about the phenomenal transformation taking place in India and the country’s progress from just a destination for culture, heritage and art to an emerging powerhouse in the global economic system.

The next Know India Programme (KIP) is proposed to be organized for 40 participants to be selected form Countries all over the world. The KIP in the nature of an Orientation Programme is expected to provide the participants exposure to various facets of the Indian way of life, culture, spirituality, adventure and sports, creativity and composite character of India and interaction with youth from different parts of the Country.

Guidelines and application form for this programme may be accessed on MOIA website (www.moia.gov.in). Details of this programme would also be available on the website of this Ministry i.e. http://moia.gov.in. The last date for applying for KIP is 01.07.2014

2.    Important Notice for Indian Passport holders

The International Civil Avaition Organisation (ICAO) has set a deadline of the 24th November, 2015 for globally phasing out all non-machine Readable Passports (MRPs). From 25th November, 2015 onwards, foreign Governments may deny visa or entry to any person travelling with a non-MRP passport.

Indian citizens residing in India and abroad and holding handwritten passports as well as 20-year passports with validity beyond the 24th November, 2015, should, therefore, apply for re-issue of passports and obtain MRP passports well before the deadline in order to avoid any inconvenience in obtaining foreign visa or immigration problem. For more details related to passport services, Passport website (www.passportindia.gov.in) or the National Call Centre (toll free number 1800-258-1800) may be accessed.

3.   Important Notice for Passport Applicants

Passport Applicants are requested to apply online for passport. They can apply online at www.passport.gov.in/nri/ for details see Passport page in Consular Section.