Swaziland

swazilandAbout The Swaziland

Swaziland, officially the Kingdom of Swaziland (Swazi: Umbuso weSwatini), and sometimes called Ngwane or Swatini, is alandlocked country in southern Africa, bordered to the north, south and west by South Africa, and to the east by Mozambique. The nation, as well as its people, are named after the 19th-century king Mswati II.

Swaziland is a small country, no more than 200 kilometres (120 mi) north to south and 130 kilometres (81 mi) east to west. The western half is mountainous, descending to a lowveld region to the east. The eastern border with Mozambique and South Africa is dominated by the escarpment of the Lebombo Mountains. The climate is temperate in the west, but may reach 40 °C (104 °F) in summer in the lowveld. Rainfall occurs mainly in the summer and may reach 2 metres (6.6 ft) in the west.

Capital

Lobamba

Time difference between India and Swaziland

India is 3:30 hours ahead of Swaziland

Travel distance between India and Swaziland

4556.20 miles.

Airports

Manzini airport

Names of the airlines

  • Direct from India
  • No airlines flying direct from India to Swaziland
  • Other airlines flying to Swaziland
  • South African Airways flights

Travel Cost

66722/-

Currency-

Swazi lilangeni

Compare it to Rs

 1Indian Rupee (INR)=0.17  Swazi Lilangeni (SZL)

Indian Associations

Temples

Schools

Languages

  • English Language

Indian Restaurants

  • Plaza Tandoori Restaurant

Life of Indian there

some Indian nationals engaged in business, there are a few Indian experts working for the Government departments, hospitals etc. and a few professors teaching in the University of Swaziland.

Population of Indians there

The Indian community in Swaziland consists of around 800 persons

Visa

The High Commission accepts visa applications from Swazi nationals. Visa applications from other nationals resident in Swaziland are accepted, subject to their providing proof of residence (DIRE/Resident Permit). Applications from other nationals, not resident in Swaziland are also accepted and processed, subject to necessary clearance to be obtained. Visa applications are accepted from 0900 hrs to 1200 hrs on all working days. The time of delivery of Passports/Visas is from 1615 hrs to 1645 hrs)

 

Visa applications from non-resident other nationals may take a minimum of three working days to process and will be issued subject to clearance from the Indian Mission in the country of the applicant.

 

Applications for consular services will be accepted only during the specified time. All documents, passports, visas, etc. may also be collected only during the specified time. No applications will be received or consular documents delivered/collected outside the specified timing except, depending upon each individual circumstance and subject to payment of emergency fees if any.

 

Visa fees can be paid in cash only, either in Meticais or in US Dollars.

The prescribed validity of the visa commences from the date of issue of the visa and not from the date a person enters India. All persons holding visa valid for more than 180 days, except children below 16 years and certain categories of persons holding such visas with the stipulation that each stay must not exceed 180 days, should register themselves with the nearest Foreigners Regional Registration Office within 14 days of arrival in India. Visiting foreign nationals should also ensure that they leave India before the expiry of visa.

Please note that no handwritten visa application will be accepted. For any further clarification please contact the High Commission of India, Maputo: telephone No. +258-21492437,E-mail: cons.maputo@mea.gov.in

The following must be submitted along with the printout of the computer-generated visa application form :

  1. Two recent photographs
  2. Photocopy of Air tickets 
  3. Copy of hotel reservation in India 

(in case of tourist visa)

  • For Business Visa, a letter of invitation from the concerned Indian Company/Firm or recommendation from the local Chamber of Commerce along with a company profile and letter from the applicant’s company/firm 
  • For Student Visa, a confirmed offer of admission from the concerned Indian institution along with an undertaking of financial guarantee from the sponsor/parents 
  • For Conference Visa, Invitation letter along with a No Objection or clearance from the Government of India to the organisers of the Conference 

 

Visa will be granted only with prior clearance from the concerned authorities in India.

Contact Us
Chancery High Commission of India,Avenida Kenneth Kaunda,
No. 167,PO Box 4751,Maputo, Mozambique
Telephone (00-258) 21 492 437 / 490 717
Fax (00-258) 21 492 364
E-mail hicomind@tvcabo.co.mz
Office Hours
Monday to Friday 0830hrs to 1300hrs and 1330hrs to 1700hrs
(Consular, Passport, Visa Services:Receipt of Passports/Visa applications
– 0900 hrs to 1200 hrs
Delivery of Passports/Visas
– 1615 hrs to 1645 hrs)