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eVisa to India: Basic Information

India is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and the Indian government does its best to make it easy for international travelers to visit. That's why Indian government currently offers India e-Visa (also known as electronic visas) for travel related to tourism, business, and medical treatment.

Whereas obtaining a visa once meant traveling to an Embassy for interviews and a stamp in your passport, many travellers to India today can apply for Indian eVisa online. Simply fill out our online application, upload a few supporting documents, and make a secure online payment.

Your eVisa to India will be emailed to your inbox in 72 hours or less.

For almost all of the citizens on our "List of eligible countries," below, the Indian e-Visa costs 129 euros; for citizens of Russia, Ukraine, the United States, Great Britain, and Mozambique, the fee is 149 euros.

Read on for information about eligibility requirements, visa types, the application process, and what happens once your Indian eVisa has been issued.

  • Types of eVisa

    There are three types of e-Visa for India: Tourist, Business, and Medical. Continue reading on to learn the parameters of each one.

    The e-Tourist Visa is a multiple-entry visa, issued for purposes of tourism, such as holiday trips and visiting family or friends. It is valid for 1 year from its date of issue. A tourist may stay up to 90 total days within the validity period, either consecutively or throughout multiple visits.

    The e-Business Visa is a multiple-entry visa that allows you to participate in business meetings, conferences, or negotiations, as well as other business activities. It is valid for 1 year from the date of issue. A business traveler may stay up to 180 days total during that period, either consecutively or throughout multiple visits.

    The e-Medical Visa is a triple entry visa that allows the holder to pursue medical treatment in India. It is valid for 4 months from the date of issue. The recipient of medical treatment may stay up to 60 days in total, either consecutively or spread over up to 3 visits.

  • List of eligible countries

    All citizens of countries on the following list are required to carry an India e-Visa in order to enter India for purposes of tourism, business, or medical treatment.

    If you wish to travel for any other purpose (including education or employment), or your country of citizenship is not listed, then you are required to get a standard Embassy visa for your travel to India.

    Eligible countries include:

    • Albania
    • Andorra
    • Angola
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Argentina
    • Armenia
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Belgium
    • Bolivia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Brunei
    • Bulgaria
    • Burundi
    • Cambodia
    • Cameroon
    • Canada
    • Cape Verde
    • Chile
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Comoros
    • Costa Rica
    • Cote D'Ivoire
    • Croatia
    • Cuba
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Djibouti
    • Dominica
    • Dominican Republic
    • Ecuador
    • El Salvador
    • Eritrea
    • Estonia
    • Eswatini
    • Fiji
    • Finland
    • France
    • Gabon
    • Gambia
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Ghana
    • Greece
    • Grenada
    • Guatemala
    • Guinea
    • Guyana
    • Haiti
    • Honduras
    • Hong Kong
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Indonesia
    • Iran
    • Ireland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Jamaica
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kenya
    • Kiribati
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Laos
    • Latvia
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Macau
    • Macedonia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Malaysia
    • Mali
    • Malta
    • Marshall Islands
    • Mauritius
    • Mexico
    • Micronesia
    • Moldova
    • Monaco
    • Mongolia
    • Montenegro
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar
    • Namibia
    • Nauru
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Cook Islands
    • Niue
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Norway
    • Oman
    • Palau
    • Palestine
    • Panama
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Qatar
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Rwanda
    • Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • Saint Lucia
    • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Samoa
    • San Marino
    • Senegal
    • Serbia
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Singapore
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Solomon Islands
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • Sri Lanka
    • Suriname
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Taiwan
    • Tajikistan
    • Tanzania
    • Thailand
    • Timor-Leste
    • Tonga
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Tuvalu
    • Uganda
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • United States
    • Uruguay
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vanuatu
    • Vatican City
    • Venezuela
    • Vietnam
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    If your country of citizenship is not listed, it is necessary to apply for a standard embassy visa in order to visit India.

  • eVisa to India Application Form

    At Evisa Express, our mission is simple: To connect you with the e-Visa you need. We've developed a simple, efficient application process to maximize ease and security for our clients, as well as high visa approval rates (96%).

    Our application form

    The application process begins with the application portal on the left-hand side of this page. Simply select your purpose of travel (business, medical/hospitalization, or tourism) and click "Apply Online." You'll be taken straight to the application form.

    Within the application, you'll be guided through a few clear steps. First, provide basic information about yourself and your trip, including your valid email address, your planned dates of arrival and departure, and the port of entry you have chosen. Second, upload a copy of your passport's bio-page and a photo of yourself that meets passport standards.

    Important: Not all airports and seaports in India support the electronic travel authorization (e-Visa) system! Before you travel, make sure that your chosen entry point is able to process e-Visas. For a list containing the details of air- and sea-ports that accept e-Visas, check "Ports accepting e-Visas," below. Departure is possible from any airport, seaport or border crossing.

    Documentation requirements

    Along with your passport and photo, there may be additional requirements for documentation depending on the type of e-Visa you're applying for. The application for the business visa will prompt you to upload a business card or letter of invitation from the Indian company you'll be cooperating with. The application for the medical visa will ask for a written confirmation from the hospital or other institution where you plan to receive treatment. For a list containing the details of documentation requirements for each visa type, please see "Required documents," below.

    Important: Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended date of travel to India.

    Payment and processing

    When you've finished entering information and uploading your supporting documents, you'll be directed to complete an online payment. Our secure system accepts all major credit and debit cards, as well as additional methods of online payment.

    A confirmation email will be sent directly to the address you provided on your application, notifying you that your payment has been accepted and that your application is being processed. The entire processing period will take a maximum of 3 business days, but our average processing time is 56 hours.

  • eVisa Validity Period

    The details of e-visa validity depend on what type of e-Visa you have:

    Tourist eVisa 

    • Multiple entry - enter and exit as many times as you need
    • Valid 1 year from the date of issue - your trip must begin and end within the 365 days following the issue of your e-Tourist visa
    • Stay up to 90 days within the validity period, either consecutively or over multiple entries

    Business eVisa

    • Multiple entry - enter and exit as many times as you need
    • Valid 1 year from the date of issue - your trip must begin and end within the 365 days following the issue of your e-Business visa
    • Stay up to 180 days within the validity period, either consecutively or over multiple entries

    Medical eVisa

    • Triple entry - enter and exit up to three times
    • Valid 4 months year from the date of issue - your trip must begin and end within the 120 days following the issue of your e-Medical visa
    • Stay up to 60 days within the validity period, either consecutively or over up to three visits
  • eVisa Transit Information

    Are you flying to India simply for the purpose of immediately continuing on to another country? If so, you do not need an electronic travel visa as long as:

    • You are in possession of an onward ticket to your country of destination
    • Your layover time in India does not exceed 24 hours
    • You do not leave the transit area of the Indian airport while waiting for your connecting flight

    Travelers who do not meet the requirements above must apply for an eVisa in order to transit through India. Check out the "List of eligible countries," above, to determine whether your country of citizenship is eligible for an eVisa.

  • Requirements on Arrival

    Travelers are required to carry the following travel documents as they enter India:

    • A valid passport. Please note that the passport must be valid for at least six months (180 days) past the planned dates of travel to India
    • A physical copy of your electronic travel authorization (eVisa.) We will have emailed you a copy of your approved India e-Visa in PDF format; simply print out your eVisa and have it with you on your date of arrival

    Your travel documents will be inspected at the Indian airport, seaport, or border crossing through which you enter India, at which time the Indian Customs Authority will give your passport a new stamp confirming your entry into the country.

  • Ports accepting eVisas

    Due to ongoing modernization, not every Indian airport or seaport is yet able to process electronic travel visas (eVisas.) We encourage all travelers to make sure that their chosen entry point for arrival in India supports eVisas.

    Below is a list of airports and seaports that accept eVisas. If you are not able to enter through one of these ports, you will need to contact the nearest Indian Embassy for information on how to obtain a traditional Embassy visa.

    Airports:

    Ahmedabad
    Amritsar
    Bagdogra
    Bengaluru
    Bhubaneshwar
    Calicut
    Chandigarh
    Chennai
    Cochin
    Coimbatore
    Delhi
    Gaya
    Goa
    Guwahati
    Hyderabad
    Jaipur
    Kolkata
    Lucknow
    Madurai
    Mangalore
    Mumbai
    Nagpur
    Portblair
    Pune
    Tiruchirapalli
    Trivandrum
    Varanasi
    Vishakhapatnam

    Seaports:

    Chennai
    Cochin
    Goa
    Mangalore
    Mumbai

    If you are planning to choose a different type of port, you will need to go to the embassy to get a regular visa.

 

Required documents

Citizens of nations on the "List of eligible countries," above, are required to attach the following documents to their applications:

  • Applicants for the e-Tourist visa must upload

    – The bio-data page of the passport, containing personal data and a photo
    – A photograph of the applicant that meets typical passport-photo standards

  • Applicants for the e-Business visa must upload

    – The bio-data page of the passport, containing personal data and a photo
    – A photograph of the applicant that meets typical passport-photo standards
    – A letter of invitation or business card from the company the applicant plans to cooperate with

  • Applicants for the e-Medical visa must upload

    – The bio-data page of the passport, containing personal data and a photo
    – A photograph of the applicant that meets typical passport-photo standards
    – A written document from the hospital or other institution confirming cooperation and providing basic details of stay length and type of treatment

 

Important Information

 

The eVisa is valid for 1 year from the date of issue of the document and during this period allows many entries to the territory of the country. Moreover, the expiry date of the visa determines the time when we can enter the territory of India. This means that entry can take place even on the last day of the document's validity:

  • Applicants' passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in India
  • An electronic Indian visa does not entitle you to seek or hold employment in India.
  • An electronic Indian visa cannot be extended
  • An electronic Indian visa is digitally linked to the passport of the eVisa holder; any change in the passport of the eVisa holder results in the cancellation of the eVisa. In other words, if your passport expires or is updated, you must apply for a new eVisa
  • The visa application processing period is typically 72 hours (3 business days) or fewer; however, the final processing times depend on the government of India
  • Evisa Express is an independent organization not connected with the Indian government in any way. We do not have the authority to influence or affect the decisions of the government of India as regards processing times or final rulings on applications
     

    Benefits of Evisa Express

    •  
      Easy application processThere are three easy steps to get your eVisa to India. Any issues during the application process can be addressed by contacting our support team
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      Qualified team of expertsA qualified team oversees the processing of each and every application
    •  
      Guarantee of serviceIf an application is unable to be processed, reimbursement is provided according to the conditions set out by our Terms of Service

    Evisa Express is an independent company that offers efficient and professional assistance in obtaining visas. We are not associated with any governmental agency. See Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

     

    FAQ for India e-Visa

    • How long does it take to get an e-Visa to India?

      Our online application can be completed in under an hour. The application processing period can take a maximum of up to 3 business days; most applications are processed in less than 56 hours.

    • How to apply for e-Visa to India?

      You can apply through this website using our visa application. For details, see "eVisa to India application form," above. You can start the visa application process whenever you are ready by entering your purpose of travel into the application portal to the left and clicking "Apply Online.

    • I'm a tourist and my trip is short. Can I get a tourist visa for only 30 days?

      The Indian e-Tourist visa is valid for 1 year, with a stay of up to 90 days. That doesn't mean visa holders who travel to India must stay the full 90 days, of course. You are welcome to stay only 30 days or fewer, as well..

    • What is the difference between eVisa and regular visa for India?

      The regular Indian visa, also known as a sticker visa or stamp visa, is obtained through an Indian Embassy. This visa requires Embassy visits, interviews, long waiting periods, and fees.
      An electronic visa can be obtained online from a travel visa service such as Evisa Express. Our application can be completed in your own home using documents that you already have, like your passport. Simply apply 4 days or more before you plan to travel, and your approved eVisa will be sent to your email within 3 working days.
      For more information about the application process, see "eVisa to India application form," above.

    • How long is an Indian eVisa valid for?

      The validity length of an Indian visa depends on which type of eVisa it is. For information about electronic visa validity, see "eVisa validity period," above.

    • Can I get visa on arrival in India?

      Currently, visa on arrival is only available for citizens of Japan, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as citizens of Pakistan who are over 65 years of age.
      All other travelers must be in possession of a valid travel document, such as an eVisa. View our "List of eligible countries" to see whether your country of citizenship participates in the Indian eVisa program.

    • Do I need to print Indian e-Visa?

      Yes, you do need to print your Indian eVisa. We will send your eVisa by email in PDF format. You may print it in color or black and white.

    • How do I pay my Indian e-Visa fee?

      You may pay online with a debit or credit card, as well as other secure payment methods.

    • What documents do I need for Indian visa?

      During the completion of our online application all applicants must upload a copy of the bio-data page of their passport, as well as a photograph meeting normal passport standards. Additional documentation is required based on the type of visa sought. For details, please see "Required documents," above.

    • Can I enter India without a visa?

      Nearly all foreign travelers to India need some sort of visa. Today, citizens of many countries are able to visit India with an electronic visa. To check your eligibility, see our "List of eligible countries," above.

    • Can I apply for Indian visa online?

      Yes, you can apply for your Indian visa online if your country of citizenship is found on our "List of eligible countries," above, and your purpose of travel is tourism, business, or medical treatment.

    • Is e-Visa stamped on passport?

      Your eVisa is delivered to you via email in PDF format. Travelers must print out their eVisas and present them to customs authorities at their airport, seaport, or border crossing of entry.

    • Can I apply for an Indian e-Visa for my child?

      Yes! Evisa Express facilitates the Indian eVisa application process for children as well as adults. All children who are not citizens of India must have a valid travel authorization, such as an eVisa, to travel to India. Our application form is for all citizens of eligible countries who wish to visit India, regardless of age.

    • Can I extend Indian e-Visa?

      An Indian visa (electronic) cannot be extended. Travellers must apply for a new eVisa if their current visa expires or they wish to prolong their stay.

     

    Three easy steps to get your eVisa

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      Apply onlineFill out basic information on your citizenship and purpose for travel
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      Fill out remaining required information and make online paymentWe accept both credit and debit cards and other convenient methods of payment.
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      Check your emailOnce your payment is confirmed, the eVisa will be sent to the email address you provided on your application
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