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India e-Visa Information

India e-Visa is an electronic visa introduced by the Government of India in 2014 to speed up the time of obtaining a visa and allow all eligible travelers to enter the country for visits related to tourism, business, and medical treatment.

The India e-Visa is a multiple entry visa that allows a stay from 60 to 180 days with a validity period from 120 to 360 days from the date of arrival, depending on the chosen visa type (tourist, business, or medical).

Applicants need to fill out the application form with personal and passport information, upload a few supporting documents, and make a secure online payment.

The approved online visa to India will be sent to the applicant's email address in 72 hours or even less.

For almost all eligible citizens, the Indian e-Visa costs 129 Euro; for citizens of Russia, Ukraine, the United States, Great Britain, and Mozambique, the fee is 149 Euro.

India e-Visa types

There are three types of the e-Visa for India: Tourist, Business, and Medical. Continue reading to learn the more about 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. Its holders may stay up to 90 total days within the validity period, either consecutively or throughout numerous 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 numerous visits.
  • The e-Medical Visa is a triple-entry visa that allows the holder to undergo medical treatment in India. It is valid for 4 months from the date of issue. Its holders may stay in India for up to 60 days in total, either consecutively or spread over 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 this country for purposes of tourism, business, or medical treatment.

Eligible countries include:

  • Albania
  • Afghanistan
  • 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.

India e-Visa application form

At Evisa Express, our mission is simple: to connect you with the e-Visa you need.

We've developed a simple and efficient application process to maximize the ease and security. 96% of the submitted applications by travelers using our services are successfully approved! 

The application form

Select the purpose of your travel (business, medical/hospitalization, or tourism) and click "Apply Online." 

  • First, provide basic information in the application form, including your email address, planned dates of arrival and departure, and the port of entry you have chosen.
  • Next, upload a photo of your passport's bio-data page and the applicant's face photo (that can be taken using a phone or a PC camera).

Important! Your passport must stay valid for at least 6 months from the planned date of arrival to India.

Payment and processing

When you've finished entering information and uploading the supporting documents, you'll be directed to complete an online payment. Then, a confirmation number will be sent directly to the email address provided in the application form.

The entire India e-Visa processing time will take a maximum of 3 business days. However, the average time of application approval when using our services is just 51 hours!

Validity period

The India e-Visa validity depends on the type of entry permit you have selected. The electronic visas for tourism and business purposes stay valid for one year from the issue date. However, the medical one has a 4-month validity period.

Make sure that your passport will not expire for at least 6 months from the intended date of entering India.

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 visa, as long as:

  • You are in possession of an onward ticket to the country of your final destination
  • Your layover time in India does not exceed 24 hours
  • You will 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 e-Visa in order to transit through India.

Requirements on arrival

Travelers are required th have the Indian visa on arrival and the following documents upon entering India:

  • a valid passport. Please note that the passport must be valid for at least six months past the planned date of arrival to India.
  • a print-out copy of your e-Visa. You will receive the approved entry permit at your email address in PDF form within a maximum of 72 hours.

Present these documents at the Indian airport, seaport, or any border crossing through which you enter the country. The Indian customs officials will give your passport a new stamp confirming your entry into the country.

Ports accepting e-Visas

Due to an ongoing modernization, not every Indian airport or seaport is yet able to process the electronic visas.

Below is a list of airports and seaports that accept online India visas to use.

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 visit the Indian embassy to get a regular visa.

Indian e-Visa Sample

The following document is an India e-Visa sample that is presented below to give you an insight on how will the entry permit look like once you receive it.

India e-Visa

 

Required Documents

Citizens of the eligible countries are required to attach the following documents to their applications:

  • the e-Tourist visa

    – a photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    – a photograph of the applicant's face that can be taken using a phone or a PC camera

  • the e-Business visa

    – a photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    – a photograph of the applicant's face that can be taken using a phone or a PC camera
    – a letter of invitation or a business card from the company the applicant plans to cooperate with

  • the e-Medical visa

    – a photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    – a photograph of the applicant's face that can be taken using a phone or a PC camera
    – a written document from the hospital or other institution confirming cooperation and providing basic details of the stay length and type of treatment that the applicant is going to undergo

 

Important Information

  • applicants' passports must stay valid for at least six months from the intended date of arrival in India
  • the Indian e-Visa does not entitle you to seek or hold employment in India
  • an e-Visa to India cannot be extended
  • the electronic visa for India is digitally linked to the passport of the holder; any change in your passport results in the online visa becoming invalid. In other words, if your passport expires or is updated, you must apply for a new entry permit.
  • the online Indian visa processing time can take up to 72 hours (3 business days); however, the average time of approval when using our services is just 51 hours

    Benefits of Evisa Express

    • Easy application processThere are three easy steps to get your e-Visa to India. Any issues during the application process can be addressed by contacting our support team
    • 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 online. 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?

      The India e-Visa application can be completed using any working device with an internet connection within minutes from home! The processing time can take a maximum of 3 business days; however, most applications are processed within 51 hours!

    • How to apply for an e-Visa to India?

      Select the purpose of your travel to India using the panel on the left and click the 'Apply Online' button. Then, fill the application form with the necessary data, make an online payment using any preferred method, and get the approved online visa delivered to your email box!

    • 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 one year and allows a stay of up to 90 days. However, it does not mean that its holders must stay in India for the full 90 days. You can have a 30-day or even a shorter trip!

    • What is the difference between an e-Visa and a regular visa for India?

      The regular Indian visa requires Embassy visits, interviews, long waiting periods, and fees. Whereas, the electronic visa can be obtained online. The application process can be completed from home using documents that you already have, e.g., your passport. The approved e-Visa will be sent to your email box within 3 working days.

    • How long is an Indian e-Visa valid for?

      The validity period of an online Indian visa depends on which type you're traveling with. The business and tourist electronic entry permits stay valid for a whole year from the issuing date. However, the medical one expires after 4 months from the date of approval. 

    • Can I get an electronic visa on arrival in India?

      Currently, the electronic visa on arrival is only available for citizens of Japan, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. All other travelers must be in possession of an e-Visa prior to their visit. View our "List of eligible countries" to see whether your country of citizenship is eligible for the online visa to India.

    • Do I need to print the Indian e-Visa?

      Yes, you do need to print out your Indian e-Visa and present it upon arrival to the customs officials. The approved entry permit will be sent directly to your email box in PDF form within a maximum of 72 hours from submitting it.

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

      All applicants can choose between several secure online payment methods to cover the Indian e-Visa fee. Use your credit or debit card, PayPal account, PayU, or choose any other form of payment.

    • What documents do I need for the online Indian visa?

      During the completion of the online application all travelers must upload a photo of the bio-data page of their passport, as well as a photograph of their face. Please note! The photos can be taken using a phone or a PC camera. Moreover, additional documentation may be required when applying for thebusiness and medical electronic visa.

    • Can I enter India without an online visa?

      To cross the India border, you must have an online visa and a valid passport. Nowadays, citizens of many countries are able to visit India with an electronic entry permit. To check your eligibility, see the "List of eligible countries," above.

    • Can I apply for the Indian e-Visa online?

      Yes, you can apply for your Indian e-Visa online if your country of citizenship is listed as eligible and the purpose of your travel is tourism, business, or medical treatment. Make sure that you have a passport that will not expire for at least 6 months from the intended date of arrival to ensure successful approval.

    • Is Indian e-Visa stamped on passport?

      Your online Indian visa is delivered to you via email in PDF format. Travelers must print out their entry permits and present them to the customs officials at the airport or seaport used for entering. Then, you will receive a stamp in the passport confirming your arrival.

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

      Yes! All children who are not citizens of India must have a valid electronic visa to cross the Indian border. Applications for all underage travelers must be made by their parents or guardians.

    • Can I extend the Indian e-Visa?

      An Indian e-Visa cannot be extended. Travelers must submit a new online visa application form if their current entry permit expires. Make sure that your passport will stay valid for a minimum of 6 months from the planned date if you want to enter India again.

    Three easy steps to get your e-Visa

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