India e-Visa Application Online

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.

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

The approved online visa to India will be sent to the applicant's email address.

  • List of Eligible Countries

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

    Countries eligible for Indian e-Visa 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
    • 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
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Indonesia
    • 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
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar
    • Namibia
    • Nauru
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Cook Islands
    • Nicaragua
    • 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
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Senegal
    • Serbia
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Singapore
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Solomon Islands
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • 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 above, apply for a standard embassy visa to enter India.

  • India e-Visa Types

    There are several types of e-Visa for India. Choose the most suitable one.

    • The Tourist e-Visa is a double-entry visa allowing for holiday trips and visiting family or friends. It stays valid for 30 days from the issuing date and makes it possible for its holders to stay in India for up to 30 days.

    • The Business e-Visa is a multiple-entry visa that allows you to participate in business meetings, workshops, 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 in total in the country, either consecutively or throughout numerous visits.

    • The Medical e-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 over 3 visits. It can be issued for a person undergoing the treatment and for an attendant.

    • The One-Year e-Visa is a multiple-entry visa that allows numerous leisure-related visits to India. Within its one-year validity period, the traveler can stay in the country for up to 180 days in total.

    • The Five-Year e-Visa is a multiple-entry visa that allows numerous leisure-related visits during its five-year validity period. Every traveler holding a 5-year e-Visa can stay in India for up to 180 days per year.

    • The Conference e-Visa is a visa issued to foreign nationals who wish to attend a conference, seminar, or workshop in India. It remains valid for 30 days.

    • The Ayurveda e-Visa is a visa introduced to promote wellness tourism, particularly for those seeking traditional wellness treatments and therapies. It allows for three visits to the country, lasting in total up to 60 days. It remains valid for 4 months from the issuing date.

    • The Transit e-Visa is a short-term visa issued to travelers who are passing through India en route to another destination. You can enter the country only once.
  • India e-Visa Application Form

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

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

    Application Form

    Select the purpose of your travel and click "Apply Online." 

    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 bio-data page and your formal face photo. It 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 unique confirmation number will be sent directly to the email address provided in the application form.

  • Validity Period

    The time you can spend in India depends on the type of India e-Visa you have selected. Some electronic visas are issued for a single entry, while others allow for multiple travels. You will find more information on the subject in the approved document.

    You can check the "India e-Visa Types" section to find out more on available electronic visas. The descriptions include permitted activities, granted validity period, and the guaranteed number of entries. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us directly.

  • Transit Information

    Even if you’re only going to spend a few hours in India while traveling for transit purposes, you still need a valid visa. You can easily obtain your India Transit e-Visa via our website.

    The online application process is simple and efficient. You only need to complete the registration form and submit the required documents. When the application fee is paid, we will start processing your visa. Check your email for an approval notice. 

  • Requirements on Arrival

    Travelers are required to have the following documents upon entering India:

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

    Present these documents at the Indian airport or seaport 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 ongoing modernization, not every Indian airport or seaport is yet able to process electronic visas.

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

    Airports:

    Ahmedabad
    Amritsar
    Bagdogra
    Bengaluru
    Bhubaneshwar
    Calicut
    Chandigarh
    Chennai
    Cochin
    Coimbatore
    Delhi
    Gaya
    Goa
    Guwahati
    Hyderabad
    Indore
    Jaipur
    Kannur
    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. It's presented 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:

  • Tourist e-Visa

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

  • Business e-Visa

    – a photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    – a photo of the applicant's face taken using a phone or a PC camera
    – a letter of invitation from the company the applicant cooperates with
    – a business card from the company the applicant cooperates with (if applicable)

  • Medical e-Visa (including Ayurveda)

    – a photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    – a photo of the applicant's face an 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 treatment that the applicant will undergo

  • Conference e-Visa

    – a photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    – a photo of the applicant's face taken using a phone or a PC camera
    – a letter of invitation from the event organizer
    – a political clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs, India

 

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 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.

Benefits of Evisa Express

  • Easy application processGet your online visa for India in three easy steps. You can quickly and easily complete the formalities from the comfort of your home.
  • Qualified team of expertsA knowledgeable team oversees the processing of each visa application. If you have any questions, contact our Customer Service.
  • Top satisfaction guaranteeIf your visa application cannot be processed, reimbursement is provided according to the conditions set out by our Terms of Service.

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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 usually takes a few business days.

  • 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 Tourist e-Visa is valid for 30 days from the date of issue and allows a stay of up to 30 days in India. This means that you can have a 30-day or even shorter trip. Also, you can apply for a one-year multiple-entry e-Visa that remains valid for 1 year from the date of approval.

  • What is the difference between an electronic and a regular visa for India?

    The regular Indian visa requires embassy visits, timely interviews, and long waiting periods. Whereas, the electronic visa can be obtained online. The application process can be completed from home. The approved India e-Visa will be sent to your email box within a few 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 available validity periods differ from 30 days up to five years. 

  • 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 few days 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 other visa types.

  • Can I enter India without an online visa?

    To cross the Indian 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. 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 electronic visa

  • Apply for a visa onlineComplete the form with required information regarding your destination and citizenship.
  • Cover the service feeWe accept both credit and debit cards and other convenient methods of payment.
  • Check your email addressPayment confirmation and a valid visa will be sent to the email provided in the form.
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