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Visa for India

 

eVisa to India: Basic Information

In November 2014, the Indian Government has introduced the option of electronic application for eVisas. Since then, citizens of visa-free countries will have to hold an Electronic Travel Authority. The entire process is carried out electronically, therefore, a visit to the embassy is not necessary.

eVisa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within India. To apply for an eVisa , all you have to do is complete the form and make a payment by credit card or another method that is available. After completing the application and making the payment you will receive a confirmation of submission by e-mail. For most countries, the total cost of the evisa application is 129 euros, whereas citizens of Russia, Ukraine, the United States, Great Britain and Mozambique would need to pay 149 euros.

  • Types of eVisa

    There are three main types of electronic visas for India:

    Tourist – multiple-entry visa, valid for 1 year from the date of issue of the document. It is issued for tourist purposes, such as vacation or visiting friends

    Business – multiple-entry visa, valid for 1 year from the date of issue. It allows you to participate in conferences, business meetings or to negotiate commercial contracts

    Medical – triple entry visa, valid for 4 months from the date of issue. It is issued for medical purposes such as short-term treatment, etc.

  • List of eligible countries

    Citizens from the countries listed below must apply for an eVisa in order to travel to India:

    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

    To get an eVisa to India, simply submit an online application. Complete the form by entering the information required and attach a copy of your passport and photo. In addition, for a business eVisa it is necessary to attach a business card or an invitation letter from an Indian company. For a medical eVisa - confirmation from a hospital in India. Moreover, you will be asked to complete information regarding your stay in India - the planned date of travel and the chosen port of entry. It is important that the airport or seaport supports the electronic travel authorization system.
    Once your form is completed, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of the submission of the application and information about the time needed to issue your eVisa. You will be notified by email about the result of your application. After receiving the eVisa, all you have to do is print the document in the message attachment and on arrival at the airport show your printed eVisa with a valid passport.
    To complete the application, use the panel on the left. Choose the type of travel: tourist, business or medical, and enter your citizenship (confirmed in your passport). Click "Apply online" and fill out the form.

  • eVisa Validity Period

    The validity of an eVisa to India depends on its type:

    Tourist eVisa - a multiple entry visa with a stay of up to 90 days is valid for 1 year from the date of issue of the document. This means that within a year of issuing your eVisa, you can enter India several times. Each entry to the country cannot exceed 90 days.

    Business eVisa - a multiple-entry visa with a stay of up to 180 days is valid for 1 year. This means that entry to the country has to take place within a year of issuing the eVisa.

    Medical eVisa - a three-entry visa with a stay of up to 60 days is valid for 4 months. This means thatthe eVisa has to be used within four months of the date it was issued..

  • eVisa Transit Information

    It is possible to transit through an airport in India without a visa if: The traveler holds confirmed flight tickets for a third country. The scheduled layover time in an Indian airport is less than 24 hours. The traveler does not leave the designated Transit Area of the airport.

    If you do not meet the conditions listed above, you will have to apply for an eVisa. To find out if you’re eligible for an eVisa to India, check the "list of eligible countries" above.

  • Requirements on Arrival

    To enter India you will need a valid passport and a printed eVisa. The printout in black and white is allowed. On arrival in India, you will receive an additional stamp confirming your entry into India.

  • Ports accepting eVisas

    Not all airports and ports in India support the electronic visa system. If you are planning a trip, make sure you have selected the correct port. Please find below a list of airports and seaports that accept eVisas:

    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 the countries on the list are required to attach to the application the following copies of documents:

  • e-Tourist Visa

    Citizens of eligible countries must provide:

    – Passport - a page with personal data and a photo
    – Applicant's passport photograph

  • e-Business Visa

    Citizens of eligible countries must provide:

    – Passport - a page with personal data and a photo
    – Applicant's passport photograph
    – An Invitation letter issued by the company from India or a business card

  • e-Medical Visa

    Citizens of eligible countries must provide:

    – Passport - a page with personal data and a photo
    – Applicant's passport photograph
    – A document confirming the legitimacy of treatment in India, e.g. a letter issued by an Indian hospital with information about the planned 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:
 

  • The passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of commencing travel to India

  • If your passport changes or its validity has expired, you would have apply for a new eVisa. The visa is assigned directly to the passport number, therefore it is not possible to use the document with another or new passport

  • It is not possible to submit several applications at the same time. One eVisa process is allowed by the Indian Government.

  • An eVisa does not entitle you to work in India

  • It is not possible to extend your stay in India

  • The total visa process is usually a maximum of 72 hours
     

    Benefits of Evisa Express

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      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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      Guarantee of serviceIf an application is unable to be processed, reimbursement is provided according to the conditions set out by our Terms of Service

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    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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