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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 photograph

  • e-Business Visa

    Citizens of eligible countries must provide:

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

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    Learn more about tourism in India

    India is the 2nd largest country when it comes to its population and the 7th most massive when it comes to the area that it covers. India is a country in contrast and diversity over its other features. Many have been drawn towards the vibrant, vigorous land of India. Travelers who visited it at least once have gotten the chance to experience the hospitality of the most welcoming nation. This vibrant country is being visited by over 10 million tourists from all over the world. While planning your holidays in this remarkable country, you will quickly realize that it's impossible to experience boredom during your stay.

    The diversity of the country and its exotic character is becoming more and more encouraging for visitors from Europe, the United States, Canada, or Australia. Since traveling has been eased and made available to a much wider group, people have been tempted to book their annual holidays in more distant and unknown places. India is a perfect place for more adventurous vacation seekers. The country can offer you remarkable sunsets and sunrises on either the exceptional beach or the top of the mountain. If you were tempted to experience the complexity of Indian culture, you should read the list below to plan every detail of your vacation in India now.

    7 reasons to visit India

    • The Himalayans

      This location is commonly known to everyone, so it doesn't need much advertisement. The Himalayans are the highest mountain range in the entire world. Hours of demanding yet unforgettable hiking can be taken for granted when it comes to the Himalayans. The landscapes surrounding the endless mountain paths are worth every amount of energy you will need to put into getting to see them.

      For those who crave to obtain very similar views with much less energy put into, Khardung LA, a mountain pass build in 1976, has been created. It was opened to the public in 1988 for those who wish to experience the landscapes of Himalayans while driving a vehicle of their choice. The path reaches 5000 meters above sea level. By a lot of Indians, it is considered the highest road in the world.

    • Temples

      India is amongst those countries that had been conquered by multiple nations during its history. It has influenced the cultural district of the kingdom more than the others. India is often called a country of contrasts. It has a great colonial past. Every era of their remarkable history has left a grand monument behind. The most noteworthy ones are the following:

      • Colonial Christian churches of Goa built by the Portuguese
      • Taj Mahal - the famous landmark of India- included in the UNESCO World Heritage List
      • Bylakuppe resembling the ones located in Tibet
      • 22 temples of Khajuraho
    • Local markets

      It doesn't matter if you are considering visiting a food market or the one filled with crafted goods. You are going to be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the items you can purchase there. The Indians are one of the few nations in which the tradition of bargaining remains and is going strong. The possibility of acquiring a rug, weaved for months, a crafted pair of shoes or a leather purse for a fraction of a cost in your homeland is only possible in India.

      Apart from regular street markets, there is also one particular place worth mentioning. Ooty is one of the most extensive tea plantations in the world and the marvelous village. It is probably the best possible place for buying famous delicious Indian tea in bulk; to bring with you back home. In Ooty, you will also get the chance to experience one of the most remarkable views.

    • Forts and other magnificent structures

      The UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) has included a shocking amount of 37 monuments located in India to their list of World Heritage Sites. The number of ancient constructions that are awaiting being discovered is many times bigger. The best part about all of those fantastic structures is how completely different they are from each other. Amongst those who deserve the most significant amount of attention, especially if you are visiting India for the first time are:

      • Ajanta Caves- included in the UNESCO World Heritage List
      • Hampi- included in the UNESCO World Heritage List
      • Mehrangarh Fort
      • Adalaj Stepwell
      • Jaisalmer Fort and the golden city
      • Bala Quila fort
      • Cabo de Rama Fort (Colonialists legacy)
    • The beaches and nature landmarks

      India, apart from the worldwide famous crowded streets of Mumbai and Dehli, should also be recognized as a home of one of the most significant natural landmarks. The beauty of the untouched nature is the reason why people tend to return to this country. India is a combination of 2 contrast weather conditions; freezingly cold peaks of the Himalayas and the tropical shores of the Arabian sea and the Bay of Bengal. No matter which one you are going to choose, you should consider seeing these:

      • Agonda beach
      • Butterfly beach
      • The Elephant Canyon
      • The Himalayas
    • Local cuisine

      In almost every big city in the world, there is at least one Indian restaurant. The world has fallen in love with the complexity of flavor that this cuisine has to offer. In India, street food is abundant as well as high-quality restaurants. Those familiar with the secrets of Indian cuisine will cherish the freshes and the technique put into meal preparation. The kitchen amateurs will get the chance to learn that there is more to Indian dishes then the commonly known curry paste. If you are going to select a locality near the seashores, you can expect fresh and delicious seafood being served. India is also a paradise for vegetarians and vegans. It is commonly known that cows are considered to be sacred in India, and that consumption of beef might cause you more trouble than you think.

    • Dehli

      Millions of people annually visit Dehli, and it is, without any doubt, one of the most often selected tourism destinations in the entire country. This city is known for being separated into two central districts New Dehli and Old Dehli. No matter which side you are going to choose for your visit, you will have plenty of things to explore. Massive walls of the Red Fort and its remarkable gardens are amongst the most famous and worth visiting for sure. While in Dehli, you should visit one of the local markets to at least experience the atmosphere of them.

    • What should one prepare before visiting India?

      Every person is compelled to apply for additional travel authorization before their departure to India. The government of India has prepared a solution that enables tourism and business visitors to apply online for an eVisa. It just takes a couple of minutes to complete an application. The majority of documents required to fulfill the process are most likely already in your possession. All the essential details regarding the application process have been described on this website.

     

    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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