e-Visa Application for India

 

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1. Complete e-Visa application

2. Receive e-Visa by email

3. Enter India

Online eVisa Application for India


Government of India has launched electronic travel authorisation or eTA for India which allows citizens of 180 countries to travel to India without requiring a physical stamping on the passport.


Since 2014 international travelers who want to visit India no longer have to apply for the traditional paper Indian Visa to make the trip and hence they can avoid the hassle that comes with that application. Instead of having to go the Indian Embassy or Consulate, the Indian Visa can now be obtained online in an electronic format.

Apart from the ease of applying for the Visa online the e-Visa for India is also the quickest way to enter India.

What is electronic Indian Visa (India e-Visa)?

It is an electronic visa that allows foreign visitors to visit India for tourism, sight-seeing, business, medical visit or conferences. There are further number of sub-categories under each visa type.

All foreign travellers are required to hold an India eVisa or a regular visa prior to entry into the country as per Indian Government Immigration Authorities.

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eVisa Eligible Countries

Citizens of the countries listed below are eligible for the Online Visa India.


Types of India e-Visas

There are different kinds of e-Visas for India and the one that you should apply for depends on the purpose of your visit to India.

Tourist e-Visa

If you are visiting India as a tourist for the purpose of sightseeing or recreation, then this is the e-Visa you should apply for. There are 3 kinds of Tourist Visas.

The 30 Day India Tourist Visa, which allows the visitor to stay in the country for 30 days from the date of entry into the country and is a Double Entry Visa, which means that you can enter the country twice within the period of the Visa’s validity. The Visa has a Date of Expiry, which is the date before which you must enter the country.

The 1 Year India Tourist Visa, which is valid for 365 days from the date of issue of the e-Visa. This is a Multiple Entry Visa, which means that you can enter the country only multiple times within the period of the Visa’s validity.

The 5 Year India Tourist Visa, which is valid for 5 years from the date of issue of the e-Visa. This is also a Multiple Entry Visa.

Business e-Visa

If you are visiting India for the purpose of business or trade, then this is the e-Visa you should apply for. It is valid for one year or 365 days and is a Multiple Entry Visa.

Medical e-Visa

If you are visiting India as a patient to get medical treatment from a hospital in India, then this is the e-Visa that you should apply for. It is a short term Visa and is valid only for 60 days from the date of entry of the visitor into the country. It is also a Triple Entry Visa, which means that you can enter the country three times within the period of its validity.

Medical Attendant e-Visa

If you are visiting the country to accompany a patient who will be getting medical treatment in India, then this is the e-Visa you should apply for. It a short term Visa and is valid only for 60 days from the date of entry of the visitor into the country. Only 2 Medical Attendant Visas are granted against one Medical Visa, which means that only two people would be eligible to travel to India along with the patient who has already procured or has applied for a Medical Visa.

All of these e-Visas allow you to stay in the country only for 180 days at a time (or less if they are valid for only 30 days or 60 days) but some of them are double, triple, or multiple entry Visas, so you can enter the country again for as long as the Visa is valid. Also, all Indian e-Visas can be applied for only 3 times within a year.


Eligibility Requirements for the Indian e-Visa

To be eligible for the Indian e-Visa you need

You are also required to have the following:


The Process of Applying for Indian e-Visa

Applying for the Indian e-Visa is very simple and straightforward. You need to apply at least 4-7 days before the date of your entry into the country. You can fill the application form for it online and make the payment using the currency of any of the 135 countries whose currency is allowed.

Before the payment, you will need to provide personal details, Passport details, character and past criminal offence details. After the payment you will be asked to provide additional information based on the purpose of your visit and the kind of Visa you are applying for. You’ll have to provide this through a secure link sent to your email. In most cases the decision for your Visa will be made within 3-4 days and if accepted you will get your electronic Visa online. You will have to carry a soft copy of a print of this e-Visa with you to the airport.

You should find no difficulties in this process but if you require any clarifications you should contact our helpdesk for support and guidance.

Benefits of applying with us

A service fee will be charged for providing quality travel and immigration services to individuals and legal entities, in addition to Government fees, which vary between $25 and $100. Note that we will not charge you 2.5% bank transaction cost, unlike the Indian Government. Our professional travel assistance services include: support and processing of the Indian Electronic Visa application, providing information regarding application status and results via email.

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24 / 365 Online Application.
No time limit.
Application revision and correction by visa experts before submission to the Ministry of Home Affairs of India.
Simplified application process.
Correction of missing or incorrect information.
Privacy protection and safe form.
Verification and validation of additional required information.
Support and Assistance 24/7 by E-mail.
Your approved Indian Electronic Visa sent via email in PDF format.
Email Recovery of your eVisa in case of loss.
Service Refund if your eVisa is refused.
No additional Bank transaction charges of 2.5%.