In November 2014, the Government of India introduced an online tourist Visa (e-Visa) for 43 countries. This was done to promote travel to India, as travelers no longer had to visit the embassy to get their visa. In 2015, India rolled out the e-Visa program to other major world countries. In April 2017, India retooled its e-Visa program, introducing visa subcategories for tourists, business travelers and medical visits.
At present, travelers from more than 160 countries can apply for a Tourist e-Visa, Business e-Visa or Medical e-Visa, depending on the purpose of their visit to India. Travelers who use the e-Visa program apply, pay a fee online and receive their electronic visa online before traveling to India. The process is very simple!
The e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within India. Applicants will receive their visas via email, after filling the application form with the necessary information and once the online credit card payment is completed.
Required Documents to Apply
A current valid passport with at least 6-month validity
- A scanned color copy of passport bio page
- A recent color passport size with white background digital photo
- A credit or debit card
- A current valid passport with at least 6-month validity
- A recent color passport size digital photo
- Name Card
- A credit or debit card
- The Indian Tourist e-Visa allows for multiple entries into India.
- Indian Tourist e-Visa is valid for 1 year after issued. You can enter India on any date within this period.
- The visa holder can stay in the country for no more than 90 days Total or 180 days Total, depending on the nationality.
- The applicant should carry a copy of the Indian visa along with him/her at the time of travel.
- The Indian Tourist e-Visa is valid for entry through 28 designated Airports and 5 designated seaports. However, travelers can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
- The Indian e-Visa is non-extendable.
- Your passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India, and two blank pages.
- If you’re going to stay at the airport, you don’t need a visa.
- Nationals of Yellow Fever affected countries must carry a yellow fever vaccination card at the time of arrival in India, otherwise they may be quarantined for 6 days upon arrival in India.
- Applicants must arrive using the same passport with which they applied for the Tourist e-Visa. *The multiple entry visa mean you can travel as many times in a year. The total number of stay in a year must not exceed 300 days.