What is an Indian e-Visa?
The e-Tourist Visa, e-Medicial Visa and e-Business Visa are fully electronically issued with the single purpose to travel to India as a tourist, for medical treatment or on business. Indian e-Visa is used to replace the traditional type of visa. The e-Visa is faster, easier and cost lower than the traditional type of visa. You don`t need to visit Indian Embassy because the process is entirely online from the comfort of your home. The e-Visa approval will be issued electronically before your departure to India. Upon your arrival in India, you will have your biometric information taken and the actual visa will be placed inside your passport at the immigration checkpoint.
Apply for e-Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa, e-Medical Visa For India
Travelers who need e-Visa have to apply online in order to travel to India. The process is fully electronic and can be done only online. Electronic Travel Authorization ( e-Visa ) will be sent via registered email. Travelers have to choose the type of e-Visa as it may be e-Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa and e-Medical Visa. Each visa type has it`s own purpose that can be used for one of the following. Sightseeing and holiday, visiting friends and relatives, medical treatment including Ayurveda (herbal) and yoga, or to participate in sporting events, competitions and activities relating to cultural performance, business meetings, business venture, trades, sales and more. For full list please visit e-Visa Types
Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ
Who needs a visa to enter India?
Most of the country citizens are required to obtain a visa to enter India. There are many types of visa but here we are talking about e-Visa for India. In case you want to know more about Indian e-Visa please visit e-Visa Types. If you want to apply for Indian e-Visa please visit e-Visa Application Page
When will I receive my e-visa and do I need to go to the consulate to get my Indian e-Visa?
If your travel date is within the next 120 days, you will receive your visa via email within 72 hours of completing the application. The process is fully online and you don`t need to visit an embassy.
Is the India e-visa for multiple entries or single entry?
Depends on the type of visa that you apply for. Indian e-Tourist and e-Business Visa are for double entry. e-Medical Visa allows triple entr. All e-Visas allow 60 day stays from the date of arrival.
Do I need to get a visa for my kids?
Each traveler needs e-Visa regardless of the age.
Do I require a vaccine when traveling abroad to India?
Please check with your Government. Some require proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. More info: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india . Its each passenger´s own responsibility to verify regulations.
Where can I read more about India?
Please check our India e-Visa Travel Guide. We are trying to keep it updated with new and more information about India.
Are you affiliated with the Government of India?
We are a private company ( Visa Stream Ltd. ) and we are not connected anyhow with Indian Government. We provide services by processing applicant`s documents to Indian Government. Our services include cooperation, visa agents, taxes, knowledge how to get your e-Visa as quick as possible.
How do I apply for my e-Visa for India?
By filling the Online Application Form.Based on requirements that are set by Indian Government there are several important points you should know:
– All of the provided information have to be correct.
– Name, Date and Place of Birth, Gender, Marital Status, Address, Nationality, Passport Number have to be exactly the same as on your passport.
– Uploaded documents have to meet required criteria
– Paying the fee that covers Indian Government fee + our service fee
How much does it cost?
The final price for Indian e-Visa depends on your Nationality. By filling Application form you will see on the last step the price calculated based on your input. There are not hidden or additional costs. The amount that you will pay in order to receive your e-Visa is between $52 and $127 USD (Including our Service Fee of $52). Please check our e-Visa Fees and Prices page.
Is the visa to India refundable?
In case your application is submitted to Indian Government we wont be able to refund. The fee that you pay is for our service and Indian Government service. Please check our Refund policy for more information.
Is the India e-Visa for multiple entries or single entry?
e-Visa allows double or triple entry. With e-Medical Visa you have 3 entries in India. With e-Tourist Visa and e-Business Visa you have 2 entries in India. Keep in mind that e-Visa comes with 60 day stays from the date of arrival.
I am going on a cruise and I am planning to enter India.
Okay. Please, be sure that you will enter India through 1 of 3 designated seaports: Cochin, Goa, and Mangalore.
Important information and instructions about India e-Visa
e-Visa was launched in October 2014 by the Indian Government. Citizens from eligible countries may apply online to receive a double or triple entry Electronic Visa before traveling to India. The duration of stay may not exceed 60 consecutive days. It is an electronically issued, double entry and tripple entry for e-Medical visa that may only be requested twice (2) each year.
We are a privately owned company and IndVisa is a commercial website. We provide specialized Electronic visa (eTV) for India application services to foreign nationals traveling to India. We are not affiliated with the Indian Government, the representative of any Government Department of India, Embassy/Consulate/High Commission or any third parties that may provide similar services. If you apply through IndVisa, we will consult, support all required documents for your e-VISA applications and you will get your visa update frequently and get visa result from us. To apply for e-VISA under our processing, you will be charged service fee and Indian Government Fee. Our fee is $59, additional to that of the Indian Government, which vary between $25 and $75, for our specialized immigration and travel services. We are upfront about our fees. We do not charge you the 2,5% bank transaction fee, charged by the Indian Government. Besides that, you can apply in person at Indian Missions or official Indian Government Website. Our fee will be higher than you apply directly on Indian Government Website or at Indian Missions in your country. If you prefer a non-guided service, you can visit the Indian Government.