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India Tourist e-Visa Information

The India Tourist e-Visa, introduced by the Indian Government in November 2014, is an online visa, that facilitates the visa application process to India, avoiding the need to visit an embassy or consulate.

The India Tourist e-Visa is a multiple-entry visa and is valid for 365 days from the date of issue.

Eligible citizens can travel to India for tourism purposes up to 90 consecutive days per visit.

Eligible citizens can apply by completing the simple and straightforward India online visa application form.

The India e-Tourist Visa Online is issued for touristic purposes like holidays, recreation and sightseeing, vacation, transit while on a cruise, to visit friends or relatives, or to participate in a short yoga programme.

For purposes other than tourism, business or medical visits, foreign citizens are required to contact an Indian Embassy or Consulate.

Highlights
Multiple entry electronic visa for India
Allows a 90-day stay per entry
Valid for 1 year from approval
Can be used at select ports of entry in India
For purposes of tourism (also available for business or medical treatment)
What is it Necessary?

Passport with minimum validity of 6 months

Image of the passport information page

Recent photograph of the traveler

Debit/credit card

Email address

India Tourist Visa Requirements

The India e-Tourist Visa Online Document Requirements to apply for an e-Tourist Visa online are:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended arrival date in India, and two blank pages
  • An image of the passport biographical page
  • A recent applicant’s photograph, passport-style
  • Credit or debit card to pay the India online visa fee
  • Current email address to receive the approved India Tourist e-Visa document

The India tourist visa document checklist above is necessary to apply for an e-visa to India.

Upon arrival to India border entry points, a printed copy of the Approved Tourist e-Visa must be presented.

Countries Eligible for India

Citizens and nationals from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online for a India eVisa.

Countries Eligible for India

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • 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
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Country policy

India Visa Policy

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Check the visa policy of India and find out the requirements for every nationality.

Other Visas

In addition to allowing travel for tourism, the India eVisa is also available for purposes of business or medical treatment.

The India Business e-Visa was implemented to facilitate the online visa application for eligible citizens traveling to India for business purposes.

The India Medical e-Visa is issued to eligible citizens seeking medical treatment, or as an e-Medical Companion of Patient visa for those wishing to accompany a patient to India.

See below for further information about these online visa types.

India Business e-Visa Information

The India Business e-Visa is available to eligible citizens traveling to the country for business-related activities such as attending a conference, workshop or symposium, for training and courses, contract negotiations, and meetings.

All India business visa types, including the eVisa, also allow the holder to establish a business venture in India, purchase or sell industrial or commercial products, and travel to India for recruitment purposes.

The Business e-Visa for India allows eligible citizens to spend up to 180 days in the country. It is a multiple entry travel authorization, and is valid for 365 days from the date of issue.

Like the tourist e-Visa, eligible citizens can apply by submitting a simple India Business visa online form, which takes just minutes to complete.

The India business e-Visa requirements are the same as those of the tourist e-Visa, but applicants also need to supply a Business Card providing details of the host company in India

The India business visa guide also indicates that a printed copy of the Approved Business e-Visa must be presented at the border officials upon arrival in India.

India Medical e-Visa Information

The India Medical e-Visa, is an online visa that facilitates the visa application process for those seeking medical help in India.

Eligible citizens can complete the simple India medical visa online form to receive an approved e-Visa, which permits a maximum stay of 60 consecutive days for medical purposes.

The Indian Medical e-Visa is a triple-entry visa valid for 120 days from the date of issue. The second and third entries to India should be within 60 days of the first.

The online Medical e-Visa for India is available for patients receiving medical treatment for a significant health condition in an Indian hospital or recognized medical institution (e-Medical Patient visa), or for up to 2 companions traveling with the patient to India (e-Medical Companion of Patient visa).

The medical visa for India is available for children as a patient visa only.

The India medical e-Visa requirements are the same as the tourist e-Visa. However, applicants must also provide a certified letter from the relevant Indian hospital or medical center.

As with the online visa for tourism, it is necessary to print at least 1 copy of the India online medical visa to present at the port of entry in India.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

India Visa FAQ

  • What is the India tourist e-Visa (eTourist Visa)?

    The India Tourist e-Visa is an online visa which allows eligible citizens to visit India for a maximum stay of 90 consecutive days for touristic purposes.

    The e-Visa for India is also available as an online visa for business purposes, as an e-Medical Patient visa for those seeking medical treatment, or as an e-Medical Companion of Patient visa for those wishing to accompany a patient to India.

  • How long is the India tourist e-Visa valid for?

    The India online visa for tourism is valid for 365 days from the date of issue and is a multiple entry visa.

    The business e-Visa is also valid for 1 year from approval, while the Indian medical e-Visa is valid for a total of 120 days.

  • Who can apply for an India tourist e-Visa ?

    By using the visa checker at the top of this page, you can check if are eligible for an India Tourist e-Visa,  online medical visa, or business e-Visa.

    The top visitors to India with the e-Visa come from the following countries:

    • United States
    • Sri Lanka
    • Russian Federation
    • Canada
    • France
    • Australia
    • Germany
    • Japan
    • Singapore
    • Thailand
  • What are the requirements for obtaining an e-Visa for India?

    To apply online for an Indian e-Tourist visa, it is necessary to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entry. The passport must also contain at least 2 blank pages to receive entry/exit stamps.

    Applicants are also required to provide color copy of the passport information page, and a color passport-style photograph.

    Applicants are also required to pay the e-visa fee using a valid credit or debit card, and to provide a current email address to receive the approved India tourist e-Visa.

    Those applying for a business e-Visa are also required to supply a Business Card with details of the host company in India, while medical e-Visa applicants must provide a certified letter from the Indian hospital or medical center supplying treatment.

  • How long can I stay in India?

    The India e-Tourist visa online allows a maximum stay of 90 days in the country. It is a multiple-entry visa, which means that holders may use the e-Visa to enter the country multiple times.

    The business e-Visa permits a maximum stay of 180 days in India, and is also a multiple-entry visa, while the medical e-Visa allows the holder three (3) entries to India for a total stay of 60 days.

  • What are the restrictions of India online e-Visa?

    The India e-Tourist online visa is issued for short term stays for tourism purposes, like holidays, recreation and sightseeing, transit while on a cruise, visiting family or friends, vacations, to visit friends or relatives, or to participate in a short yoga programme.

    With an approved India e-Tourist online visa it is illegal to work, study, or stay in India for a period exceeding 90 days each visit.

    However, those wishing to visit India for business purposes, or for medical treatment or as a medical companion, may also apply for an e-Visa.

  • When should I apply for the tourist e-Visa online?

    Eligible citizens are required to apply for the India online visa for tourism, business, or medical travel at least 4 days before the intended date of entry in India. However, applicants are advised to apply at least 1 week in advance to avoid delays in processing or receiving the visa.

  • What ports of entry can I use with the tourist e-Visa?

    India tourist, business, or medical e-Visa holders may only enter India through one of the following authorized ports of entry.

    Airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam

    Seaports: Chennai, Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai

    Visitors arriving by cruise may only enter India with an e-Visa through the Cochin, Goa, and Mangalore seaports. Travelers arriving by cruise to another seaport, must have a traditional visa stamped inside their passport.

    Travelers who wish to enter India by land or different sea or airports must have previously applied for and received a traditional consulate visa for India.

    Travelers with the India online visa for tourism, business, or medical purposes are able to exit India through any authorized Immigration Check Post (ICP).

  • Is the business e-Visa the same as an investor visa?

    No. The India Business e-visa allows eligible citizens short stays to conduct business activities in India, including establishing a business venture in India, purchasing or selling industrial or commercial products, and recruitment purposes.

    The investor visa for India is issued for an initial period of 10 years and grants the holder permanent residency status in India. To qualify for the investor visa, foreign citizens must be able to make an initial investment of at least 100 million rupees (US$1.5 million) in an Indian enterprise.

  • What business activities are allowed under the business e-Visa?

    The India e-Business visa allows the holder short-term stays for business activities, including the following:

    • To establish a business venture, or to explore options to set up a business venture in India
    • To travel to India to purchase/sell industrial or commercial products
    • To attend business meetings
    • For recruitment purposes

    The restrictions of the India Online Business Visa indicates that holders of this visa are not allowed to obtain employment and work in India.

  • What are the restrictions of India medical e-Visa?

    The India medical online visa allows the holder to visit India for medical treatment, or to accompany a patient seeking medical treatment in India. A maximum of 2 companion applications is allowed for each patient. Companion of Patient India medical e-Visa is not available for minors.

    Applicants may apply for a medical e-Visa for India up to 2 times in a calendar year. The 3 entries allowed with each India medical visa must also all be within the same calendar year. The second, or second and third entry, must be within 60 days of the first entry to the country.

    Holders of an India Medical e-Visa are not allowed to work in India, or stay in India for a period exceeding 60 days each visit.

    For short visits to India for other purposes, eligible citizens can apply for the India online e-Visa for tourism or business activities.

  • What kind of treatment is available with the medical visa?

    The treatment sought in India with the medical e-Visa includes, but is not limited to:

    • Neurosurgery
    • Heart surgery
    • Organ transplant
    • Joint replacement
    • Gene therapy
    • Plastic surgery
  • How do I apply for an India e-Visa Online?

    Travelers are required to complete a simple online application with personal details and passport information to apply for an India Tourist, business, or medica e-Visa online, and receive the e-Visa via email, eliminating the need to go to an Embassy or Consulate to get a visa for India.

  • What do I need to make an application?

    Applicants for the India tourist e-Visa are required to have a passport from valid for 6 months from the intended date of entry to India. Travelers must also provide a color copy of the passport biographical page, and a passport-style photograph. Applicants are also required to pay the visa fee using a valid credit or debit card, and supply a current email address to receive the approved e-Tourist visa for India.

    Applicants for the Indian medical eVisa must also provide a letter from the Indian hospital where the treatment is to be received, while business eVisa applicants should supply a Business Card with details of the host company in India.

  • How long will my India e-Visa take to process?

    The India e-Visa processing time takes 48 hours, however, some may take longer to process, up to 4 days. Applicants are advised to apply for the e-visa at least 1 month before the intended entry date to India to avoid delays.

  • Do I need an India e-Visa for all my children? Should I include them on my application?

    All eligible citizens, including minors, are required to apply for an India e-Visa.

    The parent or guardian is required to submit a separate application on behalf of their child.

  • What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

    When completing an India e-Visa tourist, business, or medical application it is necessary to double check all the information provided before submitting the online form. If the details on the India e-Visa do not match the passport or travel document used during the application, it may result in delays when boarding the aircraft or be refused entry into India.

    Should there be a mistake on the application after its submission, applicants are required to complete and submit a new India e-Visa Tourist, Medical, or Business application form.

  • How much does the India online visa cost?

    The India tourist, business, and medical e-Visa fee depends on the applicant’s nationality. The standard India e-Visa tourist, medical, or business visa fee is $80. However, there are some exceptions:

    • Nationals from Japan, Singapore, and Sri Lanka are required to pay a visa fee of $25.
    • Nationals from Mozambique, Russia, Ukraine, the UK, and the US are required to pay a visa fee of $100.
    • Nationals from Argentina, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uruguay, and Vanuatu, are exempt from paying the India Tourist, medical, or business e-visa fee.
  • Do I need to print a copy of the e-Visa?

    Applicants are required to print at least 1 copy of the India e-Tourist, e-Medical, or e-Business visa to present at the port of entry in India. Travelers are also advised to keep the printed copy of the India e-Visa for tourism, business or medical purposes on them at all times during the stay.

  • Can I apply for a medical e-Visa for my children?

    Yes. Minors are eligible for an India Medical e-Visa as long as they are the patients. A Companion of Patient India medical e-Visa is not available for children.

  • Is the India online visa valid for multiple entries?

    Yes, the India tourist e-Visa allows for multiple entries since it is not a single entry visa.

    The India e-Visa for tourism is a multiple entry travel authorization valid for a stay of 90 days per visit.

    The India business e-Visa online is also a multiple-entry visa, and allows a maximum stay of 180 days in the country.

    The Indian medical e-Visa allows the holder three (3) entries to India for a total stay of 60 days for medical treatment or as a companion of the patient.

  • Once granted, can I cancel my tourist e-Visa for India?

    Once granted, the traveler cannot cancel a tourist, medical, or business e-Visa for India, and will continue to hold an India tourist, medical, or business e-Visa until it, or the corresponding passport, expires.

  • Do I need travel or health insurance to be granted an India e-Visa?

    No, travel or medical insurance is not an obligatory requirement to apply for an India online visa for tourism, business, or medical purposes.

    Nationals of the following countries must have a yellow fever vaccination certificate at the port of entry to India to comply with International Health Regulations: Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Gabon, French Guiana, Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Togo, Tanzania, United Republic of Uganda, Venezuela.

  • How can I verify the status of my application?

    Applicants can check visa status of their India e-Visa on the Government Website of India. Applicants will be required to provide their passport number, and the 12-character Application ID sent via email after the e-Visa form has been submitted, to check the India e-Visa status and visa verification.

  • Do I need a visa if I am just in transit in India?

    Travelers in transit who will not leave the airport transit area or go through customs while transiting through the country are not required to apply for a visa for India.

  • Is it possible to extend my India e-Visa?

    No, an India visa extension is not possible. However, it is possible to apply for the India e-Visa up to 2 times per calendar year.

  • Do I need an invitation letter before applying for the medical e-Visa?

    Yes, an India medical visa invitation letter from the participating hospital or medical center is required for the e-Visa to be approved.

  • Do I need a letter of invitation to obtain India business e-Visa?

    Applicants are not required to provide an Indian business visa letter or a invitacion indian business visa cover letter to obtain an India Business e-visa. However, applicants are required to submit a Business Card with the details of the host company in India.

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