India eVisa Requirements for New Zealand Citizens

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Citizens of New Zealand are among the 170 nationalities eligible to apply for an online visa for India.

The simplified Indian eVisa application for New Zealanders allows travelers to easily obtain electronic travel authorization for India from the comfort of their own home.

This online visa to enter India removes the need to visit an embassy or consulate to submit an application in person or wait in long border queues to apply for an Indian visa on arrival.

Do I Need a Visa to Go to India from New Zealand?

New Zealand passport holders are required to have an approved visa for India no matter the intended length of stay in the country or the purpose of the travel.

The traditional visa application process involves visiting an embassy or consulate of India in New Zealand to apply in person. However, it is now possible to submit an India eVisa application from New Zealand exclusively online.

More information can be found on the India visa policy, where New Zealanders can learn how the online visa works in detail.

What is an India eVisa for New Zealand Citizens and What Does It Do?

The Indian eVisa for New Zealand passport holders is an electronic visa introduced in 2014 to expedite entry to the country for purposes of tourism, business, medical treatment, or to accompany someone undergoing a medical procedure in India.

It may be issued as a:

  • Tourist e-Visa: New Zealanders are allowed to stay for up to 90 days for tourism with each entry and is valid for 365 days from the date of approval.
  • Business e-Visa: Permits the NZ holder to stay in India for up to 180 days during its one-year validity. Can be used for business activities such as meetings and contract negotiations, training purposes, or to attend a conference, workshop or symposium.
  • Medical e-Visa: Issued to citizens of New Zealand who wish to seek medical treatment in India as well as up to 2 companions who wish to travel with the patient (although for children it is only available as a patient visa). It permits a maximum 60-day consecutive stay and is valid for 120 days from approval. 

All of the different India e-Visa types for New Zealanders are multiple-entry travel authorizations, with the exception of the online medical visa, which is a triple-entry visa. The second and third entries to India with an approved Medical e-Visa should be within 60 days of the first.

Further details can be obtained via the Indian embassies and consulates in New Zealand.

Documents Required for an Indian eVisa for New Zealanders Application

In order to submit an online India visa application for tourism from New Zealand, it is necessary to have the following:

  • New Zealand passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the expected date of arrival in India, containing at least 2 blank pages
  • Digital image of the passport information page (also known as the biographical page)
  • A recent photograph of the applicant, passport-style
  • Valid credit or debit card

New Zealander applicants for an Indian business e-Visa must also have a business card providing details of a host company in India. Additionally, Medical e-Visa applicants are asked to supply a certified letter from an Indian hospital or medical center.

It is always useful to have at hand the visa requirements for New Zealand citizens in order to learn the general conditions and information required.

How Can I Apply for an India eVisa from New Zealand?

To apply for an eVisa for India from New Zealand it is necessary to complete a simple electronic application. This firm can be filled out within a matter of minutes with information including:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number
  • Passport issue/expiry date

After answering all of the questions on the form, you will need to upload the necessary supporting documents depending on the purpose of the intended stay with the eVisa. Finally, it is necessary that NZ citizens pay the Indian online visa fee with a valid debit or credit card to submit the application.

Before submitting an India eVisa application from New Zealand, you are strongly advised to double-check all the information provided is correct and that it matches the details of your NZ passport. This is because even small errors may result in a denial of the eVisa or unnecessary delays in processing.

India eVisa processing time for NZ travelers

The standard processing time for the India online visa for New Zealanders is around 48 hours, although it may take up to 4 days to process in some cases.

Therefore, applicants from NZ are advised to apply at least 1 week in advance of their travel dates to allow for enough time for India eVisa approval.

How will I receive my India eVisa for citizens of New Zealand?

When completing the Indian eVisa form, New Zealanders are asked to supply a current email address they frequently check. Once an application is processed, the approved eVisa is sent to this email inbox.

Applicants can then print a copy of the eVisa to present alongside their New Zealand passport upon arrival at an immigration checkpoint in India.

Travel to India from New Zealand

Although the online visa permits the traveler to exit India through any authorized checkpoint, holders of an approved eVisa for India for New Zealand citizens are required to enter the country at any of the following points 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

However, it should be noted that eVisa holders entering India on a cruise are only permitted to use the Cochin, Goa, and Mangalore seaports. A traditional embassy visa is required to enter India on a cruise through a different seaport.

Application Steps

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