FAQ on the India e-Visa

What is India e-Visa?

e-Visa is an electronic entry permit that allows its holders to visit India for 60, 90, or even 180 days. Use it for tourism, business, transit, or undergo medical treatment with the electronic visa to India that is obtainable 100% online.

Do I need a visa for India?

Check if your country is listed as eligible to apply online for the Indian e-Visa. Most foreign nationals need this entry permit to cross the country’s border.

Do children need an e-Visa for India?

Children are not exempt from the obligation of having an e-Visa upon entering India. The application for all underage travelers should be submitted by their parents or guardians. Make sure that your country of citizenship is on the list of eligible countries.

How much does an India visa cost?

India visa costs 129 Euro for citizens of most countries. However, all Russian, US, Ukraine, Great Britain, and Mozambique citizens need to pay a 149 Euro visa fee.

What are the India e-Visa types?

The government of India offers three types of electronic permits for all eligible passport holders. Enter India with an e-Tourist, e-Business, or e-Medical visa. Choose the purpose of your travel and make your visa application at least 3 days in advance.

Do I need a visa for transiting through India?

If your waiting time for the next flight will exceed 24 hours or you want to leave the designated airports’ transit area, you must apply for an electronic Indian visa prior to your travel.

What documents do I need for India e-Visa?

The only document needed for an Indian e-Visa application is a valid passport. Please note! Your travel document must not expire for at least six months beyond the planned date of arrival in India.

How to apply for an India visa?

Only 3 simple steps stand between you and your entry permit to India. Grab your valid passport and fill the application form with your data after choosing the purpose of your travel. Cover the visa fees using any preferred method of online payment, and get the Indian e-Visa at your e-mail address. It’s as simple as that!

How will I receive India e-Visa?

Once approved, India e-Visa will be delivered directly to the applicant’s e-mail address in a PDF form. Make sure to provide an active one to receive your entry permit without any issues!

Do I need to print India e-Visa?

Yes! e-Visa must be printed and presented to the customs officials upon arrival in India during the border control. Have your electronic visa copy and your valid passport ready.

Where can I cross the India border with an e-Visa?

When traveling to India with an electronic entry permit, it’s essential to know that you can cross the country’s border using one of the selected immigration check posts that accept e-Visas. See what are the airports and seaports that allow having an electronic entry permit.

How long does it take to get India e-Visa?

The processing time may take up to 72 hours; however, the average time in which most applications are approved is just 51 hours from submitting the form.

How long can I stay in India with an e-Visa?

The length of the permitted stay in India for all e-Visa holders differs depending on which type of entry permit have they selected. If you’re traveling for tourism, you can visit India for up to 90 days (three months). With the business entry permit, travelers can visit the country for 180 days (six months). Whereas the medical visa allows a 60-day stay.

How long is an e-Visa to India good for?

The validity period for the e-Tourist and e-Business visa is 1 year. The e-Medical entry permit is effective for 4 months from issuing and allows three entries to India. You can stay in the country for one continuous stay or spread your visit over multiple entries.

Can I apply for an India visa twice?

You can re-apply for the Indian e-Visa online whenever your previous entry permit expires. Please note! Electronic India entry permit and your passport are directly connected. In case of changing any data on your travel document, losing it, or it’s expiry lead to e-Visa to India becoming invalid. In such a case, travelers must apply for a new entry permit.

What can I do if my India e-Visa is denied?

Should your Indian e-Visa application not be approved, please contact our support team via e-mail or phone. We are here to assist all applicants during and after completing the online application process.