It is natural to have many doubts and questions when applying for India Visa. We have answered some of the frequently asked questions on India Visa. If your question is not listed below, drop in your queries and concerns in our comments section below. We will answer them all to our best possible knowledge.
- You must travel on the Passport which you have applied for eVisa. A passport which is valid for a minimum period of 6 months.
- To apply online for this visa, you will need scanned copies of each of the following documents to upload to the online application form:
1. Passport size photograph
2. Copy of the information page of your passport
- Application PDF (which you can fill out from the Online Order Form, you will need to type your answers, save the PDF and upload it to the form.)
- Additional documents as requested
|Indian Visa Types||Visa Validity|
|e-Tourist Visa 30 Days||30 Days – Double Entry|
|e-Tourist Visa 1 Year||365 Days – Multiple Entry|
|e-Business Visa||365 Days – Multiple Entry|
|e-Conference Visa||30 Days – Single Entry|
|e-Medical Visa||60 Days – Triple Entry|
|e-Medical Attendant Visa||60 Days – Triple Entry|
If your nationality is available in this list then you are eligible to apply for India Visa Online. If your nationality is not available in this list you might need to apply locally by visiting the Indian embassy personally, which is available in your country.
India business and tourist e-Visas are valid for 1 year from the day of electronic approval.
Business and tourist e-Visa holders may enter India multiple times, with stays of up to 90 days for tourist purposes and up to 180 days for business purposes.
Certain nationalities are eligible for stays of up to 180 days for tourist visits. Start your application to determine your eligibility.
Medical e-Visas are valid for up 60 days from date of entry into India. Triple entry will be permitted on e-Medical visas.
The India e-Visa allows only for arrival through the 5 designated seaports of Chennai, Cochin, Goa, Mangalore and Mumbai.
Departure may be from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India. If arriving through any other port of entry, please apply for a traditional Indian visa.
The India e-Visa allows for visa on arrival issuance only for arrival through the airports in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Vishakhapatnam, and Varanasi.
Departure may be from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India. If arriving through any other airport, please apply for a traditional Indian visa.
All visitors to India are legally required to hold a valid visa.
A traditional visa is obtained through an application process where the traveller must submit their original passport along with application materials for the visa to be approved. It is stamped inside the passport. While the process itself takes longer and requires more paperwork, the visa that is issued has a longer validity and allows multiple entries.
Eligible citizens travelling for leisure/tourism, business, or medical purposes have the option to apply for an Indian visa online and have their visa granted electronically. The visa will then get stamped in the passport upon arrival in India, at which time biometrics (fingerprints) will also be taken.
Citizens of 161 countries, including Austria, are eligible to apply for the India e-Visa for India. The e-Visa is for international travellers visiting India for tourism, business, or medical purposes.
If travellers or their spouses, parents, or grandparents were born in Pakistan or ever held Pakistani nationality, they are not eligible for an Indian e-Visa. They must apply for a traditional visa.
- A printed copy of your e-visa.
- A passport which is valid for a minimum period of 6 months.
- Invitation letter (if any)
- Medical insurance cover for the period of stay.
- These are some of the common documents that the immigration authority at the airport may ask you to produce on arrival.
- However, some countries may ask for additional documents as well.
- The e-Visa approval will be issued in advance electronically before your departure to India. At the immigration checkpoint, the actual visa will be placed inside your passport.
Sometimes, the immigration authority of a particular country may reject your e-visa application. Mentioned below are some of the key reasons why your e-visa may be denied:
- A discrepancy in the information provided
- Any past history of criminal activity
- When your country of residence does not have a good relationship with the destination country (India)
- If your passport is about to expire
- When you do not have a valid reason to visit the country
- If you are unable to establish the reason to return to the country of residence