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Visa on Arrival

All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.

Government of India has introduced e-Tourist Visa enables by ETA to facilitate foreign travelers visiting India.

All Individual visa seekers can apply Visa online through indianvisaonline.gov.in

Instructions for e-Visa

  • e-Visa has 3 sub-categories i.e., e-Tourist visa, e-Business Visa and e-Medical visa. A foreigner will be permitted to club these categories.
  • Applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 120 days. Example: If you are applying on 1st Sept then applicant can select arrival date from 5th Sept to 2nd Jan
  • Recent front facing photograph with white background and photo page of Passport containing personal details like name, date of birth, nationality, expiry date etc are to be uploaded mandatorily by the applicant. Additionally one more document depending upon the e-Visa type would also be required to be uploaded. The application is liable to be rejected if the uploaded documents and photograph are not clear / as per specification.
  • e-Visa fee is country/Territory specific. Bank transaction charges of 2.5% will be charged additionally on applicable e-Visa fees. The fee must be paid at least 4 days before the expected date of travel otherwise application will not be processed. To know the fee applicable on your Country/Territory please Click here .
  • e-Visa fee once submitted is non-refundable as the fee is for processing of the application and is not dependent on either Grant or Rejection of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).
  • Applicant should carry a copy of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) along with him/her at the time of travel. Please confirm that your ETA status is shown as 'GRANTED' on this website prior to commencement of your journey. Applicants can track the status of their application online by clicking VisaStatus
  • Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at Immigration on arrival in India.
  • The validity of e-Visa will be 60 days from the date of arrival in India.Double entry is permitted on e-Tourist Visa and e-Business Visa. Triple entry will be permitted on e-Medical Visa.
  • e-Visa is valid for entry through 24 designated Airports (i.e. Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh,Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum & Varanasi) and 3 designated seaports (i.e. Cochin, Goa, Mangalore). However, the foreigner can take exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
  • This facility is in addition to the existing Visa services.
  • e-Visa can be availed for maximum of two times in a calendar year i.e. between January to December.
  • e-Visa is non-extendable, non-convertible & not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas. If you intend to visit Protected/Restricted/Cantonment areas, you would require prior permission from the Civil Authority please visit here.
  • Please be careful while making payment of the e-Visa fee. If the number of unsuccessful attempts is more than three (03), then the application id would be blocked and the applicant would be required to apply afresh by filling the application form again and regenerating a new application id.
  • The e-Visa fee payment status updation may take up to 4 hours due to technical reasons/network delays. Before re-applying, the applicants are requested to wait for 4 hours for payment status updating, after final submission of the application form and payment of the fee. In cases, where e-Visa fee has been deducted but status is not updated, the applicants are advised to verify their payment status by clicking on 'Verify Payment/Pay Visa Fee' tab or by clicking on the link Verify Payment.
  • Nationals of Yellow Fever affected countries or travellers arriving from these countries must carry YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CARD at the time of arrival in India, otherwise they may be quarantined for 6 days upon arrival in India. Please visit our Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare latest guidelines regarding yellow fever countries here.
  • For any assistance call 24 * 7 e-Visa support center at +91-11-24300666 or send email to indiatvoa@gov.in

Eligibility

  • International Travellers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation , sight seeing , casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
  • Passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
  • International Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket,with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
  • International Travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.
  • Not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders or Laissez-passer travel document holders.
  • Not available to individuals endorsed on Parent's/Spouse's Passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport.
  • Not available to International Travel Document Holders.

e-Visa Facility is available for nationals of following countries/territories

Albania

Bulgaria

Denmark

Guinea

Lithuania

Netherlands

Rwanda

Switzerland

Andorra

Burundi

Djibouti

Guyana

Luxembourg

New Zealand

Saint Christopher and Nevis

Taiwan

Angola

Cambodia

Dominica

Haiti

Madagascar

Nicaragua

Saint Lucia

Tajikistan

Anguilla

Cameron Union Republic

Dominican Republic

Honduras

Malawi

Niger Republic

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Tanzania

Antigua & Barbuda

Canada

East Timor

Hungary

Malaysia

Niue Island

Samoa

Thailand

Argentina

Cape Verde

Ecuador

Iceland

Mali

Norway

San Marino

Tonga

Armenia

Cayman Island

El Salvador

Indonesia

Malta

Oman

Senegal

Trinidad & Tobago

Aruba

Chile

Eritrea

Ireland

Marshall Islands

Palau

Serbia

Turks & Caicos Island

Australia

China

Estonia

Israel

Mauritius

Palestine

Seychelles

Tuvalu

Austria

China- SAR Hongkong

Fiji

Italy

Mexico

Panama

Sierra Leone

UAE

Azerbaijan

China- SAR Macau

Finland

Jamaica

Micronesia

Papua New Guinea

Singapore

Ukraine

Bahamas

Colombia

France

Japan

Moldova

Paraguay

Slovakia

United Kingdom

Barbados

Comoros

Gabon

Jordan

Monaco

Peru

Slovenia

Uruguay

Belgium

Cook Islands

Gambia

Kenya

Mongolia

Philippines

Solomon Islands

USA

Belize

Costa Rica

Georgia

Kiribati

Montenegro

Poland

South Africa

Uzbekistan

Bolivia

Cote d'lvoire

Germany

Laos

Montserrat

Portugal

Spain

Vanuatu

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Croatia

Ghana

Latvia

Mozambique

Republic of Korea

Sri Lanka

Vatican City-Holy See

Botswana

Cuba

Greece

Lesotho

Myanmar

Republic of Macedonia

Suriname

Venezuela

Brazil

Cyprus

Grenada

Liberia

Namibia

Romania

Swaziland

Vietnam

Brunei

Czech Republic

Guatemala

Liechtenstein

Nauru

Russia

Sweden

Zambia and Zimbabwe