Visa for India application

Directly apply online

The visa for India

Are you traveling to India? The electronic Indian visa can be applied for entirely online and costs £109,95 per person. You won’t need to take your passport to a desk or anything. The travel permit is sent by e-mail within a couple of days.

Watch video with explanation

Applying for the e-visa India can be done in a moment

1. Apply for Visa

Indian visa application

Easily apply for the Indian visa with the online application form.

2. Pay online

Pay online

Pay safely and convieniently with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or PayPal.

3. Official visa

Visa by e-mail

Receive the visa within 4 workdays by e-mail, with emergencies within 48 hours.

Explanation Indian visa

Applying for an Indian visa is necessary for all trips to India. This applies to tourist as well as business travellers, but also to minors. Since a few years, the Indian visa can be applied for entirely online. After approval, the document is sent as a PDF-file by e-mail. It does not need to be applied to the passport at the consulate.

Which type do I need? Tourists can make use of the so-called “eTourist visa”, business travellers of the “eBusiness visa”, and medical travellers of the “eMedical visa”. These are all electronic visas, also known as “e-visas”, which can be acquired quickly and easily through the online application form. You can submit an Indian visa application here right away.

Explanation validity visa

Changed validity terms of the e-visa India: starting April 2019, all newly issued business and tourist e-visas for India are valid for longer than before. The new total validity period is 365 days. Within these 365 days an unlimited number of trips to India can be made.

Tourists with a UK, USA, Canadian or Japanese passport can stay in the country for a maximum of 180 consecutive days. Tourists with other nationalities can only stay for a maximum of 90 consecutive days per visit. Business travellers can likewise stay for a maximum of 180 days. Travellers with a business visa that wish to stay in India for longer than 180 days (consecutive or total) need to register themselves at the FRRO or FRO office in India before the 160th day. The medical visa is valid for 60 days.


Visa requirements when applying online

The Indian government maintains certain requirements for all visa types, which travellers are expected to adhere to. This also applies to the online variants; the eTourist, eBusiness, or eMedical Indian visa. The most important requirements are summed up below.

With regards to travel plans:

  • Arriving by plane is only allowed at the airports of: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Portblair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi and Vishakhapatnam.
  • Arriving by boat or cruise ship is only allowed at the ports of: Chennai, Cochin, Mormugao (at Goa), New Mangalore (at Mangalore) and Mumbai
  • Leaving India is allowed anywhere that has an Immigration Check post. This includes all international airports, all seaports where you can arrive, and includes the border with Nepal, at Banbasa, Gauriphanta, Jogbani, Ranigunj, Raxaul, Rupaidiha and Sonouli.
  • In the northmost point of India (to the north and east of Bangladesh) are several regions with special restrictions. These include: Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.
  • It is allowed to change the date and location of arrival/departure after applying for the visa, provided the new data meets the visa requirements and falls within the validity period.

On arrival in India, it is required that:

  • The passport that was used during the visa application is still valid for six more months
  • this same passport needs to be handed over, along with the printed Indian visa
  • the traveller can provide a return or transit ticket

When is an e-visa not sufficient?

Tourists that want to stay in India for longer than 180 consecutive days (or 90, depending on your nationality), and business travellers with travel plans lasting longer than 180 days, cannot make use of the e-visa India. The same holds for travellers that want to study in India, perform volunteer work, or enter into employment with an Indian organisation. They can make use of the alternative procedure, whereby the visa is applied directly to the passport at the consulate. The costs in that case are higher, and the application takes more time. Read more about this on the page concerning the physical Indian visa.


Indian visa application

Getting an Indian visa online can be done 24/7 through this website. A choice can be made between the ‘eTourist’, ‘eMedical’ or ‘eBusiness’ variant. Through the online application form, you can submit an Indian visa application for yourself and/or other travellers. Applying takes about ten minutes. The total fees of £109,95 per person can be paid for safely and reliably through Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or PayPal. After four workdays, the Indian visa is sent by e-mail (view example). It’s important to print this document, in color, on A4 format, and keep it with the passport during the trip.

Regular delivery or urgent application

Are you already traveling to India in a few days? Then it’s wise to have the application be processed with urgency. Submitting an urgent application can be done through the regular Indian visa application form, by checking the “urgent delivery” option in it. On average, visas that were applied for with urgency are granted within 48 hours. Due to manual checking and processing of all application, delivery times can never be guaranteed, even with urgency.

Get to work on your application. Are you planning to travel to India? Then you can start you visa application right away. Because the Indian visa is valid for 365 days, it’s not necessary to know the exact dates of arrival and departure. However, at least one residence address must already be known, it will be asked for in the application form. Do you have any questions about the procedure, the requirements or the validity term? First check the frequently asked questions with answers about the Indian visa. Still can’t figure it out? Contact our support center.


Summary

Miniature video visa
Travel purposeTourist, business or medical
Validity365 days, unlimited number of trips
StayMaximum 90 or 180 days (tourist, depending on passport), or 180 days (business) per visit
Delivery timeNormal: average 4 workdays
Urgent applications: average within 48 hours
Fees£109,95 per visa
ApplyOnly online: apply now

Download concice travel information about the visa

Travellers on the visa for India visa for India

47 people rate the India visa with a 9,7/10 
Reviews

e-Visa.co.uk is a professional visa bureau and supports travelers in acquiring a visa for India. e-Visa.co.uk is however in no way part of the Indian government. It is also possible to apply for the visa directly at the website of the Indian government ($82 per visa plus transaction costs, via indianvisaonline.gov.in). However, this is without customer support. If you submit your application through e-Visa.co.uk our support center is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Furthermore, the application is manually checked before it is submitted. In case we suspect that questions have been answered incorrectly or expect that the submitted scans will not be accepted by the Indian immigration service, then we will call and e-mail our clients straight away. We then correct the application and still submit it. Our services have saved many a traveller from grave troubles during their trip. Read more about our services.