Most travellers are eligible to apply for the required visa for India online. There are different versions of the e-visa. The most popular one allows you to stay for 30 days and costs £59.95. Visas that permit longer stays in India are more expensive.
What visa do I need?
Practically all travellers need a visa for India. This applies, for example, to all travellers from the UK and Ireland, as well as from Switzerland and all EU-countries. If a travellers holds one of these nationalities, they can usually easily apply for the visa for India online, and therefore do not need to visit the embassy. You must first, however, always check if you meet all the requirements for the electronic visa for India.
On this website you can apply for three different versions of the electronic visa for India. Which of these you need depends on the purpose of your travel and the planned duration of your stay. Business travellers need to apply for the e-Business visa, whereas tourists can use the e-Tourist visa. The tourist visa is available with a validity period of either 30 days, or a validity period of 365 days. Before applying, you should always check the validity period needed for your travel plans.
Costs of the India e-visa in 2023
The cheapest way to obtain a visa for India is through the online application procedure. The online application procedure does not require you to personally hand over any documents, nor send documents by mail. The complete application procedure runs its course online, including presenting the required documents. The prices mentioned are the cost of a standard application. Any optional services come with additional charges. Whether you make an individual application or a group application, the price per visa remains constant. The total cost for applying for the India e-visa for India on e-Visa.co.uk depends on the chosen visa type:
- e-Tourist visa with a 30 day validity: £59.95
- e-Tourist visa with a validity of 1 year: £84.95
- e-Business visa with a validity of 1 year: £139.95
The payment can be made using one of the following payment methods.
The costs as mentioned above are the total costs for the India visa per traveller. This includes the consular costs charged by immigration services to revise and grant the visa. For the tourist visa with a validity period of 30 days, the consular costs are 25.63 USD. The service costs charged by e-Visa.co.uk for processing your application are also already included in the price mentioned above. In case of the 30 day tourist visa, the service costs are £39.69. Additional fees will be charged if you choose to make use of our optional services, like an urgent delivery or CO2 compensation. Continue reading for more information about our optional services.
Costs for optional services
There are a few optional services you can choose to add to your application on e-Visa.co.uk. You can do this by simply ticking the box next to the corresponding option in the application form. You will pay an additional fee for the use of these services. The amount of the surcharge for each extra service in clearly indicated.
If you need the visa on a short notice, you can choose to present an urgent application. You can purchase it by ticking the box next to “Urgent delivery”. By applying fort he visa with urgency, the average delivery time of 7 days will be reduced to 24 hours. There is a surcharge of £17.50 per person. If you are leaving within 10 days, then you can only apply for a visa on e-Visa.co.uk if you present an urgent application.
Another service you can make use of is CO2 compensation. You can have CO2 emissions of your flights compensated by checking the relevant box in the application form of the India visa. The surcharge you pay for this service is based on the average emissions of an economy class flight to and from your travel destination. The proceedings from this addition feel will, in its entirety, be invested in VCS-certified projects. More information in this article on compensating CO2 through e-Visa.co.uk.
e-Visa.co.uk is a commercial and professional visa agency, and supports travellers in obtaining, among others, the India visa. e-Visa.co.uk acts as an intermediary and is in no way part of any government. You can also apply for a visa directly with the immigration service (25.63 USD per visa, via indianvisaonline.gov.in). However, not with our level of support. If you submit your application via e-Visa.co.uk, our support centre is available to you 24/7. In addition, we manually check your application and all the documents you provide before submitting it to the immigration authorities on your behalf. If we suspect any errors or omissions while doing so, we will personally contact you to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. To use our services, you pay us 25.63 USD in consular fees, which we pay to the immigration service on your behalf, as well as £39.69 in service fees as compensation for our services, including VAT. Our services have saved many travellers from major problems during their trip. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the full purchase price (unless an application for a previous India visa was rejected for the same traveller). Read more about our services here.