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General questions about the Indian visa

  • Do I need a visa for my trip to India?

    Travellers from most countries, including the United Kingdom and Ireland, always need a visa to travel to India, regardless of whether they are travelling by plane, boat, train or bus. The only exception applies to travellers with the nationality and passport of India, Maldives, Bhutan or Nepal.

    Are you travelling to India for a short transit? If so, you may not always need a visa. For more information, see the answer to the question ‘Do I need a visa for a transit in India?’.

    Travellers from the United Kingdom and Ireland can apply for the Indian visa online. The same applies to travellers from all EU member states and many other countries. Do you have a different nationality? Check on this page whether your nationality allows you to submit your application online. The online application process is the easiest way to get the visa, as it does not require you to visit the embassy in person.

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    The visa for India which is available online is also known as the e-visa. There are different types of e-visa to choose from. The most commonly used e-visas are the e-Tourist Visa for tourism and the e-Business Visa for business trips. The tourist e-visa comes with a validity of 30 days or 1 year. The business visa is always valid for 1 year. You can specify which of these three e-visas you want to apply for in the application form.

    The online application process involves filling out the application form, paying the fees and providing some documents. The entire process takes place in a secure online environment, with clear instructions at each step. If your application is approved, you will receive your visa via email. After that, you only need to print the document so that you can present it along with your passport on arrival in India.

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  • Which Indian visa should I apply for?

    You can apply for your Indian visa online or at the embassy. Submitting an online application is the easiest way to get a visa. However, to do so, you must meet all the e-visa requirements. Online applications are easier, cheaper, and are processed faster than visa applications submitted at the embassy. Moreover, since all the necessary details and documents for the e-visa application can be provided digitally, you can complete the whole process without leaving your home.

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    The online application form on this website allows you to choose from three different variants of the e-visa India. Are you travelling to India for business, or combining a holiday with a business trip? If so, always choose the e-Business visa. Are you only travelling to India for tourism and will not stay there for more than 30 days? Then you can opt for the e-Tourist visa with a validity of 30 days. Are you travelling for tourism purposes and want to stay in India for more than 30 days? Or do you want to travel to India multiple times on the same tourist visa? Then choose the e-Tourist visa with a validity of 1 year. Find out more on our page about the validity of the e-visa for India.

    You can apply for each type of visa as far in advance as you wish. However, you cannot receive the variant with a validity period of 30 days more than 21 days before your departure date. For long cruise trips, for example, it is recommended to apply for the 1-year validity tourist visa, which can be issued up to a maximum of 120 days in advance of your departure date.

    Do you not meet all the requirements for the e-visa? Or would you prefer to apply for the visa in person instead of online? Please contact the embassy or consulate of India.

  • Do I need a visa for a transit in India?

    Are you leaving the transit zone of the airport during your transit in India? If so, you always need a visa. You can also use the tourist visa available online for a transit. You can also choose to apply for a specific transit visa, which is suitable for a transit in India of up to 3 days. However, to obtain this transit visa, you must visit a consulate or embassy twice. Once to hand over your passport and a second time to collect it again with the visa attached. Most travellers prefer to use the tourist visa which can be easily applied for online.

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    Are you not leaving the transit zone of the airport in India during your transit? Then, you do not generally need a visa. However, please note that sometimes transit passengers must check in their luggage for the next flight themselves. In that case, the transit zone must be left, and a visa is therefore required. In addition, keep in mind that some airlines already check whether every traveller has a visa at boarding, making no exceptions for travellers who are only transiting through India. Therefore, check with your airline well before departure whether you can board without a visa if you are flying to India for a transit only.

  • How long is the visa valid?

    The validity period depends on the visa type you apply for. This website allows you to apply for three different visa types, each with a different validity period.

    1. The e-Tourist visa valid for 30 days
    It is the most popular type of visa. It allows you to stay in India for 30 days. You can apply for this electronic tourist visa as long before departure as you want, but it will never be granted earlier than 21 days before your departure. This visa type lets you enter India twice, with the first arrival having to be within 30 days of the date on which the visa is granted. Any second arrival must be within 30 days of the first arrival date in the country. You must leave India (both times) within 30 days of the first arrival date.

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    Would you like to receive the visa more than 3 weeks before your trip to India? Then apply for the 1-year e-Tourist visa.

    2. The e-Tourist visa valid for 1 year
    This tourist visa is valid for 1 year from the moment it is granted. It is a multiple-entry visa, which means that it allows you to travel to India as many times as you want within the 1-year validity period. However, you may never spend more than 90 consecutive days in the country. Per calendar year, this visa allows you to spend a total maximum of 180 days in India. Keep in mind that you are not allowed to be in India after the expiry of your visa. You must therefore leave the country before your visa expires, i.e. exactly 1 year after it was granted.

    Applications for the 1-year e-Tourist visa are never processed more than 120 days before the expected departure date. You can apply for the visa earlier, but you will still receive it about 120 days before departure.

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    3. The e-Business visa
    The e-Business visa is intended for business trips to India. This multiple-entry visa is valid for 1 year and allows an unlimited number of visits. Each individual stay may last a maximum of 180 consecutive days. There is no limit to the total number of days you can spend in India during the year of validity of the visa. However, if you wish to stay in India for more than 180 days in total per calendar year or per visa, you must register with a Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) or a Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO).

    E-Business visa applications are never processed earlier than 120 days before the expected date of arrival in India.

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  • What requirements must I meet?

    It is mandatory to meet a number of requirements to use an e-visa. First of all, you should be aware of the requirements regarding your nationality. The online application process is not available to travellers of all nationalities. British and Irish nationals can apply for the visa online, just like travellers from all other EU countries. Travellers of other nationalities can check on this page whether they can also apply for the Indian visa online.

    The passport used for the visa application and to travel to India must also comply with certain requirements. Every traveller must have their own passport, children included. It is possible to submit a visa application using a regular passport or a German children’s passport (Kinderreisepass). It is not possible to apply for an Indian visa online using an emergency passport, a diplomatic passport, an alien’s passport or a laissez-passer.

    The passport must be valid for at least 6 months on arrival in India and have at least two blank pages. If your passport expires within 6 months of your expected date of arrival in India, it is advised to apply for a new passport before applying for a visa.

    Other requirements concern the purpose of travel. The e-visa is intended for tourism or business. Tourism includes activities such as sightseeing, visiting beaches or museums, taking yoga or cooking classes or visiting friends or family. The business e-visa is meant for business activities, such as meetings with business partners or attending trade fairs. Providing business services in India is also allowed with a business e-visa, as long as you are not employed by an Indian organisation. Furthermore, you are allowed to supply, install and maintain business products and to recruit staff during your business trip to India. You are not allowed to work for an NGO or carry out journalistic activities with an e-visa. Do you have a different travel purpose? If so, contact the Embassy of India to apply for a different visa.

    Finally, certain conditions apply related to the travel itinerary. The Indian e-visa allows you to arrive in the country through all major international airports and seaports. However, before submitting your visa application, always check whether both your arrival and departure locations are included in the list of authorised entry and exit points. When you arrive in the country, you must also already have a return or transit ticket with which you will leave India. This may be a plane, bus, train or boat ticket. You may also be asked to prove that you have sufficient financial resources to pay for your stay in India. If you want to visit one of India’s protected regions, you will need a special permit in addition to a visa.

    Always keep in mind that, in some cases, certain vaccinations are mandatory for travelling to India and some others are highly recommended. It is therefore recommended to consult your doctor well before departure for advice regarding the necessary vaccinations in your case.

    Do you meet all the requirements mentioned above? Then you can apply for an e-visa India right away. Still in doubt about your eligibility? Then read the page with detailed explanations of the requirements for using the e-visa.

  • Can I travel to India if I have a criminal record?

    You are not eligible for the e-visa for India if you have ever been arrested, prosecuted or convicted of any law violation. The same applies if you have ever been expelled from a country or if you have ever publicly encouraged criminal activities, such as terrorism. In this case, if you still wish to travel to India, you should contact the Embassy of India.

    Have you ever been fined for a traffic violation? If so, you are generally still allowed to use the e-visa India. Has the offence resulted in a criminal record? Then you cannot apply for an e-visa. In that case, contact the Embassy of India.

  • Do I have to visit the embassy or consulate to submit my visa application?

    It is usually not necessary to visit an embassy or consulate of India to apply for a visa. Most travellers can apply for their visa online. The online application involves filling out a digital form and uploading certain documents. Payment can also be made online. If your visa application is approved, you will receive the visa via email in PDF format. The entire application process can be completed from home.

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    The online application process is subject to certain requirements. Please read these carefully before submitting your application.

  • I have a PIO card or OCI card. Do I still need a visa?

    No. If you have a valid PIO or OCI card, you do not need a visa. You only need to show a valid passport and your PIO or OCI card on arrival in India.

  • I want to visit a special region of India. What do I need?

    Northeastern India has a number of protected regions. Visiting these regions in most cases requires a special permit, called a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) or Protected Area Permit (PAP). In addition to this permit, you must always have an Indian visa. The protected regions are:

    • Arunachal Pradesh
    • Himachal Pradesh
    • Jammu and Kashmir
    • Rajasthan
    • Sikkim
    • Uttarakhand
    • Manipur
    • Mizoram
    • Nagaland

    In most cases, you no longer need a special permit to travel to the island groups of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Learn more about the permits required in the news article dedicated to the special regions of India.

  • Will Covid-19 still affect my travel plans?

    India has changed its measures against Covid-19 several times. Check the Covid-19 measures currently in force in India both well in advance and close to departure.

Questions about the application process

  • How do I apply for an Indian visa online?

    The Indian visa is an e-visa, which means that it is applied for online. Simply fill out the application form, provide the required documents and make the payment, all online. Once your visa is granted, you will receive it in digital format. The application process consists of the following steps.

    1. Fill out the application form
    First of all, fill out the Indian visa application form. Fill in your contact information, travel details and some personal data. Make sure to fill in all data carefully to avoid mistakes, with particular attention to your passport data. By clicking on the ‘Add a Traveller’ button, you can add multiple travellers to a single application.

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    2. Pay online
    After filling out the form, you will be able to double-check the data you entered. Pay close attention during this step. After that, you will be able to pay using any of the available payment methods. For more information, see the question ‘How much does an Indian visa cost?’.

    3. Submit the documents
    To complete your application, you will then need to provide certain documents in a secure online environment. Each traveller needs to submit a photograph and a copy of their passport. Business travellers also need to submit their business card and a letter of invitation. For more information on the conditions that these documents must meet, read the answer to the question ‘What data and documents do I need?’.

    Once the documents have been submitted, your application is complete. One of the specialists at e-Visa.co.uk will then check whether the application is fully completed and whether the submitted data and documents meet the requirements. Small errors can often be corrected immediately, but in some cases you may need to change your details or submit new documents yourself. In such cases, you will be contacted as soon as possible so that the application can still be processed as quickly as possible.

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  • When should I submit my application?

    It is recommended that you submit your visa application as soon as you book your trip and first accommodation in India. It is a good idea to apply for a visa well in advance, as delivery times can never be guaranteed.

    The application form requires you to enter the address of your first overnight stay and your arrival and departure locations. You can apply for a visa in advance, even if you do not yet know where you will enter and exit India or where you will be staying overnight. You may spend the night at a different address and/or arrive and depart from different locations than those entered in the application form. As long as your travel plans meet the requirements, you do not have to notify anyone about such changes. Not sure yet when you will arrive in India? You do not need to arrive in India on the exact date you enter in the application form, but you must enter the country within the visa validity period.

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    You can apply for a visa well before departure, but keep in mind that your application may be put on hold. 30-day visas cannot be granted more than until 21 days before the expected arrival date, while 1-year visas are granted 120 days before departure at the earliest. This ensures that your visa is still valid during your trip.

  • What data and documents do I need?

    To apply for an Indian visa, you need to fill out a digital form, pay the fees and provide the required documents. Make sure you have all the required data and documents at hand, so you can submit your application quickly and accurately. To fill in the application form, you need the following information:

    Contact details. This is where you enter your email address, among other information.
    Travel details. This includes your travel dates and your arrival and departure locations. You must also specify which places in India you want to visit and where you will spend the night. You may change your travel plans later.
    Details of all travellers. This is where you fill in the passport details and some personal details of all travellers, such as information about their employer and their parents’ names.

    After payment, the following documents must be provided digitally for each traveller:

    A recent passport photo. The photo may be official or self-taken, but it cannot be cut out of the copy of the passport. It is important that the photo is sharp, that the face is fully in focus and that the traveller is looking straight into the camera. Make sure that the traveller in the photo is not wearing flashy patterns and that the background is a light and even colour.
    A scan or photo of the passport. The photo must be sharp and in colour. The entire information page of the passport must be visible, including the traveller’s signature. Make sure that all data is clearly legible and that no part is covered (e.g. by a finger).

    In addition to a photo and a copy of the passport, business travellers must also provide a business card and a letter of invitation. The business card should contain the traveller’s name, email address and telephone number, as well as the name of the employer. If you do not have a business card, you can use the screen capture of an email or another document that contains these details and has a similar layout. The invitation letter should contain the following data: the name of the traveller, the name of the company to be visited in India and the name and address of the employer in the home country.

    The documents must be submitted after paying the costs. You can pay for your visa online with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal.

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  • Is there a 0 or an O in my passport number?

    British passport numbers are solely made up of digits. This means that the letter O can never appear in a British passport number. It will always be the number 0.

    Irish passport numbers consist of the letter P or L followed by another letter and 7 numbers.

    Are you submitting your application for an Indian visa through e-Visa.co.uk? Then it will always be checked if you did not accidentally switch up the letter O and the number 0. If this error is found, it will always be corrected for you right away. This way, you can still go on your trip without any problems.

    Did you submit your visa application through another website? Then this error will likely not be corrected, and your visa might be invalid. It is not possible to change the passport number, so you will need to apply for a completely new visa.

  • How much does an Indian visa cost?

    The cost of the Indian visa depends on the type of visa you apply for. e-Visa.co.uk lets you choose from three different types of online visas for India:

    • The e-Tourist visa valid for 30 days: £59.95
    • The e-Tourist visa valid for 1 year: £84.95
    • The e-Business visa valid for 1 year: £139.95

    The 30-day e-Tourist visa is suitable for most holiday trips and is therefore the most popular variant of the Indian visa. All prices mentioned are per person. No discount applies to group applications.

    When applying for a visa through e-Visa.co.uk, you can choose to pay a surcharge for a number of optional services. For example, you can decide to submit an urgent application, which will let you receive your visa faster. For this service, you will be charged an additional £17.50 on top of the visa price. You also have the option to compensate the CO₂ emissions of your flights. The exact price for these additional services is clearly indicated in the application form.

  • Can I apply for a visa for another person?

    Yes, you can submit a visa application for another person, but you will need the consent of the person in question. You can also add more people to one application form so that you can submit several visa applications at the same time. To do so, click on the ‘Add a traveller’ button at the bottom of the application form.

    The application form requires you to fill in some personal details for each traveller. Therefore, if you are submitting a visa application for another person, you first need their consent. Once you have filled out the application form, the person for which you are submitting an application should also confirm that all the data entered is correct and complete. Are you applying for a visa for a minor? Then a parent of this minor traveller or another person with parental authority needs to confirm that all the information is correct and complete.

After the application

  • How is the visa delivered?

    Once your visa application has been approved, you will receive an email and a text message. The email contains instructions on how to download your visa in PDF format. Once you receive your visa, you can print it and immediately use it to travel to India.

  • How do I take my visa with me?

    You are required to print out the visa as you need to be able to show it on arrival in India. The advice is to print the visa twice in colour so that you can keep one copy in your hand luggage and one copy in your checked luggage. Keep a digital copy on your smartphone too, just to be extra safe.

  • How long does it take to obtain an Indian visa?

    The visa is delivered on average within 7 days after submitting the application. In case of urgent applications, the visa is delivered after an average of 24 hours. These delivery times start when all required documents are received in good order.

    Please note that the delivery times listed are averages and cannot be guaranteed. In most cases, visas are delivered within these average times, but in exceptional cases, delays may occur and cause applications to take longer than average to process. Reasons for delays may include technical difficulties, queues, holidays or random checks conducted by the Indian authorities. These issues also affect urgent applications.

    The difference between an ordinary visa application and an urgent one is the speed with which e-Visa.co.uk processes them. Urgent applications are always processed within 24 hours, and often within an hour. Within this time frame, the application is checked for common data entry errors and, if everything is in order, forwarded directly to the immigration services in India. The immigration services then review your admissibility and whether you meet the visa requirements. e-Visa.co.uk cannot in any way influence the speed with which your application is processed by the immigration services in India.

  • What can I do if the processing of my visa application takes longer than expected?

    First, check to see if you have received an email from e-Visa.co.uk. Don’t forget to check your junk mail (‘spam’) as well. Sometimes, e-Visa.co.uk sends an email with important information about your visa application. If you have not received any communication about the status of your application, check your personal application status page. On this page, you can view the status of your application. You can access your personal status page by clicking the link in one of the emails sent to you by e-Visa.co.uk, but you can also check the status of your application on the website. The status page also tells you when it may be helpful to contact our customer service.

    Are you waiting for approval of an application within a group application?
    It frequently happens that individual visa applications within a group application are approved at different times. This happens because applications are always assessed individually. Sometimes, several days may pass between the granting of the first and last visa within a group application. This may be due to a random check or queues at the immigration services. Applications that take longer to process are not more likely to be rejected.

    Would you like to speed up the processing of your application?
    After your application is submitted, there is no way to speed up its processing. This is because your application is forwarded to the Immigration Department of India almost immediately after you submit the required documents. e-Visa.co.uk can only exert limited influence on the speed with which the immigration services assess applications. It is also not possible to convert a regular application into an urgent application after submission. Never submit a second application to receive your visa faster. This will only cause issues and (further) delays.

  • I did not receive a confirmation email. What should I do?

    After you make the payment, you will immediately receive an email confirming that your application has been received. Depending on your email client, it may take a little longer for you to receive this confirmation. Always check your junk mail folder and check whether you still have enough storage space to receive new emails.

    If after 24 hours you still have not received a confirmation email or found one in your junk mail folder, visit our contact page to find out how to check the status of your application and, if necessary, contact customer service.

  • How can I change the data in my application?

    If you have not yet provided your documents:
    You can still easily change all the data. You can make the changes by replying to one of the emails you received from e-Visa.co.uk. Explain in the e-mail that you want to change the data in your application. Do not forget to mention your order number, full name and date of birth.

    If you have already provided your documents:
    Your application will be processed almost immediately after a visa specialist approves the documents you provided (passport photo and copy of passport). From that moment on, you will no longer be able to change your data. In many cases, no changes are required. Applications submitted with incorrect data are often still approved. The issued visa might still be valid and could still be used to enter India, but this is not always the case. Find out which errors cause problems for the validity of the visa by reading the answer to the question ‘What should I do if the data on my visa is wrong?’.

  • What should I do if the data on my visa is wrong?

    Did you find an error on the data appearing on your visa after your application was approved? It is often not necessary to take action, but in some cases an error can invalidate your visa.

    Did your contact details, travel plans or occupation change? Or is there an error in any of the data you entered on the application form, even if it does not appear on the visa?
    In all these cases, you can still use the visa for your trip to India. You may travel to India within the validity period indicated on the visa. You may enter and leave the country through all air and seaports indicated on the visa. Leaving India is also allowed through a number of other air and seaports, and through land border crossings that have a checkpoint.

    Is the name on your visa spelled incorrectly?
    The name mentioned on the visa must always match the name that appears in the machine-readable zone of your passport. Therefore, the spelling of your name on the visa may differ from the normal spelling of your name. This is especially true if your name contains special characters, accents or umlauts (such as ä, ö, ü, ß, é or ç). Make sure that the spelling of the name that appears on the visa matches the spelling that appears at the bottom of the bio-data page of the passport, in the two lines containing the ‘<<<’ symbols. If the spelling is the same, the name on the visa is correct. If the spelling of the name that appears on the visa is different from the name that appears in the machine-readable zone of the passport, your visa is invalid.

    Is your passport number or nationality incorrect?
    If one of these two details displayed on the visa does not match the passport data, your visa is not valid. Did you apply for the visa with an old passport and are using a new passport for your trip to India? If so, you may still use the visa. In that case, take the visa, your old passport and your new passport with you on your trip.

    Is the validity of your visa incorrect?
    The validity period is the period between the dates under ‘Date of issue’ and ‘Date of expiry’. You may arrive in India during this entire period. For the 30-day visa, the date under ‘Date of expiry of ETA’ is the last day on which you are allowed to arrive in India. On arrival in India, the Indian authorities will put a stamp in your passport. From that date, you are allowed to stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days. It is not possible to arrive in India later than the expiry date of your visa.

    Is your visa invalid due to an error?
    After the visa is granted, it is no longer possible to correct any mistakes. The only solution in this case is to apply for a new Indian visa. The new application overwrites all previously granted visas.

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  • Can I still cancel my visa application?

    You can only cancel your visa application if the Indian immigration services have not yet started processing it. This happens almost immediately after all your documents are submitted and approved by e-Visa.co.uk. From this moment on, you can no longer cancel your application.

    There is no revocation or cooling-off period, as most travellers want to receive their visa as soon as possible. This is also stated in the terms and conditions. You agreed to these conditions when you submitted your visa application.

  • Where do I find the invoice for my visa application?

    Immediately after submitting your application, you will be able to download a receipt from your personal status page. This is a confirmation that the payment has been made, but not an invoice. The VAT invoice will only be available for download once your application has been fully processed. From then on, you will be able to download the invoice from your status page.

    You will find the link to your personal status page in the e-mail you receive after submitting your application. You can download the invoice from your status page by clicking on ‘Invoice: download’ at the top of that page.

  • What can I do if my application is rejected?

    It is very rare for a visa application for India to be rejected. If this happens to you, the first step is to find out the reason for the rejection. This is not always easy, as the Indian immigration services usually do not give a specific reason. The most common reasons are:

    • You (intentionally or unintentionally) filled in the form incorrectly.
    • Your documents do not meet the requirements.
    • You do not meet all the requirements of the e-visa India.
    • You did not respond to a request from the immigration services in time or correctly.
    • The immigration authorities have reason to believe that you may pose a risk to public order in India.

    If you know that your application was rejected because you filled in the application form incorrectly or because you provided incorrect documents, chances are that a new application will be approved. If you do not know why your application has been rejected, it is usually not recommended to submit a new e-visa application, as it is likely that the new application will also be rejected. In this case, contact the Embassy of India to find out if you are eligible for a different type of visa.

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  • Can I extend the validity of my visa?

    You can extend the validity of your Indian visa, but not through e-Visa.co.uk. You can only apply for an extension through a Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) or a Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO). You can do this either online or at an office in India.

    However, there is no guarantee that a request for visa extension will be approved. Therefore, it is advisable to apply before departure for a visa that is valid long enough. for your trip. You can also leave India for a short period and apply for a new visa from abroad. Once this application is approved, you can immediately travel to India again with the new visa. Even during a second trip, do not forget to observe all the requirements for travelling to India.

Other questions on the Indian visa

  • I am travelling with children. What do I need to know?

    When travelling with minors, there are a number of rules to bear in mind. First of all, it is important to know that travellers of all ages, including children and babies, must have their own passport and visa.

    Is a child travelling without one or more of their parents or guardians? Then the minor must be able to provide a permission slip written in English throughout the entirety of the trip. This document must be signed by both parents or all the minor’s guardians. Sometimes, a copy of the passport of a person with parental authority is also required, or an international birth certificate or excerpt from the civil registry. More explanation on travelling abroad with children can be found here.

  • Is the visa a guarantee that I can enter India?

    A visa that has been granted does not guarantee that you will actually be allowed to enter India. Upon arrival, all travellers will be checked again. Should any uncertainties be discovered during this border check, you may be subject to a more thorough inspection. If the authorities find that you do not fulfil all the requirements of your visa or that you pose a potential risk to public order in India, you may be refused admission to the country. However, this only happens in extremely rare cases. Most travellers with a valid visa are able to enter India without any problems.

  • What vaccinations are recommended for a trip to India?

    The information on this page was not written in consultation with a doctor. As the advice can vary from person to person and also depends on your exact travel plans, it is always advisable to check with your doctor about the recommended vaccinations and/or medication in your situation.

    There are no compulsory vaccinations for a trip to India, except if you have been to a yellow fever endemic country prior to your trip to India. In that case, a yellow fever vaccination is mandatory. A DPT vaccine and vaccines against hepatitis A and MMR are generally advised for travel to India.

  • Can I bring medicines with me to India?

    It is allowed to bring medicines to India, but in some cases a medical certificate signed by a doctor is required. Check here which medications require a certificate and how to obtain one.

  • How does the CO₂ compensation through e-Visa.co.uk work?

    The application form gives you the option to offset the CO₂ emissions of your outbound and return flights from India. If you select this option, you will pay a surcharge that will go entirely towards VCS-certified climate projects. As one of the most trusted certifiers of climate projects, VCS calculates exactly the investment needed to store or reduce a certain amount of carbon emissions. e-Visa.co.uk invests the surcharge paid for CO₂ compensation in projects that develop sustainable energy sources, among others.

    The surcharge that you pay for the CO₂ compensation is calculated based on the CO₂ emissions of direct flights in economy class. The CO₂ compensation therefore allows you to travel to India completely energy-neutral. Read more about the CO₂ compensation through CO₂ compensation through e-Visa.co.uk.

  • How is my personal data handled?

    This website processes a large amount of personal data, including sensitive personal data such as passport numbers, social security numbers and passport photos. You can expect your personal data to always be handled with care.

    e-Visa.co.uk guarantees that your data is protected in accordance with the current privacy regulations (GDPR). To make this possible, both technical and organisational precautions have been taken. Your data is only processed via secure connections and stored in an encrypted environment. Your data is also deleted immediately as soon as it is no longer needed. e-Visa.co.uk has designed and reviewed its privacy policy in cooperation with Taylor Wessing, an internationally renowned law firm.

    Your personal data will only be handled for the purpose of processing your visa application for India. Your data will not be sold or used for other commercial purposes. However, processing personal data always involves risks, even if all precautions are followed. To obtain a visa for India, your personal data may need to be shared with various government agencies, that will decide whether your application will be approved. e-Visa.co.uk cannot influence these government agencies and their use of your personal data. Read more about this in our privacy policy.

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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 £40.20 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.