Do you want to travel to India in the near future and don't have a visa yet? Submit an urgent application right away. Standard applications on average take one week. Urgent applications for the Indian visa are on average granted within three workdays.
Who can make use of the urgent procedure?
The urgent procedure consists of a faster checking of the filled in application form and the provided documents. This saves you several workdays of waiting time compared to the standard application. This possibility is only available for the e-visa India for tourists, business travellers and travellers with a medical travel purpose.
Submit an urgent application right away
The urgent application procedure for the Indian visa can be submitted through the standard online application form on this website. If you want your application to be processed with urgency, you can check the option “Urgent delivery” in this form. Start the visa application right way by opening the application form through the button below.Submit an urgent Indian visa application now
What does an urgent India visa cost?
For urgent Indian visa application, an additional fee of £17,50 is charged. This fee is added to the regular visa cost of £109,95 per person. The cost can be paid for online quickly through Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal.
What is the difference between a ‘normal’ and an urgent application?
Firstly, all applications for the Indian visa (urgent or no) are checked manually by a visa specialist for frequently made mistakes. For instance, the provided digital passport photo and passport scan are checked to make sure they meet the requirements. All of the passport information is also checked for accuracy. If any clear errors are found, they are corrected immediately. When in doubt, you will be contacted to verify this information. This happens both by e-mail as well as by phone or SMS.
With ‘normal’ application, this checking takes place within a few days. If an urgent application procedure is chosen, checking takes place as soon as the passport photo and passport scan have been uploaded, even outside of office hours, in the weekends or during holidays.
As soon as the visa specialist has decided that the application form has been filled in correctly and all of the provided documentation is in order, the application is forwarded to an employee of the immigration service (in India). From that moment on, no influence can be exercised on the processing speed, which on average takes three workdays.
Is the delivery time guaranteed?
An urgent delivery on average takes place within three workdays, calculated from the moment that the form is filled in, the payment has been made, and the passport photo and passport scan have been provided. The immigration service however provides no guarantees on the delivery time. In rare cases it can occur that even an urgently applied for Indian visa suffers a delay. This is the case, for example, if the application form specifies a place to spend the night, which is known by the immigration service to be problematic. This can already be the case if previous travellers that have stayed there did not follow certain (visa-related) rules.
What else do I need to keep in mind?
Before you apply for an urgent Indian visa, it’s advised to at least closely read the following two pages on this website: