What is the e-Visa?
The e-Visa is an online visa issued by the Indian Government for citizens of 166 countries, who wish to visit India for touristic, business or medical reasons, for a maximum stay of 60 to 180 consecutive days, depending on your visa type and nationality.
A valid Indian visa and an international travel document, eg; a valid and current passport, are required for all foreign visitors going to India.
What do I need to apply for an e-Visa?
Current passport, picture, credit/debit card. If deemed necessary you may be required to provide additional information such as your home address, occupation, and family information.
It is necessary to supply extra information or documentation for business or medical visas.
For business visas for India, applicants must submit a Business Letter or Business Card giving information of the receiving organization.
For medical visas for India, applicants must submit a letter from the participating hospital.
At the moment of application, it is not necessary to have the extra information as you can provide them at a later date.
How long before my trip to India should I apply for the e-Visa?
Is the e-Visa a single or multiple entry and can it be extended?
What to do in case I have made a mistake on my application?
What to do after I receive my eVisa online?
Are there any restrictions to enter India with an e-Visa?
Are there any restrictions to exit India with an e-Visa?
Is the e-Visa valid for cruise ships?
What is the difference between a traditional Indian Visa and an Electronic Visa?
What vaccines do I need to travel to India?
Do I need a Yellow Fever Vaccination Card to enter India?
You are required to have a Yellow Fever Vaccination Card only if you are a citizen of one of the Yellow Fever affected countries listed below:
A Angola, Argentina
B Benin,Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi
C Cameroon,Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire
D Democratic Republic of Congo
E Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia,
F French Guyana
G Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana
M Mali, Mauritania
N Niger, Nigeria
P Panama, Paraguay, Peru
S Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Suriname, South Sudan
T Togo, Trinidad and Tobago
Important Note: All citizens of Yellow Fever affected countries, who wish to visit India, must present a Yellow Fever Vaccination Card at arrival. If the traveler does not carry a vaccination card, he/she will be quarantined for a period of six (6) days, after having arrived.