The Indian tourist visa is meant for those who are willing to visit India for the sake of tourism or other recreational activities. It was first launched in October 2014, in order to boost Indian tourism. This has definitely attracted a number of visitors as now getting an Indian visa has become much simpler than before. It is used for:
The online travel visa is mainly used to explore the county of India. To visit popular places and explore the nation for recreation, the tourist visa to India is required. Also, this e-Visa allows you to attend the Yoga programs taking place in the country. Obtaining e-Visa is a much easier process than the regular one and hence a number of immigrants can be seen applying for the electronic visa.
There are various ancient and spiritual places to explore in India and some of them are Varanasi, Rishikesh, Taj Mahal, and Ellora and Ajanta Caves. Also, there are many religious places related to Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism, and thus you can have an amazing experience. India is the place where yoga originated and thus Yoga courses and treatment are the most common reason due to which travelers prefer visiting India. There are numerous ashrams within the country where Yoga is meant to diagnose several medical conditions. Yoga also includes the body and soul cleansing, mantra chanting, philosophy, devotional practices, and karma yoga.
e-Tourist Visa is now offering three validity periods i.e. for a month, one year and five years. For one-month validity, double entries are allowed. Likewise, for one year and five-year duration, multiple entries are available. It allows you to stay for 90 days in a continuous manner except for UK/USA/Japan applicants who are privileged to stay for 180 days. There are multiple entries allowed and thus you can come and go as many times you want, but the stay period cannot exceed the limit of 90 days.
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|Bolivia||Bosnia & Herzegovina||Botswana||Brazil||Brunei|
|Cape Verde||Cayman Island||Chile||China||Hong Kong|
|Macau||Colombia||Comoros||Cook Islands||Costa Rica|
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|Republic of Korea||Macedonia||Romania||Russia||Rwanda|
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|Slovakia||Slovenia||Solomon Islands||South Africa||Spain|
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|Ukraine||United Kingdom||Uruguay||United States||Uzbekistan|
It is required to submit the scanned copy of your passport information page along with the online application.
Upload your passport size photograph in the form. The photo must be in JPEG format, and it should be sized between 10 kb to 3 MB.
Applicants must have proof of departure such as the return-ticket.
In order to apply for India e-Visa, you need to follow the below-given process in a step-by-step manner:
You need to apply no less than 4 days and maximum 120 days before the date of travel.
You can travel anywhere in India except for some protected/restricted areas. You may have to obtain prior permission from the civil authority before visiting such areas.
Yes, you can apply for a visa for arrival at the airport but only if you are a citizen of Japan, South Korea or UAE (under some conditions).
If you are not eligible, you can apply for the traditional Indian Visa.
No, if a person holding e-Tourist visa is found working, he/she can be booked for the visa violation.
There is no waiting period for re-application. So you can apply anytime again for a visa after your first application got rejected. However, there is no use of sending the same application a second time without additional information as that can also get rejected on the same grounds.
Yes, everyone needs to carry an e-Visa irrespective of their age.
If you want to make two successive visits to India within one month, you can apply for the one-month e-Tourist visa that is valid for 30 days and two entries can be made. Or if you are planning to visit India more than once during any time of the year, you can go for the one-year e-Tourist visa that is valid for 365 days and multiple entries can be made.
After you have received your Visa on email, get a printout of the same and take it along with you when you visit India. On arriving at the airport, the executives will take your biometric information and the Visa sticker will be stamped on your passport.
No, the e-Visa fees are non-refundable.
For normal e-Visa applicants, the processing gets completed within 4 days. However, for urgent e-Visa, the processing gets completed within 24 business hours?