Help in obtaining the e-Visa

Republic of India 🇮🇳

Since 2015, foreign travelers whose nationality is listed below, wishing to travel to the Republic of India by Aerial Or maritime, can perform a online electronic visa application, operational in 31 airports And 5 ports in Indian territory. Consular fees range from 23 € (Tourism) to 73 € (Business, Medical), excluding processing costs.

Beware of sites that charge you additional and abusive fees for “ Emergency e-Visas » , this notion does not exist among the Indian authorities. There is no time limit on the consular period.

Validity period of the online e-Visa

It is reserved for tourist stays (including cruises, yoga and visits to acquaintances, among others), business, medical or to attend a conference. We cannot therefore use it to settle there to live, take a job there, do an internship or carry out missions related to journalism professions. In these cases, you will need to request a specific visa from the embassy.

No registration with the FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) is necessary for these e-Visas, and fingerprints will be taken on arrival. You will not have to plan any travel to the nearest embassy or consulate to finalize your file.

e-Tourist Visa

Tour, cruise, yoga: single entry or multiple entry stays, valid from 30 days to 5 years from the date of issue.

e-Business Visa

Multiple stays of up to 180 days maximum in India for 1 year from the date of issue of the e-Visa.

e-Medical & e-Ayush Visa

Patient and accompanying person: up to 3 entries for 60 days maximum cumulative stay. On issue, you have 120 days to enter.

e-Conference Visa

Only one entry possible for 30 days in India maximum. On issue, you have 120 days to enter India.

Transit in India

Whether you need a visa for transit depends on two factors:

  • the transit time in India
  • the fact of whether or not to leave the transit zone international

The e-Visa (also called eTV or e-Tourist Visa) concerns travelers wishing to travel to India by plane or by boat (cruise, etc.) If you are going there by land, please contact your consulate. Exiting India can be done by any means.

In addition to the e-Visa, travelers wishing to go to so-called “protected” or “restricted” areas must obtain additional permits, provided only by local authorities. These areas are located, in whole or in part, in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Lakshadweep Islands, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim or 'Uttaranchal. To consult the details of these zones and request a special permit (30$), click here.

Contrary to popular belief, the e-Visa does not restrict the areas you can visit in India, compared to a traditional visa. Most of the time, package tours take these restrictions into account and allow you not to have to take a special permit in addition to the e-Visa, as for Ladakh/Leh for example where group travel is tolerated without a permit.

During the period from April to the end of June, consular fees fell slightly (by USD 15) for the 30-day e-Visa only. The higher processing fees over this period offset this fall. The overall fee is therefore smoothed out over the year.

Which nationalities are covered by the e-Visa?

🇦🇫 Afghanistan
🇿🇦 South Africa
🇦🇱 Albania
🇩🇪 Germany
🇦🇩 Andorra
🇦🇴 Angola
🇦🇮 Anguilla
🇦🇬 Antigua and B.
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia
🇦🇷 Argentina
🇦🇲 Armenia
🇦🇼 Aruba
🇦🇺 Australia
🇦🇹 Austria
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
🇧🇸 Bahamas
🇧🇧 Barbados
🇧🇪 Belgium
🇧🇿 Belize
🇧🇯 Benin
🇧🇾 Belarus
🇧🇴 Bolivia
🇧🇦 Bosnia-H.
🇧🇼 Botswana
🇧🇷 Brazil
🇧🇳Brunei
🇧🇬 Bulgaria
🇧🇮 Burundi
🇰🇭 Cambodia
🇨🇲 Cameroon
🇨🇦 Canada
🇨🇻 Cape Verde
🇰🇾 Cayman Island
🇨🇱 Chile
🇨🇾 Cyprus
🇨🇴 Colombia
🇰🇲 Comoros
🇨🇰 Cook Islands
🇨🇷 Costa Rica
🇨🇮 Ivory Coast
🇭🇷 Croatia
🇨🇺 Cuba
🇩🇰 Denmark
🇩🇯 Djibouti
🇩🇲 Dominique
🇩🇴 Rep. Dominic.
🇪🇨 Ecuador
🇸🇻El Salvador
🇦🇪 Emirates. AT
🇪🇷 Eritrea
🇪🇸 Spain
🇪🇪 Estonia
🇸🇿 Arewatini
🇺🇸 United States
🇫🇯 Fiji
🇫🇮 Finland
🇫🇷France
🇬🇦 Gabon
🇬🇲 Gambia
🇬🇪 Georgia
🇬🇭 Ghana
🇬🇷 Greece
🇬🇩 Grenada
🇬🇹 Guatemala
🇬🇳 Guinea-Conakry
🇬🇶 Guinea-Eq.
🇬🇾 Guyana
🇭🇹 Haiti
🇭🇳 Honduras
🇭🇺 Hungary
🇮🇩 Indonesia
🇮🇪 Ireland
🇮🇸 Iceland
🇮🇱 Israel
🇮🇹 Italy
🇯🇲 Jamaica
🇯🇵 Japan
🇯🇴 Jordan
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan
🇰🇪 Kenya
🇰🇮 Kiribati
🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan
🇱🇦 Laos
🇱🇸 Lesotho
🇱🇻 Latvia
🇱🇷 Liberia
🇱🇮 Liechtenstein
🇱🇹 Lithuania
🇱🇺 Luxembourg
🇲🇰 Macedonia
🇲🇬 Madagascar
🇲🇾 Malaysia
🇲🇼 Malawi
🇲🇱 Mali
🇲🇹 Malta
🇲🇭 Marshall Islands
🇲🇺 Mauritius
🇲🇽 Mexico
🇫🇲 Micronesia
🇲🇩 Moldova
🇲🇨 Monaco
🇲🇳 Mongolia
🇲🇪 Montenegro
🇲🇸Montserrat
🇲🇿 Mozambique
🇲🇲Myanmar
🇳🇦 Namibia
🇳🇷Nauru
🇳🇿 Nouvelle-Z.
🇳🇮 Nicaragua
🇳🇪 Niger
🇳🇺 Niue
🇳🇴 Norway
🇴🇲 Oman
🇺🇬 Uganda
🇺🇿 Uzbekistan
🇵🇼 Palau
🇵🇸 Palestine
🇵🇦 Panama
🇵🇬 Pap.-N-Guinea
🇵🇾 Paraguay
🇳🇱 Netherlands
🇵🇪 Peru
🇵🇭 Philippines
🇵🇱 Poland
🇵🇹 Portugal
🇰🇷 Rep. from Korea
🇨🇿 Rep. Czech
🇷🇴 Romania
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇷🇺 Russia
🇷🇼 Rwanda
🇰🇳 St-Christophe N.
🇱🇨 St. Lucia
🇻🇨 St-Vincent-Gre.
🇼🇸 Samoa
🇸🇲 San Marino
🇸🇳 Senegal
🇷🇸 Serbia
🇸🇨 Seychelles
🇸🇱 Sierra Leone
🇸🇬 Singapore
🇸🇰 Slovakia
🇸🇮 Slovenia
🇸🇧 Solomon Islands
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka
🇸🇷 Suriname
🇸🇪 Sweden
🇨🇭 Switzerland
🇹🇼 Taiwan
🇹🇯 Tajikistan
🇹🇿 Tanzania
🇹🇭 Thailand
🇹🇱 East Timor
🇹🇬 Togo
🇹🇴 Tonga
🇹🇹 Trinidad and T.
🇹🇨 Turks and C. Islands.
🇹🇻 Tuvalu
🇺🇦 Ukraine
🇺🇾 Uruguay
🇻🇺 Vanuatu
🇻🇦 Vatican City
🇻🇪 Venezuela
🇻🇳Vietnam
🇿🇲 Zambia
🇿🇼Zimbabwe

Please note, nationals of Nepal 🇳🇵 or Bhutan 🇧🇹 must obtain a “traditional” visa.
Travelers of Pakistani origin may have difficulty obtaining an e-Visa. This is at the discretion of the Indian authorities. We advise them to obtain a traditional visa from the nearest consulate or embassy.

Which ports and airports of arrival are eligible for the e-Visa?

31 airports and 5 seaports are the authorised entry points for these electronic visas:

  • Airports : Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Cannanore, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Devi Ahilyabai, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kunan, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mopa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair (Andaman Islands), Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam.
  • Seaports : Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Chennai, Mumbai
If you arrive by land, please apply for a standard visa at the embassy.
Eligible exit points in the "Frequently Asked Questions" tab

What are the advantages of the e-Visa compared to the classic visa?

1️⃣ Complete an application

A simple form in French, and clear explanations

2️⃣ Secure payment

Get a receipt for your secure payment, via a proven system

3️⃣ Procedural time

We will get back to you within 72 hours, average time observed

4️⃣ Print and go!

You will receive your visa by email in PDF, leave with peace of mind!

⚪️ ⚪ 🟢
Normal case processing

Authorities issue documents without significant delay

In summary

Format Electronic only
Number of entries 1 or unlimited
Leadtime 4 days
Length of stay 0 to 180 days
Validity 4 months to 5 years
Consular fees 23 € has 73 €

For atravel to India, the visa is amandatory document. The India e-visa is not available on arrival, so we advise you to apply online.

The e-Visa India allows you to stay until 180 days on site for consular fees ranging from 23 € has 73 €. During the summer season, consular fees fall slightly.

Your reason for visiting India must be for tourism, business, conference or medical. If your reason for visiting India is different, we advise you to apply for a classic visa at the Embassy.

With your India e-Visa you can enter31 international airports and 5 seaports. If you are arriving by land, we advise you to apply for a conventional visa at the embassy.

When to go to India?

It is advisable to visit India between November and March. Indeed, at this time of year, it is most pleasant season to visit without too much difficulty theSouth India and theNorth India. In order to avoid a large number of tourists, it is recommended d'avoid traveling to India in December.

Places to visit in India

The second most visited site in India, Mysore Palace is a great marvel. Dating from the 14th century, this edifice is both the royal residence where the Wodeyar dynasty lived and the seat of the kingdom of Mysore. A coastal city in the south-east of the country, Pondicherry is a former French colony and prospers today thanks to its port activities and its cotton and silk factories.

Jim Corbett National Park invites you to escape far from the country's urban bustle. When you visit this park, you'll have the chance to admire some exceptional wildlife, as well as its Tiger Project. Built in 1936, it is India's oldest national park. The banks of the Ganges is considered the holiest of the seven rivers. Over three thousand kilometres long, the Ganges offers you unique beauty and biodiversity.

Factsheet

  • Official name of the country : Republic of India
  • Location : South Asia
  • Capital city : New Delhi
  • Area : 3,287 million km2
  • Language : Indi, English
  • Cash : Indian rupee
  • Climate : Monsoon, tropical
  • Time zone : UTC +5:30

Time in India

Information

  • Safety: foreign tourists are advised against travelling to Kashmir Valley and along the border with Pakistan. They are also advised against travelling to Ladakh and the Himalayas from Srinagar.
  • Health : no vaccine is OBLIGATORY, however it is advisable to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A & B, Japanese encephalitis, malaria, rabies and typhoid. It is important to be up to date with your universal vaccines.
Mandatory vaccines in India

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