e-Tourist Visa (eTV)facility is available for holders of passport of following countries :
Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Island,Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand,Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam.
1. International Travellers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation , sight seeing , casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
2. Passport should have at least six months validity.
3. International Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket,with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
4. International Travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.
5.Not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders.
Instructions for e-Tourist Visa (eTV)
1.Applicants of the eligible countries may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 30 days. For example : If you are applying on 1st Sept then applicant can select arrival date from 5th Sept to 4th Oct.
2.Recent front facing photograph with white background and photo page of Passport containing personal details like name,date of birth, nationality , expiry date etc. to be uploaded by the applicant. The application is liable to be rejected if the uploaded document and photograph are not clear and as per specification.
3.e-Tourist Visa fee is US$ 60/- per passenger excluding interchange charge for credit/debit cards.The fee must be paid 4 days before the expected date of travel filled by you otherwise application will not be processed.
4. eTVfee once submitted is non refundable.
5.Applicant should carry a copy of eTV along with him/her at the time of travel.
6.Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at Immigration on arrival in India.
7.The validity of visa will be 30 days from the date of arrival in India.
8.The e-Tourist Visa will be provided only at designated international airports namely, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi and Goa. With effect from 15th August 2015, visitors holding e-Tourist Visas authorizations will also be able to arrive at 7 more Indian airports (Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Gaya, Jaipur Lucknow, Thiruchirapalli & Varanasi), taking the total number of airports designated for this purpose to 16 (Sixteen).
9.This facility is in addition to the existing Visa services.
10.e-Tourist Visa is allowed for a maximum of two visits in a calendar year.
11.e-Tourist Visa once issued on arrival is non-extendable , non-convertible & not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas.
12.Applicants can track the status of their application online by clicking visa status.
13.For any assistance call 24 * 7 Visa support center at +91-11-24300666 or send email to email@example.com
2.The digital photograph to be uploaded along with the Visa application should meet the following requirements:
i.Format – JPEG
ii.Size: Minimum 10 KB- Maximum 1 MB
iii.The height and width of the Photo must be equal.
iv.Photo should present Full face, front view, eyes open.
v.Center head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin.
vi.Background should be plain light colored or white background.
vii.No shadows on the face or on the background.
Important Technical Information for Online Visa application
1.This site is best viewed in Mozilla Firefox,GoogleChrome,Internet Explorer (Windows) version 9.0 and above.
2.The applicant must also have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or higher installed on your PC in order to download and print the completed application form.