Visa Schemes to India

Indian Visa

Any foreigner needs a valid visa to enter India. The options are

  • 1. Submit your application along with the relevant documents at the nearest Indian Embassy to process your visa

  • 2. If you are a citizen of Japan, South Korea or UAE (Subject to conditions), you are eligible for a Visa on Arrival at six designated Airports in India namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad & Kolkata

  • 3. E Visa -You may log on to to apply your visa online. Within 72 Hours, you will get an E Travel Advice (ETA) which should be produced along with your passport at your arrival airport for getting your visa stamped. Please check on the status of your arrival airport whether it has an E Visa counter. Please make sure that you enter exact passport details on your visa application. Any mismatch may end up in rejection of Visa on arrival against ETA.

Who can apply an Indian Visa Online

  • International travellers whose sole objective for visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives, attending a short term yoga programme, Short term courses on local languages, music, dance, arts & crafts, cooking, medicine etc. which should not be a formal or structured course/programme (courses not exceeding 6 months duration and not issued with a qualifying certificate/ diploma etc.),Voluntary work of short duration (for a maximum period of one month, which do not involve any monetary payment or consideration of any kind in return), medical treatment including treatment under Indian systems of medicine, business purpose, as attendant to e-Medical visa holder, attending a conference/ seminar/ workshop organized by a Ministry or Department of the Government of India, State Governments or UT Administrations etc. & their subordinate/ attached organizations & PSUs and private conferences organized by private persons/companies/organizations.

  • Passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India.

  • The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.

  • International Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.

  • International Travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.

  • Not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders or Laissez-passer travel document holders.

  • Not available to individuals endorsed on Parent's/Spouse's Passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport.

  • Not available to International Travel Document Holders other than Passport.

24x7 Online Visa Helpline Number: +91 11 24300666


Eligible Nationalities for getting E Visa to India.

Albania, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua &Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon Union Republic, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR, Hong Kong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger Republic, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Christopher and Nevis Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra, Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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