New Update December 06, 2022:
We are glad to inform all the travellers who want to visit India that a few more countries have got lucky this time as the Government of India has lifted off travel restrictions on few more countries and the updated list of Indian eVisa eligible countries now stands at 165.
As per the recent updates citizens of 165 countries can apply for an e-visa online. The e-visa services which had been available since 2014 got suspended for all countries during the covid-19 Pandemic and then when the services got restored later only 156 countries were being considered eligible until now.
Updated March 16, 2022:
Long term Tourist / E Tourist Visas (5 years and 1 year) have been Restored with Immediate effect. Long Term e-Tourist Visa now enabled for citizens of 156 eligible countries from 16 march 2022. These e Tourist / Tourist visas were suspended in March 2020. due to the Pandemic. Long term Business/X visas were already restored earlier
Indian Government simplified Indian Visa Application procedure, you can apply online for all visa (including Indian e-Tourist Visa, e-Business, e-Medical, e-Conference, or e-Medical Attendant visas). You can upload supporting documents, passport, photographs and pay for your Indian visa application online. It's faster and easier to apply online India e visa.
Validity: One year (365 Days) from the date of grant of ETA.
Entries: Multiple entries
Stay: Continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 90 days for countries except USA , UK, Canada and Japan. For USA , UK, Canada and Japan continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days.
Validity: 5 years from the date of grant of ETA.
Entries: Multiple entries within these 05 years are allowed
Note: Continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 90 days for countries except USA , UK, Canada and Japan. For USA , UK, Canada and Japan continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days.
Basic Documents Requirements for All Application:
Additional for Business e visa:
Additional for Medical Attendant e Visa:
Additional for Conference e Visa:
You can easily avail the facility for urgent processing of your Indian Visa by applying through the Fast track Visa Services we provide. This facility is specially for those who want an e-visa issued urgently in case of emergency travels or you did not have time to prepare or forgot to get a visa for India just by paying some additional charges. The applicant can get their Urgent Visa within 1 to 3 days. To avail the expedited service, you can apply now for Emergency / Urgent Indian Visa.
All foreign visitors can extend their Indian visa through online services. It is a completely online process and you do not need to visit the FRRO/FRO office. And no need to make an appointment to visit the our office. Go through to apply Indian visa extension.
Electronic visa will be sent on your registered e-mail from Indian government website.
Albania, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameron Union Republic, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Eligible country for Indian e visa
It has been found that many applicants are complaining about misspelled, disoriented or changed fonts or Alphabets ( especially " N " ) as in the example given below while accessing their approved e-visas through Iphones or any other mobile phones.
In case you are also facing any misspelled font or Alphabet issue while accessing the issued e- visa through your Iphone or any other mobile phones we suggest you to kindly see by accessing it through a different device or a phone based on Windows or Android operating system.
You must travel on the Passport with which you have applied for the Visa. Entry will be allowed into the new passport even if ETA has been issued on the old passport however in such cases, a traveler must carry the old passport on which ETA was issued along with a valid passport, and the visa is considered valid.
The new rule will come into effect from January 1, 2023, amid increasing cases of corona virus in these six countries (China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Japan) and some other parts of the world.
Airlines are directed to modify their check-in functionalities to incorporate the changes and issue boarding passes only to those international passengers travelling from the six countries who have submitted the Air Suvidha Self Declaration form with a negative RT-PCR test taken not more than 72 hours before their departure on the Air Suvidha portal, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) said in a communication.
The guidelines have been reviewed in consultation with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) under communication reference No.Z.28015/182/2021-DMCell.
Passengers from Thailand (Bangkok), China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore are likely to be required to submit the declaration and a negative RT-PCR test taken not more than 72 hours before their departure.
Passengers planning to travel to India can board flights only after uploading the test results on the Air Suvidha portal. The exercise is likely to start next week from January 01, 2023, for international travellers from these countries.
Last week, India made RT-PCR test mandatory for passengers coming from these 6 countries in the wake of the alarming rise of Covid infections in China, and four other countries.
India had mandated contactless self-declaration at Air Suvidha Portal on 7 December 2021 but discontinued just last month on 22 Nov 2022. The process was stopped after some travellers said the Covid situation had abated in the country and that there was no need to force travellers to update the latest test report.
As per the recent updates, the requirement to fill out Air Suvidha Health Declaration Form has been lifted by the Ministry of Civil Aviation of the Indian Government from 22 Nov 2022.
All international passengers travelling to India would not be required to fill out any health declaration forms to be eligible for making entry to India.
In addition to that as of now travellers can travel to India even without being vaccinated or partially vaccinated however, the Indian Government recommends that everyone who is travelling to India be fully vaccinated as per the primary schedule of Covid-19 vaccination in their respective countries of residence, citizenship or nationality.
W.e.f 2359 hours of 22nd Feb 2021, international arriving passengers can only apply for exemption in case of 'Death in a Family'. https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/covid-19-exemption-international-passenger. Air Suvidha Exemption Request Form For International Arriving Passengers To India / RT-PCR Negative Certificate not required if one has Approved exemption due to death in the family. Exemption of Covid Test for International Passenger Form sample.
It is mandatory for all international arriving passengers to upload a negative RT PCR certificate while filling the self declaration form.
Your application reference number is SRXXXXXXXXXXXXX ( reference)
Passengers must carry application printout or soft copy to present at the airport.
All International arriving passengers are required to fill the self-reporting form as mandated by the India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Air Suvidha is an online system for International passengers to submit mandatory Self-Declaration Form to declare their current health status. This form is mandatory and should be filled anytime before boarding.
https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration check the sample of Self-Declaration
As per the state rules of Karnataka, Kerala, and Odisha, all asymptomatic passengers will undergo home quarantine. All asymptomatic passengers having the first airport of entry located in these states, have to undergo 14 days mandatory home quarantine.
Ail travellers subjected to self-paid confirmatory molecular tests on arrival a the Indian airports concerned (port of entry) Book test as https://www.newdelhiairport.in/covid19-rtpcr-test-appointment-booking
All travellers to submit Self-Declaration Form (SDF) online at www.newdelhiairport.in before the scheduled travel and will be required to declare their travel history (of past 14 days)
Activities Permitted : Attend technical/business meetings