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Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form for India

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India discontinues Air Suvidha form filling for international passengers

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.

The mandatory form was introduced in August 2020.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation India has started a contactless solution by the name of Air Suvidha for all the international passengers visiting India. Air Suvidha is a self Declaration Portal for all the passengers visiting India. 

What Is the India Self Declaration Form?

All the passengers should fill up the Air Suvidha Self Declaration form upon their arrival on the Air Suvidha portal. The form should be filled as mandated by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. It is an online portal for all foreign passengers to submit their current health status. You can fill the form before boarding. There are many COVID-19 restrictions while traveling to India and the Air Suvidha form is one of them, implemented by the Indian government during the Pandemic.

You need to complete the India Self-Declaration form before your departure, and the travel plans, including your stay location/address in India, and some questions regarding COVID-19 should be provided by each traveler. 

By submitting this form, you will agree to declare awareness regarding all the risks and to follow the procedures regarding quarantine, amongst other instructions and regulations set by the Indian health authorities. Travelers need to submit the declaration and a negative RT-PCR test taken not more than 72 hours before their departure. 

Who Needs to Complete the Self Declaration Form for India?

  • All the foreigners who want to visit India must have a complete Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form and should be filled online before departure.
  • Legal guardians or parents can fill the forms for their children or minors who can’t fill the form on their own. 
  • Please remember that you should upload a negative RT-PCR certificate before completing the self-declaration form online.
  • The passengers who need to go on an urgent trip to India, such as due to death in the family or an emergency, do not need to proceed with the test and should fill an additional exemption form without the negative test before entering the country.

How to Complete the Self-Declaration Form for India

People interested in traveling to India must look for the online Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form, and all the fields according to the required information should be filled

The travelers should provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Nationality
  • Contact details
  • Passport number
  • The following information about their trip should also be included:
  • Arrival date in India
  • Seat Number
  • Flight Number
  • Port of entry
  • Port of origin
  • Contact address of where they will be staying in India
  • Answers to the questions regarding health and recent travel should be given to determine whether the passenger was infected with COVID-19.
  • In the end, the traveler will agree that the provided information is correct and should also agree to health-related procedures and quarantine. 
  • A negative RT-PCR test should also be submitted while submitting the Self Declaration Form. Keep in mind that the test must not be taken more than 72 hours after departure to India. 

Other Details Required

You should mention your seat number, flight number, country of departure, and date of arrival as they are required while filling up the self-declaration online form, which is a mandatory field. You need to submit all those mentioned above without spaces and any other special characters. E.g., JA038 for the flight number JA039.

Documents Required:

Some of the documents that may need to be uploaded in the Air Suvidha portal for processing your self-declaration form are:

  • A negative PCR Certificate for a test taken not more than 72 hours before departure should also be uploaded( file size should be 1 MB, and format should be PDF).
  • The vaccination certificate needs to be uploaded as well (file size should not exceed 1 MB, and the format should be PDF).
  • A passport copy/passport information

Please note: Filename without spaces and any other special characters are not permitted (only underscore and hyphen are permitted)

PASSENGER ADVISORY: According to the latest govt. guidelines, passengers that are fully vaccinated, have to mandatorily upload either a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report (The test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey ) or the Certificate of completing full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination with the date.

Where Can I Find the Self-Declaration Form for India

You can find the self-declaration form for India online and submit it electronically. You can get it at the time of applying for an Indian eVisa or separately.

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What Happens After You Submit the Form?

The mandatory self-declaration form is forwarded to the Airport Health Organization on submission. You can fill the form anytime before you board as there is no cut-off time limit. However, it would be best to fill it as soon as possible. The APHO (Airport Health Organization), under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Government of India is responsible for the form. The passengers can proceed for immigration once they refer to their emails and look for the updated application document, which should be shown at the APHO counter.

Do I Still Need a Visa for India if I Have the Self Declaration Form?

  • Yes, you must apply for a India visa and should fill out the Self Declaration form in normal circumstances. 
  • Passport holders of several countries can apply for an Indian eVisa online.
  • The required details must be filled in by the travelers in the online India eVisa application form
  • With applying online, you don’t need to visit the embassies and consulate offices, and you can easily apply for a eVisa from your home
  • You must meet the requirements to be able to apply online for an Indian eVisa
  • You will need all the documentation on your entry to India during the Pandemic, including the self-declaration form, relevant visa, and COVID-19 test results. All of the above are not substitute for each other and are required

What is the Exemption Form for India?

It is a second questionnaire associated with the Self-Declaration Form. All the passengers who would want to quarantine themselves for 14 days at home rather than at a government-designated facility should submit the Exemption Form. 

The current rules of the country state that all the passengers must be quarantined for 14 days once they reach the country. In some states, seven days of quarantine should be spent on the expense of travelers in the quarantine institution, and the other seven may be spent at home. 

Following individuals are eligible for the Exemption Form 

  • Pregnant woman
  • Passengers with severe health conditions
  • Passengers coming to India on an urgent basis; death in the family
  • Parents with children under 10

Guidelines for International Arrivals

A new variant of Sars-Cov-2, which is also a concern for WHO (World Health Organization), for which new guideline has been revised

All travelers should

  • Before you schedule to travel to India, the self-declaration form must be submitted on the Air Suvidha Portal online and also include last 14 days travel details.
  • A negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report should be uploaded, and the test should not be taken more than 72 hours before departure.
  • A declaration form along with an authenticity report determining that they will be liable to any criminal prosecution if each passenger found.
  • Undertaking to the Ministry of Civil Aviation or on the portal should also be given by the passengers, through which the concerned airlines must be permitted to start their journey and that they would be abided by the appropriate government authority’s decision to undergo self-health monitoring/institutional quarantine/home quarantine
  • Travelers from specified countries should opt for additional follow-up, and the additional measurements are listed below. You can find those specified countries on the website of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

Before Boarding

  • The passengers will be notified to undergo post-arrival testing if they are traveling and transiting from at-risk countries and should quarantine if the results are negative and should be stringently isolated in case of positive results. 
  • Tickets are provided with Do’s and Don'ts should also be provided to the passengers by the concerned airlines and agencies.
  • Only passengers who uploaded a negative RT-PCR test and filled the self-declaration form should be boarded by the concerned airlines.
  • After the thermal screening, only asymptomatic passengers would be permitted to board at the time of flight boarding. 
  • The Aarogya Setup App is advised to be installed by all the passengers.

During Travel

  • Precautionary measures about COVID-19 during the in-flight announcement should be made in flights, at airports, and during transit.
  • The crew members should ensure that at all times, all the appropriate COVID-19 behavior is followed.
  • If there is a passenger who showed symptoms of COVID-19, He/She should be isolated as per the  protocol.

On arrival

  • Physical distancing should be done while Deboarding.
  • The health officials should carry out the thermal screening of all the passengers.
  • The self-declaration form should be shown to the health staff at the airport.
  • If a passenger showed symptoms during screening shall be isolated immediately and should be taken to a medical facility as per health protocol. In addition, their contracts should be identified and should be managed according to the protocol.
  • Following are the protocols, the countries specified in para
  • Once the passenger arrives, they should submit a sample for the post-arrival COVID-19 test, which is self-paid and such travelers need to wait for their test results to arrive at the arrival airport before taking a flight or leaving. If the result comes negative, they will be advised to quarantine at home for seven days and should retest on the 8th day; if the re-test is also negative, then self-monitor is advised for the next seven days.
  • However, if the passenger’s result comes positive, they will be sent to a separate isolation facility and will be treated according to the protocol. In addition, their samples should be sent to the INSACOG laboratory network for genomic testing. As per laid down protocol, the concerned state Government should strictly keep the positive case under home or institutional quarantine.
  • The passengers who are not from at-risk countries can leave the airport and self-monitor their health for 14 days after their arrival. Upon arrival at the airport, only 2% of the passengers should undergo post-arrival testing, and the concerned airlines should identify these 2% passengers from different countries. The concerned MoCA/airlines should escort such travelers to the testing area ,The passengers themselves will carry out the expanse of testing.
  • The travelers under home quarantine/institutional quarantine, if found symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive, should be immediately self-isolated and reported to the nearest health facility, or the state helpline number should be reported, or the nearest health facility informed. 

International travelers arriving at seaports/land ports

  • Passengers arriving through land ports/seaports will also undergo the aforementioned protocols. Currently, online registration for passengers is not available. 
  • On arrival at land ports/ seaports, the travelers need to submit the self-declaration form to the concerned authorities.

Points to Remember

The post and pre-arrival testing requirements are not applicable on children under 5. However, if they develop symptoms during home quarantine, they should undergo testing as per the country’s travel protocol.

51 responses to “Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form for India”

  1. rohit.ranjan 14-12-2021
    Dear Sir, I am planning to travel Uganda from New Delhi , India in upcoming week so please advice me is there any kind of COVID-19 Restrictions for Indian passengers because of Omicron . Thanks & Regards
    • james wong 05-11-2022
      Hi, I am fully vaccinated Singaporean (with COVID-19 MODERNA/SPIKEVAX BIVALENT ORIGINAL/OMICRON(A-COV)), Do I need to supply a negative RT-PCR test when I travel to India?
    Yusuke Murakami 14-12-2021
    Hello, I’m Japanse. I think that I will have hair transplant surgery in India next January. I have some questions 1. how much does it cost to have India e medical visa? 59USD in all is OK? 2. When should I apply for India medical visa, assuming that I have surgery in the middle of January in 2022. 3. Do I need to buy round trip ticket before applying for visa? 4. Before applying for visa, do I need to get letter from the hospital? 5. Do I need to have PCR negative certificate? I have already got covid19 vaccines twice in Japan. How much does it cost to get PCR test in India airport( probably New delhi) if I can get it there. just a round about number is ok 6. Is there something I have to do first when I will visit to India? registration etc/ best regards,
    Srikanth 15-01-2022
    we are travelling with 2 months old from USA, does he also need RT PCR test before boarding the flight. IAD - AbuDhabi - Hyderabad, INDIA.
    Vishnu 21-02-2022
    Is Vaccine card the same as a vaccination certificate? Please Clarify. I took my vaccine from the US so I only have the card.
    K.R. Raghunathan 22-02-2022
    Air India anounced no RT-PCR required for passengers on direct flight Sydney-Delhi. The Self declaration form has a field asking to upload the RT-PCR negative report. I am flying to Delhi on March 4, 2022. Without filling it will not upload onwards. What should I do.
    Anthony Ronald 24-02-2022
    The self declaration form is still asking for RT PCR certificate though it is not required as per latest guidelines of 14 Feb 2022. I am not able to complete the form. I am fully vaccination with booster dose also .
    • Lisa 24-02-2022
      Dear Anthony, This is to inform you that, According to the latest govt. guidelines, passengers that are fully vaccinated, have to mandatory upload either a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report (The test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey ) or the Certificate of completing full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination with the date. Please update one of the documents to be processed in the application form.
    • Ash J 26-02-2022
      Hi there, I am fully vaccinated with booster dose from an approved country.Even though I uploaded my vaccination schedule document, the self declaration form is still asking for RT PCR certificate though it is not required as per latest guidelines of 10 Feb 2022. I am not able to complete the form. Your website clearly says that we have to upload either the vaccination schedule form or the RT PCR certificate, but it asks us to upload both and not either. Can you please help
    • Indiaevisas 29-04-2022
      Please be informed that according to the latest guidelines from the Government of India fully vaccinated passengers need to upload either a negative RT-PCR report conducted within 72 hours before the journey or the Certificate of COVID-19 vaccination fully primary schedule with the date. You need to upload any of these documents to get your application processed.
    • Kim 02-05-2022
      Hello, As a fully vaccinated person traveling to India on an American passport from the USA I understand I do not need to supply a negative RT-PCR test. If the test is not necessary would I be able to fill out the Air Suvidha form without having to wait until 72 hours before the flight. How far in advance of arrival can the form be filled out if no RT-PCR test is required? Thank you
    • ashok 12-05-2022
      once you fill he ountry of vacccination the star mark over the RTPCR will go away so you need to fill entries having stars.only and the form will be submitted . Or you can wrie the darte of RTPCR within 3 daysperiod and upload vaccination certificate. Then it will be submitted.
    GANESH KUMAR 24-02-2022
    Im indian travelling from USA via Qatar Airwarys, do i still need RT-PCR done before boarding? i have full vaccine certificate with Booster. Please advise.
    • Indiaevisas 29-04-2022
      hey there! I feel glad to reply your answer. As per the new COVID-19 travel protocols, travelers arriving in India do not need to undergo the previously compulsory 7-day home quarantine or provide an RT-PCR test on the 8th day. This requirement was discontinued from February 14, 2022.
    Simanta Bordoloi 20-03-2022
    Was given to understand that we must be vaccinated at least 15 days before arrive in to India if vaccinated in other countries. Please clarify because we do not see that notification anywhere in the Air Suvidha website
    • Indiaevisas 29-04-2022
      Hey there ! I hope you are well. The answer is Yes, you need to provide proof of full vaccination before arriving in India. The vaccine schedule must be completed two weeks before traveling to India. Passengers can avoid quarantine by showing the proof that they have been vaccinated by WHO approved COVID-19 vaccines.
    Siddharth Singh 27-03-2022
    Hi, The Air Suvidha application asks to upload scanned passport copies. I have multiple passports. Do I need to upload scanned copies of all of them or the most recent ones? Also, any good compression tools to reduce the entire scanned passport to <1MB. I tried the one suggested by GOI, but it still is larger than 1MB. Thanks, Sid
    • Indiaevisas 29-04-2022
      Hey, Siddharth Singh I hope you are doing well. Dual nationals or holders of multiple passports should choose any one passport to apply for an Indian e-visa. You will have to use the same passport to complete the visa application form, and show it to the immigration authorities after arriving in India. The simplest method to compress the file size is resaving it as a reduced size PDF. You can use the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to reduce the size of PDF files. For a JPG or JPEG image, drag the crop box to classic passport photo shape and click on Crop button. Now select Custom Size by scrolling down the Resize Your Picture menu and select the width- 215 pixels and height of 281 pixels. Now save the file as a JPG image. You can use this process for any scanned image.
    Surinder Sekhri 29-03-2022
    With regards to application for self declaration form, please can you confirm it’s all in order the application has been fully processed. and I’ll be able to travel as planned to arrive Bangalore airport on 28/03. Also if there are any changes on the domestic flight arrangements do I need to inform you. Also I have printed copies of my Covid vaccination certificates and the date of final dose of Vaccination was taken on the 11/11/2021 in London Pfizer vaccine.
    Montez 29-03-2022
    Please disregard the Air Suvidha self-declaration form SDU8KM1691U5, I started for Michael Faulkner. I intended to fill out the information I could on his behalf and planned to save and exit to allow Michael to finish the form once he took the test. However, see he must fill this out once he has taken his PCR test prior to his travel to India. Will this cause any trouble or what do you suggest to be the correct way to handle? Thank you in advance for your assistance and apologize for the inconvenience. Sincere Regards,
    Mark O'Malley 02-04-2022
    What is the final destination pin code on the self declaration form?
    • Indiaevisas 29-04-2022
      Good evening thanks for asking. A PIN code, ZIP code, Postal Code, and Post Code all refer to the same thing. A PIN code is a series of digits or letters or both that indicates a particular destination / country’s postal address to sort the mail. In the self-declaration form, you will include the postal code or PIN code of your final destination.
    Debaki Ranjan Howlader 18-04-2022
    Hi there, My flight to India reaches CCU (Kolkata) on the 2nd of May (2:20AM). I am an Indian citizen, staying in the USA for the last two years and two months. I am fully vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine (with booster dose). Do I still need to show a negative RT-PCR report on arrival? Thanking you, Debaki Ranjan Howlader.
    Dr. Rajesh Mittal 25-04-2022
    I would be travelling to India from United states, after staying in USA for a week. I have a Fully vaccinated certificate from India. Do I still need to get a negative RTPCR Test. Need an urgent repy as time is short and my flight is on 27th evening. Regards
    • Indiaevisas 29-04-2022
      very good evening, hope you are doing well. According to the new guidelines released by the Indian Union health ministry, people need to either submit a negative RT-PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours from departure or else, they can provide vaccination certificate before boarding the flight. If you have the full vaccination certificate, you will not need to provide a negative RT-PCR test.
    rajinder brar 01-05-2022
    Hi I have completed online form but haven't received an email confirmation yet. all I have is an application reference number, and I am due to fly to India tomorrow morning. please help.
    Sangita 02-05-2022
    Hello! I need to modify my Air Suvidha Form as I have a spelling error in my name. All fields can be modified but it seems not the name. Can you assist please? Thanks very much!
    Rohit 14-05-2022
    Do we need to all upload all the pages in Passport? Most of them are blank. Just want to know if they are needed as well
    VM 17-05-2022
    I have an elderly family member planning to travel to Mumbai in August. She does not use a cell phone. Can she carry a printed copy of the Air Suvidha Form with her. Secondly, is mandatory to upload the Air Suvidha Form on the portal in view of what is mentioned above. Your guidance will be very helpful. Thank You
    Pramod Zacharias 17-05-2022
    Hi the guidelines mention that a A declaration form along with an authenticity report determining that they will be liable to any criminal prosecution is required to be submitted along with the self declaration form. Is there a link to this declaration and authenticity report and where should i upload it thank you
    Bala 25-05-2022
    Hello, I have submitted Air Suvidha with co-passenger details, but the application form sent to my mail is having details of me alone not the details of co-passenger. Is that correct ?
    Barbara Stokes 17-06-2022
    how can i edit the field name? Name is misspelled due to a typo?
    Doris 19-06-2022
    Hi, I will be travelling from Austria to India with my kids. They are not vaccinated. Is it ok with only a RT-PcR Test or do they have to get vaccinated also? Thanks for your answer as we are travelling in two weeks already.
    Sunil 23-06-2022
    Hello, I have received the Air Suvidha form post online submission. However, it only contains my details not for other passengers travelling with me. Is this how it should be? I can see their details when I logged in using the Edit Self Declaration option. Please guide.
    Priyanka 04-07-2022
    I have submitted my Air suvidha form. I have got the reference number but I haven't receive any email yet.
    lesley caron danks 25-07-2022
    I am fully vaccinated am I still required to undertake a PCR test prior to travelling
    • David OHara 29-09-2022
      I am fully vaccinated Australian (Pfizer x4) am I still required to undertake a PCR test prior to travelling?
    • Natalija 16-11-2022
      Hello. My last date of booster vaccine is 21/10/2021. Is it still valid for entering India orr I need to get PCR test done? Kind regards, Natalija
    dee 27-07-2022
    Do under 16 required negative covid RT-PCR or fit to fly antigen test is valid if they traveling to india and not vaccinated.
    andrej 28-08-2022
    Hello, I am transiting India via airlines from UAE to Thailand, with a stop in Mumbai, within a connecting flight. I do not need to leave the transit zone, so I will not apply for transit visa. But my question is if I still need to fill the Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form? SInce I am not entering India and thus do not have indian address of stay and that is required by the form. It is not clear enough for transits.
    • jocelyn m silvey 04-09-2022
      could i have a reply soon as possible please im flying out on 12th sept 2022
    jocelyn silvey 04-09-2022
    i will be flying from london heathrow to sydney via dehli in transit in holiday inn express in airport for 15hrs , do i still have to fill out self declaration form , i have also been fully vaccinated, do i have to be tested to enter, many thanks
    ELLE 05-11-2022
    I am a Filipino and already have my visa and ticket for my next week flight. this Air Suvidha Decllaration form that is mandatory to fill, does it needs to be paid 20 USD ? Pls advise.
    Reinhilde Vanvelk 10-11-2022
    Respected sir/madam, I am a Belgian citizen and travelling to India on november 21st. I am fully vaccinated ( 2 standard, 1 booster). Is this sufficient for entering India? Thank you for your prompt reply. Sincerely, Reinhilde
    Gary 19-11-2022
    I have included my 2 travel companions as Person 2 and Person 3 on my Self Declaration Form. Do they need to submit their own Self Declaration Forms? Thank you
    shahid ali 26-11-2022
    no
    Vishu 27-11-2022
    Air suvidha
    PK B 28-11-2022
    Hi Team, I Mr, Rama Krishna Balla would be travelling to India align with my family [Wife and 2 kids] to visit our parents/family/friends] On 4-Dec-2022 As per https://indiaevisas.org/air-suvidha-self-declaration-form-for-india/, it is mentioned that it is NOT required to fill out any health declaration forms starting from 22-Nov-2022 Could you please confirm the same with clear guidelines ?
    vidhi patel 28-11-2022
    Hello! I am travelling from Chicago USA to india on 30th of November. But I cannot find the page to self declaration form in air suvidha portal. Did you guys make declaration form no longer needed for travallers who travelling to India? Also, do I need to take submit or show negative covid test result upon arrival to India? If so, can I submit it online? Also, Where I an find latest covid related rules ?
    Vandana bhaskar 28-11-2022
    I'm travelling back home to Delhi do I need air suvidha self declaration form completed upon arrival to my home country Delhi??
    Vimukta Talwar 29-11-2022
    I am traveling from U.S.A to India on Dec 3. Do I need to fill Air Suvidha form?

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