The Indian eVisa is available to applicants whose sole objective in travelling to India is recreation, sightseeing, visiting friends/relatives, undertaking casual business activities such as meetings, attending a short-term yoga programme, short-term medical treatment, attendant to e-Medical visa holder, or attending a conference/ seminar/ workshop organised by a Ministry or Department of the Government of India.
e-Tourist and e-Business visas are valid for one year and permit multiple entries. An eConference visa is valid for 30 days from the date of arrival in India and may only be used for a single entry. eMedical and eMedical Attendant visas are valid for 60 days and allow up to three entries. Travellers cannot extend, convert or use an eVisa to visit protected/restricted areas.
The visa is valid for entry through 16 designated airports, namely Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai,Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Portblair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi and Vishakhapatnam, plus 5 designated seaports (Chennai, Cochin, Goa, Mangalore and Mumbai). Travellers may leave India via any authorised Immigration Check Post (ICP).
You can apply for an eVisa from a minimum of four days to a maximum of 30 days in advance of your arrival date. For example, if applying on 1st September, you can select an arrival date between 5th September and 4th October.
Applicants of Pakistani origin are not eligible for an eVisa and must instead apply for a standard Indian business or tourist visa. Travellers holding a diplomatic/official passport, an International Travel Document or those endorsed on the passport of a parent or spouse are also ineligible.
The visa application fee is fixed in US dollars, but payable in British pounds. The exact sum payable may vary due to currency fluctuation.
No refund will be given if your eVisa is cancelled or rejected by the immigration authorities.
TO APPLY FOR AN eVisa, YOU WILL NEED:
:: Copy of passport information page
You can either submit a scan of the page(s) with your application OR send your passport in order for us to scan and upload on your behalf.
If scanned, please provide as a PDF (minimum file size 10KB, maximum 300KB).
Please note, your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in India and must have at least two blank visa pages.
:: Proof of UK residence
Non-UK passport holders must submit an original, valid UK residence card/permit, or have proof of residence in their passport.
:: Completed eVisa order form
Please click the ‘place order’ button on this page and complete the form, so we can submit an eVisa application on your behalf.
:: Recent passport photograph
The photograph must be square (equal height and width). We can adjust your standard passport photograph for an additional fee. Please see our Services page or contact us for further information.
As above, you can either submit your photograph digitally with your application OR we can scan and convert it for you.
If supplying digitally, please note the image must be at least 350 pixels x 350 pixels, with no border. It should be submitted as a JPEG, minimum file size 10KB, maximum 1MB.
:: Business card, if applicable
Business travellers must submit a copy of their business card.
You can either submit a scan of the card with your application OR send us a hard copy to scan and upload on your behalf. If scanned, please provide as a PDF (minimum file size 10KB, maximum 300KB).
NB. If your business trip is related to the Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN), you will need to provide additional documents. Please contact us for further information.
ON ENTRY TO INDIA YOU WILL NEED:
:: Passport valid for a minimum of six months on entry
:: Two blank visa pages in passport
:: Onward or return travel ticket
:: Proof of sufficient funds to cover stay in India
:: A copy of your eVisa (travellers must carry this at all times while in India)
If travelling from or via a country where yellow fever is endemic, you must carry a valid yellow fever vaccination card. Travellers who fail to do so may be quarantined for up to six days.
Please note, your biometric details will be mandatorily captured by immigration services on arrival in India.