About Us e-Visa

e-Visa Scheme

Apply for eVisa at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html

Instructions for e-Visa

  • e-Visa has 5 sub-categories viz. e-Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa, e-Medical Visa, e-Medical Attendant Visa and e-Conference Visa.
  • Following activities will be permitted under these five sub-categories:

(a) e-Tourist Visa: Recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or 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.), and 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).
(b) e-Business Visa: All activities permitted under normal Business Visa.
(c) e-Medical Visa: Medical treatment, including treatment under Indian systems of medicine.
(d) e-Medical Attendant Visa: As attendant to an e-Medical Visa holder
(e) e-Conference Visa: Attending a conference/ seminar/ workshop

  • A foreigner (other than those applying for e-Conference Visa) will be allowed to club activities permitted under these categories. Foreigners applying for e-Conference visa will be permitted to club the activities permitted under e-Tourist visa only.
  • Only two e-Medical Attendant Visas will be granted against one e-Medical Visa
  • Applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 120 days. Example: If you are applying on 1st Sept then applicant can select arrival date from 5th Sept to 2nd Jan
  • Photograph: Recent front facing photograph with white background and photo page of Passport containing personal details like name, date of birth, nationality, expiry date etc are to be uploaded mandatorily by the applicant. Additionally one more document depending upon the e-Visa type would also be required to be uploaded. The application is liable to be rejected if the uploaded documents and photograph are not clear / as per specification.
  • Fees: e-Visa fee is country/Territory specific. Bank transaction charges of 2.5% will be charged additionally on applicable e-Visa fees. The fee must be paid at least 4 days before the expected date of travel otherwise application will not be processed. To know the fee applicable on your Country/Territory please click here
  • Please be careful while making payment of the e-Visa fee. If the number of unsuccessful attempts is more than three (03), then the Application Id would be blocked and the applicant would be required to apply afresh by filling the application form again and regenerating a new application id.
  • The e-Visa fee payment status updation may take up to 2 hours due to technical reasons/network delays. Before re-applying, the applicants are requested to wait for 2 hours for payment status updating, after final submission of the application form and payment of the fee. In cases, where e-Visa fee has been deducted but status is not updated, the applicants are advised to verify their payment status by clicking on 'Verify Payment/Pay Visa Fee' tab or by clicking on the link Verify Payment.
  • e-Visa fee once submitted is non-refundable as the fee is for processing of the application and is not dependent on either Grant or Rejection of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).
  • Applicant should carry a copy of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) along with him/her at the time of travel. Please confirm that your ETA status is shown as 'GRANTED' on this website prior to commencement of your journey. Applicants can track the status of their application online by clicking Visa Status
  • Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at Immigration on arrival in India.
  • Validity:
    • e-Tourist Visa comes with three durations: 30 days, 1 year, and 5 years.
    • e-Business Visa is valid for one year from the date of grant of ETA, and with multiple entries.
    • e-Conference visa is valid for 30 days from the date of arrival in India. Only single entry is permitted on e-Conference visa.
    • e-Medical and e-Medical Attendant visas are valid for 60 days from the date of first arrival in India. Triple entry will be permitted on e-Medical and e-Medical Attendant visas.
  • Entry points: e-Visa is valid for entry through 28 designated Airports (i.e. 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/Thiruvananthapuram, Varanasi and Vishakhapatnam) and 5 designated seaports (i.e. Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai, and Chennai).
  • Exit points: The foreigner can take exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
  • e-Visa is non-extendable, non-convertible and not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas. If you intend to visit Protected/Restricted/Cantonment areas, you would require prior permission from the Civil Authority please visit here.
  • Yellow Fever: Nationals of Yellow Fever affected countries or travellers arriving from these countries must carry YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CARD at the time of arrival in India, otherwise they may be quarantined for 6 days upon arrival in India. Please visit our Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare latest guidelines regarding yellow fever countries click here.
  • For any assistance call 24x7 e-Visa support center at +91-11-24300666 or send email to indiatvoa@gov.in 


Important instructions:

  • Passport should have atleast 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.
  • You must travel on the Passport on which you have applied for eVisa. Entry will be allowed into India on 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.
  • International Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
  • Not available to international travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin.
  • Not available to Diplomatic or Service/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.
  • Romanian nationals holding Temporary passport of Romania are advised to apply for Regular visa, and not e-Visa.