All tourists planning to visit India must apply for a visa through the online India Visa E-Link. All travellers must have a valid passport and a printout of their Indian Tourist Visa approval letter that was emailed to them before they leave their country of origin.
Visitors to India should have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in the country with at least 2 blank pages for stamping by the Immigration officer for Indian Visa. A return ticket or onward-journey ticket is required, as well as enough funds for the period of time spent in India.
For delivery times, applicants from eligible countries applying for an e-Tourist Visa for India are required to apply online at least 4 business days prior to the date of arrival with a window period of 120 days. These delivery times do not apply to Chinese and Sri Lankan passport holders and the delivery time for these nationalities is 5 business days for urgent processing and 10 business days for normal processing.
Application Checklist for Indian Visa
To obtain a visa for India, visitors need to upload a scanned copy of the front page of their original passport, plus a digital photograph with a white background. Such photos may be taken at home with a digital camera or mobile phone camera with a white background. Before commencing with your application you should have all these documents ready on a laptop, smart phone, or IPad. You will be required to pay the required visa fee which is non-refundable.
An official India Visa is valid for 60 days from arrival in the country and must be availed of within the period of validity. An Indian e-Tourist Visa for Tourism and Business purposeVisa For Indias will valid for 2 entries from the date of first arrival in India. For medical purposes an Indian visa will be valid for 3 entries from first date of arrival in the country. An Indian Visa is valid for a maximum of 2 entries in any one calendar year through the 25 designated airports. However, foreigners may exit the country via any authorized ICPs (Immigration Check Posts) in India. The Indian Embassy has the authority to grant or reject an application for Indian Visa.