News From India

6th April 2017

Dear Friends,
You will be glad to know that Indian electronic tourist visa has become more tourist friendly.  
The highlights/instructions are shown below:-   
1.   The e-Visa is now applicable for 163 countries
2.   e-Visa has 3 sub-categories i.e., e-Tourist visa, e-Business Visa and e-Medical visa.
3.   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
4.   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.
5.   e-Visa fee is country/Territory specific.
6.   e-Visa fee once submitted is non-refundable.
7.   Applicant should carry a copy of Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) along with him/her at the time of travel.
8.   Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at Immigration on arrival in India.
9.   The validity of e-Visa will be 60 days from the date of arrival in India.
10.  Double entry is permitted on e-Tourist Visa and e-Business Visa. Triple entry will be permitted on e-Medical Visa.
11.  e-Visa is valid for entry through 24 designated Airports.
12.  This facility is in addition to the existing Visa services.
13.  e-Visa can be availed for maximum of two times in a calendar year i.e. between January to December.
14.  e-Visa is non-extendable, non-convertible & 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.
15.  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.
16.  The e-Visa fee payment status up-dation may take up to 4 hours due to technical reasons/network delays. Before re-applying, the applicants are requested to wait for 4 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.
17.  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 here.
18.  For any assistance call 24 x 7 e-Visa support center at +91-11-24300666 or send email to

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