Travelling to a new country can sometimes be a hectic experience, what with the different requirements for travel documents and permissions. We are making the process simple for you with this step by step guide on how and where to apply for an Indian visa.

All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa. All foreigners except for nationals of Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives, need a visa to enter India.

The Indian government has made this process hassle free by introducing the evisa, which can be applied through an online application form. There are certain types of visas which still need to be applied for at your local Indian Embassy/ High Commission. But for most tourists / causal business visitors, just follow the steps.

You have the option of either applying at your local Indian diplomatic mission or through the online application process as stated below.

Please note that there are several websites online which claim to be the official visa application page or claim to facilitate the Indian visa process. The below link is the only official and valid link for the Indian e-visa. You don’t need to go through any other site or merchant. They are not authorised and they overcharge.

All visa rules and regulations and border openings are subject to change by the authorities. We will inform you of any changes at the time of processing the reservations.

the process

step 1:

Apply for the Visa online. by filling the online application form available at
.You Will need to the fill the form, upload your photo (meeting the specifications listed on the website) and a scan of your passport page.


step 2:

Pay for the e-visa fee online using your credit or debit card.


step 3:

You will receive a confirmation for submission of the application This is not the visa. You may use this application number to login to the system to see your visa status at


step 4:

You will receive a confirmation email with the e-visa number within 3-5 days. This is an important document so make sure you save it.


step 5:

You must print this e-visa confirmation (email and status from the website) to present at the immigration counter at the time of travel. Now, you’re ready to fly to India!



  • International Travelers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sight-seeing casual visit to meet friends or relatives. short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
  • Passport should have at least 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.
  • International Travelers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
  • International Travelers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.
  • Not available to individuals endorsed on parent’s / spouse’s passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport. E-Tourist Visa will be granted only against valid passports.
  • Not available to International Travel Document Holders.
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