India now grants Tourist eVisas to citizens of over 150 countries including Australia, meaning you won’t need to visit the consulate and wait in queues for hours to get a stamp in your passport. However, you need to apply for your visa in time because late applications won’t be processed. Below, this article details the process of obtaining your India Tourist eVisa online for Australian citizens as well as answers the most frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How long in advance should I apply for the eVisa?
Australian passport holders must obtain an India eVisa at least four days before visiting India. Now you can complete your application at home without having to go to the Indian Embassy or wait in line.
I have an Australian passport, do I need a visa to visit India?
Yes, citizens from Australia will require an electronic tourist visa.
You can check requirements here.
Which visa types are there for Australians?
There are these kinds of visas for Australian passport holders visiting India:
You can check them all here.
NOTE: The information on this blog is about the Tourist eVisa. Information can vary for the Business and Medical Visas.
How long can Australian citizens stay in India?
The Tourist eVisa grants Australian citizens a maximum of 90 days Total Per Entry and offers Multiple Entry.
What are the documents required to apply?
We require the following to submit your application:
A digital copy of the bio page of your passport in PDF format.
A digital passport photo in JPEG format.
A credit/debit card or PayPal account for the payment.
What are the processing times and prices?
iVisa provides three options for processing time and this will determine the price:
Standard processing – 5 days. Because it is the cheapest option, most applicants go for standard. It only costs USD 76.00 (service fees included).
Rush processing – 72 hours. The cost goes a bit higher than with the previous option. You will be charged USD 106.00 (service fees included).
Super Rush processing time – 48 hours. As you can expect, the price goes even higher. This option will cost you USD 141.00 (service fees included).
Click here to start your application.
How does the India Tourist eVisa work?
iVisa handles the process to get your eVisa by using the India eVisa system. We enter the information provided by you in the India eVisa system, then, the government checks it out and grants your eVisa that we send you by email. So, your Indian Tourist eVisa issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Indian Government.
How long does it take to apply for an Indian Tourist eVisa?
Less than 10 minutes. You just need to fill in our simple application form.
How can I apply for an Indian Tourist eVisa?
The application form has only three steps and the company has an amazing customer service that is ready to take your call day and night in case you need any help.
You have to insert your general information in the first step. You should be able to finish it in about 5 minutes. You must also choose the processing time and visa type. Both choices will affect the cost of your visa, so be sure about what to choose.
The second step will require a you to review and make the payment. It is highly recommended that you check the accuracy of the information you input because revision is no longer possible once your application is processed.
You will need to answer a few personal questions and upload a photo in the last step. You may also need to upload additional documents but it is a case to case basis.
Click here to start. After completing all the steps, submit the form and wait. It does not get any easier than that.
What happens after I have applied?
Once you submit your application, you just need to wait for your visa to arrive on the timeframe chosen. We will send it to you by email in PDF format. You do not need to go to the embassy anymore! Then, you need to print your Tourist eVisa to be shown at your arrival in India.
How does the Electronic Tourist Visa look like?
Can I travel to India with a refugee travel document instead of a passport?
No. All travelers who wish to apply online for their India Visa need to have a valid passport document.
If you have a refugee travel document, then you need to contact the nearest Indian Consulate to apply.
Can Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders or Laissez-passer travel document holders apply for an eVisa?
The eVisa is not available for Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders or Laissez-passer travel document holders. This also includes applicants holding an emergency/limited passport.
Can I enter India with my eVisa at any point of entry?
No. The e-visa can only be used at the following airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum & Varanasi. And 3 seaports: Cochin, Goa, and Mangalor.
Is it safe to use iVisa?
Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer.