Currently, there are more than 150 nationalities including Belgians that can apply for an India electronic visa. This program has become popular since its inception, and the fact that Belgians are no longer required to go to the Indian embassy for their visa is a huge selling point. You just simply need a device and an internet connection, and you can already apply online. While many Belgians can apply, you still need to check your eligibility. You can do that using the Visa Checker. You just need to enter your country of origin and choose India as your destination. The result will then be shown immediately.
While iVisa will definitely do most of the work for Belgians, you still need to make a small effort. You need to provide the necessary documents for the process. The list is not long, and the things on it are easy to obtain. Here is what you need:
Valid passport – you will have no issues with obtaining a passport, and if you already have one, take a look at its expiry date.
Digital photo of yourself – it is preferable that the photo is as recent as possible. You should not make face gestures in it, and the background should be white. Just scan it and upload it when you are told to.
A passport scan of the information page
Means of payment – iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment. You can use a credit or a debit card, and since Paypal has become quite standard these days, you can use that as well.
Business card copy and invitation letter – this requirement applies to people who want to go to India on business and apply for an India business evisa.
Take note that the cost of an India evisa depends on two factors: visa type (tourist, business, medical) and processing time.
For the processing time, you have three options to choose from, and they are as follows:
Standard processing – most Belgians go for standard because it is the least expensive option. It costs just $87, and your visa will be ready within three business days.
Rush processing – this time your application will be processed in just 1 business day. However, the cost goes a bit higher than with the previous option. You will be charged $117.
For the Belgians visa type and how it affects the cost, the fees above apply to a tourist visa. A medical or a business visa will be $10 more expensive.
While we are most not happy about forms, iVisa makes things easier for Belgians. The form they provide is broken down into three simple steps, and if you are in need of help, you can contact iVisa’s support service. Someone will take your call 24/7 and guide you through the process.
The first step is very easy. Belgians just need to insert your basic information such as name, address, e-mail, passport info, date of birth, marital status, and so on. At this point, you are also required to choose the visa type and the processing time.
The next step is all about revision and payment. Here, you need to make sure that the information you provided are correct and accurate. Once your information is processed, you cannot make any corrections. Belgians should make sure that you double-check every piece of information before submitting the application.
The final step consists of a personal questionnaire and photo upload. You will be asked to upload additional documents, which is a case to case basis. Not all Belgians need to upload the same amount. Not to worry, you will be instructed what you need to upload. Once you complete all three steps, just submit your application and wait for it to arrive in your e-mail inbox in the timeframe you chose. It is as simple as that.
The document will allow Belgians to stay in India for maximum 60 days with multiple entries, depending on the type. However, keep in mind that an India evisa can be used only if you use a designated point of entry. At the moment there are 25 airports and 5 seaports that accept such a document. A different point of entry requires a consular visa for which you need to visit the Indian embassy in your area.