At the moment, there are more than 150 nationalities including Bulgarian that can apply for an India electronic visa. This program has become successful since it was launched. Due to Bulgarian travelers no longer required to go to the Indian embassy for their visa, has become a big selling point. Basically, you just need a device and an internet connection to apply online. Although many Bulgarian can apply, you still need to check your eligibility. This is possible by using the Visa Checker. You put in your country of origin and choose India as your destination. The information you need will unfold in a second.
What do you needed to provide?
iVisa is happy to make things easier for Bulgarian, but you still need to make a small effort to get started. You are required to provide a few documents which are easy to obtain. Here is the list of 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.
Letter from the hospital in India – this is valid for people who apply for a medical visa.
India evisa for Bulgarian – processing time and cost
Take note that the processing time and visa type (tourist, business, medical) which will determine the amount of an India evisa depends on to things: visa type and processing time. As for the latter, you have three options to choose from and they are as follows:
Standard processing – 96 hours. Because it is the cheapest option, most applicants go for standard. It only costs $87, and your visa will be ready within three business days.
Rush processing – 72 hours. 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.
Super Rush processing time – 48 hours. There is not a significant difference between this option and the previous one. This option will have your application processed in just 18 hours, but those six hours may prove useful in emergent situations. As you can expect, the price goes even higher. This option will cost you $152.
As for the Bulgarian 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.
The application form
iVisa makes things easier for Bulgarian. It’s so simple that it only consists of three simple steps. Aside from being simple, you can contact iVisa’s support service. Support representatives will take your call 24/7 and guide you through the process.
The first step is quite simple. Bulgarian 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 need to choose the visa type and the processing time.
The second step consists of revision and payment. It is important that your information is accurate as possible. You cannot make any corrections once your information is processed. Bulgarian should make sure that you double-check every piece of information before submitting the application.
The third step consists of a personal questionnaire and photo upload. You will be required to upload additional documents but it is case to case basis. Not all Bulgarian need to upload the same documents. 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 permits Bulgarian to stay in India for maximum 60 days with multiple entries, depending on the type. Keep in mind that an India evisa can be used only if you use a designated point of entry. Presently, 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.