iVisa | Updated on Feb 09, 2020

Canadians can apply for an Electronic Tourist Visa (Tourist eVisa). Below you will find useful information for how Canadian citizens can apply and obtain an India eVisa in the easiest way possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do Canadian passport holders need a Visa to go to India?

YES, Canadian passport holders must obtain an India Visa before traveling to India. To check the requirements, click here.

Which visa types are there for Canadians wishing to go to India?

There are these types of visas:

  • Tourist eVisa.

  • Business eVisa.

  • Medical eVisa.

PLEASE NOTE: the information on this blog is about the India Tourist eVisa. Data can change depending on the visa type you need. You can check the information and requirements for the Business and Medical eVisa here.

What is a Tourist eVisa?

The India Tourist eVisa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within India. It is also electronically linked to your passport.

How Long can Canadian Citizens stay in India?

180 days Total. The India Tourist eVisa remains valid for 1 year after issued and grants Multiple Entry.

India Visa for Canadian Citizens Requirements

To apply you will need:

  • Applicant Photo

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

have these requirements at hand and begin your India eVisa application here.

What are the photo requirements for an India eVisa application?

Upload a digital photograph as part of the process for Visa to India.


  1. If you want to ensure that your photo is 100%, we recommend using

  2. The height and width of the Photo must be equal

  3. The photo should show your full face, front view, eyes open

  4. Center head within frame and present full head from the top of hair to bottom of the chin

  5. The background should be plain light-colored or white background

  6. No shadows on the face or on the background

  7. Without borders

What are the processing times and prices?

Keep in mind that the cost of an India eVisa will depend on two factors that you will choose: 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 processing5 days. Because it is the cheapest option, most applicants go for standard. It only costs USD 76.00 (service fees included).

  • Rush processing3 days. The cost goes a bit higher than with the previous option. You will be charged USD 106.00 (service fees included).

  • Super Rush processing time2 days. As you can expect, the price goes 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?

Currently, travelers from more than 160 countries can apply for a Tourist eVisa, Business eVisa or Medical eVisa, depending on the purpose of their visit to India. Travelers who use the eVisa program apply, pay a fee online and receive their electronic visa online before traveling to India. Yes, it's that simple.

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.

How long does it take to apply for an Indian Tourist eVisa?

Filling in the application form with your data will take you less than 10 minutes.

How can I apply for an Indian Tourist eVisa?

Don't worry, the application process is very simple. The form we provide is broken down into three easy steps, and if you need of help, iVisa’s support service will take your call 24/7 and guide you through the process.

  1. Complete your application form online (it takes less than 5 minutes).

  2. Complete adding all your information and upload any additional documents (passport photo and a photo scan of your passport).

  3. Once we have your details online, the passport photo and the passport information, we will process your eVisa.

Click here to apply. Once you complete all three steps, 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.

What happens after I have applied?

You just need to wait for your India Tourist eVisa to be sent by email in the timeframe you chose in PDF format. No need to deal with the embassy.

Do you need a printed copy of the Indian eVisa?

YES. Just print the eVisa we will send you after filling out the online form.

NOTE: The confirmation email contains: your application ID, visa number and visa validity. We suggest travelers print this confirmation and keep a copy with your passport.

How does the Electronic Tourist Visa look like?

This is how your eVisa will look like:

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What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

If you made a mistake in your application, just contact one of our customer service representatives immediately. We will be ready to help you 24/7.

If we already submitted your application, you will NOT be able to make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.

Is it safe to use iVisa to get my India Tourist eVisa?

With iVisa, your personal information could not be safer since we offer you maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.

I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more info?

If you have some specific questions click here and start chatting with one of our customer service representatives. You can also find more info and FAQs here.

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