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| Updated on Nov 27, 2018

INDIA VISA FOR CANADIAN PASSPORT HOLDERS

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

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Frequently asked questions

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

YES, Canadian passport holders must obtain an India Visa before traveling to India. BUT, you don't have to go to an embassy, you can apply for an India Visa online.

How can I obtain an India Visa?

The easiest way for Canadian citizens to obtain an India visa is to apply online at iVisa.com.

How Long can Canadian Citizens stay in India?

30 DAYS. The India Tourist e-Visa remains valid for one year starting from the date you arrive in India and grants a maximum of 2 trips of 30 days each.

India Visa for Canadian Citizens Requirements

YOU NEED:

  1. A valid passport (for six months from the date of arrival in India).

  2. A digital passport photo

  3. A Passport scan

Gather your documents and begin your Indian visa here.

How long does it take to get an India Visa for Canadian citizens?

FOUR DAYS. There is a super rush option where you can expedite your visa in 18-24 hours.

IF you apply for your India visa at iVisa.com, you can submit your application months in advance and let iVisa submit your visa when your application window opens.

India Visa for Canadian Citizens Fees and Costs

$82 USD for Canadian citizens and there is a service fee of 35 USD.

India Visa for Canadian Citizens Application Form

Apply here India Visa Application Form.

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What is the difference between Airport and Sea port arrivals?

  • Airport arrival: Flight arriving at an airport.

NOTE: You may only enter India with the eVisa through these 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 & Vishakhapatnam

  • Seaport arrival: When you arrive in India via a boat/ferry/cruise ship at a seaport.

NOTE: Entry is possible ONLY through these 5 seaports:

Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai and Chennai.

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.

What are the photo requirements for an India e-visa application?

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

DIGITAL PHOTO REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

  3. Photo should present Full face, front view, eyes open

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

  5. Background should be plain light colored or white background

  6. No shadows on the face or on the background

  7. Without borders

Can I go to India multiple times a year with this visa or how many times can I use it?

NO. The eVisa for india as a Tourist is for a maximum of 2 visits in a calendar year.

NOTE: Every time you apply for the eVisa it will count towards the 2 applications yearly.

IMPORTANT:

IF you made a mistake on 1) order/application and you need to re-apply (second order) then this also counts as two applications, even if the first one is not used. This is very important to note as you will HAVE to apply for the "3rd" visa at an Indian embassy near you.

IF you require a visa with multiple entries and a longer validity then you need to contact your local Indian Consulate for more information.

How can I retrieve my India visa?

We will send you your India e-visa by email. Please check your spam folder if you have not received it.

IF you applied on our site then you can LOGIN to your online account.

All you need to do is to sign in and setup a password so that you can access your account online OR if needed you may also reset your passport here: login/forgot_password

I want a tourist visa to India, what is the fastest way to apply?

The fastest way for get your Visa for India is to apply here

Visas in 3 simple steps:

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

  2. You have to complete all your info as well as upload additional documents (passport photo and a photo scan of your passport).

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

The whole process shouldn’t take more than 48 hours.

Is the India e-visa for a single entry or multiple entries?

IT DEPENDS on the type of visa that you apply for. The tourist and business e-visa are double entry visas while the medical treatment e-Visa is a triple entry visa.

Do you need a printed copy of the Indian e-visa?

YES. Just print the e-visa we will send you after filling out this 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?

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Conclusion

Government-created visa application forms can be a problem to complete, and the guidelines often leave travelers confused rather than better-informed.

  • Standard Processing: 96 hours.
  • Rush Processing: 72 hours.
  • Super Rush Processing: 48 hours.

Get your India visa fast and easy. Join thousands of satisfied customers with ivisa.

APPLY FOR YOUR INDIA E-VISA NOW!

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Albert Brendon anderson (57 days ago)
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