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.
The easiest way for Canadian citizens to obtain an India visa is to apply online at iVisa.com.
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.
A valid passport (for six months from the date of arrival in India).
A digital passport photo
Gather your documents and begin your Indian visa here.
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.
$82 USD for Canadian citizens and there is a service fee of 35 USD.
Apply here India Visa Application Form.
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
NOTE: Entry is possible ONLY through these 5 seaports:
Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai and Chennai.
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.
Upload a digital photograph as part of the process for Visa to India.
DIGITAL PHOTO REQUIREMENTS:
If you want to ensure that your photo is 100%, we recommend using MyPassportPhotos.com
The height and width of the Photo must be equal
Photo should present Full face, front view, eyes open
Center head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin
Background should be plain light colored or white background
No shadows on the face or on the background
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.
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.
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.
Visas in 3 simple steps:
You complete your application form online (it takes less than 5 minutes)
You have to complete all your info as well as upload additional documents (passport photo and a photo scan of your passport).
The whole process shouldn’t take more than 48 hours.
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.
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.
Government-created visa application forms can be a problem to complete, and the guidelines often leave travelers confused rather than better-informed.
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