Most travelers, including Cook Islander, know the hassle and how tiring it could be to go to an Indian embassy for their visa. iVisa understands your concern, and made a better solution for that. Currently, you no longer need to wait in line and avoid going back and forth to the embassy. You can apply for an India evisa, which is the digital version of going to embassy. It is very convenient and all you need is a computer or a smartphone with an internet connection. The best part is that you can apply for your visa from the comfort of your own home.
Prior to applying, you need to check first if you are eligible. Cook Islander can access iVisa’s website and utilize Visa Checker to find out if you are qualified. At the moment, Indian evisa is accepted only at 25 airports and 5 seaports in India. Any other point of entry requires a visit to the embassy.
Just like any other services, iVisa will do most of the work for you, but you need to provide them a few things to have your request processed. Below you will find a list of everything you need to provide:
Valid passport – most Cook Islander can obtain passport without difficulty, and if you already have one, make sure that it is not expired.
Digital photo of yourself – ensure that the photo is recent. You should not make face gestures in it, and the background should be white. Just scan it and be ready to upload it.
A passport scan of the information page
Payment method – iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment. You can use a credit or a debit card, and if you have an account on Paypal, you can use that too.
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.
Application forms can be daunting to travelers, including Cook Islander. However, iVisa’s application form as it is really simple. It only consists of three steps and the company also has an amazing customer service that is ready to take your call day and night in case you need any help.
Step one is about inserting your general information and you should be able to finish it in about 5 minutes. You must also choose the processing time and visa type. Both choices will affect the cost of your visa, so be careful and be sure on what to choose.
Step two will require Cook Islander to review and make the payment. You need to check the accuracy of the information you input because revision is no longer possible once your application is processed.
You will need to answer a few personal questions and upload photo in step three. You may also need to upload additional documents but it is case to case basis. After completing all the steps, submit the form and wait. It does not get any easier than that.
To help you decide on what to visa type and processing time you’ll choose in step one, we have provided you a reference. iVisa provides three types of visas: for tourism, business, and medical. They also provide three options for processing time:
Standard processing – most travelers go for standard because it is the cheapest 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.
As you can see, the whole thing is nothing but simple steps. It should take you about 20 minutes to complete the whole process. You will be impressed with result like many travelers who used the service.