It is now convenient to acquire an India visa for Costa Ricans. Back in the day, you needed to take a trip to the Indian embassy. Today it is doable at the comfort of your home. Just use computer or a smartphone that is connected to internet. There are more than 150 nationalities that can apply for such a document and you just need to make sure that you are eligible. This can be done using Visa Checker that you can find on iVisa’s website. It is easy to use and will spare you of a lot time in visa policy research.
What do you need to submit?
Fortunately, the list of things Costa Ricans need to provide is short. In fact, iVisa will do most of the work and you only need few things to help them get started. Below is the list:
Passport – you will have no difficulties in obtaining a passport, and if you already have one, make sure that it is still valid. Just look at the expiry date.
Digital photo of yourself – it is recommended that the photo is recently taken. Face gestures are not allowed, and the background should be white.
A passport scan of the information page
Payment means – iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment. Aside from using credit or a debit card, Paypal is accepted too since it quite popular now.
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.
How much is the fee?
Service cost might be a concern for most Costa Ricans. However, rest assured that iVisa provides amazing service for an affordable price. The cost of your visa depends on two factors: processing time and visa cost. There are three available options for visa cost:
Standard processing – 96 hours. Because it is the cheapest option, most applicants go for standard. It only costs $87.
Rush processing – 72 hours. The cost goes a bit higher than with the previous option. You will be charged $117.
Super Rush processing time – 48 hours. As you can expect, the price goes even higher. This option will cost you $152.
As for the visa type, Costa Ricans can travel to India for purposes such as evisa for tourism, business, and medical. Depending on which one you choose, there is a specific price. The fees for the tourist evisa are listed above. The business and medical visas will cost an additional $10 more.
The application forms
Complicated forms can cause worries or stress. iVisa had simplified that forms that Costa Ricans will fill in. It should take only 20 minutes for all three stages to complete. In addition, there is a customer service standing by 24/7 in case you need assistance.
It should take you about 5 minutes to complete that first step. Fill in your general information and choose both the processing time and visa type. It should take you about 5 minutes for all that. The second step consists of revision and payment. Make sure that all the information you provide is 100% accurate. Spelling should be check carefully. Lastly, the third step will ask you to answer a few personal questions and upload any additional documents you are required. After you are done with all that, you can click the submit button and wait. That is about it.
Costa Ricans are permitted multiple entries with their evisa and can stay in India for maximum 60 days. Keep in mind that the India evisa is accepted only at 25 airports and 5 seaports. You will have to go to the embassy if you select another point of entry during your trip.