It is more accessible to obtain an India visa for Gambians nowadays. You can now accomplish it at home rather than going to Indian embassy. You simply need to access the internet using a computer or smartphone. More than 150 nationalities that can apply for such a document, you still need to make sure that you are eligible. You can do that by using the Visa Checker you find on iVisa’s website. It is easy to use and will save you of a lot of visa policy research.
What do you need to provide
There is only a shortlist of things Gambians need to provide. iVisa will do most of the work, but you still need to help them get started. Here is what you need:
Passport – there are 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. You should not make face gestures in it, and the background should be white.
A scanned passport with its information page
Means of payment – iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment. You can use a credit or a debit card, and since Paypal has become quite popular, you can use that as well.
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 you need to pay?
Most Gambians might be worried about the fee because it might be an expensive service. However, iVisa provides excellent service at competitive prices. The amount of your visa depends on two factors: processing time and visa cost. As for the former, you can choose one of the three available options:
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, Gambians can travel to India on an evisa for tourism, business, or medical purposes. Depending on which one you choose, you will pay a particular price. The fees for the tourist evisa are listed above. The business and medical visas cost an additional $10 more for each processing time
The application form
While forms can be complicated, iVisa provides one of the easiest forms that Gambians will ever fill in. It consists of three stages that will take only 20 minutes to complete. However, in case you need any help, there is a support service that is at your disposal 24/7.
The first step is to fill in your general information and choose both the processing time and visa type. It will only take 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. Check the spelling carefully. 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.
The visa you receive will enable Gambians multiple entries and stay in India for maximum 60 days. Apart from that, remember that the India evisa is accepted only at 25 airports and 5 seaports. If you select another point of entry during your trip, you will have to go to the embassy after all.