Nobody, including Jamaican, wants to go to an embassy to get their visa. Aside from the hassle of standing in line, and depending on your country of origin, you may also be required to travel quite a bit. But traveling to India is a bit different. You can apply for an India evisa, which is the electronic version of going to an embassy. You may do it anytime you like, even outside business hours, for as long as you have a computer or a smart phone with an internet connection. The best part is that you can apply for your visa from the comfort of your own home.
It is also very easy to check your availability, and won’t take much of your time. Jamaican can simply access iVisa’s website, click on the Visa Checker in the upper right corner, and you will know immediately whether or not you qualify for an electronic visa. Also, keep in mind that the Indian evisa is accepted only at 25 airports and 5 seaports in India. Any other point of entry requires a trip to the embassy.
iVisa will definitely do most of the work for you, as long as you provide them a few things to get started. Below you will find a list of everything you need to provide:
Valid passport – most Jamaican will have no trouble with getting a passport, 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
Means of payment – 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.
Most Jamaican may not like forms as it is difficult to understand, but iVisa’s application form is different. It is divided into three easy steps, and if you need any help, the iVisa has an excellent support service that is ready to take your call day and night.
The first step is about filling in your general information. It should take only about 5 minutes of your time. In this step, you must also choose the processing time and visa type. Take note that both choices will affect the cost of your visa, so be careful of which you will choose.
The second step will ask Jamaican to review what you wrote in step one and make the payment. It is highly recommended that you check the accuracy of the information you insert because corrections are not possible after your application is processed.
The last step consists of a set of personal questions and photo upload. You need to upload additional documents. They differ from case to case, so do not expect to have the same requirements as the next person. After you are done with all three steps, you hit the submit button and wait. It does not get any easier than that.
The cost of your visa depends on two things: visa type and processing time. iVisa provides three types of visas: for tourism, business, and medical. As for processing time, you have three options:
Standard processing – most travelers go for standard because it is the cheapest option. It costs just $35, 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 $65.
As you can see, the whole thing is more than simple. It should take you about 20 minutes to be done with the application process. Thousands of people have done so and are more than satisfied with the results. There is no reason you will not be as well.