Most people, including Norwegian, do not enjoy going to an embassy for their visa, especially because you have to stand in a long line waiting for apply. Another hassle is that you may be required to travel quite a bit depending on your country of origin. However, there is a better solution out there.
If you are traveling to India. You can apply for an India e-Visa, which is the electronic version of the consular visa. You can do that whenever you like, not only during business hours, 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.
To learn more about this visa, we left you this article with useful information.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I'm from Norway, do I need a visa to enter India?
Yes, all Norwegian citizens require to have a visa to enter India, but this can be an electronic visa.
What is an India e-Visa for Norwegian Citizens?
The India e-Visa is a document that the Indian Government launched to give certain citizens the permission to enter the border legally.
How many types of e-Visa are there for India?
There are thre types of e-Visas you can have to enter the country:
- India Tourist e-Visa
- India Business e-Visa
- India Medical e-Visa
What documents do I have to provide?
Simply provide them a few things to get started and iVisa will do most of the work for you. Below you will find a list of everything you need to offer as a Norwegian:
Valid passport – most Norwegian 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 avoid making any face gestures in it, and the background must be white. Just scan it and be ready to upload it.
A passport scan of the information page
Means of payment – iVisa accepts many methods of payment. You can use a credit or a debit card, and if you have an account on Paypal, you can use that as another option 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 e-Visa.
Letter from the hospital in India – this is valid for people who apply for a [medical visa] (/apply-online/india?nationality=NO&selectedVisaCategory=20).
How long is the Indian e-Visa for Norwegians valid for?
It will depend on the type of e-Visa, but in the case of your Indian Tourist e-Visa, you can use it for 1 year after issued, but don't forget that you can stay in India just for 90 days Total upon arrival.
What are the processing times and visa costs for Norwegians?
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 – 5 days. Because it is the cheapest option, most applicants go for standard. It only costs USD 76.00.
Rush processing – 3 days. The cost goes a bit higher than with the previous option. You will be charged USD 106.00.
Super Rush processing time – 2 days. As you can expect, the price goes even higher. This option will cost you USD 141.00.
How long does it take to apply for the Indian e-Visa?
You won't need more than 20 minutes to complete the application form.
How is the application form for Norwegians
Most forms are difficult to comprehend so many Norwegian may not like it. That does not apply to iVisa’s application form. It only has three easy steps, and in case you need any help, the company has an excellent support service that is ready to take your call day and night.
The first step should take only about 5 minutes of your time and will ask you to insert your general information. You must also choose the processing time and visa type which will affect the cost of your visa, so make sure that you know what you select.
The second step will ask Norwegian to take another look at what you wrote in step one and make the payment. It is highly recommended that you check the accuracy of every piece of information you insert because corrections are not possible after your application is processed.
The last phase consists of a set of personal questions and photo upload. It may differ from person to person but you may need to upload additional documents. After you are done with all three steps, you hit the submit button and wait. It does not get any easier than that.
As you can see, the whole thing is super 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.
Which airports and seaports accept the Indian e-Visa?
Nowadays, there are 25 airports and 5 seaports that allow such a document. A different point of entry requires a consular visa, and in that case you need to visit the Indian embassy in your area.
This document can only be used at the following airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswa, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Varanasi, Thiruvananthapuram, Visakhapatnam.
And the following 5 seaports: Cochin, Goa, New Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai
How many times can I apply for an India tourist e-Visa?
You can apply for 2 e-Visas in a given calendar year (from january to december).
Do I need to get a another Indian e-Visa if I travel with kids?
Every passenger must apply for an Indian e-Visa regardless of their age. This means that also your children should apply separately
How will I know if my India e-Visa is ready to be used?
Once you're done with your application form, we'll send you a follow up via e-mail, and we'll also inform you properly once the India Government approves your e-Visa.
Is it safe to apply for my India e-Visa with iVisa's services?
Yes, we can guarantee you that. We work with many skillfuls professionals that always put a strong effort to keep safe your personal data, so don't stress at all about getting your information leaked on the Internet, that doesn't happen with what we offer.
How does this e-Visa look like?
Where can I read more information about the Indian Electronic Visa?
In case you want to know more about this Indian e-Visa, then click here, we also have some valuable information related to India tourism. But if you're more into personal attention, then we invite you to contact us.
iVisa always focus on the best to simplify the visa process. It has a 9.5 ‘Excellent’ rating from more than 18,000 reviewers on Trustpilot. You can have your Indian e-Visa just as fast as many of our clients do by simply applying online. Visit our website today and get ready to start your adventure!