Everybody hates going to an embassy for their visa, including travelers from Thailand. Besides making long lines, you may have to commute quite far to reach your local consulate. However, if you plan to visit India, there is a better solution out there. You can apply for an India eVisa, which is the electronic version of a conventional physical visa. The best part is that you can apply for your visa from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer or a smartphone with an internet connection to start your application.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have a Thai passport, do I need a visa to visit India?
Yes, you will need an electronic tourist visa.
If you opt for your electronic visa via iVisa, you will find the process to be really fast and simple. You can check the requirements to apply for an eVisa here.
Which visa types are there for Thai passport holders?
iVisa offers three types of visas online for Thai:
You can check the requirements for all of them here.
NOTE: This blog is about the Tourist eVisa. If you want to check information about the other types, you can click here.
What is an India Tourist eVisa?
The India Tourist eVisa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within India and is electronically linked to your passport.
How long can visitors with a Thai passport stay in India with a Tourist eVisa?
Thai citizens entering India with a Tourist eVisa will be able to stay in the country for a maximum of 90 days in Total. This visa also grants Multiple Entry to India.
What are the documents required to apply?
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 Thai 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.
Payment mode – 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.
Letter from the hospital in India – this is valid for people who apply for a medical visa.
How long is the India Tourist eVisa valid?
The Tourist eVisa expires 1 year after issued.
What are the processing times and prices?
iVisa provides three options for processing time:
Standard processing – 5 Business Days. Because it is the cheapest option, most applicants go for standard. It only costs USD 76.00 (service fees included).
Rush processing – 3 Business Days. The cost goes a bit higher than with the previous option. You will be charged USD 106.00 (service fees included).
Super Rush processing time – 2 Business Days. As you can expect, the price goes even higher. This option will cost you USD 141.00 (service fees included).
Click here to start your application.
How does the India Tourist eVisa work?
iVisa handles the process to get your eVisa by using the India eVisa system by entering the information provided by you in the India eVisa system. Then, the government checks it out and grants your eVisa that we send you by email. So, your Indian Tourist eVisa issued electronically by the Indian Government's Ministry of Foreign Affairs
How long does it take to apply for an Indian Tourist eVisa?
Less than 10 minutes. You just need to fill in the application form. Then, iVisa handles the rest!
How can I apply for an Indian Tourist eVisa?
Most Thai may not like forms, mainly because it is difficult to understand. iVisa’s application form is quite the opposite. It consists of three easy steps, and in case you need any help, the company has an amazing customer service that is ready to take your call day and night.
The first step will ask you to insert your general information and that should take only about 5 minutes of your time. You must also choose the processing time and visa type. Both choices will affect the cost of your visa, so be sure about what to choose.
The second step will ask Thai 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 the information you input because revision is no longer allowed once your application is processed.
You will need to answer personal questions and upload a photo in the last step. You may also need to upload additional documents but it is a case to case basis.
After you are done with all three steps, submit the form and wait. It does not get any easier than that.
Do I need to get separate eVisa for my children?
Yes, every passenger must hold an eVisa regardless of their age.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
To apply for others, you will need to have all their required documents (mentioned above). Then, you just fill in the application form with his or her information. If you plan to apply for more than one person, just click on 'Add new applicant' and follow the same process.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If this is the case, then please contact immediately one of our customer service representatives via online by clicking here, and we will assist you.
Your India Tourist eVisa is linked to your passport number, if we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my India Tourist eVisa?
Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.
I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more info?
Click here to contact one of our customer service representatives, they will answer all your questions any time of the day! Alternatively, you can find more info and FAQs about the Indian eVisas here.