French Citizens who plan a trip to India for tourism, business, or medical reasons are no longer required to obtain a consular visa to enter the country. That's because India adopted the eVisa system. As a result, you can apply for an India eVisa online and iVisa can help you with this online process.
It's not difficult to obtain this document, so we recommend you to read the FAQs below to learn how to apply and get one step closer to India.
Frequently Asked Questions / FAQs
I have a French passport, do I need a visa to travel to India?
Yes, French passport holders need a visa to enter India. However, you can simply apply for an India Tourist eVisa with your french passport, being a lot easier than going to an Indian embassy. You can check the requirements here.
How many types of eVisas are there for French?
There are three types of eVisas for French citizens:
PLEASE NOTE that the information on this blog post focuses more on the Indian Tourist eVisa. The information can change depending on the visa type you need. You can check information and requirements for the Business and Medical eVisa here.
What is an Indian Tourist eVisa?
The [Indian Tourist e-Visa]/apply-online/india?nationality=FR&selectedVisaCategory=18) is a document that allows you to enter India with an electronic link to your passport.
How long is the Indian Tourist eVisa for?
This IndianTourist eVisa has a validity of 1 year after issued. It alos gives you Multiple Entry for a maximum stay of 90 days in Total.
What are the requirements?
While the online application process is far more accessible than the one at the embassy, you still need to make sure that you meet a minimum of requirements. Even so, you will have an easy time with this part because these documents aren't hard to get. Here is the shortlist:
Applicant Photo Passport Personal Details Scan Last Page of Passport (if applicable) National ID Card (if applicable) Selfie holding the physical credit card used for the transaction is needed to verify payment. Only the last 4 digits of the credit card must be visible in the picture. Only one image is needed per order. (if applicable)
Passport Personal Details Scan
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
National ID Card (if applicable)
Selfie holding the physical credit card used for the transaction is needed to verify payment. Only the last 4 digits of the credit card must be visible in the picture. Only one image is needed per order. (if applicable)
iVisa will send you the travel document via e-mail as soon as it is issued. That is why you need to provide a valid e-mail address.
You should also consider that iVisa is pretty flexible when it comes to payment. You can use a credit or debit card, but if you have a PayPal accountt, you can use it as well.
What are the processing times and fees?
The cost of your Indian eVisa depends on the processing time option you choose for your application, as well as the visa type. iVisa gives you three options so that you can select the one that is most convenient for you. They are as follows:
Standard processing – 5 days. This is the least expensive option, and that's why most applicants prefer it. It only costs USD 86.00 (service fees included).
Rush processing – 3 days. The cost goes a bit higher this time. You will be charged USD 116.00 (service fees included).
Super Rush processing time – 2 days. As you can guess, the price goes even higher with this option. You'll pay USD 151.00 (service fees included).
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How can I apply for this online eVisa?
After you have everything required, you can proceed to fill in the application form. Remember that if you need any help or you have questions about the process, you can contact iVisa’s customer support.
iVisa created a short and simple form that is broken down into three steps:
The first one asks you to provide your personal information, passport info, and travel details. You also have to choose a processing time and visa type at this point.
The second step asks you to handle the payment and review your form carefully.
The third step requires you to upload the supporting documents of your application.
When you're ready with these steps, you can send your request, and iVisa will take it from there.
As you can expect, the process of getting an Indian eVisa is incredibly accessible when you apply with iVisa.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
You can apply for family members or friends by making sure that you have all the required documents (you can see the list above). You can apply here entering their data. If you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the information required.
Just keep in mind that they must be French passport holders too.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you made a mistake while filling in your application, just contact one of our customer service agents immediately. We will be ready to help you 24/7.
If we already submitted your application, you will NOT be able to make any changes and you will have to apply again.
How does the Indian e-Visa look like?
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my India Tourist eVisa?
Using iVisa's service, your personal information couldn't be safer since we provide you maximum safety for your personal data and we invest a lot in the security of our database. You can verify what thousands of happy customers say about us here.