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iVisa | Updated on Mar 04, 2019

Getting a tourist visa for India is very simple and 100% online. As a UK passport holder you only need to apply for an online e-Visa. India will issue UK travelers a tourist e-Visa via email that allows you to enter the country for 60 days per entry.

Fill out this online form to begin the process!


India eVisa Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to contact the Embassy for my Visa?

NO. To travel to India for any periods under 60 days you can apply online and the visa sent at your email.

What Do I need when I get to the airport?

You need:

  1. Valid passport
  2. Picture ID
  3. Your e-Visa to India. We recommend you to bring a printed version of the e-Visa.

What is the price for an Indian e-Visa for UK citizens?

When ordering through iVisa, you will pay $102.5 government fee for the visa to India and a small $35 processing fee.

IF you need your visa rushed, there are additional fees, But they are completely optional and usually not needed.

Can I get my e-Visa quickly?

YES. When you apply for an e-visa to India through iVisa we provide this options:

  1. Super rush processing: Takes from 18 to 24 hours, depending on the time of day you ordered.
  2. Standard processing: You will receive the electronic visa via email within 72 hours of applying online.

What is the difference between Airport and Sea port arrivals?

  • Airport arrival: Flight arriving at an airport.

Note that you can enter India with the tourist e-Visa ONLY at these points of entry:

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Amritsar
  3. Bagdogra
  4. Bengaluru
  5. Calicut
  6. Chennai
  7. Chandigarh
  8. Cochin
  9. Coimbatore
  10. Delhi
  11. Gaya
  12. Goa
  13. Guwahati
  14. Hyderabad
  15. Jaipur
  16. Kolkata
  17. Lucknow
  18. Madurai
  19. Mangalore
  20. Mumbai
  21. Nagpur
  22. Pune
  23. Tiruchirapalli
  24. Trivandrum
  25. Varanasi
  26. Vishakhapatnam.
  • Seaport arrival: When you arrive to India via a boat/ferry/cruise ship at a seaport.

Entry is possible ONLY through these 5 seaports:

  1. Cochin
  2. Goa
  3. Mangalore
  4. Mumbai
  5. Chennai.

How does the Electronic Tourist Visa look like?

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What are the photo requirements for an India e-visa application?

You have to upload a digital photograph as part of the application process for the Visa to India.

The photo should meet the following requirements:

  • The height and width of the Photo must be equal
  • Photo should present Full face, front view, eyes open
  • Center head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin
  • Background should be plain light colored or white background
  • No shadows on the face or on the background
  • Without borders

TIP: If you want to ensure that your photo is 100%, we recommend using MyPassportPhotos.com

Can I go to India multiple times a year with this visa or how many times can I use it?

No. The eVisa for india as a Tourist is a double entry visa. You can enter India only two times within a calendar year.

Travelers are ONLY able to get up to 2 e-Visas per calendar year. Every time you apply for the eVisa it will count towards the 2 applications yearly.

IMPORTANT: If you made a mistake on one (1) order/application and you need to re-apply, the second order will count as two applications, even if the first one is not used. This is very important to note as you will HAVE to apply for the "3rd" visa at an Indian embassy near you.

IF you require a visa with multiple entries and a longer validity then you need to contact your local Indian Consulate for more information.

How can I retrieve my India visa?

EMAIL. Just LOGIN to your online account generated automatically for you after applying for your India Visa online.

All you need to do is sign in and setup a password so that you can access your account online OR if needed you may also reset your password (here.

I want a tourist visa to India, what is the fastest way to apply?

Just fill out this form and follow 3 easy steps.


1)Complete your application form online (it takes less than 5 minutes)

2) Complete all your info and upload additional documents (passport photo and a photo scan of your passport).

3) Once we have your details online, the passport photo and the passport photo information, we will process your eVisa.

The whole process shouldn’t take more than 48 hours.

Do I require a vaccine when traveling abroad to India?

IT DEPENDS. Some governments require proof of yellow fever vaccination IF you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever.

Is the India e-visa for a single entry or multiple entries?

The Tourist and Business e-Visa are double entry visas, and medical eVisa is a triple entry visa.

Does my child need a visa to travel to India?

YES. everybody must apply for an e-Visa regardless of their age.


  • Standard Processing: 96 hours.
  • Rush Processing: 72 hours.
  • Super Rush Processing: 48 hours.
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“I am going on a cruise flying from Uk to Malaysia to join ship and then our first port is Andaman Islands and then various ports around India. Can you please tell me will an e visa be the correct visa to apply for if we are going to Andaman Islands first. Some people are saying it is right and others are saying we need a full visa. Can you confirm please ”
Susan Bint (160 days ago)
“Dear Susan: You will not need a visa (e-VIsa or otherwise) if you are transiting through India and you will not leave the transit area or go through customs. Otherwise, you will need to apply for the Indian Tourist e-Visa. The Indian Tourist e-Visa allows for 2 (two) entries into India (double entry visa). Despite the Indian e-Visa being a double entry visa, it is important to note the Indian Tourist e-Visa can be used a maximum of two times in a calendar year i.e. between January to December. Here is the link to apply for the India Tourist e-Visa online: https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/india”
iVisa Support (157 days ago)
“I am on a cruise and will enter Mumbai port on 10th of December,11th of December Mormugoa,Goa, 12th Dec Mangalore and Coachin 13th of December and we depart Coachin on the 14th. Can we use e-Visa for this ? Mahendra Parmar ”
Mahendra Parmar (138 days ago)
“Dear Mahendra: You will not need a visa (e-VIsa or otherwise) if you are transiting through India and you will not leave the transit area. Otherwise, you will need to apply for the tourist e-Visa. The Indian Tourist e-Visa allows for 2 (two) entries into India (double entry visa) and you are allowed to get up to three eVisas in a calendar year. You can find additional information related to the Indian Tourist e-Visa here: https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/india”
iVisa Support (133 days ago)
“Hi, if i am flying on 7th dec and arriving on 8th dec, when should i apply for evisa. Is evisa possible for uk paasport holders?”
Ahmed Umer (126 days ago)
“Dear Ahmed Umer: India requires that you apply within 120 days of your intended arrival date. However, you can apply with us at any time, as we will automatically queue your order until it's the right time to process your application. It is also advised that you apply no later than 4 days in advance of your arrival in case of any unexpected delays. Here is the link to start your application for your Indian visa: https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/india”
iVisa Support (121 days ago)
“I would like to visit India in Jan/Feb 2019 and am likely to arrive by air from Egypt. I do not know at this time how long I shall stay in India (possibly 6 weeks) and I do not wish to book my return ticket to the UK prior to arriving. Will I be allowed to arrive in the country without a return ticket?”
Gillian Walton (107 days ago)
“Dear Gillian, since you are a UK passport holder you are allowed to travel to Egypt without a return ticket. But you will need to fill out your visa application: https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/india?visa_type=tourist&nationality=UK”
iVisa Support (107 days ago)
“We are due to arrive at Mormugao, Goa Port on the 4th February. The ship is estimated to arrive early morning and depart in the afternoon. Neither myself nor my husband D Ayliffe won't leave the ship. Do we need to apply for a visa. Also do we need to have Yellow fever vaccine? Would appreciate your confirmation. Thank you.”
Senay Ayliffe (98 days ago)
“we are raveling by ship from singapore to uk and have 3 stops in india do i need a visa if we do not leave the ship”
richard saunderson (62 days ago)
“Dear Richard, you do not need a visa IF you are NOT leaving the ship. Thank you for choosing iVisa!”
Alessandra Pinto - iVisa (59 days ago)
“Hi there, I want to enter India at Moreh-Tamu from Myanmar to reach Nepal, before returning to India. Is this possible? When I re-enter India from Nepal do I need to apply for another visa?”
James (46 days ago)
“Dear James: You need a multiple entry visa for India. Apply here at: www.ivisa.com just select your country of origin and India as destination country, then you can begin your visa process. Thank you for choosing iVisa!”
Alessandra Pinto - iVisa (45 days ago)
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