Getting a tourist visa for India is quite simple and 100% online. UK passport holders wishing to travel to India will 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.
Below is everything you need to know about the frequently asked questions related to the rules, regulations, and requirements to apply for a tourist visa for UK passport holders.
You no longer need to visit an embassy or send off your passport! Citizens from over 150 countries including the United Kingdom traveling to India for periods under 60 days can now apply online for an Indian Tourist Visa. You can apply for the e-Visa online and the visa is sent to you via email.
When you get to the airport, you will need a valid passport, a picture ID, and your e-Visa to India. We suggest passengers to print out the e-Visa. If you accidentally misplace your e-Visa, we can simply email you the document again or you can find it in our customer area.
If ordering through iVisa, a UK national will pay $102.5 government fee for the visa to India. There is a small $35 processing fee.
If you need your visa rushed, there are additional fees you might opt to pay, but they are completely optional and usually not needed.
When you apply for an e-visa to India through iVisa, the super rush processing time takes 18-24 hours, depending at what time of day you apply. Most applicants elect to receive standard processing, which means you will receive the electronic visa by email within 72 hours of applying online.
Airport arrival - Flight arriving at an airport. Note that you can enter India with the tourist e-Visa at only certain points of entry:
Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh,Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Vishakhapatnam.
Seaport arrival is when you arrive in India via a boat/ferry/cruise ship at a seaport. Entry is possible ONLY through these 5 seaports: Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai and Chennai.
Please note that 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:
No. The eVisa for india as a Tourist is for a maximum of 2 visits in a calendar year.
Travelers are ONLY able to get 2 e-Visas per calendar year. Thus every time you apply for the eVisa it will count towards the 2 applications yearly.
IMPORTANT NOTE: 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.
We always send you your India e-visa by email. Please check your spam folder if you have not received it.
We do visas in 3 simple steps: 1) You complete your application form online (it takes less than 5 minutes)
2) You have to complete all your info as well as upload additional documents such as your passport photo and a photo scan of your passport. Our visa experts are available to give you guidance to make the process as simple as possible.
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.
Depends. Some governments require proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. It is each passenger's own responsibility to verify these regulations.
Depends on the type of visa that you apply for. The Tourist and Business e-Visa are double entry visas, and medical eVisa is a triple entry visa.
Yes, everybody must apply for an e-Visa regardless of their age.