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Last Updated - July 2023

India eVisa - Everything you need to know

If you want to visit India as a tourist then you will need to obtain an Indian Visa, also known as the India Tourist eVisa, to be granted entry to the country. There are different India -tourist eVisa types for international travel, depending on your needs and eligibility.

Keep reading to learn all you need to know about how to apply completely online for this visa with us.

India e Visa - What is it?

The India eVisa is an official travel document to enter India for tourism purposes. It is electronically linked to your passport.

There are 3 different types of tourist eVisas available for foreign nationals to enter India, we offer you the following:

  • The double-entry eVisa, valid for 30 days with a permitted stay of one month. Double entries will be granted within the e-Visa validity period stamped on your Passport.

  • The multiple-entry eVisa, valid for 1 year with a permitted stay of 90 days.

  • The multiple-entry eVisa, valid for 5 years with a permitted stay of 90 days.

If you are a national from the USA, UK, Canada, or Japan, your stay shouldn’t exceed 180 days Per Entry.

Note: All eVisas are non-extendable and non-convertible.

The Government of India does not grant visas on arrival.

When should I apply for my India evisa?

If you want to apply for a multiple-entry India Tourist eVisa, you can submit your application as early as 120 days before your intended travel date.

In the case of the double-entry India Tourist eVisa, you can submit your application as early as 30 days before your intended travel date.

For both eVisas the minimum time allowed for application submission is 4 days in advance.

Start your application here! We also offer a Business e Visa and Medical e Visa, you'll find information on those categories in separate articles.

Who is eligible for the Indian Visa online?

Most foreign nationals have to apply for an e-Visa to visit India, no matter how long they plan on traveling. Unless you have an Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card, you will need a visitor visa for India. In our FAQs section, you will find an extensive list of countries eligible to apply for the eVisas.

You can also check our iVisa Checker Tool if you want to know if you need this visa to enter the country. You just have to enter your nationality and you can start your application!

Where is the India e Visa valid for entry?

The Indian Tourist eVisa can only be used for entry through specific ports of entry:

  • 29 designated Airports: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Cochin, Goa, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Gaya, Jaipur, Lucknow, Trichy, Varanasi, Calicut, Mangalore, Pune, Nagpur, Coimbatore, Bagdogra, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Visakhapatnam, Madurai, Bhubaneswar, Port Blair, & Kannur.

  • 5 designated seaports: Mumbai, Cochin, Goa, Chennai, New Mangalore. However, travelers can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.

Benefits of getting your India Tourist eVisa with iVisa

  • Application 100% Government Compliant: Our iVisa team will review each one of the answers you give on the form and adjust them to be 100% compliant with the government requirements.

  • Simplified Form: While on the Embassy website, you will have to answer confusing and tedious questions, at iVisa, you will only have to answer a simplified form with clear questions. It will be like filling out a short survey.

  • Fill out the form at your own pace: With the iVisa platform, you can fill out the form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress, so you do not have to start from scratch, unlike the embassy website which cuts you off from their website every time you take a break.

  • iVisa values your safety: That is why we have a solid security system to protect your personal information. We recommend you go over to our reviews section and read what our past customers have said about our services. We’re sure you’ll find them to your liking.

Do I need a visa If I am traveling through India in transit?

Visitors do not require any type of valid visa if they are catching a flight to another country and will not be leaving the transit area of the airport in India.

What do I need to apply for my Indian visa online?

The eVisa India application is easy with us, you don't need to go to the India visa embassy, get an Indian visa appointment, or talk to an immigration officer. We only require the following information to get your India e-tourist visa online:

  • Your application photo. - A recent photo of yourself, taken against a white background. You can get the perfect photo with our online photo service.

  • Your passport personal details scan or travel document showing your photograph and passport details.

  • Copy of the last page of your passport (if applicable)

NOTE: Your passport should have at least six months of validity from your date of arrival in India, and at least two blank pages. It is also advised to have sufficient money to support the duration of your visit.

How to obtain the India tourist e visa.

It couldn't be easier to apply for your Indian eVisa online than with iVisa. The process is very simple and takes around 10 minutes to complete.

  • Step 1 - Complete our simplified form online via our website. You will be asked to provide general information about yourself and choose the type of visa you want to apply for.

  • Step 2 - Verify the information you have already provided is correct and choose the processing option that best suits your needs.

  • Step 3 - Pay the service fee using a credit or debit card. Upload any additional documents required (passport photo and a photo scan of your passport).

Once you complete all three steps, just submit your application and sit back and relax while we process your visa! Wait for your eVisa to arrive in your e-mail inbox in the timeframe you have chosen.

NOTE: At the time of travel, you must carry both a printed and electronic copy of your Tourist eVisa to show to immigration officers on arrival so they can clearly see your e Visa India status.

Pretty easy right? Apply now!

Do children also need to apply for an Indian e visa?

Yes, absolutely, all applicants must hold a valid e-Visa to travel to India, regardless of their age.

If you have more than one child traveling with you, then you have to fill in and apply using a separate form for each child and carry the visa approval along with a valid child's passport.

In such cases, minors applying must be in possession of their own separate passport.

Can minors travel alone in India?

Young children above the age of 2 years and below 12 traveling without a parent or legal guardian are considered unaccompanied minors. Most airlines provide a service to assist these children from their point of departure to their final destination.

Please contact your airline provider for more information about their Indian Visa application requirements.

What's the cost of the India e visa and how long does it take to process?

The India Tourist eVisa generally comes with a government fee . We include the government fee in our price, so you can pay all at once.

The processing fee varies depending on your visa type or nationality.

If your nationality is exempt from government fees, your only charge will be the iVisa processing fee.

It could take between 2 and 5 days to process the India Tourist eVisa, but sometimes it could take weeks. Applying with us will make the process easier and shorter.

India Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Covid restrictions are constantly changing for international travelers so it's important to stay up to date, here are the latest requirements in accordance with the government of India.

COVID 19 Vaccine

There are no vaccination requirements anymore.

COVID 19 Test

There are no testing requirements anymore.


There are no quarantine requirements anymore.

Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.

What are the other types of Indian visas available?

  • The e-Business Visa - Will allow visitors to travel for business purposes. As with the tourist e-Visa, applicants must apply for their Indian e-Business Visa a minimum of 4 days before their intended departure date to India.

  • The Indian e-Medical Visa - Only granted if you need medical treatment in India. Family members who plan to support your medical procedures in India won't be able to apply for an e-Medical Visa to travel alongside you. Instead, they'll need to apply for a different type of Indian e-Visa which is the Indian e-Medical Attendant Visa.

You can read more about the Business and Medical visa services on our website in their own separate articles. If you are not sure which visitor visa for India you need, you can contact your local embassy or consulate for advice.

Who can I speak to if I have more questions?

If you would like to know more about the Tourist, Business, or Medical eVisas or have any other queries our customer service agents are always happy to help you out. The official working hours are 24/7 so feel free to contact us anytime you need.

You can also check the FAQs section below for more information.

Required Documents to Apply

  • Applicant's photo
  • Passport scan
  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

Important Instructions

  • The India Tourist eVisa permits international travelers to enter India for tourism purposes.

  • With iVisa you can apply 100% online in less than 20 minutes.

  • The India Tourist eVisa is electronically linked to your passport.

  • We offer you 3 different types of India Tourist eVisa.

  • The double-entry eVisa, valid for 30 days with a permitted stay of one month.

  • The multiple-entry eVisa, valid for 1 year with a permitted stay of 90 days.

  • The multiple-entry eVisa, valid for 5 years with a permitted stay of 90 days.

  • Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you enter India and have at least two blank pages.

  • Use our Visa Checker Tool if you want to know if you need this eVisa to visit India.

  • Children can't apply for this visa to enter the country.

  • This eVisa isn’t allowed at every port of entry in India. Keep reading to learn which ports of entry allow your visa.

  • iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.


You should contact our customer team as soon as possible. Our visa experts are available 24/7 and will be happy to help you resolve the problem.
iVisa review your documents and help you through the application process to avoid rejections. But if the government rejects or cancels your application, you are eligible for a full refund of the iVisa processing fee related to the number of rejected applicants. Otherwise, we do not refund the government fees.
Yes, it is. You can use the Tourist Visa to enter India via designated airports and seaports. Your cruise can enter through Chennai, Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, or Mumbai seaport.

Unforeseen events happen and can change your travel plans. This is why we understand you may want to request a cancellation of your visa application and a credit for the amount paid. However, these are the iVisa refund policy guidelines:

  • If your application has not been reviewed by our team, nor submitted to the government for approval, then you will receive a credit for the full amount of the iVisa processing fee and government fee.

  • If your application has been reviewed by our team but has not yet been submitted to the government for approval, you will receive a credit for the full amount of the government fee.

  • If your application has been submitted to the government for approval or a visa is already issued, unfortunately, no credit is available.

You should contact our customer support team as soon as possible to help you to solve the problem. Remember, your application will always be reviewed by our experts, so you can count on our team to notify you if something is missing before submission.
At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.

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