E-TOURIST VISA (ETV)

A tourist visa India is granted for exploring, recreation, and sightseeing and to meet your friends and relatives. E-Tourist Visa (ETV) allows eligible applicants of certain nationalities to visit India for recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration or casual business trips. UK nationals became eligible for ETV from 15th August 2015.

Many people misunderstood this concept, if you seek serious medical attention then apply for medical visa not for tourist Visa India.

The ETV is issued electronically allowing tourists and short term travelers to get an Indian visa quickly and easily on-line. An ETV is valid for single entry and a maximum stay in India of 30 days. Applicants can apply online no later than 4 days prior to departure for India, and no earlier than 34 days before the date of arrival in India. For example, applicants wishing to apply on 1st Sept can choose arrival date from 5th Sept to 4th Oct. Before travelling to India, applicants must have a valid Indian visa.

Successful applicants will receive tourist Visa India by e-mail within 3 working days from the date of submission. This must be printed and carried with the applicant with their valid passport upon their entry to India. The visa on arrival will be stamped in India after biometric information is taken at the airport.

Eligibility

To be eligible for an E-Tourist Visa (ETV), an applicant must meet the following requirements:-
  • Applicant should be citizen of one of the ‘eligible nations’.
  • The sole purpose of the visit should be recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
  • Applicant’s passport should have at least six (6) months validity from the date of arrival in India and should have at least two (2) blanck pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
  • Applicant should have sufficient funds for their stay in India with return/onwards journey tickets from India.

The following applicants are not eligible for an E-Tourist Visa (ETV):
  • Applicant having Pakistani origin (i.e. parents or grandparents) or their spouse was born in (what is now) Pakistan or previously held Pakistani nationality is not eligible.
  • Applicant with Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders, International Travel Document and who does not have a separate passport is not eligible.
Entitlements

Successful applicants will be granted 30 days of stay in India and can undertake:

  • Sightseeing
  • Casual visit to meet friends or relatives
  • Recreation
  • Short duration medical treatment
  • Casual business visit

FAQ
  • Which nationals are eligible to apply for ETV? v
    • The following are the eligible nations who can apply for ETV— Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

  • Does ETV allow multiple entries? v
    • ETV is a single entry, non-extendable and non-convertible visa for a maximum stay of 30 days. Applicant who needs multiple entries on the same trip does not qualify for ETV. They need to apply for a Regular visa which normally allows multiple entries, and a stay of up to 90 days.

  • How many times can you be issued an ETA in one year? v
    • A maximum of two online visas can be issued within one year.

  • Can I visit areas covered by the Protected Area Permit (PAP)/Restricted Area Permit (RAP) regime?v
    • The Foreigner (Protected Areas) Order, 1958 requires foreigners, except a citizen of Bhutan, to obtain a Protected Area Permit (PAP) to visit certain areas in India. This requirement is in addition to getting an Indian visa. In order to get this permit, you must meet certain requirements. Such restriction is in place due to security reasons.

      Currently, Protected & Restricted Areas are located in the following States: -

      • Whole of Arunachal Pradesh
      • Parts of Himachal Pradesh
      • Parts of Jammu & Kashmir
      • Whole of Manipur
      • Whole of Mizoram
      • Whole of Nagaland
      • Parts of Rajasthan
      • Whole of Sikkim (partly in Protected Area and partly in Restricted Area)
      • Parts of Uttarakhand
      • Andaman & Nicobar Islands - Entire Union Territory
      • Sikkim - Part of the State


      ETV is not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas.

  • Who does not require an Indian tourist visa? v
    • Citizens of the following countries do not require visas to enter India (unless arriving from mainland China), and may remain in the country without any limit of stay (unless otherwise noted): Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal. Applicants possessing an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Card are also exempt from visa obligations.

  • Can I apply for an Indian visa on arrival at the airport? v
    • No, it is not possible to apply for an Indian visa at the airport. Eligible citizens travelling for leisure/tourism purposes have the option to apply for an Indian e-Visa visa online, before they depart for India, which will allow them to get biometric information taken at the airport and the visa stamped in the passport on arrival in India. However, it is very important to know that the Indian visa application must be submitted in advance of travel, and approved before you board a flight to India; the process normally takes 3 days and cannot be done on arrival in India.

  • What airports accept the India e-Visa? v
    • Applicants can avail ETV if they are arriving at any airports – Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Tiruchirappalli, Trivandrum and Varanasi. However, they can take exit from any of the authorised Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.

  • How long is the Indian e-Visa valid? v
    • The e-Tourist visa allows one single visit for a stay of up to 30 days in India.

  • Can I apply for a new ETV whilst in India or extend my current valid one once there?v
    • You cannot extend an Indian E-Visa and although confirmation of the visa is generated when the online application is made the visa itself is issued and starts when the applicant enters India via one of the airports listed so it is not possible to apply for an E-Visa from within India.

  • What if I am not eligible for the e-Visa?v
    • You need to apply for a regular tourist visa.

  • What are the documents required for an ETV? v
    • An ETV can only be applied online and you will need scanned copies of each of the following documents to upload to the online application form. Please prepare the required documents in advance to avoid any delays or having to start the application process over.

      Required documents to upload:
      • A digital photograph in Jpeg format with minimum dimensions of 350 pixels (width) x 350 pixels (height). and maximum size of 1MB.
      • Copy of the information page of your passport


      A confirmed round-trip or onward airline ticket to be presented on arrival in India.

  • What should I do after I get my eVisa by email? v
    • Once your visa application is approved, it will be sent to you by email. You must print a copy to carry with your passport and bring it along when you travel to India. We recommend that you print two copies and keep one with your records. When you arrive in India, you must have your eVisa with your passport. At the airport on arrival, your biometric information (scanned fingerprints) will be taken and the visa sticker will be stamped in your passport.

  • If I cancel my online order will my fees be refunded?v
    • Once the application is in process the application fees are non-refundable.

  • If my e-Visa application is denied by the Indian government will my fees be refunded?v
    • No, once the application has been submitted to the Indian government, the visa fees are non-refundable.`

  • Fees
    • All payments will incur additional bank fees of 2.5% applicable to all Govt. fees

      E-Tourist Visa (ETV)
        Nationality   TYPE OF VISA & VALIDITY Consular Fees (USD) Our Fees
      (GBP)
      Total Fees
      Andorra ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Anguilla ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Antigua and Barbados ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Albania ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Austria ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Argentina ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Armenia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Aruba ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Australia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Bahamas ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Barbados ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Belgium ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Belize ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Bolivia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Bosnia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Botswana ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Brazil ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Brunei ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Bulgaria ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Cambodia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Canada ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Cape Verde Islands ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Cayman Islands ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Chile ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      China ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      China- SAR Hongkong ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      China- SAR Macau ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Colombia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Comoros ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Cook Islands ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Costa Rica ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Cote d'lvoire ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Croatia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Cuba ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Czech ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Denmark ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Djibouti ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Dominica ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Dominican Republic ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      East Timor (Democratic Republic of) ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Ecuador ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      El Salvador ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Estonia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Eritrea ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Fiji ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Finland ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      France ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Gabon ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Gambia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Georgia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Germany ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Ghana ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Greece ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Grenada ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Guatemala ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Guinea ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Guyana ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Haiti ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Honduras ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Hungary ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Iceland ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Indonesia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Ireland ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Israel ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Jamaica ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Japan ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 25 £15 £15 + USD 25
      Jordan ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Kenya ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Kiribati ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Laos ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Latvia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Lesotho ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Liberia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Liechtenstein ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Lithuania ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Luxembourg ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Macedonia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Madagascar ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Malaysia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Malawi ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Malta ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Marshall Islands ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Mauritius ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Mexico ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Micronesia (Federated States of) ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Moldova ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Monaco ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Mongolia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Montenegro ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Montserrat ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Mozambique ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 60 £15 £15 + USD 60
      Myanmar ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Namibia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Nauru ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Netherlands ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      New Zealand ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Nicaragua ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Niue Island ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Norway ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Oman ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Palau ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Palestinian ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Panama ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Papua New Guinea ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Paraguay ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Peru ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Philippines ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Poland ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Portugal ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Korea(Republic of) ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Romania ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Russian Federation ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 60 £15 £15 + USD 60
      Saint Christopher and Nevis ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Saint Lucia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Saint Vincent & the Grenadines ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      San Marino ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Samoa ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Senegal ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Serbia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Seychelles ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Singapore ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 25 £15 £15 + USD 25
      Slovenia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Slovakia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Solomon Islands ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      South Africa ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Spain ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Sri Lanka ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 25 £15 £15 + USD 25
      Suriname ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Switzerland ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Sweden ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Taiwan ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Tanzania ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Tajikistan ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Thailand ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Tonga ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Trinidad and Tobago ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Turks and Caicos Is ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Tuvalu ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      United Arab Emirates ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Ukraine ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 60 £15 £15 + USD 60
      United Kingdom ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 60 £15 £15 + USD 60
      United States of America ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 60 £15 £15 + USD 60
      Uruguay ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Vanuatu ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 0 £15 £15 + USD 0
      Vatican City-Holy See ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Venezuela ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Vietnam ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Zambia ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48
      Zimbabwe ETV visa –up to 30 days single entry USD 48 £15 £15 + USD 48



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