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India Visa Types

VisaHQ offers applicants a safe and secure platform to apply for all the e visas issued by the Indian government. From this platform, you can apply for a tourist e visa, business e visa, medical e visa, medical attendant e visa, and the e conference visa. Please find all the information you need for any one of them below.

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India Tourist e Visa

A tourist e visa is an electronic visa issued to persons interested in visiting India as tourists.

This e visa is available in different forms; we have the single-entry e visa, which allows you to stay in the country for up to 30 days, but you must apply for it at least 4-30 days before your arrival.

Then there are the Multiple entry options valid for one year and five years, allowing you to stay for up to 6 months, but you must apply for it at least 4-120 days before your arrival.

The five-year multiple entry e visa for tourism also allows you to stay up to 6 months and must be obtained 4-120 days before your trip.

Both multiple-entry visas can be used to visit India several times a year as long as they are valid.

To get this visa, you must provide documents to prove that you have what it takes to cover your living and traveling expenses.

Port of Entry

You can only use the e visa to enter India by sea or air. Here is a list of airports and seaports in approved cities.

  • Amristar – Ahmedabad – Bagdogra – Bhubaneswar – Bengaluru – Chennai – Coimbatore – Chandigarh – Delhi – Goa – Guwahati - Gaya –Jaipur – Hyderabad – Kochi – Kolkata – Kannur – Lucknow – Kozhikode – Madurai – Mumbai – Mangaluru – Nagpur – Port Blair – Pune – Varanasi – Thiruvananthapuram – Varanasi – Tiruchirappalli – Cochin – Visakhapatnam

India Business e Visa

The business e visa is meant for business professionals, entrepreneurs, and consultants coming to India from e visa eligible countries to conduct business. This travel e visa is not a work visa; you cannot use it for work (you will need a work visa issued by the Indian embassy for that). The e visa is for settling contracts, attending meetings, short professional training, etc. To avail of this e visa, you must provide the required documents to prove your eligibility.

Business e visas are also of different types and duration. The single entry visa can only be used to enter India once for a period of 30 days, and it is valid for one month. Applicants must apply for it 4-30 days before their arrival. The multiple-entry e-visa is valid for 1 year and 5 years, respectively, and holders can stay in India for up to 6 months, but they must apply for it at least 4-120 days before their arrival.

Port of Entry

You can only use the e visa to enter India by sea or air. Here is a list of airports and seaports in approved cities.

Amritsar – Ahmedabad – Bagdogra – Bhubaneswar – Bengaluru – Chennai – Coimbatore – Chandigarh – Delhi – Goa – Guwahati – Gaya – Jaipur – Hyderabad – Kochi – Kolkata – Kannur – Lucknow – Kozhikode – Madurai – Mumbai – Mangaluru – Nagpur – Port Blair – Pune – Varanasi – Thiruvananthapuram – Varanasi – Tiruchirappalli – Cochin – Visakhapatnam

Indian Conference e Visa

As the name suggests, this is a special e-visa for persons coming to India for a conference, social or official event, etc. It is mostly issued as a single-entry visa, but you may apply for multiple entries if you want to spend some more time in the country.

Port of Entry

You can only use the e visa to enter India by sea or air. Here is a list of airports and seaports in approved cities.

Amritsar – Ahmedabad – Bagdogra – Bhubaneswar – Bengaluru – Chennai – Coimbatore – Chandigarh – Delhi – Goa – Guwahati – Gaya- Jaipur – Hyderabad – Kochi – Kolkata – Kannur – Lucknow – Kozhikode – Madurai – Mumbai – Mangaluru – Nagpur – Port Blair – Pune – Varanasi – Thiruvananthapuram – Varanasi – Tiruchirappalli – Cochin – Visakhapatnam

Indian Medical Attendant e Visa

The Medical attendant e visa is issued to caregivers accompanying a sick patient to India for treatment. This caregiver may be a family member or a certified nurse, but they must have legal documentation like the patient they care for. This visa allows the holder to stay in India with the patient for as long as they remain in the hospital for treatment. Medical e visas often carry the same validity as the e visa issued to the patient.

Port of Entry

You can only use the e visa to enter India by sea or air. Here is a list of airports and seaports in approved cities.

Amritsar – Ahmedabad – Bagdogra – Bhubaneswar – Bengaluru – Chennai – Coimbatore – Chandigarh – Delhi – Goa – Guwahati – Gaya – Jaipur – Hyderabad – Kochi – Kolkata – Kannur – Lucknow – Kozhikode – Madurai – Mumbai – Mangaluru – Nagpur – Port Blair – Pune – Varanasi – Thiruvananthapuram – Varanasi – Tiruchirappalli – Cochin – Visakhapatnam

All passengers traveling to India MUST complete Health declaration form within the 72 hours prior to the flight.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of India whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter India

  • Negative COVID-19 test result. Test should be taken within 72 hours of departure.
    All international arriving passengers must upload RT-PCR negative certificate while filling this form. Passengers arriving from UK, Europe and Middle East will have to also undergo self-paid RT PCR test on arrival at the first port of entry.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of the photo page of the applicant's passport. Upload file type JPEG & PDF
    The maximum upload size is 1MB.

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Sounds good! What else do I need to know while planning a trip to India?
  • First, check the current validity of your passport.

  • Second, make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.

  • Confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.

    Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to India. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country
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    India Visa Policy

    The visa policy of India mandates visitors to get visas before they can enter the country, but this rule doesn't apply to citizens from visa-exempt countries. Visa-exempt visitors are of two groups; the first group gets a visa on arrival in India, while the second group may apply for e visas online abroad before making the trip to India. India's visa policy spells out the rules, regulations, and requirements for foreigners coming to India based on their nationality, the purpose of the trip, and the duration of stay.

    India's e visa is available to a vast majority of nationalities who can access it online. The e visa program offers eligible visitors five types of e visas, namely the tourist, business, medical, medical attendant, and conference e visa. Each one is issued for a specific purpose, and they have their unique requirements.

    India also issues permits to Foreigners who may want to study or work in India or those who wish to stay much longer. People in this category are not eligible for e visas because e visas are only for short visits. For long-term visits, they must apply to the Indian embassy in their home country or country of residence.

    Also, important to note are foreigners who enjoy visa-exempt status are free to visit and stay indefinitely. Citizens of Maldives are eligible for permanent residency in India despite not having visas, and due to their privileged status, they can live and work in India without requiring permits.

    If you are from any of the eligible countries, you can apply for an e visa, provided you meet the requirements. Consult the list of eligible countries before applying.

    Key Information About The Indian e Visa

    Apply For A Visa That Meets Your Needs

    When applying for an e visa be careful so you don't apply for the wrong one. These visas are created to meet specific purposes so make sure you are picking the right one. For instance, if you are traveling for a conference, apply for a conference visa not a business visa. Persons traveling to India for medical treatment as patients should apply for a medical e visa not a medical attendant visa.

    This is because the immigration officers at the entry port will ask questions and demand documents from you and you may encounter problems if your papers don't align with the purpose of your trip.

    The Fee Is Non Refundable

    The application fee is mandatory and if you don't pay it you will not be able to submit your application. This fee is for document processing and will not be refunded even if your application is denied. It should be paid with a bank issued debit or credit card with sufficient funds to cover the bank charges and application fee.

    It Cannot Be Converted

    Although you can extend your stay in India as an e visa visitor, you cannot convert it to a residential visa for a longer stay. If you change your mind and would like to remain in the country for a longer time, you will have to leave and apply for a consular visa outside India.

    Enter Through Approved Routes

    You must enter India through any of the approved routes listed under each e visa. If you attempt to enter through an unapproved route you may be allowed into the country by law enforcement.

    India Visa Online – Get your Indian e-Visa with VisaHQ

    You can apply for any of the available Indian online visa on VisaHQ. This page contains valuable information about the different types of Indian e-visas. You can select the one you want depending on your need and complete the application form within minutes.

    How To obtain a visa with VisaHQ?

    You can get your India e visa from VisaHQ by following these simple steps.

    • Please fill out the application form: Visit the visa application page, select the e-visa you want, and fill out the application form.
    • Attach documents: Depending on the type of e-visa you choose, upload the required documents, and submit.
    • Get your e visa: After 1-3 days, the e visa will be forwarded to your email. Please print it out and bring it with you on your trip to India.

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    India COVID-19 travel restrictions

    • Entry is open
      India is open for leisure travel from all countries, while flights are still limited. Domestic restrictions change regularly and may vary between regions.
      Prior to arrival restrictions
      Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
      Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
      Negative COVID-19 test is required, the test must be taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test must be uploaded in India's Air Suvidha portal.
      Health form is required to travelers 72 hours before arrival. The form can be found in our site.
      Upon arrival requirements
      😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about India visa

    • How long is a visa valid for?
      e-Visa is valid for 120 days after issue. This means you must enter India within 120 days from the issuance date.
    • How long does it take to get a visa?
      e-Visa is processed within 72 hours.
    • Can I enter at any point of entry?
      e-Visa is valid for entry through 26 designated Airports (i.e. Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh,Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai,Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Vishakhapatnam) and 5 designated seaports (i.e. Cochin, Goa, Mangalore,Mumbai,Chennai). However, the foreigner can take exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
    • Do I require a yellow fever vaccine when traveling?
      Nationals of Yellow Fever affected countries or travellers arriving from these countries must carry YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CARD at the time of arrival, otherwise they may be quarantined for 6 days upon arrival in India.
    • Do I need an e-Visa if I am transiting through the destination country?
      You will not need a visa if you are transiting through India and you will not leave the transit area or go through customs.
    • How many times can I apply for e-Visa?
      e-Visa can be availed for maximum of three times in a calendar year i.e. between January to December.
    • If my e-Visa application is denied, will my fees be refunded?
      No, e-Visa fee once submitted is non-refundable as the fee is for processing of the application and is not dependent on either Grant or Rejection of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).
    • How long before my travel date should I apply for e-Visa?
      Applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 120 days.
    • How long is a visa valid for?
      The validity of e-Visa will be 60 days from the date of arrival in India.Double entry is permitted on e-Tourist Visa and e-Business Visa. Triple entry will be permitted on e-Medical Visa.
    • What should I do after I apply for my e-Visa?
      Once the application is approved, the evisa will be made available to your evisa account. Applicant should carry a copy of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) along with him/her at the time of travel.
    • Can i extend my stay in destination country?
      e-Visa is non-extendable, non-convertible & not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas. If you intend to visit Protected/Restricted/Cantonment areas, you would require prior permission from the Civil Authority

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      India Customs

      Import Regulations Export Regulations Health and Security Contact Customs Authorities
      • Tobacco products200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grammes of other tobacco products
      • Alcoholic beveragesUp to 2 litres of wines or alcoholic beverages
      • Perfume59 ml of perfume, 250 ml toiletries
      • CurrencyAn unlimited amount of foreign currency can be imported into the country. Sums equalling US 10000 in local currency must be declared upon entry. Foreign travellers cannot take more foreign currency with them than the amount they entered India with but sums less than US 10000 generally will not need to be declared.
      • Goods for personal use
      • Plant and plant productsPlants and plant products such as seeds or fruits are prohibited without prior permission.
      • CurrencyUnless taken by a native of the country, Indian currency is expressly prohibited from leaving India.
      • Species of wild lifeSpecies of wild life including ivory, musk and animal skins are prohibited from leaving the country.
      • NotesTravellers of Indian origin returning home or visitors entering the country from Pakistan, China or other countries may have different restrictions regarding the amount and nature of items that can be imported into the country. Travellers of Pakistani origin will likely be required to undergo additional customs procedures before being granted permission to enter or leave the country. All Indian currency is prohibited from being imported or exported out from the country by foreign travellers. Indian residents going on or returning from a holiday abroad can freely take or bring in up to Rs. 7500.
      • Firearms and military ammunitions
      • Drugs
      • Hunting weaponsKnives and deadly weapons
      • Plant and plant productsPlants and plant products – unless permission has been obtained; endangered plants
      • Counterfeit money
      • Pornographic material
      • Pets and animalsPets and other live animals – unless permission has been obtained. Pigs and pig meat products
      • Antiques Culturally important or valuable antiques
      • Electronic devicesRadio transmitters
      • Birds and bird products
      • No information available
      • Medication
      • AntiquesVintage products, replicas of antiques or weapons
      • Sand and soil
      • Human blood plasma Whole human blood plasma and certain products derived from human blood
      • Sandal woodSandal wood (except handicraft products and oil)
      • AntiquesCulturally important or valuable antiques
      • Drugs
      • Firearms and military ammunitions
      • Hunting weaponsKnives and deadly weapons
      • Plant and plant productsPlants and plant products – unless permission has been obtained; endangered plants
      • Counterfeit money
      • Pornographic material
      • Pets and animals Pets and other live animals – unless permission has been obtained. Pigs and pig meat products
      • Electronic devicesRadio transmitters
      • Birds and bird products
      Basic health information for travelers to India
      • A yellow fever vaccination is required for all travellers coming from or through an infected zone. Any traveller planning to visit the country is advised to obtain a vaccination against the disease prior to arranging their visit.
      • Tap and other natural water sources should be considered infected and needing heating to be made safe. Icy should be avoided and sealed bottles of water are advised upon entry into the country. Milk and dairy products should be considered unsafe unless pasteurized first. All fruit, fish, meat and vegetables should be thoroughly cooked before being served and should always being eaten boiling hot for safety reasons. Salad should be considered unsafe and fruit should be peeled before being eaten.
      • Reports of bird flu from contaminated poultry have been reported in India and all travellers are advised to exercise caution if eating any egg based products during the course of their stay in the country.
      • Food and drink bought from vendors is not advised owing the chance of contamination from bad cooking and local pools, lakes and other water sources avoided owing to the likelihood of contamination and disease.
      • Before visiting the country, travellers are strongly advised to obtain appropriate vaccinations against a wide range of food and water based diseases which are present throughout India including Hepatitis A, Cholera, Typhoid and Diphtheria.
      • Cases of Malaria and Dengue Fever from deadly mosquito’s bites have also been reported in the country. Malaria is a year round danger in most areas of the country below 2300feet and has been reported in Assam and Mumbai amongst other places. All travellers are strongly advised to obtain plenty of close fitting clothing and insect repellent for protection and should seek out immediate medical assistance in the event of infection.
      • HIV and Hepatitis B are also both present in India and travellers are urged to maintain all necessary precautions when dealing with bloody or dirty needles or when engaging in sexual activity throughout your visit.
      • There are yearly reports of Japanese Encephalitis in more rural areas and travellers staying in the country for more than a month of participating in plenty of outdoors activities should obtain protection against the disease.
      • Travellers visiting the country should also stay away from any wild dogs or similar animals whose bites may contain Rabies. If bitten, travellers should immediately clean the wound before seeking medical assistance to check for any signs of infection.
      • Altitude sickness can become a serious danger to travellers visiting sections of the country over 2500 metres high. Any traveller feeling lightheaded or sick at these or higher altitude is advised to rest before heading slowly towards a lower altitude and to seek out medical aid if symptoms persist.
      • Travellers should dress appropriate to the region of the country that they are planning to visit with plenty of sunscreen and bottled water for the hotter areas and heavy clothing for the more higher or remote sections.
      • The country has a reasonable standard of healthcare in the major cities but standards may fall dramatically in more poorer or isolated sections of the country. Supplies of vital medicine may become difficult to obtain and all traveller are advised to take a personal medical kit in case of an emergency.
      • Noted hospitals in India include the Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad, the Fortis Hospital in Mohali and the P.D. Hinduja National Hospital in Mumbai. Doctors throughout the country are likely to demand instant payment for services rendered. An emergency evacuation may be required in the event of serious illness or injury and full travel and health insurance should be obtained prior to arrival.
      • descriptionUnclean food and water can cause travelers' diarrhea and other diseases. Reduce your risk by sticking to safe food and water habits: Eat: food that is cooked and served hot, hard-cooked eggs, fruits and vegetables you have washed in clean water or peeled yourself, pasteurized dairy products Don't Eat: food served at room temperature, food from street vendors, raw or soft-cooked (runny) eggs, raw or undercooked (rare) meat or fish, unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables, unpasteurized dairy products, ”Bushmeat” (monkeys, bats, or other wild game) Drink: bottled water that is sealed, water that has been disinfected, ice made with bottled or disinfected water, carbonated drinks, hot coffee or tea, pasteurized milk Don’t Drink: tap or well water, ice made with tap or well water, drinks made with tap or well water (such as reconstituted juice), unpasteurized milk
      • Prevent bug bites: Bugs (like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas) can spread a number of diseases in India. Many of these diseases cannot be prevented with a vaccine or medicine. You can reduce your risk by taking steps to prevent bug bites. To prevent bug bites: Cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats; use an appropriate insect repellent; use permethrin-treated clothing and gear (such as boots, pants, socks, and tents). Do not use permethrin directly on skin, stay and sleep in air-conditioned or screened rooms, use a bed net if the area where you are sleeping is exposed to the outdoors.
      Basic security information for travelers to India
      • There is a higher than normal danger from terrorist attacks in India with many regions and borders of the country considered potentially dangerous for foreign visitors. All travellers are strongly advised to check the region of the country that they are planning to visit for any current political or social instability prior to arranging their visit. Whilst inside the country, travellers should exercise great caution when visiting hotel resorts, restaurants, sporting venues or other public locations.
      • Recent incidents of violence against foreigners throughout the country include explosives planted at a cricket match in Bangalore, Karnataka and in the holy city of Varanasi which killed one child and injured six foreign civilians.
      • Owing to the extreme risk of terrorism and general acts of violence, travel to Jammu and Kashmir and the north east is not advised. Travellers are also strongly advised to consider their personal safety if deciding to visit the borders with Burma, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Pakistan with unexploded landmines and other deadly ordinance still present and a heavy military presence likely to be evident on both sides of the border. Travellers to India should note the continued state of tensions and potential for armed conflict between India and Pakistan and check the current state of political tensions before travelling to the country.
      • Dangers to a traveller’s safety in India can also come about thanks to occasional conflicts between different castes and religions throughout the country and all travellers should exercise caution if visiting during any major religious celebrations or protests which could quickly turn violent.
      • Incidents of petty theft and more violent crimes against foreigners have been reported throughout the country in airports and on public transport. Travellers visiting the country are advised to keep their passport and other valuable items in a safe location for the duration of their visit and avoid any obvious public displays of wealth which could serve to attract unwanted attention.
      • Reports of foreigners being drugged have been noted to be on the increase and travellers should take great care when eating or drinking in public and should check the strength of any alcoholic drinks on offer which might be stronger than foreign travellers are used to. Female travellers in particular should take care if travelling alone after dark owing to reports of women being attacked and sexually assaulted throughout their visit to the country.
      • Protests and demonstrations are a frequent occurrence throughout different regions of India and regularly turn violent. All travellers are advised to stay away from any large groups or protests which can potentially become unsafe and could lead to an uncomfortable encounter with the police or the security services. Curfews are often imposed in the country and all visitors should keep a copy of their passport with them at all times. Travellers are also advised to stay updated regarding the countries current political situation both prior to and during your visit to the country and should plan their visit accordingly.
      • Foreigners should exercise great care if driving around India thanks to the large number of accidents caused by the difficult environment and traffic conditions. Although reasonable in main cities, overall road quality becomes considerably poorer elsewhere in the country and car related accidents and fatalities are common. Foreign drivers should exercise caution when driving at all times throughout the country and avoid driving down poorly lit roads late at night. All drivers can also expect additional complications resulting from heavy levels of traffic, buses, scooters, horse and elephant riders and livestock.
      • Some roads may occasionally be disrupted or closed by police or army forces and violent assaults on foreign drivers are not unheard of. Flooding and other natural disasters can also sometimes close or disrupt transport throughout the country and all travellers should check their intended route before beginning their journey. Travellers should always remember to take extreme caution if travelling close to or through any potential areas of conflict or where incidents of terrorism and violence have been reported.
      • Foreigners planning on travelling by train should take care if accepting any food or drink which could be drugged. Poor conditions of both the trains and the tracks have often resulted in accidents and travellers should be prepared for packed or uncomfortable conditions on any form of public transport including trains and buses.
      • Visitors planning on a long visit to the country should make sure that they have obtained all necessary vaccinations against the many insect and water based diseases present in the country and have a suitable medical kit on hand in the event of an emergency.
      • Travellers in poor medical condition should exercise caution if visiting either higher regions of the country or during the summer months and take appropriate measures to stay safe and healthy throughout their stay.
      • Monsoon season in India normally runs from June to September and often results in flooding and landslides that can cause great damage to property and loss of life. Travellers should especially take care if visiting Mumbai during times of high tides or Monsoons which can result in sections of the country being cut off from each other and prove a potential health and safety risk. Much of the East coast of India suffers various Cyclones and Tropical Storms and all travellers should stay out of the water during unsafe or unpredictable weather conditions.
      • India is in a seismically unstable region and violent Earthquakes often strike the country and can cause much loss of life and property. Travellers visiting the country should stay updated regarding any predicted Earthquakes or other dangerous weather hazards and plan the rest of their visit accordingly.
      • All visitors to India are advised against committing any crime which could potentially bring them to the attention of the Indian police of other state authorities. Photos taken of important military or government facilities, including embassies and airports, could be removed without warning by the security services. Possession or trafficking in illegal drugs will be met with severe penalties and long term prison sentences and travellers should make sure that all required medicines brought into the country with them are sufficiently labelled if examined by the police.
      • Foreign visitors to India should maintain a polite and respectful manner at all times throughout their visit and avoid any remarks or behaviour which could attract attention. Travellers to the country are advised to dress modestly in public and to remember that nudity on the countries beaches in illegal.
      • Homosexuality is not illegal in the country but is often considered a taboo subject by both Indian citizens and their government alike. All couples visiting the country are advised to avoid any potentially complicated situations by limiting any open displays of affection which could attract unwanted attention and lead to violence.
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      For further assistance please contact the Indian Customs authorities directly. They will provide the latest information about customs regulations and export-import procedures.

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