Byevisa » India Tourist Visa

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Travel Document Type

eVisa (1-year Multiple Entry)

Government Fee

USD 41.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 35.00

Processing Time

2 business days

Travel Document Type

eVisa (30-day Double Entry)

Government Fee

USD 26.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 35.00

Processing Time

2 business days

Travel Document Type

eVisa (5-year Multiple Entry)

Government Fee

USD 82.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 35.00

Processing Time

2 business days

All About the India eVisa

If you’re planning a trip to visit India, the first thing you need to do is find out what type of travel authorisation you need. Byevisa makes it easy to process your India Tourist Visa online, so you can spend more of your time focusing on deciding what cities and sites to visit once you set foot in the country.

Almost all foreign visitors need a visa to travel to India. The good news is that more than 100 nationalities are able to apply for an India e-Visa online. Read on to discover if you’re eligible, find out all the documents you need, and learn exactly how and when to apply. Byevisa sends your official document directly to your email inbox.

Are you an adventurous traveller? You will find that the eTourist visa can be used for more than just sightseeing. Volunteering, attending a yoga programme and taking a cooking course are a few examples of additional activities you can pursue with your India Electronic Visa.

What Is the Difference Between an India eVisa vs a Visa on Arrival (VoA)?

The main difference is that you get the eVisa online before you go, and the India Visa on Arrival in person when you get there. The 2 documents are part of the same process, and both are required.

You must follow 2 steps to obtain permission to enter the country:

  1. Get your Electronic Visa online before you travel. Apply online with Byevisa to receive your eVisa in your email inbox in as little as 2 business days.
  2. Get your Visa on Arrival sticker placed in your passport when you arrive in India. Present a printed copy of your eVisa along with your passport when you go through immigration control at the airport or seaport to receive your Visa on Arrival.

Byevisa simplifies the process of getting your electronic document to save you time and hassle.

That way, you’re free to focus your energies on planning your visit to the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and dreaming about your encounter with the spectacular Taj Mahal.

India Visa Application Process

With Byevisa, getting a visa for India is fast and easy to do. You don’t need to worry about locating your nearest Indian embassy or consulate, scheduling an appointment or filling out confusing paperwork. You can complete the entire application process online.

We’ll walk you through each step so you know what to expect.

  1. Check the list below to see if citizens from your country are eligible for an eVisa to India.
  2. Gather the necessary documents, including a copy of your passport and a recent photo.
  3. Fill out the simple Byevisa form online, including basic details like your full name and passport number.
  4. Select when you would like to receive your travel document. Byevisa offers 3 processing speeds: 2 business days, 3 business days and 5 business days.
  5. Complete your payment information using a valid credit/debit card or PayPal account.
  6. Submit your application.
  7. Check your email to see Byevisa’s confirmation that your application has been received.
  8. Kick back, relax and wait for your eVisa to arrive in your email inbox. This will take a maximum of 5 business days, or as little as 2 business days, depending on the processing speed you selected.
  9. Print your Electronic Visa from your email inbox and take it with you when you travel. If you lose it at any time, just print out another copy.
  10. Present the printed copy of your e-Visa along with your passport when you arrive in the country to receive your physical Visa on Arrival sticker in your passport.
  11. Enter the country and start exploring!

Visa Requirements and Eligibility

Do you need a visa to go to India? Yes, all foreign citizens need one unless you are from Bhutan or Nepal. You can check your eligibility with our convenient checker tool here:

The good news is that if you have a passport from one of the following countries, you are eligible to apply for an eVisa for India:

Albania
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon Union Republic
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Island
Chile
China
China- SAR Hongkong
China- SAR Macau
Colombia
Comoros
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cote d’lvoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon

Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lesotho
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger Republic
Niue Island
Norway
Oman

Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Republic of Macedonia
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Christopher and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
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
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Uruguay
USA
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City-Holy See
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

India eVisa Form and Documents

The Byevisa form is simple and straightforward. You will be asked to provide information including, but not limited to:

Passport details.

  • Passport number.
  • Place and date of issue.
  • Expiration date.
  • Information of second passport/identity certificate, if applicable.

Personal details.

  • Name and surname, as they appear in your passport.
  • Gender.
  • Date and place of birth.
  • Nationality.
  • Religion.
  • Education.
  • Marital status.
  • Father’s name, nationality, place of birth.
  • Mother’s name, nationality, place of birth.
  • Present address.
  • Permanent address.
  • Email address (your eVisa will be sent here).

Travel details.

  • Type of eTourist Visa requested: 30-day, 1-year, or 5-year validity.
  • Date of arrival in the country.
  • Port of arrival.
  • Places to be visited.
  • Port of exit.
  • Name, address and phone number of reference in India.
  • Name, address and phone number of emergency contact in home country.

Previous travel details.

  • Have you been to India before?
  • Address of stay.
  • Cities visited.
  • Previous visa number, type, place and date of issue.
  • Yes/no security questions about topics such as criminal history, terrorist activities, etc.

The documents you will need to upload as part of your online application are as follows:

  • Scanned digital copy of your passport bio page showing photo and personal details.
    • Format: PDF.
    • Size: Minimum 10 KB, maximum 300 KB.
  • Recent digital photograph.
    • Format: JPEG.
    • Size: Minimum 10 KB, maximum 1 MB.
    • Height and width of photo must be equal. Minimum 350 x 350 pixels.
    • White or plain, light-coloured background.
    • No borders.
    • Full head, from top of hair to bottom of chin, centred within frame.
    • Full face, front view, eyes open, no glasses.
    • No shadows on face or background.
    • Do not crop your passport image to use it as the digital photo.
  • If you will be participating in a programme/course:
    • Digital copy of a letter from the institute/organisation/hospital offering the course, written in English on official letterhead.
  • If you will be volunteering:
    • Digital copy of a letter from the organisation, written in English on official letterhead.

When you travel, keep in mind that you will need to present the following documents:

  • Printed copy of your eVisa.
  • Valid passport with at least 2 blank pages.
  • Original valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Card, if arriving within 6 days of departure from a yellow fever endemic country.

India Visa Status Check

Byevisa makes it easy to monitor the status of your application.

After you submit the online form and make your payment, you receive an email confirming that your application is being processed. From this moment forward, you can check your status at any time.

To do so all you need to do is click the ‘Status’ button in our menu, enter your details and enquiry. Among other things, you can find out if your application:

  • Is authorised.
  • Is pending.
  • Remains valid.
  • Was rejected.

Remember, when you submit your online application, you select the processing speed. Your document will be emailed to you within the time frame of your choosing. Just make sure to keep an eye on your email inbox. You will be receiving your Electronic Visa there, just as you would any regular email.

While you’re waiting, why not start planning your visit to the otherworldly Ellora Caves or the legendary Golden Palace.

How Much Does the India Visa Cost?

As per the Indian government’s visa policy, the cost of getting your visa will depend on your country of origin, what time of the year you’re travelling and the duration of validity you select.

With Byevisa, the cost of the India visa before processing ranges from 26.00 USD to 82.00 USD depending on the type you choose.

An additional processing fee will be charged based on when you decide you would like to receive your authorisation. You have 3 options:

  • Standard service: Get your eVisa in 5 business days for 35.00 USD.
  • Rapid service: Get your eVisa in 3 business days for 65.00 USD.
  • Highly Rapid service: Get your eVisa in 2 business days for 100.00 USD.

More India Questions and Information

Do you still have some lingering questions about getting your e-Visa for India? Not to worry, our FAQ section is here to provide additional information and clear up any doubts you may have.

It depends on the India visa processing time you select when you submit your application:
  • Standard service: 5 business days.
  • Rapid service: 3 business days.
  • Highly Rapid service: 2 business days.
Your document is sent straight to your email inbox when it is ready.
Among other things, the official government website can be used to obtain travel visas for business, conference or medical purposes. You will need to provide additional documentation that is not necessary if you will be travelling as a tourist and processing your eVisa with Byevisa.
You have 3 options:
  • 30-day validity.
  • 1-year validity.
  • 5-year validity.
You select the option you need when you fill out the Byevisa online form.
No, this service has a cost. For the most low-cost option, choose the Standard processing speed for a total of 35.00 USD.
In the unlikely case that your application is rejected, Byevisa will send you an email to let you know what your options are.
If you have 2 passports, simply choose the one you would like to travel with and apply the same way any person of that nationality would. Make sure to travel using the same passport you used on your application.
When you fill out the Byevisa application form, you are prompted to select the type of eTourist Visa you need:
  • 30-day validity, with double entry.
  • 1-year validity, with multiple entries.
  • 5-year validity, with multiple entries.
It’s that easy! With 1-year and 5-year validity, you can enter the country as many times as you wish within the validity period. The maximum amount of time allowed for each visit is 90 days, or 180 days if you are from the US, UK, Canada or Japan.
Yes, you do. When you are ready to travel, simply print out the Electronic Visa from your email inbox. You will need to present the paper copy when you arrive in India.If you misplace the paper, just print out another copy.
No, you can’t. The fastest option is to select Byevisa’s Highly Rapid service, which ensures you will receive your travel document in your email inbox within 2 business days.
It is not possible to renew your Electronic Tourist Visa. If your authorisation has expired, apply for a new one.Remember that by applying for 1-year or 5-year validity, you can enter the country as many times as you like during the validity period, staying for up to 90 days each visit (180 days for select nationalities).
If your eVisa is still valid but your passport has expired, you can still be allowed entry into India. Just make sure you travel carrying the old expired passport that linked to your eVisa along with your new, valid passport.
Here is an example of the travel document Byevisa sends to your email inbox: