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Visa policy & Requirements

Know before you go

If you are a foreign national and plan on traveling to India for tourism, business, or other reasons, you will need a visa to enter the country. India has visa requirements in place for most foreign visitors, apart from those from countries that have established visa exemption agreements with India. 

E-Visa

India has an eVisa program that allows travelers to apply for a visa online. The eVisa process can be done 100% online and takes a few minutes to fill out the form. The eVisa is received by email and must be printed to present it to the India immigration office on arrival. 

Depending on your needs and the days you will be in India, you will have to choose one of the following visas

Tourist visa

Is the most common and requested Indian visas, ranging from 30 days to 5 years. Eligible nationalities may apply for one of these visas; however, there are nationalities exempt from visa requirements and others with further restrictions.

One-month e-Tourist visa

This has a duration of 30 days and is valid for double entry. The e-tourist visa India is not extendable nor convertible.

One-year e-Tourist visa

This lasts 365 days from the date of the granting of the ETA and allows multiple entries.

Five-year e-Tourist visa

This visa is valid for five years from the date of issue of the ETA and allows for multiple entries. Each visit may not exceed 90 days of continuous stay except for nationals of the USA, UK, Canada and Japan, who may extend their visit by 180 days.

To be eligible for this visa, you must:

  • Have a valid passport: The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry into India.

  • Be vaccinated against yellow fever (if you are coming from a country endemic of the disease)

Business Visa

This has a maximum duration of one year from the date of its approval and can be used for multiple entries. However, you cannot stay more than 180 days in the country continuously. If the stay is going to last more than 180 days, you will have to request permission from the Regional Office for the Registration of Foreigners.

To be elegible for this visa you must meet the tourist visa requirements plus

  • Be a person of assured financial standing

  • Sufficient proof of your financial standing and expertise in the field of intended business

 

Visa elegibility

Nationals of the following countries and territories holding ordinary passports can apply for an electronic visa (e-Visa) online:

European Union European Union citizens

 Afghanistan

 Albania

 Andorra

 Angola

 Antigua and Barbuda

 Argentina

 Armenia

 Australia

 Azerbaijan

 Bahamas

 Barbados

 Belarus

 Belize

 Benin

 Bolivia

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Botswana

 Brazil

 Brunei

 Burundi

 Cambodia

 Cameroon

 Canada

 Cape Verde

 Chile

 Colombia

 Comoros

 Costa Rica

 Cuba

 Djibouti

 Dominica

 Dominican Republic

 East Timor

 Ecuador

 El Salvador

 

 Equatorial Guinea

 Eritrea

 Eswatini

 Fiji

 Gabon

 Gambia

 Georgia

 Ghana

 Grenada

 Guatemala

 Guinea

 Guyana

 Haiti

 Honduras

 Iceland

 Indonesia

 Israel

 Ivory Coast

 Jamaica

 Japan

 Jordan

 Kazakhstan

 Kenya

 Kiribati

 Kyrgyzstan

 Laos

 Lesotho

 Liberia

 Liechtenstein

 Madagascar

 Malawi

 Malaysia

 Mali

 Marshall Islands

 Mauritius

 Mexico

 Micronesia

 Moldova

 Monaco

 Mongolia

 Montenegro

 Mozambique

 Myanmar

 Namibia

 Nauru

 New Zealand

 Cook Islands

 Niue

 Nicaragua

 Niger

 North Macedonia

 Norway

 Oman

 Palau

 Palestine

 Panama

 Papua New Guinea

 Paraguay

 Peru

 Philippines

 Russia

 Rwanda

 Saint Kitts and Nevis

 Saint Lucia

 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 Samoa

 San Marino

 Saudi Arabia

 Senegal

 Serbia

 Seychelles

 Sierra Leone

 Singapore

 Solomon Islands

 South Africa

 South Korea

 Sri Lanka

 Suriname

 Switzerland

 Taiwan

 Tajikistan

 Tanzania

 Thailand

 Togo

 Tonga

 Trinidad and Tobago

 Tuvalu

 Uganda

 Ukraine

 United Arab Emirates

 United Kingdom

 Anguilla

 Cayman Islands

 Montserrat

 Turks and Caicos Islands

 United States

 Uruguay

 Uzbekistan

 Vanuatu

  Vatican City

 Venezuela

 Vietnam

 Zambia

 Zimbabwe

Visa-exempt countries

Nationals of the following two countries do not need visas or passports to enter India, and may live and work in India without any limit of stay.

  •  Bhutan
  •    Nepal

Also nationals of  Maldives do not need a visa to enter India, for a maximum stay of 90 days.

COVID-19 Requirements

India removed all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers, This means that travelers will no longer need to show a negative COVID-19 test result or vaccination certificate before entering the country.

However, the Indian government has said that it will continue to conduct random COVID-19 checks at airports. This means that travelers may still be asked to show a negative test result or vaccination certificate, even if they are not required to do so.

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