Frequently Asked Questions

An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within India.

The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at India missions and at the ports of entry.

Applicants obtain their visas electronically after entering required information and making payments by a credit or debit card (Mastercard, Visa or UnionPay).

The link to download your e-Visa is given on the final step where you will be informed that your application has been completed successfully. In addition, the same link to download your e-Visa will be emailed to you. Passport control officers at ports of entry can verify your e-Visa on their system. However, you are advised to keep your e-Visa with you either as a soft copy (tablet PC, smart phone, etc.) or as a hard copy in case of any failure on their system.

As in the case of other visas, respective India officials at the ports of entry reserves the right to deny entry into India to a holder of an e-Visa without any explanation.

How to apply e-Visa application?
  1. Click on “Application” menu.
  2. Security Verify, Enter the correct code which display in the box.
  3. Application, Fill in personal info, passport detail and travel detail.
  4. Review, Please review all your information before proceed to Payment.
  5. Payment, Choose your payment method that you prefer.
  6. Complete

All visitors, except for nationals of Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives, need a visa to enter India.
Maldives nationals need a visa only if they intend to stay in India for longer than 90 days.
Nationals of Nepal need a visa only if they will enter India from China.

There are four kinds of India e-Visa for the ordinary passport only:

  • Tourist e-Visa – for holidays, travelling, sightseeing, visiting friends or relatives;
  • Medical e-Visa – for treatment in the hospital or with specific doctors in India; and
  • Business e-Visa – for doing business in India.

Conference e-Visa – for visiting India for international conferences, or on certain subjects, may be issued to delegates provided they have an invitation to a conference/seminar/workshop being organized in India by a Ministry or Department of the Government of India, State Governments

Once the it is approved, the evisa will be made available to your evisa account. You must print a copy to carry with your passport and bring it along when you travel to India. When you arrive in India, you must have your evisa printout with your passport.

No, once the application has been submitted to the Indian government, the e-Visa application fees are non-refundable.

Yes, when your visa is used or expired you need to apply for another visa in order to travel to India again.

Once the application is in process, the e-Visa application fees are non-refundable.

Yes, when you complete your application for a Indian e-Visa, your information is secure and is submitted directly to the Indian government. Your personal information will be processed only for the purpose of making a decision on your visa application. Protection of the personal data provided in the application form will be the responsibility of the Indian government.

Yes, children must have a valid visa to travel to India. Fill in a separate application for each child.

When you apply for your e-Visa online you need to provide the following.

1.A JPG of the page of your passport showing your passport number. The minimum file size is 10KB and the maximum is 3MB

2.A JPG photograph. 

  • The minimum file size is 10KB and the maximum is 1MB.
  • The height and width of the photo must be equal.
  • The photo should show your full face with your eyes open.
  • You face should be in the centre of the photo.
  • The background should be a plain light colour or white.
  • There should be no shadows on your face or the background.
  • The photo must not have a border.

photo requirement

3. For e-Conference Visa only

For the e-Conference Visa applicants, you will have to provide these documents:

  • Invitation from organizer 
  • Political clearance from MEA 
  • Event clearance from MHA ( Optional)