All tourists require a visa to visit India. The majority of travellers will be eligible for the e-visa (applied for online prior to your departure), but for some trips (depending on where you are travelling to and how long you are spending in India) you will need to apply for a visa through VFS Global and attend a regional visa office. Please note that you MUST have a machine readable passport to travel to India. As outlined on the FCO website; ‘foreign nationals who arrive at an Indian port holding non-machine readable passport will be denied entry’. Please note e-visa’s are currently suspended for British Nationals and you cannot obtain these. You will need to apply via the Indian Embassy and collect in person. Please book an appointment as soon as possible as there are delays.
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If you would like to make this process easier for yourself then you may like to look into arranging your visa through the specialist Travcour. There will be an additional charge per person, plus return postage, to use their service.
Please visit the Travcour website in order to arrange your visa in this way or call 0208 543 1846. (additional fees apply for this service)
We also provide a step-by-step guide to obtaining your Indian e-visa once you have booked your trip with us. The information on our website and in our guide is designed to assist you in obtaining your Indian e-tourist visa but it is your responsibility that you meet all the requirements to acquire it. Changes can be made without any prior warning and thus we cannot be held liable for incorrect information, application process changes, or the issuing or rejection of a visa.