All travellers require a visa to visit India. Please find some further information on obtaining a tourist visa below:
E-Tourist Visa for India
Information prior to application
- Spend time familiarising yourself with the e-tourist visa website before starting the form, and check the list of countries that are eligible for the e-tourist visa on the home page.
Take extra note when reading ‘Instructions for Applicant’ and ‘Document Requirements’.
There are three different e-visas available, including a 30 day, 1 year and 5 year e-visa. The 30 day e-visa can be applied for online a maximum of 30 days and a minimum of 4 days before you travel, whilst the 1 year and 5 year visas can be applied for online a maximum of 120 days and a minimum of 4 days before you travel. Please ensure that when you apply for your visa its validity covers your planned holiday.
If you are travelling to Sikkim, Ladakh or the Andaman Islands the e-tourist visa is not available and you will need to apply for a regular tourist visa.
Passports must have at least six months validity from the date of arrival India. Your passport will also need a minimum of two free blank pages.
An e-tourist visa is valid for arrivals and departures from a select number of Indian airports. To check this please follow this link and see point 9 under ‘Instructions for Applicants’.
Unfortunately the visa is not available for; people with Pakistani origins, British Overseas Citizens, British Overseas Territories Citizens, British National (overseas) and British Protected Persons.
If having read through these requirements you find you are not eligible for an e-tourist visa it does not mean you cannot travel to India. A visa can still be arranged either through the Indian Government Visa Bureau, a visa specialist or through VFS Global. Follow these links for more information:
- If you are applying for an e-tourist visa – https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html
- If you are applying through VFS Global – http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk
- If you are applying for the visa through Travcour, who are a visa specialist please visit – http://travcour.com/g_page.php?pageid=1001& or call 0208 543 1346. (additional fees apply for this service)
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 £9 return postage for up to four passports, to use their service. If you do decide to arrange it in this way they will send you a form to complete with the needed information and then arrange the e-tourist visa on your behalf. You will also need to send them photos and your passport. All documentation, along with the e-tourist visa, will then be returned by post.
Please visit the Travcour website in order to arrange your visa in this way – http://travcour.com/g_page.php?pageid=1001& or call 0208 543 1346. (additional fees apply for this service)
This information 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.