India Tourist e-Visa Application Guide

Citizens of most countries are now eligible to get an Indian eVisa for purposes of recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to friends and relative, attendance to short-term yoga program, medical reasons and business purposes. For this article, we will discuss mainly on how to process an India Tourist e-Visa for recreation, leisure, and sightseeing. [Check out our list of top things to do in New Delhi]

India Tourist e-Visa Application Guide

Who are eligible to get an India Tourist e-Visa?

Citizens of these countries below are eligible to apply for an India Tourist e-Visa. All other citizens not eligible to apply for an eVisa can apply through the Indian Embassy or Consulate.

Albania
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
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
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
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

Validity of India Tourist e-Visa

The India Tourist e-Visa is valid one year from the date of issuance of electronic travel authorization (ETA). Again, the validity starts on the issuance date and NOT on your entry date. So it is advisable NOT to apply too early in order to maximize the validity of your Multiple entry Indian visa. Ideally, you can apply at least a week in advance prior to your travel date.

You will be allowed to stay in India up to 90 days each visit. Visitors from the USA, UK, Canada, and Japan can stay up to 180 days.

How to Apply for an India Tourist e-Visa?

To apply, you may visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html and fill out the online application form.

Requirements for Applying an India Tourist e-Visa

The application process is easy and straightforward. You only need to submit a scanned copy of your passport’s bio page and a square photograph (size of the height and width must be equal). The photo must be in a jpeg file and the minimum size is 10kb up to 1MB only 1MB. If it exceeds, you will need to resize the file. The passport copy, on the other hand, must be in pdf file up to 300KB only.

India e-Visa Fees

The cost of Indian e-Visa varies depending on your nationality. It is free to some nationalities but for most citizens including Filipinos, it costs USD80 plus a bank charge of 2.5% for online transactions. To know more about the visa fee for each country, click here.

Entry Ports where eVisa is accepted

As of this writing, holders of India Tourist e-Visa will be allowed to enter India through this list of 28 airports and 5 seaports ONLY.

International Airports

Delhi
Mumbai
Chennai
Kolkata
Thiruvananthapuram
Bengaluru
Hyderabad
Cochin
Goa
Ahmedabad
Amritsar
Gaya
Jaipur
Lucknow
Trichy
Varanasi
Calicut
Mangalore
Pune
Nagpur
Coimbatore
Bagdogra
Guwahati
Chandigarh
Visakhapatnam
Madurai
Bhubaneswar
Port Blair

International Seaport

Mumbai
Cochin
Mormugao
Chennai
New Mangalore

Sample Copy of India Tourist e-Visa

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