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All nationalities must apply for a visa before visiting India, even if applying for an E-Visa (Visa on Arrival).

How do I apply for a visa to India?

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Visa Application, Visa Categories, Visa Processing Time, Photo Requirements, Fee for Indian Visa

If you have already applied online for Indian Visa online and want to know the status of your application, please follow the link for Visa Enquiry

Applying for an Indian visa is an essential part of planning any trip to India.

There are 2 main options when applying for an travel Indian visa :

  • E visa : Visiting India for up to 60 days (Apply Online)
  • Long Term Visa : 5 Years / 10 Years

If you need the longer term india visa, it’s best to apply while you are in your home country.

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India Embassy & Consulates In USA

United States of America : All States
Embassy of India, Washington DC
India Consulates In Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Houston & Atlanta

India Embassy in Canada

High Commission of India, Consulate General of India
Canada : Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto

India Embassies in Europe

India Embassies In European Countries
Germany, France, Italy, Holy See, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Finland, Norway, Iceland

India Embassies in Gulf

India Embassies In Gulf Countries
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Iran, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

India Embassy in Australia

India Embassy & Consulates In Australia
Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane

New Zealand : Wellington & Auckland

India Embassy UK

India Embassy & Consulates In UK
High Comission of India, London
Birmingham, Edinburgh

India Embassies in Asian Countries

India Embassies & Consulates In Asian Countries
Singapore, Malaysia, Fiji, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Brunei

India Embassies in Caribbean Islands

India Embassies & Consulates In Caribbean Islands
Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Barbados, Haiti, Netherlands Antilles + Guyana, Suriname

How does a US citizen get a visa for India?

U.S. citizens seeking to travel to India for tourist purposes, and who plan to stay no longer than 60 days, may apply for an electronic travel authorization at least 2 weeks (I would give 1 month) prior to their arrival in lieu of applying for a tourist visa at an Indian embassy or consulate.

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How long does it take to get a visa to go to India?

If you make an application in person in the Indian Embassy or Consulates, it will take around 3-5 working days for travel visa processing.

Longer Processing Times for

  • Persons of Indian origin
  • US citizens who require a reference
  • Non-US citizens

For Short term visas, it will take at least one to two weeks for processing. It may take longer in some cases.

How Much Does an Indian Tourist Visa Cost?

The cost of an Indian Travel visa varies between countries!

  • Presently it’s around $160  for  5-10 year India Visa.

The visa fee depends upon the type of visa applied for and duration of visa.

Visa Fee consists of

  • Basic fee
  • Special Fee
  • Processing fee by out-sourcing agency

How much does an E visa cost for India?

The Indian e-Visa is issued for a double entry visit with a duration of stay up to 60 days from date of first entry.

  • 60 day E-visa costs $100

E-visa Vs Regular Visa

  • e-Visa is valid for stay of up to 60 days.
  • Regular visa is for longer stay

Regular visa is the best value for money!

How long does it take to get an E visa for India?

Officially, the processing time for an Indian tourist visa takes a minimum of 2 weeks.

So allow enough time!

If you make a application in person at the embassy, it takes 3-5 days.

How many times can you apply for Indian e visa?

You can apply for an Indian E-Visa a maximum of two times in a calendar year.

What is entry visa for India?

An Entry visa is granted to the people of Indian Origin.

Persons of Indian Origin must apply for an Entry Visa instead of a Tourist Visa.

Can I get married on a tourist visa in India?

Unfortunately, there’s no specific spouse visa for India. Foreigners who are married to Indian citizens are issued with an X (Entry) Visa, which is a residential visa. It provides the right to live in India, but not work. This type of visa is also issued to spouses who are accompanying people who hold other types of long-term Indian visas, such as employment visas.

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Can I get an Indian visa on arrival?

Indian E-Tourist Visa on arrival is available to Citizens of approved countries.

Indian Visitors wishing to visit controlled territories require a special permit and may not be eligible for a visa on arrival.

Restricted / Protected Areas in India

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Part of the state of Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh,…

Excluding :

  • People of Pakistani origins (all countries).
  • Diplomatic / Official Passport Holders or Laissez-passer travel document holders.

When can I apply for Indian visa?

You can apply for Indian visa up to 4 months (120 days) before your travel.

The latest you can apply is 4 days before your travel date beyond which your visa will not be given. It is best to apply as early as you can.