How to get a tourist visa to India?

This time the question is how to get a tourist visa to India. This information is for international travelers who want to travel India for recreation, sightseeing, and casual visits to meet friends or relatives.

how to get a tourist visa to india

You can simply apply for a visa online (eTV). Pay the visa fee online using your Credit or Debit card and your India travel visa will be sent to your e-mail.

You can apply online minimum 4 days in advance of your arrival date with a window of 30 days.

Upload a recent front facing photograph with white background, as well as the photo page of your Passport containing personal details like name, date of birth, nationality, expiry date etc.

Your application will be rejected if the uploaded document and photograph are not clear or as per specification.

E-tourist Visa fees are country specific, for U.S. and British citizens it´s US$60, for Canadians US$48. Bank transaction fees of 2.5% will be charged additional on the Visa fees. The fee must be paid at least 4 days before the date of travel and are non-refundable.

Bio-metric details will be mandatory captured at Immigration on arrival in India.

Nationals of Yellow Fever affected countries must carry a YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CARD at the time of arrival, otherwise they may be quarantined for 6 days.

#1 Be sure that your passport has at least six months validity from the date of your arrival in India. Your passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.

#2 Be prepared to show a return ticket or an onward journey ticket, along with sufficient money to spend during your stay in India.

#3 Carry a copy of your Visa along with you while traveling in India.

The e-Tourist Visa for India involves completely online application for which no facilitation is required by any intermediary/agents etc.