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The Indian e-Visa system made travelling to India easier than ever before! All travellers that want to visit India need electronic travel documents in the form of an e-Visa to India. Fortunately, Indian e-Visa is easily obtainable online. All you need is a valid passport and a working device with an internet connection.

Indian e-Visa is just a few clicks away! Read on to learn all about visa to India types, requirements, the online application process, and what airports and seaports to use on your travel.

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e-Visa to India types and costs

Indian e-Visa costs can be distinguished into two groups and are based on one's nationality. Most countries will pay a visa fee of 129 Euro. However, citizens that come from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine, the United States, Great Britain, and Mozambique, need to pay a fee of 149 Euro.

You can travel to India for three different purposes when using an e-Visa. All travellers can choose between these e-Visa to India types:

  • - e-Tourist visa: allows all tourism-related visits in India, including family/friends visits. Valid for one year from issuing enables its' holders to spent 90 days total in India within the validity period.

  • - e-Business visa: issued for all business-related activities, such as negotiating a contract, attending a business meeting, or a conference. All e-Business visa holders can stay in India for 180 days within the one-year validity period.

  • - e-Medical visa: allows all medical-related visits in India. e-Medical visa holders can stay in India for 60 days total. This visa type is valid for 4 months from the date of issue.

Both tourist and business visas serve as multiple-entry visas. However, an e-Medical visa allows three visits to India and 60 days total. You can either spent 60 consecutive days abroad or divide the 60 days into three trips.

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Indian e-Visa requirements

For all visa to India types, all applicants need to prepare the following documents to make their visa application successful:

  • - a scan or a photograph of the bio-data page from the applicants' valid passport
  • - applicant's recent photograph that complies with the passport photo guidelines

  • However, if you plan on applying for a business or medical visa, you will have to attach one more additional document to your visa application. Prepare the following:

  • - an invitation letter or a business card from the company the applicant is going to cooperate with (for the business visa)
  • - a written document that states the length of stay and describes the type of treatment the applicant will undergo during their visit. It has to come from a hospital or any other medical institution the treatment will take place in (for a medical visa)
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Airports and seaports that accept Indian e-Visa


Electronic Travel Authorization visa allows its' holders to cross the Indian border. However, there is a list of stipulated airports and seaports that accept e-Visa permits. All travellers using an electronic travel authorization visa should use one of the stated border crossing points.


Airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Portblair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi, Vishakhapatnam.


All applicants can also use any of the following seaports:

  • Chennai
  • Cochin
  • Goa
  • Mangalore
  • Mumbai

Transit information for e-Visa to India

An electronic visa permit is not needed when you travel to India just for transit purposes. However, you have to meet some requirements to be able to stay at the Indian airport visa-free.

If you travel to India for transit purposes, you have to comply with the following guidelines not to need an electronic visa permit:

  • - You have proof of an onward ticket
  • - Your layover time is no longer than 24 hours
  • - You don't leave the transit area

If you cannot meet the above-described requirements, you are obliged to apply for an Indian e-Visa.

In order to get more information about electronic visas: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html