Visa Requirements for India

The visa requirements for India depend on your nationality and the purpose of your visit. Here are some general guidelines:


Tourist Visa

If you are visiting India for tourism purposes, you can apply for an e-Tourist Visa or a regular Tourist Visa. The e-Tourist Visa is available to citizens of many countries and allows for a maximum stay of 90 days. The regular Tourist Visa is available for longer stays and requires an application to be submitted at an Indian embassy or consulate.

Business Visa

If you are traveling to India for business purposes, you will need to apply for a Business Visa. This visa is required for attending conferences, meetings, or to conducting business activities.

Employment Visa

If you plan to work in India, you must apply for an Employment Visa. This visa is granted to those who have been offered a job in India.

Student Visa

If you plan to study in India, you must apply for a Student Visa. This visa is granted to students who have been accepted to a recognized educational institution in India.

E-Visas are issued for several categories, validity periods and fees, which also vary for some nationalities:


e-Visa typeValidityEntriesMaximum stayFee (US$)Application period
Tourist30 days230 days, from April to June104 to 30 days before arrival
30 days, from July to March25
1 yearMultiple180 days per year404 to 120 days before arrival
5 yearsMultiple180 days per year80
Business1 yearMultiple180 days per stay80
Medical or attendant60 days360 days80
Conference30 days130 days80



Nationals of the following countries and territories holding ordinary passports may apply for an electronic visa (e-Visa) online:


  • European Union All European Union citizens
  •  Afghanistan
  •  Albania
  •  Andorra
  •  Angola
  •  Antigua and Barbuda
  •  Argentina
  •  Armenia
  •  Australia
  •  Azerbaijan
  •  Bahamas
  •  Barbados
  •  Belarus
  •  Belize
  •  Benin
  •  Bolivia
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  •  Botswana
  •  Brazil
  •  Brunei
  •  Burundi
  •  Cambodia
  •  Cameroon
  •  Canada
  •  Cape Verde
  •  Chile
  •  Colombia
  •  Comoros
  •  Costa Rica
  •  Cuba
  •  Djibouti
  •  Dominica
  •  Dominican Republic
  •  East Timor
  •  Ecuador
  •  El Salvador
  •  Equatorial Guinea
  •  Eritrea
  •  Eswatini
  •  Fiji
  •  Gabon
  •  Gambia
  •  Georgia
  •  Ghana
  •  Grenada
  •  Guatemala
  •  Guinea
  •  Guyana
  •  Haiti
  •  Honduras
  •  Iceland
  •  Indonesia
  •  Israel
  •  Ivory Coast
  •  Jamaica
  •  Japan
  •  Jordan
  •  Kazakhstan
  •  Kenya
  •  Kiribati
  •  Kyrgyzstan
  •  Laos
  •  Lesotho
  •  Liberia
  •  Liechtenstein
  •  Madagascar
  •  Malawi
  •  Malaysia
  •  Mali
  •  Marshall Islands
  •  Mauritius
  •  Mexico
  •  Micronesia
  •  Moldova
  •  Monaco
  •  Mongolia
  •  Montenegro
  •  Mozambique
  •  Myanmar
  •  Namibia
  •  Nauru
  •  New Zealand
    •  Cook Islands
    •  Niue
  •  Nicaragua
  •  Niger
  •  North Macedonia
  •  Norway
  •  Oman
  •  Palau
  •  Palestine
  •  Panama
  •  Papua New Guinea
  •  Paraguay
  •  Peru
  •  Philippines
  •  Russia
  •  Rwanda
  •  Saint Kitts and Nevis
  •  Saint Lucia
  •  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  •  Samoa
  •  San Marino
  •  Saudi Arabia
  •  Senegal
  •  Serbia
  •  Seychelles
  •  Sierra Leone
  •  Singapore
  •  Solomon Islands
  •  South Africa
  •  South Korea
  •  Sri Lanka
  •  Suriname
  •  Switzerland
  •  Taiwan
  •  Tajikistan
  •  Tanzania
  •  Thailand
  •  Togo
  •  Tonga
  •  Trinidad and Tobago
  •  Tuvalu
  •  Uganda
  •  Ukraine
  •  United Arab Emirates
  •  United Kingdom
    •  Anguilla
    •  Cayman Islands
    •  Montserrat
    •  Turks and Caicos Islands
  •  United States
  •  Uruguay
  •  Uzbekistan
  •  Vanuatu
  •   Vatican City
  •  Venezuela
  •  Vietnam
  •  Zambia
  •  Zimbabwe

Applying for India Visa

Determine the type of visa

Visit the official website of the Indian embassy or consulate in your country to determine the type of visa you need based on the purpose of your travel.

Fill out the visa application form

The visa application form can be found on the website of the Indian embassy or consulate. Fill out the form completely and accurately. Make sure you have all the necessary information and supporting documents ready.

Pay the visa fee

The visa fee varies depending on the type of visa and your nationality. The fee can be paid online through the embassy or consulate website.

Schedule an appointment

Some Indian embassies and consulates require an in-person appointment to submit your visa application. Schedule an appointment through the embassy or consulate website.

Apply and supporting documents

At your appointment, submit your visa application form along with all the supporting documents, such as your passport, photographs, and proof of travel arrangements.

Collect your visa

Once your visa is approved, collect your visa from the embassy or consulate, or it may be sent to you by mail.

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