General Instruction

  • 1. e-Visa has 5 sub-categories viz. e-Tourist Visa(for 30 days/01 year/ 05 years) ,e-Business Visa, e-Medical Visa, e-Medical Attendant Visa and e-Conference Visa. A foreigner (other than those applying for e-Conference Visa) will be allowed to club activities permitted under these categories. Foreigners applying for e-Conference visa will be permitted to club the activities permitted under e-Tourist visa only (validity co-terminus with e-Conference Visa only i.e. 30 days). Only two e-Medical Attendant Visas will be granted against one e- Medical Visa.
  • 2. For e-Tourist and e-Business visa, Applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival.
  • 3. For e-Medical, e-Medical Attendant and e-Conference visa, Applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 120 days. Example: If you are applying on 1st Sept then applicant can select arrival date from 5th Sept to 2nd Jan.
  • 4. Recent front facing photograph with white background and passport first page containing personal details is mandatory to upload. Additional documents will be needed depending on the visa type. The application is liable to be rejected if the uploaded documents and photograph are not clear / as per specification.
  • 5. e-Visa fee once submitted is non-refundable as the fee is for processing of the application and is not dependent on either Grant or Rejection of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).
  • 6. Applicant should carry a copy of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) along with him/her at the time of travel.
  • 7. Visa is non-extendable, non-convertible & not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas. If you intend to visit Protected/Restricted/Cantonment areas, you would require prior permission from the Civil Authority.
  • 8. Nationals of Yellow Fever affected countries or travellers arriving from these countries must carry YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CARD at the time of arrival in India, otherwise they may be quarantined for 6 days upon arrival in India. Please visit our Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare latest guidelines regarding yellow fever countries here.
  • 9. You must travel on the Passport which you have applied for eVisa. Entry will be allowed into India on the new passport even if ETA has been issued on the old passport, however in such cases a traveler must carry the old passport on which ETA was issued

The documents required for completing the eVisa application is indicated against each type of eVisa. All documents including Business cards, Invitation letters etc. must be in English language, failing which the application would be liable for rejection.

  • For e-Tourist Visa
    • Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details *
    • For short term courses, copy of letter from the institute/organization/hospital etc. concerned on its letter-head *
    • For voluntary work of short duration, copy of letter from the organization concerned on its letter-head *
  • For e-Medical Visa
    • Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details *
    • Copy of Letter from the Hospital concerned in India on its letterhead which including the date / tentative date which admission have been suggested .
  • For e-Medical Attendant Visa
    • Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details*
  • For e-Business Visa
    • Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details*
    • Copy of Business Card
    • Any letter of invitation if applicable from indian parties which wish you conduct the business (optional).
  • For e-Business Visa visiting "To deliver lecture/s under Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN)"
    • Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details*
    • Invitation of the host institute to the foreign faculty
    • Copy of the sanction order under GIAN issued by the National Coordinating Institute viz. IIT Kharagpur
    • Copy of the synopsis of the courses to be taken up by the faculty
  • For e-Conference Visa
    • Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details*
    • Invitation from organizer, which applicant may seek from this organiser.
    • Political clearance from Ministry of External Affairs
    • Event clearance from Ministry of Home Affairs
  • The digital photograph to be uploaded along with the Visa application should meet the following requirements:
    • 1. Format - JPEG
    • 2. Size
      • Minimum 10 KB
      • Maximum 10 MB
    • 3. The height and width of the Photo must be equal.
    • 4. Photo should present full face, front view, eyes open and without spectacles
    • 5. Center head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin
    • 6. Background should be plain light colored or white background.
    • 7. No shadows on the face or on the background.
    • 8. Without borders.
    • 9. Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details.
      • Format -PDF
      • Size : Minimum 10 KB ,Maximum 10 MB
    • 10. Other document for Business/Medical Purpose
      • Format -PDF
      • Size : Minimum 10 KB ,Maximum 10 MB