Because of its rich history and culture isn’t surprising to find that there are lot of people who want to visit India.
The good thing about visiting India these days is that you don’t need to go to the Indian embassy. You can apply for an Indian E Visa. How does it work? Read below to know.
It all starts with you going to the official website for the Indian E Visa application on https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/. We know you think you can pay third parties to have an electronic visa applied on your behalf. The Indian government actually discourages this to prevent fraud.
Once you are on the website, check the information on which countries are eligible to apply for an electronic visa. If your country isn’t on the list, you have no choice but to go to the embassy and file an application there.
If your country is on the list, though, go ahead and apply for a visa right on the website we mentioned above. Make sure to have your documents ready. You will need electronic copies of your passport, round-trip ticket and proof that you have enough money to pay for your travel expenses. Once you have uploaded your documents, pay the processing fee.
When you are done, you wait. Applying on the website doesn’t guarantee your visa will be approved, however, it does make visa processing very convenient.
You can apply four days to three months before your date of travel. If your visa application is approved, print your Electronic Travel Authorization or ETA. Make sure the word “APPROVED” is printed on it.
You will have to present your ETA along with your passport when you arrive in India.
The ETA is only valid to present at 25 airports and two seaports in India. You can check the list of airports and seaports on the website.
When should you apply for a visa online? You can apply as late as four days before you travel or as early as three months before you do.
You can apply for an electronic visa twice per year. Over this limit, you have to check with the Indian embassy and maybe even apply for a visa there.
If you run into problems while using the e-visa application website, make sure to wait at least four hours before sending your application again.