Electronic Travel Authorization for India – e-Tourist Visa
The Government of India has recently established an e-Tourist Visa (eTV) program for a select number of countries. Travelers looking forward to visit India must hold a valid Indian Visa. Presently, travellers from 150 countries can apply for an Indian Visa from the comfort of their home by filling out the Visa application form online. The Indian E Visa is processed and issued electronically and is sent to the applicant via email. Visitors must carry a copy of their Visa when travelling. Upon arrival in India, visitors will have their biometric information taken at the airport.
All travelers visiting India under the Indian e-Tourist Visa program are required to carry a printed copy of their approved e-Tourist Visa (eTV).
Your approved e-Tourist Visa allows you to enter India under the e-Tourist Visa (eTV) program of the Government of India.
Upon your arrival, you will be processed by an Immigration Officer at the port of entry.
You are able to apply and purchase your visa at the government website.
The Magic of India
India is a country rich in culture, history and diversity. Approximately 840,000 British visitors travelled to India in 2014, according to figures from the Indian Ministry of Tourism. India attracts all kinds of people: the adventurous, the spiritual, the entrepreneurial, the curious and the creative. From student backpackers to corporate executives. People visit for a variety of reasons, from wanting to see the Taj Mahal, to attending a cliente meeting, to experiencing the tiger reserves, to staying in an ashram, to visiting family or simply for a different type of beach holiday.
What countries are eligible for an Indian e-Tourist Visa?
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Cape Verde Islands
- Cayman Islands
- China-Sar Hong Kong
- China-Sar Macau
- Cook Islands
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- East Timor
- Ivory Coast
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Niue Island
- Papua New Guinea
- Republic of Korea
- Republic of Macedonia
- St. Kitts and Nevis
- San Marino
- Solomon Islands
- Sri Lanka
- Slovak Republic
- South Africa
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos
- United Kingdom
- United Arab Emirates
- Vatican City
Visiting India Has Been Made Easier
India requires visitors from the UK, and many other countries, to apply for a visa before travelling. In November 2014, they began to make the process easier for a few countries by establishing the E-Tourist Visa; an online visa application. On 15 August, 2015 India extended the scheme to include the UK as part of the 150 eligible countries. That’s good news for you and good news for India, as visa application can be daunting and put people off travelling to certain destinations.
STEPS TO OBTAIN AN INDIAN E-TOURIST VISA
The E-Tourist Visa
Applications are made online and can be made from 34 days, to up to 4 days, before your arrival in India.You must print out your visa and carry it with you whilst you travel. It is valid for up to 30 days and for a single entry into the country. Two e-Tourist Visas can be granted within any one year. If it is your intention to travel for more than 30 days, or to visit more than twice in any one year, you are still able to apply for a traditional visa. Whilst travelling on an e-Tourist Visa, you must arrive at one of 16 designated airports. On arrival you will be subjected to a biometric detail check at immigration where your photograph and fingerprints are taken.
The Designated Arrival Airports
Benefits of the E-Tourist Visa
The ability to apply online for your visa has taken the anxiety out of waiting for your passport to be returned by post, or even just relying on the post! It means you don’t have arrange an appointment and take the time out to apply in person. These were the only 2 ways you could get your visa for India before these changes.
What We Offer You.
Here at Online Visa India we want to simplify the process for you even more. We want to help to take away some of the stress out of planning your holiday for you. As it is a relatively new system, it is open to errors and problems. Therefore, working with a UK based agent, we can deal with any potential problems on your behalf, and in doing so, make sure your application is submitted accurately. As experts in applying for the Indian E-Tourist Visa, we can foresee any potential issues. We will make sure your application is filled in correctly and that you have attached the appropriate documents to verify your identity. Mistakes in the application are easily done, especially if you are busy, and they can hold up your visa approval. With us, you can be confident that your payment has been made safely via our secure payments page. And, for extra reassurance, you get the benefit of being able to contact one of our agents by email or telephone, in the UK, and know you will get a prompt response.
With Us, It Is This Simple:
- Complete your online application form
- Attach ID verification documents
- Pay the fee
- Wait for the visa to arrive in your inbox
- Print the visa.
- Enjoy India and all it has to offer!
We provide a professional and personalized services that includes
- Step by step individual support in preparing and completing your Indian e-Tourist Visa application form accurately
- Assistance via email and phone for any question you have during the e-Tourist Visa application process
- Email alerts on updates or changes to the e-Tourist Visa program
- Your application will be processed by a professional and experienced agent
- PayPal accepted
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