Product was successfully added to your shopping cart.
Filling out the India visa online form is easy. To make the process even easier, travelers should gather the following documents before filling out the application for a visa to India:
Their valid passport. This document also needs to maintain validity for at least 6 months beyond the traveler’s proposed arrival date in India.
A separate photo of themselves. This needs to be on a white background. Each traveler is responsible for making sure his or her photo meets India’s standards as outlined in the application.
A photo of the personal data page of the passport including both the picture and written information.
Information about their travel plans to and from India.
A valid credit card.
After gathering the above information, travelers can start their application here, at the India visa online form. They will need to check each detail carefully as they enter it because it needs to exactly match the information on their passport. If it does not, they may have to resubmit the entire application for a visa to India, including the application fee.
When the form is fully filled out and applicants have checked it over in detail, they can submit it electronically. Once they submit it, they will receive a Confirmation Email with a Reference Number. If they don’t get the email, they should check spam folders, then contact us.
They can use the Reference Number to check the status of their application at any time or to print off their visa after it gets approved.
2. Pay India Visa Fee
Applicants must pay the India visa fee before they can submit their application and have it considered for approval. The fee for an India visa online varies based on the nationality of the applicant. After applicants enter all of their personal information, they will see the fee that is right for travelers from their country.
Most people choose to pay the fee using a valid credit card. The website takes Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. These are all common credit cards that most applicants should be able to access with relative ease to pay their India visa fee.
For travelers who do not have a credit card of their own and do not have access to one owned by someone else, the website also takes PayPal. Applicants can set up an account specifically to pay the fee for their India visa online or they can use one that they already have. PayPal is a quick, easy, secure way to make payments online.
All payments are processed using PayPal merchant services, which means that they are highly secured. Credit card numbers and other important, identifying information will be safe using this service.
Applicants need to know that their visa fees are nonrefundable. If the trip is canceled or the visa is rejected, the money is not returned. Similarly, if applicants make a mistake and need to submit a second application, they will need to pay the fee for the India visa online a second time.
3. Application Review
Once the India visa application is submitted, it will be reviewed by an application specialist before it is sent to India for approval. These specialists are trained in spotting errors on applications and on helping people get their visas to India, no matter where they are from.
The India visa application review includes:
Matching information from the passport photo with what is entered in the application and noting any discrepancies.
Making sure that the separate, attached photo is of the same person who is in the passport photo.
Flagging any application entries that may cause the visa application to be rejected or to take an extended amount of time to approve.
Ensuring that each blank was filled out properly and completely.
If the India visa application review finds any mistakes or the reviewer has questions, the applicant will get a chance to address these matters before the application is submitted.
This application review is included in the cost of applying for the visa on our site. There aren’t any extra, added fees or anything applicants must do to choose to use the service. Simply fill out the application and submit it knowing it will be reviewed by a professional before anyone in India sees it.
The India visa application review can save travelers a lot of trouble later on. It can keep them from having to submit a second application simply because they missed a box or had a typo. Thus, it can save them some money because they shouldn’t have to pay the visa application fee a second time.
4. Submit for Approval
After the visa application has been reviewed by our specialists, it will be sent electronically to The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for approval. This process can take 1-3 days to receive a result from Indian official. If the Ministry rejects an image or requests additional information from the applicant, an email will be sent out immediately addressing the issue.
After their India visa is approved, travelers will receive an email. This will contain their approved visa document and other information about how to use the visa. The email will go to the email address that the traveler provided when filling out the application for a visa to India.
This email will come between 1 and 4 business days after the applicant submitted their application for a visa to India. If travelers haven't received the email after 4 full days, they need to check their spam folder. If they still don't have it, they can contact us and we will look into the issue.
It's important that travelers double-check the email address they give when they fill out the application because this becomes their email address on file. If it is not correct, they will not be able to get their India visa delivered by email.
Travelers also need to make sure that our emails are not going to their spam folder. The methods for approving an email sender vary based on the email program being used, but each one has a way that travelers can use to make sure they are getting the emails they want to get.
Denied visa applicants will also be notified of their application status via email.
When the India visa gets delivered by email, travelers need to print it off and put it with their other travel documents. They will need to show this printed copy once they reach India.
6. Travel to India
When travelers arrive in India, officials will ask to see their India visa. They will also need to be able to show:
Their valid passport. This needs to be the same, identical document that the traveler used to apply for their India visa.
Proof that they have funds enough to cover their stay in India. They can also show proof that someone else is paying for the cost of their trip.
Proof that they plan to leave India within the time allowed them on their visa. They will need to have tickets to leave or demonstrable and confirmed travel plans somewhere else.
Documentation for their travel within India. They can show plans for hotel stays, in-country flights, and more.
Indian officials may not ask to see all of these pieces of documentation, but it is important that travelers have them ready and available when they go through Immigration. That way, their entry into India will not be delayed while they find documents or while they have to answer questions because they don’t have the correct documentation. Indian officials will definitely need to see the passport and India visa document and they can request the rest of the information listed above at their discretion.
Travelers may also need to show their India visa in order to get on the airplane to travel to India. Some airlines and some countries will not allow passengers to board a flight if they do not have a hard copy of their visa to India available.
Summary of India Visa Application Process
Getting a visa to India is easy with the eVisa process. Applicants simply need to proceed to the online form and fill it out according to the directions on the page. They will submit it electronically and get an email confirmation of their submission.
Every applicant will have to pay a fee to apply for their visa to India. This fee varies based on the applicant’s nationality. Applicants can use a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card, or chose to pay via PayPal. This fee is not refundable even if the trip is canceled or the visa rejected.
One of our experts will review each application before it gets sent on to India. They will catch any mistakes made in filling out the application or potential issues with the application and give the applicant a chance to address those. This service is included when travelers pay their visa to India application fee.
Once the visa to India is approved, travelers will get an email notifying them of this and containing the visa document itself. This goes to the email address on file, so applicants need to ensure that they provide a correct email address and that their email address is not sending our emails to spam.
Travelers need to print off a hard copy of their visa to India and take it with them when they travel. Airlines may ask to see it and they will also need to present it to Indian officials when they enter the country.
Disclaimer: This is a commercial website that facilitates the India eVisa. This online application streamlines the eTourist, eBusiness, and eMedical online application. VisatoIndia will charge a service fee ($60 USD for eTourist, $70 USD for eBusiness and $80 USD for eMedical) per applicant for a quality online application experience; in addition to the Government fee, which may vary from $25 to $102. The Government fee will depend on the nationality of the applicant, and the Validity Option selected (eTourist only) .