Requesting your e-visa for India
Electronic visa application for India
Foreigners wishing to travel to India by air or sea must have a passport
from their country and a valid visa to travel.
You can use the electronic visa for tourism, recreation or occasional visits to meet friends or relatives, short-term medical treatment or a business visit. This new process was implemented by the Indian government which named it « e-Tourist Visa (eTV) ». Eligible citizens can apply for an E-visa for India online before they leave for India. The biometric information of the traveler is always taken at the airport upon arrival and the visa is always embedded on the passport. This application form is also called « Visa on arrival ». It is impossible to apply for a visa once there. The request must be sent and approved before going to India, under penalty of being denied boarding or disembarkation. The process can take several days.
The passport must be valid for 6 months after the date of arrival and must contain 2 blank pages for the visa and the corresponding entry stamps. International travelers must have a return ticket and enough money for the duration of their stay in India. The e-Tourist visa for India is only allowed at the arrival of 24 airports and 3 seaports. If your arrival is scheduled in another port or airport of entry, or by land, it is recommended that you apply for a traditional visa, available at the embassy. The e-Tourist visa is valid for cruises and can now be issued for an arrival at the designated seaports. The validity of the e-Visa will be 60 days from the date of your arrival in the country.
Visa in India Double check-in is permitted on e-Tourist Visa and e-Business Visa. Triple entry will be allowed on e-Medical Visa. A 120-day period is granted after the issuance of the e-Visa. The electronic visa can not be used more than twice a calendar year. You can not extend an Indian e-Visa, and the application for it is impossible once in India without providing proof of your departure date. The electronic visa is non-extensible, non-convertible and invalid for visiting protected areas. In addition to the e-Visa, travelers wishing to visit protected areas must obtain permits, only provided by local authorities. If the number of ineffective attempts is greater than three, the application identifier will be blocked and will have to renew their request by filling in the form again and renewing it with a new identifier. The payment status update is almost instantaneous and allows the approval.
Electronic visa fees are specific to 160 countries. Payment must be made at least 4 days before the scheduled date of the trip otherwise the request will be delayed. Once submitted, the electronic visa fee is no longer refundable.
Embassy of India in Paris, France
Direction: 13-15 rue Alfred Dehodencq, 75016 Paris, France
Telephone: (+33) 1-4050 7070
Fax number: (+33) 1-4050 0996
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