Tourist Visa on Arrival for India

Nov 27

The contents of this post have changed due to inclusion of more countries in the e-Tourist Visa scheme(e-TV) of Government of India. Please see the details and list of all eligible countries at Government of India e-tourist visa web site at:

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

The Government of India has just announced  Tourist Visa on Arrival for the passport holders of following countries:

Australia,Brazil,Cambodia,Cook Islands,Djibouti,Fiji,Finland,Germany,Indonesia,Israel,Japan,Jordan,Kenya,Kiribati,
Laos,Luxembourg,Marshall Islands,Mauritius,Mexico,Micronesia,Myanmar,Nauru,New Zealand,Niue Island,Norway,
Oman,Palau,Palestine,Papua New Guinea,Philippines,Republic of Korea,Russia,Samoa,Singapore,Solomon Islands,
Thailand,Tonga,Tuvalu,UAE,Ukraine,USA,Vanuatu,Vietnam.

Here is the eligibility criteria:

Eligibility

  • International Travellers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation , sight seeing , casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
  • Passport should have at least six months validity.
  • International Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket,with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
  • International Travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.
  • Not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holder.

Please also see below the instructions issued by the Government of India:

Instructions for Tourist Visa on Arrival (Enabled by ETA)

  • Applicants of the eligible countries may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 30 days. Example : If you are applying on 1st Sept then applicant can select arrival date from 5th Sept to 4th Oct.
  • Recent front facing photograph with white background and photo page of Passport containing personal details like name,date of birth, nationality , expiry date etc. to be uploaded by the applicant. The application is liable to be rejected if the uploaded document and photograph are not clear and as per specification.
  • Tourist visa on arrival (TVoA) fee is US$ 60/- per passenger excluding interchange charge for credit/debit cards.The fee must be paid 4 days before the expected date of travel filled by you otherwise application will not be processed.
  • TVoA fee once submitted is non refundable.
  • Applicant should carry a copy of ETA along with him/her at the time of travel.
  • Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at Immigration on arrival in India.
  • The validity of visa will be 30 days from the date of arrival in India.
  • Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) is valid for entry through 9 designated Airports i.e. Bangalore,Chennai,Cochin,Delhi ,Goa, Hyderabad,Kolkata,Mumbai & Trivandrum .
  • This facility is in addition to the existing Visa services.
  • Tourist Visa On Arrival (TVoA) is allowed for a maximum of two visits in a calendar year.
  • Tourist Visa On Arrival (TVoA) once issued on arrival is non-extendable , non-convertible & not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas.
  • Applicants can track the status of their application online by clicking visa status.
  • For any assistance call 24 * 7 Visa support center at +91-11-24300666 or send email to indiatvoa@gov.in

The eligible applicants can apply at Government of India website at : https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

( Source: Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India)