India Visa Information

Visa Procurement

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of departure from India.

After booking your holiday, please provide us with your passport details as soon as possible so that we can proceed to book trains and flights tickets on your behalf, if included within your holiday.

All foreign nationals must obtain a visa for a visit to India, as well as Nepal or Sri Lanka if joining our Highway to Himalayas or Delhi to Colombo tours, or any tailor-made holidays which combine India with these countries.

It is essential that your India visa is obtained prior to travel. India does accept some nationalities on a visa-upon-arrival basis, however please check before travel if you are eligible.

Visa Application Information

In order to obtain your visa you will need to provide the name, address and telephone number of a referee in India. Please use the information below:

On The Go Tours/Travel Inn
204 Adhunik Chambers
13/29 East Patel Nagar
New Delhi, 110008, India
Tel +91 11 43232000

If you need to provide an address for where you will be staying in India, you can use any of the following:

Jaypee Siddarth Hotel
3, Rajendra Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110008, India
Phone: +91 11 2576 0000

Jivitesh Hotel
11,Pusa Road,Opposite Metro Pillar Number.
87, New Delhi, Delhi 110005, India
Phone: +91 11 4921 4444

Vivanta, Dwarka
Metro Station Rd, Sector 21, Dwarka, New Delhi, 110075, India
Phone: +91 11 6600 3000

India Visa Requirements For

UK, AU, NZ, US & Canadian Residents

UK, Australian, New Zealand, USA and Canadian passport holders can take advantage of India's online visa service (subject to eligibility). Information about the e-Tourist Visa (eTV) process can be found at:

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

The online application should be submitted a minimum of 4 working days and a maximum of 30 days in advance of proposed date of arrival. Entry to India must be within 30 days of the eTV approval date and the visa is valid for approx. 30 days from arrival.

Please note: Your 30-day e-visa is valid from the date of issue and you will need to enter the country within those 30 days. On arrival to India you will then receive a further stamp where the customs officer will determine the length of your stay in India.

To apply online, you'll need to complete the application form, upload a copy of your passport data page, upload a passport sized photograph (full face, front view and eyes open, white background with no shadow) and pay the visa cost. 30-day e-visa fees are currently USD$10 plus 2.5% for bank fees from April to June and USD$25 plus 2.5% for bank fees from July to March for AU, NZ, Canadian, US and UK residents. Please note the revised fees come into effect from the 1st September 2019.

Please note: Due to the restrictions with the 30-day e-visa, we recommend applying for your 1-year tourist visa. The online application should be submitted a minimum of 4 working days and a maximum of 120 days in advance of proposed date of arrival. Entry to India must be within 120 days of the eTV approval date and the visa is valid for 365 days from arrival. 1-year e-visa fees are currently USD$40 plus 2.5% AU, NZ, Canadian, US and UK residents.

After submitting your application, you will receive a receipt number and within the coming days (the Government of India notes this as 4 days) you will receive authorization.

You will need to print a copy of this document to check-in for your flight and again at immigration when arriving to India. You are also required to carry a copy of the eTV at all times during your stay.

These are 60 day, double-entry visas and are valid for entry into 16 designated airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum & Varanasi. If arriving to India via another airport or route you will need to procure your visa with the nearest Indian embassy in ADVANCE of your arrival.

If your planned stay in India is longer than 60 days or you require more than 2 entries please contact your nearest Indian embassy.

India Visa Requirements For

South African Residents

Please refer to the embassy website and visit the links below to complete your visa form and obtain instructions.

South Africa visa link:
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html

High Commission of India (SA)
852, Frances Baard Street, Arcadia - 0083, Pretoria
Tel: +27 12 342 5392
Fax: +27 12 342 5310
http://www.hcipretoria.gov.in//

Visa Service

Visa Service For UK Residents

If you're a resident of the UK and would like someone to handle your visa application for you then we recommend CIBTvisas. Please follow this link for more details on how to start your visa application with them - http://www.cibtvisas.co.uk/onthego

See Also

For more handy information on India to assist with your holiday planning, check out the following:

Best Time to Visit - climate and seasons in India
Best Places to Visit - see our recommended top spots in India
Top Travel Tips - information on money, health and food in India plus more
Where to Go When - the best destinations in India by month
Traveller Reviews - see what our passengers say about our India tours
Travel Operators for Tigers - learn more about the work we do for tigers in India
The Golden Triangle - visiting Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
Visiting Rajasthan - our guide to India's largest state
Visiting Kerala - everything you need to know about Kerala
Tiger Safaris - where to see a tiger in the wild
Holi Festival FAQ - where to go, tips, safety and more
Diwali Festival FAQ - all your frequently asked questions answered
India Video Lounge - incredible India beautifully captured on film

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