India Visa Requirements For
UK, AU, NZ, US & Canadian Residents
UK (see below), 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:
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 before the expiry date of your Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), which will be noted on the documentation provided. On arrival to India, the immigration officer will review your ETA and grant you an e-visa which will then be valid for 30 days from the date the e-visa is issued.
Please note: Should the expiry date of your ETA expire prior to arrival in India, an e-visa will not be granted, and you will not be granted entry into the country. An ETA is not a guaranteed visa, it is a Travel Authorisation.
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.
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.