Best ways to get Indian Visa without any hassle

Every year many foreigners visit India to enjoy wildlife, mountains, metropolises, islands, beaches and experience its exquisite culture. Almost 3 million foreign tourists visited India in 2020, according to a Statista report, which has boosted in 2021 and is constantly increasing. So today, we are going to talk about the best ways to obtain Indian Visa so you can experience the Indian culture and tradition.

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What are the best ways to obtain Visa for India?

One of the excellent ways to obtain an Indian Visa is to request online and achieve it by email (E-Visa). It is an affordable method, and you will also get an Indian Visa soon. You can apply for a regular visa if you are a citizen of a non-eligible country for an e-visa.

The details and procedure of both eVisa and physical visa are given below:

What is E-Visa, and what are the requirements to get them?

An electronic visa or eVisa is the most feasible visa option when you are not in India. E-Visas are favorable compared to regular visas but have a shorter validity time. 

Indian E-Visa fee:

Indian e-Visa application fee is based on the type of e-Visa, and you can easily pay it with your PayPal, American Express, or MasterCard. The fee you need to pay is USD 35 for an e-Tourist visa, 79 USD for an e-Business and e-Conference visa, and 59 USD for an e-Medical and e-Attendant visa.

The Indian High Commission takes a week after you send them your e-Visa application which can be shortened to 3 business days in an emergency.

Validity conditions for e-visa:

The Indian e-Visa validity period was updated a few months ago. And now, its validity relies on the type of e-Visa you have requested, which ranges from 30 days to 5 years. 

Indian E-Visa Requirements:

Below are the primary requirements you need to meet to get an Indian e-Visa.

When applying, the passport that you present to the Government of India should be valid for at least six months.

When the Indian government provides you the e-Visa, and you reach the Indian airport, you must bring the same passport you presented at the time of application. And there must be a minimum of two blank pages in your passport.

If you arrive utilizing a commute instead of an airplane, you can access a few cities except New Delhi.

You must have your Indian e-Visa in hard form with you upon arrival.

How to Apply for an Indian Physical Visa?

Before requesting the Indian physical visa, you must ensure that your country is on the eligible list for the application process. Physical visa breaks down the barriers like the limited length of stay and limited travel opportunities in India.

The validity of an Indian regular visa is up to 1 year after the government provides you with the official document. And the Physical Visa allows you to stay in India for 90 days consecutively.

Types of Regular Visa:

  • Tourist Visa
  • Medical Visa
  • Student Visa
  • Employment visa 
  • Entry visa

What documents need to be submitted to obtain an Indian Visa?

The documents required for a regular Indian Visa are:

  • Correctly completed application form with genuine information.
  • Valid passport (valid for the next six months).
  • Two passport-sized photos.
  • Medical reports.
  • Proof of your citizenship.
  • Letter from parents/legal guardians in the case of minors.
  • Copy of the previous visa (if any).
  • Make sure the documents you present are valid and genuine; Otherwise, there may be serious consequences.

While these may look like simple omissions, they can cost a traveler his/her visa. It is best to give every detail in the required formats with the right documentation to ensure a hassle-free and smooth visa application process.

However, the most important thing is to start the visa application process well before the planned travel date to enable enough time for the visa procedure.

About This Author

Philip Diack is Founder and Managing Director of Passports and, a national passport and travel visa service with offices in Atlanta, Miami, Washington, DC, NYC, Denver and San Francisco.

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