India - online tourist visa on arrival

On the 27 November 2014 the Indian Government launched its new online tourist visa system for nationals of 43 countries including Australia, Germany, Japan and SIngapore. The list does not include nationals of the UK.

Activites Permissble ? 

The visa is available to those travelling on leisure, for short duration medical treatment, for casual business visit or to stay with friends and family. Travellers must show proof of onward travel and sufficient funds.

How Does it Work ?

The applicants must apply online for a Tourist Visa on arrival (TVoA), at least four days before the intended date of arrival to India.

The application fee is approximately US$60.  A digtal photograph and copy of the passport informaton page must be uploaded.

The applicants should receive an electronic travel authorisation (ETA) within 72 hours which they must carry with them at all times.

On arrival to India, biometric data will be taken at the port of entry.

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