Choose the India e-Visa Application Service option below that meets your travel needs

Choose the India e-Visa Application Service option below that meets your travel needs

Requirements, Instructions & Information

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Important Note: The Indian Government now offers the e-Visa (electronic visa) as well as the traditional stamped visa. The Indian e-Visa is good for double entry (two), valid for 120 days from date of issue & allows for stay of no more than 60 days. Travelers who wish to avoid lengthy delays at the airport in India or just desire a longer visa validity with multiple entries should apply for a traditional stamped India Visa.

How to Get an Electronic e-Visa to India

Indian electronic e-Visas are valid for: 
Tourism • Vacation • Cruise Ships • recreation
• Casual Business Visit • Casual Visit to Meet Family Members or Friends • short duration medical treatment • Short Term Yoga Program • Transit  


Gather together, complete & ship the following: 

Passport RequirementsUnited States Passport small black image section header for India evisa passport requirements:
India e-Visas

Please provide a clear color scan of your passport main information page. Your passport should be valid for 6 months beyond your intended stay in India and with at least two blank visa pages available for Indian entry & exit stamps. Please note that the last few pages in your passport are amendment pages for U.S. State Department use only and as such cannot be used for an India entry or exit stamp.

US Visa Connection can process both the passport application and the India e-Visa application back to back. !f your passport does not meet Indian e-Visa requirements, see our Rush Passport Services to Get a New US Passport or to Renew Your Current US Passport.

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India e-Visas

You will need to provide clear color scan of a passport photo which should be:

  • in color & not blurry;
  • 2x2 in size;
  • front view with body completely facing forward;
  • on a plain white background;
  • with no glasses or head wear;
  • not older than 90 days;
  • taken at a reputable facility such as Walgreen’s, CVS or Fed Ex.

Indian evisa application form small black image section header for India evisa application instructionsVisa Application Form:
India e-Visas

Complete, save & send a clear color copy of the Online India e-Visa Application Form.
Important Notes:
Every question on the application must be answered with complete information. For questions that do not apply to you type answer as NA. Application forms completed by hand are not accepted by the Indian Government.

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India e-Visas

A copy of round trip tickets or confirmed flight itinerary which should include applicants name and show entry into and exit from India.

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India e-Visas

The India e-Visa is processed electronically usually in 1-4 business days and when issued it will be sent to the applicant via email. The limit of Indian e-visas a traveler can obtain per calendar year is two.

Upon arrival in India, the traveler will need to have their bio-metric information taken at the airport. Travelers who wish to avoid lengthy delays at the airport in India or just desire a longer visa validity with multiple entries should apply for a traditional stamped India Visa. The e-visa, once formally issued upon the applicants arrival in India, is non-extendable, non-convertible, and not valid for visiting any Protected, Restricted or Cantonment (Military) areas.

The validity of the Indian e-Visa is double entry (two), good for 120 days from the date of issue & with a max stay of not more than 60 days. The online India e-Visa application must be submitted no later than 4 days prior to the travelers departure for India, and no earlier than 120 days before the date of arrival in India.

The Indian E-Visa is only valid for entry into 25 international airports and 4 Seaports.

Airports/Seaports in India valid for e-Visa entry

AIRPORTS: Chennai (MAA – Chennai – Tamil Nadu), Indira Gandhi (DEL – Delhi – Delhi), Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (CCU – Kolkata – West Bengal), Chhatrapati Shivaji (BOM – Mumbai – Maharashtra), Cochin (COK – Kochi – Kerala), Rajiv Gandhi (HYD – Hyderabad – Telangana), Kempegowda (BLR – Bangalore – Karnataka), Goa (GOI – Dabolim – Goa), Thiruvananthapuram (TRV – Thiruvananthapuram – Kerala), Sardar Patel (AMD – Ahmedabad – Gujarat), Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee (ATQ – Amritsar – Punjab), Gaya (GAY – Gaya – Bihar), Visakhapatnam (VTZ – Visakhapatnam – Andhra Pradesh), Jaipur (JAI – Jaipur – Rajasthan), Chaudhary Charan Singh (LKO – Lucknow – Uttar Pradesh), Varanasi (VNS – Varanasi – Uttar Pradesh), Tiruchirappalli (TRZ – Tiruchirappalli – Tamil Nadu), Bagdogra (IXB – Bagdogra – West Bengal), Calicut (CCJ – Kozhikode – Kerala), Chandigarh (IXC – Chandigarh – Chandigarh), Coimbatore (CJB – Coimbatore – Tamil Nadu), Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi (GAU – Guwahati – Assam), Mangalore (IXE – Mangalore – Karnataka), Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (NAG – Nagpur – Maharashtra), Pune (PNQ – Pune – Maharashtra) SEAPORTS: Cochin Seaport, Mangalore Seaport, Goa Seaport, Chennai Seaport, Mumbai Seaport

Minors Signing the India Visa Application Form should sign their name inside the signature box under the photo on first page of the application. If the child is too young to sign their name, the child’s thumbprint must be stamped inside the signature box under the photo on first page of the application.  On the second page of the application, both of the child’s parents (not the child) must sign the application, and both parents signatures must be notarized. Applications without both parents notarized signatures will not be accepted. A copy of the parents driver’s license or utility bill can be used for proof of consular jurisdiction.

Minors of Indian Origin must submit a clear color copy of the parents cancelled Indian Passport and Renunciation Certificate.

Applicants of Indian Origin are required to surrender their Indian citizenship to get an Indian visa. Those who have already renounced their Indian citizenship must provide a clear color copy of their renunciation certificate AND naturalization certificate. Those who have NOT renounced Indian citizenship must first apply for renunciation.

Applicants of Pakistani origin are required to submit visa applications in person. US Visa Connection cannot submit Indian visa applications for Pakistani nationals or applicants of Pakistani origin.

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India e-Visas

Important Notes:

  • “Days” are business days and do not include weekends or consular holidays.
  • India e-Visa fees listed below are for all U.S. jurisdictions.
  • A 5.00 money order fee has been added to the Totals below.

US Citizens: Indian e-Visas
Double Entry/120 Day Validity/60 Day Stay

 3-5 business days
Total fee: 150.00

Rush: 24-48 hours
Total fee:

Foreign Nationals: Indian e-Visas
Foreign nationals residing in the U.S. who wish to apply for an e-Visa to India should contact us at 877-VISADOC or for assistance.

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India e-Visa

Complete the US Visa Connection Visa Order Form.

This provides us with your contact, payment, and return shipping information as well as the level of service needed to meet your intended travel date.

How to Apply for an e-Visa to India

  • Carefully Review the Indian evisa Application Requirements
  • Gather & Complete the listed documents and forms
  • Email/Upload all documents to US Visa Connection

Yes, It’s really that simple!

India Visa Types

India Tourist Visa

Indian visas for tourism are issued to applicants traveling to India for recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends/relatives or other non-business related purposes.

  • Traditional Tourist Visa
  • Tourist e-Visa
India Business Visa

Indian visas for business are issued to applicants traveling to India for the purpose of business meetings with companies in India, meetings, conferences, seminars, sales/exhibition on behalf of a company outside of India and other business related activities.

  • Traditional Business Visa
  • Business e-Visa
India Employment/Work Visa

Indian visas for employment/work are issued to applicants traveling to India for the purpose of working in India for a registered Indian organization. Employment/Work Visas are granted to employees or paid interns of Indian companies and to applicants traveling to India for volunteer work with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).

  • Employment/Work Visa
India Medical Visa

Indian medical visas are issued to applicants traveling to India for medical treatment in a reputable/recognized hospital or treatment center in India.  for undergoing various types of treatments such as neurosurgery, ophthalmic disorders, heart-related problems, renal disorders, organ transplantation, congenial disorders, gene-therapy, radio-therapy, joint replacement, etc.

  • Traditional Medical Visa
  • Medical e-Visa
India Entry Visa

The Indian entry visa is for applicants of Indian origin, spouses & children of those with Indian origins, and any applicants traveling to India for purposes do not match any current India visa types.

  • Entry Visa
India Transit Visa

The Indian transit visa is issued to enable travelers to pass through India in route to their final destinations.

The transit visa is required if a traveler is going to change from the International Terminal to the Domestic Terminal of any Indian Airport or if the the traveler is going to stay in an airport hotel for any time duration.

  • Transit Visa
India Research Visa

Indian Research visas are issued to Research Professors,Scholars & participants attending research conferences/Seminars/Workshops held in India. Fulbright Scholarship is available for traveling to India for Research Scholars who are Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship grantees.

  • Research Visa
  • Research Visa: Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship
India Journalist Visa

Indian Journalism visas are issued to Foreign Journalists applicants traveling to India regardless of their stated purpose of travel. The journalist visas may be granted to professional journalist, columnist, cartoonist/editor, photographer, film producer/director, radio/television organization representative, travel writer, professional photographer or any professional working for, representing or in association with a company engaged in the production or broadcast of audio/visual news or current affairs programs through print, digital, or any other mode of mass communication.

  • Journalism Visa
India Missionary Visa

Indian missionary visas are issued to individuals coming to India for any type of religious purposes or to join a foreign missionary organization in India approved by Government of India, not involving attempts to convert Indian citizens from one belief, doctrine, cause, political party or faith to another.

  • Missionary Visa
2018 Holiday Schedule: Embassy of India & Indian Consulates in the U.S.
  • Jan 1: New Years
  • Jan 26: Republic Day
  • Mar 2: Holi
  • Mar 29: Mahavir Jayanti
  • May 28: Memorial Day
  • Mar 30: Good Friday
  • Apr 30: Buddha Purnima
  • June 16: Idu’l Fitr
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • Aug 15: India Independence Day
  • Sept 3: Janmashtami/Labour Day
  • Sept 21: Muharram
  • Oct 2: Mahatma Gandhi Birthday
  • Oct 19: Dussehra
  • November 07: Diwali (Deepavali)
  • November 22: Thanksgiving
  • December 25:  Christmas
Location/Contact: Embassy of India, Consulates of India & Indian UN Permanent Mission
Embassy of the India in Washington, D.C.
  • Address:
    2536 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Washington DC USA 20008
  • Phone:
    +1 (202) 939-7000 / +1 (202) 265-4351
  • Email:
  • Consular Jurisdiction: 
    Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Website:
    Indian Embassy in Washington DC

Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations

Consulate General of India in New York
  • Address:
    3 East 64th St

    New York NY USA 10065
  • Phone:
    +1 (212) 774-0600 / +1 (212) 861-3788
  • Email:
  • Consular Jurisdiction:
    Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Website: 
    Indian Consulate New York 

Consulate General of India in Atlanta
  • Address:
    5549 Glenridge Dr NE
    Atlanta GA USA 30342
  • Phone:
    +1 (404) 996-6228 / +1 (404) 996-6230
  • Email:
  • Consular Jurisdiction:
    Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin Islands
  • Website: 
    Indian Consulate Atlanta

Consulate General of India in Chicago
  • Address:
    455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr #850
    Chicago IL USA 60611
  • Phone:
    +1 (312) 595-0405 / +1 (312) 595-0406
  • Email:
  • Consular Jurisdiction:
    Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
  • Website: 
    Indian Consulate Chicago

Consulate General of China in San Francisco
  • Address:
    540 Arguello Blvd
    San Francisco CA USA 94118
  • Phone:
    +1 (415) 668-0662 / +1 (415) 668-0683
  • Email:
  • Consular Jurisdiction: 
    Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
  • Website: 
    Indian Consulate San Francisco

Consulate General of China in Houston
  • Address:
    4300 Scotland St.
    Houston,TX USA 77007
  • Phone:
    +1 (713) 626-2148 / +1 (713) 626-2149
  • Email:
  • Consular Jurisdiction: 
    Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska
  • Website: 
    Indian Consulate Houston

See Also:
Website of the United Nations

Useful information & Links for India Travel
Library & Resources
  • Visit the India Section of the CIA World Fact Book in the Library & Resources Section of the Central Intelligence Agency website. Learn about the people of India as well as Indian history, geography, government and economy.

Travel Advisories: 

Health and Vaccination Information:

For the most up to date Indian vaccination requirements, outbreak alerts and safety tips for travel to India, visit CDC: International Destinations: India.

General Country Information: 
  • Learn more about India in the US Visa Connection World AtlasIndian Economy • Geography of India • Indian Government • History of India • People of India

Other Government Resources

  • US State Department Travel Site: The site is an essential travel resource guide for traveling abroad. It covers safety & security information, passport & visa Instructions, and entry/exit requirements for all foreign nations of the world.
  • US Customs and Border Protection Site: For travelers who are not sure what may and what may not be bring back in the United States from other countries.
  • US Embassy & Consulates of the United States: Complete & comprehensive list of the locations & contact information of the US Embassies and Consulates of the United States in foreign nations around the world. 
  • Transportation Security Administration: The best stop the rules, regulations & safety of air travel, the TSA are the screening officers in airports, the armed Federal Air Marshals on planes, the drug sniffing dog handlers and the explosives specialists.
  • CIA World Factbook: A complete & comprehensive resource guide of both important facts & interesting information about the various countries around the globe.

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