Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Nepal

Visa & Passport

Stay Connected

eTourist Visa (eTV)

Government of India has launched the eTourist Visa (eTV) scheme to facilitate foreign travelers visiting India. The citizen of 150 countries can apply online ( https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html ) for tourist visas (twice a year, each visit not exceeding 30 days, visa duration non-extendable except in the event of medical emergencies) which shall be granted within 72 hours through email. The applicant is expected to take a print of the email and can travel to India through 16 designated international airports (Ahemdabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Goa, Gaya, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruchirapalli and Varanasi). The list of countries whose nationals are eligible for the above facility is as under:

Albania,

Andorra,

Anguilla, 

Antigua & Barbuda,

Argentina,

Armenia,

Aruba, 

Australia, 

Austria

Bahamas, 

Barbados,

Belgium,

Belize,

Bolivia,

Bosnia and Herzegovina,

Botswana, 

Brazil, 

Brunei,

Bulgaria,

Cambodia,

Canada, 

Cape Verde,

Cayman Island,

Chile, 

China,

China- SAR Hongkong, 

China- SAR Macau, 

Columbia,

Comoros,

Cook Islands, 

Costa Rica, 

Cote d’Ivore,

Croatia,

Cuba,

Czech Republic,

Denmark,

Djibouti, 

Dominica, 

Dominican Republic, 

East Timor,

Ecuador,

El Salvador, 

Eritrea,

Estonia, 

Fiji, 

Finland, 

France, 

Gabon,

Gambia,

Georgia, 

Germany,

Ghana,

Greece, 

Grenada, 

Guatemala,

Guinea,

Guyana, 

Haiti, 

Honduras, 

Hungary,

Iceland,

Ireland,

Indonesia, 

Israel, 

Jamaica,

Japan, 

Jordan, 

Kenya, 

Kiribati, 

Laos, 

Latvia, 

Lesotho,

Liechtenstein, 

Liberia,

Lithuania, 

Luxembourg, 

Madagascar,

Malawi,

Malta,

Malaysia, 

Marshall Islands, 

Mauritius, 

Mexico, 

Micronesia,

Moldova,

Monaco,

Mongolia,

Montenegro,

Montserrat, 

Mozambique,

Myanmar, 

Nauru, 

Namibia,

Netherlands,

New Zealand,

Nicaragua, 

Niue Island, 

Norway, 

Oman, 

Palau, 

Palestine,

Panama,

Papua New Guinea, 

Paraguay, 

Peru,

Philippines, 

Poland,

Portugal,

Republic of Korea, 

Republic of Macedonia, 

Romania,

Russia, 

Saint Christopher and Nevis, 

Samoa, 

San Marino,

Senegal,

Serbia,

Seychelles, 

Singapore,

Slovakia,

Slovenia, 

Solomon Islands,

South Africa,

Spain,

Sri Lanka,

St. Lucia,

St. Vincent and the Grenadines,

Suriname,

Sweden,

Swaziland,

Switzerland,

Taiwan,

Tajikistan,

Tanzania,

Thailand, 

Tonga, 

Trinidad and Tobago,

Turks and Caicos Islands

Tuvalu, 

UAE, 

* Uganda

UK

Ukraine, 

Uruguay,

USA, 

Vanuatu,

Vatican City-Holy See,

Venezuela

Vietnam,

Zambia, 

Zimbabwe.


PURPOSE AND VALIDITY OF TVoA ENABLED BY ETA

• Foreigners, whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, short duration medical treatment, casual business visit, casual visit to meet friends or relatives etc. not valid for any other purpose/activities.

• Entry into India within 30 days from the date of approval of ETA.

• Valid for 30 days stay in India from the date of arrival in India

• Allowed to enter and depart from any of the 16 Airports viz Ahemdabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Goa, Gaya, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruchirapalli and Varanasi.

• Cannot be availed more than twice in a calendar year.


ELIGIBILITY:

• Foreigners of above countries who hold an ordinary passport with minimum six months validity.

• Foreigners traveling on passport other than ordinary passport such as Diplomatic, Official, Special and Service passports are not eligible for TVoA service.

• Should not have a residence and occupation in India

• Travelers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket with sufficient money to spend during his /her stay.

• International travelers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular visa at Indian Mission.


INFORMATION / INSTRUCTIONS FOR TOURIST VISA ON ARRIVAL(ENABLED BY ETA):

• Applicants may apply online at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

• TVoA links may also be found in website of Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs & the Bureau of Immigration. The online application should be submitted minimum 4 days in advance and maximum 30 days of proposed date of travel.

• Recent front facing photograph with white background and photo page of Passport to be uploaded while applying.

• A fee of US $ 60/-(+ bank transaction charges) per passenger to be paid online for the grant of ETA for Tourist Visa-on- Arrival.

• Fee once paid is not refundable under any circumstances

• Decision on TVoA Application will be conveyed by e-mail. Therefore applicants are advised to ensure that correct e-mail address is provided.

• Applicant can also track the status of their application online on the TVoA website by selecting the link “VISA STATUS”, and entering their Application ID Number and Passport Number.

• Applicant should carry a copy of ETA along with him/her at the time of travel.

• Tourist Visa on Arrival once issued is non-extendable, non-convertible & not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas.

• Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at the TVoA counter at the Airport on arrival in India

• This facility is in addition to the existing Visa Services.


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ALONG WITH APPLICATION

• Scanned page of Passport containing photo and personal details.

• The digital photograph to be uploaded

• Photo should present full face, front view on white background.

• No shadows on the face or on the background.


VERIFICATION BY AIRLINES WHILE ISSUING BOARDING PASS TO ETA HOLDER

• Traveler holding ETA arrives at Airline Counter.

• Carrier/Airline checks the genuineness/ validity of  ETA in the TVoA website

• Once ETA is verified, the Carrier/Airline will issue Boarding Pass to the ETA holder. 


Visa & Passport