Applying for Indian Visa
Eligibility for Tourist Visa
Tourist visas are granted to foreigners whose sole objective is recreational, sightseeing, casual visits to meet friends or relatives, etc. No other activities are permissible on a tourist visa.
A tourist visa can be granted for a period not exceeding 5 years with multiple entries. The stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days.
Nationals of certain countries may have specific visa stipulations, and it’s advisable to check with the respective Indian consulate/embassy.
Duration & Other Conditions
Tourist visas may be granted with a default option of 5 years. However, the continuous stay during each visit should not exceed 180 days, and registration is not required.
For nationals of specific countries, the duration of the visa will be decided by the concerned Indian Missions/Posts, subject to a maximum of 5 years. The continuous stay during each visit should not exceed 180 days, and registration is not required.
In Case of Urgent Requests
The Indian Missions/Posts may provide a visa for travel within 48 hours of application in urgent scenarios.
Note for International Travelers
- Ensure you have a valid passport and the necessary documents before applying.
- Always check the specific requirements based on your nationality.
- It’s advisable to apply for a visa well in advance of your intended travel date.
- Overstaying beyond the visa validity can lead to fines and legal actions.
eVisa Application Link