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Revised validity period and fees of e-visa

Posted on: November 13, 2019 | Back | Print

Competent authorities in Government of India has informed of some changes in the validity period and fees of e-visa. These are summarized below:
(a) A short duration e-visa for tourist, with one-month validity with visa fee of USD 25 has been introduced.

(b) To encourage off-season (April-June) tourism, visa fee of USD 25 would be reduced to USD 10 during this period.

(c) Validity of the regular e-visa with fee of USD 80 has been increased from current permissible 1 year to 5 years with multiple entry.

(d) Fee for one year e-Tourist visa has been reduced from USD 80 to USD 40.

1. The instructions on eligibility, requirements, filling-up of the e-Visa forms, etc. are mentioned in detail on BOI/MHA’s webpage www.indianvisaonline.gov.in. The webpage also guides the applicants on filling up the application form and provides sub-links ( https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html ) with information related to “Instructions to Applicants” and “List of Countries/Nationalities who are eligible to avail e-Visa”.

2. An important instruction on the above link is the requirement for entry into India upon receipt of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is that the passport of the traveler should have validity of at least six months from date of arrival in India and should contain at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.

3. Another important instruction on e-visa webportal is with regard to the entry on passport number mentioned in ETA which is reproduced below:

“You must travel on the Passport which you have applied for e-Visa. Entry will be allowed into India on the new passport even if ETA has been issued on the old passport, however in such cases a traveler must carry the old passport on which ETA was issued.”