All foreigners entering India require a visa. Whether you can apply for an e-visa is dependent on your nationality, the duration of your India tour and how you plan on entering the country.

Eligibility and entry

The majority of nationalities are eligible to apply for an India e-visa including travellers from Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the UK, Canada and South Africa. You can check your eligibility here.

The e-visa allows travellers to pre-register and pay for their visa prior to travelling to India, meaning the visa needs to be collected upon arrival at a designated entry port. The India visa website lists the entry ports through which you may enter with an e-visa.

Fees

Depending on your nationality and the amount of time you’re spending in India, an e-visa will cost somewhere between USD 10–40, though it may be free for some nationalities. The fees can be found here.

Please note that if you plan on travelling overland from Nepal to India you require a paper visa. This can be difficult and time consuming if you’re applying from Nepal, so ensure you try and sort it out in your home country before travelling.

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