e-TV is an Electronic Tourist Visa and it is a compulsory travel authorization permit from the Government of India to enter India legally. There are over 115 countries all over the world that need to obtain an e-Visa before visiting India. e-Visa is actually very easy to acquire as you can apply for it from the comfort of your house. e-Visa needs to be applied at least 4 days before traveling.
Here are the steps to the procedure:
1. Apply at the right website
Visitors need to know that it is very crucial to apply for an e-visa via the Government of India’s website only which is https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html Be sure to not click apply for it through agents as they will charge a cut-throat visa fee.
2. Fill in your personal details
Next, fill in all your details carefully and precisely plus you need to also upload a passport-sized photo of you with a white background including the biodata page of your passport which displays all your personal details. Tourists have choices of obtaining a tourist, medical or business e-visa and these visas are valid for a period of 2 months with multiple or triple entries.
3. Pay your visa fee online without any hassle
By using credit or debit card, tourists can pay for their e-visa fees of up to depending on your nationality. For example, Mauritians are not required to pay a single cent to obtain a visa to enter India whereas Malaysians need to pay USD 50. Even though it might be expensive for some of us, do not worry guys, every cent will be worth it.
4. Wait patiently for the approval
Once your e-Visa is approved, you will receive an email with an attached document which will be your visa. It will only take up to a few days for the Immigration of India to approve or reject your e-Visa application. Do print it out and bring a copy of the e-Visa at the time of your first arrival in India.
5. Finally, plan your trip to India
Now you can book your ticket to India. Do not be in a hurry as the e-Visa gives you about 4 months to enter India starting from the approved date.
Be sure to take other precautions in terms of medical needs in order to have plenty of fun and explore all corners in India.