How Do You Apply for a Tourist Visa for India?


Quick Answer

To apply for a tourist visa for India, access the Indian government's website India Visa Online, and click on the Online Visa Application link. Submit the application to an Indian Visa Application Center and schedule an interview. Alternatively, apply for the e-Tourist Visa via the same website.

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How Do You Apply for a Tourist Visa for India?
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Full Answer

Complete the online visa application form following the instructions given on the India Visa Online website. Provide all information requested including name, date of birth and address. Upload a digital photograph, between 10 kilobytes and 300 kilobytes in size, in the JPEG format. The photo must offer a front, full-face view against a light background.

Note the Application ID generated. Schedule an interview, and make the required payment online. Alternatively, print the submitted form, and approach the Indian Visa Application Center or the Indian Mission to do the same. No additional documents are required for the tourist visa for India.

Check the visa status on the website using the Visa Status Enquiry link. The visa is processed and issued within a minimum of three business days.

To apply for the e-Tourist Visa, book a round-trip ticket, and click the e-Tourist Visa link on the India Visa Online website. Click on the e-Tourist Visa Application link to complete the form. Upload a recent JPEG photograph with a front view and white background and a scanned PDF copy of the passport's personal details page. Pay the required fees online. Print the visa sent to your email.

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