E-Visa has been made available by the Government of India to citizens of certain countries, including the United States of America. Details of the scheme are available on the dedicated website created for this purpose: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html . International travellers whose sole objective for visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives, attending a short term yoga programme, medical treatment including treatment under Indian systems of medicine, business purpose, as attendant to e-Medical visa holder, attending a conference/ seminar/ workshop organized by a Ministry or Department of the Government of India, State Governments or UT Administrations etc. & their subordinate/ attached organizations & PSUs and no other purpose/activity, can apply for e-Visa.
The revised fee structure for e-Tourist visa is as under:-
30-day e-Tourist Visa
(during July to March)
30-day e-Tourist Visa
(April to June)
One year e-Tourist Visa
Five year e-Tourist Visa
Passport used by the applicant should have at least six-months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer on arrival.
The applicant must travel on the passport on which e-Visa has been applied. Entry into India will be allowed on a new passport even if the e-Visa has been granted on the old passport. However, in such cases, the traveler must also carry the old passport on which the e-Visa has been granted.
International Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
International Travellers having a Pakistani Passport or are of Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at the Indian Mission.
E-Visa is not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders or Laissez-passer travel document holders.
E-Visa is not available to individuals endorsed on Parent's/Spouse's Passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport.
E-Visa is not available to International Travel Document Holders.
The e-Visa facility is in addition to the existing Visa services being provided through Indian Embassy and Consulates.