About Us e-Visa


  • In its endeavor to facilitate, provide liberalized and more user friendly Visa application platform to foreign nationals visiting India, Govt. of India has launched online e-Visa facility for International travelers whose sole objective for visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives, attending a short term yoga programme, Short term courses on local languages, music, dance, arts & crafts, cooking, medicine etc. which should not be a formal or structured course/programme (courses not exceeding 6 months duration and not issued with a qualifying certificate/ diploma etc), voluntary work of short duration (for a maximum period of one month, which do not involve any monetary payment or consideration of any kind in return), 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 private conferences organized by private persons/companies/organizations.

  • The Indian e-Visa is an electronic authorization to travel to India. It is not necessary for Visa applicants to submit passport or other personal/supporting documents to the Indian Embassy/Consulate. Thus online e-Visa platform obviates the need for the applicant to visit the Indian Embassy/Consulate for applying regular Visa. After the successful submission of online e-visa application, the visa is directly delivered (subject to approval) to the applicant’s e-mail id. Applicants can carry the print of granted visa along with valid Passport for their travel to India.   However, in case the e-Visa of an applicant is rejected by Govt. of India, applicant is eligible to apply Regular visa at the respective Indian Embassy/Consulate.

  • Applicants are advised to go through “instructions for applicants” section of the above website thoroughly and carefully and follow the instructions given in the website while filling in the online e-Visa application form.


  • All applicants are requested not to deal with other websites that do not belong to the Government of India and therefore should not be relied for e-Visa services. The correct website is www.indianvisaonline.gov.in.

  • Services of e-Visa involve completely online application for which no facilitation is required by any intermediary / agents etc. It is advised not to believe or fall in trap of any such unscrupulous elements that claim speedy/express grant of e-Visa and charge money for it.

  • Government of India makes no provision of charging of any emergency fees or additional fees for grant of any emergency / express e-visa.

  • Indian Consulate in Hong Kong does not have any role in issue of e-visas as it is issued directly from New Delhi. Its confirmation or otherwise will come to you in your E-mail. Please do not contact Indian Consulate in Hong Kong for inquiring the status of e-Visa application as same can be checked at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/StatusEnquiry . Queries on e-Visa status may not be entertained by Indian consulate in Hong Kong.

e-Visa Helpdesk

  • e-visa is directly handled by authority in India, Indian Consulate in Hong Kong has no role in it. Please do not contact Indian Consulate in Hong Kong for inquiring the status of e-Visa application and same can be checked at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/StatusEnquiry.

General Information/Guidelines

  • e-Visa has 5 sub-categories viz.

  • e-Tourist Visa

  • e-Business Visa

  • e-Medical Visa

  • e-Medical Attendant Visa

  • e-Conference Visa.

  • A foreigner (other than those applying for e-Conference Visa) will be allowed to club activities permitted under these categories. Foreigners applying for e-Conference visa will be permitted to club the activities permitted under e-Tourist visa only (validity co-terminus with e-Conference Visa only i.e. 30 days). Only two e-Medical Attendant Visas will be granted against one e- Medical Visa.

  • Passport 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.

  • International travelers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.

  • International travelers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.

  • It is not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders or Laissez-passer travel document holders.

  • It is not available to individuals endorsed on Parent's/Spouse's Passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport.

  • It is not available to journalists.

  • It is not available to International Travel Document Holders other than Passport.

  • For e-Tourist and e-Business visa, Applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival.

  • For e-Medical, e-Medical Attendant and e-Conference visa, Applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 120 days. Example: If you are applying on 1st Sept then applicant can select arrival date from 5th Sept to 2nd Jan

  • Recent front facing photograph with white background and photo page of Passport containing personal details like name, date of birth, nationality, expiry date etc are to be uploaded mandatorily by the applicant. Additionally one more document depending upon the e-Visa type would also be required to be uploaded. The application is liable to be rejected if the uploaded documents and photograph are not clear / as per specification.

  • e-Visa fee once submitted is non-refundable as the fee is for processing of the application and is not dependent on either Grant or Rejection of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).

  • Applicant should carry a copy of Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) along with him/her at the time of travel. Please confirm that your ETA status is shown as 'GRANTED' on this website prior to commencement of your journey.

  • 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.

  • Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at Immigration on arrival in India.

  • e-Visa is non-extendable, non-convertible & not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas. If you intend to visit Protected/Restricted/Cantonment areas, you would require prior permission from the Civil Authority.

  • The e-Visa fee payment status updation may take up to 2 hours due to technical reasons/network delays. Before re-applying, the applicants are requested to wait for 2 hours for payment status updating, after final submission of the application form and payment of the fee. In cases, where e-Visa fee has been deducted but status is not updated, the applicants are advised to verify their payment status by clicking on 'Verify Payment/Pay Visa Fee' tab or by clicking on the link Verify Payment.