India for me is rugged, rustic, and astonishing. Most of the streets are perceived to be chaotic but for me, that’s what makes the country interesting the noise coming from the cars and the voices of the vendors trying to sell their goods matched with the crisp scent of spices and capped off with such gorgeous architecture and backdrop. A visit to the Taj Mahal and the Harmandir Sahib, as well as a walk down the Dharavi Slum, could provide you with an insightful view of what India is as depicted in history and reality. For nature lovers, a Golden Triangle Tour and a Ranthambore National Park Tour could make the adrenaline junkie in you leap for joy.
When and Where to get your Indian Tourist E-Visa
As Filipinos, we are required to have an Indian Visa before entering India unlike before where we can avail of the Visa on Arrival. It is pretty easy and could be obtained within a minimum of 4 days before your intended flight and the application can be done online. (For example I am traveling on January 10; I can apply on January 6 or earlier).
Requirements to Obtain an Indian E-Tourist Visa
Most of the countries which requires a lot of things from you before you can enter their territory, India is different. This is the shortest list of requirements I’ve seen by far and seriously, the easiest to obtain. See for yourself.
- Scanned copy of your passport’s bio page which should have a remaining validity of 6 months or more.
- Recent scanned ID photo against white background To Know More about Click Here
Step by Step Guide
STEP 1: Apply online! Fill in the required details on the Indian E-Visa Application. Aside from your Personal Information, Family Details, and Employment Details, they will also ask for your Trip Details including the travel date, airport of entry and your hotel’s address and contact number so make sure to keep your flight and hotel bookings handy.
STEP 2: Upload your documents! Once you’re done with the forms, you will be directed to a page where you have to upload the scanned copy of your Passport Bio data Page and ID photo.
STEP 3: Settle the visa fee! This can be done using PayPal, Debit, or Credit Card. (Visa, MasterCard, or Maestro for debit cards are accepted)
STEP 4: Wait for your visa! This usually takes 72 hours but most of the time it takes shorter. You will receive an Electronic Travel Authority on the email address that you provided them.