India Visa for Filipinos | How to Apply Online| E-Visa

We’re supposed to be in India now. For months, we had planned to go on a backpacking trip from Nepal to India to Sri Lanka. We had almost everything taken care of including our hotels and an India visa. But something personal came up so we had to cancel the whole thing. I’m still a little bit bummed, but I guess some things are really just out of our control.

The good news is because I have tried applying for an India visa, I can now write about the experience. I was actually quite surprised to learn that we needed a pre-issued visa to enter India. Filipinos used to be able to avail of visa-on-arrival, but that had been discontinued a couple of years ago.

Today, Philippine nationals visiting India may apply for an e-Tourist visa, e-Business Visa, or e-Medical visa. In this post, we’ll be focusing on the e-Tourist Visa only. It’s actually pretty easy. I finished my application in an hour and got my visa the next day. Here’s how to do it.

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Indian Visa Requirements:

But first, here are the requirements.

It’s the shortest list of requirements for a visa application that I’ve seen. Basically, before you apply online, you must have the following:

 

  • Scanned copy of your passport’s bio page.
  • Recent photo. Front facing and against a white background.
  • Fee, you can pay via credit card or PayPal.

Indian Visa Application Process:

Make Sure You Are Eligible for an E-visa

  • Apply for an e-visa if at least 4 days in advance of the arrival date with a window of 120 days. The Embassy site gives this example: If you are applying on September 1 then you can select arrival date from September 5 to January 2.
  • Your sole objective in India is recreation (tour, sightseeing), visit friends or relatives, or casual business visit.
  • Your passport must have at least 6 months validity from your arrival date. It must also have at least two blank pages.
  • You must have a return ticket or an onward journey ticket and enough money to spend during your stay.
  • Apply for an e-visa only if you’re entering India via any of the following airports because these are the only ones that would accept it.

Complete the Requirements:

I enumerated the requirements above, but just in case you missed it, here’s the list again.

It’s the shortest list of requirements for a visa application that I’ve seen. Haha. Basically, before you apply online, you must have the following:

  • Scanned copy of your passport’s bio page.
  • Recent photo. Front facing and against a white background.
  • Fee, you can pay via credit card or PayPal.

In addition, you should also have the following details of your trip because you will be asked for these during the online application:

 

  • Travel Dates
  • Airport of entry
  • Hotel Address and Contact Number

That’s it. Now all you need to do is apply and pay online.

 

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Best Guide to Indian Visa application for tourists

Nationals from Most nations require a Visa to go to India, even only for tourism reasons. Be that as it may, getting an Indian Visa is significantly less demanding than any time in recent memory, and the Indian Visa application process currently incorporates the alternative to get an e-Visa. It’s likewise less expensive than previously. Canadians, Americans, Australians, and British nationals are all among the not insignificant rundown of nations now qualified for 10-year traveler Visas and the new e-Visa for India. To see whether your nationality is on the rundown, Indian Visa Online.

The e-Visa (Indian E-Tourist Visa) process:

The e-Visa is for: “Universal Travelers whose sole target of going to India is amusement, touring, easygoing visit to meet companions or relatives, brief length therapeutic treatment or easygoing business visit” as per the Indian government site.

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Be straightforward while applying for Indian Visa:

One of my peruses got some information about what sort of Indian Visa to get for yoga ponder in India, and other travel scholars and bloggers have inquired as to whether they require a news coverage Visa. He said that on the off chance that you are straightforward, they will attempt and do all that they can to ensure you get the correct Visa.

On the off chance that you are going to a perceived instructive organization in India, you require a training Visa.

On the off chance that you are composing proficient travel stories about India or taking photos for distribution, you require a columnist Visa. I interpreted this as meaning, on the off chance that you are working all day for an expert production, for example, staff author for the New York Times. Numerous movement bloggers are diversion bloggers, and a Tourist Visa will most likely be okay. Simply ensure you write down that you are in India for tourism.

In the event that you are volunteering, you require a volunteer Visa.

Different sorts of Visas incorporate business, meeting, therapeutic, travel, and research.

The most troublesome part about applying for an Indian Visa is getting every one of the points of interest right. In the event that you commit an error, you could be denied.

For itemized directions on the Indian Visa application process, visit this page.

Indian E Tourist Visa | Arrival to Kerala for a Holiday Trip

International travel can be rather cumbersome with all the paperwork and documentation involved. It may even dissuade travellers from foraying outside their national boundaries. Rest assured, Kerala Tourism alongside the State Government would like to inform you of our Visa on Arrival scheme. The rules of the same are mentioned below to help you prepare in advance for your journey. This has been set up to help you answer that impulse to travel. We don’t want anyone missing out on God’s Own Country due to unnecessary procedures or trivial details.

Apply for your Visa Online, get the ‘Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)’ and fly to Kerala all set to have the time of your life. Tourist Visa on Arrival (T-VoA) enabled with Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is available to Foreign Tourists coming to Kerala.

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The following are the criterion for eligibility to avail this facility. However for latest updates regarding the same, kindly visit Indian E Tourist Visa

If you like to visit India as a tourist or visitor, it is necessary to apply for a Tourist Visa and to notice following specific regulations. With the introduction of the electronic Tourist Visa on Arrival in November 2014 tourists are now able to travel to India without applying for a Tourist Visa at the authorized consular office. However if your planned stay in India exceeds the period of max. 60 days you will be asked to see an authorized consulate and apply for the right Visa.

How can I apply a Tourist Visa for India?

Using our website and the advantages of our included service you are able to apply for an ETA Visa for your next India journey in just a few simple steps. You will find the necessary visa application form with only clicking on the button below. After a successful payment and submission of your completed form, we will review all your details manually for any misspellings or invalid details and process it until you receive the travel authorization. If you have any problems completing our form or need help with it, you are welcome to contact our support team via email or phone.

 

Requirements for the Tourist Visa on Arrival:

Even though the Tourist Visa for India can be completed, paid and submitted in only a few simple steps, you need to consider certain requirements for the visa before applying for it:

 

  • The ETA Visa for India is only valid for a stay of maximum 60 days
  • You can choose between different e Visas : e-Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa, e-Medical Visa
  • The applicable travel document should have at least 6 months validity from the date of arrival in India and contain a minimum of two blank pages.
  • You may enter India twice with visa
  • In addition to your valid passport you are required also further documents

Please note that international travellers with specific nationalities are not able to apply for a Tourist Visa on Arrival!

 

How Can Apply for India E-Tourist Visa for Russian citizens

India and Russia enjoy a strong strategic, economic and military relationship. Tourists from Russia contribute around 7% of the total number of tourists to India. The government of India introduced E-Visas in 2015 making it easier to get India E-Tourist Visa for Russian citizens. India has seen a steady increase in the number of tourists after implementation of E-Visas. E-Visas made the entire visa process a lot easier than how it was before.

Do Russian citizens need a visa for travel to India?

Yes, all Russian citizens visiting India must possess a valid travel authorization before arriving in India. Foreign citizens arriving at Indian ports without a valid visa will not be given permission to enter the country; therefore it is mandatory to have a visa before arriving in India.

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Is it possible to get Visa on arrival in India for Russian citizens?

The government of India replaced its existing visa on arrival system with ETVs in 2015 so it is not possible to get the visa on arrival. E-Visas cannot be applied offline. The online application takes a minimum of 2 days to be approved; therefore the application has to be made at least 4 days prior to your journey to India.

Choosing the right visa suiting your need is as important as having a valid visa. India provides basically two kinds of visas:-

E-Visas – These are electronic visas with shorter validity. Foreign citizens who want to visit India for short duration medical treatment, business purpose or for tourism can avail this visa.

 

Regular visas – These visas are also called sticker visas as the visas are stuck on to your passport. Sticker visas hold multiple entry benefits along with a validity of up to 10 years. Unlike E-Visas, sticker visas cannot be applied online. One has to fix an appointment with the concerned Indian embassy and apply in person.

Regular visas include Conference Visa, Diplomatic Visa, Employment Visa, Emergency Visa, Entry Visa, Journalist Visa, Medical Visa Missionaries Visa, and Tourist visa, Permit to re-enter within 2 months, Research Visa, Student Visa Transit Visa, Intern Visa, and Film Visa.

If you plan on applying through a visa agent, they accept photos and scanned copies in any format or size. The India visa agent with whom we do business with accepts photographs shot on your mobile phones. They will later edit the photos and scanned copies to the needed specification.

 

If you wish to apply for an India E-Tourist visa on your own you need to keep all the documents ready for the required specification. Even a slight variation from the said specification will result in rejection of your application. You need to be very careful while uploading the documents.

Indian Visa Information | Indian E Tourist Visa

Visa Procurement:

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveler and not On the Go Tours. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of departure from India.

After booking your holiday, please provide us with your passport details as soon as possible so that we can proceed to book trains and flights tickets on your behalf if included in your holiday.

All foreign nationals must obtain a visa for a visit to India, as well as Nepal or Sri Lanka if joining our Highway to Himalayas or Delhi to Colombo tours, or any tailor-made holidays which combine India with these countries.

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It is essential that your Indian visa is obtained prior to travel. India does accept some nationalities on a visa-upon-arrival basis; however please check before travel if you are eligible.

India Visa Requirements for UK, AU, NZ, US & Canadian Residents:

UK, Australian, New Zealand, USA and Canadian passport holders can take advantage of India’s online visa service (subject to eligibility). Information about the e-Tourist Visa (eTV) process can be found at: Indian E Tourist Visa

The online application should be submitted a minimum of 4 working days and a maximum of 120 days in advance of proposed date of arrival. Entry to India must be within 120 days of the eTV approval date and the visa is valid for 60 days from arrival.

To apply online you’ll need to complete the application form, upload a copy of your passport data page, upload a passport sized photograph (full face, front view and eyes open, white background with no shadow) and pay the visa cost.

After submitting your application, you will receive a receipt number and within the coming days (the Government of India notes this as 4 days) you will receive authorization.

You will need to print a copy of this document to check-in for your flight and again at immigration when arriving to India. You are also required to carry a copy of the eTV at all times during your stay. These are 60 day, double-entry visas and are valid for entry into 16 designated airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum & Varanasi.

 

How to Apply for Indian Visa Processing for UK Citizens

Processing times vary for each application; it is typically between 3-5 business days, you will also need to add some time for your passport and visa to be sent back to you. If you are collecting the passport and visa from the center, then this is typically faster.

How to Apply For an Indian Visa from the UK – Starting the Application:

Page 1- Visa Application:

Step 1– Click through to the Online Visa Application

Select Country – United Kingdom

Insert– DOB, Email, Date of Arrival

Select – Tourist Visa and select purpose that best matches your trip.

Page 2- Applicant Details Form:

Applicant Details– Complete all fields for the person wishing to obtain a long-term Tourist Visa, for Citizenship ID No insert- NA.

Passport Details– Insert the details of the person wishing to obtain a long-term Tourist Visa.

Click Save and Continue (orange button)

 

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Page 3- Applicants Address/Family Details/Marital Status/Occupation/Military Experience:

Applicants Address Details – Present Address and Permanent Address, if they are the same tick the box.

Family Details – Father and Mothers Name, Nationality, Place of Birth (Town), Country of Birth.

Marital Status – Single or Married, provide details if married.

Parents/Grandparents Pakistan Nationals or Belong to Pakistan Area– If yes provide information.

Profession/Occupation of Traveler – Present Occupation (select from list), Employer/Business Name, Address, Past Occupation, if any, Military Services (Yes/No- if yes provide details)

When this section of the form is complete, click Save and Continue (orange button) at the bottom of the form.

Page 4- Details of Visa, Previous Visa Information, and Countries Visited in 10 Years, SAARC Countries, and References:

All applicants requiring 4 years or less can make a postal application. After deciding the duration of your visa, complete the first section of the form.

Places to be Visited – Insert places in India planning to visit into box one and two if required. Of course, if you change plans once in India, it’s not a big deal. At least get the flying into and out of destination on there.

Duration of Visa– Please insert the duration in months- so 1 year would be 12, 1.5 years would be 18 etc.

No of Entries– This means how many times you can re-enter India, as there is no cost difference between single and multiple entries, its best to select multiple unless you know you will only travel to India once whilst the visa is active.

Port of Arrival– Please inserts the Airport/Sea Port city you are planning to enter India, eg Mumbai.

Expected Port of Exit– This is not a mandatory field but if you know, please enter the airport or port you have booked to leave India.

How to apply for an Indian visa from the USA | Indian E Tourist Visa

If you want to stay in India for longer than 60 days then an e-visa will not be appropriate for you.  This article is going to explain step by step, in-depth, how to apply for an Indian visa from the UK. I have a similar post on how to apply for an Indian visa from the USA. I am from the USA so wrote that post as I did my own application and my boyfriend, Ben, is from the UK so he wrote this post as he applied and took care to show you every single step so you won’t make any mistakes.

Indian Visa Processing Time for UK Citizens:

Processing times vary for each application; it is typically between 3-5 business days, you will also need to add some time for your passport and visa to be sent back to you. If you are collecting the passport and visa from the center, then this is typically faster.

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How to Apply For an Indian Visa from the UK – Starting the Application:

Step 1– Click through to the Online Visa Application.

Select Country– United Kingdom

If you live in Scotland you must select “UK- Edinburgh” as Mission, while filling the online application form.

If you want to do a postal application please select UK-London. Visa applications by post can be made as long as it less than 5-year visa duration. ALL applicants requiring a 5-year tourist visa will need to make an appointment application as biometric information is required.

Insert– DOB, Email, Date of Arrival

Select – Tourist Visa and select purpose that best matches your trip.

Applicant Details– Complete all fields for the person wishing to obtain a long-term Tourist Visa, for Citizenship ID No insert- NA.

Passport Details– Insert the details of the person wishing to obtain a long-term Tourist Visa.

Applicants Address Details – Present Address and Permanent Address, if they are the same tick the box.

Family Details – Father and Mothers Name, Nationality, Place of Birth (Town), Country of Birth.

Marital Status– Single or Married, provide details if married.

Places to be Visited – Insert places in India planning to visit into box one and two if required. Of course, if you change plans once in India, it’s not a big deal. At least get the flying into and out of destination on there.

Duration of Visa – Please insert the duration in months- so 1 year would be 12, 1.5 years would be 18 etc.

Port of Arrival – Please inserts the Airport/Sea Port city you are planning to enter India, eg Mumbai.

Expected Port of Exit – This is not a mandatory field but if you know, please enter the airport or port you have booked to leave India.

Online Visa Application | Indian E-Tourist Visa

Please note that the online application system for Indian visas is now in effect. Hand-written applications on the old visa form will not be accepted by the Embassy. Please be aware that some websites have incorporated the application form and charge a fee for filling the application. Please make sure you are filling in the form at the official web site above. There is no charge for filling the form, and all payments to the Embassy must be made in cash in Kuna at the consular counter when submitting your printed application.

Applicants not ordinarily resident in Croatia and Sri Lankan nationals are required to complete an additional form. Pakistani nationals have to fill special visa application forms.

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Processing Time:

Processing time for visa applications will normally be two working days for holders of Croatian passports. Processing time for all other applicants (those with dual citizenship and non-Croatian passports) is seven working days.

In case of a genuine emergency when a visa is required to be issued before the normal processing time of three days, an Emergency Visa Fee will be charged in addition to the normal visa fee. Such emergency visas will be issued only to holders of Croatian passports. Please note that purchase of a ticket is not considered an emergency.

In the following cases processing of applications could take longer:

Croatian nationals holding dual nationality or of other origin

  • Applicants not resident in Croatia
  • Where clearance from India is mandatory
  • Visitors to restricted areas
  • Certain cases where documents may need to be verified

Please note that each application is examined individually and the time taken for issuing visas will vary from case to case.

Visitors to restricted/protected areas in India need special permits and for this purpose an additional form has to be completed. Please contact the Consular Section of this Embassy, if you wish to ascertain whether any of the places you intend to visit fall in the category of restricted/protected areas.

 

What is India E-Tourist Visa? | Indian E Tourist Visa

The Government of India has as of late settled an e-Tourist Visa (eTV) program for a select number of nations. Directly, explorers from 150 nations can apply for an Indian Visa from the solace of their home by rounding out the Indian Visa on the web. The Indian E-Visa is prepared and issued electronically and is sent to the candidate through email. Guests must convey a duplicate of their Visa when voyaging. Upon landing in India, guests will have their biometric data taken at the airplane terminal.

We Provide a Professional and Personalized Services that Include:

  • Step by step individual support in preparing and completing your Indian e-Tourist Visa application form accurately
  • Assistance via email and phone for any question you have during the e-Tourist Visa application process
  • Email alerts on updates or changes to the e-Tourist Visa program
  • Your application will be processed by a professional and experienced agent
  • PayPal accepted
  • Free travel articles with informative news about India

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As soon as you submit your visa application form you will receive a receipt number that allows you to track the progress of the processing of your e-Tourist Visa. It takes a minimum of 4 working days to get e-Tourist Visa approval.

Once you receive a confirmation email with the approval of your application form you must print a copy and keep it with you at all times during your trip to India. If you plan to stay in India for more than 30 days or you require a multiple-entry visa please contact an Indian Diplomatic Mission in your country of residence.

Indian e-Tourist Visa Online Agency is not affiliated with the Government of India or other related organization. It only assists travelers in the processing of their visas approved in the mentioned time.

India Visa Information for foreign Nationals-Document Required:

Passports and travel visas are the most vital archives that an explorer must have before heading out to an outside nation. Rounding out muddled application shapes, showing unlimited reports and remaining in long queues to present these structures and archives is extremely tedious and frequently disappointing too. Because of late advances in innovation, travel has been enormously encouraged as now explorers can acquire their visas from the solace of their own home by finishing their applications electronically.

Planning to travel to India? Then you must apply for an E-Tourist visa:

All foreign nationals from eligible countries planning to visit India must apply for an e-Tourist Visa to enter the country prior to their travel date. The online visa application form must be submitted a minimum of 4 days and a maximum of 30 days in advance of their intended travel date. The applicant must use his/her e-Tourist Visa within 30 days of the approval date or the visa will expire. Once issued, the e-Tourist Visa is valid for 30 days.

How to Get E-Medical Visa and E-Business Visas for India

India has announced recently that they are now offering e-business visa and e-medical visas for travel to India. They also changed the previous e-visa time limit from 30 days to the now 60-day maximum. This is great news! I want to share how to get a business e-visa for India and a medical one, which are now the same directions as a tourist e-visa. It’s great for tourists who want more time and fantastic for people coming on health retreats or quick business.

How to get an e-tourist visa for India:-

If you’re wondering how to get an Indian visa from the USA or many other countries, I’m here to help! The Indian Visa application process is always changing and can seem complicated. It’s also complicated because there are many sites which look “official” offering the Indian visas. In this post, I share how to get the 60-day E-Tourist visa.

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How to Get a Visa for India:-

The first thing you have to remember is this is an “E-visa” NOT a visa on entry. Visa on Arrival is regularly utilized when discussing this Indian visa and even is on the signs in Mumbai airplane terminal BUT you don’t get your visa on landing in India as you do in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Jordan and numerous nations. Most nations are qualified for the e-vacationer visa, yet not all. Check this rundown of nations legitimate for e-visa to India to check whether your nation is.

How to apply for the Indian E-Visa Online Before Your Trip:-

There are two ways:-

On the India online visa website: You do it without anyone else’s help and take the directions they lay out. In the event that you botch up or overlook a bit of printed material, they won’t give you another opportunity for nothing, you should pay once more. You have to make sure to do this precisely FOUR days before you are clearing out.

On the Indian e tourist visa website: This is the least demanding route as they have a “zero dissatisfaction arrangement”. You simply disclose to them the date you are flying in and they deal with it for you. In case you’re rejected for a mistake they pay to attempt once more. The greatest advantage of Visa is you can apply to them whenever and they will be the ones who get the visa for you four days prior, so you can check that off your daily agenda and not need to stress over it just before you leave for India.

These are essentially the main things you have to know before coming to India for a one month or littler trek. Ensure you keep in mind to get the visa. Such a large number of individuals some way or another do! I prescribe applying with India Online Visa when you’ve booked your flight so it’s going to 100% be dealt with.