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INDIA: New Electronic Visa Issued

India has issued a new electronic visa.

The government of India has introduced an E-Visa (electronic visa) for 43 countries. The new online system will allow travelers to apply for a visa from home and receive it within 72 hours. A traveler must apply for this visa at least four days before entering India and will only be eligible for two of these visas within a calendar year.

The E-Visa will be valid for 30 days and the fee is $62. Those traveling for leisure, short duration medical treatment, a casual business visit, or to meet friends and relatives will be eligible to apply. The E-Visa will be made available at nine airports, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Thiruvanathapuram.

The E-Visa will be valid for 30 days and the fee is $62. Those traveling for leisure, short duration medical treatment, a casual business visit, or to meet friends and relatives will be eligible to apply. The E-Visa will be made available at nine airports, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Thiruvanathapuram.

Countries included in the first phase are Australia, Brazil, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Mauritius, Mexico, Norway, Oman, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States, among others. The Indian government plans to offer the E-Visa to almost every country in the world over time.

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