Traveling to India? All You Need to Know on How to Get e-Visa
Incredible is the word that comes to the minds of tourists who ever visited India. From its snow capped mountains to sun kissed beaches, from lantern lit villages to silicon cities, from flowering gardens to the deserts from tranquil temples to feisty festivals India has it all. Across the world, India is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, vibrancy and diversity that add more colors to its incredibility. For history buffs, India is full of gems that adorned the nation be it is the palaces, monuments, buildings or the forts that were constructed during the era of the British empire. For those who love water, there are many golden sandy beaches full of fun filled adventurous activities which offer serenity and tranquility as well as a great escape from day to day hectic life. Those who travel to India for its natural beauty can scout for big jungle cats on adrenaline pumping wildlife safaris or simply inhale the pine scented air on a meditative forest walk.
When traveling to India one requires a visa to gain entry to the country. Initially the only way to get a visa was to apply directly to India’s embassy in one’s locality. This days, however, one can easily apply for an Indian e-visa online in a wide variety of websites.
An online visa application is a fast and easy process with a few easy steps to follow. These step include:
1. Check eligibility:
One need verify whether he or she is eligible for such an application.Nationals of many countries are eligible apart from Pakistani nationals.
2. Fill the relevant forms:These forms include:
(a). Traveler information form
(b). Passport information form
(c). Address information form
(d). Family details form
(e). Professional details form
(f). Visa details form
(g). Reference details form
3. Provide necessary documentation.The following documents will be required:
(c). Proof of departure
4. Make a payment:
A payment plan must provided in the application site. Some site offer more than one payment plan. The most common is Paypal. Once you have paid the required amount, you will receive a confirmation message acknowledging that the payment has been made after you can continue with your application.
5. Select your entry point.
The Indian e-visa allows for issuance of a visa upon arrival and departure from the airports in Ahmadabad, Amritsar, Trivandrum, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Tiruchirapalli, Lucknow, Mumbai and Varanasi. If arriving or departing from any other airport, a traditional Indian visa application is required.
The Indian e-Visa is given and stored electronically. The traveler won’t receive any document via email. The e-visa will be sent through email. This should be printed and be with you as well as your valid passport upon arrival to India. On arrival to India and after biometric information has been received at the airport the visa will be stamped.
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines as well as possession of a vaccination card to prove it. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. There is no risk of yellow fever in India. India requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with high risk of yellow fever.