Countries Eligible For India Visa

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India is situated in South Asia and is a nation with strong cultural roots and a rich heritage. India, a great destination for budget travel, is famous for its forts and palaces. Through yoga, you can discover yourself. Lose yourself in the Himalayan mountains, get mesmerized by the ancient temples. You'll be amazed and overwhelmed by the crowded bazaars, the blaring traffic, the filmy music, the color, the noise and, not to forget, the chaos. Let's see the list of the countries eligible for India visa and other related information regarding Indian Visa.

WHAT IS A INDIAN VISA 

A visa is a conditional authorization given to a foreigner by a territory that enables him or her to enter, stay, or leave that territory. Usually, visas include restrictions on the length of the stay of the foreigner, places within the country they may enter, dates they may enter, the number of visits allowed, or the right of a person to work in the country concerned. To visit India, foreigners require Indian Visa.

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COUNTRIES ELIGIBLE FOR INDIA VISA

The nationals of the below-mentioned countries having a valid passport are eligible for obtaining an Indian E-visa:

All European Union citizens

 Albania

 Andorra

 Angola

 Antigua and Barbuda

 Argentina3

 Armenia

 Australia

 Azerbaijan

 Bahamas

 Barbados

 Belarus

 Belize

 Benin

 Bolivia

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Botswana

 Brazil

 Brunei

 Burundi

 Cambodia

 Cameroon

 Canada

 Cape Verde

 Chile

 China

 Colombia

 Comoros

 Costa Rica

 Cuba

 Djibouti

 Dominica

 Dominican Republic

 Ecuador

 El Salvador

 Eritrea

 Eswatini

 Fiji

 Gabon

 Gambia

 Georgia

 Ghana

 Grenada

 Guatemala

 Guinea

 Guyana

 Haiti

 Honduras

 Hong Kong

 Iceland

 Indonesia3

 Iran

 Israel

 Ivory Coast

 Jamaica3

 Japan2

 Jordan

 Kazakhstan

 Kenya

 Kiribati3

 Kyrgyzstan

 Laos

 Lesotho

 Liberia

 Liechtenstein

 Macau

 Madagascar

 Malawi

Malaysia

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mexico

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

New Zealand

Cook islands

Niue

Nicaragua

Niger

North Macedonia

Norway

Oman

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua new guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Qatar

Russia

Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Sint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

Senegal 

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Solomon islands

South Africa

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Suriname

Switzerland

Taiwan

Tanzania

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab emirates

United kingdom

United States

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican city

Venezuela

Vietnam

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Visa on Arrival

Visa on arrival means that to enter the destination country, travelers must obtain a visa, but it can be obtained upon arrival. There is no need for visitors to apply for a travel visa beforehand.

Visa on Arrival is when the applicants and travelers will be given a license upon their arrival in the country of destination. To get a visa on arrival, you will need to wait at the airport for more than an hour, the authorities will check your documentation and make sure you have all your documents with you. If your travel was unplanned and you need to visit a country in an emergency, getting a Visa on Arrival is the right choice.

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E-VISA

E-visa is an Electronic Visa which permits eligible applicants to get travel authorization online, exclusively. It terminates the need to visit the embassy and submit a visa application or stand in a line at the Airport in the case of a Visa on Arrival. Applicants are required to fill an online application form that has a few simple steps like basic information. After the processing of your documents, the approved visa is sent to the applicant's registered Email. After receiving the mail, the applicant should print a copy of both the Approved Visa Grant Notice and Visa Application Notification letter.

COUNTRIES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR VISA ON ARRIVAL IN INDIA

Eleven countries are eligible for Visa on Arrival in India. They are: Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar

HOW TO APPLY FOR INDIAN VISA

Applying for an Indian Visa is a short process. Just fill an online application form and submit the required documents (Passport with a minimum validity of six months and two passport size photographs with a clear background). After this, pay the fees through a Debir or a Credit Card, and once processed, get your approved visa on your registered email ID. 

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COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR TRAVEL AND GETTING A VISA IN INDIA:

  • The below-mentioned categories of foreign nationals have permission to enter India by water or flight, including under the Vande Bharat Mission, the 'Air Bubble' scheme, or on any non-scheduled commercial flight, as approved by the Ministry of Civil Aviation:
  • Cardholders of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Indian Origin Persons (PIO) having of any country's passports.
  • Nationals planning to visit India for any reason whatsoever, (including the dependents of the appropriate category of dependent visas) except for those having tourist visas.
  • With immediate effect, all existing visas have been reinstated, except electronic visas (e-Visas), visitor visas, and medical visas, which remain suspended. If the visa has expired, the foreign national can obtain a fresh visa from the relevant Indian mission or post office under the appropriate category.
  • Indian missions and posts are allowed to issue the X-Misc single-entry. Case-by-case visas for foreign nationals not covered by the above categories and who are eligible to fly to India for family emergencies.
  •  Citizens of Bhutan and Nepal are allowed to enter India from any country.
  • Subject to the travel restrictions of the destination country, nationals of India, Nepal, and Bhutan are allowed to travel from India to any country. Airlines will be responsible for ensuring that before issuing tickets or boarding passes to these travelers, passengers comply with travel restrictions.
  • For all categories of foreign nationals who are allowed to enter India or those who may be allowed to enter India in the future, there will be no restrictions on incoming passenger traffic. For foreign nationals with tourist visas, however, limitations will continue to apply.
  •  COVID-19 protocols and other health guidelines will be strictly enforced by the authorities.

CONCLUSION

The above-mentioned information provides a glimpse of necessary points related to Indian Visa. You can see your country’s name on the list of countries eligible for India Visa and plan your visit accordingly.

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